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OK, let’s set the scene: you’ve decided to visit Kyrgyzstan and of course Issyk Kul lake. But here’s the small problem: your travel plan is pretty limited, so 5 or 3 days around the lake is too much and 1 day isn’t quite enough. What would be the perfect solution? You already know the answer – this fascinating express tour to one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, Issyk Kul! Undoubtedly this one will be the best addition to your packed schedule since the tour covers the most of some really exciting experiences and places on the northern coast. Although you won’t make it to the wild, southern part of the lake, trust us you’re not gonna be left disappointed, for sure! Spend a couple of days by sailing on the lake, hiking in the canyons, riding offroad up in the gorges, visiting historical sites, trying the national cuisine and more. Two days – hundreds of impressions…


Start time: 8 AM or coordinated

Duration: 2 days / 1 night

Level of difficulty: easy

This is a private tour – only your group will participate

What we suggest to have with you: Summer clothes, warm clothes, baseball cap/panama, sunglasses, sunscreen, swimwear, towel, hiking shoes, umbrella, camera


1 person – $550

2 – $300 p/person

3 to 4 – $230 p/person

for larger groups please make an inquiry

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In the morning you’ll be picked up from a hotel and we’ll head straight towards the Issyk Kul region (230km).


1 day

Bishkek - Burana Tower - Konorchek canyon - Cholpon Ata

In the morning you’ll be picked up from a hotel and we’ll head straight towards the Issyk Kul region (230km).
On the way, stop at the famous Burana Tower. This UNESCO World Heritage site will be of interest to the history fiends. We’ll spend around 30 minutes here: climb on the top of the tower, visit the archaeology museum and walk around to have a look at the balbals (ancient stones with depictions). Resuming our way to Issyk Kul. On the way we’re gonna visit the picturesque Konorchek canyon for a light but awesome hike. Upon arrival in Cholpon Ata (central town of the lake’s northern coast) check in to a guest house. Lunch. Visit the spiritual center Rukh Ordo that gives a good idea of Kyrgyz heritage. Now we’re gonna have a beautiful boat ride out on the lake. After roaming 5km the boat will stop at the depth of 150m. In the hot season (May-September) you may dive into the water and enjoy the surreal swim (life jackets provided). In the other seasons you will have no less beautiful time on the boat enjoying the lake’s splendor and mountains around. Free time. Dinner at a restaurant. Overnight (Zaton guest house or similar)

2 day

Cholpon Ata - Grigoriev Gorge - Semyonov gorge - Bishkek

Today is gonna be pretty exciting!
In the morning we’re moving 30km north from Cholpon Ata and reach the two picturesque gorges Grigoriev and Semyonov. Here we’ll be driving off road and hiking to explore the green meadows, conifer forests, tall mountains and the 2 hidden alpine lakes. Return to the main road. Lunch. Now we’re going back towards Bishkek (250km). Stop at the wild beach for swimming, sunbathing and relaxing. Moving on. Upon arrival in the capital city we’re gonna have a farewell dinner at a restaurant. Drop off at your hotel (not included). End of the tour. Thank you very much!

  Air-conditioned vehicle with a driver

  English-speaking guide

  Accommodation for 1 night – Hotel, guest house

  Meals: full board (B, L, D)

  All the activities due to the itinerary

  Admissions (museums, Burana, etc.)

  Flight tickets

  Accommodation on the 2nd night

  Health insurance

  Other personal expenses