Join us for this photo tour of Kyrgyzstan, a Central Asian country along the Silk Road, the ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean. The Tian Shan mountains, which surround the old caravan route and dominate the country, are home to snow leopards, lynx and sheep. Kyrgyzstan is often referred to as the little sibling of Kazakhstan.
Highlights of this photo tour:
Bishkek. Local models, traditional oriental and very colorful Bazaar, traditional living and clothes
Ala Archa National Park. Beautiful alpine views, snow peaks, rivers
Burana Tower, national monument
Boom gorge. Issyk-Kul, the second largest mountain lake in the world after Lake Titicaca
Kok-Boru, a traditional sport played on horseback
“Seven bulls” rocks and hike to the “Tears of Snow Leopard” waterfall
Visit traditional yurts
Sunrise at the Son-Kul lake, breakfast in the yurt
Traditional handicraft. Try your own hand at making felt and traditional Kyrgyz carpets.
Kegety Gorge, home to numerous streams, alpine meadows, and spruce forests
Horse riders in Kegety gorge
Day 1 Arrival in Bishkek
Day 2 – Bishkek
Day 3 – Bishkek – Ala Archa National Park -Bishkek
Day 4 – Bishkek – Burana – Chon Kemin
Day 5 – Chon-Kemin – Cholpon-Ata
Day 6 – Cholpon-Ata – Karakol
Day 7 – Karakol –Altyn-Arashan- Karakol
Day 8 – Karakol – Jety-Oguz—Barskoon-Tamga
Day 9 – Tamga-Canyon «Fairy Tale» – Bokonbaevo-Son-Kul
Day 10 – Son-Kul-Kochkor
Day 11 – Kochkor -Kegety- Alamedin
Day 12 – Alamedin -Bishkek
Day 13 – Bishkek
June 1-13th, 2020
13 days/12 nights
landscape, nature, architecture, Villages, culture, people,
Bishkek – Plaza Hotel (3 nights)
Chon Kemin Valley – Guesthouse Ashuu (1 night)
Cholpon-Ata – Hotel Caprice (1 night)
Karakol – Hotel Karagat (2 night)
Tamga – Guesthouse U Pavla(1 night)
Son-Kul – Yurt camp (1 night)
Kochkor – Fatimas Guest House (1 night)
Alamedin – Jannat Resort (1 night)
Bishkek – Plaza Hotel (1 nights)
Bishkek, Ala Archa National Park, Ala-Archa gorge, Burana, Chon Kemin valley, Cholpon-Ata, Issyk-Kul, Ruh Ordo, Karakol, Altyn Arashan, Jety-Oguz, Barskoon-Tamga, tamga canyon, Bokonbaevo, Son-Kul Lake, Kochkor, Kegety, Kegety gorge, Alamedin,
Transfer from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the Airport.
Accommodation based on twin room sharing.
Meal plan full board, all meals
Private Road transport in mini-bus (Mercedes sprinter)
Professional English speaking guide
Professional photography instructor Tim Vollmer
Photo production stages:
Models -3 times (Ala-Too, Ala-Archa, Burana)
Kok-Boru – 1 time
Kyrgyz traditional musicians – 1 time
Felt production show – 1 timeActivities:
Alcohol and additional non-alcoholic drinks.
Travel insurance, health insurances.
Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, camera or video fees at any sites etc.
Tips for your guide and driver (discretionary)
What is not mentioned as included
You will organise your own travel to and from Bishkek.