The Pearls Of Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Tour: Issyk-Kul and Karakol, Tien Shan and Pamir Mountains


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Tour duration: 6 days/ 5 nights, 9 days/ 8 nights
Itinerary (6 days): Bishkek - Issyk-Kul Lake - Semenov gorge - Karakol - Jety-Oguz gorge - Karakol - Bokonbaevo - Kochkor - Bishkek
Itinerary (9 days): Bishkek - Issyk-Kul Lake - Semenov gorge - Karakol - Jety-Oguz gorge - Karakol - Bokonbaevo - Kochkor - Bishkek - Osh - Osh - "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" - Osh



The Pearls of Kyrgyzstan are hidden high in the Pamir and Tian-Shan Mountains and guarded from curious eyes by powerful snow-covered walls.

We invite you to have a look at high-altitude Lake Issyk-Kul and its surroundings. From the space the pearl resembles a human eye clearly outlined by the Kungey Ala-Too and Terskey Ala-Too Ranges. The lake proper situated at an elevation of 1,610 m boasts brackish crystal clear water that never freezes throughout winter, while the lake area with affordable prices and mild climate similar to that at a seaside has long since won the title of Kyrgyzstan’s best resort. Karakol and Cholpon-Ata, two main resort cities in Issyk-Kul Region, feature a highly developed tourist infrastructure, unique places of interest and hospitable people.

The mountain chains running around the lake conceal a great number of places of inimitable beauty. One of them is Jety-Oguz, a gorge with extraterrestrial red rocks.

Come and enjoy the precious pearl of Kyrgyzstan infringed with snow-clad mountains and natural and man-made monuments!


  • Itinerary
    Services & Cost
  • Visa
  • Useful Information


Day 1. Tour beginning day / arrival day.
Arrival in Bishkek. Meeting at Bishkek airport at any time of arrival mentioned by tourist. Transfer to the hotel and check in after 14:00.
Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Бишкек, тур в Кыргызстан

Day 2. Bishkek - Issyk-Kul Lake (250 km, 5-6 hrs).
Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 - meeting at the hall and check out from the hotel.
09:30 - sightseeing in Bishkek: visit the central Ala-Too Square, flagstaff (and changing of the guard), statue of Lenin and Freedom Monument, Philharmonic Hall, monument to Manas.
On the way visit Burana Tower - an architectural and archaeological monument (X-XI centuries).
Transfer to Cholpon-Ata along the northern shore of Lake Issyk Kul - the second largest alpine lake in the world after Lake Titicaca in South America. Accommodation and overnight at the hotel.

Бишкек, тур в Кыргызстан

Day 3. Issyk-Kul Lake - Karakol - Jety-Oguz Gorge - Karakol (150 km, 4-5 hrs).
09:00 - transfer to the city of Karakol (transfer along the Eastern shore of Issyk-Kul Lake).
Sightseeing in Karakol: visit Przhevalski museum, a wooden Orthodox Russian church and impressive wooden Dungan mosque, built without metal nails by the Dungan people.
After lunch transfer to Jety-Oguz Gorge (25 km) with its famous red rocks, The Broken Heart and The Seven Bulls. Drive back to Karakol.
Overnight at the hotel.

Каракол, тур в Кыргызстан

Day 4. Karakol - Son Kul (390 km, 7-8 hours).
08:00 - transfer to Son-Kul lake along the southern shore of Issyk-Kul Lake. Son-Kul lake (3016 m) is the one of the most beautiful mountain lake in Kyrgyzstan. Son-Kul lake well known for its traditional summer pastures (Jailoo) and alpine meadows. Tourists can be acquainted here with the nomadic lifestyle of the native people of Kyrgyzstan. Accommodation in a yurt camp. Dinner. Overnight in yurts.

Day 5. Son Kul - Kazarman (180 km, 5-6 hours)
Breakfast at the yurt camp.
09:00 - transfer to Kazarman village via Kurtka and Kara Koo highways (2625 m). Lunch en route. Upon arrival in Kazarman accommodation in local houses. Dinner. Overnight in a local house.

Day 6. Kazarman - Osh (260 km, 6-7 hours).
Breakfast in a local house.
08:00 - transfer to Osh - the southern capital of Kyrgyzstan via Sarykyr highway (3080 м).
Further drive to the small town of Uzgen. Sightseeing in Uzgen: Uzgen minaret (XII c) and mausoleum of Karakhanids (X-XII c). Continue driving to Osh. Accommodation at the hotel upon arrival. Overnight in Osh.

