During this tour you will sleep in yurts, the felt houses of the nomadic herdsmen. You attend the making of felt objects of every day's life, can see how the frame of a yurt is made and you get the opportunity to cook a Kyrgyz meal.
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During this tour you will sleep in yurts, the felt houses of the nomadic herdsmen. You attend the making of felt objects of every day's life, can see how the frame of a yurt is made and you get the opportunity to cook a Kyrgyz meal. You listen to the songs of children and the music of their traditional musical instruments. You can also see how they prepare kymys, the national drink made of mare milk. If you want you can see hunting with a trained eagle and attend horse games.
Pay a visit to the Burana tower, a remnant of a town on the Silk Road and to the petroglyphs, stone carvings of the Scythe period near Cholpon-Ata. In the capital Bishkek you can taste the oriental way of shopping at the Osh bazaar. You also attend the performance of a professional folklore music group.
Still there is plenty of time to enjoy the magnificent scenery, to go for nearly never-ending walks. And, if you like, you can discover a piece of Kyrgyzstan on horseback. Subsequently you take a swim in the endlessly blue and clear Lake Issyk-Kul.
You visit the herdsmen who stay with their families in yurts at the summer pastures of the mountains to guard their cattle.
In Bishkek, your accommodation is in a small nice hotel, on the countryside you live in yurt camps assisted by a family from a village nearby. Sometimes you stay in a guesthouse or with a local family..
During the whole journey you are accompanied by an English (or German) speaking interpreter.
This journey suits people who are interested in the nomadic way of life and the culture of the Kyrgyz people. You should be a little adventurous, have an average physical condition and do not necessarily demand luxury.
A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.
- program as described, all meals, transportation, interpreter, taxes, entrees, horse riding.
- flight, visa, personal expenses, insurance and bottled beverages.
Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.
|Arrival, breakfast. Off till lunch. Then first steps in Bishkek.|
|Along the north shore of Lake Issyk Kul (1.600 m alt.) to Bosteri, accommodation with local family in the village near the shore. On the way you visit the Burana tower and you have the opportunity to see petroglyphes.|
|To Djeti-Ogus yurt camp, situated in the area of woods at the end of a narrow valley Altitude 2.200m. On the way visit of Karakol, town at the east side of Lake Issyk-Kul|
|Stay in Djeti-Ogus. Hiking, if you like, you can visit a spa in the village nearby.|
|As Day 5|
|To yurt camp Ak-Say at Lake Issyk-Kul altitude 1.600 m.|
|Stay in Ak-Say, possibility to swim or walk.|
|To Temir-Kanat (altitude 2.400 m.) On the way you visit a small women company where you can see how felt is made from sheep wool. From this felt the women make shirdaks (traditional carpets).|
|Stay in Temir-Kanat, where you can ride or learn how to ride, hiking, cooking, Kyrgyz music, equestrian games.|
|As Day 10|
|From Temir-Kanat to the yurt camp Tuura-Suu (2200m altitude). Visit to herdsmen, tasting of kymys, horseback riding.|
|Stay in Tuura-Suu. Hiking, horseback riding. Children sing their folksongs and play traditional musical instruments.|
|From Tuura-Suu to Bishkek. In the afternoon shopping in the Osh bazaar.|
|To Manas Airport. Goodbye to Kyrgyzstan|