Cultural Tourism

The Route of Healing

A Healing Trip to Kyrgyzstan with the Magnificent Scenery of Tian-Shan! Experience the Beauty and Culture of Mother Nature.

  • Travel Period
    7 days
  • Cost
  • Maximum
    4 people
  • Difficulty

Travel Introduction

"Kyrgyzstan - the Alps of Central Asia"

Kyrgyzstan, with an average altitude of more than 2000 meters, is usually called the Alps of Central Asia or the Switzerland of Central Asia because of its beauty with its high mountains, abundant water and trees. In particular, Lake Issyk-Kul, located at an altitude of 1600 meters, is also known as the pearl of Kyrgyzstan, demonstrating unforgettable and outstanding scenery. This is the second largest alpine lake in the world. The name translates as 'hot lake' because it does not freeze even in winter, due to the 6% of salt that it contains. Enjoy the beauty of Kyrgyzstan around this lake and heal your body and mind from daily routine.

"The Route to Heal Your Tired Body and Mind"

The Healing Route includes the pearl of Kyrgyzstan - Issyk-Kul Lake, Song-Kul Lake - located at the altitude of 3000 meters, Altyn-Arashan gorge with hot-springs and Chon-Kemin National Park, which is beloved by hikers around the world for its beauty. Through traveling this route, you will realize the valuable aspects of the Kyrgyz tradition and culture while healing your body and mind by visiting the salt lakes, mines, hot-springs and spiritual places.

Point of Travel

  • Safe travel that allows social distancing
  • Experience tour with a small number of people such as family or in couple
  • Eco-friendly tourism
  • The pearl of Kyrgyzstan, rest on Lake Issykul

Detailed Fee

Basic Fee
$1280 (Per person, 1 Group/4 people)
Points included
Transportation, Accommodation, English-speaking guide, Local guide, Dining, Entrance fees
Points not included
Flight to Kyrgyzstan, Insurance, Personal expense

Detailed schedule

DAY1 Burana Tower, Chon-Kemin National Park

Burana Tower is an observatory built by the Sogdians who ruled the region in the 10th century, and because of its height, it is nicknamed as a 'lighthouse on the grassland'. When you climb up to the observation deck (or observatory) in spring and summer and look around the surrounding, you will stunned by the beauty of the snow-covered mountains and the meadows full of yellow flowers. Chon-Kemin National Park is a place where you can enjoy not only walking, horse trekking, but also rafting. You can have dinner with residents in the central village of Shabdan, and experience the rural Kyrgyz culture by staying in a neatly decorated local house.

Breakfast: Local Cuisine /  Lunch: Local Cuisine / Dinner: Local Cuisine
Accommodation: Yurt
Traveling Distance: 340km (4 hours and 30 minutes)
Road Condition: Paved (280km), Unpaved (60km)

DAY2 Song-Kul Lake, Salt mine, Yurt

Song-Kul Lake, in the height of 3000m above sea level, can only be accessed from June to September due to its high altitude, but most people who already have visited there want to go to the lake again because of its beautiful scenery. On the way to the lake, tourists will drop by the salt mine to take a look on how the precious salt is obtained. This salt is really helpful for people with respiratory problems. You can take a horseback-riding along the Song-Kul lake, stay in a Yurt, the traditional Kyrgyz mobile house, watch a beautiful night sky full of stars, and think about the meaning of our lives. 

Breakfast: Local Cuisine / Lunch: Local Cuisine / Dinner: Local Cuisine
Accommodation: Yurt
Traveling Distance:  340km (4 hours and 30 minutes)
Road Condition: Paved (280km), Unpaved (60km)

DAY3 Making yurt, Trekking in Skazka, Horseback-riding

Yurt is invaluable, traditional house for the Kyrgyz nomads. The present design of Yurt has been developed over hundreds of years, and most nomads still stay in yurts and take care of their livestocks. Kyzzyl-tu village is the place for yurt production, and more than 70% percent of villagers are engaged in making yurts. You can make a yurt with villagers and rest in the salt lake nearby. 

Breakfast: Local Cuisine / Lunch: Local Cuisine / Dinner: Local Cuisine
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Traveling Distance: 200km in Total (3 Hours and 30 Minutes)
Road Condition: Paved (140km), Unpaved (60km)

DAY4 Skazka, Jeti-Oghuz, Karakol

Since there are many sandstone areas around the island, it has been shaved by rain and wind over a long period of time, creating various scenery. Among them, Skazka means "Fairy Tale" in the local language, and when you go there, you really feel like you are in a fairyland. Jeti-Oguz means "Seven Bulls" in the Kyrgyz language, and seven red rocks will appear as if bulls running toward you at any moment. Karakol is also famous for winter sports, and even now, the ski resort is so popular  and it gathers skiers  from all over the world. There are also old Chinese temples and extravagant Russian Orthodox church buildings, and you can take some pictures of them. 

Breakfast: Local Cuisine / Lunch: Local Cuisine / Dinner: Local Cuisine
Accommodation: 3-star Hotel or Guesthouse
Traveling Distance: 230km in Total (3 Hours and 30 minutes)
Road Condition: Relatively Good

DAY5 Altyn-Arashan, Lesnoye Village

Altyn-Arashan is meant to Kyrgyzstan nicknamed as “Switzerland of Central Asia”. It’s a well-known course for trekking in Kyrgyzstan. You can go trekking in Altyn-Arashan and get yourself into a hot spring, which will give relief to your mental strain. Don’t worry if you haven’t gotten a chance to visit a hot spring. You can visit another well-maintained open hot spring right next to the Lesnoye village under the mountain. You can rest there.

Breakfast: Local Cuisine / Lunch: Local Cuisine / Dinner: Local Cuisine
Accommodation: Bed & Breakfast
Traveling Distance: 60km in Total (20 Minutes by Car, 4 Hours Round Trip by Mountain Bus)
Road Condition: Mountain Road 

DAY6 Cholpon-Ata, Issyk-Kul Ferry

There are plenty of petroglyphs in Kyrgyzstan. Among them, petroglyphs in Cholpon-Ata has good accessibility and they are also well-reserved. You can feel like you go back to the past and talk to ancient people while walking down on the petroglyph park.

The attractive feature of Issyk-Kul tour is taking on a ferry, going to the middle of the lake, and looking at the surrounding land. You can watch peaks of the mountains covered with snow as well. The peaks of the snow-capped mountains and the harmony of the green fields and the blue sky will stay in your memory as fascinating Kyrgyzstan.

Breakfast: Local Cuisine / Lunch: Local Cuisine / Dinner: Local Cuisine
Accommodation: 4-star hotel
Traveling Distance: 160km in Total (2 hours and 30 minutes)
Road Condition: Good

DAY7 Bishkek

Bishkek, the number one city, the capital of Kyrgyzstan is the complex city with the population of 1.2 million. It is quite different with other cities in Kyrgyzstan. You can see people walking with hurried steps, traffic congestion, and exhaust gas. Despite of these, the traditional market is a really good place to experience Kyrgyzstan. You can buy honey, dried nuts, conaq in there. Then, it’s time to go home. 

Breakfast: Hotel  Cuisine/ Lunch: Korean
Travelling Distance: 260km in Total (3 Hours and 30 Minutes)
Road Condition: Good

※ This schedule is subject to change without prior notice due to local circumstances.

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