Day 7. Osh (city tour). Osh - Base Camp of Lenin Peak (290 km, 5-6 hours).
Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 - sightseeing in Osh: visit Suleyman Mountain and Museum, local bazaar.
Further transfer to Mountain Camp (Base Camp) located on Edelweiss Meadow under the Lenin Peak (altitude of the Base Camp location is 3,600 m). Lunch en route (lunch-boxes).
Arrival in the Base Camp and accommodation in camp. After some rest hike up to Lukovaya (Leek) Meadow (3800 m). Dinner at the Base Camp. Overnight in camp.

Памирскому тракт, Перевал  Талдык, тур в Кыргызстан

Day 8. Base Camp under Lenin Peak.
09:00 - hiking program to the lakes and the Achik-Tash river valley. Further walking to the yurts of local people, time to get to know the daily life and traditions of the Kyrgyz nomads. Lunch and tasting of the koumiss. Return to the Base Camp. Participation in culinary master class on the preparation of national dishes in the evening. Dinner at the Base Camp. Overnight in camp.

Юрта, тур в Кыргызстан

Day 9. ВС - Osh (290 km, 5-6 hours). Osh - Bishkek (domestic flight)
Breakfast at the Base Camp.
09:00 - Transfer to Osh. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Bishkek.
Meet in the airport and transfer to Bishkek. Accommodation at the hotel on arrival.
Overnight at the hotel.

Ош, тур в Кыргызстан


COST OF THE TOUR IN USD: Standard (tents) “Edelweiss Meadow” camp Comfort (yurts) “Edelweiss Meadow” camp
Cost of the tour for 1 person 905 USD 980 USD
Single supplement in hotels +205 USD +290 USD

This tour is guaranteed and will be arranged whatever final number of persons in a group.

Cost includes:

  • Meeting/seeing-off at airport according to tourist's flight arrival/departure time;
  • Accommodation at the hotels on twin/double sharing basis with breakfasts, check-in to the hotels at 14:00, check-out at 12:00;
  • Accommodation yurt camp in Son-Kul lake (3-4 persons in yurt);
  • Accommodation at homestays and guesthouses in Kazarman village (3-4 persons in a room) according to the program;
  • Accommodation in tents on single of twin sharing accommodation in the Base Camp under Lenin Peak (tents are equipped with electricity, wooden flooring, mattresses, blankets, pillows and linens - blanket covers, pillowcases, sheets);
  • Transportation services for the whole tour on comfortable vehicles with air conditioning, including meeting/seeing-off at airports;
  • Domestic flight Osh - Bishkek (Economy class ticket, maximum luggage weight - 20 kg);
  • Sightseeing tours according to the program;
  • Accompanying English speaking guide services for the whole tour;
  • Meals: breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners according to the program;
  • Entrance fees to the monuments and museums, listed in the program;
  • Permits required to visit protected and border areas;
  • A bottle of mineral water on each day of the tour;
  • Memorable souvenirs.

Cost does not include:

  • International flights;
  • Medical insurance;
  • Meals (except mentioned).

  • Additional Services:

    • Accommodation in the yurts in Lenin Peak Base camp. Yurt facilities: private bathroom (shower enclosure, toilet, hot and cold water); Heating; 2 beds (extra bed available); 2 Wardrobes; Desk; 2 Armchairs; Clothes rack; Minibar; Electric kettle; Free toiletries; Toilet paper; Hairdryer; Towels; Slippers; Dressing gown - 70 USD/per person;
    • Supplement for additional night on arrival or departure in Bishkek or Osh:
      • Single room - 55 USD/per room /per night;
      • Double room - 75USD/per room /per night.

The cost of the program includes accommodation in cozy hotels often decorated in a national style. We recommend this special type of accommodation because it is unique in Central Asia: it combines modern comfort in every detail and a unique culture of hospitality in a chamber atmosphere with almost home cosines. Hotels of this level characterizing by a warm welcome, empathetic and friendly attitude by the staff and enable you to familiarize yourself with the national culture.

Yurt Camp.
Accommodation in yurts for 3-4 members. Living in a real Yurt far from civilization - is an extremely unusual and memorable experience for a city dweller. Yurt is a traditional dwelling of nomads in Central Asia. The Yurt is cool in summer and warm in winter. The Yurt is ecological, as it is made from simple natural materials: wooden poles and felt rolled from sheep wool. The Yurt Camp is equipped with electricity, hot and cold water. There is a dining area, shower and toilets on the territory.

