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: program is suitable for people of any age; there aren’t any difficulties on the route. 

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

Price for tour (for 2017):

Group size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Per person in Euro                    

 

Recommended list of private things for tour:
-     Warm clothes
-     Warm and comfortable hiking shoes
-     Wind stopper and  waterproof jacket
-     Sunglasses
-     Sun block cream (SPF 20-30)
-     Sun hat
-     Sleeping bag
-     Gloves
-     Sleeping bag and mattress

Service includes:
-     Transport during the program
-     Meeting and seeing-off at the airport
-     Full board
-     Twin accommodation
-     English-speaking guide
-     Excursions according the program
-     Tickets to museums
-     Mineral water
-     Flight ticket from Osh to Bishkek

Service doesn’t include:
-     Alcohol and soft drinks
-     Transfers, excursions or horse riding over the program etc
-     Visa and invitation letter to Kyrgyzstan
-     Flight ticket to Kyrgyzstan
-     Medical insurance