Name of the tour: Winter patterns of Kyrgyzstan
Duration: 8 days
Day 1: Bishkek - Burana - Kochkor
After landing you will be picked up by your driver at Manas International Airport and then you will head to Bishkek. Bishkek was founded in 1878 and named after the famous hero-Batyr. You will transfer about 30 minutes to the city. You will have a full ay city tour. Today you will visit: Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic, and other highlights. In the afternoon you will departure to Kochkor village. According the route tour you will discover Burana Tower. In ancient times, the minaret was about 45 meters, but due to a devastating earthquake it became 21-24 meters. The tower was built during the Karakhanid period. You will see near the tower open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors) which were collected on this territory from all over the Chui region. The night will be in home stay.
Day 2: Kochkor - Tash Rabat - Naryn
Todai you will kick start to fascinating landmark Tash Rabat Caravanserai. Tash Rabat caravanserai dates back to the 14th-15th century. This magnificent structure is located right in the Tien Shan mountains and played a particularly important role on the route of the great silk Road. The structure is unique and contains 31 rooms with a thickness of 1 meter. The caravanserai was not only a shelter for merchants, but also served as a fortification during the raids of robbers. Then you will drive to the town of Naryn. It is great to enjoy winter tours in Kyrgyzstan, which will give you unforgettable emotions. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Naryn - Kochkor - Bokonbaevo
After breakfast hit the road to Kochkor village. You will drive today along astonishing gorge and in winter this place looks even more colorful. You will also transfer today over vivid mountain pass that is 3 000 meters high. When you arrive in Kochkor, you will be able to learn how the famous national felt carpets are made, a local family will tell you about it. The route will take you to a small handicraft museum there. After you will continue your driving to Bokonbaevo village, the family of the eagle hunter will prepare a delicious traditional Kyrgyz lunch for you. He hunts foxes, jackals, and lynxes. Today you will learn a lot of interesting history. You will spend the night in a home stay.
Day 4: Bokonbaevo- Issyk Kul southern shore - Barskoon - Jeti Oguz - Karakol
This day you will departure to Barskoon gorge. This picturesque place will show you all the delights of winter in Kyrgyzstan. Barskoon located on the southern part of the Issyk-Kul this place is famous for its outstanding waterfalls and the monument to Yuri Gagarin. After you will explore Jeti Oguz gorge. The place fascinates with its beauty and is translated from Kyrgyz as 7 bulls, which is very symbolic, because there are 7 rocks. There are a lot of resorts in Jeti Oguz, because fresh air is very useful. Also you will observe there the Broken Heart Mountain. In course of the tour you will go to the top and feast your eyes upon amazing winter landscapes. After you will departure to Karakol town. According the route you will explore Dungan mosque. It is an astonishing sample of architecture. After you will discover mesmerizing old wooden Orthodox Church. Night you will spend In the hotel.
Day 5: Karakol - Issyk Kul Lake northern shore - Chon Kemin
You will start your journey at 8 a.m. This day you will head on along the northern shore of celestial Issyk Kul Lake. Don't miss a great opportunity to enjoy the views of the pearl of Kyrgyzstan on a winter tour. This lake is very famous among the CIS countries. Many people come here not only to relax, but also to heal the body. Issyk Kul lake is located at an altitude of 1608 meters and stretches 180 km long and 70 km wide. According the route you will experience a small local museum that stores examples of handicraft, music instruments and a lot of artifacts. You will spend the night in a home stay in Chon Kemin village.
Day 6: Chon Kemin - Bishkek
Chon Kemin is a unique nature reserve that fascinates people with its unspoilt nature and tranquility. Chon Kemin is covered with coniferous forests and steppe areas, in summer there are meadows, and in winter you will find a winter fairy tale. Through the years, the Kyrgyz people have managed to preserve the customs and traditions of the people, and are proud of their cultural heritage. Tourism in Kyrgyzstan is developing with the right steps and people are trying to do it better. Kyrgyzstan is very hospitable and friendly, any people can ask for help. Today you will have 3 hours of horse riding. This day you will go up to the high mountains and overlook vivid picture of the gorge. After you will transfer to Bishkek. You will spend the night in the cozy hotel.
Day 7: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
The day is dedicated to exploration of Ala Archa gorge. This fabulous gorge is one of the most beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan. The name translates as variegated juniper, and all because the gorge stretches juniper. This is a favorite place of citizens. Many residents of Bishkek come here to relax in nature and enjoy the beauty. In winter, new views will open up for you. Then you will return to the capital and direct to colorful place Asian Bazaar here you can buy various Souvenirs and traditional Kyrgyz clothing as a keepsake. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 8: Bishkek - Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
Kyrgyzstan is a great place to stay in any season of the year. We want to offer you winter Kyrgyzstan and see the unique nature that you will not see anywhere else on the planet. Kyrgyzstan is becoming more and more fascinating with its beautiful landscapes, canyons, high mountains and mountain rivers. On a tour of Kyrgyzstan, you will be able to enjoy breathtaking places and attractions, as well as try yourself in winter sports, such as: snowboarding, skiing, mountain climbing, you will get a lot of positive emotions. Traveling around Kyrgyzstan, you will learn that the country has a large number of ski bases and that they are improving every year. In many ski resorts in Kyrgyzstan, you can find different levels of difficulty of descents. you can also buy all the different equipment here and ask for help from an experienced instructor. You will have a chance to stay in suites, junior suites and standard rooms. Winter tours in Kyrgyzstan are no less interesting and exciting. You should definitely visit Kyrgyzstan.
The winter climate does not allow you to spend the night in a Yurt in winter, as many paths will be covered with snow. Nevertheless, you can book a jeep tour that will take you to unsurpassed places in the country that only a jeep can drive through.
Issyk Kul is beautiful all year round, located at an altitude of 1608 meters. Received a well-deserved title as "the Pearl of Kyrgyzstan". From all sides it is closed by heavenly mountains. En route you will have a chance to touch the ancient history of Kyrgyz land and observe visit petroglyphs also known as the ancient stone inscriptions. Jeti Oguz is a great place to visit and the name translates as 7 bulls. Stopping in the village Bokonbaevo facts about eagle hunting. Hunting is usually done for lynx, jackals and foxes. You can stop in Kochkor and explore the manufacturing of our national felt carpets by using the special technique.
In course of the tour you can get acquainted with popular games that preserved from ancient times such as at chabysh, kyz kuumai, tyiyn enmei. The horse has always been the wings of a man and has been a good friend in sports for many years.
And how good is the cuisine of Kyrgyzstan, in the tour you can enjoy national cuisine. Kyrgyz people most often use beef and lamb for food, but due to the fact that most of them are Muslims, they do not eat pork. They favorite dishes are beshbarmak, manti, oromo, kuurdak and others. They also like to drink kymyz, a drink made from fermented mare's milk, airan - yogurt, sour cream and melted butter. Amazing dishes are borrowed from other Turkic peoples, such dishes as pilaf, lagman and ashlamfu became widespread.
These are just examples of what you can do in Kyrgyzstan and what places to visit in winter. A tour of Kyrgyzstan will open up new horizons and opportunities for you. Rather, come to Kyrgyzstan and explore this magnificent land of ancient nomads!