Song Kol and South Shore of Issyk Kul Lake

Narın, Киргизия

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Aiana Bekboeva
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May 1 - Aug 31, 2019
Group size: 1 - 25
Song Kol and South Shore of Issyk Kul Lake
Narın, Киргизия

Aiana Bekboeva
  • Email address verified

$NaN
May 1 - Aug 31, 2019
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

 The real voyage in Kyrgyzstan's best places where you will visit two biggest lakes, explore the culture of the Kyrgyz people, all four fantastic days you will live like real nomads. Discover another tiny part of the world 

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    Accommodation with breakfast in Bishkek 3*, Bokonbaevo, Song-Kol
  • Meals
    3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • Transportation
  • Transfer
  • Guide service
  • Tickets
    Entrance tickets to the Burana Tower, Skazka
  • Meeting with berkutchi
  • Horse riding in Song Kol
  • Water
  • International flights
  • International flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal expences
  • Optional activities

Itinerary

Day 1. Song Kol
See the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan

 

Our guide will meet you at the airport or pick you up from the hotel. You will start you tour directly from it. 

Your first stop will be the Burana Tower - the ancient silk road minaret, which is a heritage of UNESCO and Kyrgyzstan nowadays. You will have the chance to climb the 25 meters Tower, to see the surrounding area from the Top. Silk Road Caravans used to stop here to rest as the center of the Balasagun city, which was established by the Karakhanids at the end of the 9th century. 

The whole complex consist of the mausoleums, castle foundation and grave markers (balbals, located around and were created by the ancient Turkic tribes). The small museum as part of the complex contains historical information and  artifacts found at the site and in the surrounding region. Visiting this historical site will help you to move into the atmosphere of the 12th century and see firsthand the most ancient artifacts.

Lunch you will have in the cafe on the road.

After you will continue the trip through the Boom Gorge, which is a kind of a thread that connects three regions - Chui, Issyk-Kul and Naryn. On the way you can enjoy watching beautiful views of high mountains - somewhere steep and rocky, as well as the rapid flow of the Chu River.

Lunch in the cafe on the road. You will stop also in Kochkor village to visit openbazaar there, as we recommend you to buy whatever you will need during few days: snacks, drinks and etc.

You will also have a few photo-stops: at Reservoir Orto-Tokoy and Mountain springs for water testing. If you are lucky on the way you will meet the wild cows - yaks. 

The destination of the first day of the tour will be the mountain lake Song-Kol. The lake lies on an alpine mountain plain surrounded by meadows (jailoo) at an altitude of 2016 m above the sea level. It is the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan after Issyk-Kul lake. Since the ancient times till nowadays the area around the lake services for the local people as summer pasture (jailoo), where shepherds spend time during the summer. During the winter time the lake is difficult to access and there is almost nobody in the area. Pristine water, fresh air, nomadic lifestyle experience, amazing views, disconnection from the civilisation, opportunity to communicate with local people and horse riding is just amazing experiences worth of taking the tour to Song-Kol. You will be also able to try the life-giving drink from mare's milk "Kymyz" made by the local people. Because of the fantastically untouched nature, the purest air, aromatic and fragrant herbs, crystal clear glacial waters, Kymyz turns out to be the best, with a whole bouquet of aromas. Sometimes local people just come here for Kymyz treatment, as it is a good way of cleansing. The temperature in the nights can goes minus even during the summer, so we recommend you to have work clothes even though the your will be heated.

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Aiana Bekboeva
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