Winter Tour Mixed

Winter Tour Mixed

Winter in Kyrgyzstan is a very special season. A winter trip is completely different from the summer season. The views of the snow capped mountains are great. It is very interesting to see how the local culture and architecture adapt to the harsh winters, without life stopping.

Group size: 4-8 people Meals: Full board Season: December-March Trip duration: 10 days / 9 nights

Short description

There are many activities that can only be done in winter, and not only those related to skiing. Hot springs and mountains. Glaciers and beautiful horseback riding. Frozen forests and waterfalls to stroll through the purity of nature dressed in white, which contrasts with the warmth of the people of Kyrgyzstan.

Type of tour

Activities


Includes:

  • Transfers.
  • Full board.
  • Stay in a double room.
  • Guide service.
  • Tickets to specified places.
  • Horseback riding and horseback riding guide in Altyn Arashan.

Not included:

  • International flights.
  • Supplement for single room.
  • Visa and visa support (if necessary).
  • Entrance to ski and ice skating sites (if necessary).
  • Equipment rental (if necessary).
  • Alcoholic beverages and personal expenses.

Notes

P.S. There might be some small changes in the program due to weather, road repairment, hotel/guest house availability etc.

We hope for your understanding.

Itinerary

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Itinerarios

Day 1

Arrive Bishkek.

Transfer to hotel. Resting time.
City tour. Dinner.

Day 2

Bishkek – Kegety (75 km)

After breakfast visit the Kegeti Gorge walking until the frozen waterfall. The height of the waterfall reaches 20 m. The waterfall is especially beautiful in the cold season, when the slope of the mountain is covered with icing.
Back to Bishkek. Resting time dinner.

Day 3

Bishkek – Kyzyl Oi (via Too Asuu), (200 km)

After breakfast transfer to the town of Kyzl Oi located on the Bishkek – Osh highway. This highway connects the north and south of the country. This town is quite different from other towns in Kyrgyzstan. Unlike many others, Kyzl Oi has existed since before the great socialist revolution and therefore has characteristic features of Central Asia such as red mud houses. Kyzyl-Oi is situated in the narrow gorge of the mighty Kokomeren River some 40km south of Suusamyr between Kochkor and Son-Kol Lake (both in the Naryn region) and 200km from Bishkek. Ski stop. The elevation is 1,800 meters above sea level. In summer the valley opens through the red mountains and is therefore called Kyzyl, which means red in Kyrgyz.
Dinner and overnight in a guest house.

Day 4

Kyzyl Oi –Naryn (260 km)

Way to Naryn through Chaek and Kyz Art villages. Ice Skating on the Kokomeren River. The length of the River is 199 km, and watershed – 10,400 m2. It is formed by the confluence of rivers Suusamyr and Karakol (west). Dinner and overnight in Naryn, hotel.

Day 5

Naryn – Tash Rabat – Naryn (230 km)

Early transfer to Tash Rabat the famous historical complex is a well-preserved 15th century stone caravanserai in At Bashy district, Naryn Province, located at an altitude of 3,200 meters. Tash Rabat is completely made of crushed stone on clay mortar with gypsum mortar sealing joints. Back to naryn. Resting time. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 6

Naryn – Eki Naryn – Naryn

Driving to Eki Naryn Valley. This place is a beautiful and wild corner of Kyrgyzstan. Just past the village of Eki-Naryn, the road narrows and the forests come right down to the road. Ice skating.
Back to Naryn. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 7

Naryn – Bokonbaevo (210 km)

Way to the southern shore of Lake Issyk Kul, the Bokonbaevo village roughly in the middle of the road connecting towns Balykchi and Karakol. Village is popular among tourists with beautiful scenery, several yurt camps and traditional life of the Kyrgyz people.
On the way stop in Skazka the Fairy tale Gorge. Make nice pictures.
Overnight and dinner Kyrgyz hunters’ family. Opportunity to see the eagle hunting demonstration.

Day 8

Bokonbaevo – Karakol (135 km)

Way to Karakol city the center of the ski tourism. On the way visit the frozen waterfalls Barskoon. Barskoon waterfall is a geological protected area and located 90 km to the south-west of Karakol on one of the tributaries of Barskaun River. There are several waterfalls at the site. Dinner and Overnight in hotel.

Day 9

Karakol

Karakol formerly name Przhevalsk during Soviet era originally founded by Russian Tsarist troops as a military outpost, and it is the resting place of Nikolai Przewalski (Przhevalskiy), the famed Polish-Russian explorer and naturalist.
Karakol is a paradise for ski lovers in winter time. The region climate is soft, is caused by influence of nonfreezing Issyk-Kul lake. Winter is warm with a soft frost. Average winter temperature is – 5С. The ski season lasts since November till April. Possibility to skiing.
Dinner and Overnight in hotel.

Day 10

Altyn Arashan

The Altyn-Arashan gorge is the most beautiful place in Kyrgyzstan. Hot springs are open in winter, but few tourists. Not any car will drive 40km along a snow-covered mountain path. So, we will do horse riding.
Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 11

Karakol – Chon Kemin (305 km)

Transfer to Chon Kemin to unique place with beauty and Biodiversity Natural complex. A beautiful landscape, the largest river tracts of coniferous and mixed forests, mixed grass pastures, and rare biosensors create favorable conditions for leisure travelers.
Stay on guest house.

Day 12

Chon Kemin – Bishkek

Way back to Bishkek. Check in at the hotel. Resting time.

Day 13

Depart day

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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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