Open for yourself Karakol city. 4 days
Ala-Archa Walking tour
Cooking master Show
Kyrgyz Food Tour
On this tour, you are going to visit one of the most famous places in Bishkek Ala-Archa National Park, and also get to visit a local family outside of Bishkek and have a cooking show. On the second day, you are going to see Issyk-Kul Lake.
Ala-Archa National Park and cooking master show in local house (35 km from Bishkek, 45 minutes - 1 hour)
Kyrgyzstan is famous for mountains. Just 50 minutes from Bishkek we have beautiful National Park - "Ala-Archa" Enjoy views of the Ala-Archa that is 30 km from Bishkek, where you will see glaciers on the top of mountains. By the way to National Park, you can also see the life of people that live in a city and in a village. After arrival at National Park Ala-Archa, you are going to forget the noisy city and relax in a piece. After 1 hour walking in Ala- Archa we are going to drive to the village and visit one family that lives in a village. The family will prepare for you lunch, however before you are going to see the way of cooking of traditional dish with explanation and learn how to cook Kyrgyz traditional food. Maybe after coming back to your homeland, you will cook traditional Kyrgyz food to your friends. Local families will also glad to make excursion to their farm and garden. Come back to your hotel with a good memory.
Bishkek – Cholpon-Ata (263 km, 4.5-5 hours of driving)
After breakfast drive to Cholpon – Ata. On the way visit Burana Tower (the main historical complex from 11 centuries on the Silk-Road). While driving to Issyk-Kul lake you are going to pass boom gorge. Have lunch en route in buffet and drive to have felt carpet show. (supplementary). After excursion around museum drive to Resort to take a rest and there is a possibility to swim (in July and august temperature of the water is good for swimming)
Cholpon-Ata – Karakol ( 144 km 2 -2.5 hours of driving )
After breakfast drive to Karakol. On the way visit Ruh-Ordo (open-air museum in Cholpon-Ata). Have a lunch in Cholpon – Ata and drive to Karakol. Have a city tour in Karakol and visit the museum of antiquarian belongings, orthodox museum, and Dungan mosque. After the city tour have a rest in Guesthouse. And in the evening we have dinner in the Dungan family. This minority group came to Kyrgyzstan after conflict in China and have been living in Karakol since the 19th century.
Karakol - Bishkek (400 km, 6-7 hours of driving)
Today we are going to drive to Bishkek and have a short walking there. Visit Djety - Oguz en route. Have lunch on the way and drive to Bishkek.