Off-road tour via Sary-Chelek

A true adventure by off-road vehicles! Adrenaline, enjoying the picturesque beauties of nature (the Song-Kol and Sary-Chelek alpine lakes), a famous valley of relict walnut forests, sandy canyons in Dzheti-Oguz, visiting historical monuments, spending nights in yurts, seeing national horseback games and folklore-show, bathing in thermal mineral springs, delicious Kyrgyz cuisine…

Short tour program

Day 1 Bishkek – Chichkan Gorge

Day 2 Chichkan – Lake Sary-Chelek

Day 3 Lake Sary-Chelek – Arslanbob

Day 4 Arslanbob – Dzhalal-Abad – Kazarman

Day 5 Kazarman- Lake Song-Kol

Day 6 LakeSong-Kol –Tash-Rabat

Day 7 Tash-Rabat – Naryn – Kichi Naryn

Day 8 Kichi Naryn - Tamga

Day 9 Tamga - Dzheti-Oguz - Karakol

Day 10 Karakol - Cholpon-Ata

Day 11 Cholpon-Ata - Bishkek

Day 12 Departure


Detailed tour schedule.

Day 1 Meeting at the airport. Getting the cars.Breakfast at “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”. Departure for Chichkan Gorge (length-240 km, driving time - 4,5 hours). On the way you’ll see picturesque Tien-Shan canyons, gorges and the Too-Ashuu Pass as well. Picnic. A splendid view on Chu and Suusamyr valleys.Dinner and overnight stay at the guest house on the territory of the Chichkan reserve. Rest-time on the banks of a mountainous river.

Dinner and overnight stay at “Oson” guest house.

Day 2 Breakfast at the guest house. A trip to the Sary-Chelek lake via Toktogul water storage basin (length – 345 km, driving time – 5 hours).

On the way we'll have a picnic. Overnight stay at the guest house.Motor boats riding - optional.

Day 3 Breakfast. A trip to the unique Arslanbob walnut forest (1600 m above the sea level, length – 320 km, driving time - 5-6 hours). The valley is well-known for its health resorts. Dinner and overnight stay at “CBT” guest house.

Day 4 Breakfast. A trip to the nearby waterfall and later to Kazarman village via Dzhalal-Abad town.For dinner – national cuisine. A visit to Dzhalal-Abad bazaar.Dinner and overnight stay at “CBT” guest house.

Day 5 Breakfast. A trip to Lake Song - Kol. A picnic on the bank of the river. A passage through a picturesque pass.By the evening we’ll get to the lake. Horse games.Dinner and overnight stay in national yurts.

Day 6 Breakfast. A trip toTash-Rabat – a historical monument, founded by monks in the X-th century. In the era of Silk Road flourishing, Tash-Rabat lost its religious meaning and served as a hotel, i.e. a caravansary. It’s surrounded by mountain ridges. A stop for a picnic. A passage through several passes. Dinner and overnight stay in national yurts. A Russian bath -optional.

Day 7 Breakfast. Horseback ridings. A trip to Kichi Naryn. Lunch at a cozy café in Naryn. A road along the Naryn River.On the way there will be small passes. Arrival in Kichi Naryn by the evening. Dinner on the bank of the river. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 8 Breakfast. A trip toTamga village (Lake Issyk-Kol). Apassage through the highest Tosor pass– a highly difficult passage along the whole way of the off-road tour. Picnic.Dinner and overnight stay at “Askar and Tamara” guest house.

Day 9 Breakfast. A trip to Karakol.On the way a visit to “Seven Bulls” valley. The red rocks are so splendid and unusual that they were depicted on the postage stamps during the Soviet period. Another famous rock in this region is the “Broken Heart”. It’s a place of pilgrimage for couples of sweethearts. Dinner and overnight stay at “GreenYard” guest house. Folklore show.

Day 10 Breakfast. Falconry on the way to Cholpon - Ata town. A visit to Grigorievskoe and Semenovskoe gorges. A picnic. A visit to Tash-Suu thermal mineral spring. Arrival in Cholpon-Ata town. Accommodation at “Three crowns” resort center. Swimming in Lake Issyk-Kul – which is a pearl and the main point of interest in Kyrgyzstan. Dinner and overnight stay at the guest house.

Day 11 Breakfast. Departure for Bishkek.Rafting in the Boom gorge (optional). A visit to Burana tower – a minaret, built in the XI-th century on the territory of Karahanid khaganate, Balasagun town. Lunch at “Hawaii” café. Arrival in Bishkek. Accommodation at “Asia Mountains” hotel. Excursion around the town.Shopping for the Kyrgyz crafts and artworks.Farewell supper. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 12 Transfer to Manas Airport. Return home.



- SUV rental (4 people per vehicle)

- Car maintenance services

- Driver/mechanic

- Cook

- Full board

- Tents

- Falconry

- Folklore show

- Horse games

- English-speaking guide

- Entrance fees to museums

- Mineral water supply

- Airport transfer

- Accommodation:

Bishkek –“Asia Mountains” hotel

Chichkan –“Oson” guest house

Dzhalal-Abad – guest house

Kazarman – guest house

Karakol – “Green Yard” guest house

Cholpon-Ata – “Raduga” resort center or “Three crowns”


- Single rooms

- Early check-in

- Travel insurance

- Visa and visa support

Recommendations for tourists:

The climate in Kyrgyzstan is sharply continental, and throughout the day the temperature in the mountains can range from + 30 up to -15 degrees, that’s why we recommend the tourists to have warm shoes, warm clothing, sunscreen and sunglasses with them and an individual sleeping bag as well (in case of sleeping in tents).