Kyrgyz Self-drive routes

            In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan on your own it is better to get acquainted with self-drive routes and rent a car. Being in a solar Kyrgyzstan you have an amazing opportunity to watch ranges and gorge of unforgettable mountains, nomads still living like in the ancient times, high-altitude lakes. And of course we are ready to make an offer of all these to our dearest guests of Kyrgyzstan.

            Being in Kyrgyzstan you will see that roads in the country are of a bad condition – 70% of them. It is recommended to take 4WD self-drive routes. And of course there are cases when you can travel in Kyrgyzstan from north to south and from east to west.

            We have prepared interesting programs of tours in Kyrgyzstan especially for you. Being in Kyrgyzstan you can make a visit of a natural park Ala Archa located in 45km from the capital of the country. This is a place where you can ride a horse, do hiking and trekking. And of course just to enjoy the beauty of nature. It is possible to wander about these places along paved paths if you are not fond of hiking.

            Then in the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan you are recommended to make a visit of the gorge Chon Kemin. In this gorge you will ride a horse. In case you are not a professional in riding a horse we recommend you to take a lesson from experienced nomads.

            It is necessary to make a visit of the pearl of Kyrgyzstan – Issyk Kul. This lake is located at 1600m above sea level and is considered the second largest lake located at high altitudes. The first one is Titicaca in South America. The lake never freezes. And even the name of the lake from the Kyrgyz language is translated as “Hot Lake”. There is the abundance of resorts and the most interesting and beautiful places that must be visited in the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan are Grigoryevskoe and Semenovskoe gorges, Jeti Oguz gorge, Barskoon waterfalls and Fairy Tale (Skazka) Canyon.

            And don’t miss the town Karakol in the Issyk Kul region. Travelling in Kyrgyzstan you should take in account that there are a lot of places of historical meaning like the Russian Orthodox Church, Dungan Mosque and Memorial Museum of N. M. Przhevalsky. It is the exact place for trying to feel the culture of people of Kyrgyzstan.

As Kyrgyzstan is a mountain country it is possible to find a lot of villages that show up traditional and national cuisines, carpets and various demonstrations. In the village Kochkor of Kyrgyzstan you can immerse in the culture of national instruments.

Making tours in Kyrgyzstan near the village Kochkor you are recommended to visit Tash Rabat and Lake Son Kul. The caravanserai Tash Rabat used to be the shelter for all travelling along the Great Silk Road. In the northern Naryn region at the altitude of 3016 m above sea level lake Son Kul is located. But travelling in Kyrgyzstan you can visit Son Kul only during summer time as it is the very season of travelling and you have an opportunity to ride a horse and bicycle along meadows of the lake, along with making cruise in a transparent boat.

In every region of Kyrgyzstan there are a lot of interesting places. One of such regions is Jalal Abad. You can visit the Uzgen complex and natural forest Arslanbob during tours in Kyrgyzstan. The latter is an interesting site as not only walnuts grow here but also fruit trees as apple, pear, cherry plum, cherry.

We can’t miss to mention the reservoir of Toktogul. It is the largest water reservoir of 284 km2 in the whole Central Asia. Along these territories you can witness the Tien Shan mountain range of the north with the valley Suusamir located right between the Talas Alatau and the Kyrgyz Range.

Kyrgyzstan is a mountain country and right here there are a lot of amazing opportunities to enjoy emerald-green meadows and grasses of pastures, watch nomads and herds of horses. And you will remember Kyrgyzstan as the greenest country in the world.

We are glad to suggest an interesting program of self-drive routes and car rent for a convenient tour in Kyrgyzstan:

Day 1: Bishkek – Ala Archa – Bishkek
Day 2: Bishkek – Chon Kemin
Day 3: Chon Kemin – Issyk Kul lake northern shore
Day 4: Issyk Kul northern shore – Grigorievskoye – Karakol
Day 5: Karakol – Jeti Oguz (can sleep here) – Issyk Kul southern shore – Kochkor
Day 6: Kochkor – Kichi Naryn – Naryn (or drive directly to Tash Rabat via Dolon pass)
Day 7: Naryn – Tash Rabat
Day 8: Tash Rabat – Son Kul
Day 9: Son Kul – Kyzyl Oi
Day 10:  Kyzyl Oi – Bishkek

In case you can spend more days in Kyrgyzstan we suggest you to take the following continuation of a tour:

Day 09: Son Kul – Kazarman
Day 10: Kazarman – Osh
Day 11: Osh – Arslanbob 
Day 12: Arslanbob – Toktogul
Day 13: Toktogul – Bishkek
Day 14: Flight