Kyrgyzstan Nature and Nomadic Life

Kyrgyzstan Nature and Nomadic Life

Kyrgyzstan Nature and Nomadic Life

Prices

From $1,195USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels, guesthouses, homestays, camping

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Highlights

This 10-day tour will showcase the beauty of nomadic life

Explore the streets of the capital Bishkek and visit its many cultural and historical highlights.

Wander through Ala Archa National Park and experience its pristine terrain.

Spend time acquainting yourself with the traditions and customs of nomadic families.

Investigate interesting petroglyphs that date back thousands of years.

The Kyrgyzstan Nature and Nomadic Life Tour offers the unique chance to experience and learn more about the nomadic traditions of the Kyrgyz people. Travellers will explore the areas surrounding two of the countries’ biggest alpine lakes, visit cultural highlights, and witness the well-preserved nomadic lifestyle in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyz nomads are hospitable and happy to offer tea or traditional milk products to visitors, so get ready to step into nomadic life and experience all that it has to offer. This trip is full of emotions and brings you a life changing experience!

Kyrgyzstan Nature and Nomadic Life Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Bishkek and City Tour

On the first day of your adventure you will arrive at Manas Airport, where you will meet your guides and transfer to Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. Early check-in is included at your hotel.

In the afternoon, you will set out on an excursion in Bishkek, where you will walk around the main Ala Too Square with the Monument of Great Manas, Kurmanzhan Datka Monument, Main governmental buildings, Oak Park, Opera and Ballet theatre. The tour will finish at the Victory Square.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Bishkek
Meals
Breakfast

Day 2 Excursion to Ala Archa

Today you will head out on an excursion to Ala Archa National Park to experience the picturesque gorge of Ala Archa. This is a popular place for hiking, skiing, and mountaineering, as people can explore more than 20 glaciers. The altitude of mountain ranges here varies from 1500m on the low end to 4895m (Peak Semenov Tien Shanskii) at the highest. After the excursion , you will return to Bishkek for an overnight stay in a hotel.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Bishkek
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Drive to Kochkor Village – Burana Tower and Shyrdak Tour

After breakfast, you will drive to Kochkor village. Along the way in Tokmok town, you will visit Burana Tower (old minaret). The minaret was constructed in Balasagun town; one of the capitals of Karakhanid State existed in the 12th Century AD. Explore ruins of that important trading point at the Great Silk Road and visit a little local museum telling about that civilization.

After arriving in Kochkor, you will visit a local women’s cooperative where they produce felt and felt carpets (shyrdak). Shyrdak is a traditional carpet used by nomads. Overnight in a local family house.

Overnight Location
Homestay in Kochkor Village
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Drive to Bokonbaevo – The Yurt and Eagle Hunting Tour

Day 4 of the tour will see you drive to Issyk Kul Lake, the second-largest alpine lake in the world after Lake Titicaca in South America. On the way you will visit local families in Kyzyl Tuu village, who are all craftsmen that specialize in fabricating yurts. Discover all of their secrets and try to put one up yourself!

Upon arrival in Bokonbaevo, you will take in a fascinating eagle hunting demonstration. Take a chance to ask the hunter about the tradition of eagle hunting and its importance to the local people. Daring adventurers can even take a closer look at the bird and hold it in their hands.

Overnight Location
Homestay in Bokonbaevo
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Drive to Karakol – Skazka, Oguz, Mosque and Cathedral along the Way

After breakfast, you will drive to Karakol town along the southern shores of the Issyk Kul Lake. On the way, you will visit “Skazka” canyon and the Djety Oguz Gorge.

Upon arrival in Karakol, you can spend some time on a short sightseeing tour that will take you to Dungan mosque, a unique construction in Chinese style. Dinner will be enjoyed with a local Dungan family, where guests can learn more about the traditions and culture of the Dungan people.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Karakol
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 6 Drive to Karkara Valley

Today you will make your way to Karkara Valley, stopping on the way to visit the Przhvalskii Memorial complex. After reaching Karkara, you will have some free time in the afternoon for walking in the gorge.

Overnight Location
Camping in Karkara
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 Drive to Cholpon Ata for Excursion

After breakfast, you will have some free time to explore the area, followed by a drive to Cholpon Ata town via Grigorievka gorge, where you can walk around and enjoy nature. Here, you will also set out on an excursion to visit a famous petroglyph site that dates back thousands of years.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Cholpon Ata
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Excursion on Issyk Kul Lake and Drive to Chon Kemin Valley

Today you will be able to enjoy a relaxing boat excursion on Issyk Kul Lake after breakfast. Guests will be inspired by the captivating views across the lake that extend out to the surrounding mountains.

