B-5. Issyk-Kul-3
Itinerary: Bishkek - Ala-Archa - Bishkek - Burana - Kara-Kel (Issyk-Kul) - Bokonbaevo, Manjily-Ata, Choku-Bulak - Kaji-Sai - Tale, Tosor , petroglyphs, Quiet Bay - Tamga - Barskoon , Arabelskie syrty - Tamga - Juuku, Juukuchak - Tamga - Tamga gorge, Tamga-tash - Tamga - Chon-Kyzyl-Suu, Jeti-Oguz - Karakol - Arashan - Karakol - Turgen-Ak-Suu - Karakol - Karakol gorge, mosque, church, zoo, a museum, an antique shop - Karakol - Museum Przhevalsky, catacombs, Kurmenty - Chon-Ak-Suu - Chon-Ak-Suu, Ak-Suu - Cholpon-Ata - Ruh Ordo, museum, petroglyphs, Ornok-petroglyphs - Tamchi - Toru-Aygyr - Tamchi - Kok-Moinok - Bishkek

Duration: 17 days
Best season: May - September
Accommodation: hotel, guest house
Tour grade: moderate
Max. altitude: 4200 m
Total distance: 1900 km
Itinerary map

Day 1
Meeting at the airport.
Accommodation in a hotel. Rest.
Tour around Bishkek city or Ala-Archa gorge.
Day 2
Bishkek - Kara-Kel (Issyk-Kul)
Travel to Salt Lake Kara-Kel (southern shore of Issyk-Kul lake).
On the way, visit Burana Tower (12th century). Explore the shore of Issyk-Kul lake. It is possible to experience bathing in blue clay and swim in the lake.
Visit Kara-Kul lake.
Accommodation in a yurt or a guest house.
Day 3
Lake Kara-Kel (its properties are the analogue to the Dead Sea).
Get covered with healing mud and swim in the Issyk-Kul lake.
Day of rest.
Day 4
Kara-Kel - Kaji-Sai
Transfer to Kaji-Sai village.
In Bokonbaev, exponential hunting with eagles.
Manjily-Ata - the valley of the sacred springs.
Exploration of Chok-Bulak tracts.
Accommodation in a guest house or a boarding house.
Day 5
Kaji-Sai - Tamga
Transfer to Tamga village.
Visit FairyTale tract, Tosor gorge and petroglyphs, followed by Bay Ak-Chyi - Quiet Bay.
Swimming in the Issyk-Kul lake.
Accommodation in a guest house.
Day 6
Excursion to Barskaun gorge. Visit 3 waterfalls.
Travel to the area of glaciers and alpine lakes - Arabel syrty.
Return to the guest house.
Arabel syrty.
Day 7
Excursion to the gorges of Juuku and Juukuchak.
Bathing in thermal springs.
Return to the guest house.
Swimming in the Issyk-Kul lake.
Day 8
A walking tour to Tamga gorge. Exploration of Tamga-Tash stones.
Return to the guest house.
Bathing in the Issyk-Kul lake.
Day 9
Tamga - Karakol
Transfer to Karakol town.
Visit Chon-Kyzyl-Suu gorge as well as Jeti-Oguz gorge.
Walk to the waterfall.
 Accommodation in a guest house in Karakol.
Ущелье Чон-Кызыл-Суу.
Day 10
Excursion to Arashan gorge.
Return to the guest house.
Ущелье Арашан.
Day 11
Excursion to Turgen-Ak-Suu gorge.
Return to the guest house.
Ущелье Тюрген-Ак-Суу.
Day 12
A walking tour to Karakol gorge.
Return to the guest house.
Exploration of the mosque, Orthodox Church, Zoo, Museum of Local Lore and an antique shop.
Каракол. Зоопарк.
Day 13
Karakol - Chon-Ak-Suu
Transfer to Chon-Ak-Suu (Grigoriev).
Visit Przhevalsky museum and Catacombs - Tup bay, followed by Kurmenty gorge.
Accommodation in a recreation facility (Akaev's summer house).
Ущелье Чон-Ак-Суу. База отдыха.
Day 14
Chon-Ak-Suu - Cholpon-Ata
Visit Chon-Ak-Suu gorge.
Alpine lakes. Ak-Suu gorge. Lake Syuttu-Bulak.
Accommodation in a boarding house or a guest house.
Ущелье Ак-Суу. Озеро Сютту-Булак.
Day 15
Cholpon-Ata - Tamchi
Transfer to Tamchi.
Whilst in Cholpon-Ata, visit "Ruh Ordo" Cultural Centre, Museum of Local Lore and petroglyphs.
Ornok - petroglyphs. Swimming in the lake.
Accommodation in a guest house.
Чолпон-Ата. Рух Ордо.
Day 16
Excursion to Toru-Aygyr, where in the Middle Ages was a large city, which was subsequently flooded. Waves cast ashore different shards and bones.
Swimming in the lake.
Visit Toru-Aigyr gorge. Explore petroglyphs.

Day 17
Tamchi - Bishkek
Transfer to Bishkek city.
Swimming in the lake.
Along the way, explore Kok-Moinok canyons.
Accommodation in a hotel.
Каньоны Кок-Мойнок.
Day 18
Transfer to the airport for departure.

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Issyk-Kul lake