Contrast: Nomadic and cities of nomadic peoples

Cultural + Adventure

Duration

12 days, 11 nights

Kind of route

Cultural + Adventure

Pax:

40+1 pax

Season

Mid-June to September

Accommodation

double/tween

Guaranteed tour dates

12.06.2017 - 23.06.2017; 26.06.2017 - 07.07.2017; 10.07.2017 - 21.07.2017
24.07.2017 - 04.08.2017; 07.08.2017 - 18.08.2017; 20.08.2017 - 03.09.2017

Route: Almaty – Karakol – Djety-Oguz – Son-Kul – Kegety — Bishkek

Description

Relaxing tour for those who are tired of monotonous urban life and modernity, for those who want to see the life of towns of nomads towns built up in the desert and in the mountains and within pastures, in the mountains of Tien Shan. There is no a deep history in the monuments, but has passed from generation to generation of knowledge and wisdom, transmitted to the present day. There also milked the mares and herd of mountain yaks, where children learn the saddle after a few days after birth,, and much, much more, that will leave a lasting impression on your travel with us.

The cost of the tour program per person:

Paxes

Single supplement

1149 USD/person
99 USD /Person

Accommodation

Hotels

Almaty Shera Park Inn or similar
Bishkek Bishkek Plaza Hotel or similar
Karakol Green Yard Hotel or similar
Djety-Oguz Yurt camp
Son-Kul Yurt camp
Kegety Guest House Kegety

SERVICE INCLUDED AND NOT

  • Accommodation YES
  • English speaking guide YES
  • Transport servicesYES
  • Entrance fees, excursions as mentioned in the itineraryYES
  • Visa, consular feesNOT
  • International air-flights to/from KyrgyzstanNOT
  • Souvenirs, shopping, personal expensesNOT

Itinerary

DAY 1:

Arrival to Almaty. Hotel accommodation. City Tour (6 hours).

The route begins with a tour of the downtown area + Green Bazaar. Then Park 28-Panfilov Guardsmen, Holy Ascension Cathedral, and the Glory Memorial and Eternal Flame in memory of the fighters who fell for the freedom and independence of the country, Medeo gorge and dam. Then the tour continues on the mountain Kok-Tobe. The tour ends with the descent from the mountain top in most metropolitan center in the trailer of the famous cable car

Food: Lunch and Dinner

DAY 2:

The trip through the canyon Charyn in Karakol 9 HRS 450 km.

Departure from the hotel at 8:00. A trip on an excursion to Charyn Canyon.

Charyn Canyon — is one of the most unique natural objects, where the influence of the millennial processes of Weathering of sedimentary rocks, the original form of relief took the outlines of isolated rocks, columns and towers.

Time to Charyn Canyon is approximately 3 hours. On the way you will get acquainted with the history and nature of this wonderful region, will learn a lot about the Kazakh people, their life and traditions, also you will get lunch at a local cafe.

On arrival in Charyn canyon, you will forget all the long way because Charyn Canyon will amaze you with its beauty and splendor! You can admire its grandiose panorama, and then take a stroll through the maze of the Valley of Castles, surrounded by overhanging impregnable walls.

We continue our way to the Kyrgyz border and pass Kegen. After passing the border after 3 hours we will be in the city of Karakol. Hotel accommodation. Dinner.

Food: Breakfast, lunch (lunch boxes), dinner.

DAY 3:

Karakol (Kyrgyzstan). (120 km.)

Excursion in city of Karakol, visit the Przewalski Museum, the famous Russian traveler, then the program city mosque and Russian Orthodox Church. After lunch drive to the valley Jets Oguz, accommodation in yurt camp. A short walk before dinner.

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4:

Transfer from Jets Oguz gorge to Son-Kul Lake. (360 km)

On the way excursion to the canyon Tale, further to the village of Kochkor we visit the Museum of Applied Arts, and participate in the creation Kyrgyz national carpet, ala kiiz. Lunch at the Museum of Applied Arts. Next, moving to the lake Son-Kul. Accommodation in yurt camp.

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5:

All day we spend at the lake Son-Kul. Here we will have time to take a hike (optional on horseback) around the neighboring mountains. So we will see the daily life of the Kyrgyz nomads who live here and are engaged in grazing (sheep, horses, and mountain yaks).

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6

Son-Kul – Kegety (300 km). After breakfast, transfer to Kegety Gorge, on the way visit to the historical complex Burana Tower. Accommodation in the guest house Kegety. Dinner. After lunch, free time.

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7:

After breakfast, track to the lake Kol Thor. Picturesque lake at an altitude of 2700 meters above sea level. Lunch — lunch boxes. After lunch we return to the guest house Kegety.

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8:

Kegety – Bishkek (100 km.). After breakfast, drive to the city of Bishkek. Hotel accommodation. Dinner. After lunch, tour of the city. We will visit the city’s main square, old square, Victory Square, the area in front of the Philharmonic, the Fine Arts Museum.

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9:

After breakfast, we will visit one of the most famous gorges are 35 km from the city Bishkek, Ala-Archa. Here we will be able to climb to the waterfall. Track duration of 6 hours. Lunch — lunch box. After the Ala-Archa, we return to the city, and visit several shopping centers, where you can make purchases for yourself and your loved ones.

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10:

Bishkek – Almaty (270). After breakfast, departure to Almaty. Passage of the border of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. On the way we will visit the tract Tamgaly, where you can not only get acquainted with the most beautiful natural landscapes of Almaty region, but plunged into the past, to see the Petroglyphs within the Archaeological Landscape of Tamgaly — one of the most ancient and striking monuments of rock art Semirechye, which since 2004 is the subject of UNESCO World heritage Site.

Tamgaly is located 170 km north-west of the city of Almaty. This is truly an ancient art gallery, the paintings of which are shown as separate animals and people, and the whole scene from the life of ancient people. The total number of pictures in the main canyon — about 2000. There are images of sun gods, clowns, palitsenostsev-warriors, married couples, pregnant women, multi-figured compositions, scenes of hunting and sacrifice. Most of the petroglyphs relates to the Bronze Age and are made in Saka «animal» style. Over the centuries for different peoples have left their mark in the history of Kazakhstan, the rock canyon and narrow valley Tamgaly retain the value of the sanctuary — the place where took place ritual ceremonies performed magical rites, the worship of the gods and the spirits of ancestors.

On arrival to Almaty, hotel accommodation and dinner in the restaurant.

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11:

After breakfast we start our sightseeing tour to one of the most beautiful gorges of Trans-Ili Alatau — Issyk Kulja runs along the path, where the caravans were hundreds of years ago.

On the way you will get acquainted with the history and nature of this region, as well as archaeological monuments Saka culture — burial mounds, burial grounds, where was found the famous «Golden Man», which became the national symbol of the Republic of Kazakhstan. You will also visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve «Issyk», which will be introduced with exhibits on the history and culture of the Saka period, including a copy of the Golden Man and gold jewelry, ancient pottery, weapons, items of horse equipment, as well as model Saka mound in section.

Then the tour route will take you to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level, to the beautiful mountain Lake Issyk sprawled in the eponymous valley. The lake was formed about 10 thousand years ago as a result of the huge-scale landslide, the result of which was the formation of a natural dam about 300 meters high.

On the lake you can enjoy the indescribable beauty of the Issyk gorge and turquoise water surface, as well as to hear the details of the natural disaster in 1963. On the lake you will have a picnic and free time for outdoor recreation.

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12.

Departure from the hotel, transfer to the airport.

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