Self-drive routes

Our company offers best deals of exploring tours in Kyrgyzstan and get acquainted with pristine nature of the country, mountains, gorges, peaks, valleys, lakes, rivers and other interesting places. Kyrgyzstan is perfect country for horse riding among remote valleys. We are sure that, you will love it when you travel in Kyrgyzstan.   

In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will face with roads, where 70% of them are not in a good condition. Our 4WD off-road trips are best to explore Kyrgyzstan and get into planned destinations.

We are glad to provide available tours in Kyrgyzstan, where our travellers will have opportunity to have long 4WD trips of driving the whole country from the north to south.

Since, Kyrgyzstan is famous for mountains; you will have a chance to walk through Ala Archa gorge (45 km from Bishkek). It is National Park, which lies on a spur of the Tien Shan mountain range. Travelling among endless gorges, you will reach one of the outstanding panoramic views and enjoy wonderful nature.

Moving on, you will visit Chon Kemin gorge and have amazing horse riding trip. Starting from remote valleys, you will find a way to endless rivers and lakes. In the course of tours in Kyrgyzstan, you will see a lot of panoramic views and get inspiration of outstanding background.

We are going to inspire you by pearl lake of Kyrgyzstan - Issyk Kul. On route, you will get impressed by surrounded mountains and grass lands. It is important to note that, Issyk Kul lake is the world's second largest alpine lake after Titicaca in South America.  There are a lot if travellers used to travel in Kyrgyzstan and visit this lake. On the way, you will have an opportunity to visit nearest places as Grigoryevskoe and Semenovskoe gorges, Jeti Oguz gorge, Barskoon waterfalls and Fairy Tale (Skazka) Canyon. We are sure you will like them!

There is another city as Karakol, we would like you to visit.  The city is situated at the far eastern edge of Issyk Kul Lake. Being in this city, you will get impression of wide streets and fruit trees. There are Russian Orthodox Church, Dungan Mosque as well as Memorial Museum of N. M. Przhevalsky, which should be visited by you. Karakol city is famous for animal market on Sunday. Don't miss to visit it.

If you want to learn more about Kyrgyz livelihood, we recommend you to visit Kochkor village. You will get acquainted with national cuisine, handicraft as well music. All of these belong to Kyrgyz property.

The next destination is Tash Rabat and Son Kul lake. These places are situated near Kochkor village. Being in Tash Rabat, you will see the Stone Castle. There is a deep pit (zindan) where criminals sentenced to death. In addition, Tash Rabat used to be a road for traders who crossed the Great Silk Road. Afterwards, you will continue your route to the famous Son Kul lake. It is located in Naryn region. It is important to note that, this lake lies at the altitude of 3016 m (9895 feet) above sea level. Travelling in Kyrgyzstan in winter, you will see a high precipitation of snow but still Son Kul lake looks amazing. It has a feature of changing its color due to mood. You may find it blue, yellow and even red. In summer, the average temperature on the lake is about 11 ˚ C (52˚ F) and below at night. You will find there yurt camps and get acquainted with nomadic herders. In addition, there is no fish in the lake, but locals acclimatized there a fishing zone.  

Travellers are going to pass through Kazarman village and arrive to the second capital of Kyrgyz Republic - Osh city. The city is located near Uzbekistan and lies at the head of Fergana valley. In Osh, you will get acquainted with another culture. They a little bit differ in culture and tradition. It may happen due to neighboring with Uzbek community.

We will drive to Jalal-Abad city and visit Uzgen minaret. The uniqueness of the Uzgen complex based on the fact that 4 historical and archaeological monuments built during the 11-12th centuries CE.  One more place you have to visit in a tour in Kyrgyzstan is the famous Arslanbob walnut forest. It is the largest forest in the world with an area of over 600,000 hectares. There are a lot of fruit trees as apple, pear, cherry plum, cherry as well as nuts.

Later on, we will visit the largest Toktogul water reservoir. It is located on the Naryn River and occupies 284 square kilometers. On route, you will pass by wonderful valleys of the northern Tien Shan as Suusamyr valley. It is located between the Talas Alatau and the Kyrgyz Range. This valley is famous for its meadows and pastures. In addition, you will see small mountain streams.

Our trips include almost all regions of Kyrgyzstan Republic and thus, you will have unforgettable holidays!

There are self-drive routes in Kyrgyzstan
Day 1: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
Day 2: Bishkek - Chon Kemin
Day 3: Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake northern shore
Day 4: Issyk Kul northern shore - Grigorievskoye - Karakol
Day 5: Karakol - Jeti Oguz (can sleep here) - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor
Day 6: Kochkor - Kichi Naryn - Naryn (or drive directly to Tash Rabat via Dolon pass)
Day 7: Naryn - Tash Rabat
Day 8: Tash Rabat - Son Kul
Day 9: Son Kul - Kyzyl Oi
Day 10:  Kyzyl Oi - Bishkek

Additional routs are:
Day 09: Son Kul - Kazarman
Day 10: Kazarman - Osh
Day 11: Osh - Arslanbob 
Day 12: Arslanbob  - Toktogul
Day 13: Toktogul - Bishkek
Day 14: Flight