Family traveling in Kyrgyzstan.

Would you like to have a wonderful trip with your family in Kyrgyzstan for summertime? Immerse yourself in the world of nomads, discover many unknowns and admire the beauty of the nature of Kyrgyzstan.  Family traveling in Kyrgyzstan could be the best solution for adventure. This tour is suitable for adults and children. Easy and at the same time very interesting paths for trekking, horseback riding under the guidance of experienced riding instructors will give unforgettable impressions for everyone. The culture of nomads: hunting with golden eagles, the secrets of nomad’s yurts, the craft secrets of cultivating felt, communicating with hospitable people, national cuisine and the animal world will amaze and inspire everyone. Take a tour with us that would be the best family traveling in Kyrgyzstan. Gain experience and joy from spending time with family and friends in Kyrgyzstan.

  • Itinerary: Bishkek – ChongKemin – Karakol – Karkyra valley – Tamga – Barskoon – Bishkek
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Best Season: April – mid-October
  • Category: combined –auto
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy to Medium
  • Group Size: 2 – 24 pax
  • Highlights: Kemin national park, Karkyra valley, Kara-Kyz yurt camp, Jeti-Oguz, Kok-Jaiyk valley of flowers, Barskoon.
  • Requirements: weatherproof warm clothes, trekking boots, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

ITINERARY

Travel for National Park Ala-Archa by 4×4 cars. It will takes 1 hour driving from Bishkek. Then start hiking in the park for one hour with your guide. After this you will be transferred to another gorge Kashka –Suu and hit the road to Chunkurchak by off road. On the way you can do short walking to make panorama viewpoints.  Arrival in Chunkurchak and have a late lunch in the traditional exotic restaurant Supara Chunkurchak. Sightseeing around. Late afternoon return to Bishkek, short city tour and accommodation in your hotel. Meals at café.

Today travel for Chong-Kemin. It takes 1,5 hours. On the way visit Burana tower from Silk-Road age. Arrival in Chong-Kemin for lunch. After lunch take a short horseback riding walking in the village. You will be well instructed by your guide to have a horse riding experience. Dinner and accommodation in the Ashuu hotel.

After breakfast travel for Karakol, Issyk-Kul region. On the way visit local family house where you can see the demonstration of making the felt carpet “Shirdak” and be welcomed for having a tea in the traditional Kyrgyz yurt with fresh bread. Also make a stop in Cholpon-Ata, short walking in Ruh Ordo complex and lunch stop in Cholpon-Ata café. After lunch keep traveling to Karakol. On the way you can also stop on the lake shore of Yssik-Kol and have hot thermal bath. Late afternoon arrival in Karakol. Accommodation in the hotel Green Yard or Karagat.

Today off road adventure driving to ascent mountain valley Arashan. You will be driving up to the river Altyn-Arashan for 20 km to reach the beautiful valley Altyn-Arashan which is famous with hot thermal springs and Alpen meadow hills. Lunch picnic in the wild. After having a sightseeing around take a hike back to descent Ak-Suu place. You can take a hiking back about 15 km. But on the behind your off road vehicle will escort you. If you get tired the vehicle is at your disposal to change your walking for driving in the car. Return to Karakol for the hotel around at 18:00 pm.

After breakfast transfer travel for the greenest valley in Kyrgyzstan – Karkyra valley. There is legend about Temirlan.

Santash, San Tash is 4 meters tall and has a diameter of 56 meters.  According to legend, San Tash was birthed during the time of Tamerlane’s military campaigns. Tamerlane wanted to know the number of his troops and commanded each of his men to throw a stone into the pile so he could gage the size of his army. Hence, the name San Tash, or “the counting stones,” was given to the pile. However, it’s rumored that there may be more to the legend than just that.  It’s said that Tamerlane was first entreated upon to count his men by an elderly man he met on his way.  The elderly gentleman wanted to impart wisdom to Tamerlane by giving Tamerlane a visual lesson on the price of war.   When his army came back from war, the old man asked him to have his men pick up a stone from the pile when they returned.  The stones that were left showed Tamerlane all the men that died during his exploits. Archeologists estimate a total of more than 3,500 cubic meters of stone resides on this site.

After historical aspect take a lunch picnic and coffee on the riverside with beautiful scenery for the river Santash. Another visit is Karakyz yurt camp in the gorge Karakyz. Arrival in the place, take a hike in the place and have a traditional food in the yurt. Late afternoon return to Karakol. Hotel accommodation.

