Cultural tour through Lake Son-Kul


We invite you to discover pure Kyrgyzstan with us! Famous sky-high Tien-Shan mountain range, Issyk-Kul lake, Son-Kul lake, and many other beautiful places!

You will be meeting with local people, trying out local food and drinking the purest water that came from glaciers!


Bishkek – Bokonbaevo

Pick up at the airport or border. Meeting with your guide translator. Then transfer to Bokonbaevo village. On the way the, we visit Burana tower, monument of 11th century. Lunch on the road. Then  we reach Issyk Kul Lake, pearl of Central Asia. Afternoon, we arrive to home stay in the village of Bokonbaevo. Check in and free time. Then meeting with eagle hunter, discovery of authentic tradition of hunting. Dinner with local family and overnight at the same place. 300km.


Bokonbaevo – Son Kul lake

Early morning, transfer to Son Kul lake, situated at 3016m. above sea level. On the road, we visit the handcraft center at the Kochkor village. Shopping, lunch. Then we drive to Kalmak Ashu Pass at 3446m. picnic outdoors. Hiking down to the Son Kul Lake. This is the real paradise for Kyrgyz shepherds. We reach our yurt camp. Overnight and dinner in yurt at 3016m. 250km


Hiking day (horse riding) at Son Kul lake

Free day for hiking and discovery the Nomad’s Life. We go up by horse to have a panoramic view on the Son Kul lake. Then back to yurt camp. Overnight at the same yurt camp. 4/5h of horseback riding.


Transfer back to Bishkek

Morning transfer to Bishkek. We go back by the same road and pass. Arrival in the afternoon to Bishkek.350km. 

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  • Meeting at the border or airport,
  • Transportation,
  • Guide,
  • Accommodation,
  • Meals,
  • Rent of horse
  • Meeting with Eagle hunter (Berkutchi),
  • Entrance to museums or national parcs.

Not Included

  • Travel insurence,
  • Air tickets,
  • Alcohol and mineral water,
  • Tax of bank,
  • Last night and dinner in Bishkek,
  • Additional services.


At Son Kul lake, you need the warm clothes. The night can be very cold.