Issyk-Kul lake and Song-Kul lake – 7 day tour

1050 $

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7 Day






Embark on a remarkable journey to explore two of Kyrgyzstan’s natural treasures – Issyk-Kul lake and Song-Kul lake. These pristine lakes are the jewels of the country, offering an unparalleled experience in the heart of Central Asia. Get ready to be enchanted by the second-largest mountain lake globally, Issyk-Kul, covering an impressive 6,236 square kilometers. Your adventure begins with an exhilarating rafting experience on the Chong-Kemin River. Then, prepare to be captivated by the stunning beauty of Song-Kul, nestled amidst towering peaks that reach heights of 3,700 meters. Over the course of this 7-day trip, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of high mountain ranges, serene plains, and waters that glisten like diamonds.

Are You Ready for Unforgettable Views and Crystal-Clear Issyk-Kul Lakes?

Kyrgyzstan, with its rugged terrain (96% of the country is mountainous), offers remote areas and awe-inspiring vistas. Here, you can immerse yourself in the jailoos, the high-altitude pastures where Kyrgyz shepherds tend their flocks during the summer. Picture Lake Song-Kul, situated at an elevation of 3,016 meters, encircled by mountains adorned with snowfields. Indulge in homemade jam, fresh cream, warm-from-the-oven bread, and the finest kymyz (fermented mare’s milk) with a local shepherd’s family. Amidst this wild landscape, you’ll encounter blooming flowers and ancient rock paintings. While the roads leading to remote villages and hidden valleys may be winding, dusty, and adventurous, the unparalleled beauty of Kyrgyzstan makes the journey more than worthwhile. A journey through wild Kyrgyzstan is a thrilling adventure that blends the wonders of nature with the traditions of old nomadic culture.

Itinerary: Bishkek – ChongKemin – Karakol – Bokonbay – Song-Kul – Bishkek

Duration: 7 days

Best Season: June – September

Category: Auto

Level of Difficulty: Easy to Medium

Group Size: 2-26 participants

Highlights: Kemin National Park, Issyk-Kul Lake, Altyn-Arashan, Eagle Hunting Show, Song-Kul Lake, Nomadic Lifestyle

Requirements: Weatherproof warm clothing, sturdy trekking boots, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

Places You’ll See

Eagle hunting

Bokonbaevo Village


Day 1: Bishkek

Landing at airport in Manas. Once we pick you up, we'll take you to Bishkek. lodging at hotels. Tour of the city is optional.

Day 2: Bishkek - Chong Kemin Valley

To the Chong-Kemin Valley, transfer (approx. 3 hours drive). See the 15 kilometers from the main route Burana Tower architectural complex (10th–11th century), which was a significant location on the Great Silk Road. After arriving in Chong Kemin around lunchtime, guests are given lodging there. A rafting excursion on the Chong-Kemin River will be offered following lunch (class 2 & class 3). Having dinner and spending the night in the guest house.

Day 3: Karakol

Go keep driving to Karakol. We make a pit break in Cholpon-Ata along the road to see an outdoor gallery of petroglyphs (rock paintings) (5km from Cholpon-Ata, heading to the mountains). At a café for lunch. reaching Karakol. Dinner and lodging are provided in the guest home. (4-5 hours of driving with rest stops for sightseeing).

Day 4: Karakol - Altyn-Arashan - Karakol

You visit the Altyn-Arashan mountain gorge on day four. You will travel there in a special off-road vehicle designed for carrying passengers (Ural). You may reach the Arashan hot spring thermal bath valley by traveling down the Arashan River and up the hills. Appreciate the splendor of nature while eating your lunch in the wild! You will climb down to Ak-Suu in the afternoon. It takes roughly 4 hours to hike the simple terrain at an average speed. In any event, the car will stay behind you to pick up the weary or because of unexpected changes in the weather. The guesthouse will be where you stay tonight.

