Osh bazaar Food Tour

Discover Osh Bazaar and try a number of famous Kyrgyz snacks, including kurut, various milks and wheat drinks, as well as Kyrgyz tobacco! All included within the tour which culminates with lunch, starting from Apple Hostel.

Duration: 2-3 hours | Price: 1000 per person


To book this tour please contact us:

E-mail: applehostelbishkek@gmail.com
Phone num / Wats app: +996 553 280 881
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TAJIKISTAN with a local driver

Apple Hostel Apple Hostel collaborates with local drivers to offer our guests the best way to experience Tajikistan, by driving through it. Guests can choose between different packages, depending on their time schedule and budget.

PAMIR HIGHWAY

Osh — Dushanbe  // +- 1300 kilometers (gravel until Korugh).          Don’t miss Murghab’s cointainer bazaar.


Tajikistan has more to offer than just the Pamir Highway. Some of the popular side tracks are:

ZORKUL NATURE RESERVE

Murghab — Khargush // +- 250 kilometers (mostly dirt road and gravel). Don’t miss the Ak Bura meteor crater.


WAKHAN VALLEY

Side track from Pamir Highway – Khorugh // +- 350 kilometers (mostly gravel). Don’t miss the Bibi Fatimi hot springs near the Yamchun Fort.


SHAKDARA VALLEY

Side track from Pamir Highway — Khorugh / +- 160 kilometers (mostly dirt road and gravel). Don’t miss the view of Pik Marx.


FAN MOUNTAINS

Dushanbe — Iskanderkul — Alaudin Lakes –Haftkul // +- 400 kilometers (mostly gravel when leaving main road). Don’t forget to park your car and hike through these beautiful mountains to lakes and passes you can only reach on foot.


Some general information

 

Tours range from 3 days to 2 weeks. For price quote please contact the tour manager via what’s app +996553280881

Tours booked with food and accommodation start with lunch on the 1st day and end with lunch on the last day.  Bookings can be done via Aigul (+996 553 280 881). 


For further details and to book this tour please contact us:

E-mail: applehostelbishkek@gmail.com
Phone num / Wats app: +996 553 280 881
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4 day tour: Karakol National Park – Alakol – Altyn Arashan

 
 

Day 1: Transfer from Karakol town to Karakol National park entrance by car. Hike to Sirota camp, 12 km, 4-5 hours. Lunch/dinner. Overnight in tents. 

Day 2: Sirota camp – Keldike gorge, 10 km, 5-6 hours. Lunch/dinner. Overnight in tents
 
Day 3: Keldike gorge – Altyn arashan, 10 km, 4 hours. Lunch/dinner. Overnight in tents
 
Day 4: Altyn arashan – Aksuu village, 15 km, 4-5 hours. Lunch. Transfer from Aksuu village back to Karakol town.
 
 Price for 1 person: 41320 som
2 ppl: 53255 som
3 ppl: 65190 som
 
The cost includes a tour guide service, meals as per itinerary, camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, mat), one cook per group, one porter for 1 person. (can carry up to 15 kg), transfer from Karakol to the National park and from Aksuu village back to Karakol, park entrance fee and tent set up fee.

To book this tour please contact us:

E-mail: applehostelbishkek@gmail.com
Phone num / Wats app: +996 553 280 881
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3 day tour: Altyn Arashan – Alakol – Altyn Arashan

Altyn-Arashan, which means ‘Golden Spa’ in Kyrgyz, is the most popular hike near Karakol in the north-east of the country. The hike is relatively strenuous but certainly not impossible, with some lovely gorge viewsafforded on the way and there are rich rewards once you have reached the snow glistening mountain valley.

Furthermore, the site is famous for its several hot-springs where natural sulphur infused water flows into concrete pools housed in wooden sheds. The water is hot, around 50oC and is the perfect antidote to weary bodies.

Altyn Arashan is located 20km south-east of Karakol and near Issyk-kul Lake, in an alpine valley dominated at its southern end by the 4260m tall Pik Palatka (‘Tent Peak’).  The valley forms part of the Arashan State Nature Reserve which is famous for its unique wildlife, including snow leopards and a few wild bears. Don’t worry though, it’s very unlikely they will make an appearance and the only animals you are likely to see are the horses and sheep owned by local families.

Ala-Kol is on several popular trekking routes between Altyn-Arashan and the Karakol Gorge, and lies at an altitude of 3,532 m (11,588 feet) above sea level. Ala-Kol is set in a barren, rocky depression, and is surrounded by the peaks of the Terskey Ala Too range. Rocky paths and scree slopes are used to approach the lake.


