Kyrgyz Self-drive routes

Being in a tour in Kyrgyzstan car for rent you should follow self-drive routes in order to investigate the country fully. Our country is surrounded by mountains that creates great opportunities for doing different activities any season of the year. First we should note that Kyrgyzstan is a country of high-altitude lakes, of pristine nature and rich animal life, the country of nomads and wandering horses on pastures and meadows is open for you!

Unfortunately roads in Kyrgyzstan are not of a good condition and about 70% are of dirt and gravel. To be able to cover long distances of Kyrgyzstan it is advised to take 4 WD tours that may be covered in the course of self-drive tours. When you visit Kyrgyzstan there are certain places that should be visited first - here we note natural park Ala Archa. The park is located at the bottom of the Tien Shan mountain range in 45 km of Bishkek. In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan it is possible to do hiking and trekking in the gorge Ala Archa. In case you do not have a desire to hike, it is possible to enjoy nature along the paved path.

Continue our tour - we are moving to the gorge Chon Kemin and enjoy horse riding, communicate with real nomads. Making a tour in Kyrgyzstan in the gorge Chon Kemin we are travel high in the mountains along amazing forest atmosphere. Then we recommend to visit Issyk Kul lake, the pearl of Kyrgyzstan. It is the largest high altitude lake after Titicaca in South America and the clearest after Lake Baykal. The lake never freezes that makes the very translation of the name to be like "Hot Lake". Travelling in Kyrgyzstan you should visit the Issyk Kul region also for visiting Grigoryevskoe and Semenovskoe gorges, Jeti Oguz gorge, Barskoon waterfalls and Fairy Tale (Skazka) Canyon. In the Issyk Kul region there is town Karakol, in the east of the region. It is remarkable for ski resort, Russian Orthodox Church, Dungan Mosque and Memorial Museum of N. M. Przhevalsky. Being here on Sunday you can visit animal market and see the culture of people of Kyrgyzstan on your own eyes.

Small villages of Kyrgyzstan like Kochkor are great sites for understanding Kyrgyz culture fully. It is the place where you can watch the process of carpets creation and various performances from masters of Kyrgyz music. Near the village there may be visited Tash Rabat and Son Kul Lake in the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan. Caravanserai Tash Rabat is known to be a shelter for traders wandering along the Great Silk Road. Lake Son Kul is located in the Naryn region and is an amazing place at the altitude of 3016 m (9895 feet) above sea level. The territory of the lake is presented by wonderful and picturesque pastures and meadows. During summer time it is recommended to make tours in Kyrgyzstan and visit the lake. As in winter roads are closed and apartments are not available. In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan you can visit Son Kul lake and live in nomadic dwellings - yurts.  But temperatures are not high during summer period as it is located high in the mountains with temperature of 11 ˚ C (52˚ F) and even lower.

Then tour in rent car Kyrgyzstan may be continued in the village Kazarman as the ancient city in Central Asia. It is located in the Osh region right near the border with Uzbekistan. At the  head of Fergana valley the village may be seen as one of main routes for travellers in Kyrgyzstan along the great Silk Road.

Next destination of a tour in Kyrgyzstan is Jalal Abad region and famous Uzgen Minaret, natural forest Arslanbob. In the forest you can see walnuts, pear, apple and cherry trees growing. Then we recommend to visit Toktogul reservoir located on the river Naryn. This reservoir is the largest in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia, 284 km2. Making a tour in Kyrgyzstan visit Suusamyr valley as well as it is a pleasant place for all living beings of the globe. Such a route in Kyrgyzstan is organized with an aim to investigate all regions of the country. And the most popular tour in Kyrgyzstan is as follows:

Day 1: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
Day 2: Bishkek - Chon Kemin
Day 3: Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake northern shore
Day 4: Issyk Kul northern shore - Grigorievskoye - Karakol
Day 5: Karakol - Jeti Oguz (can sleep here) - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor
Day 6: Kochkor - Kichi Naryn - Naryn (or drive directly to Tash Rabat via Dolon pass)
Day 7: Naryn - Tash Rabat
Day 8: Tash Rabat - Son Kul
Day 9: Son Kul - Kyzyl Oi
Day 10:  Kyzyl Oi - Bishkek

In case it is possible to spend more days it is recommended to continue the tour:

Day 09: Son Kul - Kazarman
Day 10: Kazarman - Osh
Day 11: Osh - Arslanbob 
Day 12: Arslanbob  - Toktogul
Day 13: Toktogul - Bishkek
Day 14: Flight

            Starting a tour in Kyrgyzstan it is possible to spend great time with pleasure. In case you are not sure about the tour in Kyrgyzstan, contact our managers for them to describe you all advantages and peculiarities. You are advised to visit our website as we have put all main information about tours and the country itself. Welcome to Kyrgyzstan and have great time here! You won't surely regret about your tour.