KYRGYZSTAN is one of the most beautiful countries on earth. Bisected by the Tianshan, or ‘Heavenly Mountains’, this is a land of wide steppes dotted with the yurts of nomadic Kyrgyz people, gleaming turquoise lakes, ancient pine forests and craggy mountain peaks permanently covered in snow. Sometimes referred to as the Switzerland of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan’s mountainous terrain offers some of the most unforgettable experiences to be found anywhere on earth. Relatively undisturbed by tourism, this vast, peaceful land has a bewildering array of landscapes, from lofty snow-capped peaks and mountain passes stretching to China, to creaking glaciers that open out onto verdant plains strewn with traditional felt yurts. The leafy capital city of Bishkek is located in the Chuy Valley and what is lacks in ancient history, it makes up for in striking Soviet-era architecture and interesting museums.
Away from the city, discover the tranquil beauty of Lake Issyk-Kul, the second-largest alpine lake on earth and the nearby petroglyphs of Cholpon-Ata. On the eastern lakeshore, visit Karakol with its chocolate box wooden homes and lively weekly livestock market, before heading off into the Tianshan Mountains on foot or horseback.
Singapore – Bangkok- Almaty-Drive to Bishkek. Assemble at Changi International Airport for your flight to Bangkok. Fly Singapore Airlines Connect flight from Bangkok to Almaty, upon arrival meet our local guide and transfer to Biskek, Dinner and rest in the hotel
After breakfast, leave for Chong-Kemin valley, 3-hour drive. On the way, visiting the Burana Tower architectural complex (the 1011th centuries, the Great Silk Road) 15km from the main road. Continue your way on to Karool-Dobo Village. Lunch upon arrival. Afternoon enjoys walking into the surrounding area. Dinner and overnight in a guesthouse.
Today travel for Karakol town. On the way visit Cholpon-Ata town, 6 hours. Visit one of the biggest collections of petroglyphs near Cholpon-Ata; visit the Historical-ethnographical Museum. Dinner at restaurant, overnight at Hotel.
Karakol Town - Grigorevkskaya gorge – Jyrgalan Village Grigorevskaya gorge and take a lunch on the riverside to have a trout fish. Sightseeing and join the highway road via Semenovka gorge. Arrival in Karakol late afternoon, accommodation in the hotel. Continue further to Jyrgalan. Dinner at and Overnight stay in a guesthouse.
Day trip easy hiking in the valley Jyrgalang, which is the most beautiful landscape, Take trekking to the lake Turnaluu. Lunch picnic in the wild. Late afternoon returns to the village. Accommodation in the guest house with dinner.
Jyrgalang village – (Altyn-Arashan Hike optional) Karakol town Drive to Karakol (1hrs). Upon arrival in Karakol, you can hike to Altyn-Arashan gorge or short city tour with visiting the Dungan Mosque styled as Chinese pagoda, the Russian Orthodox Church made of wood. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, leave Karakol for Bokonbaevo village. On the way stop in JetiOguz gorge (Seven-Bulls), visit the Kök-Jaik area (Valley of Flowers), 2-3 hours. Picnic lunch in a wild. Further transfer to the glaciers of Barskoon. Visit red canyon “Skazka”. Arrival in Bokonbaevo village, yurt camp. See eagle hunting demonstration. Folklore show during the dinner in a yurt. Dinner and accommodation in a guest house or yurt stay.
After breakfast, transfer to Son-Kol Lake which is most beautiful place with spectacular panoramic views. We will come across Kalmak-Ashuu Pass (3 400 m. above sea level). Upon arrival Song-Kol, meet your host family of Kyrgyz shepherds. After lunch return to explore around the lake and return to Bokonbaevo village or overnight yurt at Son kol lake (depending in weather condition.)
After breakfast, Golden eagle hunting show around an hour, then transfer for Bishkek. Arrival in Bishkek, lunch at a local restaurant. Check-in Bishkek hotel, Dinner at local traditional restaurant Supara.
Explore Bishkek After breakfast, visit Osh Bazaar is one of the largest bazaars in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. It is located on the west side of town. At Osh Bazaar, one can buy food products, almost any common household goods, clothes, souvenirs, and even musical instruments. Next, visit Ala-Too Square.The square was built in 1984 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Kyrgyz ssr. The square was known as Lenin Square until Kyrgyzstan gained its independence from the USSR in 1991. Return to the hotel and dinner and overnight at hotel.
Bishkek- Almaty 4hrs drive or fly to Almaty (Breakfast,) After breakfast, a scenic drive to Almaty or flight, the largest city of Kazakhstan. Upon arrival, we have own lunch. Free at leisure to transfer to Airport.
Drive to airport and fly home
ALABKK KC 931 0105 /0855 - BKKSIN SQ975 1215/1540 Arrive back in Singapore in the afternoon with fond memories of Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan
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