South and North Kyrgyzstan

South and North Kyrgyzstan? Kyrgyzstan tours. 

South and North Kyrgyzstan
Starts: Osh
Ends: Bishkek
Best time to travel: June- July- August- September

Day 1: Osh
After arrival, our guide will wait you at the airport. You will have short drive to the Osh city and start your tour. Osh is the second biggest city of the country and known as a southern capital of Kyrgyzstan and a good place to travel. Here you will take a hike to the holy Suleiman Mountain. According to the legend, Suleiman Too is famous as a Solomon's Mountains. In the legend, the body of the Suleiman Prophet was buried at the foothills of mountain. Due to it is location, it can be seen from the all parts of city. Nowadays, this mountain is a popular pilgrim place for Muslims. Later you will get lost in the colorful Asian Bazaar. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 2: Osh - Bishkek
After breakfast in a hotel, you will have morning flight to Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan. Today you will explore the greenest city; this small city has more than 20 parks. 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. The local name is Dubovyi 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. It is the real heritage of Kyrgyzstan cultural history. The most interesting part of the tour is visiting Asian Bazaar. In the fast moving, colorful bazaar, you can see everything and people are bargaining with each other. Bazaar is busy, especially on Sundays.

Day 3: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek - Kochkor
Today before driving to Kochkor town, you will visit Ala Archa gorge for a half-day tour, famous all over in Kyrgyzstan. It is located in an hour drive from Bishkek. Earlier the National Park Ala Archa was only for special people. However, nowadays everyone can spend his or her weekends here. We can have a quick walk to see the beautiful view of the mountains and Tien Shan Spruce. After lunch in the city, you will move to Kochkor. En route, we will stop near the Tokmok city to see Burana Complex. It is the remains of the medieval city Balasagyn. It was flourishing during the 11-12th centuries. The collection of old Turkic grave stones are an interesting monument of the complex. After the excursion you will travel to Kochkor. Night in a guesthouse.

Day 4: Kochkor - Son Kul
Today you will drive up to go on a tour to the alpine lake Son Kul. It is the second largest lake of Kyrgyzstan and located at the altitude of 3013m and popular place to travel. During summer time, Kyrgyz shepherds come up to graze their livestock and enjoy the pasture life. Local shepherds make 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 amazing beauty of Son Kul Lake. Night will be in the traditional nomadic yurts. It is a portable dwelling consist of wooden carcass and felt coverage.

Day 5: Son Kul - 33 parrots Pass - Kochkor - Bishkek
After breakfast at the yurt, you will take the most wonderful road to travel back to Bishkek. It is 33 parrots pass, which reaches 3,133 meters above the see level. When you go down via 33 serpentine road, you will stop to hike to waterfall. 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. Further, continue to the capital. Overnight in a cozy hotel. End of the tour in Kyrgyzstan.

Day 6: Bishkek - Airport
After you pack beautiful memories of you trip, we will transfer to the airport for you flight.