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My name is Cholpon. I grew up in a small town of Naryn in the south-eastern part of Kyrgyzstan. From the early ages my passion was to travel and discover new places. I enjoyed showing around to my friends and teachers who came from abroad to teach English. Further I entered the University to study linguistics but to connect my life with tourism it was not enough. Therefore I went through special courses of guiding by local mentors in Bishkek who run tourist agencies. This is how I got involved into this world of adventures and new experiences.
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Touch the Nomads

Tour 2: Touch the Nomads
Duration: 7 days
In short: Bishkek − Kochkor − Son Kul − Issyk Kul southern shore − Karakol − Issyk Kul northern shore − Chon Kemin − Bishkek

Day 1: Bishkek
You will be met by the driver at Manas International Airport and accompany you to the capital city of Kyrgyzstan. It will take 30-minute drive from the airport. Today you will have a guided tour of Bishkek. Visit the Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic and other places. It is recommended visiting our Asian Bazaar! You will be able to take a lot of dynamic photos of noisy local life. There are colorful tapestry of fabrics and other national goods. You will spend the night in a hotel.

Day 2: Bishkek – Burana – Kochkor – Son Kul
Today in the morning we will drive to the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan – Son Kul. This lake is bounded by mountains and considered to be the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan. It is situated at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level. There are a lot of Kyrgyz nomads used to spend time there and enjoy nature. After we will visit Burana Tower (an 11th century minaret) and an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). Afterwards we will arrive in Kochkor village. Being there you will meet with a local family who is going to teach you how to make Kyrgyz felt carpets. The night will be spent in nomadic felt dwellings, yurts, near the Son Kul lake. 

Day 3: Son Kul – Kochkor
Having a hearty breakfast you will have free time at Son Kul Lake. It is the best time to explore pristine nature. You will be able to ride strong Kyrgyz horses and get inspiration from one of the wild places in Kyrgyzstan. Also you will have time to talk with nomads and learn more about their lifestyle. Afterwards we will drive to the village of Kochkor. It is situated right in the gorge. The drive to Kochkor traverses is defined to be one of the most beautiful passes, along the top of a mountain. Overnight will be in a home stay. 

Day 4: Kochkor – Issyk Kul southern shore – Karakol
Today you will travel to the celestial Issyk Kul Lake. It is defined to be the second largest alpine lake in the world. The second name of this lake is "the pearl of Central Asia". The lake is also considered to be sacred one. Being there you will have the opportunity to see mountains form all the sides. We are sure you will like it. We will have a break in Bokonbaeva village. You will have the chance to meet with a local eagle-hunter. He will show you eagle hunting and inform about eagles. Visit the famous gorge of Jeti Oguz, Red Rocks as well as the Broken Heart Mountain. Afterwards continue your way to Karakol town. Overnight is in a guesthouse. 

Day 5: Karakol – Issyk Kul Lake northern shore – Chon Kemin
You will be picked up by the driver at 8 a.m and travel to Issyk Kul Lake. You will drive along the northern shore of Issyk Kul Lake. Form this you can see the whole lake from all sights. Being there you will have fun and enjoy the pristine nature. In the afternoon you will visit a small local museum and find many historical items as handicraft, music instruments and artifacts. The night will be in a home stay in Chon Kemin village.

Day 6: Chon Kemin – Bishkek
In the morning you will enjoy 3 hours of horse riding in Chon Kemin gorge. This is famous among travelers. Mountains there are especially beautiful. You will have the opportunity to ride among valleys and forests. In addition you can find wild animals as hares. There is a wonderful panorama view of the gorge! Afterwards is transfer to Bishkek city. Night is in a hotel.

Day 7: Bishkek – Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport. 

02 pax – Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax – 1 Mercedes Sprinter

3* “Discovery” or 4* “Garden” in Bishkek,

Price per person:
02 pax – 775 $
04 pax – 495 $
06 pax – 390 $
08 pax – 340 $
10 pax – 310 $
Single – 105 $

Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 60 $  

All dinners – 90 $
All lunches and dinners – 180 $ 

English speaking guide – 465 $ per group 

To be 2 in one yurt (now 4 pax) – 15 $ per person

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
     Bishkek – “Discovery” 3*
     Son Kul – Yurts, “Nomad’s Dream” camp (4 pax in 1)
     Kochkor – Homestay
     Karakol – “Karagat” Hotel 4* or “Green Yard” Guesthouse
     Chon Kemin – Homestay
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
- Horse riding in Chon Kemin gorge 

Service does not include:
- Meals
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide

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