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Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
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  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Winter of Dreams in Kyrgyzstan (2022)
  • Highlights include the the capital city of Bishkek, natural park Ala Archa where we'll take a light walk and meet Kyrgyzstan winter nature. Overnight stop at the luxury warm yurt camp. Explore Karkara area walking along the canyon up and down, climb up closest hill to see panoramic view or use local good areas for ski touring and/or snowmobiling. Take an excursion to the Karakol ski base to take funicular to the panoramic view and admire landscapes of the Tup valley from 3000 m asl. Meet eagle hunter to see demonstration of hunting with birds of prey. Such demonstration during winter time has unique sharm as birds are in their best shape for the hunting season and feel themselves very good.

    You  will be endlessly awed by the stunning landscapes of the “Switzerland of Central Asia” and will see the breathtaking views of the high mountains, picturesque passes, and nomadic way of life that make Kyrgyzstan an irresistible travel destination.

    Tour Highlights
    • Yurt stay - Sample nomadic life with an overnight in a traditional felt tent
    • Issyk Kul Lake - Drive around the second largest alpine lake in the world
    • Kumis - try to drink Kumos, a national drink made from fermented mare’s milk, and it is mildly alcoholic
    • Kochkor village - you will meet a family that will show you the way of how national woolen felt carpets are produced. You even can create your own carpet together with them
    • Tue Ashuu pass you will see panoramic views of Tue Ashuu pass, which is more than 3000 meters high! This road is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Kyrgyzstan
    Itinerary program
    day
    1
    Arrive to Bishkek

    Airport – Bishkek city. Bishkek city – Ala Archa canyon – Bishkek city (120 km / 2,5 hours)

    Meeting at the airport with local team and transfer to the city. Early check-in is not included.

    Little rest at the breakfast area and start tour in Bishkek and surroundings.

    Firstly, we drive to the natural park Ala Archa for light walk, relaxing and meeting Kyrgyzstan winter nature. After walk transfer back to Bishkek and have a half day city tour.

    Walk around snowy Ala Too Square, Kurmanzhan Datka Monument, main governmental buildings, Old Square with Parliament House and Lenin’s Monument. Finish at the Victory Square dedicated WWII.

    Overnight in a hotel.

    (No meal included today)

    day
    2
    Bishkek – Chon Kemin Valley (170 km / 3 hours)

    After breakfast, we leave Bishkek and drive along the Chui valley. Snow-capped mountains on the side looks fantastic and inspire for the trip with positive emotions.

    One-hour drive to Burana Tower (UNESCO site) near Tokmok town.

    Optionally: horseback riding games near Burana Tower.

    After excursion, drive to Chon Kemin valley.

    Upon arrival, get accommodated in a guest house. Lunch.

    Options to do:

    1) Walking around the village and meet local people. Play snowballs with children.

    2) Renting horses and ride up to the closest mountains (extra cost).

    3) Horseback riding games nearby (extra cost).

    4) Setting up yurt (nomadic house) (extra cost).

    Dinner and overnight at the guest house.

    (Breakfast – hotel, lunch – guest house, dinner – guest house)

    day
    3
    Chon Kemin valley – Issyk Kul Lake (180 km / 3 hours)

    After breakfast, drive to Issyk Kul Lake via Boom gorge and to the Northern shore of Issyk Kul Lake.

    Lunch in a café of Cholpon Ata town.

    Here we have several visits:

    1) Open air Petroglyphs site with panoramic view to the Issyk Kul lake and snow moutnains.

    2) Local historical museum.

    After excursions, drive to the hotel and get accommodation in the resort area on the shore of Issyk Kul lake.

    Dinner in the restaurant and overnight.

    (Breakfast – guest house, lunch – cafe, dinner – resort)

    day
    4
    Issyk Kul Lake – Karkara valley (200 km / 3-4 hours)

    Continue drive along the north shore of Issyk Kul Lake.

    Today we reach beautiful area at the border with Kazakhstan – Karkara. Our jeeps goes along the mountain road, through piles of snow and reach Karkara region.

    Here we stop at the luxury warm yurt camp with private facilities.

    Time to explore the area walking along the canyon up and down, climb up closest hill to see panoramic view or use local good areas for ski touring and/or snowmobiling (with driver). The level of snow covers from 60 to 120 cm.

