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BEST KYRGYZSTAN GROUP TRIP (2023)

QUICK OVERVIEW

Date

TBA

Arrival Airport

Bishkek

Accommodation

3 Star Hotels

Duration

8 Nights

Meals

8 Breakfasts

Group size

18-20

KYRGYZSTAN GROUP TRIP ITINERARY

Let's dive deep into Kyrgyzstan Group trip itinerary;

DAY 01 : ARRIVE IN BISHEKEK

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Take a flight so that you arrive Bishkek by afternoon. Today we will be walking to the Osh Bazaar, see the Ala-Too square and I shall explain to you the various protests that took place at that point.

Today is story day : about Kyrgyz people, Kyrgyzstan mountains, Kyrgyzstan culture, Kyrgyzstan tourism, Kyrgyzstan religion, Kyrgyzstan weather, about mongol domination, Russian empire and soviet era. We will also teach some basic Kyrgyz. For started: Hi is Salam.

DAY 02 : BISHKEK - KARAKOL

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Today we start our epic road journey through this Ex-Ussr country.The road has stunning natural scenery of mountains, valleys, and alpine lakes. Today is the day you will get to witness Issyk-Kul ( 2nd largest saline lake in the world ) . To give you a context of its size.

  1. Delhi is 1,484 km² ,
  2. Mumbai is 603.4 km²
  3. Issyk-Kul is 6,236 km².

Our stay for tonight is in this cute and amazing hotel amidst the mountains .

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DID YOU KNOW?

One of the best mixed martial arts fighters in the world is from Kyrgyzstan- Rafael Fiziev.

DAY 03 : KARAKOL - ALTYN ARASHAN

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This will be our first and major hike in the country . The 15 kilometre hike is not too difficult and can be covered in 6-7 hours with enough breaks. The people who don’t want to hike can opt for an additional 4X4 vehicle that will take you there in 2-3 hours.

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After a long day, Plunge into the hot springs of Altyn Arashan. The stay in the valley is straight out a fairy tale: You will be staying in Yurts , the facilities will be basic but you will not have anything to complain looking at the place we are at.

DID YOU KNOW?

The Epic of Manas is a longer poem than Homer's Odyssey. Every city you visit you will see a Manas statue indicating their love for poetry.

DAY 04 : ALTYN ARASHAN - KARAKOL

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Trace our way back to hotel and get ready to resume our road trip next day. This itinerary is such designed that you get to see the natural landscapes as well as most of the cultural aspect of the place

DID YOU KNOW?

If Scrabble allowed place names Kyrgyzstan would give 30 points second to only Mozambique at 34.

DAY 05 : KARAKOL - CHOLPON ATA - KOCHKOR

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Pack your beachwear today, as we will getting into the famous Issy-kul. Today we complete a circle of the lake. We will also go see the Old petroglyphs (around 1500 BC ) , imagine looking at a drawing someone drew 3520 years before (that’s 58 lifetimes ).

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DID YOU KNOW?

The ancient trading route *The Silk Road* runs through Kyrgyzstan. The silk road sites comprise one of the country’s three UNESCO heritage sites.

DAY 06 : KOCHKOR - SONG KUL

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Today you will witness one of the most beautiful lakes in the world : Song Kul. There will be very less hiking today , we will be using a vehicle to reach Song Kul. Song Kul is at a height of 3016 m above the sea level.

We will staying in yurts here today. I recommend carrying only essentials and keep remaining in the hotel locker room. The road is going to be very bumpy so dress appropriately. Kochkor used to be a stop for merchants going to and from Kashgar, on the other side of Torugart Pass in China.

DAY 07 : SONG KUL -BISHKEK

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Today is our second last day in the country so lets hit some Russian club, interact with kyrgyzstan people and trust me you will be impressed . Carry your clothes accordingly for a club.

DID YOU KNOW?

Horse Milk is Kyrgyzstan's National drink. That rhymed, an ode to manas.

