Nowruz and Culinary tour Kyrgyzstan, 8 days

Nowruz and Culinary tour Kyrgyzstan, 8 days

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Nowruz and Culinary tour Kyrgyzstan, 8 days

8 Days Starting and ending in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Visiting: Bishkek, Burana Tower, Chon-Kemin, Cholpon Ata, Karakol, Jyrgalan, Ak-Suu hot springs, Jeti Oguz, Skazka, Kyzyl Tuu, Шор-Булак, Boom Gorge, Kan'ony Konorchek

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Recommended For:

50 plus, Couples, Family-Kids

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Fully Guided

Group size:

7 - 12

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Tour Overview

Do you want how the Kyrgyzstan people celebrate their new year Nowruz? We invite you to Nowruz and Culinary tour of Kyrgyzstan, 8 days. On the Tour, you will get acquainted with the cuisine of the Kyrgyzstan people. We will celebrate Nowruz in the Ala-Too Square in Bishkek. Also, you will see different traditions and life of nomads and modern peoples. Tour date: 21 March 2022 – 28 March 2022


  • Kyrgyz traditions, Nowruz holiday celebrations, Culinary trip Kyrgyzstan, New Year in Central Asia - Nowruz, 21 March - Nowruz holiday

Places You'll See

Kyrgyz Traditional Closes

Kyrgyz Traditional New Year - Nowruz

Celebration Of Nowruz Holiday

Kyrgyz Traditions

Manas Epic, Kyrgyzstan


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Day 1 : Celebrating Nowruz In The Ala-Too Square In Bishkek
Location: Manas International Airport, Bishkek
Accommodation: Hostel
Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. After settling at the hotel we will start our city tour where we will visit Ala-Too square, Panfilov Park, OAK park, Osh bazaar. We will see the celebration or Nooruz Holiday – Kyrgyz New Year in the Ala-Too Square, see the traditional dances, clothes, traditional life.

Accommodation: Hotel 3*, LD

Day 2 : Burana Tower, Culinary Master Class Of “Besh-Barmak” And “Boorsok” In Chon Kemin
Location: Bishkek, Burana Tower, Chon-Kemin
Accommodation: Hostel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we will drive to Chon Kemin nature park. On the road, we will visit Burana tower and hear the story and legends of Burana tower. Also, we will visit the museum of balbal stones nearby – open sky petroglyphs. Upon arrival at Chon Kemin, we will make preparation for “ Boorsok”. For the lunch, we will have the culinary master class of Kyrgyz main course “Besh Barmak”. Besh Barmak is translated as “5 fingers” because it is eaten by 5 fingers without cutlery. Then we will have walking in the Chon Kemin nature park. In the evening we will continue our masterclass of “Boorsok” – traditional Kyrgyz bread.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Chon Kemin, BLD

Day 3 : Yssyk Kul Lake, Culinary Show Of “Samsy” And “Lazy” In Cholpon Ata Resort City
Location: Chon-Kemin, Cholpon Ata
Accommodation: Hostel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we will continue our journey to the north shore of Yssyk Kul lake and we will be settled at resort City Cholpon Ata. Then we will visit the Ruh Ordo cultural complex. Here we can see the 5 different kinds of religious temples and their values. Ruh Ordo translated from the Kyrgyz language as the “Center of the Soul”. And of course, today we will have a culinary show of bakery “Samsy”. It is minced meat with greens in the dough. Another part of our culinary show will be “Lazy”- spicy sauce with hot peppers, tomatoes, and garlic.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Cholpon Ata

Day 4 : Karakol City Tour, Jyrgalan Valley
Location: Cholpon Ata, Karakol, Jyrgalan
Accommodation: Hostel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

let’s continue our trip to Karakol city – the city of youth, ski resort city, the administrational center of Yssyk Kul region. Upon arrival at Karakol, we will have a Karakol city tour. During the city tour, we will visit Holy Trinity Cathedral, Dungan mosque that was built without any nails, Bugu bazaar street market. Also, we will taste Ash-Lyam-Fu. Then we will continue to Jyrgalan Valley for overnight.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Jyrgalan valley, BLD

Day 5 : Culinary Day Of “Chak-Chak” In Jyrgalan Valley, Ak-Suu Kench Hot Water
Location: Jyrgalan, Ak-Suu hot springs, Karakol
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we will go to Jyrgalan valley where we will have a culinary show of the national desert “Chak-Chak”. After lunch in the guesthouse in Jyrgalan we will come down to Ak-Suu Kench mineral hot water to swim. The mineral hot water is useful for health, well-being and to relieve fatigue. In the evening we will have dinner with uygur local family and see an instrumental folklore show of local musical band “Kylym”

Accommodation: 3*hotel in Karakol, BLD

Day 6 : Skazka Canyon, Culinary Show Of “Byzhy” In Kizil Tuu, Shor Bulak Homestay
Location: Karakol, Jeti Oguz, Skazka, Kyzyl Tuu, Шор-Булак
Accommodation: Homestay
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will visit Jeti Oguz valley, hike to Maiden braid waterfall. Also, we will see Jeti Oguz rocks, Broken heart scales, and hear their stories, passing 4 bridges of 7 along the river. Then we will continue the journey along the south shore of Yssyk Kul Lake. On the road, we will visit Canyon Skazka. We will visit Kyzyl Tuu village in order to see the demonstration of gathering nomadic yurt camp. We will also have lunch with this local family and continue to Shor-Bulak village. Because we will visit local handicrafts women organization and see the process of making different goods from felt. Then we will come to the local family in this village in order to overnight. Here we will have the culinary master class of traditional food ”Byzhy”. Byzhy is boiled abdomen of cow or sheep filled with rice and other greens, spices.

Accommodation: Homestay in Shor-Bulak

Day 7 : Culinary Day Of “Kattama”, Bishkek
Location: Шор-Булак, Boom Gorge, Kan'ony Konorchek, Bishkek
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transfer to Bishkek city, On the road, we will visit the Canyons of Konorchek, have lunch at the famous dining place of local people “ Apamdyn Kattamasy”, and see a culinary master class of traditional bread “Kattama”. Upon arrival at Bishkek city, transfer to hotel, free time

Accommodation Hotel in Bishkek

Day 8 : Transfer To Airport
Location: Bishkek, Manas International Airport
Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer to the airport in Bishkek city

What's Included

  • 1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day

  • Accommodation

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

  • Entrance Fees

  • Fully Guided

  • Meals – Full Board

What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • Country Entry Visas


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