3 day tour: Altyn Arashan – Alakol – Altyn Arashan

Day 1: Transfer by car from Karakol to Aksu village. Hike from Aksu to Altyn Arashan valley, 2600 m. Lunch. Dinner & overnight in a guesthouse;

Day 2: Breakfast. Hike to Alakol lake (3600 m) and back ( 26 km both ways). Lunchbox is provided. Dinner & overnight in a guesthouse;

Day 3: Breakfast. Hike back to Aksuu village. Transfer from Aksu to Karakol. Lunch on your own.

Price for 1 person: 17270 som / 2 ppl: 20130 som / 3 ppl: 22990 som

The cost includes a tour guide service, accommodation and meals as per itinerary, transfer by car from Karakol to Aksu and back.


To book this tour please contact us:

E-mail:applehostelbishkek@gmail.com
Phone num / Wats app: +996 553 280 881
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Boom Canyon Rafting

Located about 2 hours outside of Bishkek, Boom Canyon is a perfect spot for beginner to medium level rafters.

Duration: rafting lasts for up to an hour

Price: 2000 som

Transportation to the Canyon not included.


To book this tour please contact us:

E-mail: applehostelbishkek@gmail.com
Phone num / Wats app: +996 553 280 881
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Paragliding near Bishkek

Fly among the typical Kyrgyz landscapes nearby Ala-Archa National Park and get your personal footage of this unique experience ! Transportation to the departure spot and video are included. 

5-15 minutes fly: 2000 som

30-60 minutes fly: 4500 som


To book this tour please contact us:

E-mail: applehostelbishkek@gmail.com
Phone num / Wats app: +996 553 280 881
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Bishkek Bike Tour

Join us for a tour of Bishkek by bike! Ride the city in style and see the major sights, including the Philharmonia, the Orthodox Slavic Church, Oak & Panfilov Parks, Ala-too Square, the Gallery of Arts, Circus, and Victory Square. After the tour, feel free to continue exploring the city by bike! 

Duration: 2-3 hours

Price: 1000 som per person – includes bike and quide


To book this tour please contact us:

E-mail: applehostelbishkek@gmail.com
Phone num / Wats app: +996 553 280 881
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Bishkek City Tour

“Stirrer for whipping kumys” – so translated Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. The Kyrgyz call their city “green” not only because of the abundance of ancient oaks and poplars, a thick shadow shading the busy boulevards, but also because of the soaring young spirit and optimism of the Kyrgyz capital.

Come join us for a free tip-based tour of Bishkek! Learn about the history of the city and visit its significant sights, including:

  • the Philharmonia;
  • Panfilov Park;
  • Oak Park;
  • Ala-Too Square;
  • the Gallery of Arts;
  • the White House;
  • the Lenin Statue;
  • and Victory Square!

Duration: 3-4 hours


To find out more information / book a tour, please contact us:

E-mail: applehostelbishkek@gmail.com
Phone num / Wats app: +996 553 280 881
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Sary-Chelek Nature Reserve

Located in the Jalal-Adad region, Sary-Chelek spans an area of 240 km² and is the perfect location for a longer expedition. The reserve contains 7 lakes with an abundance of wild life and vegetation, with innumerable possibilities to explore the surrounding areas. 

Price:

  • 5 day horse trek – 28,600 som per person.

Price includes : 2 nights stay in a guesthouse, meals, horses, guide, entrance fee to the park, tent set up fee, and camping equipment. Horse guide is non english speaking.

  • 5 day trekking on foot – 23,600 som per person 

* transportation not included (marshrutka to Kerben. Get off at Kara Jygach and hitchhike to Arkyt)


To book this tour please contact us:

E-mail: applehostelbishkek@gmail.com
Phone num / Wats app: +996 553 280 881
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Daytrip: Kol Tor Lake

Kol-Tor is one of the most wonderful lakes of the Northern Tien Shan. The lake is located in the fascinating gorge of the same name in the intermountain cavity of the Kungei Ala-Too Range at an altitude of 2725 meters above sea level.

The lake is famous for its unusually beautiful turquoise color. While glacier starts melting, it washes away the soil and grinds stones  and rocks into dust, that’s why the lake sparkles in bright sunlight with a green-blue color. From time to time the bowl of the lake overflows, then excess water flows out, and the stream goes to the ground. The area around the lake is distinguished by a variety of forest berries and medicinal herbs, which grow here in large numbers. According to many travelers, the pristine beauty of the lake captivates them at first glance and makes you come back again and again.

 


To book this tour please contact us:

E-mail: applehostelbishkek@gmail.com
Phone num / Wats app: +996 553 280 881
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