Off-road tour in Kyrgyzstan to explore wild nature and colorful traditions of nomads

This off-road tour offers you an excellent set of natural, cultural and historical sights of Kyrgyzstan. The tour is perfect for those who prefer off-road car travel, but not just being an observer. Kyrgyzstan off-road tour: explore wonderful and diverse nomadic culture.

The path lies through the magnificent Tien-Shan mountains, the unique Son-Kol lake, beautiful mountain waterfalls and picturesque valleys, as well as the ancient ruins of settlements and architectural monuments such as Kulan-Koruk, Ak-Dobo and Burana Tower.

Acquire the taste of colorful traditions of nomads, an inspiring gold eagle hunting, master-classes of incredibly delicious and curative national drinks and tasting it, come in touch with ancient nomadic cattle-breeders, who are continuing traditions of their ancestors, as well as lodging in yurts, under the starlit sky on the boundless pastures of the ancient nomads. This will not allow you to lower your cameras and will keep in suspense during the whole Kyrgyzstan off-road tour.

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Tour characteristics

June - September
7 days
30 km
1000 m  1000 m
1180 km, 28 h
Complexity 
Book now from $ 560

You are going to love it

  • the tranquility of a ride in comfortable SUV
  • A affordable journey to the heart of wild nature
  • Warm contact with nomadic shepherds
  • Take part in a royal eagle hunt according to Kyrgyz tradition
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  • Sights
  • Conditions and Recommendations
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1 Day. Welcome to the land of sky mountains

Meeting at the airport by Baibol Travel team. Transfer to one of the best hotels in Bishkek. Kyrgyzstan is the country of the majestic Tien Shan mountains. You can feel their icy breath on the first day of the trip, when, after a short rest, we will go to the Ala-Archa nature park (1600-4860 m) - a real oasis of wildlife, located only 40 km from the capital on the northern slope of the mountains Kyrgyz Ala-Too. In the park there are many natural attractions: the famous peaks of ridges (5000 m.), about 50 glaciers, coniferous forests and rare animals. All this you will see on the way to the magnificent 70 meter waterfall - Ak-Sai (White Gorge). We will have lunch surrounded by this beauty. On return, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation

Locations

Bishkek
Alamüdün District
Hiking
7-8 km
4-4,5 h
+550 m  -550 m
110 km, 3 h
B L D

2 Day. Song-Kol Lake: horse-tour

The final destination of the second day of our trip will be one of the highest mountain and legendary lakes in the world - Son-Kol (in Kyrgyz mean "disappearing lake"), the most popular place among the foreign tourists. Here, far from civilization you will find are going to admire the the Lord`s handiwork, that you have never seen in other continents: wildlife, pristine beauty, peace and quiet. Of course, the path to the lake is not close, but very interesting. The road passes through the high mountain pass Kalmak-Ashuu and the architectural monument of the Karakhanid era - the Burana tower. Upon arrival we will settle in the ancient dwelling of nomads - yurt. After rest, we choose a horse and go on horseback ride along the coast. The lake, surrounded by mountain meadows, from ancient times was a favorite summer pasture - jailoo for nomadic tribes of cattlemen. In the evening we gather for dinner around the fire, listen to Kyrgyz songs, proverbs and sayings, which reflect all the wisdom of the nomadic people. After the cultural program, we will overnighting in yurts, under the endless sky of the great steppe.

Accommodation

Economy: Hotel
Standard: Hotel
VIP: Hotel

Locations

Kochkor District
Bishkek
Ysyk-Ata District
Horse walking
7-8 km
3 h
345 km, 8 h
B L D

3 Day. Nomads and their way of life. Tasting of kumys.

The Suusamyr valley, where we will go further, is rightfully considered one of the best jailoos of Kyrgyzstan. In summer it is fullfilled with dozens of yurts of local cattlemen, as it was many centuries ago. Traveling here is a great opportunity to get acquainted with exotic culture, life and traditions. Throughout the trip, we recommend that you interact with the locals to better immerse yourself in a nomadic civilization. Our guides will be available for consultation with you on all issues, including assistance in communicating with the local population.

The path to the valley will pass through the high-mountain Kara-Keche pass and the largest coal mine of the same name Kara-Keche. On arrival, a short rest in a yurt camp. At this time of year, large herds of animals often gather in the valley, so here you can fully experience all the delights of ecotourism: ride a horse, try shearing sheep, milk the cows and make from milk - kaimak (sour cream)or a healthy, national drink - kumys. In fact, kumys is a mare's milk, which is poured into a leather bag - a saber with leaven. Then the liquid is shaked  for about 15 hours and the result is a natural ecological drink.

Accommodation

Economy: Yurt camping
Standard: Yurt camping
VIP: Yurt camping

Sights

Kara-Keche valley and Kara-Keche pass

Locations

Kochkor District
Panfilov District
235 km, 6 h
B L D

4 Day. Manas is the source of people's spirituality

Today is the day that devoted to acquaintance with the history of the country. We go to Talas city. On the way we visit the complex "Manas-Ordo" - the center of spiritual energy of Kyrgyz people. Here you will see the legendary collection of the largest oral epic of the world, included in the list of UNESCO masterpieces. All the exhibits of the complex are an illustration of the life  of epic hero of the Kyrgyz people - Manas Ata. After lunch in the restaurant "Baibol" we continue the cultural program. We go to see the remains of the ancient fortifications of Ak-Dobo and Kulan-Koruk (according to some reports, it was the fortress city of the leader of the Hsiung Zhizhichen and the place of the first military confrontation between the ancient Chinese and Romans).

