5 days in Bishkek & Cholpon Ata Itinerary

5 days in Bishkek & Cholpon Ata Itinerary

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5 days in Bishkek & Cholpon Ata Itinerary

Start: Bishkek
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Bishkek
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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Cholpon Ata
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Bishkek

4
nights
Bishkek

Bishkek ©
Wandering the grid-like, tree-lined streets of Bishkek, you'll discover the friendly atmosphere, vibrant nightlife, and Soviet-era architecture of the country's political center.
Take a break from Bishkek with a short trip to Burana Tower in Tokmok, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Ala-Archa Gorge, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, appreciate the views at Boom Gorge, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to Those Who Died For Freedom.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bishkek trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airport is Manas International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Cholpon Ata.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Burana Tower
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Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Burana Tower ©
Burana Tower
Ala-Too Square ©
Ala-Too Square

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day
Cholpon Ata

Cholpon Ata ©
A well-established resort town, Cholpon Ata lies on the shores of Lake Issyk-Kul, backed by the alpine peaks of the Tian Shan range.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): examine the collection at Museum of Petroglyphs, examine the collection at Historical Museum, get outside with Ruh Ordo Cultural Center, admire the striking features of Oluya Cholpon Ata Mausoleum, then delve into the mystery of Abandoned Airport Cholpon Ata, and finally delve into the mystery of Abandoned Runway.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cholpon Ata day trip planning site .

Getting from Bishkek to Cholpon Ata by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cholpon Ata

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
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Museum of Petroglyphs ©
Museum of Petroglyphs
Ruh Ordo Cultural Center ©
Ruh Ordo Cultural Center
Historical Museum ©
Historical Museum

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