Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstam 12 days Tour

Trip Highlights

Description

Sightseeing around Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstam where you will witness and visit different museums such as Kza Almaty includes visiting of Panfilov Park, Zenkov Cathedral, National Musical Instruments Museum, Central State Museum, Medeo.

You'll get the chance to visit different historical and cultural sites, explore and enjoy the beauty of natural tourist spots, try Asian Cuisines, and hear amazing first-hand stories from the locals.

Itinerary

Upon arrival in Bishkek. Transfer to hotel.

After breakfast drive to Alarcha National Park. Hiking exploration in the park. By afternoon, drive to Bishke downtown. A guided tour of Bishkek. It includes visiting Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic, and many others places of interest. But no tour of Bishkek is complete without visiting our Asian Bazaar! We will show it to you today and you will be able to take many dynamic photos of bustling local life. This bazaar is a noisy and colorful tapestry of fabrics, produce, and people selling and buying goods. You will spend the night in a hotel.

Breakfast in the hotel. Today you will be transferred to Chon Kemin gorge. On route to the gorge you will visit Burana Tower (an 11th century minaret) and an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). After an interesting excursion and climbing on the top of the tower is transfer to Chon Kemin gorge. Chon Kemin is a natural park of Kyrgyzstan that is famous for its amazing mountains! In the afternoon we will have 3 hours of horse riding. Your route will go high in the mountains and you will even ride horses through a mountain forest. On the top, you will see the panorama view of the gorge. The night will be in a guesthouse. Overnight at guesthouse.

After breakfast drive to Sonkul Lake. Son-Kul Lake is the second largest mountain lake in Kyrgyzstan located at 3015 m above sea level. Very popular Tian-Shan Mountain Lake for summer pastures - Jailoo, horse riding learners and mare’s milk lover’s. Best place for nature lovers who like to count stars at midnight through the open top of Kyrgyz Felt Dwelling Yurt- Boz-Ui.

Here you will have an experience to eat and sleep in a Yurt neighbored with sheep and horses. Upon arrival in Son-Kul Lake hiking or optional horse riding. Dinner and overnight in Yurt.

After breakfast drive to Tamga village via Southern Part of Issykul Lake. En route we will stop in Burana Tower of 11th century. Our next stop will be in Kyzyl-Tuu village where a member of a Kyrgyz family will show you how to make traditional yurt tents. We will have lunch in Bokonbaeva village at local family run guest house. Later continue driving to Tamga village. Upon arrival in Tamga walking to the Military Resort from Soviet Time. Dinner and overnight in Tamga guest house.

Morning drive to Kyzyl Suu Gorge. Hiking in the beautiful gorge. Optional swimming in hot water which has a temperature of about 430 C. The water is clear with hydrogen sulfide smell. Both of the springs are aerating and belong to the chloride-sulphate natrium group. We will have tasty lunch cooked by woman from small resort. Afternoon drive to Karakol. Check in guest house.

Today we will have pleasant tour of Karakol: visit Russian Church (1885), Dungan mosque (1910) the museum and grave of Prjevalskiy – Great Russian explorer of Central Asia and Mongolia. Afternoon excursion to Jety-Oguz gorge, which is a lush valley with some striking red sandstone rock formations (the “seven Bulls” from which the valley takes its name). Easy hike in the gorge. Later drive back to Karakol. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Green Yard hotel.

After breakfast depart Karakol and drive to Kegen border. After border formalities, drive to one of the most beautiful places of Kazakhstan, Kolsai Lakes. We arrive in Saty village. Drive to Kolsai 1 Lake. Exploration. Later drive back to Saty village for dinner and overnight in guesthouse.

Breakfast at 08:00am. Transfer to Kaindy Gorge. Sightseeing at Kaindy Lake. Kaindy Lake (Birch Lake) is situated among magnificent pine forest at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level and is famous for its origin. It was formed in 1911 due to the powerful earthquake that triggered the landslide blocked the valley by the natural dam, and the water has flooded the valley. The water of the lake is very cold, that is why the needles of the flooded trees are well preserved and clearly visible through the transparent surface of the water, and dry stems of fir trees overlook the water surface, like the masts of the submarine squadron. It is impossible to describe in words all this mystical splendor of the lake – it is necessary to go there and see everything with own eyes. Picnic at nature. Later driving back to Saty village.

Drive to Charyn canyons. Hiking exploration in Charyn Canyons. Charyn Canyon (Kazakh spelling “Sharyn”), located 195 km east of Almaty, near the border with China, stretches for 154 km along the Charyn River. The canyon is a natural monument consisting of sedimentary rocks formed about 12 million years ago. The slopes height is about 150-300 meters. Afternoon drive to Almaty

Sightseeing around Almaty includes visiting of Panfilov Park, Zenkov Cathedral, National Musical Instruments Museum, Centra State Museum, Medeo. The name of the Panfilov Park comes after the heroes of Panfilov. Inside the park there is a big monument in commemoration of the heroic actions made by 28 Almaty Soldiers who died back in 1941 fighting against Nazi tanks somewhere near Moscow. Zenkov Wooden constructed Cathedral is one of the eight most unique wooden buildings in the world. It is one of the few tzarist-era buildings to survive the 1911 earthquake, despite the fact it is built entirely of wood and constructed without nails. Central State Museum provides an introduction to Kazakhstan's history and includes a miniature replica of the country's chief archeological treasure, the Golden Man - a warrior's costume made from 4.000 gold pieces, many finely decorated with animal motifs. In the Museum of Musical Instruments one can find various national musical instruments, the oldest of which are dated from the XVII century. Medeo is a picturesque valley located 15 km above Almaty. Besides beautifu nature, there are some other attractions to see, one of which is the world's largest speed skating ring known as Medeo. Back to hotel. Rest before morning flight.

Transfer to airport for midnight flight.

 

Tour info

Duration
12 days
Group Size
At least 1
Price starts at
1350 USD
Languages
Uzbek, English
Meeting Point

Arrival in Bishkek

Dropoff location

Airport for departure

Included

  • Accommodation in hotel with breakfast

  • Tour guide to accompany

  • Transportation throughout the tour

  • Sightseeing

  • Entrance fee

Excluded

  • Lunch and Dinner

  • Tipping guide and drivers

  • International flight

Things to know

3 star hotels options

Bishkek- Madison hotel, Chon Kemin - Jekshen guest house, Sonkul lake - Yurt, Tamga - Sergey’s GH, Karakol - Tagaitai or Hillside hotel, Saty Kolsai - Home stay, Almaty - Reunion park or similar.

Bishkek- Madison hotel, Chon Kemin - Jekshen guest house, Sonkul lake - Yurt, Tamga - Sergey’s GH, Karakol - Tagaitai or Hillside hotel, Saty Kolsai - Home stay, Almaty - Reunion park or similar.

Pricing

Tour prices vary from:

1. Tour price: $1490 per person in single room with breakfast
2. Tour price: $1350 per person in Twin room share with breakfast

Tour prices vary from:

1. Tour price: $1490 per person in single room with breakfast
2. Tour price: $1350 per person in Twin room share with breakfast

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