8-day tour in Kyrgystan » Bishkek + Chon Kemin + Cholpon Ata + Karkyra + Karakol + Kadji Sai

8 Days

This 8-day tour offers an immersive exploration of Kyrgyzstan, blending cultural insights with breathtaking natural beauty. From the vibrant streets of Bishkek to the serene landscapes of Chon Kemin Valley and the iconic Issyk Kul Lake, each day unfolds a new layer of this Central Asian gem. Highlights include the pristine Ala Archa National Park, the picturesque valleys of Karkyra and Karakol, and the enchanting gorges near Kadji Sai village. Experience the warmth of Kyrgyz hospitality, ancient traditions, and diverse ecosystems as you traverse through cities, valleys, and lakes, culminating in a journey that not only connects you with nature but also with the soul of Kyrgyz culture.

8-day Kyrgystan tour

Day 1 of your Kyrgyzstan adventure begins with your arrival in Bishkek, the vibrant capital where traditional and modern converge. After a warm meet and greet, you’ll embark on a city tour to soak in the sights and sounds of Bishkek’s lively streets and landmarks. The highlight of the day is a visit to Ala Archa National Park, an alpine treasure just a short drive from the city. Here, amidst towering peaks and verdant valleys, you can immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Kyrgyzstan. The day wraps up with a return to Bishkek, offering a restful evening to reflect on the day’s wonders.

Day 2 takes you deeper into the heart of Kyrgyzstan as you journey from the bustling cityscape of Bishkek to the serene expanse of the Chon Kemin Valley. The day starts with exploring more of Bishkek’s rich cultural and historical sites, allowing you to delve into the nation’s heritage. As the city fades in the rearview mirror, the landscape transforms into the breathtaking natural beauty of Chon Kemin. This valley is a haven for nature lovers, offering a picturesque blend of rolling hills, verdant pastures, and towering mountains. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the traditional Kyrgyz way of life, possibly with a horseback ride or a leisurely hike, making for an unforgettable transition from urban exploration to rural tranquility.

Day 3 of your journey unfolds with a scenic drive from the tranquil Chon Kemin Valley to the majestic shores of Issyk Kul Lake, stopping at the charming town of Cholpon Ata. Issyk Kul, the world’s second-largest alpine lake, is renowned for its crystal-clear waters and stunning surroundings that change hues with the sky. Cholpon Ata, nestled on its northern shore, serves as a gateway to the lake’s natural beauty and cultural richness. Here, you can explore ancient petroglyphs etched into the landscape, bearing witness to the area’s historical significance. The day offers a blend of relaxation and exploration, with opportunities to swim in the lake’s mineral-rich waters, enjoy the panoramic vistas, and delve into the local heritage. This leg of your trip encapsulates the essence of Kyrgyzstan’s natural wonders and the deep-rooted culture that surrounds Issyk Kul Lake.

Day 4 unfolds with a journey from the charming lakeside town of Cholpon Ata, renowned for its beautiful beaches and cultural landmarks beside Issyk Kul Lake, to the secluded and majestic Karkyra Valley. After soaking in the morning tranquility of Issyk Kul, known as the “Pearl of Kyrgyzstan,” you’ll venture east towards Karkyra. This area is celebrated for its stunning landscapes, where vast meadows bloom with wildflowers, surrounded by snow-capped peaks that create a picturesque backdrop. Karkyra Valley is not just a feast for the eyes; it’s a playground for outdoor enthusiasts, offering opportunities for hiking, bird watching, and even spotting rare wildlife. The day promises a mix of natural beauty, tranquility, and adventure, highlighting the diverse splendor of Kyrgyzstan’s landscapes.

Day 5 of your journey takes you from the scenic splendor of the Karkyra Valley to the charming town of Karakol. The day begins with a farewell to the lush landscapes and unique biodiversity of Karkyra, a place where nature’s artistry is on full display. As you travel towards Karakol, prepare to be enchanted by the rich tapestry of cultures, history, and architecture that this town offers. Karakol is renowned for its Russian-style wooden homes, vibrant Dungan mosque, and the Holy Trinity Cathedral, each telling stories of a diverse cultural heritage. This transition from the natural wonders of Karkyra to the cultural heart of Karakol provides a comprehensive glimpse into the soul of Kyrgyzstan, blending outdoor adventure with historical exploration.

