Embark on an extraordinary photographic journey through the stunning landscapes of Kyrgyzstan, where summer unveils an awe-inspiring spectacle of nature’s grandeur. Our photo tours invite you to explore this hidden gem nestled in the heart of Central Asia, where majestic mountains, pristine lakes, and picturesque valleys come together in perfect harmony.
Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors of Kyrgyzstan’s summer, as emerald green meadows stretch as far as the eye can see, adorned with vibrant wildflowers dancing in the gentle breeze. Capture the enchanting beauty of azure alpine lakes reflecting the clear blue skies, creating a surreal mirror-like landscape that seems straight out of a dream.
Venture into remote valleys where nomadic traditions still thrive, encountering warm-hearted locals who graciously welcome you into their world. Photograph their unique way of life, from traditional yurt dwellings dotting the countryside to skilled artisans weaving intricate patterns into vibrant textiles.
As the sun casts its golden glow over rugged mountain ranges, unleash your creativity and capture the dramatic play of light and shadow that bathes the landscapes in an ethereal aura. From towering peaks adorned with snow-capped crowns to cascading waterfalls that carve their way through lush forests, each frame tells a story waiting to be preserved.
Our expert guides will lead you to breathtaking vantage points, where you’ll witness sunrise and sunset unveil breathtaking panoramas that ignite your imagination. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or an enthusiastic amateur, our tours cater to photographers of all skill levels, offering guidance and tips to help you elevate your craft and capture truly exceptional moments.
Join us on this unforgettable photographic adventure in Kyrgyzstan’s summer wonderland, where every click of the shutter captures the essence of a truly remarkable destination. Get ready to unlock your creativity, be inspired by the majesty of nature, and create a collection of images that will transport you back to this captivating land for years to come.
Duration: 14 day
Season: June, July, August, September
Tour: Adventure outdoor travel for photographers
Accommodations: guesthouses, hotels, yurt camp, camping tent
Group size: 1 pax – 6 pax
Requirements: trekking boots, weatherproof warm clothes, hat, sunscreen, sleeping bag
Trip to Bishkek:
This day trip offers a chance to arrive in Bishkek and get a feel for the city. After arriving at the airport, we will transfer to a hotel in the city and check into our rooms. We will then have the option to take a city tour to get a sense of the city and its attractions. In the evening, we will enjoy a welcoming dinner at a local restaurant.
As dawn breaks, we venture towards Lake Song-Kol in Kyrgyzstan, a hidden gem nestled amidst breathtaking landscapes. Welcomed by warm hospitality at a local yurt camp, we immerse ourselves in the simplicity and traditions of nomadic life.
After a delightful lunch, we explore the stunning scenery, capturing its essence with our cameras. Rolling hills, grazing livestock, and vibrant wildflowers become the subjects of our art, reflecting the harmonious relationship between humans and nature.
As the day transitions into the evening, we witness a magical sunset, painting the sky with a palette of colors. With each click of the shutter, we immortalize the interplay between light and nature, cherishing each fleeting moment.
As darkness descends, we retire to cozy yurts, sharing stories and savoring local cuisine by the warmth of a traditional hearth. The night sky presents an opportunity for celestial wonder, and we venture out to capture the brilliance of the stars, humbled by the vastness of the universe.
In this serene setting, we find solace and connection with the cosmos. Photographing the celestial dance above, we freeze these ethereal moments in time, framed by the surrounding landscape. With memories etched in our hearts, we retire for the night, grateful for the treasures bestowed upon us by Kyrgyzstan’s beauty.
Immerse yourself in Kyrgyzstan’s rich nomadic heritage as we visit the local shepherd’s yurt. Engaging with the warm and welcoming nomads, we capture captivating portraits that preserve their stories and traditions. Accompanying them on their daily routines, we witness the ancient bond between humans and animals, set against the backdrop of the awe-inspiring Songkol Valley. The day concludes with shared meals and stories, and as we retreat to our yurts under the starry sky, we reflect on the privilege of experiencing and documenting Kyrgyzstan’s nomadic culture. Tomorrow, new adventures and wonders await us in this remarkable land.
Embark on a scenic journey to Naryn City, where thrilling adventures await. We drive along Pass 32, capturing stunning mountain views and cascading waterfalls. In Naryn City, we immerse ourselves in the local culture and enjoy a delicious lunch. A comfortable hotel provides a relaxing space to recharge and review our photographs. We indulge in a delectable dinner, sharing stories and preparing for new photographic endeavors. As we retire for the night, anticipation fills our hearts for the treasures that tomorrow will bring.
Embark on an exhilarating journey to the breathtaking mountain lake, Kel-Suu. We traverse a long-distance road, capturing stunning vistas along the way. Welcomed by the locals, we immerse ourselves in their culture and traditions. Exploring the valley, we capture the raw beauty of nature through our lenses. Evenings are spent in the warmth of the yurt camp, sharing stories and savoring local cuisine. As night falls, we find solace under the starry sky, reflecting on the day’s adventures. Tomorrow holds new discoveries in this remarkable landscape.
