Self-drive routes give you an opportunity to make your tours in Kyrgyzstan unforgettable. Kyrgyzstan is famous for its unique nature and offers travellers to see the most beautiful places that differ from all of the Central Asian countries which make you travel in Kyrgyzstan. Tours in Kyrgyzstan are going to be wonderful with our travel company! Travellers will start their trip of seeing the great mountains, old villages, crystal lakes and visit hospitable Kyrgyz families that will allow them to taste traditional food and drinks. In continuation of trip they will have a chance to ride a horse and feel themselves as nomads. All this is a cultural achievement of the Kyrgyz people.
70 % roads in Kyrgyzstan are poor. Kyrgyzstan recommends its travellers to stock good 4WD off-road tours due to the poor and destroyed roads that will help travellers to walk around Kyrgyzstan from the north to south and reach followed destinations. 4WD off-tours are the best way to take adventures in Kyrgyzstan. Our company is always ready to offer cars for rent.
We present to your attention Ala Archa National Park. It is gorge that lies on the Tien Shan mountain range and considered to be one of the wonders of Kyrgyzstan. It is located 45 km from Bishkek. If you want to see a panoramic view you can take a short hiking tour or walk on foot, feeling the beauty of Kyrgyz nature and enjoy the cleanest air.
Let's move on and see the next attraction, Chon Kemin gorge! In this tour you will have an amazing horse riding that will back you to a nomad way of life. The destination of your tour will go high in the great mountains and amazing mountain forest. You will have a chance to see the unique places during your tour in Kyrgyzstan! Our guides will help you to climb the mountain, and see the best panorama view of the gorge!
You will be driving along the northern and southern shores of famous Kyrgyz heritage - Issyk Kul Lake! Issyk Kul Lake is the heart of Kyrgyzstan. It is considered to be the second largest lake in the world, after Titicaca in South America. Issyk Kul is surrounded by mountains. This is the only lake which never gets frozen. The translation is: "Hot Lake". Being in this wonderful region you are going to take a journey and hikes as well as visit beaches and spa. Undoubtedly we recommend you to visit the Issyk Kul region during your tour in Kyrgyzstan. Beside that you will have a chance to see one the next amazing places that will give you more pleasure and desire to come there again. So, we present to your attention: Grigoryevskoe and Semenovskoe gorges, Jeti Oguz gorge, Barskoon waterfalls and Fairy Tale (Skazka) Canyon!
After visiting Issyk Kul, you can go in Karakol town. It is situated at the far eastern edge of Issyk Kul Lake. Karakol is a small town full of green streets and wooden cottages. You will find the Russian Orthodox Church, Dungan Mosque and Memorial Museum of N. M. Przhevalsky. During your stay in Karakol you will have a great opportunity to see Kyrgyz culture from inner and take a part in their everyday life. You will get experience if you travel in Kyrgyzstan.
In our tour you will have a chance to see and feel how the nomadic lifestyle looks like, that is considered to be in the Great Kyrgyz history. Our guides will provide you with small villages, like Kochkor, where you can choose to live in homestay with hospitable Kyrgyz family, and of course taste the national food. You have to know that Kyrgyz cuisine is high calorie but worth to taste it, you won't regret because Kyrgyz food is very delicious! One more interesting thing that, you will learn how to make Kyrgyz national carpets! Our professional weavers will give you a master class in making carpets, accompanying by traditional Kyrgyz music. Your trip will be awesome with us! We have the best team!
We suggest you to rent a car and follow the next destinations as Tash Rabat and Son Kul Lake. They are situated near Kochkor and considered to be a treasure trove of Kyrgyzstan. Nowadays Tash Rabat is used to be a shelter for merchants crossing the Great Silk Road. Son Kul is a lake located in the mountains which is intersects with northern Naryn Province at the altitude of 3016 m (9895 feet) above sea level and surrounded by grasslands and fields. Don't miss to visit this wonderful place in your tour! It is available only in the summer, starting from June to early September. If you visit this place at another time of the year, you will face the problem of road closure due to avalanches. If you want to feel yourself as nomad, then you have a good opportunity to stay in nomadic dwellings - yurts. Yurts are home of the nomadic peoples Asia. This is a frame dwelling with felt cover. Many tourists like to stay in yurts because it is cool in hot summer time. The average temperature in summer is 11 ˚ C (52˚ F). Summer in alpine places is rather chill. Probability of rain is high. We advise you to take warm clothes and stock up on heaters, if it is very cold.
Our trip will go on through a distant Kazarman village to Osh city. This is one of the old cities of Central Asia. It borders with Uzbekistan country and lies at the head of the Fergana valley. The easiest way to travel along the Silk Road is to cross Dostuk border that. This is the fastest way to the destination!
In continuation of your tour in Kyrgyzstan, you are going to drive through the city of Jalal-Abad and visit many famous mausoleums and Uzgen minaret. The current place is covered by green grasslands, where you can find the world's largest walnut forest with waterfalls and lakes that will not leave you indifferent. This wonderful forest got name as Arslanbob. Besides this, you will have a chance to see an amazing fruit garden, where you can taste organic fruits as: apple, pear, cherry plum, cherry and others. Also, you can taste different types of dried fruits. They are very sweet and healthy! The Kyrgyzstan is famous for its organic products.
The next trip will be held in Toktogul water reservoir located. This is a water pearl located on the Naryn River. The Toktogul water reservoir is considered to be the largest reservoir in Central Asia. It occupies 284 square kilometers. At the end of your tour, you will visit the magnificent valleys of the northern Tien Shan - Suusamyr valley. It is located between the Talas Alatau and the Kyrgyz Range. The area of the valley is covered with green grasses of mountain meadows, rare flowers and amazing fruits of nature. Such a unique nature is priceless!
The Most impressive self-drive routes in Kyrgyzstan
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 (with the possibility of spending the night) - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor
Day 6: Kochkor - Kichi Naryn - Naryn (or direct drive to Tash Rabat via Dolon)
Day 7: Naryn - Tash Rabat
Day 8: Tash Rabat - Son Kul
Day 9: Son Kul - Kyzyl Oi
Day 10: Kyzyl Oi - Bishkek
For staying more days, additional routs are:
Day 09: Son Kul - Kazarman
Day 10: Kazarman - Osh
Day 11: Osh - Arslanbob
Day 12: Arslanbob - Toktogul
Day 13: Toktogul - Bishkek
Day 14: Flight
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Kyrgyzstan has an amazing nature and pure air that won't you make indifferent, if you travel in Kyrgyzstan. Our Travel Company will provide you the best tours in Kyrgyzstan!