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Kyrgyzstan is said to be a mountain paradise and you can choose self-drive routes to investigate the country. Paradise is open for all who wants to visit Kyrgyzstan with their close people or on their own. You have an opportunity to visit picturesque pastures and villages, breath-taking mountains and pure high altitude lakes. Wandering along paths and pastures you see the history of nomads walking there long time, you see herds of wandering horses. All these amazing places you can visit as a part of a tour program in Kyrgyzstan.

It is sad to say but mainly roads in Kyrgyzstan are poor, about 70% of it are dirt and gravel. To travel in Kyrgyzstan it is better to take a 4WD tour to be able to travel in long destinations. And to be able to explore the whole territory of Kyrgyzstan it is advised to take a self-drive routes tour to drive from south to north and vice versa.

During tours in Kyrgyzstan it is possible to see that there are a lot of sites to visit in a course of a tour, and one of the places is Ala Archa National Park, that is located literally on the Tien Shan Mountain range. It is not far from the capital of Kyrgyzstan, in 45 km. This place fits to those who want to hike and see the panoramasс view of the gorge. A hiking tour may be on a paved road that helps to enjoy mountains.

The next destination for you to visit in Kyrgyzstan is Chon Kemin gorge. It is a picturesque site for those who want to try to ride a horse and literally try life of nomads of those times. It is a high altitude gorge with amazing forests and mountains. Being in tours in Kyrgyzstan  you should visit the gorge, to vault the top of it and see the panorama view.

The other famous destination in Kyrgyzstan is the Issyk Kul. This lake is considered to be the pearl of the country. The tour in Kyrgyzstan may be along shores of the lake. The Issyk Kul is considered to be the second high-altitude lake in the world. The first one is Titicaca in South America. The Issyk Kul is a mountain lake, and dozens of visitors tend to be on its shores. The name of the lake is "Hot Lake" due to the fact that it never freezes even during winter time. Travelling in Kyrgyzstan it is advised to visit Lake Issyk Kul, as the region gives a lot of possibilities of hiking, rafting, canoeing, spa and beaches. The region is surrounded by other picturesque sites like Grigoryevskoe and Semenovskoe gorges, Jeti Oguz gorge, Barskoon waterfalls and Fairy Tale (Skazka) Canyon.

Karakol is a small town located on the east of the Issyk Kul. This city should be visited due to the Russian Orthodox Church, Dungan Mosque and Memorial Museum of N. M. Przhevalsky. Karakol is a small town that may be visited as a part of tours in Kyrgyzstan with green paths and cottages for travellers. For those who want to feel the culture of the Kyrgyz, it is necessary to visit Karakol on Sunday; this day will be full of bright information about culture and life of nomads.

Kyrgyzstan is a country where almost in every corner you may witness the history and culture. Villages are places where you have an opportunity to immerse in culture and history. Kochkor village used to be a stay of those times. Here you can taste traditional national cuisine and as well get knowledge of carpet creation, as masters of the deal make shows and demonstrations.

Places of great interest for guests in Kyrgyzstan are Tash Rabat - the shelter for those travelling along the Great Silk Road, and Lake Son Kul. It is a high-altitude lake of 3016 m (9895 feet) above sea level, located in the north of Naryn region. The lake is surrounded by mountains. The lake is represented by green pastures. If you have decided to travel in Kyrgyzstan and visit Son Kul, it is recommended to do that during summer time, from June up to September. The reason is that it is not accessible during winter as roads are blocked with snow and ice. As summer is the very season of visiting Son Kul, the travellers have an opportunity to live in nomadic dwellings, in yurts while they make tours in Kyrgyzstan. It is a high altitude lake and temperatures may be rather low and chilly. You are advised to take warm clothes for tours in high altitude places of Kyrgyzstan, as temperature may be 11 ˚ C (52˚ F) and below at night.

Travellers in Kyrgyzstan also visit the village Kazarman. This is considered to be an ancient place of the whole Central Asia. The village is located in the Osh region, and is the border of Kyrgyzstan with Uzbekistan. Travellers used pass Dostuk border crossing, as this village is in the head of Fergana valley and the path of the Great Silk Road.

It is known that Kyrgyzstan is a country of mountains, emerald pastures, valleys and forests. One of the most famous forest is Arslanbob, located in the Jalal Abad region near mausoleums and Uzgen minaret. Arslanbob is a walnut forest, but despite these trees, such fruit trees as apple, pear, and cherry plum grow here as well. And being in a tour in Kyrgyzstan there is an opportunity to taste fruits and walnuts.

Toktogul reservoir is a place where a jeep tour in Kyrgyzstan may be done. It is considered the other pearl of the country and can be visited in Central Asia, on the Naryn River. The reservoir is 284 square kilometers and is surrounded by amazing pastures and valleys, Suusamyr valley of the northen Tien Shan, and between the Talas Alatau and the Kyrgyz Range. The place is worth visiting due to emerald green pastures, thick grasses and mountain meadows. Your tour in Kyrgyzstan will be unforgettable and it doesn't matter which region of Kyrgyzstan you visit.

The following routes are most interesting and breath-taking in Kyrgyzstan:

Day 1: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
Day 2: Bishkek - Chon Kemin
Day 3: Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake northern shore
Day 4: Issyk Kul northern shore - Grigorievskoye - Karakol
Day 5: Karakol - Jeti Oguz (can sleep here) - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor
Day 6: Kochkor - Kichi Naryn - Naryn (or drive directly to Tash Rabat via Dolon pass)
Day 7: Naryn - Tash Rabat
Day 8: Tash Rabat - Son Kul
Day 9: Son Kul - Kyzyl Oi
Day 10:  Kyzyl Oi - Bishkek 

For those who have more time for travelling in Kyrgyzstan, the tour may continue:

Day 09: Son Kul - Kazarman
Day 10: Kazarman - Osh
Day 11: Osh - Arslanbob 
Day 12: Arslanbob  - Toktogul
Day 13: Toktogul - Bishkek
Day 14: Flight 

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