Popular Yssyk-Kul and Son-Kul tour Kyrgyzstan

In Bishkek, 5 days

Tour Overview

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Group Size:
4 - 12
Suitable Ages:
6 - 80
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Tour Provider:
Nomads Yurt

The most popular destinations in Kyrgyzstan are Isssyk Kul Lake and Alpine Son Kul Lake. This tour includes culture, nomadic lifestyle, hiking to waterfalls, health therapies like bathing at thermal spring and other interesting activities. These two lakes flora and fauna are different from each other, that will  make the tour interesting. On the road you will meet local people and local animals, birds, plants and more interesting local things that smells with NOMADS. Wellcome to Kyrgyzstan.

Tour route map


Bishkek city, Burana tower, Skazka Canyon, Jeti Oguz valley, Altyn-Arashan mineral hot springs, Karakol, Cholpon Ata resort, Kochkor, Lake Son Kul


Breakfast at the hotel and departure to the Issyk Kul Lake

We will go to the village of the felt world – Kyzyl –Tuu on the south shore of Issyk Kul Lake, participate in assembling a nomadic yurt of a local family, and have lunch with this local family.

Visit the house of the golden eagle on the way to the canyon “Fairy Tale”.

Then visit the “Fairy Tale” canyon, where interesting faces of giant people formed from sand after rain, as if they are guarding these lands and then departure to Jeti-Oguz. Hiking to the “Maiden Braid” waterfall, breathing in the fresh mountain air, admiring the beauty of the mountain nature.

In the same place, you will see the mountains “Seven Rock”, listen to the history of the name of this beautiful area Jeti-Oguz.

Accommodation – Yurt Camp in Jeti Oguz ( 4 people in one yurt, shared bathroom outside), LD

Early in the morning breakfast.

Then, departure to the Altyn Arashan hot spring by car of the Soviet Union. Upon arrival in Altyn-Arashan, we will have lunch in a guest house, swim in a mineral spring Aksuu Kench.

Later in the evening, we will go to Karakol, we will have dinner with a local Dungan family. According to your choice, we will invite a local musician band and see Kyrgyz traditional folklore show

After breakfast at the hotel, we will make a two-hour city tour, during which we will visit the Dungan mosque, which is built by Chinese architecture without using nails, the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Bugu Bazaar.

Then we will go to Kochkor village through north shore of Issyk Kul lake. We will have lunch at local guesthouse, stop at Lake beach, provide time there. We will also visit open sky museum of Petroglyphs

Then we will go to Kochkor for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation – guest house in Kochkor, BLD

After breakfast in the guest house, we will visit the local felt factory shop. We will go to the high-mountainous Son-Kul lake, which is located 3000 meters above sea level. There are several roads taking to Lake Son Kul, today we will go through Moldo Ashu Pass which is popular by its serpentine roads.

Upon arrival in Son-Kul, we will be met by the hosts, you will be given to taste the national drink kymyz.

After lunch in yurts, we will walk along the coast, ride a horse, and return to yurts for dinner.

Accommodation – Yurt camp in Son Kul lake ( 4 people in one yurt, sharing bathroom outside), BLD

After breakfast in special yurts, say goodbye to the owners, and go to Bishkek. We will return from Son Kul through Kalmak Ashu Pass which has also snowy mountainous view.

On the way to Bishkek city, in Kemin, we’ll have lunch at the popular dining place of locals “Apamdyn Kattamasy”, and taste the traditional bread “Kattama” and traditional tea ” Samoor chai” or another name is “Kempir Chai”

Then we will visit Burana Tower, in the capital of the ancient Karakhanid state, which was located on these lands.

Upon arrival in Bishkek, we will arrange a farewell dinner, and we will deliver you to the hotel.

Accommodation – 3* hotel in Bishkek, BLD


Day 1 - yurt camp in Jeti oguz (4-5 pax accoommodation, sharing bathroom outside)

Day 2 - 3* hotel in Karakol(double\twin accommodation)

Day 3 - guesthouse in Kochkor (double\twin accommodation)

Day 4 - Yurt camp in Son Kul Lake ( 4-5 pax accommodation, sharing bathroom outside)

English, Russian speaking guide

•Meals – Full board (5 dinners, 5 lunch, 4 breakfast)

•Transport (Sprinter 18 seat, 4 seats 4 wd car, 7 seat minivan according to group size)

•Soviet Union Track to Altyn Arashan


•Entrance fees in accordance with the tour plan (Burana tower, Golden Eagle house - picture with eagle, Skazka canyon, Aksuu mineral hot spring, Karakol city tour, Petroglyphs)

•Nomadic yurt set-up master class 



•Washing costs

•Horseback riding

•Alcoholic beverages

•Personal spending

•Single supplement

•Early check-ins and late check-outs

Hotel in Bishkek



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