Bishkek and the Mesmerizing Issyk Kul
Summary of the itinerary:
(4N Bishkek, 1N Issyk Kul Lake)
Day 1: Airport Transfer in Bishkek and hotel check-in
Day 2: Guided City Tour of Bishkek
Day 3: Full-Day Excursion to Ala Archa National Park
Day 4: Transfer to Issyk-Kul via stop atBurana Towers.Also visit the Fairy Tale Canyon. Overnight stay in a yurt along the lake.
Day 5: Transfer to Bishkek via the northern shore and a stop at Cholpon Ata
Day 6: Airport transfer from hotel
- Hotels 4star including Breakfast
- Sightseeing as per itinerary
- All intercity transfers with airport transfer and flight tickets
- Visa assistance
- City Taxes at hotels
- Intracity transfers are excluded
- Lunch and Dinner
Airport Transfer in Bishkek and hotel check-in
Welcome to Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, borders the Tian Shan area of Central Asia. It is a gateway to the mountains of Kyrgyz Ala-Too and the national park of Ala Archa, with glaciers and nature trails. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private cab.
Guided Tour of Bishkek
The art scene of the city comprises the vast State Museum of Fine Arts, and the collonaded Opera and Ballet Theatre. The massive central Ala-Too Square features the monument to Manas, honouring the hero of the Manas Kyrgyz Epic.Enjoya guided tour of Bishkek, including the main square called Ala-Too (formerly Lenin Square), the State History Museum, the Fine Arts Museum and the Frunze House Museum, before taking a walk around Bishkek's Osh Bazaar.
Full-Day Excursion to Ala Archa National Park
Lying some 40 kilometres south of the capital, the Ala Archa National Park is one of the most popular attractions in the region. Here you can enjoy a full-day excursion to the mountains to explore the Ala Archa Canyon and enjoy some of the most spectacular views in the region.
Burana Tower, Lake Issyk-Kul andFairy Tale Canyon
Today we drive towards the south shore of lake Issyk-Kul for a night halt at one of the yurts next to the shore of the lake. On the way we will stop at the Burana Tower, a 20 metre high tower dating back one millennium. We will arrive by the lake around afternoon and shall have a traditional lunch. We will be camping at the southern side of the lake which has a lot more in terms of the Kyrgyz cultural experiences than the north shore. Visiting the villages here you can find professional yurt makers or you can meet a Kyrgyz falconer that can demonstrate the ancient Kyrgyz art of hunting with a trained eagle (we may stop for this at the village of Bokonbayevo).
Later, we will drive to the Fairy Tale Canyon and then to the Djety-Oguz gorge before returning to our camp for the night.
Transfer to Bishkek via northern shores with a stop atCholpon
Today we shall be heading back to Bishkek via the northern shore of the lake. The beaches on the north shore are significantly nicer than those on the south shore and are quite popular with domestic tourists. However, being a bit further away from the mountains, it does not offer as many outdoor mountain activities and spectacular scenaries as the south shore. On the way we will also stop at a large open air petroglyph museum outside of Cholpon Ata.
We will finally arrive in Bishkek and spend the night here.
Airport Transfer from Hotels
On the last day of your trip, you will be transferred to the airport as per your flight schedule by a private cab.