Trip to Song-Kol & Karakol every week

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You want to experience this special region of Kyrgyzstan. But what if you don’t have the time? We have a short week-long trip that will take you to the most favorite destinations in Song-Kol and Karakol regions at an affordable price.

With the Kyrgyz Tourism project “Trip to Song-Kol & Karakol every week” you can combine all the must-visit place Song-Kol and Karakol region routes on a map and learn about the transportation options from one place to another during the travel. Share your ideas, get advice from other travelers, and explore Kyrgyzstan. 

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  • Itinerary: Bishkek – Burana Tower – Lake SongKol – Bokonbaevo – Karakol – Altyn-Arashan– Bishkek
  • Accommodation: two overnight in the yurt camp, two overnight in the guesthouses
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Best Season: June – August
  • Category: combined –auto/trek
  • Level of Difficulty: easy to medium
  • Group Size: 8-16 pax
  • Highlights:   Burana, Son-Kol Lake, Barskoon, Jeti-Oguz, Canyon Skazka, Altyn-Arashan 
  • Requirements: weatherproof warm clothes, trekking boots, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen

We will help you to see the main highlights of Kyrgyzstan within a certain time and budget. Explore the route! 

ITINERARY

Wednesday: Morning at 09:00 am departure from Bishkek to Song-Kol Lake. On the way stop in Burana tower. Short sightseeing. Arrive at lake Song-Kol for the afternoon. Welcoming in the yurt camp which is located on the northern lakeshore of Song-Kol lake.  Dine and sleep in the yurt camp. (optional horseback riding, hiking) (4-5hours driving). Lunch at a cafe on the way.

Services: ♦Transport, ♦Touring guide, ♦Bed&Breakast in the yurt camp (Triple Rooms), ♦Dinner.

Tuesday: Spend morning time at the lakeside. Horseback riding, participating in the daily life of the local nomads. After lunch continues traveling to the Issyk-Kol region. On the way stop in Ak-Say valley from the Southlake shore of Issyk-Kol, and meet the Golden Eagle hunters. Eagle show. Late afternoon arrives in the village Bokonbaevo and welcomes to the next yurt camp from the Issyk-Kol region. Dine and sleep in the yurt camp. (4 hours driving)

Services: ♦Transport, ♦Touring guide, ♦Bed&Breakast in the yurt camp (Triple Rooms), ♦Lunch, ♦Dinner, ♦Golden Eagle hunting show.

Friday: Today travel to Karakol town. On the way visit the canyon Skazka, BArskoon waterfall, and Jeti-Oguz gorge. Lunch picnic in the wild. Late afternoon arrives in Karakol. Accommodation in the guesthouse. Dinner at local cafes. (4 hours driving)

Services: ♦Transport, ♦Touring guide, ♦Bed&Breakast in the guesthhouse (Twin Rooms), ♦Lunch picnic, ♦Enter fees

Saturday: After breakfast off-road adventure and hiking in the mountain valley Altyn-Arashan. You will be dropped up in the Ak-Suu village where you can start hiking up to the river Arashan for 16 km. Ascend the valley Arashan where you can enjoy the hot springs and tasty lunch. Rest in the place. Late afternoon you will be picked up by off-road vehicle back to Karakol right from Altyn-Arashan gorge. Dinner and accommodation in the guesthouse. (4 hours hiking, 2 hours driving)

Services: ♦Transport, ♦Touring guide, ♦Bed&Breakast in the guesthouse (Twin Rooms), ♦Lunch, ♦Dinner, ♦Enter fees.

Sunday: After early breakfast at 07:30 am visit them every Sunday animal market in Karakol. After a couple of hours spent in the market transfer to Bishkek directly. In Bishkek, you will be around at 17:00 pm. Lunch at a cafe on the way to roadside cafes. Optional to stop in Cholpon-Ata and see the petroglyph open area museum.  Arrive in Bishkek around 17:00 pm. End of the tour. (5-6 hours driving)

Services: ♦Transport, ♦Touring guide, ♦Enter fees.

Trip to Song-Kol & Karakol every week

Departure End Status Price Book

May 31, 2023 - Wed

Jun 4, 2023 - Sun

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$300

Jun 7, 2023 - Wed

Jun 11, 2023 - Sun

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$300

Jun 14, 2023 - Wed

Jun 18, 2023 - Sun

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$300

Jun 21, 2023 - Wed

Jun 25, 2023 - Sun

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$300

Jun 28, 2023 - Wed

Jul 2, 2023 - Sun

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$300

Jul 5, 2023 - Wed

Jul 9, 2023 - Sun

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$300

Jul 12, 2023 - Wed

Jul 16, 2023 - Sun

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$300

Jul 19, 2023 - Wed

Jul 23, 2023 - Sun

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$300

Jul 26, 2023 - Wed

Jul 30, 2023 - Sun

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$300

Aug 2, 2023 - Wed

Aug 6, 2023 - Sun

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$300

Aug 8, 2023 - Tue

Aug 13, 2023 - Sun

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$300

Aug 16, 2023 - Wed

Aug 20, 2023 - Sun

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$300

Aug 23, 2023 - Wed

Aug 27, 2023 - Sun

Available

$300

Aug 30, 2023 - Wed

Sep 3, 2023 - Sun

Available

$300

FAQ

It is included

  • Transport from Bishkek to Bishkek
  • English-speaking tour guide 
  • Meals: Breakfast and meals in the guesthouse and yurt camps 
  • All enter fees
  • Golden Eagle hunting show
  • Off-road vehicle transport picking up from Altyn-Arashan valley 
  • Accommodations: Yurtcamp in Song-Kol, Yurtcamp in Bokonbaevo, two overnights in Karakol guesthouse

It is not included

  • Meals at cafes
  • Bishkek hotels
  • SNG supplement accommodation 
  • Other services out of the program

Sure, you can stay in Song-Kol for more days and plan your trip independently. Your guide can advise you on the best options and help you to find the local service providers for long-distance trekking or horseback riding in the Song-Kol area. 

Of course. Karakol is the region where are various options to do activities like trekking, hiking, horseback riding, and planning the trip to the places like Alakol, Jyrgalan, Khan-Tengri park, Ingilchek, and so on.  And your guide would be useful to give you all the information and reach the right people to have the best itinerary or to find other groups to join some expeditions. 

If you agreed and took this tour, but will use only part of the program or services, we cannot refund you even part of the money. For example, if you only want to drive as far as Karakol and end the tour on Day 3, you still pay a fixed amount of 300 USD. This is because shuttle bus services are paid for the set program and an itinerary.

Children from 12 years old, together with their parents, can join the tour with full payment, as for an adult. Young children require more attention and demands. This is also to avoid disturbing other travelers along the route. We recommend taking a private tour for families with small children. We are a child-friendly company and would like to offer a tour for families with children.  Please see here – Children’s Quiz tour
Family traveling in Kyrgyzstan

The additional price for the single supplement is 80 USD. 

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