Karakol Walking Tour
See Karakol from another perspective.
Experience the best of Karakol. Explore its colorful streets, vibrant markets, and favorite local spots. Understand the town’s diverse history, and learn about how it developed from an outpost of the Russian Empire into Central Asia's leading crossroads of cultures and cuisines. Hear the stories and legends of Karakol, and enjoy a personal look into daily life from your English-speaking guide. Your local guide will share with you the fascinating nuances of Karakol that you'll never discover in any guidebook.
Our tour is a great orientation to Karakol and all it has to offer!
On this 2.5 hour* donation-based walking tour, you will see:
Russian Orthodox Church
…and much more!
*Average tour length. The Karakol Walking Tour usually ends in Bugu Bazaar. Participants then have the option to stay and enjoy a bowl of ashlan-fu, a favorite local specialty.
Karakol Walking Tour
2.5 Hours | Donation-based*
*Recommended donation=200 KGS/person
- English-speaking guide
- Cover for women at Dungan Mosque and Russian Orthodox Church
- Drinks or snacks.
- Entrance fees for mosque or museum.
What Others Say About This Tour
Let us show you Karakol from another perspective! Get under the surface to understand what makes Karakol unique in Kyrgyzstan and how the city became the mixing bowl of cultures, cuisines, and peoples you see today. By joining our free walking tour, you will learn the stories behind Karakol town’s main sites — the Dungan Mosque, Russian Orthodox Church, and Bugu Bazaar — and all the other little-known sites and details you shouldn't miss.
Through your guide’s historical and personal stories you’ll discover — or rediscover! —Karakol’s unique and rich character during your visit. Plus, you’ll have an insider’s connection to local life and personal recommendations on favorite spots to eat and shop in the town.
Tour Location and Meeting Point
The meeting point is at the Dungan Mosque (corner of Bektenova and Abdrahmanov Streets). We will then walk as a group through the streets and sights around Karakol.