Incredible adventure in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

Incredible adventure in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, Silk Road tours

The name of the tour: Incredible adventure in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

Arrival to: Bishkek

Departure from:  Dushanbe

Visiting landmarks: Bishkek, Ala Archa, Burana, Chon Kemin, Issyk Kul, Karakol, Jeti Oguz, Kochkor, Son Kul, Osh, Khujand, Iskanderkul Lake, Dushanbe

Day 1: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
After arrival you will meet the guide at Manas International Airport, then you will departure to the amazing capital. It will take about 30 minutes. You will have today a city tour where you will experience the major site of Bishkek. You will start with: Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic, and many others highlights. In the second part of the day you will discover the amazing natural attraction of Kyrgyzstan Ala Archa gorge. The gorge, located in Kyrgyzstan, is 40 km away, to the South of the capital of the Republic, Bishkek, it is part of the Kyrgyz range. You can visit a beautiful spectacular place, and marvel at the incredibly beautiful panorama. In Soviet times VIP persons could only get into a natural reserve. Then you will drive to the capital for overnight in the hotel.

Day 2: Bishkek - Burana - Chon Kemin
After breakfast you will transfer to fascinating place in Bishkek Asian Bazaar. This day you will visit one of the main sights of Bishkek. Here you can buy a lot of interesting goods and walk along the rows. In the second part of the day you will transfer to fabulous Chon Kemin gorge. Along the way you will explore Burana Tower, this is a significant building of the 11th century built by the Karakhanids, its height is 24 meters, but this building was not always. According to conventional estimates, its original size was from 40 to 45 meters. This day you will also explore an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). Then you will go on your driving to Chon Kemin gorge. In the second part if the day you will have an amazing 3 hours of horse riding. The tour route will take you today high in the mountains and you will ride horses through a mountain juniper forest. You will have a chance to observe the panorama view of the gorge. You will spend the night in the home stay. 

Day 3: Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake northern shore - Karakol
You will travel today to high mountain lake Issyk Kul Lake. the largest lake in Kyrgyzstan and one of the deepest lakes in the world. Issyk-Kul is located in the North-East of the country, between the Tien Shan mountain ranges, at an altitude of 1608 meters above sea level. The name "Issyk-Kul" means "hot lake"in Kyrgyz. The lake is so named because of its properties not to freeze even in the harshest winters. The lake has healing properties and many people from Central Asia to improve their health. You will go to the lake and observe the celestial views of the mountains. You will direct through north side of Issyk Kul lake to Karakol town. This day you will also visit ancient stone patterns - petroglyphs. After arrival you will discover the Dungan mosque. In Karakol for more than 100 years. It was built without a single nail at the beginning of the XX century. You will also visit today an old wooden Orthodox Church. You will rest the night in the guesthouse. 

Day 4: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor
After breakfast you will transfer to observe amazing natural attraction Jeti Oguz gorge, the most picturesque place, in the vicinity of which you can see magnificent natural landscapes. One of them is the Jety-Oguz gorge ("rocks of Seven Bulls"), located 30 km West of the city of Karakol on the Northern slopes of the Terskey Ala-Too ridge. This day you will discover the Broken Heart Mountain. You will also explore the magnificent top of a mountain (20 minutes) where you can fascinate a panorama view of the gorge. After you will proceed the trip with  Bokonbaevo village, you can listen to the eagle hunter here, who will tell you about the methods of ancient hunting. This night will be in the home stay.

Day 5: Kochkor - Son Kul
In the morning you will transfer to fascinating lake Son Kul. A unique high-mountain lake located in Kyrgyzstan, in the North-Western part of the Naryn region at an altitude of 3016 meters above sea level. It is the second largest lake in the Republic. The water of Son Kul is extremely transparent, and it should be noted that it can change its hue - from sky-blue in clear weather to purple on a cloudy day. In the summer, people come here to relax and see the beautiful scenery of the lake, you can also enjoy the views and relax from the bustling cities, take photos. You will rest the night in the yurt. A Yurt is a portable house, ideally adapted to a nomadic lifestyle. Both in winter and in summer, it was comfortable to live in a Yurt.

