Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan Adventure 12D/11N
Get lost in the beauty, culture, history and flavours of two extraordinary countries on this 12-day adventure!
Discover amazing places and experience the nomad local life as you travel from Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan.
- See the best of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
- Visit historical and political highlights
- Learn the fascinating history of the two countries
- Discover national wonders
Max group size:
- - 11 Nights shared accommodation
- - Transport according to the itinerary
- - 11 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinners
- - Sightseeing as per itinerary
- - Some of the activities
- - Mineral water (1L per day per person)
Day 1: Almaty, Kazakhstan
On your arrival, your driver will be waiting for you to discover the city.
Along the city tour, you will have the opportunity to admire the Republic Square and the gorgeous Monument of Independence.
Take a walk in Square Astana, the old city centre, to the 28 Panfilovtsev.
Straight on the Avenue of memory, you will see obelisks with names of 28 fighters of the 1075th regiment of the 316th shooting division, who fought for Moscow. Also, you will visit Zenkov Cathedral, an incredible monument of cult architecture, historical places like the Museum of Musical Instruments, and you’ll enjoy the view of the classical architecture of the Abay Theatre.
Overnight in the hotel.
Day 2: Almaty – Tamgaly-Tas – Almaty, Kazakhstan
After breakfast in the hotel, take a road trip to visit Tamgaly, get amazed by the Stone carving of Bronze Age, which is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, you can hike around this historical place, and then take some lunch on the way back to Almaty.
Day 3: Almaty – Altyn Emel, Kazakhstan
Enjoy a tasty breakfast in the hotel, then you’ll leave Amalty and head towards Basshi in Altyn-Emel National park, you will revel in a magical road through Kapchagay where you will be able to refresh and have lunch there.
Once arrived in Altyn Emel National Park, you will get surprised by the singing dunes, it’s a spectacular place between two mountain ranges, where you can hear a beautiful and delightful song made by the wind through the sand grains.
Day 4: Altyn Emel - Charyn - Shatty, Kazakhstan
After enjoying a delicious breakfast, you will enjoy a 2-hour hike around the incredible Charyn Canyon and marvel at the magnificent red-coloured rocks of the Valley of Castles. Such a beautiful view!
You will then continue your way to Shatty village after a tasty lunch on the shore of the Sharyn lake.
Enjoy a traditional dinner and overnight stay in a family guesthouse.
Day 5: Shatty - Kol Sai Lake, Kazakhstan – Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
Start your day with a tasty breakfast and head towards one of the three amazing Kol Sai Lakes.
Admire this scenic location surrounded by impressive snowy mountains before crossing the Kyrgyz-Kazakh border.
You will then arrive at Karakol where you will overnight in a family guesthouse.
Day 6: Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
Today you are going to enjoy the whole day in Karakol on a city tour, in which you will be able to see the Museum of Russian Explorer, also you will find the Russian Orthodox Church and Muslim Mosque in Dungan Style, both of them are colourful, it’s impossible not to see them.
Let your day end with a calm walk around Aksu gore before stay the night with your host family.
Day 7: Karakol – Jety-Oguz – Bokonbaevo – Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan
Begin your journey taking breakfast in the Karakol hotel, then you will arrive at Jety Oguz gorge to hike while you enjoy the stunning view of a red rock mountain. If you look carefully, you can discover the seven bulls and broken heart formations.
Along the journey to Kochkor, you’ll see the second largest mountainous lake in the world, Issyk-Kul Lake.
Once in Kochkor, you will overnight in a family guesthouse.
Note: Optionally, on the way, we will have a stop in Bokonbaevo village.
Day 8: Kochkor – Son-Kul, Kyrgyzstan
On this day you’ll get lost in a popular place, Son-Kul Lake, one of the highest lakes in Kyrgyzstan.
The adventure begins with the curves of the “32 parrots” road, but this isn’t the most amazing part of your day.
During the day let yourself enveloped by the culture, learn about the real nomads visiting the traditional yurt made of felt while tasting the flavour of the traditional Kyrgyz milk called Kymyz.
You will overnight in the traditional Kyrgyz nomadic housing called yurt.
Day 9: Son-Kul, Kyrgyzstan
Today is your day! You decide the activities for your full day in Son-Kun Lake.
If you are looking for a peaceful moment, a horse riding or hiking would be a great activity to behold the beautiful mountains.
You will enjoy a calm moment if you decide to fish in the rivers, its a rare experience.
Day 10: Son-Kul – Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Live the experience of a tasty and special breakfast in a yurt before exploring an incredible road through Kalmak Ashu Pass.
Along the road, you will have the opportunity to see ancient remains at the Burana Tower, and if you look beside the tower you will find important ruins of an ancient city called Balasagyn and a museum that keeps a lot of history of this place.
To finish your day you will find comfortable accommodation in the hotel at Bishkek.
Day 11: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Spend a free day on your own and take pleasure in Bishkek, you can try traditional food and discover the local flavour, also you can learn more about people and culture.
Day 12: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
This morning check out after breakfast when your trip will come to the end.
Then you will be transferred to the airport back in time to check in to your flight.
We hope you have had the greatest experience of your life!