Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

Classic Kyrgyzstan (8 days)

Remote Lands, Inc

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan To Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Valid for Departures Now Through: 18 Mar 2019

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Hyatt Regency Dinner

You will arrive in the large city of Bishkek to kick off your tour in style. After you are transferred to your hotel, spend the day exploring this cosmopolitan capital, from the Philharmonic House to the Museum of Fine Arts. Enjoy dinner at Supara or Arzu restaurant before you settle in for the night.

Day 2
Chok-tal, Kyrgyzstan
Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy your journey around Issyk-Kul lake: as evidenced by its name, meaning “hot lake” in Kyrgyz, this large mountain lake never freezes – despite being surrounded by snowcapped peaks. On your way, you’ll make a stop at the 10th Century Burana Tower and then explore the local Women’s Handicraft Co-operative in Kochkor village. In the afternoon, take a stroll around the northern shore of the lake before enjoying dinner and the evening in a comfortable hotel.


Day 3
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
Chok-tal, Kyrgyzstan
Green Yard Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you’ll visit the Aytmatov "Ruh Ordo" Cultural Center, where you’ll encounter five chapels of world confessions: Catholicism, Islam, Orthodoxy, Buddhism, and Judaism. Spend time exploring the stone garden, which features rock engravings and petroglyphs dating back to 500 BC, and then head to Karakol, the fourth-largest town in Kyrgyzstan. Check out the city’s major sites, including the Przhevalsky Museum and the Dungan Mosque, before enjoying a traditional Kyrgyz folkloric dinner at the Green Yard hotel.


Day 4
Bokonbayevskoye, Kyrgyzstan
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, explore the Town History Museum before heading to the impressive Jety Oguz gorge, famous for its red sandstone rock formations, particularly in the shape of the “Seven Bulls.” From there, you’ll drive to Barskoon gorge, where you can enjoy a hike, picnic lunch and a stunning view of Issyk-Kul Lake before finishing your day in Bokonbaevo, where you’ll have dinner and stay overnight in a homestay.


Day 5
Kalmak Ashu village, Kyrgyzstan
Bokonbayevskoye, Kyrgyzstan
Ashu Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Discover more of Kyrgyz culture with a local falconry and eagle show before driving to the spectacular Chon-Kemin Valley to enjoy stunning sea views and fresh mountain air. You will stay overnight in the ranch-style Ashu Hotel, experience local living with added comfort.


Day 6
Chunkurchak, Kyrgyzstan
Kalmak Ashu village, Kyrgyzstan
Beshik Hotel Bungalow Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy the great outdoors this morning, hiking or horseback riding the local mountain trails and watching the famous horseback game Ulak Tartish (buzkashi/kupkari), a traditional Kyrgyz sporting event. After lunch at the Ashu Hotel, you’ll head to the Chunkurchak Valley, just 28 miles from Bishkek, where you’ll have dinner and stay overnight.


Day 7
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Chunkurchak, Kyrgyzstan
Hyatt Regency Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a week of excitement, adrenaline and breathtaking scenery, your adventure in Kyrgyzstan has come to an end. You will be transferred to Airport Manas, where you will catch your flight home or continue on to your next exciting destination.


Day 8
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
None Breakfast

After a week of excitement, adrenaline and breathtaking scenery, your adventure in Kyrgyzstan has come to an end. You will be transferred to Airport Manas, where you will catch your flight home or continue on to your next exciting destination.


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Description

Spend your week exploring Kyrgyzstan, from traditional restaurants to mountains and gorges to the best cosmopolitan sites the country has to offer. Visit to the Philharmonic House in the capital city of Bishkek, take in a traditional game played on horseback and soak in Kyrgyz culture and exquisite scenery, all at a gentle and comfortable pace.


Highlights


  • Watch a game of Ulak Tartish, a fast-paced tradition sport played on horseback.

  • Ride on horseback to the snowcapped mountains in Chunkurchak and Chon-Kemin.

  • Venture into the Jety Oguz Gorge to see the red sandtone rock formations known as the “Seven Bulls.”

  • Have lunch at a traditional yurt near Barskoon Gorge.

  • Visit the Russian Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral in Karakol.

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