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Tour to Lake Son-Kul

From 29th of December till 2nd of January — 5 days / 4 nights – trip starts and finishes in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Experience a one-in-a-lifetime New Year Party at Son Kul lake in Kyrgyzstan. During these 5 magical days, you will hike a red canyon, enjoy horseback riding to the remote farms of Kilemche valley, meet with Kyrgyz shepherds living up there all year round, hike with snowshoes to the majestic frozen Song Kul lake and meet 2019 in an unique winter yurt, lost in the Kyrgyz wilderness, with the finest food and funniest activities!

Our clients loved it:

“The trip to Song Kul during winter with Nomad's land is a great experience. If you have the chance: Do it!”

Felix, 30 y.o, from Germany

Day 1: Bishkek, Konorchek canyon and Kyzart
Day 2: Horseback riding to Kilemche valley
Day 3: Hiking Up to Son Kul lake!
Day 4: New Year’s Day at Son Kul lake!
Day 5: Back to Bishkek 

Accommodation 
In Kyzart, shared room and comfortable Kyrgyz beds. We sleep Inside a shared yurt at Son Kul. Beds are made of foam mattresses and toshoks, the traditional Kyrgyz bed, made out of layers of stuffed carpets guaranteeing insulation and basic comfort. Blankets are provided. The yurt is permanently heated and insulated, the temperature is nice inside the yurt.

Hygiene
No showers! Toilets are outside latrines. Hot water on demand and washbasin at disposal for basic hygienic procedures.

Meals
Picnic in the mountains during the hiking activities.
All the other meals are taken at our hosts places.
For New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day, a special party menu is designed, with qualitative refined products, including smoked salmon, party lamb, caviar, blinis, different salads, fruits, kyrgyz pastries, kyrgyz champagne and of course, vodka with pickles.

Weather
During wintertime, days are mostly sunny, temperature at Son Kul lake during the sunny days is around -10/-15°C. If the weather is bad, temperature will be around -15/-20°C, but the feeling is colder. During the night, temperature can drop to -35°C. The cold is dry, and therefore pretty easy to handle with, and physical activities will keep you warm.

Get ready:

  • Several pairs of warm socks
  • Winter down jacket
  • Pullovers/fleece
  • Thermal underwear
  • Winter beanie of fur hat
  • Ski gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Light backpack
  • 60L backpack for your lugagge
  • 50+ sun cream
  • Personal hygiene set
  • Personal pharmacy
  • Hiking bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Sleeping bag (0°C)
  • Powerbank/battery
  • Your good mood!

If you want anything special for your New Year’s Party, feel free to bring it with you

Ticket price:

Standard package (trip starting and finishing in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan): 500 USD

Included:

  • Special New Year Program
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program
  • Full-board (3 meals per day)
  • All transportation in private vehicle
  • Drinking water and tea
  • Special New Year Menu with food and drinks
  • English speaking guide
  • Horses + horseboys
  • Snowshoes rental
  • All activities mentioned in the program
  • Your contribution to our sustainable development projects

Not included:

  • International flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in Bishkek
  • Visas (if applicable)
  • Travel insurance & Repatriation insurance
  • Tips (always optional, but always appreciated)
  • Personal expenses
  • Any charged activity not mentioned in the program

Comfort package (trip starting and finishing in Bishkek, including transfers from/to Bishkek Western Bus Station and accommodation in guesthouse in Bishkek): 540 USD

Luxe package (trip starting and finishing in Almaty, including transfers from/to Bishkek and accommodation in guesthouse in Bishkek): 650 USD

Limitations and restrictions:

People joining the trip have to be in good physical conditions and must have winter equipment. Not for kids younger than 12 years old.

Highest altitude: 3 400m

Lowest temperature: -30°C

Contact details:

WhatsApp / Phone : +996 554 638 747

Email: info@nomadsland.ch

Website: https://nomadsland.kz/