Kyrgyz Self-drive routes

In the course of a tour guests who travel in Kyrgyzstan car for rent along self-drive routes face with unforgettable and amazing nature of the mountain country. Kyrgyzstan is a country located in the very heart of Central Asia and Tien Shan mountains. This location gives a lot of possibilities to make a tour in Kyrgyzstan and travel along pastures and emerald green meadows, high altitude lakes and unforgettable images of horses and nomads wandering about places. In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan you will find out that roads in the country are of gravel and dirt that creates opportunities of riding them only with 4WD road routes. They are created for every guest who travels in Kyrgyzstan to be able to drive here in comfort. Those who travel in Kyrgyzstan and take 4WD tours are able to investigate the entire country when they travel in Kyrgyzstan.

As for routes that may be covered in the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan, the first place of interest is natural park Ala Archa. The gorge is located at the bottom of the Tien Shan mountains in 45 km from Bishkek. Ala Archa is the gorge that gives various opportunities for hiking, trekking, enjoying nature. Those who travel on a rented car in Kyrgyzstan can visit the gorge Ala Archa and enjoy the amazing and и breath-taking view of panorama. At the same time you can make a tour along paved path.

Then you should visit the gorge Chon Kemin in the course of your tour in Kyrgyzstan. Here you will ride a horse and communicate with nomadic tribes. At the same time you will always be able to listen to legends and myths of all places of the country. Travelling in Kyrgyzstan make a visit of famous lake Issyk Kul. It is the second largest lake that may be found in the very heart of high-altitude mountains. The first one is lake Titicaca in South America. Issyk Kul is known to be the one that does not freeze even in winter, that is why the name of it is translated as "Hot lake". In case you make a tour in the Issyk Kul region of Kyrgyzstan you are recommended to make a visit of Grigoryevskoe and Semenovskoe gorges, Jeti Oguz gorge, Barskoon waterfalls and Fairy Tale (Skazka) Canyon. Then move to Karakol town and visit the Russian Orthodox Church, Dungan Mosque and Memorial Museum of N. M. Przhevalsky. Travelling in Kyrgyzstan and being in Karakol you can also pay your attention to Sunday animal market where despite animals you can find cultural livelihood of people of the country.

Then in the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan you move to the village Kochkor where there are a lot of opportunities of witnessing traditions and customs of the Kyrgyz people. Travelling in Kyrgyzstan immerse in nature and culture of the country. Near this village the Tash Rabat caravanserai and Lake Son Kul are located. Tash Rabat, in accordance with the legend, was built by father and his son - they were building it with the only cupola to be finished. Despite forbiddance of the father the son went to welcome travellers. He fell in love with a woman among them and left the father never to return. The father didn't manage to finish it. Lake Son Kul is located at the height of 3016m above sea level. There are amazing pastures and meadows, absence of trees prevails. Travelling in Kyrgyzstan and visiting the territory of the lake or any mountains you can live in nomadic dwellings - yurts, they are seen to be created in a circle way for all to be able to stay against strong and severe winds. The temperature is low there as everywhere in the mountains at high altitudes - may be about 11 ˚ C.

Your travel experience in Kyrgyzstan you will be made along the village Kazarman that is located far from Bishkek, in the Osh region. Being in the Fergana valley it was considered to be the great place for all travellers along the Great Silk Road. In the Jalal Abad region the natural park Arslanbob is located. In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan you will be able to make a visit of the Toktogul reservoir in the Naryn region and amazing valleys of the valley Suusamir. Travelling in Kyrgyzstan you will surely pay your attention to amazing and pristine nature, to emerald green mountains and meadows, to transparent high-altitude lakes of unforgettable beauty.

For you to make a tour in Kyrgyzstan as you wish you are recommended to follow our recommendations. We are glad to organize a tour in Kyrgyzstan in accordance with your wishes and desires. For your convenience we suggest to take into account the list of the program that you can take for you to travel in Kyrgyzstan.

Self-drive routes that may be travelled in Kyrgyzstan in the course of a tour: 

Day 1: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
Day 2: Bishkek - Chon Kemin
Day 3: Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake northern shore
Day 4: Issyk Kul northern shore - Grigorievskoye - Karakol
Day 5: Karakol - Jeti Oguz (can sleep here) - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor
Day 6: Kochkor - Kichi Naryn - Naryn (or drive directly to Tash Rabat via Dolon pass)
Day 7: Naryn - Tash Rabat
Day 8: Tash Rabat - Son Kul
Day 9: Son Kul - Kyzyl Oi
Day 10:  Kyzyl Oi - Bishkek

In case you have more days to be spent in Kyrgyzstan, we recommend following the program: 

Day 09: Son Kul - Kazarman
Day 10: Kazarman - Osh
Day 11: Osh - Arslanbob 
Day 12: Arslanbob  - Toktogul
Day 13: Toktogul - Bishkek
Day 14: Flight