Jeep tour along Sary-Chelek
Jeep tour along Sary-Chelek
Type of tour: jeep tour, off-road tour
Season: July - September
Duration: 10 days
The itinerary: Bishkek – Sary Chelek – Arslanbob – Kazarman – Naryn – Tash Rabat - Son Kul - Issyk Jul- Bishkek
The main feature of this trip is that participantswill drive the jeeps themselves during the route. At the wheel of powerful Jeep, you can go through water obstacles, overcome mountain passes, downs, steep slopes, off-road areas. Everyone will feel himself a real conqueror of roads and get unforgettable impressions. The route passes one of the most beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan,the length is over two thousand kilometers. You will see the amazing mountainous country with snow-covered peaks, rocky canyons, broad river valleys and alpine meadows. You will visit the emerald lake Sari-Chelek, the mysterious highland lake Son-Kul and Chatirkul. You will get acquainted with the life, traditions and customs of local people, try the national cuisine. At the end of the tour you will have a rest on the shore of Issyk-Kul Lake, it is the pearl of Kyrgyzstan.
BRIEF PROGRAM OF THE TOUR
|Day 1||Arrival in Bishkek. Ala-Archa Nature Park.|
|Day 2||Bishkek – Chichkan.|
|Day 3||Chichkan – Sary Chelek Lake.|
|Day 4||Sary Chelek Lake - Arslan Bob.|
|Day 5||Arslan Bob - Jalal-Abad to Naryn, via Kazarman.|
|Day 6||Naryn to Tash Rabat and Chatyr Kol lake jeep trip, via the Ak Say Valley.|
|Day 7||Tash Rabat – Son Kul Lake via Baetovo village. Jeeping around Son Kul lake.|
|Day 8||Son Kul lake – Issyk Kul lake via Kochkor village.|
|Day 9||Issyk Kul Lake – Bishkek.|
|Day 10||Flight home.|
Arrival in Bishkek. Ala-Archa Nature Park.
Upon arrival meeting at the airport and transfer to hotel where you can recuperate after your long flight.
After late breakfast you get your cars and start driving on jeeps to the mountain gorge located not far from Bishkek (40 km one way).
Bishkek – Chichkan (240km, about 4.5 hours).
In the morning transfer from Bishkek to Chychkan Gorge. You start your way via beautiful and picturesque canyons and gorges of Central Tien Shan Mountains over two passes. One of them is especially dramatic! It is Tuya Ashuu Pass (3586 m) from which you may observe both vast valleys Chui and Suusamyr.
Upon arrival in Chichkan Natural Reserve area you will be accommodated in Guest House. Afternoon you may spend walking in the park or enjoying your time at the bank of the mountain river.
Overnight in Oson Guest House.
Chichkan – Sary Chelek Lake (345km, 4 hours).
All day drive to Sary Chelek lake area, one of the most beautiful national parks in Kyrgyzstan. On the way to the lake you will also pass the largest water reservoir in the country – Toktogul water reservoir.
Overnight in tents or simple Guest House in the lake area.
Sary Chelek Lake - Arslan Bob (320km, 5-6 hours).
In the morning drive to Arslan Bob. Arslanbob Valley is located at the south of the Kyrgyz Republic and contains one of the most beautiful health resorts. Arslanbob is a unique creation of nature and is situated at 1,600 meters above sea level. The main treasure of these southern forests is the walnut tree.
Upon arrival, after rest, walking to the nearest waterfall.
Dinner and overnight in CBT guest houses.
Arslan Bob - Jalal-Abad to Naryn, via Kazarman (470km, 9-10 hours).
This day is going to be the most exiting and adventurous in your travel. You take the hardest road in the trip along Naryn River through several passes.
Overnight in Khan Tengri Guest house in Naryn.
Naryn to Tash Rabat and Chatyr Kol lake jeep trip, via the Ak Say Valley (200km, 4-5 hours).
Today you will reach the third largest lake in Kyrgyzstan – Chatyr Kul lake. This is the highest lake of this size in the country (3500 m).
Overnight at Yurt camp.
Tash Rabat – Son Kul Lake via Baetovo village. Jeeping around Son Kul lake (300km, 8-9 hours).
Today you drive to the Son Kul Lake over two passes: Baetov Pass and Kurtka Pass.
Upon arrival in the Son Kul Lake area you will drive around the lake in clockwise direction. You will drive along the northern shore of the lake in the absolutely off road area and finish in the southern shore.
Dinner and overnight in yurts/tents.
Son Kul lake – Issyk Kul lake via Kochkor village (265km, 7-8 hours).
Leaving Song Kol in the late morning, then drive down to Kochkor for lunch time, and then continue driving to a hotel resort on Issyk Kul lake.
Overnight and dinner in Karven 4 Seasons Hotel.
Issyk Kul Lake – Bishkek (250km, 4 hours).
In the morning you drive back to Bishkek. On the way you pass very rocky Boom Canyon and cross Chui Valley.
On arrival in Bishkek you have free time for sightseeing in the capital.
Excursion to the State History Museum and walking tour around main Ala Too Square to watch ceremony of changing of the Guard of Honor, Kurmanjan Datka Monument, main governmental buildings, and finish at the Old Square with Parliament House and the only survived in Central Asia Lenin’s Monument.
Overnight in Asia Mountains hotel.
Early in the morning you will be transferred to the airport in Bishkek
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