Kyrgyzstan Expedition 12 days

Introducing you to the very best Kyrgyzstan has to offer. Culture, traditions, remarkable scenery and ancient architecture all combined together in our shortest trip.

Details

Day 1: Bishkek   

Today we’ll gather at midday in the lobby of the hostel, for a welcome meeting. You’ll then be free to do an afternoon city tour around Bishkek. Ready to leave early the following morning.

Accommodation: Hostel
No food included

Day 2:  Cholpon Ata

En route to Cholpon Ata we will visit the Burana Tower, a 9th century minaret. Then on to Konorchek Canyon, a stunning red sandstone gorge. Time to chill out in the evening on the shores of the magnificent Issyk-Kul, the second largest saline lake in the world.

Accommodation: Hostel
Food included: Breakfast

Day 3: Jeti Oghuz

Today we visit the famous Broken Heart Rock and check out an eagle hunting demonstration. Time to hike, explore or just chill.

Accommodation: Hostel
Food included: Breakfast

Day 4: Kochkor

On today's drive we will visit Barskoon Waterfall and some unusual abandoned architecture as we skirt the southern shore of Issyk-Kul. Then a visit to Kochkor, where you can explore the town, savour some local cuisine and take in the hustle-bustle of a Kyrgyz street market.

Accommodation: Hostel
Food included: Breakfast

Day 5/6: Song Kul

An engaging drive to climb up to Song Kul in the morning. Here we’ll meet our Nomadic host family and stay with them for two days. Yurts are obligatory, as is eating collectively and being tucked up in bed by our hosts. An opportunity to go horse riding; watch Buzkashi, a traditional Kyrgyz sport (aka Goat Ball), or just be absorbed into the stunning scenery. A truly magical place!

Accommodation: Yurt
Food included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7: Naryn

A visit to the town of Naryn, from where the Silk Road heads towards Western China. A relaxing day to explore a simple Kyrgyz town.

Accommodation: Homestay
Food included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8/9: Osh 

A long drive day, with stunning scenery and challenging roads, we visit Kazarman en route to Osh.

Free time to explore the town, famous for its markets, endless food choice, trades and crafts. There’s even a 3-storey yurt to have a look at. You have a full day here, so immerse yourselves in Kyrgyz tradition and life.

Accommodation: Hostel
Food included: Breakfast

Day 10: Arslanbob

It’s where the famous Arslanbob walnut comes from and still grows! Opportunities for hikes and all things walnutty………

Accommodation: Homestay
Food included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 11: Toktogul

A drive day as we start to head north, stunning roads and scenery, hugging the shoreline of Toktogul reservoir. We stay overnight in the town of Toktogul.

Accommodation: Homestay
Food included: Breakfast

Day 12: Bishkek

Your final day spent back in Bishkek, time to relax and chill out in the city. On the final evening we’ll have a group farewell dinner.

Accommodation: Hostel
Food included: Breakfast and Dinner

In addition to the activities listed, there will be opportunities to try your hand at building a yurt, weaving, local crafts, cooking and many other interesting cultural experiences. All dependent on weather, availability, group size and so on. Prices and availability upon request.

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