Duration: 8 days
Day 1: Bishkek - Burana - Kochkor
You will be met and transferred to the capital of Kyrgyzstan. You will drive for about 40-minute from the airport. In course of the travel you will start you fascinating winter tour by visiting of Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic, and many others attractions. After it you will head on to Kochkor village. On the way to it you will be have an excursion in Burana Tower. This sight is well known as the minaret from the 11th century that was used as sign for travelers that there was a city to have a rest. Here you will also see an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). Night will be in a home stay.
Day 2: Kochkor - Tash Rabat - Naryn
Toda you will head on to visit the Tash Rabat Caravanserai that can be found on the Great Silk Road at the very heart of Tian Shan Mountains. This Stone Castle from the 14th century is very unique and in Kyrgyzstan winter tours you will see its dazzling beauty. Tash Rabat was built of stone blocks inside a mountain at an elevation of 3200 m above sea level. Here you will find 31 rooms in the mountain the walls of which are 1 m thick. You will be impressed to know that there is also underground prison cells were thieves were kept. After the excursion we will drive to Naryn. Night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Naryn - Kochkor - Bokonbaevo
In course of the tour you will drive back to Kochkor village. You will be mesmerized by the Kyrgyzstan in winter. During the drive you will observe views of amazing gorge and mountain pass that is 3 000 meters high. Upon arrival you will meet local family that will teach you the method of creating national felt carpets. Then you will have an excursion in a small handicraft museum. After it you will have a break in Bokonbaeva village to meet a local eagle-hunter. The show will be especially beauty due to snow. You will be impressed to know that the prayes of eagle are hares and foxes. Night will be in a home stay.
Day 4: Bokonbaevo- Issyk Kul southern shore - Barskoon - Jeti Oguz - Karakol
Barskoon gorge is your destination for today. You will enjoy its beauty on the southern shore of Issyk Kul Lake. This gorge is famous for its celestial mountains and the monument to Yuri Gagarin. After it you will drive to Jeti Oguz gorge or Seven Bulls that is prominent due to the red rocks formations. After it you will have 20 minutes hike to the top of the Broken Heart Mountain. Here you will enjoy the breathtaking panorama view of the gorge! Kyrgyzstan winter tours will give a lot of opportunities to take dazzling photos. In Karakol town you will see the Dungan mosque which was built in Chinese style without using a single metal nail. Abd then will be an old wooden Orthodox Church. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 5: Karakol - Issyk Kul Lake northern shore - Chon Kemin
Today you will be transferred to the celestial Issyk Kul Lake. In course of the tour you will drive along the northern shore of Issyk Kul Lake to see the mesmerizing beauty of the lake. This site is also known as the biggest mountain lake in Central Asia where you can rest and swim in summer time. After it you will have an excursion in a small local museum where you will see examples of handicraft, music instruments and a lot of artifacts. Night will be in a home stay in Chon Kemin village.
Day 6: Chon Kemin - Bishkek
Chon Kemin village is situated in a national park due to which you can see the breathtaking beauty of covered with snow. It is known that remote regions stay unspoiled, traditional and rich in culture while the capital is quite developed. Even through tourist come to see this pristine beauty vast areas are largely untouched by foreign visitors. During the tour be prepared to see smiles, open arms and unrivalled hospitality. You will enjoy 3 hours of horse riding via a mountain forest. In winter tour such pictures possess fabulous beauty. On the top you will see the panorama view of the gorge. Then you will drive to Bishkek. Night is in a hotel.
Day 7: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
You will see the Ala Archa gorge that is located 45 km from Bishkek. This Natural Park lies on a spur of the Tien Shan mountain range. At Soviet Union this place could enter only V.I.P. people. Nowadays you can freely enter this place. You will need to hike to enjoy a panoramic view of the gorge. Then you will return to Bishkek to visit famous Asian Bazaar. Here you will see a busy life of local people as well as take a lot of vibrant photos. Don't miss the chance to see interesting goods. Night is in a hotel.
Day 8: Bishkek - Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
Winter Kyrgyzstan is a painting worthy of the brush of famous artists. Tourists come to see all the beauty of the mountainous country, its rich history and breathtaking nature. On a tour of winter Kyrgyzstan, you can enjoy skiing and snowboarding. The country has a large number of ski resorts with tracks of various difficulties. Almost all bases have equipment rentals and experienced instructors. During a tour of winter Kyrgyzstan, you will not resist the mesmerizing beauty of snow-white mountains. Winter Kyrgyzstan will not give way to summer one.
Despite the beauty of winter, you cannot spend the night freely anywhere and many trails are covered with snow. But it will not be a shelter for you as you can rent an off-road vehicle to drive to the fascinating places of the country.During the tour you will visit places such as Issyk Kul lake, ancient stone inscriptions, Jeti Oguz or Seven Bulls, Bokonbaevo village where you can see eagle hunt, Kochkor village learn how to make our national felt carpets.
In addition, winter Kyrgyzstan can offer you horse games like at chabysh, kyz kuumai, tyiyn enmei etc. Do not forget about the incredible delicious cuisine of Kyrgyzstan. The most common meat is lamb, beef, horse meat, while pork is very rare, since the people of Kyrgyzstan are mostly Muslims. Thanks to such meat, you can taste beshbarmak, manti, oromo, kuurdak and others, as well as taste the famous drink of the nomads kymyz, a drink made from fermented mare's milk.
Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy all the beauty of the beautiful picture during winter tour in Kyrgyzstan.