Day 6: Son Kul - 33 parrots Pass - Kochkor - Bishkek
This day you will lead to the capital of Kyrgyzstan. You will meet the locals and observe their lifestyle. You will drive today via 33 parrots pass (3 133 m). It is very picturesque pass with amazing serpentines. You will arrive to Kochkor, you can enjoy a demonstration of making national felt carpet, which will be shown to you by a local family, and you can also visit a small handicraft museum there. There a lot of examples of silver decorations, coats made of wolves, horse saddle decorations, carpets and more. You will transfer to the capital and night is in a hotel.

Day 7: Bishkek - Osh
After breakfast you will departure to the airport and fly to Osh. You will see today the highlights of the ancient city. You will walk and get to the pilgrimage place Suleiman Mountain. The sacred mount Suleiman is located within the borders of the southern capital of Kyrgyzstan - Osh. In 2009, this place became the first UNESCO world heritage site as a unique natural monument with vivid cultural traditions and religious practices, as well as the most vivid evidence of mountain worship for several millennia. This day you will also visit Asian Bazaar. In tour you will observe the colorful life of the bazaar and take incredible photos. You will spend the night in the hotel.

Day 8: Osh - Guliston border - Khujand  
Today you will transfer to Tajik border and further to Khujand city. You will meet today Tajik guide on the border and you will departure to Khujand city. the capital of Northern Tajikistan and the second largest city in the country. The city has an ancient history. The city has a population of 149,000. It went down in history as a city of high culture, an important trade and craft center. This is largely due to its favorable location. This day you will explore the Cultural Palace of Khujant. It is the unique sight where was elected the first president of the country. Then you will lead to another unique attraction Central Mosque. You will spend the night in the hotel.

Day 9: Khujand - Iskanderkul Lake
Today you will have an incredible adventure to high Mountain lake - Iskanderkul. The famous Iskanderkul mountain lake, located in the center of the Fann mountains. And it is named after Alexander the great. According to legend, he stopped here on his way from Central Asia to India. This is the extraordinary place where you can fascinate the nature. You will have a chance to walk along it beaches, take photos and relax on the lake. You will also have hike and reach astonishing waterfall. Tajikistan is located in Central Asia and has unique water resources, the largest among the CIS countries: it has the highest water reserves of all Central Asian countries with more than 1 000 rivers, 2 000 lakes and 8000 glaciers. The night is in a homestay.

Day 10: Iskanderkul - Dushanbe
After breakfast you departure to Dushanbe through enchanting Anzob pass (3 372 m) and tunnel of Isticlol. You will have a chance to take photo on the way and fascinate the splendor of the mountain passes. You will have today a city tour, where you can observe the best landmarks of the capital. You will visit following objects: Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. Then you will discover National park where you will make photos of Ministry of Inner Affairs and the biggest National Flag in the world - 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. You will admire the beauty of Central Museum and experience the amazing collection of Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments. You will rest the night in the hotel.

Day 11: Flight
In the morning is transfer to the airport.

Transport in KG:
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter 

Transport in TJ:
02-04 pax - Hyundai Starex 
06-08 pax - 2 cars: Hyundai Starex 
10 pax - 3 cars: Hyundai Starex  

Price per person:
02 pax - 1 520 $
04 pax - 970 $
06 pax - 880 $
08 pax - 755 $
10 pax - 745 $
Single -160 $

All dinners - 150 $
All lunches and dinners - 300 $

To be 2 in one yurt (now 4 pax) - 15 $ per person

English speaking guides:
KG - 600 $ per group
TJ - 380 $ per group

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
Chon Kemin - Homestay
Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Boutique Hotel
Kochkor - Homestay
Son Kul - Yurts, "Nomad's Dream" camp (4 pax in 1)
Khujand - "Firuz" Hotel 4*
Iskandarkul - Home stays
Dushanbe - "Meridians" Hotel 3*
- Entrances to all museums
- Horse riding in Chon Kemin
- Mineral water during the tour
- Flight tickets Bishkek - Osh (15 kg limit, extra 2 $ per kg)

Service does not include:
- Meals
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide

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