An amazing photography tour of the rugged and geographically isolated country of Kyrgyzstan, during the Eid holidays.
Day 1: Bishkek – Ala Archa – Kyzyl Oi
Flydubai flight from Dubai
Arrival in Bishkek FRU on Wednesday, 22nd August at 0430 hours
Pickup from airport and head to hotel.
The first half of the day is dedicated to a visit Ala Archa gorge. It is a Natural Park. At the Soviet Time VIPs had permission to go visit here. The Ala Archa gorge is on a spur of the Tien Shan mountain range. You can have a short hiking tour to see a panoramic view of the gorge. Afterwards we head to Kyzyl Oi. The road travels through the southern part of Kyrgyzstan. During the journey be prepared for amazing views of impressive mountains and gorges. You will see the panoramic views of Tue Ashuu pass which is more than 3000 meters high. This road is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Kyrgyzstan. You will have many opportunities for photo stops to remember this day.
The night will be spent in a home stay. A Kyrgyz family will prepare a traditional dinner for you.
Day 2: Kyzyl Oi – Son Kul Lake
After breakfast we start our drive to the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan – Son Kul Lake. This lake is surrounded by mountains and it is the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan, situated at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level. Kyrgyz nomads started to come to this wonderful area with their families for rest and relaxation. Herders of the Naryn region come to the lake to use it as a pastureland. After our arrival, you will be free to explore and enjoy the virgin nature of the lake and its surroundings. Dinner and overnight is in nomadic collapsible dwellings - yurts. They are made of a wooden skeleton, covered with felt coverings
Day 3: Son Kul – 33 parrots Pass – Kochkor – Bishkek
Today you will drive to the village of Kochkor through 33 parrots pass (3 133 m). Kochkor village is situated right in the gorge. The road will go along amazing gorge and you will drive today over mountain pass that is 3 000 meters high. In Kochkor village you will spend some time with a family that will show you the way our national felt carpets are produced. Also you will visit a small handicraft museum there. Afterwards you will be transferred back to the capital of Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek city. On the way visiting of Burana Tower (an 11th century minaret) and an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). Night is in a hotel.
Day 4: Bishkek – Airport and return to Dubai
Check-oiut after breakfast in time for departure from Bishkek FRU at 1415 hours on flydubai to Dubai, arriving in Dubai at 1700 hours.
AED 6,900 per person including
- airfare on flydubai
- accompanying professional photographer
- transfers in Mercedes minivan
- accompanying English speaking guide
Cost does not include
- Visa cost and travel insurance
Note that prices can increase as date draws nearer.