B-7. Issyk-Kul - Tash-Rabat - Son-Kul - Talas.
Itinerary: Bishkek - Burana - Cholpon-Ata - Chon-Ak-Suu – Cholpon-Ata - Karakol – Arshan - Karakol - Jety-Oguz, Barskoon - Tamga – Choku-Bulak, Bokonbaevo - Kara-Kel - Kochkor – Tash-Rabat - Son-Kul - Suusamyr - Talas - Sheker - Talas - Bishkek

Duration: 15 days
Best season: June - September
Accommodation: hotels, guest house, yurts
Tour grade: moderate
Max. altitude: 3243 m
Total distance: 2300 km
Day 1
Meeting at the airport in Bishkek city.
Accommodation in a hotel or a guest house.
Tour around Bishkek or Ala-Archa gorge.
Bishkek. Orthodox Church.
Day 2
Bishkek - Cholpon-Ata
Travel to Issyk-Kul in Cholpon-Ata town.
On the way, sightseeing of Burana tower (XI century), where used to be Balasagun town – a capital of the Karachanids State) and the ruins of ancient town “Suyab” (VI-XII century).
Accommodation in a hotel or a resort.
Burana tower.
Day 3
A Boat ride. Swimming in the lake.
Visit Ruh Ordo Cultural Centre, Museum of local lore.
Excursion to Chon-Ak-Suu gorge and alpine lakes.
Cholpon-Ata – petroglyphs
Day 4
Cholpon-Ata – Karakol
Visit Muslim mosque, Russian Orthodox church and Przhevalsky museum.
Accommodation in a guest house.
Karakol. Muslim mosque.
Day 5
Hike in the gorge Arashan.
Bathing in thermal springs.
Accommodation in the guest house in Karakol.
Day 6
Karakol - Tamga
On the way visit Jeti-Oguz gorge. Broken Heart, Seven Bulls, Dragon Head. The walk to the falls.
Barskoon gorge. 3 waterfalls.
Jety-Oguz gorge.
Day 7
Tamga - Kara-Kel
Chok-Bulak tract.
In Bokonbaevo, it is possible to see a demonstration of hunting with eagles on hare and learn more about the features of hunting using birds of prey.
Swimming in salt lake Kara-Kel and Issyk-Kul lake.
Accommodation in a yurt camp.
Young golden eagle.
Day 8
Kara-Kel – Kochkor
Visit a workshop for making felt carpets - shirdaks.
Accommodation in a guest house.
Manufacturing shirdaks.
Day 9
Kochkor – Tash-Rabat
Tash-Rabat - (caravansaray on the Silk Road X century).
Climbing into the mountains on horseback and sightseeing caves and petroglyphs.
Accommodation in a yurt.
Day 10
Tash-Rabat - Son-Kul
Transfer to Son-Kul lake through the pass Teskey-Torpok.
Kekjerty - Valley of the Dead. Waterfall Son-Kul.
Stone circles Tash-Tulga. Mounds.
Accommodation in the yurt by the lake.
Son-Kul lake.
Day 11
Son-Kul - Susamyr
Transfer to Suusamyr valley through Kochkor.
Kekemeren river.
Visit Kojomkul museum (the strongest man of Kyrgyzstan).
Accommodation in a yurt.

Day 12
Suusamyr - Talas
Travel to Talas town.
Visit Manas museum.
Accommodation in a hotel or a guest house.
Manas Ordo
Day 13
A trip through Seker valley (birthplace of Aitmatov).
Visit the library and Aitmatov museum.
Return to Talas.
Aitmatov museum
Day 14
Talas - Bishkek
Return to Bishkek.
Accommodation in a hotel or guest house.
Day 15
Departure home.


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