Kyrgyzstan for juniors

Kyrgyzstan for juniors

15-day tour, since 2000

Especially for families with young children

Our guides will ensure that all the activities are appropriate for your children, however young they may be

Young children love hiding in the forests, running across meadows, riding gentle horses whilst holding onto a horseman or parent, and especially swimming in a lake from a sandy beach and seeing the snow-capped mountains in the distance

About tour

For a family holiday Kyrgyzstan is a very special destination. And Ecotour has many years’ experience in organizing tours for families with children ensuring there are many interesting things for young visitors to see and do whilst they are here.

You will visit 3 yurt camps situated in different landscapes, and will stay in the mountains and close to beautiful mountain lakes. These locations vary in altitude from 1.600 to 2.450 m. For children there are all kind of activities – swimming, hiking, horse riding or learning to ride on the small Kyrgyz horses. In each yurt camp there are Kyrgyz children of all ages who will enjoy being with and playing with your children. New friendships will be made that will be remembered by your children, and maybe even you, far into the future.

In Bishkek you will stay at the Umai Hotel (or similar) located near the centre of the city, and in the mountains, you will stay in yurts, nomadic dwelling made of felt, and guesthouses (B&Bs). In each yurt camp a local family will take care of your needs whilst you are there. Transportation will be by minibus and a guide/interpreter (English or German) will accompany you during the whole trip.

In Bishkek you will stay at the Umai Hotel (or similar) located near the centre of the city, and in the mountains, you will stay in yurts, nomadic dwelling made of felt, and guesthouses (B&Bs). In each yurt camp a local family will take care of your needs whilst you are there. Transportation will be by minibus and a guide/interpreter (English or German) will accompany you during the whole trip.

Day By Day Programme

Here you can find a detailed description of the tour with routes and locations

  Day 1Departure from your local airport.
  Day 2Arrival at Manas Airport where you will be met and taken to your hotel. After a rest and a light lunch some sightseeing around Bishkek. Bishkek is a relatively new city built mostly in the Soviet style with wide boulevards, many parks and numerous terraces. We will visit the Old Square from where we can walk through the oldest park in Bishkek, Oak Park, to the main square, Ala-Too. Passing by the National Opera and Ballet Theatre we will get to Victory Square, built for the 40th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War (Second World War). We can also visit the Panfilov amusement park for children. Stay in hotel.
  Day 3By minibus to Kochkor, small town and famous for the making of shirdaks, traditional felt carpets. Here you can visit Altyn-Kul, a cooperative store where women from the surrounding villages show and sell their products. On route visit the Burana Tower, a remnant of an old Silk Road Town. The tower is part of the minaret of the town of Balasagun, capital of the Karahanids in the 11th century. In 1974 the tower was partly restored and now we will be able to climb up inside the tower and enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. Around the tower we find Balbals (gravestones) from between the 6th and 10th centuries. The newly built small museum contains more artifacts collected in this area. Stay in guesthouse.
  Day 4We drive along the south side of Lake Issyk-Kul and near Kara-Koo we turn into the mountains. We drive through the  Kongur-Olong valley, famous for its flora and fauna, to Temir-Kanat where we will stay in  yurt. The yurt camp is located on a plateau above the village, most cars cannot reach this place. The last 100m up we will have to walk or go on horseback (about 30m walking). Stay in yurt.
  Day 5-6Stay in Temir-Kanat. Hiking in the area and visiting the herdsmen living in pastures with their livestock. We can taste their traditional drink, kymyz, made of mare’s milk, and cook a traditional meal with the family in the yurt camp. Watch some local games played on horseback. It is possible to rent horses here and go for a ride in the mountains. Stay in yurt.
  Day 7Down to Sonun yurt camp at the shore of Lake Issyk-Kul. This yurt camp is located in a dry, semi- desert area. On the way we will stop in Bokonbaevo to meet a man who hunts with golden eagles and other birds of prey. He will show his birds and tell about hos profession. In the afternoon we will go swimming in the lake or hike in the badlands. Stay in yurt.
  Day 8Full day in Sonun. Swimming in the lake, hike in the badlands and an opportunity for children to have fun on the shore playing with sand. Stay in yurt.
  Day 9Today we will go to Boz-Salkin, another yurt camp in the mountains. Stay in yurt.
  Day 10Day in Boz-Salkin. We can hike to a view point from where we have a nice view on the Lake and the mountains on the other side of the lake, bordering Kazakhstan.  Stay in yurt.
  Day 11Today by car to the Tosor valley. Here we will stay in Golden gate, a very nice, comfortable yurt camp. Close to this yurt camp we can visit Skaska, a small hidden valley with strange eroded hills in many different colors. Stay in yurt.
  Day 12Continue along the south shore of the lake to Karakol. In Jeti Ogus we stop to see the famous red rocks with names like “Broken Heart“ and “Seven Bulls”. Stay in guesthouse in Karakol.
  Day 13Along the north side of the lake to Cholpon Ata, a nice beach resort. In Oruktu we will stop to take a bath in an open-air hot spa. Stay in hotel in Cholpon Ata.
  Day 14Return to Bishkek, where we arrive in the middle of the afternoon. Some time for shopping. Stay in hotel Umai or equivalent.
  Day 15Transfer to Manas Airport and departure.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, it might be necessary to make small changes in the program.
We ask for your understanding.

Tour specifics

Our tours can be organized for individual travelers or groups of up to 10 people (and sometimes more) and for families with (young) children. For the majority of our tours you can specify the start date and length of the tour.

On requestOn request
With a guide-interpreter
Price for Adult€ 1.790 p.p.
Price for Child (1-5 years)€ 895 p.p.
Price for Child (6-12 years)€ 1160 p.p.
Without a guide-interpreter
Price for Adult€ 1.170 p.p.
Price for Child (1-5 years)€ 585 p.p.
Price for Child (6-12 years)€ 760 p.p.

Terms of payment

Your booking will be confirmed upon receipt of a deposit of euros 250 per person.  The outstanding balance must be paid either 8 weeks before departure or in cash upon arrival.  We do not accept debit or credit cards.

•  Transportation by minibus
•  Transfer from and to the airport
•  All meals, breakfast, lunch and supper
•  Stay in hotel, B&B, guesthouse, yurt and homestay
•  Programme as described
•  English/German (as required) speaking guide/interpreter

•  Flight
•  Insurances
•  Personal expenses
•  Entrance charges if applicable
•  Tips
•  Alcoholic and other bottled beverages
•  Activities not mentioned in the programme

If you have to cancel a tour you already booked, we have to charge you cancellation fee.
If Ecotour cancels the tour, of course you will get back the full amount you paid.
If you cancel your trip, depending on the time your message reaches us, you owe Ecotour the following amount:

till 42 days before departureone pays the deposit
day 42- till day 2835 %
day 28- till day 2140 %
day 21- till day 1450 %
day 14- till day 575 %
day 5 – till day 290 %
on the last day before and the day of departure100%

A trip with Ecotour means an unusual and unforgettable vacation.
Our trips are suitable for those who do not insist on luxury, love the mountains,
appreciate the silence and do not want to travel in large groups.


Kyrgyzstan is a land full of beautiful experiences and wonders unique…
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Mountain passes, bad tracks, off-road, and firm climbs over 3000 m characterize this route.
Not all slopes are steep, but some are very long and on dirt roads.
But it is worth the effort.