39 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

39 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

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39 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  10 h
1
Osh
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Tokmok
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Bishkek
— 9 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Suusamyr
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Naryn
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Kochkor
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Tosor
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Karakol
— 7 nights
Bus:  2 h
9
Cholpon Ata
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: New Delhi

5
nights
Osh

Osh ©
Tucked among mountains and boasting some 3,000 years of history, the city of Osh offers plenty to the curious traveler.
Step out of Osh with an excursion to Uzgen Archaeological-Architectural Museum Complex in Uzgen--about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Lenin Peak, take in the spiritual surroundings of Osh New Mosque, look for gifts at Jayma Bazaar Osh, and take in the dramatic scenery at Abshir Ata Falls.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Osh road trip site .

New Delhi, India to Osh is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and car; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Tokmok.

Things to do in Osh

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Uzgen Archaeological-Architectural Museum Complex
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Lenin Peak ©
Lenin Peak
Mountain Sulaiman-Too ©
Mountain Sulaiman-Too
Alay Valley ©
Alay Valley

2
nights
Tokmok

Tokmok ©
Tokmok is a city in the Chuy Valley, northern Kyrgyzstan, east of the country's capital of Bishkek. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Ratsek Cabin and then enjoy breathtaking views from Burana Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tokmok Mosque and then identify plant and animal life at Kegety Gorge.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tokmok trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Osh to Tokmok takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the shuttle to Bishkek.

Things to do in Tokmok

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Ratsek Cabin
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Burana Tower ©
Burana Tower
Tokmok Mosque ©
Tokmok Mosque

9
nights
Bishkek

Bishkek ©
Wandering the grid-like, tree-lined streets of Bishkek, you'll discover the friendly atmosphere, vibrant nightlife, and Soviet-era architecture of the country's political center.
Bishkek is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Ala-Archa Gorge, browse the eclectic array of goods at Osh Bazaar, brush up on your military savvy at Mikhail Frunze Museum, and get out on two wheels at Too-Ashu Pass.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bishkek itinerary planning website .

You can take a shuttle from Tokmok to Bishkek in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Suusamyr.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Ala-Too Square ©
Ala-Too Square
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Suusamyr

Suusamyr ©
Suusamyr is a village in the southern part of the Jayyl District of Chuy Region of Kyrgyzstan. On the 19th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Suusamyr Valley.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Suusamyr travel tool .

You can drive from Bishkek to Suusamyr in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Naryn.

Things to do in Suusamyr

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Suusamyr Valley ©
Suusamyr Valley

6
nights
Naryn

Naryn ©
Perched high in the Tian Shan range, Naryn offers scenic views of the mountains and a picturesque gorge cut by the Naryn River.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naryn: Kashka Suu (in At-Bashi) and Koshoy Korgon (in Kara-Suu). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Song Kol Lake, appreciate the views at Tash Rabat, admire all the interesting features of Torugart Pass, and trek along Kok-Kiya Valley.

To see photos and tourist information, use the Naryn trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Suusamyr to Naryn in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kochkor.

Things to do in Naryn

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Naryn Province, Koshoy Korgon, Kashka Suu
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Song Kol Lake ©
Song Kol Lake
Tash Rabat ©
Tash Rabat
Torugart Pass ©
Torugart Pass

4
nights
Kochkor

Kochkor ©
Kochkor is a village in northern Naryn Region of Kyrgyzstan. Kochkor is known for nature, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take a memorable drive along Dolon Pass, explore the activities along Orto-Tokoy Water Reservoir, and stop by Altyn Kol.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochkor trip planner.

You can drive from Naryn to Kochkor in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tosor.

Things to do in Kochkor

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Kol-Ukok Lake ©
Kol-Ukok Lake
Horseback Riding Tours
Orto-Tokoy Water Reservoir ©
Orto-Tokoy Water Reservoir

1
night
Tosor

Tosor ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Barskoon Plateau, explore and take pictures at Barskoon Waterfall, pause for some photo ops at Lenin Statue, then take an unorthodox tour of Abandoned Pension Utyos, then take in the dramatic natural features at Canyon Skazka, and finally take in breathtaking views at Canyon Fairy Tale.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tosor trip planner.

Getting from Kochkor to Tosor by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Karakol.

Things to do in Tosor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Barskoon, Kaji-Say
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Canyon Fairy Tale ©
Canyon Fairy Tale
Barskoon Waterfall ©
Barskoon Waterfall

7
nights
Karakol

Karakol ©
Set in the foothills of the Tian Shan mountains, Karakol reigns as Kyrgyzstan's trekking and climbing hot spot, surrounded by snowy peaks and scenic natural attractions, including canyons, waterfalls, lakes, and hot spring resorts.
Change things up with a short trip to Radon Springs Djuuku in Saruu (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Altyn Arashan, explore the striking landscape at Karakol Gorge, explore the activities along Issyk-Kul Lake, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Karakol route tool .

You can drive from Tosor to Karakol in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Cholpon Ata.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Jeti-Oguz Canyon (Seven Bulls Rocks), Radon Springs Djuuku
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Altyn Arashan ©
Altyn Arashan
Issyk-Kul Lake ©
Issyk-Kul Lake
Dungan Mosque ©
Dungan Mosque

3
nights
Cholpon Ata

Cholpon Ata ©
A well-established resort town, Cholpon Ata lies on the shores of Lake Issyk-Kul, backed by the alpine peaks of the Tian Shan range.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at Historical Museum, head outdoors with Ruh Ordo Cultural Center, examine the collection at Museum of Petroglyphs, then appreciate the history behind Lenin Statue, and finally take an unorthodox tour of Abandoned Airport Cholpon Ata. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Oluya Cholpon Ata Mausoleum, then hike along Grigorevskoye Canyon, and then take an unorthodox tour of Abandoned Runway.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cholpon Ata trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Karakol to Cholpon Ata takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for home on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Cholpon Ata

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Grigorevskoye Canyon
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Museum of Petroglyphs ©
Museum of Petroglyphs
Ruh Ordo Cultural Center ©
Ruh Ordo Cultural Center
Historical Museum ©
Historical Museum

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