The great land of the snowy mountains
Day 1: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
Upon arrival you will get acquainted with your driver at Manas International Airport. You will transfer to the winter capital of Kyrgyzstan. You will drive 30 minutes from airport. This day is dedicated to a city tour. You will experience such landmarks as: Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic, and other attractions. The second half of the day you will direct to Ala Archa gorge. You will explore a Natural Park. In Soviet times, not everyone was allowed to visit this place. The name translates from Kyrgyz as "Ala" variegated and" Archa " juniper. More than 800 species of plants, 23 species of animals and 160 species of birds can be found on the territory of 20 thousand hectares. You will admire the winter Kyrgyzstan in your tour and admire the panoramic view of the gorge. Afterwards we return to Bishkek. You will rest the night in the hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek - Burana - Naryn
You will start your driving in the morning to the Burana Tower. It is a grandiose minaret in its design, is located in the Eastern part of the settlement. By its size and modest decoration of burnt bricks, it dates back to the 10th-12th century built by the Karakhanids and an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). On the way, you will stop in Kochkor and learn a lot of information about the production of the national felt carpet, which is very much appreciated by the Kyrgyz people. A local Kyrgyz family will tell you all this. In course of the tour you will visit a small handicraft museum there. There you can observe examples of silver decorations, coats made of wolves, horse saddle decorations, carpets and more. You will drive over 3000 meters on the way to the town of Naryn. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Naryn - 33 parrots Pass - Kochkor
The journey today takes you to Son Kul is a fabulous mountain lake, the second largest in Kyrgyzstan. It is located at an altitude of 3013 meters and has gorgeous winter views. It feeds on small rivers flowing down from the surrounding mountains. From it flows the Son Kul river, which then flows into the stormy Naryn river. You will drive via 33 parrots pass (3 133 m). Depending on the weather, the water surface of Son Kul is painted each time in different colors-purple, blue, then suddenly yellow or orange. The flora and fauna of the lake is very unique. After you will be driving to Kochkor. You will spend the night in a home stay.
Day 4: Kochkor - Issyk Kul southern shore - Barskoon - Jeti Oguz - Karakol
The tour route will take you today to magical Barskoon gorge. Barskoon gorge is located on the southern side of the Issyk Kul pearl. it is famous for its waterfalls, mountain peaks and monumet dedicated to the first cosmonaut who visited space, Yuri Gagarin. After breakfast you will direct to fabulous Jeti Oguz gorge. It is known for the red rocks of 7 bulls, which are the hallmark of the gorge. Local attraction-the rock "Broken heart", opposite which lovers are always photographed. Today if you want you can climb up to the top and observe great winter panorama of the gorge. After you will proceed your tour with driving to to Karakol town. After arrival you will direct the Dungan mosque the masterpiece of architecture. You will also experience another highlight of the city an old wooden Orthodox Church. Your night will be in the hotel.
Day 5: Karakol - Issyk Kul Lake northern shore - Chon Kemin
This day you will start at 8 a.m. Then you will drive to celestial lake Issyk Kul Lake. Today you will transfer along the northern bank of Issyk Kul Lake. Issyk Kul is the largest lake in Kyrgyzstan. It is a great asset of the Kyrgyz people, about which many stories and legends are composed. Issyk Kul is unique and can show all its beauty. The lake is salty and unsuitable for drinking, about 80 rivers flow into it and not one flows out. And the lake is located at an altitude of 1608 meters above sea level and has a translation as "Warm Lake" people have considered the lake sacred since ancient times. On the way you will experience a small local museum that has examples of handicraft, music instruments and a lot of artifacts. You will spend the night in a home stay in Chon Kemin village.
Day 6: Chon Kemin - Bishkek
Chon Kemin is a stunning nature reserve that boasts scenic mountains and the Chu river. During the tour, you will be able to see winter pictures of Kyrgyzstan, as well as be surprised by natural wonders. Kyrgyzstan improves tourism every year and makes it one of the places to visit, because it played a significant role in the Great Silk Road. Winter in Kyrgyzstan is amazing, snow covers will make you fall into a fairy tale. This day you will ride a horse about 3 hours and observe magical forests of the mountains. En route you will have a chance to enjoy the winter panorama view of the gorge. After you will transfer to Bishkek. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 7: Bishkek - Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
Kyrgyzstan is incomparable in winter and everyone knows that our ski resorts are very popular in winter. This is absolutely true because our ski resorts in the Chui region and Issyk Kul are among the best. But not all Internet resources say how good Kyrgyzstan is in winter and about winter sports. We would like to introduce you to interesting information about what you can do on your exciting tour if you visit it in the winter.
Undoubtedly, our nature of Kyrgyzstan is incomparable at any time of the year and all this is due to the fact that the country has an excellent geographical location and climate. And while many trails are closed in winter snow cover in the winter is not worse than you can visit the magical places where you will be impressed.
You will have a great chance to ride around the pearl Issyk Kul, which is located at an altitude of 1608 meters above sea level, the highest mountain lake in Central Asia. You can also learn some facts about the ancient history of the Kyrgyz people by visiting petroglyphs dating back to 2000 BC. In Issyk Kul, you can also see Jeti Oguz and Broken Heart Mountain, where you can take many beautiful photos of winter panoramic views. In Bokonbaevo you can learn about the methods of hunting with eagles, and staying in Kochkor you will learn the art of making a national felt carpet and get acquainted with Cooperation of Women. During the tour, you will also learn about ancient customs and traditions passed down from generation to generation. You will enjoy a fascinating ride on horseback in the picturesque Chon Kemin gorge, feel the hospitality of the generous Kyrgyz people, and taste delicious national cuisine. In Naryn district, you will have an unsurpassed journey where you will discover magical views of winter mountains, rivers and valleys.
This is just one of the ways you can spend your vacation in Winter Kyrgyzstan. Travel with us, discover new horizons, immerse yourself in a new culture and have a good time on your unforgettable tour!