Fabulous Winter in Kyrgyzstan
December - April
It's really an amazing time to visit one of the Silk Road countries - Kyrgyzstan!
First, you will sleep in comfort and cozy hotels and try the nomadic lifestyle to accommodate in the yurt. Second, you will see the beautiful snowy landscapes and travel around second biggest alpine lake in the world - the Issyk-Kul Lake. And third, you eat tasty Central Asian cuisine and meet very nice and hospitable people.
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Meeting at the Manas airport with our guide. Short brief and start to drive on the Silk Road Torugart to the Chon-Kemin National Park. Arrival in the village of Kalmak-Ashu. Here in valley between mountains family hotel in traditional style is located. Rest in the hotel and lunch. Drive to the valley of Janybek for horse riding (sleigh ride) or hiking in the snowy places. Back to the hotel for dinner. Overnight in the hotel.
In the morning (at 8:00) we will have breakfast. Continue to drive to the Boom Gorge. Here we will stop for a walk in the red canyons of Kok-Moinok, which will impress you with their variety of colors and reliefs. Lunch at a cafe in Boom. Continuation of the way through the Kubaky valley and the Orto-Tokoy water reservoir. Stop at the panorama. Visiting southern shore of Issyk-Kul Lake. On the way, we will visit Ak-Say Canyons and meet the sunset on the shore of the lake. Arrival in the evening in Bokonbaevo village. Dinner and accommodation at the guest house.
After breakfast we will drive to the mountains near the village of Bokonbaevo and horse ride/walk to the panorama of Shatyly. From here, the Issyk-Kul Lake and the opposite mountain range - Kungey Ala-Too - will open to us in all its glory. Continuation of the way to the Mars Canyons and meeting with the falconer - Berkutchi. Ruslan will show us the hunting process and tell us a lot of interesting things about the ancient nomadic tradition of the Kyrgyz people. Walk in the canyon and lunch on the way. Moving through the Jeti-Oguz Gorge to the winter tale - the Kok-Jaiyk Valley. Dinner and accommodation in a warm and cozy yurt camp. We recommend watching the stars at night!
Day 4. Kok-Jaiyk Valley - Kayaking Issyk-Kul - Karakol
After breakfast, we will walk along the snowy valley. There is an ice rink on the territory of the camp, and for those who like active sports we offer cross-country skiing. Lunch at camp or picnic on the way. Return to the southern shore of Issyk-Kul and arrival at Mikhailovsky Bay. Here the Kayaking team will be waiting for us. Kayaking on the lake among storks, swans and wild ducks. Meeting the sunset and returning to the city of Karakol. Hogo's dinner with a Dungan family. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5. Skiing / walking at the Karakol Ski Resort
Today we will go skiing to the Karakol Ski Resort. Rental ski is impossible on the way to the ski resort. Before we will take PCR test. For those who just want to take a walk, there is an opportunity to take a cable car to the panorama, ride snowmobiles, ice skate, or just take a walk with our guide in the winter fairytale of Karakol National Park. In the evening, transfer to the hot springs Ak-Suu Kench. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 6. Karakol - Semenov Gorge - Bishkek
Breakfast and a short walk to the sights of the city of Karakol. Continuation of the way to the northern shore of Issyk-Kul. On the way, we will stop at the Semenov Gorge and walk in among river in the Kungei Ala-Too mountains. Lunch at a cafe in Cholpon-Ata. Arrival in Bishkek and walk in the centre for the city. Farewell dinner in national cafe. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7. Bishkek - Manas airport
Breakfast and drive to Manas airport. Flight home.
The program may change due to weather conditions. We can also prepare and build program by individual request.
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