Blue jewels of Kyrgyzstan

Rivers and lakes of Kyrgyzstan

In one week, you will discover the most beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan, the heart of Tien Shan, including Chong Kemin National Park, Issyk Kul Lake, the 2nd largest mountain lake in the world, and the mythical Song Kul Lake, great summer meeting of Kyrgyz nomads.

The best way to see the heart of Kyrgyzstan

7 DaysDiscovery toursKyrgyzstan

  • 2 people: $1,020

  • 3 people: $790

  • 4 people: $660

  • 5 people: $610

  • 6 people: $560

  • 7 people: $530

  • 8 people: $499

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                                Manas International Airport - Chong Kemin
    Meeting at Bishkek's airport, visit of the capital and Burana tower, then drive to Chong Kemin National park
    Manas International Airport - Chong Kemin
    Arrival by air in Bishkek. Meeting with your guide at Manas airport. Transfer to Bishkek. City tour in Bishkek, then transfer to Chong Kemin valley through the Burana tower. Night in homestay.
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    150 km
    1000 m
                                Chong Kemin - Tamchy
    Drive to Tamchy with walk in the red canyon of Kyzyl Terek
    Chong Kemin - Tamchy

    In the morning transfer to Issyk Kul lake, on the way visit of Kyzyl Terek red canyon (1470 m. alt.), a red canyon similar to the Creek canyon, but smaller. Picnic in the canyon. We continue our road to the lake Issyk Kul (1606 m. alt.), second biggest mountain lake of the world. Arrival in Tamchy village, visit of eagle-man. Then meeting with our local family. Dinner and night in homestay. Musical evening.

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    125 km
    200 m
    200 m
                                Tamchy - Kochkor
    After a swim in Issyk Kul lake, drive to Kochkor
    Tamchy - Kochkor

    Free morning on Tamchy beach, then drive to Kochkor along Issyk Kul lake and Orto Tokoy dam lake. Arrival in Kochkor, visit of the village and a craft center. Night at the inhabitant.

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    110 km
    200 m
                                Kochkor - Tash Doeboe (Song Kul)
    Drive to Song Kul's lake (Tash Doeboe) through the Kalmak Ashuu pass with a walk
    Kochkor - Tash Doeboe (Song Kul)

    In the morning we continue our journey that will climb to the pass of Kalmak Ashu (3470m. Alt.). From the pass we  walk to a peak or to the lake, and then we drive around the lake to join a jailoo (alpine) along the south shore of the lake. Traditional meal and overnight in yurts. (3090m. Alt.)

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    131 km
    1454 m
    432 m
                                Tash Doeboe (Song Kul) - Tash Doeboe (Song Kul)
    Discovery's day at Lake Song Kul
    Tash Doeboe (Song Kul) - Tash Doeboe (Song Kul)

    The whole day is at our disposal to enjoy the silence and to discover the daily life of nomadic yurt. (options: demonstration nomadic games; hunt petroglyphs, walk or riding to the lake; discovery of nomadic lifestyle; Kyrgyz cooking classes.) Dinner and overnight in yurt.

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    5 km
    100 m
    100 m
                                Tash Doeboe (Song Kul) - Bishkek
    Drive to Bishkek through Karakitchi pass and Kekemeren valley
    Tash Doeboe (Song Kul) - Bishkek

    In the morning, drive to Kyzyl Oy village where we will have lunch, through the Karakitchi pass 3350 m. Then we drive to the high valley of Suusamyr, visit of the Kojumkul village, name of a Kyrgyz hero of the last century. After, the road cross by a tunnel the mountains of the Kyrgyz Alatoo, and down to Bishkek. Dinner in local restaurant. Night in guesthouse.

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    400 km
    1970 m
    4190 m
                                Bishkek - Manas International Airport
    Transfer from Bishkek to Manas International Airport
    Bishkek - Manas International Airport

    Depending on your flight time, your guide will join you to the airport and help you check in for your flight.  If your flight is later in the day your guide will show you more places in Bishkek before your flight. We hope you enjoyed your trip to Kyrgyzstan and we hope you come back again to explore other counties in Central Asia with us. 

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    40 km
    0 m
    100 m

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    My tour with Nomad's Land was more than I could have asked for. The Nomads Land team was extremely helpful and arranged a wonderful ski tour trip in Jyrgalan with just a few days notice. It was my first time ski touring, and my guide Lidya ensured everything went smoothly. Highly recommend!



    What is included

    • All transportation in a private vehicle

    • All airport transfers

    • Accommodation as described in the program

    • Meals (3 per day)

    • Bottled water & tea

    • English-speaking guide

    • All the activities listed in the program

    • Entry fees at national parks and/or border zones listed in the program

    • Entry fees at museums and historical sites listed in the program

    • Domestic flights mentioned in the program

    • A contribution to our sustainable development projects

    • Organisation of the trip & local taxes

    What is not included

    • International flights

    • International banking fees (PayPal, ...)

    • Travel & repatriation insurance

    • Visas / LOI (if applicable)

    • Alcoholic and soft drinks

    • Personal expenses

    • Additional costs due to unexpected personal events (health, loss of luggage, ...)

    • Tips for guide & driver (always optional, always appreciated)

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    Ecotourism projects

    Through various ecotourism projects and initiatives, Nomad's Land aims to increase awareness of ecotourism and responsible travel, for a sustainable development of the tourism sector.
    29 November 2023 Eco Projects

    Trainings for tourist facilities of Zheti Oguz district 2023

    On November 25-26, 2023 trainings were held in Kyzyl Suu for our owners of homestays and yurt camp from whole district Jeti Oguz

    The main objective was to increase the potential of the district's tourist facilities in order to ensure the criteria of sustainable tourism and promotion of the region. 

    Ayana Zholdoshbek

    29 May 2023 Eco Projects

    Teskei Geopark in Issyk Kul region

    By working together, Nomad's Land and Geopark Teskei can create a synergistic relationship that promotes sustainable tourism, conserves natural and cultural heritage, and benefits both the local communities and visitors. This collaboration allows for a responsible and enriching tourism experience while supporting the long-term preservation of the Geopark's unique features.

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    Samuel Maret

    3 March 2023 Eco Projects

    Destination Jeti Oguz

    The new Jeti Oguz District Tourism Association was created on 2nd of March 2023 with the support of Nomad's Land Ecotourism Development Company and the Mountain Cluster Association of Kyrgyzstan.

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    Samuel Maret