Today is the grate day to visit Jeti-Oguz gorge and valley of flowers Kok-Jayik. You can do 1 hour ascending to Kok-Kayky pass by horseback and take walking down to Svetlaya Polyana for another 1 or two hours. On the valley your drivers will waiting for you to pick up and transfer back to Karakol.  Accommodation in the hotel. Dinner at restaurant.

After breakfast visit Sunday Animal market in Karakol. After travel for Tamga. On the way you can visit local Dungan family for lunch. A local Dungan family will welcome you to their home to celebrate the diversity of Dungan cuisine over an elaborate home-cooked meal. Learn the fascinating story of why this Muslim Chinese group immigrated to the region 140 years ago, how they made the area their home, and how families today keep their traditional culture and cuisine. Afternoon arrival in Tamga, accommodation in the guest house with dinner.

Today travel for Bokonbaevo village. This day the travel program offers Barskoon gorge to explore the waterfall barskoon and driving up to Arabel Plato for 4000m above sea level. The road is good and served as the same direction is located the main gold mine Kumtor. On the high altitude Plato you can see the glaciers and high mountain lakes. Picnic in the wild and take a driving back to the main road to visit another interesting point. It is fare tail canyon Skazka where you can also take a walking for one hour. Late afternoon arrival in Bokonbay, accommodation in the guest house with dinner.

After breakfast take a road to Bishkek. This day also will be full of experience because you can meet on the way Eagle hunter with his Golden eagle. See the demonstration of the eagle and have experience of the eagle hunting show. For lunch you will stop in the village Kyzyl-Tuu on the way in the yurt making master house family. By having a lunch, you can learn how making the traditional nomad’s yurts from wood and felt. Afternoon leave for Bishkek. Arrival in capital city around at 17:00 pm. Accommodation in the hotel. Farewell dinner at restaurant.

FAQ

The tours start upon request, please contact us. The itineraries can be adjusted individually to fit into your schedule and provide you with the best experience. Furthermore, we are happy to create tailor-made tours according to your wishes.

After having solved all the questions and programs confirming we issue an invoice for payment. You can make a bank transfer or pay upon your arrival time in Bishkek before the trip starts.

The price of the tour depends on the number of people and the season. According to the request and interest, we can negotiate the optimal price for your budget.

The best hotels and guest houses will be at your disposal. Twin rooms (clean, comfortable).

Kyrgyzstan has a free-visa entry for many countries.

For more information about Kyrgyzstan visa link to http://mfa.gov.kz/en/visa/index

The basic hints for travelers.

  • During your travel time, please respect local culture, customs, traditions, and religion.
  • Try to buy local products and make a benefit for the local economy.
  • Always give fair prices for lodging, food and other services.
  • Take off your shoes, when entering home or yurt stay.
  • Smoking is prohibited at home.
  • Please share your ideas on food and accommodation preferences.
  • Ask people for photographing them.
  • Be friendly and try to get in contact.
  • Be careful during the evening and night time and aware of mass meetings.
  • Be careful with your documents, money and valuable items.
  • Be aware of pickpockets and strangers at bazaars and streets.
  • If someone asking for documents, wallets or cameras, saying that they are from the police, ask them to go police together.
  • Never give your belongings to strangers.
  • Wear good hiking shoes for outdoor activities.
  • Bring warm waterproof clothes even in summer.
  • Have your torch sunscreen and repellent.
  • Do not drink very cold water from unknown sources.
  • Drinking alcohol at high altitudes is unsafe.
  • If the food fat or not acceptable for you can taste a bit and say thanks.
  • Do not drink cold water after eating out, better hot tea or c It helps in high altitude digestions cases.
  • Wear warm clothes in the mountains, usually after eating out.
  • Bring your medicines and first aid kit.
  • If you feel unsafe or have issues to discuss, please share with your staff, host or tour manager.
  • Collect your litter. Pack up all non-biodegradable rubbish.
  • Please don’t drop cigarette butts or litter.
  • High altitude vegetation is very fragile. Save the environment.
  • Use toilets in nature wherever available. Where are none, stay at least 40-50 m from streams and water sources and bury all waste and paper.
  • Leaving footprints, take just your photographs.

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