Upon your arrival at Manas International Airport in Bishkek, you will be welcomed by a Rahhalah representative, and transferred to the hotel.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the capital at your own pace, before meeting with the rest of the group at 7pm for a welcome dinner in one of the most delightful restaurants of the city.
Accommodation: 3-4*hotel in Bishkek.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will start our journey.
Today we will visit a UNESCO site- Burana tower an 11th century tower located at the ancient Silk Road.
After exploring the old town of Balasagun, we will continue our trip to Ak Tyz gorge, where we will walk around snowy forests and see frozen fountain.
Today you can also enjoy horseback riding ( if weather permits).
After, we will go to Chon Kemin village, where we will stay for overnight in guest house.
*Accommodation guest house
*Driving distance 190
In the morning we’ll have breakfast at hotel before saying goodbye and driving to Kyrgyzstan’s legendary lake – Issyk Kul. Here we’ll stay in heated high-end yurt camp near the shores of the lake. We’ll have lunch at the accommodation and then head to explore beautiful mountains of the south shore of the Issyk kul lake. We will visit Boz Salkyn valley and have nice hike to Shatyly panorama 360. The view is outstanding here.
Before dinner we will also enjoy off to what promises to be one of the highlights of the trip – an eagle hunting demonstration, hosted by a world champion! We’ll be given a close-up experience of how man and eagle have worked together for centuries in Central Asia, and you will have the opportunity to pose for photos holding the eagle yourself.
Driving distance: 170 km.
Hiking time: 1-2 hrs.
Eagle show: 1 hr.
Accommodation: Yurt camp.
Note: Please expect cold weather ( subzero temperatures) and bring warm clothes.
You will leave the lake early in the morning, heading first to Skazka Canyon, also known as the Fairytale Canyon. This spectacular sandstone formation is like a giant playground for adults, and you will spend around one hour, climbing, hiking, and admiring the rainbow-colored designs.
On your way to Karakol, you will pass by the Barskoon Valley and the village of Jeti Oguz to get a view of the famous Seven Bulls Rocks:a stunning and unique geological formation that stands out with its curves and unexpected red color.
Late in the afternoon, you will arrive at the beautiful city of Karakol, where you will enjoy dinner in an excellent local restaurant.
Driving distance: 200 km.
3 different hikes, 1 hr. each.
Karakol city is well known for its ski base. The whole city developed because of it. The resort attracts a lot of visitors during the winter time. Amazing panorama of the forestry gorge, city and Issyk kul lake appears once you head to the top of the hills.
You can have a day of skiing here. Optional at extra cost.
If you are not a fan of ski, the lift to the top is also possible.
After visiting Karakol ski Resort, we will head to the Ak Suu gorge to swim at the thermal springs.
The trip is, unfortunately, coming to an end, so, after breakfast, you will start heading back to Bishkek.
On the way, you will stop to observe the ancient petroglyphs spread on hundreds of boulders in an impromptu, open-air museum, and you will visit the new Ruh Ordo Cultural Center whichhelpsits guests to achieve spiritual while discovering different cultural and religious elements in the region.
After lunch in the city of Cholpon Ata by the Issyk Kul lake, you will continue towards Bishkek where you are expected to arrive in the evening.
Driving distance: 400 km.
Visit to the Ruh Ordo Cultural Center: 1.5 hrs.
Petroglyphs excursion:40 min.
Accommodation: 3-4*hotel, Bishkek.
In the morning, you will proceed to do PCR test if needed ( cost not included -around 30 USD per person/paid directly).
After breakfast we are heading to explore fabulous winter nature of Ala – Archa national park. We will have short (2-3 h) walk in the forests of the gorge, where you can feed birds and squirrels.
Driving distance: 40km.
Trekking distance: 2-3 hours.
Accommodation: 3-4*hotel in Bishkek.
After breakfast, and depending on your departure details, you will be transferred to the airport for flight back home.