GSR-1
Itinerary:
Torugart – Tash-Rabat - Son-KulKarakol - Jety-Oguz – Karakol - Altyn-Arashan – Karakol - Cholpon-Ata – Burana – Bishkek - Chichkan – Uzgen – Osh - Sary-Tash – Irkeshtam.
Duration: 11 days
Best season: June - August
Accommodation: hotels, tents, yurts
Tour grade: moderate
Max. altitude: 3500 m
Total distance: 1420 km
Itinerary
Day 1

Torugart – Tash-Rabat.
Meeting at the Torugart and transfer to Tash-Rabat. A sightseeing of Tash-Rabat. Tash-Rabat is a caravan-shed of 14th century on the Great Silk Road. Arrival and accommodation in yurta (Kyrgyz national dwelling) or tent. Excursion followed by dinner and an overnight stay.  

Tash-Rabat
Day 2

Tash- Rabat – Son-Kul.
Transfer to Son-Kul lake where you will experience the real nomadic life including customs and traditions. Accommodation in yurta or tent.

Son-Kul lake
Day 3

Son-Kul – Karakol.
Transfer to Karakol and settle in at a guest house. Excursion around the city, visiting Przhevalsky museum, Russian Orthodox church, Muslim mosque and bazaar). Accommodating a guest house.

Karakol, Muslim mosque
Day 4

Karakol – Jety-Oguz – Karakol.
A trip to Jety-Oguz gorge. You will see famous rocks such as “Broken Heart” and “Seven-Bulls” as well as a waterfall. Return to Karakol in the evening. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Jety-Oguz gorge
Day 5

Karakol – Altyn-Arashan – Karakol.
Trip to Altyn-Arashan gorge (it is translated as “hot water sources”. You will have an opportunity to swim in the hot water sources and enjoy the picturesque nature. Return to Karakol in the evening.

Altyn-Arashan
Day 6

Karakol – Cholpon-Ata.
Transfer to Cholpon-Ata city. Settle in at the hotel or holiday resort. Relaxation and swimming in the Issyk-Kul lake.

lake Issyk-Kul
Day 7

Cholpon-Ata – Burana – Bishkek.
Visit of a museum and Petroglyphs. Transfer to Bishkek – the capital of Kyrgyzstan. On the way you will visit the Burana tower (11th century) – a place where Balasagun City used to be – one of the capitals of the Karakhanids State. Accommodation in the hotel or a guest house.

Burana tower
Day 8

Bishkek – Chichkan.
Transfer to Chichkan gorge. Accommodation at a guest house “Ak-Ilbirs”.

Chichkan gorge
Day 9

Chichkan – Uzgen – Osh.
Transfer to Osh – a south capital of Kyrgyzstan. On the way you will visit ancient minaret and 3 mausoleums (10th-12th  Century) in Uzgen city. Accommodation at a hotel or a guest house. Excursion of Osh: Suleiman the Sacred Mountain and Oriental bazaar.

Osh
Day 10

Osh – Sary-Tash.
Transfer to Sary-Tash. Accommodation at a private house.


Day 11

Sary-Tash – Irkeshtam.
Transfer to Irkeshtam – the Kyrgyz-Chinese border.



Level of difficulty.
This tour for the people with the average level of preparation. There are no special difficulties in this rout.
Conditions:
You must take warm clothes , hiking boots, raincoat, sunprotective cream, a hat from the sun, sleeping suck.

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