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DETAILED ITINERARY

Day

Km/Hrs

Itinerary 

Meals

Accommodation

1

80

Airport "Manas" Bishkek city Ala-Archa gorge Bishkek city.
Upon arrival to the international airport Manas you will be met by Ak Sai Travel guide. Short drive to Bishkek then transfer to Ala-Archa gorge.
Ala Archa National Park located in a picturesque gorge of Ala Archa 40 km off from Bishkek. It is a popular place for hiking, skiing and mountaineering including trips to more than 20 glaciers.
Lunch in the Ala-Archa gorge. Afternoon drive back to Bishkek.
Bishkek city tour.
We visit Manas Monument, the main national hero of the Kyrgyz people. Then excursion to the State History Museum and walking tour around main Ala Too Square to watch ceremony of changing of the Guard of Honor, Kurmanzhan Datka Monument, main governmental buildings, and finish at the Old Square with Parliament House. Transfer to the Victory Square to finish the city tour by short excursion there.
Dinner in a local restaurant.
Overnight in a hotel.

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Hotel 3*
 2  250 Bishkek city Cholpon-Ata town via Burana Tower.
In the morning one hour drive to Burana Tower (old minaret) near Tokmok city.
That minaret was constructed in Balasagun town; one of the capitals of Karakhanid State existed in 11-12 centuries AD.
Optionally: At the area around the tower it is possible to organize horse riding games. Lunch en route.
After that we drive to the Issyk Kul Lake, the second largest alpine lake in the world after Lake Titicaca in South America.
In that day you also visit so called Stone garden or Cholpon Ata Petroglyphs site.
Dinner and overnight in a hotel on the shore of the Lake.

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 Hotel 4* 

 3

150

Cholpon-Ata town Karakol town. 
In the morning, after breakfast, you drive to Karakol town situated in the east of the lake area, at the foot of the most picturesque mountains of Tian Shan.
Optionally: Before leaving Cholpon-Ata Town you can get a boat cruise.
On the way visiting the museum of N. M. Przhevalski, the outstanding Russian explorer of Asian continent.
Lunch in Karakol café.
Then sightseeing tour in the town. Visit Dungan mosque, a unique construction in Chinese style, but serving as a mosque. Also you will see an old orthodox cathedral made of wood without any nails.
Dinner in a local café/restaurant.
Optionally: its possible to arrange dinner in Uigur family with cooking master class or dinner in Dungan family with folklore performance.
Overnight in a hotel in Karakol.

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 Guest Huuse

 4

300

Karakol town Yety Oguz gorge - Kochkor village. 
After breakfast transfer to Djety Oguz Gorge for excursion.
Upon arrival in the gorge short hiking to admire the scenery of the gorge from bird eyes view.
Optionally: Golden Eagle hunting show on the slopes of Djety Oguz canyon. After walking continue your trip along the southern shore of the Issyk Kul Lake.
Transfer to Kochkor village along the southern shore of the Issyk Kul Lake. In the late afternoon you will arrive in Kochkor village where you will watch how local people make felt, various carpets and other handicraft stuff.
Optionally: It is possible to take part in shyrdak show yourself and try to make your own felt rug! Also you can get folklore show at the same place.
Overnight in a family guest house in Kochkor village.

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Local family
5
220
Kochkor village - Bishkek city.
In the morning, after breakfast we drive to Bishkek city.
Our way to Bishkek goes through tight Boom Gorge.
Upon arrival accommodation in hotel. Free time. Dinner in a local café/restaurant.
Optionally: During dinner we take the unique opportunity to listen to the Manaschi (a singer performing the national Kyrgyz epos, Manas) and see Kyrgyz folklore show.
 

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Hotel 3*

6

 30  

Bishkek  Airport "Manas". 
Morning transfer to airport to catch the flight.

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