Accommodation in guesthouses (3-4 persons in a room) will allow you to take a dip into traditions and habits of local people, while maintaining the proper level of comfort. These are traditional houses located in remote mountain villages equipped with all necessary amenities for comfortable stay.

Lenin Peak Base camp.
Accommodation in the tents 1-2 persons per tent. Tent facilities: campgrounds are equipped with electricity, wooden flooring, mattresses, blankets, pillows and bed linen - duvet covers, pillowcases, sheets.

The tour comes with the following accommodation:

Location Accommodation
Bishkek Discovery 3* / Oliv Bishkek 3* or similar
Issyk-Kul Lake Caprice 4* / Rainbow 4* or similar
Karakol Green Yard 3* / Amir 3* or similar
Kochkor Guest house
Osh Sunrise 3* or similar
Pamir Tents
or yurts

On this route will be used the following type of transport (depending on the number of people in a group):

Group Type of transport
Group 1-3 pax "Mitsubishi Delica"
Group 4-14 pax "Mercedes-Benz Sprinter"
Group 15-40 pax "Mercedes-Benz" / "Setra"


Visa to Kyrgyzstan

Under current rules visa-free stay within unlimited period on the territory of Kyrgyzstan is granted for the nationals of the following countries:

  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belorussia
  • Cuba
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Laos
  • Moldova
  • North Korea
  • Russia
  • Tajikistan
  • Vietnam

List of states granted visa-free stay up to 90 days: Mongolia, Ukraine.

List of states granted visa-free stay up to 60 days

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Britain
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican

Visa-free access to Kyrgyzstan up to 30 days: Malaysia.

Read more about visa to Kyrgyzstan here »»

Photos of the tour:

Dungan mosque. Karakol, KyrgyzstanIssyk-kul Lake. KyrgyzstanIssyk-kul Lake. KyrgyzstanRukh Ordo, park in Bishkek, Issyk-Kul, KyrgyzstanKyrgyz marketMonument to Kurmanjan Datka. Bishkek, KyrgyzstanBishkek city center, square in front of the National Museum, KyrgyzstanPresentation of commemorative certificates. Base camp at the foot of Lenin peak. Pamir MountainsLocal resident on horseback. Pamir Mountains, KyrgyzstanCook at the Base camp of Lenin Peak. Mountains of PamirMaster class for cooking pilaf. Pamir, KyrgyzstanVisiting the locals. Kyrgyz yurtAround Base Camp at the foot of Lenin peakWalk to the lakes. Pamir, KyrgyzstanWalk to the lakes. Pamir, KyrgyzstanWalk to the lakes. Pamir, KyrgyzstanMarmots on the Lukovaya meadow. Lenin Peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanLukovaya meadow, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan

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Video about Kyrgyzstan:

Charms of Kyrgyzstan’s nature
Charms of Kyrgyzstan’s nature
Base Camp surroundings (3600 M) at the foot of Lenin PeakBase Camp surroundings at the foot of Lenin Peak Kyrgyzstan painted with sand Kyrgyzstan painted with sand Trekking to Lake Sary ChelekTrekking to Lake Sary Chelek

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Raul 17.10.2017 09:57

Thank you very much for all your assistance,guidance,information etc.Our trip to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan was one of our best and uforgettable trip of a lifetime....a complete revealation about the region i had been dreaming to visit for so so it was a reality.We are very satisfied with the excellent and highly recommended services of our Guides Lisa,Aruina,and Mohammed ali and all our drivers...please give them 5 stars commendations....our safety ,health ,comfort,fun and excitements were thier best priorities well taken care of.ALL our hotels the were comfortable ( especially at lake Issy Kul and Dushanbe Sheraton ) and food provided were likewise very delicious satisfying.We just hope we had more more time but we realized that we were time constrained for a limited sightseeing so it inevitable to see everything Nevertheless, we had a wonderful overview on the beauty of the culture and natural sceneries of this part of central Asia....WE are very satisfied with your agency giving YOU and Your Company a 7 stars excellent recommendation......Definetly we will avail your services for next trip to central asia.........Thank you very much ...MARAMING SALAMAT PO (Thank you very much Filipino) and good luck and God Bless you always.



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