To visit two most beautiful national parks in Almaty region.. Drive along the pearl of the country - Lake Issyk-Kul.. Explore the Petroglyph Museum.. Walk along the canyon "Fairy tale".. Try the national Kyrgyz cuisine.. See the city of Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan.. .

From Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan: harmony with nature

Gilo-tourism. Interesting, isn't it? This is a relatively recent type of tourism that has developed in Kyrgyzstan. He's the one you'll have to find out about if you choose this scenario. In the scenario, you will see a few natural treasures of Almaty Oblast in Kazakhstan - the place where your tour will start on the first day and end on the sixth. No more megacities, no more modern technologies and no more people in a hurry! Lakes, canyons, gorges - a real solitude with majestic and beautiful nature. The main feature of this type of extreme tourism is the opportunity to be practically in the place of nomads, learning their culture and life. So what are you gonna do? 1. You'll find yourself in some of the most inaccessible places that civilization has almost never touched. 2. There will be no electricity, and maybe even mobile phones in some places! 3. You'll have a chance to talk to the locals and learn the country's history firsthand. The journey is a kind of "ring", on which you will travel by car, visiting different points. Having a car will help you move around the country much faster, because the location of the location of each other is not so small.

From Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan: harmony with nature

6 days itinerary by Viktoria Afanaseva - Museums and Culture, Nature and Hiking - Car, 4 Hotels

Road Trip Categories: Museums and Culture, Nature and Hiking

Day 1: Hello, Almaty!


Almaty is the largest metropolis in Kazakhstan. But we won't be staying long in the city itself. We fly to Almaty, try local cuisine and check in to the hotel - tomorrow the trip will begin!
Visiting: Almaty

Day 2: Alma-Arasan National Park and Charyn Canyon


We start our rich trip through Almaty region, located in the south-east of the Republic of Kazakhstan. On the way you will come across two unusually beautiful national parks, and at the same time - completely different. This is where you will come into contact with the grandeur of nature, and this is just the beginning.
Visiting: Karakol, Almaty, Aksay, Kokpek, Malovodnoye

Day 3: We drive along the famous Issyk-Kul Lake through the town of Karakol


So, we're in Kyrgyzstan! On this day, we will literally take the whole of Lake Issyk-Kul and stop at stunning natural sites such as the Red Rocks and the Fairy Tale Canyon. The lake itself is extremely majestic from any point of view, so it will accompany us with its beauty the whole trip. It's important that the lake doesn't freeze in winter!
Visiting: Cholpon-Ata, Karakol, Kadzhi-Say, Kara-Oy, Ak-Say, Baktuu-Dolonotu, Akkochkar

Day 4: Grigoryevskoe Gorge, Dolon Pass and Son-Kol Lake


We explore the last two points near Lake Issyk-Kul - the Museum of Petroglyphs and the Grigoryevskoe Gorge, then go to Lake Son-Kul and on the way to admire the majestic and mighty Dolon. This day is the most intense, but at the same time longest. Be sure to stock up on drinking water and snacks for a comfortable ride!
Visiting: Bishkek, Grigor'yevka, Kichi-Borolbos, Cholpon-Ata, Karaynkurt, Dzhel'-Aryk, Balykchy, Baktuu-Dolonotu, Kochkor, Tokol'dosh

Day 5: Bishkek


Bishkek is the capital of Kyrgyzstan, located at the foot of the Tien Shan Mountains in Central Asia. All the main attractions of the city are located in the heart of the city, so you can easily see them in one day. Today the program includes two national museums of Bishkek, the famous Osh market, walks about the central squares and traditional national cuisine!
Visiting: Bishkek, Kek-Dzhar

Day 6: We're going back to Almaty


The journey ends, the memories remain! ;) On your return to Almaty, you can stay in two atmospheric places and once again enjoy the vast expanses of nature.
Visiting: Almaty, Bishkek, Kurday, Chemolgan