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: 4-16 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! 

→The tour will be activated if the minimum number of people is at least four (4 pax). If the number of people does not reach 4 pax, the tour will be canceled.

ITINERARY

Wednesday: Departure from Bishkek to Lake Song Kol at 9:00 a.m. On the way you will stop at Burana Tower. Short visit. Arrive at Song Kol Lake for the afternoon. Welcome to the yurt camp, located on the northern shore of Song Kol Lake. Dine and sleep in the yurt camp. (optional horseback riding, hiking) (4-5 hour drive). Lunch at a cafe on the way.

Services: ♦Transportation, ♦Tour guide, ♦Bed&Breakfast in the yurt camp (triple room), ♦Dinner.

Tuesday: Spend the morning on the lakeshore. Horse riding, participation in the everyday life of the local nomads. After lunch, we continued to the Issyk-Kol region. On the way, you will stop on the southern shore of Issyk-Kol in the Ak-Say Valley and meet the golden eagle hunters. Eagle show. Late afternoon arrival in the village of Bokonbaevo and welcome at the next yurt camp from the Issyk-Kol region. Dine and sleep in the yurt camp. (4 hour drive)

Services: ♦Transportation, ♦Tour guide, ♦Bed&Breakfast in the yurt camp (triple room), ♦Lunch, ♦Dinner, ♦Golden eagle hunting show.

Friday: Today you travel to the city of Karakol. On the way, you will visit Skazka Gorge, BArskoon Waterfall, and Jeti Oguz Gorge. Lunch picnic in the wild. We reach Karakol in the late afternoon. Accommodation in the guest house. Dinner at local cafes. (4 hour drive)

Services: ♦Transportation, ♦Guide, ♦Bed&Breakfast in guesthouse (twin room), ♦Picnic lunch, ♦Entrance fees

Saturday: After breakfast, off-road adventure and hiking in the Altyn-Arashan mountain valley. You will be dropped off at Ak-Suu village where you can begin the 16km hike to the Arashan River. Climb up the Arashan Valley where you can enjoy the hot springs and a delicious lunch. Rest in place. In the late afternoon, you will be picked up directly from the Altyn-Arashan Gorge by off-road vehicle back to Karakol. Accommodation in the guest house. (4 hours hiking, 2 hours driving). Dinner in cafes.

Services: ♦Transportation, ♦Guide, ♦Bed&Breakfast in guesthouse (twin room), ♦Lunch, ♦Entrance fees.

Sunday: After early breakfast at 7:30 a.m., visit the animal market in Karakol every Sunday. After a few hours at the market, we head straight to Bishkek. You will arrive in Bishkek at 5:00 p.m. Lunch at a cafe on the way to street cafes. Optionally, you can stop in Cholpon-Ata and visit the Petroglyphs Open Space Museum. Arrive in Bishkek around 5:00 p.m. End of the tour. (5-6 hour drive)

Services: ♦Transportation, ♦Guide, ♦Entrance fees.

Trip to Song-Kol & Karakol every week

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May 29, 2024 - Wed

Jun 2, 2024 - Sun

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$390

Jun 5, 2024 - Wed

Jun 9, 2024 - Sun

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$390

Jun 12, 2024 - Wed

Jun 16, 2024 - Sun

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$390

Jun 19, 2024 - Wed

Jun 23, 2024 - Sun

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$390

Jun 26, 2024 - Wed

Jun 30, 2024 - Sun

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$390

Jul 3, 2024 - Wed

Jul 7, 2024 - Sun

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$390

Jul 10, 2024 - Wed

Jul 14, 2024 - Sun

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$390

Jul 17, 2024 - Wed

Jul 21, 2024 - Sun

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$390

Jul 24, 2024 - Wed

Jul 28, 2024 - Sun

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$390

Jul 31, 2024 - Wed

Aug 4, 2024 - Sun

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$390

Aug 7, 2024 - Wed

Aug 11, 2024 - Sun

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$390

Aug 14, 2024 - Wed

Aug 18, 2024 - Sun

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$390

Aug 21, 2024 - Wed

Aug 25, 2024 - Sun

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$390

Aug 28, 2024 - Wed

Sep 1, 2024 - Sun

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$390

FAQ

It is included

Transportation from Bishkek to Bishkek
English speaking tour guide
Meals: Breakfast and meals in the guest house and yurt camps
All entrance fees
Golden eagle hunting show
Off-road vehicle transport pickup in Altyn-Arashan Valley
Accommodation: yurt camp in Song-Kol, yurt camp in Bokonbaevo, two nights in the Karakol guesthouse

It is not included

Meals in cafes
Hotels in Bishkek
SNG supplement for accommodation
Further services from the program

We will be waiting for you on the day of departure at 8:00 a.m. at the Kyrgyzstan Tourism Office – Abay,21 (Olive Hotel).

If you have time before the departure day, you are welcome in our office for a briefing, meeting, and a cup of tea. 

Of course, you can also stay in Song-Kol for several days and plan your trip independently. Your guide can advise you on the best options and help you find local service providers for long-distance hiking or horseback riding in the Song-Kol area.

Sure. Karakol is the region where there are various opportunities for activities such as trekking, hiking, horse riding and planning trips to places like Alakol, Jyrgalan, Khan Tengri Park, Ingilchek etc. And your guide would be helpful to give you all the information and reach the right people to find the best itinerary or find other groups to join some expeditions.

If you have an extension you will need to organize the rest of the tour and route yourself at the additional cost. The remainder of the $390 is non-refundable.

If you have agreed and participated in this tour but only use part of the program or services, we cannot refund you even part of the money. For example, if you only go to Karakol and want to finish the tour on day 3, you will still pay a fixed amount of $390. This is because shuttle bus services are paid for the set program and itinerary.

Children aged 12 and over can take part in the tour with their parents like an adult with full payment. Young children require more attention and demands. This is also to avoid disturbing other travelers along the route. For families with small children, we recommend a private tour. We are a child-friendly company and would like to offer a tour for families with children.

The additional charge for the single room supplement is USD 80.

We have to cancel the tour because we cannot cover all costs at cost price.
Advance payments will be refunded.

(→The tour will be activated if the minimum number of participants is at least four (4 people). If the number of people does not reach 4 people, the tour will be canceled.)

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