Oriental flavor of Kyrgyzstan

Oriental flavor of Kyrgyzstan

Duration: 9 days
Season: in the middle of April – October
Route: Osh region, Djalal-Abad region
Conditions: There is not a lot of physical exertion throughout the journey. But there will be long transfers about 6 hours a day.
 

During the tour you will sample the atmosphere of South Kyrgyzstan. You will see the life and culture of sarts (this is the settled part of Uzbeks) and feast your eyes on beautiful views.

The tour starts in Bishkek and then you get to the Suusamyr valley over the Tua-Ashuu pass. This is the main road that unites South and North of Kyrgyzstan. The way is very beautiful and picturesque itself you will see the great Kyrgyz river Naryn and Toktogul reservoir. Get to the nice Chichkan gorge and Sary-Chelek Lake.

Having done all this way, the travelers get to the most beautiful Ferghana valley, where Arslanbob will be the first stop. Here you can take a walk to the waterfalls and the relict walnut forest.

Then we get to Osh. This is the ancient city in Fergana valley. Here you can see and visit the sacred mountain Taht-i-Suleiman and walk around  the streets of the city, which history is 3000 years old.

Day 1 
Airport-Bishkek-Ala-Archa-Bishkek (100 km)
Meeting at the airport and transfer to Bishkek. Accommodation in guest house. Excursion to National Park in “Ala-Archa” gorge. (LD)
Altitudes during the day (above sea level): Bishkek-700m, Ala-Archa -2200-2500m

Day 2
Bishkek-Chichkan (280 km)
Transfer to Susamyr valley over Tuya-Ashuu pass, and then to Chichkan gorge over Ala-Bel pass. Accommodation in guest house. (BLD)
Altitudes during the day (above sea level): Tuya-Ashuu pass - 4100m, Ala-Bel pass - 3184m

Day 3
Chichkan-Arkit (250 km)
Transfer from Chichkan gorge to Arkit village. Overnight in guest house. (BLD)
Altitudes during the day (above sea level): Arkit village – 1300m

Day 4
Arkit - Sary-Chelek lake (25 km)
Rest day. Walking around of Sary-Chelek Lake. Overnight in guest house. (BLD)
Altitudes during the day (above sea level): Sary-Chelek lake-1873m

Day 5
Sary-Chelek lake – Arslanbob (200 km)
Transfer to Arslanbob. Accommodation in Uzbek guest house (BLD)
Altitudes during the day (above sea level): Arslanbob – 1700m

Day 6
Arslanbob
Excursions around the village. Visiting waterfalls and relic nut forest. Accommodation in Uzbek guest house (BLD)
Altitudes during the day (above sea level): Arslanbob – 1700m

Day 7
Arslanbob-Osh (210 km)
Transfer to Osh city. It is the oldest city of Kyrgyzstan with 3000 years history. Sightseeing around the city. Visiting sacred mount Suleiman-Too and history museum, situated in natural cave. Accommodation in  guest house. (BLD)
Altitudes during the day (above sea level): Osh-1000m

Day 8
Osh - Bishkek
After breakfast visiting the famous oriental market (bazaar) in Osh. Lunch. Flight to Bishkek. Farewell dinner. Accommodation in guest house. (BLD)
Altitudes during the day (above sea level): Osh-1000m

Day 9
Bishkek-Airport
Transfer to the airport. Flight home. (B)
Altitudes during the day (above sea level): Bishkek – 700 m

Service includes:
Double or twin accommodation in guesthouses/ hotels according program
Transport for transfers during tour
Cook and full board during tour
English speaking guide
Tents, kitchen and camping equipment during tour
Porters during trekking to carry up to 10kg of your private stuff (for each person)
 
Servise doesn't include: 
Accommodation in hotels before and after the program
Alcohol and soft drinks
Transfers, excursions or horse riding over the program etc.
Visa and invitation letter to Kyrgyzstan
Medical insurance

Clothing and Equipment:
Sunscreen (at least 20SPF)
Chapstik or equivalent lip balm
Sunglasses with UV protection
At least a 25 Liter backpack for personal items
Sleeping bag 
Sleeping mat
Telescopic trekking sticks poles (optional)
Head lamp (eg Petzl) spare bulbs & batteries 
T-Shirts, long-sleeved T-shirt, shorts
Trekking pants
Underwear
Fleece jacket or pullover 
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) 
Down vest and/or jacket (optional) 
Waterproof jacket (Gore-Tex) with hood
Waterproof pants (Gore-Tex)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks 
Thin gloves for trekking and overnight    
Sun hat or scarf 
Warm fleece hat or light balaclava 
Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces 
Footwear for around camp, eg running shoes and/or sandals