    Lunch and dinner in Karkara camp.

    (Breakfast – resort, lunch – yurt camp, dinner – yurt camp)

    day
    5
    Karkara valley – Karakol town (120 km / 3 hours)

    Transfer to Karakol town.

    Visit Museum of N. M. Przhevalski on the way to Karakol. Then inside Karakol stop by Dungan mosque – a unique building in a style of the Chinese pagoda which is functioning as mosque up to now and Russian Orthodox Holy Trinity Church built of wood.

    Excursion to the Karakol ski base to take funicular to the panoramic view and admire landscapes of the Tup valley from 3000 m asl.

    Lunch in a café of Karakol town.

    Accommodation in a guest house. Dinner in a local Dungan family.

    Overnight.

    Optionally: cooking master class.

    Optionally: Dungan dance show (kids perform, short duration)

    (Breakfast – yurt camp, lunch – cafe, dinner – dungan family)

    day
    6
    Karakol town – Djety Oguz gorge – Bokonbaev village – Kochkor village (250 km / 5 hours)

    After breakfast, drive to Djety Oguz gorge to admire the landscapes and to take some photos.

    At the beginning of the gorge we face with famous “Broken Heart Rock”. Walking up further to panorama to see those famous Seven Red Bulls rocks in white colors around.

    Drive along the south shore of Issyk Kul to Bokonbaev village. Arrival and lunch in a local family house. Here we meet eagle hunter to see demonstration of hunting with birds of prey.

    Such demonstration during winter time has unique sharm as birds are in their best shape for the hunting season and feel themselves very good.

    After demonstration continue drive to Kochkor village.

    Arrival and accommodation in a guest house. Dinner and rest.

    (Breakfast – hotel, lunch – local family, dinner – guest house)

    day
    7
    Kochkor village – Bishkek city (250 km / 5 hours)

    In the morning we visit local women cooperation and see products they produce and sell. Souvenir shop-museum is one of the most popular in our country.

    Drive back to Bishkek city via Kuvaky pass and spectacular view to the frozen Orto Tokoi water reservoir.

    Lunch en route.

    Arrival to Bishkek. Visit ZUM Department store for the last shopping (if necessary), accommodation in a hotel and ready for the last dinner.

    Dinner in a local restaurant with folklore show.

    (Breakfast – guest house, lunch – cafe, dinner – restaurant)

    day
    8
    Bishkek – airport. (35 km / 40-45 min)

    Early breakfast. Today in Bishkek your trip concludes.

    (Breakfast – hotel)

    tour themeTour theme: Culture/Arts
    tour durationDuration: 8 days
    tour pathPath: Bishkek – Issyk Kul – Karakol – Jeti Oguz – Kochkor – Bishkek
    tour difficultyDifficulty level: Medium
     The trip cost for the winter of 2022 per person in USD:

    Cost per person on double/twin base – 1095 US dollars  / Cost per person on single base only in hotels – 1190 US dollars

    The single supplement does not include individual accommodation in yurts and in a local family houses. Extra payment per person for SGL accommodation in yurt per night -  25 USD (if yurts are available)

    Dates for 2022: 15-22 January / 12-19 February

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    Tour hotels

     

    City

    Hotel

    nights

    Bishkek

    B Hotel 3* or similar

    2

    Chon Kemin

    Ashuu GH

    1

    Cholpon Ata

    Karven 4* / Raduga or similar

    1

    Karkara

    Yurt glamping

    1

    Karakol

    Green Yard 3* or similar

    1

    Kochkor

    Guest house

    1

    Total

    7

    Clothes and equipment:

    Please take into consideration that in winter time the temperature in Bishkek city reaches up to +10 oC and in the mountains the temperature decreases to -25 oC. Be prepared for unexpected changes of the weather and severe cold experience.

     

    Included services
    • Transport service on comfortable tourist class vehicle (a certain type of vehicle is provided depending on the group size);
    • Double/twin & Single sharing accommodation in the hotels with full breakfast;
    • English speaking guide accompanying you during the entire itinerary.
    Not included services
    • Fees for the use of cameras and videos in the monuments and tourist sites;
    • Fees for extra service (folklore performance, meetings, tickets for a theatre and visits to museums which are not specified in the program);
    • Alcohol drinks;
    • Personal items.
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