The Nomads and Nature of Kyrgyzstan Tour is a chance to live the nomadic lifestyle in the heart of Kyrgyzstan. Overnight in yurt camps, learn carpet weaving from villagers and ride horseback riding through mountains as you experience the diverse landmarks of Son Kul Lake, Burana Tower and Konorchek Canyon.
Among Kyrgyzstan’s perfectly chiseled mountains and unspoiled lakes, nomadic Kyrgyz tribes dispersed to the territory’s farthest regions, and their legacy is still preserved today by the Kyrgyz mountain people. Be it the villagers of Kochkor, who carry on the craft of Kyrgyz felt carpet making, or the herdsmen that congregate around Son Kul, the country’s largest freshwater lake, the hinterlands of Central Kyrgyzstan teem with life.
In the morning your guide and driver will pick you up from your Bishkek hotel and head to Kochkor (200km, 3hrs). After a 1.5-hour drive (80km), stop in the small town of Tokmok for an excursion to Burana Tower and Museum Complex:
Continue driving to Kochkor, a Kyrgyz village whose residents are known for their creation of Shyrdak felt rugs, embroideries and other handicrafts. Plunge into Kyrgyz village culture through the following:
Please note: Son Kul is usually cold year-round. Please bring a hat, trekking boots, sunglasses, water flask, first aid kit and warm clothes.
Note: Due to weather conditions, this tour is only available from 1st June to 20th September.