DAY 08 : CAFES/ AUTHENTIC FOOD

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Today is a free day kept just to relax in city of Bishkek. You are free to walk around, spent some time in the cafes

DID YOU KNOW?

Bread is considered holy in Kyrgyzstan and should not be wasted. Be conscious when you place your order!

DAY 09 : BISHKEK - HOME

Fly back home with a million new memories . I bid you goodbye here . If you wish, you can stay 2 more days and we can explore some more regions outside the itinerary.

COST ( excluding 5% GST )

Rs. 55,000 / Person( TBA)

Rs. 56,000 / Person ( TBA )

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FLIGHTS CONSIDERATION :

Onwards : Before 11 am Outwards : After 2pm

GROUP TRIP DATES:


SLOTS AVAILBLE :

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HOW TO BOOK A SLOT ?

You can block the slot by paying a token amount of 21,000 INR for this trip either by UPI or by Bank transfer. As discussed the total amount is 55,000 INR. Once it’s done, please share the payment details with us via the WhatsApp button on right bottom of the site. Choose UPI or Bank transfer by clicking on the tab below.


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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Can I ride a horse while wearing a traditional Kyrgyz nomadic outfit and explore the mountains?

Absolutely! Horseback riding is a popular activity in Kyrgyzstan, and you can embrace the nomadic culture by donning traditional attire and exploring the stunning mountainous landscapes on horseback.


2. Is it true that every Kyrgyz household has a yurt in their backyard?

While yurts are an important part of Kyrgyz culture and can be found in many rural areas, not every household has a yurt in their backyard. However, you can experience staying in a yurt and immerse yourself in the nomadic lifestyle during your visit.


3. Can I join a traditional Kyrgyz eagle hunting expedition and witness the majestic birds in action?

Kyrgyzstan has a rich tradition of eagle hunting, and you can have the unique opportunity to witness this ancient practice. However, joining an expedition may require special arrangements and coordination with local experts.


4. Is it safe to travel in the mountainous regions of Kyrgyzstan?

While Kyrgyzstan is generally a safe destination, it's important to exercise caution when traveling in mountainous regions. Weather conditions can change rapidly, and the terrain can be challenging. It's advisable to hire experienced local guides for mountain treks, carry the necessary equipment, and adhere to safety guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.


5. Can I try yurt camping during my visit to Kyrgyzstan, or should I bring my own marshmallows for the campfire?

Yurt camping is a popular and unique experience in Kyrgyzstan. You can immerse yourself in the nomadic lifestyle and spend nights in traditional yurts. Don't worry about the marshmallows – Kyrgyz hospitality often includes delicious meals and warm tea around the campfire, making your camping experience even more delightful.


6. Can I learn some useful Kyrgyz phrases to impress the locals, or should I stick to smiling and nodding?

Learning a few Kyrgyz phrases can be a fun way to connect with the locals and show your interest in their culture. Basic greetings like "Salam" (Hello), "Rakhmat" (Thank you), and "Jaksy" (Good) will definitely bring smiles to their faces. And if all else fails, a friendly smile and nod can go a long way!


7. Is it possible to taste the famous fermented mare's milk beverage, kumis, and participate in its production?

Kumis is a traditional beverage made from fermented mare's milk. During your visit, you can taste this unique drink and even visit nomadic families who produce kumis to learn about the process and cultural significance.


WHAT ARE THE INCLUSIONS ?
  • Homestay/Lodging
  • Airport Transfers
  • Transportation : Bishkek to Bishkek
  • Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary
  • Accommodation in hostels or in yurts
  • Government taxes and service charges except tips for drivers
  • Permits
  • Local Transportation
  • Some basic Russian lesson
  • A Trained Outdoor leader to keep you safe. We Promise 🙂
WHAT ARE THE EXCLUSIONS ?
  • Mineral Water or any other room service
  • Camera Charge
  • Cost of any Extra Day
  • Cost for 4X4 for Altyn Arashan
  • Shopping and personal expenses
  • All meals
  • Any expenses due to deviation from itinerary
DO YOU HAVE A CANCELLATION POLICY ?
  • Before 45 days of trip, there will be 10% cancellation charge.
  • Before 30 days and within 44 days of arrival, there will be 25% cancellation charge.
  • Before 15 days and within 29 days of arrival ,there will be 50% cancellation charge.
  • Within 14 days of trip there will be 100% cancellation charges.


