|Forgotten Path 7 Days/6 Nights|
You found the blissfully quiet place in our busy world you were looking for. All of us were children and had our particular dreams. If your dream was to roam somewhere in wild nature, among gorges, mountains and celestial lakes, this tour is right for you. It is an unforgettable tour where you will not only see different kinds of mountains and the world’s second largest alpine lake, but also get a taste of the traditional nomad’s life while hiking along the Great Silk Road!Places of Visit: Bishkek, Burana, Issyk-Kul lake, Chong Kyzyl Suu, Jukka pass, Barskaun gorge, Jukuchak gorge,Syrthe Ak-Shirak
Day 1 Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley
Your guide will meet you at Manas International Airport and accompany you to Bishkek City (30 min. drive), where you will start the day with a breakfast. The entire day is dedicated to a guided Bishkek City Tour, including lunch. At 5 p.m., you will be transferred to the Chon Kemin valley, where you also will spend the night. Dinner will be served at 7 pm.
Bishkek city tour includes the visiting of the central Ala-Too Square, Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Pobeda Square (Victory Square), the History Museum, National philharmonic, Oriental Bazaar, Art Gallery and many others places of interest.
Day 2 Chon Kemin valley - Chong Kyzyl Suu
After a strengthening breakfast we leave at 8 o’clock and you will be transferred to Chong Kyzyl Suu village. On the way, we will visit the Burana Tower. After having enjoyed a traditional lunch, we will continue our way along the southern shore of Lake Issyk Kul. Dinner will be served in the Chong Kyzyl Suu Guesthouse at 7 p.m., where you will also spend the night.
Chong Kyzyl Suu village (Big Red Water) is situated on the southern shore of the celestial Issyk-Kul Lake, the second largest mountain lake in the world (1608m.above sea level) and is also known as “the pearl of Central Asia”. On the way, we will visit the Burana Tower (minaret of the 11 century) and its attached open air museum of Balbans (stone warriors).
Day 3 Chong Kyzyl Suu - Gorge Jukuchak
The day starts with a breakfast at 8 o’clock. After breakfast you will have free time to swim in the lake and to relax on the sandy beach. Thanks to the salty water, Lake Issyk Kul possesses curative qualities. We will meet at noon for lunch and then start our journey to the incredible gorge Jukuchak, where you also will find a red cave known as the “500 rams”. After the cave, we will bring to a sauna that is close by and where you will have the possibility to take a bath with hot mineral water. We will arrive at the Jukuchak home stay at 7 p.m. and you will be served dinner.
In former times it was possible to have 500 rams inside the cave, before an earthquake destroyed and diminished its original size. However, one still can imagine its original extent by peering through a crack. People say that there could be some treasures inside but until now nobody dared to go in and explore it.
Day 4 Gorge Jukuchak - Pass Jukka
After breakfast we are off for a 6 hours hike through the gorge Jukka (2520m above sea level). You will stop for a night at the campsite based at the foot of the Jukka pass. Dinner is served at 7 p.m. You will spend the night in tents.
You will hike along the Great Silk Road as ancient traders did.
Day 5 Pass Jukka - Chokoli Lakes - Syrthe Ak-Shirak (3000m)
Breakfast is served at 8 o’clock. Then you will have a trek over the pass Jukka (3680m) on the Great Silk Road (6 hours). Dinner is served at 7 p.m. You will spend the night in tents.
As soon as we are in Syrthe Ak-Shirak you will have the opportunity to explore its unforgettable nature on your own.
Day 6 Syrthe Ak-Shirak (3000m) - gorge Barskaun - Bishkek
After packing your backpacks, you will be served breakfast at 8 o’clock before you start you journey to the capital of Kyrgyzstan Bishkek city via the stunning Barskaun gorge, where you will have your lunch. In Bishkek you will have a farewell dinner in a restaurant at 8 pm.
Day 7 Bishkek
Pick up and transfer to Manas International Airport according to you flight details.
Standard Tour price
1) Twin Accommodation;
3) All transfers;
4) Museum entrace fees;
5) Full board (B/L/D);
7) Rent of tents;
Does not include:
1) Personal Insurance;
2) Air ticket;
4) Alchoholic beverages;
5) All other items not listed in the Include section;