In the evening, you will see a film show of Kyrgyz films in the conference hall "Baibol" based on  works of the famous writer Ch. Aitmatov or a tape about the alay queen Kurmanzhan-Datka with English subtitles. Those, who will be interested, can learn how to play exciting board games: backgammon or toguz-korgol. We will spend a night in the guest house "Baibol" which decorated in ethnic style.

Accommodation

Locations

Bakay-Ata District
Panfilov District
Excursions
3 h
160 km, 4 h
B L D

5 Day. Exciting hunting with eagles (Berkut)

The richest day of impressions. In the first half of the day, keepers of ancient hunting traditions will show you an exciting hunt with eagles and greyhounds. Berkut is the strongest predatory bird, who is able to catch a fox, wolf, roe deer and even a mountain goat. Powerful paws of a bird with long claws can seriously injure, so during contact with it, the hunter puts on the arm of a horsehair sleeve, and on top the glove. During the hunt, a birdman (berkutchi) gives a signal while seeing a game,  he lets a bird go  in turn, the bird catches a prey and breaks the spine with its powerful paws.

The special connection  between  bird and  berkutchi during the hunt is so strong and lasts the whole life. Kyrgyz hounds (taigans) are the faithful helpers during the hunt. The constitution of a dog is similar to a hunting leopard, because it has an incradible speed . During the hunt, some of them climb onto the horse's back to have a better view of the terrain and to see a game. After lunch, you will find an equally interesting event - a professional master class on cutting and decorative work with wood. Then we  will go to the Besh-Tas natural park  and settle in the yurt camp. We'll have dinner and spend the night there.

Accommodation

Economy: Hotel
Standard: Hotel
VIP: Hotel

Locations

Bakay-Ata District
Talas District
3 h
30 km, 2 h
B L D

6 Day. Besh-Tash: alone with nature

In the morning, we go on hiking to the Besh-Tash lake, located in the picturesque natural park of the same name at an altitude of 3000 meters. Along the whole territory of the park there runs the homonymous  mountain river where the rainbow trout was found. We'll have lunch in the valley surrounded by high mountains. In the evening, you will see a demonstration of the national clothes of nomads, those who wish can try it on and make unforgettable pictures for memory against the backdrop of picturesque landscapes, yurts or inside it, among the chic decorations. Then dinner and overnight in the yurt.

Accommodation

Economy: Hotel
Standard: Hotel
VIP: Hotel

Locations

Talas District
Hiking
14 km
6 h
+450 m  -450 m
B L D

7 Day. Return to Bishkek, flight home

The last day of the trip we will come back to the capital. On the way we will have a lunch with the hospitable shepherd in Suusamy valley, who will treat us with natural dairy products of their own production: milk, "kaimak" (sour cream) and kumys. On arrival to Bishkek, check-in at the hotel. After a short rest, you will have 2-3 hours to stroll along souvenir shops in the picturesque, eastern market of Kiyal in our famous Osh bazaar (in Kyrgyz mean - "Character"). Your grandiose journey will end with a farewell dinner in the ethno-restaurant "Baibol" with tasting tandyr kozu (young lamb) accompanied by the national folklore ensemble. Next morning transfer to the airport. The flight back home.

Create your own group and travel profitably!

If you have been waiting for the right time to go on a journey in the footsteps of the ancient nomads of Central Asia, it has come! For the first time in Kyrgyzstan, "Baibol Travel" gives you a unique opportunity to travel at affordable prices, collecting a group of travelers from your relatives, friends, colleagues, as you are hungry for new experiences and incredible discoveries! We are happy to adapt our services to your requests and requirements, so we suggest you choose the conditions of travel with the comfort and conditions that suit you. The more people in your group, the greater the benefits will be received by all its participants!

Tour cost

The prices are indicated according to the classification of the tour and the number of people.

Number of persons / Class Economy Standard VIP
1-2 $ 1150 $ 1295 $ 1530
3-4 $ 775 $ 900 $ 1120
5-6 $ 655 $ 780 $ 980
7-8 $ 590 $ 720 $ 910
9-10 $ 560 $ 680 $ 870

Conditions

Package of services

VIP

Standard

Econom

Transport (all transfers according to the program)

SUV premium class

High-end SUV

Class 4x4 minivan

Accommodation (in hotels, guest houses and yurts according to the program

Guide

Horse guide

The grooms

Horses

Three meals a day (+ snack for trekking trips)

Four  meals a day

Three meals a day

Three meals a day

National Games

National equestrian games

Master classes

Excursions

Folklore concert

 

Auto-tours recommendations

Our universal list for auto-tours is designed taking into account the weather, terrain and altitude where you will travel. It includes, both the most necessary and additional things: clothing and accessories (the number of things can change only in the case of a complex tour).

Please use it as a guide:

  • small rucksack and expeditionary bag;
  • riding shoes (without heels, without a platform and fixed), sneakers are preferred;
  • spare pair of shoes (if first one is wet or damaged);
  • tight pants for riding in the saddle;
  • windproof and waterproof jacket (windbreaker);
  • long- sleeved shirt;
  • a set of warm clothes in case of cool weather;
  • a pair of T-shirts, a headdress (to sun protection);
  • not less than 2 pairs of woolen and 2 pairs of normal socks;
  • gloves;
  • sunscreen;
  • personal hygiene items and personal first-aid kit;
  • sunglasses;
  • camera and batteries to it;
  • handbag for documents (if any).