Discover Tenir Too: From Urban Exploration to Nomadic Wonders

6 Days


Embark on a captivating 5-day journey through the heart of Kyrgyzstan, starting from the bustling streets of Bishkek to the serene landscapes of Naryn, Eki-Naryn, and the enchanting Canyon Skazka. This meticulously crafted tour is designed to immerse you in the rich tapestry of Kyrgyz culture, history, and natural beauty. From the comfort of the Silk Road Guesthouse in Bishkek, explore the city’s vibrant markets and historical sites. Venture into the rugged terrains of Naryn and the pastoral bliss of Eki-Naryn, where you’ll stay in a traditional yurt camp, experiencing the nomadic lifestyle firsthand. Saddle up for horseback tours that reveal the breathtaking vistas of Kyrgyzstan’s countryside. Traverse the scenic Tosor Pass en route to the whimsical formations of Canyon Skazka, before concluding your adventure in the cultural melting pot of Karakol. This tour promises an unforgettable blend of adventure, relaxation, and cultural immersion, set against the backdrop of Kyrgyzstan’s most stunning landscapes.


Morning: Arrival at Manas International Airport

Pick up and transfer to Bishkek.
Check-in at Silk Road Guesthouse.
Afternoon: Bishkek City Tour

Visit Ala-Too Square, the heart of Bishkek, featuring important monuments and government buildings.
Explore the State History Museum (if open) to learn about Kyrgyzstan's rich history.
Stroll through Oak Park, home to several sculptures and a peaceful place to relax.
Visit Osh Bazaar, a vibrant market where you can experience local life, buy souvenirs, and try traditional Kyrgyz snacks.
Evening: Dinner at a Local Restaurant

Enjoy traditional Kyrgyz cuisine, possibly trying dishes like beshbarmak or manty.

Morning: Departure to Naryn

After breakfast, embark on the journey to Naryn, enjoying the scenic views of the Kyrgyz countryside.
Stop en route for lunch and to take photos of the beautiful landscapes.
Afternoon: Arrival and Exploration of Naryn

Check into a local guesthouse or hotel.
Explore Naryn city, visiting local attractions such as the Naryn Museum of Regional Studies or walking along the Naryn River.
Evening: Dinner and Overnight in Naryn

Morning: Transfer to Eki-Naryn

After breakfast, head towards the picturesque valley of Eki-Naryn, known for its stunning landscapes and as a gateway to adventures.
Afternoon: Arrival and Horseback Tour

Check into a traditional yurt camp.
Enjoy a horseback tour in the surrounding areas, experiencing the nomadic lifestyle and breathtaking nature.
Evening: Cultural Experience

Dinner at the yurt camp, possibly with a demonstration of traditional Kyrgyz music or storytelling.
Overnight in a yurt, offering a unique experience under the stars.

Morning: Departure from Eki-Naryn

Early breakfast before departing towards the Tosor Pass, known for its panoramic views and rugged terrain.
Afternoon: Explore Canyon Skazka

Arrive at Canyon Skazka, also known as Fairy Tale Canyon, for its unusual and colorful rock formations.
Enjoy a hike through the canyon, exploring its nooks and crannies and taking in the stunning views of the Issyk-Kul region.
Evening: Transfer to Karakol

Continue the journey to Karakol, a city known for its Russian colonial architecture and as a hub for outdoor enthusiasts.
Check into a local guesthouse or hotel.
Dinner at a local restaurant, trying Dungan or Uighur cuisine, unique to this region.

Morning: Karakol City Tour

Visit the Holy Trinity Cathedral, a beautiful Russian Orthodox church.
Explore the Dungan Mosque, notable for its Chinese-style architecture without a single nail.
Visit the Przhevalsky Museum, dedicated to the Russian explorer Nikolai Przhevalsky.
Afternoon: Return to Bishkek

After lunch, begin the journey back to Bishkek. Depending on time, there might be opportunities to stop at additional sites along the way.
Evening: Arrival in Bishkek

Drop-off at Manas International Airport or a hotel in Bishkek, concluding the tour.


  • Transportation:
  • All transfers as per itinerary, including airport pick-up and drop-off.
  • Comfortable transportation between cities and attractions.
  • Accommodation:
  • 1 night at Silk Road Guesthouse in Bishkek, based on double occupancy.
  • 1 night in a hotel or guesthouse in Naryn, based on double occupancy.
  • 1 night in a traditional yurt camp in Eki-Naryn.
  • 1 night in a hotel or guesthouse in Karakol, based on double occupancy.
  • Meals:
  • Daily breakfast at accommodations.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners featuring traditional Kyrgyz cuisine.
  • Lunches and dinners as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Guided Tours and Activities:
  • City tour of Bishkek with an English-speaking guide.
  • Horseback riding tour in Eki-Naryn.
  • Entrance fees to all mentioned sites and national parks.
  • Guided hikes and explorations, including Canyon Skazka and other natural attractions.
  • Support:
  • English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the trip.
  • 24/7 support for any assistance needed during the tour.


  • Airfare:
  • International airfare to and from Kyrgyzstan.
  • Visas and Travel Insurance:
  • Visa fees (if applicable).
  • Personal travel insurance (mandatory).
  • Personal Expenses:
  • Souvenirs, personal purchases, and optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals and beverages not specified in the includes section.
  • Tips and Gratuities:
  • Tips for guides, drivers, and hospitality staff, at your discretion.
  • Additional Accommodation:
  • Extra nights before the start or after the conclusion of the tour.
  • Transportation:
  • Any private transfers outside of the tour itinerary.


1. What is the best time of year to take this tour?

The best time to embark on this tour is from late spring to early autumn, specifically between May and September. During these months, the weather is most favorable for outdoor activities, including horseback riding and hiking, with milder temperatures and less precipitation.

Do I need a visa to travel to Kyrgyzstan?

Visa requirements for Kyrgyzstan vary by country. Many nationalities can enter Kyrgyzstan visa-free for periods ranging from 30 to 90 days. However, it’s essential to check the latest visa requirements based on your nationality before planning your trip. Always ensure your passport has at least 6 months of validity from the date of entry.

What should I pack for the tour?

Packing for the tour should include comfortable and warm clothing suitable for layering, as temperatures can vary, especially in the mountains. Essential items include a waterproof jacket, hiking boots, sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen), personal medication, and a daypack. Don’t forget your camera and extra batteries to capture the stunning landscapes!

How difficult are the hiking and horseback riding activities?

The activities are designed to be accessible for participants with an average level of fitness. Hiking excursions can last between 2 to 5 hours, with varying terrain. Horseback riding is suitable for beginners and experienced riders alike, with guidance provided. Participants should be prepared for moderate physical activity but can expect to enjoy the breathtaking scenery at a comfortable pace.

Can dietary restrictions be accommodated during the tour?

Yes, dietary restrictions can typically be accommodated with advance notice. Please inform us of any specific dietary needs or allergies when booking the tour, so we can make the necessary arrangements with our meal providers.

What is the accommodation like?

Accommodation varies throughout the tour, offering a blend of cultural and comfort experiences. In Bishkek and Karakol, guests will stay in guesthouses or hotels that provide modern amenities. The stay in a traditional yurt camp in Eki-Naryn offers a unique, authentic experience, with basic facilities that reflect the nomadic lifestyle.

Is travel insurance required?

Yes, all participants are required to have personal travel insurance for the duration of the tour. Your insurance should cover medical expenses, emergency evacuation, and trip cancellation or interruption. Proof of insurance may be requested before or upon arrival. It’s crucial to read your policy details to ensure adequate coverage for all tour activities.

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