Day 6 unfolds as a journey through the heart of Kyrgyzstan’s natural splendor, starting from the charming town of Karakol. Your adventure takes you first to Djety Oguz, a valley renowned for its lush landscapes and the iconic red sandstone formations known as the Seven Bulls. The beauty of Djety Oguz sets a majestic backdrop for the day ahead.

Next, you’ll explore the Barskoon gorge, a masterpiece of nature with its cascading waterfalls and pristine rivers, famed for its historical significance as part of the Silk Road. The journey continues to the Skazka (Fairy Tale) Canyon, an otherworldly place where the land tells stories through its colorful and whimsical rock formations, offering a visual feast that looks like it’s sprung from the pages of a fantasy novel.

The day’s exploration culminates in the peaceful village of Kadji Say, nestled along the southern shores of Issyk Kul Lake. Here, the tranquility of rural Kyrgyzstan envelops you, offering a serene retreat to reflect on the day’s adventures amidst breathtaking landscapes. This leg of your journey beautifully encapsulates the diverse natural wonders of Kyrgyzstan, from majestic mountains to mythical canyons, leading you through some of the most picturesque terrains the country has to offer.

Day 7 marks the return journey from the tranquil Kadji Say village back to the vibrant heart of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek city. After waking up to the serene landscapes and traditional life of Kadji Say, you’ll embark on the scenic drive back to the capital. This transition from the countryside to the urban environment offers a reflective journey, highlighting the diverse beauty and cultural tapestry of Kyrgyzstan. Upon arrival in Bishkek, you’ll have the chance to revisit favorite spots, pick up last-minute souvenirs, or simply soak in the city’s atmosphere one last time. This day bridges the tranquility of rural life with the bustling energy of city life, encapsulating the essence of your Kyrgyzstan adventure.

Day 8 marks the conclusion of your Kyrgyzstan journey. After breakfast and any last-minute explorations in Bishkek, you’ll be provided with an airport transfer, ensuring a smooth and stress-free departure. This final day is a moment to reflect on the rich tapestry of experiences, from the urban dynamics of Bishkek to the natural splendors of Kyrgyzstan’s valleys and mountains. As you head to the airport, our services come to an end, but the memories of this adventure will last a lifetime, beckoning you to return to this enchanting land.


  • This is a private Kyrgyzstan tour package.
  • Kyrgyzstan is renowned for its safety and welcoming atmosphere for tourists.
  • Most nationalities can obtain a Kyrgyzstan visa on arrival or through an e-visa system, making entry into the country straightforward and efficient. The visa process varies by nationality, with fees typically ranging. Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your planned stay.


  • Multi-day private tour in Kyrgystan.
  • Airport pick up and drop off.
  • Kyrgyzstan Travel Insurance.
  • Visa reference number.
  • English-speaking guide.


  • 8 days in Kyrgyzstan
  • All transportation with driver and fuel
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in hotels
  • Mineral water (1 liter per person a day)
  • Meals (B - 8, L - 3, D - 4)
  • English-speaking guide
  • Admission fees to museums and monuments
  • Border permit to Karkyra
  • Eagle hunting in Bokonbaevo

Not Included

  • International flights
  • Visa fee
  • Photo/video fees at museums
  • Tips and other gratuities
  • Drinks, personal expenses
  • All not mentioned as “included”

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8-day tour in Kyrgystan » Bishkek + Chon Kemin + Cholpon Ata + Karkyra + Karakol + Kadji Sai
Group Discount Available
From $1,810
/ Adult
  • Bishkek
  • Bishkek
  • 3-star and 4-star hotels
  • Included
  • Included
  • Bishkek, Ala Archa National Park, Chon Kemin Valley, Issyk Kul Lake (Cholpon Ata town), Karkyra Valley, Karakol Town, Djety Oguz, Barskoon and Skazka Gorges, Kadji Sai Village.

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