All this been said if you or me can find a replacement for the slot. I will be happy to refund the entire amount. 🙂

HOW SAFE IS IT , IN REGARDS TO COVID-19 ?

Here is our 9 point checklist that we follow with regards to OJ trips.


  1. Our trippers will be asked to get -ve RTpcr certificate before they arrive.
  2. You will staying at a hotel where we are the only guests. its more like a guesthouse.
  3. Your tempo traveller will be sanitised before it reaches you.
  4. Your driver is also tested -ve RTpcr before our trip starts.
  5. We ask our trippers to keep themselves away from any crowded space 2 weeks before the trip.
  6. We ask our trippers to be careful of the restaurants and hotels that they might go before and after your trek.
  7. Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, cold, shortness of breath or fever ) are being asked to reschedule their trips/ treks.
  8. On treks, we are providing hygiene sleeping bags to everyone. You will be using this throughout the trek and only return on the last day
  9. On treks, every tent will have only 2 people compared to 3 ( which is the usual number at pre-covid era )
WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING ?
  • *Mandatory : Original ID Proof
  • Clothes : 2 Fleece jacket , 3 Synthetic / cotton pants ,4 Full sleeves tees , Sunhat , Woollen head-scarf/ muffler ,Towel , 2 pair of thermals , 1 down jacket ( zero degree equivalent ), Water proof jacket or poncho.

  • Shoes & socks: High ankle shoes , cotton socks

  • Skin care essentials : Sunglasses with UV protection ,Lip balm Cold cream, Sunscreen lotioniv)Other accessories : LED Torch/ headlamps (If already bought)

I AM COMING SOLO. IS THAT A PROBLEM ?

Most people come alone for my trips. About 25% of the people bring a friend or partner.Honestly It really doesn't matter. I have seen on all the batches I have lead. Most people really gel with everyone, even the ones who thought wouldn't gel up, surprise themselves always with the way they got comfortable with everyone.

YOUR ITINERARY LOOKS DIFFICULT FOR ME. CAN I DO IT ?

Each trek/ trip is rated according to the number of days we spend outdoors . If you aren't sure where to start, go with an easy trip or trek.

For trips,

I dreamed of trips where we could go out hike , get exhausted , come back to hotel and have a great evening. This is exactly why some of my trips have Day hikes in it. It is a perfect chance for people who have never hiked in their entire life. Don't worry, We are there :).

For treks,

you can start with Sandhakphu or Chandrashila . You can also benchmark yourself for the treks.

  • If you can run for 30 mins and cover around 3-3.5 km , then you can go ahead with an easy trek
  • If you can run for 30 mins and cover around 3.5-4 km , then you can go ahead with an moderate trek
  • If you can run for 30 mins and cover around 4-5 km , then you can go ahead with an difficult trek

If you have never done a high altitude trek, then start with a easy or Easy- moderate trek. That way you will understand how your body reacts to high altitude and you can check you cardio strength too.

WHAT ARE TRIPS LIKE ?

Usually, most batch sizes are between 12-20 people who are aged between 16-38. Most people come alone or with a friend. The trip would feel like you are travelling more with college friends than strangers. We tend to do more outdoorsy things than regular trips .

For example : If we find a very pretty waterfall/ a beautiful sunset / Rainbow on the way. We would stop the vehicle right away to catch the beauty of it.

We usually sleep very late on these trips as we play a lot of group games and most people feel they will miss the precious time with the group members and decides to stay awake.

I HAVEN'T HEARD ABOUT THIS COMPANY BEFORE, WHERE CAN I READ MORE ?