Nomadic Harmony

A Journey through Kyrgyzstan's
Music and Nature

July 14 - 21, 2024 | 10 spots available

from $1,960

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The Trip

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Kyrgyzstan's vibrant culture and breathtaking landscapes. From the bustling streets of Bishkek to the tranquil beauty of Chon-Kemin National Park, each day promises new adventures and discoveries. Explore hidden mountain lakes, indulge in soothing saunas, and immerse yourself in the pulsating nightlife of an ex-Soviet city. Culminating in the electrifying rhythms of Kolfest, a music festival celebrating Central Asia's rich heritage, this tour promises memories to last a lifetime. Join us as we uncover the soul-stirring melodies and untamed beauty of Kyrgyzstan, a land where every moment is a symphony of adventure and wonder.


Day 1: July 14 - Bishkek
As the sun rises over the rugged mountains of Kyrgyzstan, you'll be welcomed at Bishkek’s Manas Airport, where the adventure begins. Head into the city to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Kyrgyz culture with a visit to the History Museum, delving into the nation's fascinating past. Later, embark on a private city tour, winding through bustling streets and hidden alleys, discovering the city's vibrant soul. In the evening, indulge in a sumptuous welcome dinner at Supara, tantalizing your taste buds with authentic local flavors, while unwrapping a special welcome gift to mark the beginning of your unforgettable journey. Check into your comfortable hotel for some R&R to prepare for the excitement of the following day.
Day 2: July 15 - Bishkek
After a restful night’s sleep and a breakfast at the hotel, awaken to the promise of adventure as you head towards Ala Archa for a scenic hiking trip. Amidst breathtaking landscapes, enjoy a picturesque picnic lunch, rejuvenating your spirit amidst nature's embrace. Upon your return to the city, a visit to Banya Baytur offers a soothing sauna experience, with the option for a blissful massage. As dusk falls, delve into Bishkek's pulsating nightlife with a bar tour, exploring another side of the ex-Soviet city.
Day 3: July 16 - Bishkek to Chon-Kemin National Park
Leaving the urban bustle behind, journey towards the tranquil beauty of Chon-Kemin National Park, where verdant meadows and hidden mountain lakes await. Check into your cozy guesthouse, your home amidst nature's grandeur, before savoring a delightful lunch infused with local flavors. Experience the timeless tradition of horseback riding as you ascend to a panoramic viewpoint, where a picnic and traditional melodies await. As evening descends, dine under the stars at the hotel, serenaded by the enchanting tunes of a folk show, celebrating Kyrgyz culture in all its glory.
Day 4: July 17 - Chon-Kemin National Park
Awaken to the promise of adventure as you embark on a scenic hike towards Ozero Kel-Kogur, a hidden gem of an alpine lake nestled amidst emerald landscapes. Pause for a picturesque picnic at the lake's edge, surrounded by the symphony of nature echoing through the mountains. Return to the hotel, where a traditional Tash-Kordo dinner awaits, accompanied by crackling campfires and spirited music, weaving tales of old beneath the vast Kyrgyz sky.
Day 5: July 18 - Chon-Kemin National Park to Issyk-Kul
Bid farewell to Chon-Kemin's serene beauty as you embark on a journey towards the shimmering shores of Lake Issyk Kul. Along the way, watch an exhilarating Kok Boru game, immersing yourself in the pulse of Kyrgyz horse culture. Arrive at your hotel, where azure waters beckon, offering a tranquil haven for relaxation or exploration. As twilight paints the sky in hues of orange and gold, dine by the water's edge, serenaded by the gentle lullaby of waves and melodies drifting from distant shores.
Day 6: July 19 - Issyk Kul to Kolfest
Embark on a voyage across the expanse of Lake Issyk Kul, the world’s second largest alpine lake, where a boat ride offers panoramic vistas of majestic mountains reflected in blue waters. Disembark at Tamga Beach, where warm hospitality awaits at a local guesthouse, treating you to a feast of authentic flavors. Venture into the rugged beauty of Mars Canyon, where an exhilarating eagle hunting demonstration awaits, capturing the essence of Kyrgyz nomadic traditions. As the afternoon fades, check in to your yurt at KOLFEST, anticipation building for the commencement of the music festival at sunset.
Day 7: July 20 - Kolfest
Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of music and culture as KOLFEST unfolds before your eyes, a vibrant celebration of Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia’s rich musical heritage. Amidst the festival's lively atmosphere, find respite in the cozy embrace of your yurt camp, where tales are spun and friendships forged beneath a canopy of stars.
Day 8: July 21 - Kolfest
As the final day of KOLFEST dawns, savor every moment of the electrifying performances and connections that define this unforgettable event. With hearts full of cherished memories and spirits uplifted by the music, bid farewell to the festival grounds as the sun dips below the horizon. Journey back to Bishkek in the comfort of a private vehicle, reliving the enchanting melodies and natural wonders of Kyrgyzstan one last time before departing for home.

More information

The price of the tour is from $1,980. A 30% deposit paid by credit card through a secure payment link is due at the time of booking to secure your spot. The remainder of the price of the trip is due in cash at the start of your trip.
  • Up to 40 days prior to departure: $100
  • 40 to 31 days prior to departure: 20% of total cost
  • 30 to 20 days prior to departure: 30% of total cost
  • 19 to 7 days prior to departure: 50% of total cost
  • 7 days or less prior to departure: 100% of total cost
Kolfest reserves the right, at any time with significant reason, to cancel the tour with notice to the client. In such an event, Kolfest shall refund the sum of prepayment or payment which was made by client. The refund of the tour price shall be Kolfest’s sole responsibility to the client, and no claim for any damages, however they are arising, shall accrue against Kolfest by reason of a cancellation of the tour.

What to expect

This trip has an activity level of light/moderate - travelers should be in good health, comfortable walking or standing for extended periods, and prepared for multiple hours of activity on some days. Excursions may involve navigating uneven terrain, climbing stairs without handrails, and walking on paths with steep ascents/descents. Travel to Central Asia requires a sense of adventure and flexibility; although tourism infrastructure is improving, service is not always up to Western standards. Please note that we might encounter poor road conditions and travel delays. Accommodations Through most of the trip, we stay in ideally-located, three star hotels with amenities. At the festival where options are more limited, yurts will share a shower and bathroom.

What’s included

  • Transfers upon arrival and departure.
  • Welcome gift.
  • Transportation provided on trip.
  • Double occupancy in 3 star accommodations.
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Daily activities as outlined in the itinerary.
  • Alcoholic beverages during Bishkek bar tour & Kolfest.
  • Professional driver and guides.
  • Kolfest festival ticket.

What’s not included

  • Airfare to and from destination.
  • Additional alcoholic beverages that aren’t outlined in itinerary.
  • Souvenirs.
  • Additional meals / snacks.
  • Gratuity.
  • Trip cancellation insurance or other travel insurance.
  • Visas when applicable.

Send us a message to receive more information:

Email: kolfesttravel@gmail.com Whatsapp: +996 555 300 225

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+996 552 44 84 70
Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek
Sydykova 123, 1st floor
Office hours
10 am to 6 pm (Monday-Friday)
Saturday, Sunday — closed