Day 5: Karakol - Bokonbaeva village

After breakfast, you continue your journey to the Bokonbay region by following the road along the renowned South Issyk-Kul's lakeshore. You will spend an hour at the Jeti-güz Gorge (also known as Seven Bulls Gorge) en route. Also, you will spend a further 1-2 hours at the Kök-Jaik region (Valley of Flowers).  Visiting Skazka Canyon Having a picnic lunch en route and continuing to the Issyk-southern Kul's shore (3-hour drive). A village guest house is where you will have dinner and spend the night. (3–4 hours of driving, with rest stops for sightseeing).

Day 6: Bokonbaeva - Song-Kul lake

After breakfast, you will be driven through Kochkor hamlet to the glistening, crystal-clear alpine lake Song-Kol. You can meet a local family for lunch in the village and take part in a workshop to create the customary handmade felt rugs. A try is worthwhile! We continue to Song-Kol after lunch, passing through the high pass Kalmak-Ashuu (3400m). By way of the pass, we may reach the northern shoreline, where we shall meet you at a yurt camp. You'll stay in a yurt camp and eat there as well. (3–4 hours of driving, Kochkor stop).

Day 7: Song-Kul - Bishkek

You will get to go on a short hike after breakfast in the early morning. You will be dropped off by one of our drivers on the Song-Kol mountain range's slopes. The journey to the Jumgal region begins from there, passing the pass Tuz-Ashuu at a height of 3300 meters. Local guides and pack horses will be with you at all times to carry your belongings and other necessities. The majority of the walk is downhill, and as you reach the river Bazar-Turuk, automobiles will pick you up once more. When you arrive back in Bishkek, a goodbye supper at a neighborhood restaurant will be waiting for you. a hotel room for accommodation. (4 hours for the trek, 3–4 hours for the transfer)

Price Info

  • 2 pax: 1050$/person
  • 3 pax: 1000$/person
  • 4-5 pax: 980$/person
  • 6-10 pax: 950$/person
  • Transportation on SUV or according to group size
  • Meal 6 lunch and 6 dinner
  • Accommodation guest houses and yurt camps
  • Guide
  • Eagle show


  • Extra activities - horse riding
  • Travel Insurance
  • Flight tickets

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Jenie B
Jenie B
Terrific Trevelor! 🇰🇬 We contacted Islam from Trevelor just a week before we wanted to visit Kyrgyzstan and all we did was let him know when we’d be arriving and departing, our likes when travelling and he then organised the most incredible tour for us! Kyrgyzstan is the most beautiful country and Islam certainly took us to many highlights with some special touches along the way like the picnic we had overlooking the most stunning valley! Islam was a very safe driver, he was most knowledgeable about Kyrgyzstan and spoke perfect English. Islam was also very patient and able to adapt plans without fuss when road conditions prevented us from our original plan - the alternative plan was quickly made and just as good. We cannot recommend Islam (and Trevelor) enough and cannot thank him (and Trevelor) enough for our unforgettable Kyrgyzstan trip. Visit Kyrgyzstan with Islam (and Trevelor) you’ll be so glad you did 🇰🇬♥️
Kenneth H
Kenneth H
Unforgettable Snow Horseback Ride to Altyn Arashan Islam was a great help to me when I needed it the most. Having arrived in Karakol after hitchhiking from Bishkek in low season, I found Islam's/Trevelor's phone number on Google Maps and gave them a call. Islam quickly assessed the situation, made a few following phone calls, and arranged an itinerary that satisfied all my needs, all while he was out of town. Islam was a true professional and is a guide I would gladly recommend you speak with.
Мээрим Э
Мээрим Э
Восторг! Самая лучшая поездка, однозначно! Я осталась под большим впечатлением. Мне посчастливилось увидеть и побывать в местах, которые давно планировала посетить. Очень благодарна за такую возможность. Все было на высшем уровне! Обращусь к вам ещё не раз:)
Согдиана М
Согдиана М
Trevelor is the best Travelling around Kyrgyzstan is very adventurous and your guide is main part to have amazing experiences. So Trevelor was the best
Frank A
Frank A
Amazing country, amazing guide The trips was amazing and Islam was a fantastic guide. He showed max flexibility and adapted the plan to suit our needs. He was always cheerful and professional. He went above and beyond. We now consider him a friend. We will be recommending his services to our family and and friends. Kyrgyzstan is a wonderful country to visit.

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