Name of the tour: Rose Blossom
Length of itinerary: 8 days / 7 nights
Day 1: Bishkek
Upon arrival at Manas International Airport, you will be met by your Kyrgyz driver to start your “Rose Blossom” tour in Kyrgyzstan. He/she will take you to the capital city of Bishkek. On the day of arrival, you will get acquainted with the sights of our capital. The tour of Bishkek includes visits of Victory square, Oak Park, Central Ala-Too square, the National art Museum, the National Philharmonic and many other attractions including a visit to the Eastern Bazaar. Here you can not only observe the life of local people, but also buy interesting Souvenirs, haggling with local sellers. At the end of the day your transfer will take you to the hotel. This will be one of the best tours in Central Asia.
Day 2: Bishkek – Burana – Issyk Kul northern shore
The meeting with the guide will be at 8 am. Today you will go to Issyk-Kul lake which is considered as a pearl of Kyrgyzstan and famous among not only tourists, but also local people. You will be amazed the beauty of the lake. It is located among the mountains at an altitude of 1608 meters above sea level and is the world's second Alpine lake. It is believed that the salt water of this lake has healing properties. On the route to Issyk-Kul lake you will visit the Burana Tower established in the 11th century and an open-air Museum of stone warriors. Further in Cholpon Ata town you will visit Rukh Ordo, a unique cultural and spiritual complex of culture and tolerance of religious diversity. Located right on the shore of the lake it perfectly demonstrates its beauty and magnificence. Here you will also visit ancient stone inscriptions dating back to 800 B.C. These petroglyphs were made more than 2000 years ago by shamans. Also, you will visit local ethnography museum. Night will be in the hotel.
Day 3: Issyk Kul lake – Kochkor – Son Kul
After breakfast we will start our way to the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan – Son Kul Lake. The name of the lake is translated from Kyrgyz language as “The Last Lake”. This lake is surrounded by mountains and it is the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan, situated at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level on a treeless plateau which provides lush meadowland for summer pastures. In fact, there is evidence that it has been used for pasture from very ancient times. The shepherds drive the livestock, usually sheep, cows and horses, up into the mountains, establish a camp where they will live for the summer months – setting up their yurts. We will have a break in Kochkor village where you will spend some time with a family that will show you the way our national felt carpets are produced. Upon arrival to Son Kul, you will be free to explore and enjoy the virgin nature of the lake and its surroundings. The tour guarantees you number of pictures of gorgeous sunset. Your dinner and night will be in nomadic felt dwellings yurts near the lake.
Day 4: Son Kul – Kazarman
In the morning e will drive to Kazarman village. As 95% of territory of Kyrgyzstan is mountainous you will be surrounded by them all the time. The road will go along amazing and picturesque gorges. During your drive be prepared for magnificent views of the impressive mountains and gorges. We will have several photo stops where you will have beautiful pictures. Today you will meet with Kyrgyz families who live in this region and your night and dinner will be in a home stay in this remote village.
Day 5: Osh – Uzgen – Djalal Abad – Arslanbob
Today’s day is dedicated to an excursion to Arslanbob walnut forest. The road takes about 6 hours and you will drive along a mountain road. On the way we will visit Djalal Abad town and famous Uzgen Tower. This minaret was built in 11th century by Karakhanids. There are mausoleums that were used as burial places for the leaders. The whole road will surprise you by its celestial mountains and excellent panorama views. Arslanbob's grove produces 1500 tons of walnuts per year and is the largest single natural source of walnuts in the World. Night you will spend in a local home stay.
Day 6: Arslanbob
In the morning you will have a walking tour in Arslanbob walnut forests, covering 11,000 hectares. Sometimes it called the “Royal Woods of Kyrgyzstan”. It is known that nuts from this area were exported along the Great Silk Road in the Middle Ages. Here we can enjoy the wonderful nature and have a hike to a small waterfall. There are many incredible places. You will be able to communicate with locals. You will spend the night in a home stay.
Day 7: Arslanbob – Bishkek
Today we will drive back to the capital city of Bishkek. The road to the city goes through the southern part of Kyrgyzstan. During your transfer be prepared for amazing views of impressive mountains and gorges. Today you will see panoramic views of Tue Ashuu pass which is more than 3000 meters high! This road is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Kyrgyzstan. You will have many photo stops so that you will remember this day. Fantastic roads, amazing views, nomads, high mountains; ensure your memories of Kyrgyzstan will last a lifetime. Today you will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 8: Airport
Today you are returning back. In the morning you will have a transfer to the airport. This is the end of your tour in Kyrgyzstan.
02 pax – Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax – Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax – 865 $
04 pax – 550 $
06 pax – 435 $
08 pax – 375 $
10 pax – 345 $
Single – 125 $
Half board – 105 $
Full board – 200 $
English speaking guide – 530 $ per group
To be 2 in a yurt (now 4 in 1) – 15 $ per person
Bishkek – “Discovery” 3* or “Garden” 4*
Issyk Kul – “Karven” Resort
Son Kul – Yurts, “Nomad’s Dream” camp (4 pax in 1)
Kazarman – Homestay
Arslanbob – Homestay
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide