The vastness of Kyrgyzstan

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For a complete discovery of Kyrgyzstan, three weeks is the minimum time to fully appreciate the country and make a complete loop allowing you to see both the main cities and tourist attractions. In addition, you will have plenty of time to plan a few hikes or sports outings off the beaten track.

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Place Ala-Tau The Aryn River Hiking near Karakol in Kyrgyzstan. Herd in the pastures around Lake Song Kol Lenin's Woodpecker. At Osh Bazaar, Bishkek Everything is found at Osh Bazaar, an indispensable place for local life in Bishkek

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  • Bichkek
  • Ala Archa
  • Tamchy
  • Cholpon-Ata
  • Karakol
  • Bokonbaevo
  • Kochkor
  • Naryn
  • Kazarman
  • Djalalabad
  • Arslanbob
  • Osh
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Details of the stay: The vastness of Kyrgyzstan - 21 days

Day 1 : Arrival in Bishkek

Landing and contact with the city. Place Ala Tau, Dubovy Park.

Day 2 : Exploration of the city

Visit of Osh Bazaar in the morning and museums in the afternoon. Evening at the Philharmonique.

Day 3 : Small seaside town of Tamchy

Journey to Tamchy. Enjoy the joys of seaside tourism in a town less "crested" than Cholpon-Ata and the much more authentic atmosphere.

Day 4 : Seaside resort of Cholpon-Ata

Journey to Cholpon-Ata. Visit of the petroglyph field and the museum. Journey to Karakol.

Day 5 : Discovery of Karakol

Visit of the Orthodox church and the Chinese mosque. Try to plan your visit to Karakol on a Sunday to visit the cattle market.

Day 6 : Horseback riding excursion

Plan a horseback ride around Karakol, to Altyn Arashan or Jetti-Öghuz.

Day 7 : Lost in wild nature

Second day of hiking.

Day 8 : Discovery of a part of the local culture

Head towards Tamga or Bokonbaevo for a demonstration of eagle hunting.

Day 9 : Along the south shore of Lake Issyk Koul

Journey to Kochkor. You will save time on this day by borrowing a shared taxi or renting a car.

Day 10 : Night in the mountains

From Kochkor, spend the night at Song Kul Lake, at an altitude of more than 3,000 m.

Day 11 : Horse riding

Treat yourself to a morning on horseback around the lake to enjoy some of the most beautiful landscapes offered by Kyrgyzstan. Return to Kochkor in the evening.

Day 12 : Mountain village

Journey to Naryn. The city is of little interest. If you arrive early enough, push to At-Bachi for a stop in a photogenic village at the foot of the mountains.

Day 13 : On the caravan route

Visit to the Tash-Rabat caravanserai and horseback riding along the river. Plan another day to push to Chatyr Kul. Night under the yurt.

Day 14 : Relaxing day in Naryn

Return to Naryn. Rest, as a long journey awaits you to reach Jalalabad via Kazarman.

Day 15 : Stopover in Jalalabad

Journey from Naryn to Jalalabad via the Piste trail. Jalalabad does not have much interest, but, given the length of the journey, you will certainly be forced to step in.

Day 16 : Visit to Osh

Journey to Osh. Visit the park and museums, then ascend to the "throne of Solomon".

Day 17 : Immersion in local culture

In the morning, visit of Osh Bazaar, one of the most characteristic and lively in the region.

Day 18 : Mountain village of Arslanbob

Journey to Arslanbob. Hiking around the village.

Day 19 : Road to Bishkek

Journey to Bishkek.

Day 20 : Wild landscapes of Ala Archa

Excursion to Ala Archa, a splendid natural park at the gates of Bishkek.

Day 21 : Last day of shopping

Last purchase in Bishkek and return.

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