Wonderful dreams in Kyrgyzstan
Best time to travel: Mai- June- July- August- September
Day 1: Bishkek
Your guide will accompany you from the airport to the capital of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek. The first day of your tour will be dedicated to discovering the city. The main attraction point of the city are situated close to each other so the tour will be a walking one. You will visit such places as the Victory square, the Oak park, Old and New Central squares, museum of arts, you will also be able to see many different monuments and even a local White House. Your city tour will end with a short trip to the local bazaar in order to introduce you to the atmosphere of the Central Asia. In the end of the day you will be brought to the hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek - Alamedin gorge - Bishkek
The following day you will be going to the Alamedin gorge. The gorge is not far away from the city, the short hike upon your arrival will lead you to the waterfall. On your way there you will be able to enjoy the wonderful scenery of the tall green trees and the ship grazing on the trees, you might even see a yurt, which is a local dwelling that the people live in. Once by the waterfall, you will be able to have a short picnic there. In the end of the day, you will return back to Bishkek.
Day 3: Bishkek - Konorchek - Chon Kemin
Today you will travel to the Konorchek canyons. The road towards them goes through the Boom gorge. There will be a possibility of a two hour hike in order to reach a specific point from which you may see the panoramic view of the canyons. The hike will not be a hard one, thus if you will not feel tired, you may spend one more hour to walk around and take more pictures of the scenery. The tour will then continue towards Chon Kemin where you will spend your night in a guesthouse.
Day 4: Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake northern shore
The next morning you will continue your trip in order to arrive to the Issik Kul lake. The pearl of Kyrgyzstan takes the second place among world's largest alpine lakes. Apart from its size it has other interesting features such as the saltiness of water and the fact that there is not a single river running out of it. There are many legends and stories about the lake, make sure to ask ypur guide for at least one of them. Before going to the beach, there will be a short stop by a collection of rocks with petroglyphs. The rocks are believed to date back to 800 BC you may decipher the scenes of hunt and of livestock in the ancient drawings on the rocks. In the evening you will be brought to the hotel by the lake.
Day 5: Issyk Kul - Grigorievskoye - Semenovskoye - Karakol
Today you will travel farther on the northern shore of the lake. There will be two gorges which ypu will visit, they are linked together, so you will go in one gorge and come out the other one, there will be a short stop in one of them for a picnic or for a rest in order to enjoy the scenery of the nature. Afterwards, you will be heading to the Karakol city. The city has a beautiful Dungan mosque which was built without a single nail and is done in Chinese style. You will also visit a wooden Russian Orthodox church which is also very pretty. You will then spend your night in the hotel.
Day 6: Karakol - Kegen
In the morning you will be transferred to the Kazakh border.