Embrace sustainable living and the strong family bonds that run deep through the Kyrgyz culture and become enchanted in the ancient folklore traditions of the Kyrgyz people as you embrace the true meaning of family bonds and ancestry connections.
Meet you at Manas International airport and transfer to Bishkek. Accommodation in a hotel. Afternoon city tour in Bishkek with visiting: Victory Square, Tsum Center, Opera and Ballet Building, Museum of Fine Arts, Oak Park, Mikhail Frunze Museum, Erkindik Boulevard, Open Air Art Gallery, Central Square Ala-Too, monument to Chingiz Aitmatov, Old Square, monument to Lenin, Panfilov Park, White House, Monument to Revolution, Philharmonic Hall Building, Monument to Manas, Osh bazaar.
Today we will drive to Tamchy village. Visit the Burana Tower architectural complex (10th-11th century, an important point on the Great Silk Road) on the way (15 km from the main road, 1 hour). Lunch near Burana at Kyrgyz Family. Arrive in Tamchy. Accommodation in a local guesthouse. After lunch free time near the lake.
After breakfast drive to Karakol (about 5-6 hours). On the way make a stop in Cholpon-Ata to visit an open-air petroglyph (rock painting) gallery (5km from Cholpon-Ata, heading to the mountains) and Rukh-Ordo complex. Have lunch at Farm with visiting museum. Afternoon arrival in Karakol followed by a city tour: visit the Dungan Mosque and the Russian Orthodox Church. Dinner. Accommodation at guest house.
Altyn-Arashan hot springs
Morning after breakfast transfer from Karakol town to Ak-Suu. Meet your guide team and start trekking up to the river Ak-Suu. Ascent the hot spring first day. At the Altyn-Arashan resort is possible to take a thermal water bath. You will never be able to forget the sight of the snow on Peak Palatka (Tent) 5260 m or "Swallow's Nest Pool", nestling beneath the open sky. Overnight at hut.
Altyn-Arashan hot springs
Continue the trekking adventure. Overnight at hut.
After breakfast drive to Bokonbaevo village, on the way make a stop to visit Jeti-Oguz gorge (Seven bulls gorge). Have a lunch at Kyrgyz Family at Chyrak village. Make another stop to visit Skazka Canyons (Fairy Tale canyons). Upon arrival to Bokonbaevo village, accommodation at Bel-Tam yurt camp. Dinner and accommodation at yurt camp.
Morning transfer to the jailoo (summer pasture) Boz-Salkyn from where this tour will start. On this unique tour, which is possible the whole season, you will be enjoying an unforgettable view of Issyk-Kul lake and the surrounding canyons that will amaze you with their colorful appearance. Have a lunch at panorama. By dinner time transfer back to Bel-Tam yurt camp.
Today you can have a culture entertainment like eagle hunting show and visit the village Kyzyl-Tuu where you can see how to make a traditional yurtas and learn how to make an installation of the yurt. Lunch at local family home stay. Afternoon travel to Bishkek, upon arrival to Bishkek, hotel accommodation. Dinner at restaurant.
Deaprture from Bishkek airport