Land of nomads' tour
Best time to travel: June- July- August- September
Day 1: Osh
Your guide will welcome you at the International Osh Airport and take you to the city where you start your travelling. Osh is the southern capital of Kyrgyzstan and second biggest city of the country. You will start city tour from a hike to the holy Suleiman Mountain. Suleiman Too is famous as a Solomon's Mountains. According to the legend, the body of the Suleiman Prophet was buried at the foothills of this mountain. Nowadays Suleiman Mountai is a popular place of worship for Muslims. Later you will explore the colorful Asian Bazaar. Night in a hotel.
Day 2: Osh - Bishkek
After breakfast, you will drive to the airport to have a flight to Bishkek and begin your travel in the north of Kyrgyzstan. The city tour will start at the Pobeda Square( Victory Square). Later you will enjoy the walk in the oldest park of the city -Oak Park. Further, the main square Ala Too Square, where all the major events of the country take place. On the way to Philharmonic hall, you will stop at the National Museum of Fine Arts, where you will learn more about art and applied art of Kyrgyz people. The highlight of the city tour is Asian Bazaar. In the fast moving bazaar, you can see everything and people are bargaining with each other. Bazaar is busy, especially on Sundays. Night will be at the hotel.
Day 3: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek - Kochkor
In the morning, you will have a tour to Ala Archa gorge. It is located in an hour drive from Bishkek and popular among travellers. Earlier only special people were allowed to enter the National Park Ala Archa. However, nowadays everyone can enjoy the weekends holidays here. We can have a quick walk to see the beautiful view of the mountains and Tien Shan Spruce. The river with the same name goes down to Bishkek. After lunch at the local restaurant, you will move to Kochkor. En route, we will stop near the Tokmok city to see Burana Complex. It is the remains of the one capital of Karahanids Government. It was flourishing during the 11-12th centuries. The collection of Balbals - old Turkic grave stones are an interesting monument of the complex, popular all over in Kyrgyzstan. You will spend night in a guesthouse in Kochkor.
Day 4: Kochkor - Son Kul
Today during your tours you will explore and even experience the nomadic past of Kyrgyz people. In the morning, you will drive up to the alpine lake Son Kul, famous in Kyrgyzstan. It is located at the altitude of 3013m and the second largest lake of the country. During summer time, Kyrgyz shepherds come up to graze their livestock and enjoy the pasture life. Local shepherds make most loved national drink Kymyz. You will have an opportunity to taste it here. Upon arrival, you will have free time to enjoy and relax in the wonderful landscape. Night will be in the traditional nomadic yurts. It is a portable dwelling consist of wooden carcass and felt coverage. The sunset and night sky is the amazing here.
Day 5: Son Kul - 33 parrots Pass - Kochkor - Chon Kemin
After breakfast you will continue your tour and travel via 33 parrots pass, which reaches 3,133 meters above the see level. When you go down on 33 serpentine road (that's why it is called 33 parrots), you will stop to hike to waterfall on the Son Kul River. En route, you will have a break in the motherland of the traditional felt carpets. It is Kochkor village, where you will see and participate in the process of making carpets. This carpet was listed into the UNESCO's material heritage. After you make your own carpet, transfer to Chong Kemin Valley. Overnight in a guesthouse.
Day 6: Chon Kemin - Bishkek
Chong Kemin Valley is a beautiful place between East-north Tien Shan Mountains. Nowadays this area is under the special protection of the state. National Park Chong Kemin is rich in both fauna and flora. The countryside of Kyrgyzstan is full of hospitality and untouched nature, while the cities are quite developed. After breakfast, you will enjoy horse riding in the spruce forest on the mountain. Then drive to Bishkek city and have some free time to relax or shop. Overnight will be in a cozy hotel. End of tour in Kyrgyzstan.
Day 7: Bishkek - Airport
In the morning, your guide and driver will transfer to the airport.