Kyrgyzstan through the eyes of the local people

Kyrgyzstan through the eyes of the local people

The best way to understand a country, especially one where the culture is so different, is to see it as its own people see it.

On this trip we will visit some of the favorite places of the Kyrgyz themselves, and those they consider as a good example of their country and their way of being.

This includes a varied tour of places of historical interest, high mountain landscapes, gorges, lakes, yurts, and we will integrate into the lives of some families, their daily activities, and their way of thinking.

Group size: 6-8 people Meals: Full package Season: June – September Trip duration: 9 days / 8 nights

Short description

Visit the favorite places of the inhabitants of Kyrgyzstan, integrate with them and you will get to know their landscapes, culture and history.

Type of tour

Activities


Includes:

  • Transfers to and from the airport.
  • Guide service.
  • Full board.
  • Double accommodation.
  • Entrance fees to historic places and gorges.

Not included:

  • International airport fees.
  • Single room supplement.
  • Early check-in.
  • Cost of the visa or help with obtaining it (if needed in your case).
  • Alcohol or additional personal expenses.

Important:

  • The hotels /guest houses, yurts will be booked based on availability (if now, will be the similar one)
  • Accommodation conditions at yurt camps are basic – nomad way, outside shared toilet, summer shower, 2-4 pax per yurts. No single supplement.
  • The weather is in Son-Kul and in Tash-Rabat will be cold, so please take your warm clothes, waterproof jackets and sleeping bags.
  • Son Kul and Tash Rabat yurt camp. There is no possibility to charge gadgets (mobiles, cameras), no power sockets.
  • Please bring the small head/flashlights using during the night.
  • Own medicine for headache and for the stomach.
  • Money. You can take USD or Euro. In money exchange places in Bishkek, you can change to som both of them.
  • There might be some small changes in the program due to unforeseen circumstances (weather, road repair etc).

We reserve the right to make incremental changes to the program due to changes in flight arrival times, weather or terrain conditions, availability of places in hotels or guest houses, etc.

Thanks for your understanding.

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Itinerarios

Day 1

Bishkek. Arriving day

Transfer to hotel. Resting time.
Lunch. Transfer to the National Ala Archa Park. Walking around breathing with fresh air.

Day 2

Bishkek – Chon Kemin

Chon-Kemin is a unique place with beauty and Biodiversity Natural complex. The Natural Park is located relatively close to Bishkek (130 km).
The landscape is very beautiful, great Mountain View all around you. Light hiking.
On the way stop at the historical place – Burana Tower, remnants of the capital of Karakhanidi Empire (9th-12th century).
Check-in at the guest house.

Day 3

Chon Kemin – Cholpon Ata – Korumdu village

Drive from Chon Kemin to Korumdu village. On the way, we can visit in Cholpon Ata “stone garden” petroglyphs.
Accommodation and dinner in resort, Korumdu village.

Day 4

Korumdu – Grigorievka- Karakol

After breakfast drive to the Chon Ak-Suu (Grigorievka) gorge to the check-point, from where we will have a nice view of the mountains.
Drive to Karakol. Stay in a hotel. Depending on the time city tour in Karakol: visit the Dungan mosque, Russian Orthodox Church.

Day 5

Karakol – Jety Oguz Gorge – Kaji Sai

After breakfast, continuing on, we will drive to the famous Jeti-Oguz gorge, it is famous for the Broken Heart Mountain and Seven Oxen that the King’s sons couldn’t divide among themselves and were converted into seven rocks by a wise wizard.
There is a resort from the Soviet Union. We will climb from the resort up along the gorge canyon and will see a beautiful panoramic view of fairy-tale mountains. In the summertime, this places is covered completely with a dark green carpet of Tien-Shan firs. The place-name is Kok-Jaiyk is very popular among tourists.
Stay in a hotel, Kaji Sai village.

Day 6

Kaji Sai – Son Kul

Early morning transfer to high altitude mountain Lake of Son-Kul (3016 m asl) over the Kalmak-Ashuu pass. In the evening, we can watch the way traditional dinner is cooked, and try the national cuisine. Overnight in yurts – mobile houses of nomads (3-4 pax per yurt, there is no single occupancy).

Day 7

Son – Kul – Tash Rabat

Transfer to Tash-Rabat Caravan Sarai. Upon arrival at Tash-Rabat visit to the caravanserai, and then a nice walk in the surrounding areas. Lunch in yurts in local families.
Merge of local people life in yurt camp.
Accommodation in yurts or guest house 3-4 pax per yurt. Traditional dinner.

Day 8

Tash Rabat – Bishkek

Long driving day back to Bishkek.

Day 9

Leaving. End the services.

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    Som (Kyrgyz som) is the monetary unit of the Kyrgyz Republic. One som is equal to one hundred tyyns. Kyrgyzstan was one of the first countries of the former Soviet Union (and the first in post-Soviet Central Asia) to adopt its own national currency. The average exchange rate is about 85-95 KGS per dollar, or 95-105 KGS per euro. You can review the most recent exchange rate in: https://www.nbkr.kg/index.jsp?lang=ENG You can do it in a bank branch, but also in the center of Bishkek there are a huge number of exchange offices. When exchanging banknotes, they must be in very good condition and without any marks. Small denomination bills are exchanged at a slightly lower rate.
    In large cities, almost in any store you can pay for a purchase or service by credit card, but still cash is more welcome. As for the small villages and settlements, there is only cash.
    There are several mobile network operators in Kyrgyzstan. You can choose any of them: Beeline, Megacom, O! You can buy a SIM card in any shopping center, there are branches of various mobile operators. When you register you will be asked for your passport and offered the most convenient and advantageous tariff for you.
    For sure you would like to make a lot of photos and that's ok. In case of closed places or if you want to make photos to local people, ask first for permission, and remember to show a respectful attitude.
    There are mainly three types of public transport. Buses, trolleybuses and minibuses. The fee ranges from 11 to 15 som. (Less than 20 cents of euro). There is also a very good taxi service, with multiple companies and very affordable. An average trip by taxi can cost between 100 and 200 soms, that is, between 1 and 2 euros. There are shuttles between towns and cities. The cost depends on both the frequency and the distance.
    You can drive with your international permit and you can rent cars if you wish. But you can't taste a drop of alcohol. The traffic police can stop you at any roadblock and check your alcohol level. The tolerance is zero. If you have drunk, however little, you will have problems and you will have to pay a fine.

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