Discover the Celestial Mountains 12 days
Discover the country by crossing several valleys, towns, villages, region and mountains. The tour of Lake Issyk-Kul, visit the Burana Tower of the era the Karakhanid era of X-XI century, the petroglyphs of the Scythians, Skazka canyons, Ak-Saï. Lake Song-Kul at 3000m altitude. The Jumgal Valley, Suussamyr and the beautiful wild Kokomeren River.
Day 1: International flight 22/05
Day 2: Bishkek 23/05
We will meet you at Manas international airport and transfer to Bishkek. Rest in the homestay. Sightseeing tour in Bishkek, contrasting city with Soviet architecture, with gardens and superb walks. You will visit the Osh Grand Bazaar, its lively alleys, its artisanal goods, its cultural contrasts, between Chinese specialties and dry fruits of the Middle East.
Transfer: 45 min;
Day 3: Tamchy 24/05
Transfer to Tamchy, a small town in Issyk-Kul Lake region. On the road we visit the site of Burana tower, that belongs to the era of Karakhanid of X-XI century.
Day 4: Karakol 25/05
Transfer to Karakol with stop at Cholpon-Ata: visit the petroglyphs of the Scythian period XII-VIII century BC. The regional museum of Issyk-Kul. On the road an opportunity to enjoy the open hot spring.
Accommodation: guest house
Day 5: Discovering Karakol 26/05
Town tour. In the morning visit the very interesting historical and ethnological museum of Karakol, the wooden Orthodox Church (XIX), the Dunggan Mosque built only by wood without a nail (Chinese architecture of the late nineteenth century). The Russian explorer Prejivalski museum and the afternoon stroll in the Karakol National Park.
Accommodation: guest house
Day 6: Jeti-Oguz 27/05
A transfer of 1:30h to go to the "jailoo" of Kok-Jaiyk. A valley known by a former resort of the Soviet era in front of the seven red rocks. Afternoon a walk in the valley.
Day 7: Transfer to Bokonbaev 28/05
We drive along the south shore of Lake Issyk-Kul. Magnificent views of the lake and the Tian-Shan Mountains (Celestial Mountains) A stop to visit the canyons of Skazka and visit the canyons of Ak-Saï.
Day 8: Song-Kul 29/05
Transfer to Song-Kul. We follow the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul known for its wild nature and desert landscape. Passing through Kochkor and the Kalmak-Ashuu Pass, we are approaching Song-Kul
Day 9: Horse riding or walking 30/05
During the summer a large gathering of Kyrgyz nomads cover the whole landscape of Song-Kul. Discover the life of the nomads. Possibility of riding a horse or walking
Day 10: Kyzart 31/05
Transfer to Kyzart via Shilbiluu pass at the elevation of 3250 m above sea level. The valley of Jumgal presents itself to us.The descent with several impressive turns darkens in the narrow gorge and large expanse of Jumgal opens.Arrival in Kyzart. Possibility to discover the Russian sauna "banya".
Day 11: Kyzyl-Oi 1/05
In the morning we will leave Kyzart. Drive along the beautiful wild Kokomeren River.
Day 12: Return to Bishkek 2/05
Back to Bishkek through the Suusamayr plateau, then the famous Too-Ashuu pass
Day 13: Return flight 3/05
Transfer to the airport: 45 min
A Francophone Kyrgyz guide (one or two assistants depending on the number of participants in a group), a driver. Meeting at the airport upon arrival and the accompaniment during the whole stay proposed on the program.
The price includes:
-The organization and coordination of the trek
-All accommodation fees in full board
-French speaking Kyrgyz guide
-The equipment (tent, stove, dishes etc ...)
The price does not include:
- Drinks and extra personal expenses
- All activities not mentioned in the program
- Travel insurance
- Air ticket