Kyrgyzstan tour 1
Activity: Cultural tour
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Torugart Pass - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Son Kul Lake - Bishkek City - Ala Archa Gorge - Bishkek
We would like to offer this tour for people who have transit from Chinese - Kyrgyz border (Torugart Pass) and then to Bishkek city. During this trip you will have a possibility to live far from civilization, in the remote tranquil places. This tour offers you to see the famous caravanserai of Tash Rabat that is partly built inside the mountain, as well as to have time to relax in the calm atmosphere of Son Kul Lake.
Day 1: Torugart - Tash Rabat Caravanserai (Stone castle)
Transfer from Torugart pass to the Great Silk Road Tash Rabat- Caravanserai. Tash Rabat is translated as Stone Castle, its construction refers to the 14th century. In total there are 31 rooms in the mountain. The thickness of walls is 1 m. There are also underground prison cells for ancient thieves. Tash Rabat is located at the very heart of Tian Shan Mountains, at a height 3200 m. above sea level. This building is a unique one, it has no analogue in the world, because it was constructed out of layered stones and moreover it was built inside the mountain. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Nearby Tash Rabat Caravanserai you will spend the night in yurts.
Day 2: Tash Rabat - Son Kul Lake
Breakfast. Transfer from Tash rabat Caravanserai to the 2nd largest lake in Kyrgyzstan Son Kul. On the way lunch will be taken. Son Kul Lake is the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan; it is situated at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level. Son Kul is surrounded by the mountains. The Kyrgyz herders of the Naryn region come to the lake to use it as a pastureland for their cattle. You will be free to enjoy and explore the lake's virgin nature and its environs after our arrival. Dinner. Overnight is in the nomadic collapsible dwellings - yurts. Yurts are built without nails. It is made of a wooden skeleton, covered with felt coverings.
Day 3: Son Kul (3013m. above sea level)
9 a.m. breakfast. Today you will have the opportunity to explore its nature on your own having spare time. You can ride on a horse along the lake, or just relax in the wild, but calm natural atmosphere. It is a great chance to get acquainted with nomadic traditions and culture. Our lunch will be served at 2 p.m. Then you will visit also ancient petroglyphs that came into being in the 8 c. B.C. Dinner will be served in the yurts. You will spend the night as nomads do, in yurt.
Day 4: Son Kul
This day you can walk around your yurts camp or to have a short hike along the lake's shore. While walking you will feel complete freedom, because Son Kul Lake is situated at the place that is completely out of the busy civilization. It is an ideal chance to feel as if you are one thousands years ago among nomads. There is no traffic, TV set, radio, crowds of people.
Day 5: Son Kul - Bishkek
Breakfast. Transfer from Son Kul Lake to Bishkek city - the capital of Kyrgyzstan. You will see extraordinary views of our mountains along the whole way. We will drive through Boom Canyon. Upon arrival in the capital city you will go to your hotel and then we will have a dinner in a restaurant.
Day 6: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
This day offers you an excursion to Natural Park Ala-Archa. Ala - Archa National Park is situated in the gorge with the same name, on the Kyrgyz range (a spur of Tien-Shian). This Gorge is situated 45 km. from Bishkek - capital of Kyrgyzstan on the altitude of 2100 m. a. s. l. and it is one of the most striking gorges in Kyrgyzstan. There are juniper and fur tree forests, mountain river of Ala - Archa, waterfall and snow white peaks that could be observed from a far distance. You will have a track of about 5-6 hours to Ak-Sai waterfall. From the path you will see one of the highest peaks of the Kyrgyz range - Ala-Archa that is 4000 m. high. We will have a lunch near the Ak - Sai waterfall. After that we descend down to Ala-Archa Gorge. Transfer to Bishkek. You will spend the night in the hotel***.
Day 7: Bishkek - Tashkent
At the time arranged previously according to your flight details your guide will meet you in the hotel in order to accompany you to the International Airport of Manas.