Afterwards, you will drive to Chon Kemin Valley to take in the natural beauty of the wilderness, which is perfect for nature lovers and hikers. In the afternoon, take some time to watch the national horse games. Horseback riding games played a vitally important role for Kyrgyz people, as much of their time is spent alongside these majestic animals.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Chon Kemin
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 9 Drive to Bishkek

After breakfast, you will enjoy a bit of free time to walk and explore the area. In the afternoon, you will drive to Bishkek, where you can visit the Osh Bazaar (closed on Mondays) and ZUM mall to buy souvenirs and mementos of your adventure.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Bishkek
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Day 10 Transfer to Manas Airport and Departure

Sadly, this amazing tour will end today with a transfer to Manas airport for a departure flight.

Overnight Location
None
Meals
Breakfast

Kyrgyzstan Nature and Nomadic Life Tour Price and Dates

This guided sightseeing tour in Kyrgyzstan is always run as a private tour for your group only and the price depends on the size of your group.

The prices below are per person:

  • Solo traveller: $3,875USD
  • Guided group of 2: $2,125USD per person
  • Guided group of 3: $1,750USD per person
  • Guided group of 4: $1,475USD per person
  • Guided group of 5: $1,295USD per person
  • Guided group of 6: $1,195USD per person
  • Guided group of 7+: On request
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Accommodation on the Kyrgyzstan Nature and Nomadic Life Tour

This tour is based in hotels, homestays, and guesthouses. Hotels on this trip are 3-star and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant. The accommodation in mountain lodges and mountain huts is more rustic and, in some cases, you’ll be staying in a dormitory-type accommodation where you’ll share your living space with other travellers.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement of $250USD to have a private room in a hotel where possible. Please note that single rooms are only available in hotels.

B Hotel, Bishkek

Located in the heart of the Kyrgyz capital city Bishkek, this hotel features modern amenities for a comfortable stay.

Night 3-4

Homestay along Kyrgyzstan Nature and Nomadic Life Tour

These nights will see you stay with a local family, sharing in their customs and traditions for an authentic, cozy, and relaxing experience.

My Hotel Karakol

Featuring a bar, BBQ facilities, and free wifi, this guesthouse offers modern amenities that will make for a comfortable stay.

Night 6

Yurt Camp along Kyrgyzstan Nature and Nomadic Life Tour

An overnight stay in a yurt camp will give you a feeling of being closer to nature while still providing a good level of comfort.

Raduga Resort Center

Located along the shores of Issyk Kul, this is a beautiful resort with modern amenities that will provide more of a luxury feel to your stay.

Kemin Guest House

This cozy guesthouse features all of the amenities that you will need for a relaxing stay.

B Hotel, Bishkek

Located in the heart of the Kyrgyz capital city Bishkek, this hotel features modern amenities for a comfortable stay.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Kyrgyzstan Nature and Nomadic Life Tour?

Meals

9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 5 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 9 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Vehicles and drivers for you and your luggage are provided throughout the tour. A boat cruise on Issyk Kul Lake is included as well. Transportation from and to the airport are also included.

Also Included

  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to sights and museums as per program
  • Mineral water 1L per person daily
  • Eagle hunting demonstration in Bokonbaevo
  • National horse games in Chon Kemin
  • Boat cruise in Issyk Kyl Lake
  • Karkara border zone permit

Not included

  • Photo/video fees at museums
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • All types of personal expenses
  • Insurances
  • Visas
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not previously mentioned
  • Anything not mentioned as included

Optional Extras

  • Anything not mentioned as included
  • Single occupancy upgrades where available

Frequenty Asked Questions about Kyrgyzstan Nature and Nomadic Life

How hard is the Kyrgyzstan Nature and Nomadic Life tour?

We rate this tour as a 1/5. The minimum traveller’s age is 6 years old. You should be comfortable with daily walking to points of interest and staying in occasionally simple accommodation, but overall, this is not a physically demanding tour.

Do I need a visa to travel to Kyrgyzstan?

Due to the location in the border zone, a visit to Karkyra requires special permission that will take approximately 30 days to receive, so make sure to factor that into your planning. Reach out if you have any questions about this. Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

When is the best time to travel to Kyrgyzstan for this tour?

The best time to travel to Kyrgyzstan for this adventure is from March-November. Any time outside of this period will see colder temperatures that are unsuitable for travel.

Are meals included in the Kyrgyzstan Nature and Nomadic Life tour?

9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 5 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip.

How do I get to Bishkek to start this tour?

Fly into Manas Airport (FRU) by Turkish Airlines (TK). You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Is the Kyrgyzstan Nature and Nomadic Life tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English-speaking.

Where does the Kyrgyzstan Nature and Nomadic Life tour end?

The tour ends in Bishkek where you will be taken to the airport.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Kyrgyzstan?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Kyrgyzstan?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

Oasis International Travel is an Uzbek tour operator and a travel company located in Tashkent with reliable representatives in other Central Asian countries along the Great Silk Road. This company consists of a qualified team with more than 15 years of experience in the travel industry.

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Prices

From $1,195USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels, guesthouses, homestays, camping

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 1/5. The minimum traveller’s age is 6 years old. You should be comfortable with daily walking to points of interest and staying in occasionally simple accommodation, but overall, this is not a physically demanding tour.


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