Roundtrip Issyk Kul

Silkway

1 - day

Arrival in Bishkek , transfer to hotel  “Alpinist or Grand hotel”, in hotel you have a breakfast if its early arrival. After 2 or 3 hours city tour visit to Historical Museum, Art Gallery ,national bazaar or ( Osh bazaar ) ,small walk through the parks . In the evening according to dinner its up to you if you want in hotel or in restaurant.

2 - day

This day transfer to Issyk-Kul Lake 360km  at 8 o’clock in the morning  . Before transferring to the Issyk –Kul lake  go to the super market for buying lunch for yourself and then leave Bishkek for Issyk- kul lake .  On the way visit to the historical complex Burana  which was build in 10 -11 century near this complex you can also visit Balbals (unusual stones which we know as a monument of people  in 7-8 century . lunch on the way  you can stop in nature . You will arrive in Issyk – Kul lake in Guest house or in hotel  about 4 or 5 p.m. Dinner will be ordered by your guide.  The dinner will be at 7 p.m in the Guest house .

3 – day

For exploring  the surroundings on the north side of the Issyk –Kul Lake we reserve  full next day  in your program . The breakfast will be at 8 or 9 a.m . After breakfast you will go to the super market  to buy lunch .Then you wil go to the canyon of Grigorievka ,with higher up beautiful views over the Issyk – Kul Lake . Lunch will be there . A boat trip  of 2 hours on the Lake ,visit of the petroglyhps (paintings on the stone , belongs to the ancient time when people tried to speak to each other or to show how they lived at that time) around Cholpon – Ata , visit Museum ,stroll along beach , in summer possible to swim . The dinner at the same time in a Guest house .

4 – day

Breakfast at 8 or 9 a.m .After  breakfast direction to the Karakol town ,on the way visit to Tuyp to the local women project for making national souvenirs, after it visit memorial complex named after Przhevalsky  and museum .( Nikolay Mikhailovich Przhevalsky is one of the first Russian Scientist-Geographer who started studying in details the geography, flora and fauna of the Central Asian countries. Beginning from 1870, he arranged 4 large expeditions to Mongolia, China and Tibet. During his expeditions he revealed the exact directions of the mountain ranges and borders of the Tibet Mountains. He described the nature, relief, climate, flora and fauna in the territories under his study and discovered over 200 plant species. Przhevalsky also collected an enormous zoological collection which comprised several thousand of species of plant, animals, birds, fishes and insects. In the year of 1888, he died from typhoid fever on the eve of his fifth expedition to Central Asia; he was buried on the Issyk-Kul lakeside not far from the city of Karakol.( The Memorial Museum of N. M. Przhevalsky was opened on 29 April 1957 in Karakol.)  For lunch you can buy as usual in the super market or can go to the restaurants in Karakol. Then city tour in Karakol with visits to the Dungan Mosque .(  There is a Dungan (Chinese) mosque in Karakol built by a Chinese architect and 20 artisans between 1907 and 1910. It was built entirely of wood, without a single nail. The Dungans first arrived in Karakol, as refugees, in 1877 and created a small community.

The Mosque is set into its own territory and the distinctive decoration (it is painted in bright colors – red, green and yellow – and bears reliefs depicting various types of flora and mythical animals such as dragons and the phoenix  that give it an original character). After it visit  the 19th  century wooden Russian orthodox cathedral .( The cathedral was originally built of stone in 1872, when Karakol was a garrison town established as an outpost on the edges of the Tsarist Russian Empire. It was destroyed in 1890 by an earthquake and the current cathedral was built out of wood on a brick base. It took six years to complete, and was finally completed in 1895. It has seen considerable service, not just as a church. During an anti-Russian uprising in 1916 its monks were brutally murdered.

Over the years, particularly following the Revolution in 1917, it has been used as an educational center housing a school, ladies’ gymnasium and an institution of Higher Education; a Sports Hall; a Theater; a Dance Hall and even as a Coal Store. Then, in 1991, following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Independence of Kyrgyzstan, the local authority once again gave the building back to the church, with the proviso that all further restorations were their responsibility).

Dinner  will be in the Guest house or in restaurant .

5 – day

In the morning as usual you will have  a breakfast , after it you will go to the super market for your lunch . This day you will go to Jety – Oguz (translated as Seven Bulls ), the famous valley with red sandstone wall formation it is scheduled for one day .Accommodation in professional yourt camp . All day for exploring the nature of the famous valleys ,horse – riding possibilities ,guided nature walks . Dinner will be there in the Yourt .

6 - day 

Also after breakfast you will live Jety –Oguz for Kochkor small town . This day your trip will follow the road along the south side of the Issyk- Kul Lake to the village Bokonbaevo , visit the local eagle hunter , lunch in the village . After lunch transfer to Kochkor ,visit to the workshop for making and selling the Kyrgyz national carpets . Home – stay accommodation in the village .

7 – day

After the breakfast transfer to Bishkek , lunch on the way .Dinner in Bishkek, departure in the evening from the airport “Manas”.

 

Roundtrip Issyk Kul

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