At 7:00 am, we embark on a thrilling horseback ride to Lake Kel-Suu. Guided by the rhythmic clip-clop of hooves, we arrive at the stunning lake, ready to capture its beauty. With cameras in hand, we immerse ourselves in a photo shooting session, capturing the serenity of the crystal-clear waters and towering mountains. After a boat ride, we explore new angles and compositions. Returning to the yurt camp, we recharge before venturing to a secret vantage point for a mesmerizing sunset shoot. We gather for dinner, sharing stories, and prepare for astrophotography. Under the unpolluted night sky, we freeze celestial moments in time. As we retire to our yurts, we reflect on the day’s wonders, eager for what tomorrow holds.
Today is a day of rest and immersion in the shepherds’ everyday life at the yurt camp. We observe their activities and assist in tending to the cattle. A delicious lunch showcases local flavors. If weather permits, we may explore the wonders of Kel-Suu. Later, we transfer to a comfortable hotel in Naryn town. After a delightful dinner, we retire for the night, ready for tomorrow’s adventures.
After breakfast, we journey to Issyk-Kul Lake and the village of Bokonbaevo. We meet golden eagle hunters in the picturesque valley of Tuura-Suu, capturing their majestic presence against the setting sun. In Kyzyl-Tuu, we learn yurt-making from masters and enjoy a delightful lunch. We visit a traditional eagle hunter family in Bokonbaevo, documenting their bond with golden eagles. Returning to the village, we settle into a welcoming guesthouse, enjoying a delicious dinner. As we rest, we reflect on the day’s remarkable experiences and look forward to tomorrow’s adventures.
Today, we venture into captivating canyons: Farytaile Skazka, Canyon Mars, and Aksay. Each offers its own unique charm. We explore the fantastical rock formations of Farytaile Skazka, capturing their whimsical beauty. In Canyon Mars, we document the rugged red cliffs and barren terrain, immersing ourselves in its otherworldly atmosphere. Aksay Canyon enchants us with its towering stone walls and intricate patterns of light. We return to Bokonbaevo for a cozy evening at the guesthouse, sharing stories and savoring a delicious dinner. Tomorrow, we continue our journey, grateful for the memories and photographs that showcase Kyrgyzstan’s natural wonders.
After breakfast, we journey to Karakol, stopping at the breathtaking Arabel Plato for aerial photography. In the renowned Jeti-Oguz Canyon, we capture the beauty of towering red cliffs and lush greenery. Arriving in Karakol, we settle into comfortable accommodations and enjoy a delicious dinner. As we rest, we reflect on the day’s wonders, dreaming of the adventures that tomorrow will bring.
Today, we journey to the stunning Karkyra Valley, a paradise of lush landscapes and vibrant cabins. Welcomed by a local family, we engage in cultural activities and witness the production of dairy products. The valley’s beauty captivates us as we continue our exploration. In the evening, we gather at the yurt camp for a hearty dinner, embracing the tranquility of the surroundings. As we rest, we cherish the memories of the day and anticipate tomorrow’s adventures.
We embark on a scenic journey through the Sary-Jaz Valley, tracing the Turuk River. The breathtaking landscapes, including snow-capped peaks and pristine lakes, leave us in awe. We explore a captivating cave and engage with local nomads in their traditional yurt. As night falls, we set up camp under the starlit sky, surrounded by the wilderness. With hearts full of memories, we drift into a peaceful sleep, grateful for the wonders of the Sary-Jaz Valley.
Today, we return to Karakol via the scenic Chong-Ashu Pass, captivated by the majestic landscapes along the way. Arriving in Karakol, we settle into our comfortable guesthouse and take time to rest and relax. We may explore the town’s vibrant streets, indulging in its rich culture and traditions. Savoring a delicious late lunch, we immerse ourselves in the local cuisine. As evening falls, we can stroll through Karakol, visiting notable landmarks and embracing the town’s distinctive atmosphere. As we retire to our guesthouse, we cherish the memories of the day’s adventures.
Our final journey takes us back to Bishkek, where modernity meets tradition. After a scenic drive, we settle into a comfortable hotel and gather for a memorable farewell dinner. We reflect on the breathtaking landscapes, cultural encounters, and lifelong connections made during our adventure. As we bid farewell to Kyrgyzstan, we carry cherished memories and a renewed sense of wonder. The tour may end, but the photographs and stories will forever remind us of our extraordinary journey. Until we meet again, may our love for photography and exploration continue to inspire us.
• Hermetic bags
• Sleeping bag (with comfort temperature 0 С)
• Mug, spoon, knife
• Microfiber towel
• Personal hygiene products
• First aid kit with personal medicines
• Documents in a waterproof case
• Charger and spare batteries
• Memory cards
• Lenses (from the widest (14mm) to telephoto lenses (200-300mm)
• Filters (Polarizing, ND)
• Photo backpack
• Optics cleaning kit
• Laptop + charger
• External hard drive
• Phone + charger
The tours start upon request. 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.