Discover Silk Road 16 days

 

Discover the country by crossing several valleys, towns, villages, region and mountains. The tour of Lake Issyk-Kul, visit the Burana Tower from the Karakhanid X-XI century, the Scythian petroglyphs and the caravanserai Tash-Rabat. Song-Kul: During the summer a big gathering of Kyrgyz nomads cover the whole landscape. By the Silk Road to Sary-Mogul and the foot of peak Lenin 7134 m.

Day 1: International flight to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

 

Day 2: Bishkek

We will meet at the Manas international airport and transfer to Bishkek. Rest in a guesthouse or hotel. Visit the capital city Bishkek and its center, contrasted city of Soviet architecture but with nice parks and superb walks. You will visit the Osh Grand Bazaar, walk along its bustling alleyways, and see its artisanal goods, its cultural contrasts between Chinese specialties and dried fruits from the Middle-East.

Transfer: 45 min

Accommodation: guesthouse or hotel

 

Day 3: Tamchy

Transfer to village of Tamchy in Issyk-Kul Lake region. On the road we visit site of Burana Tower, from the Karakhanid era of X-XI century

Transfer: 5h

Accommodation: guest house

 

Day 4: Karakol

Transfer to Karakol with stop at Cholpon-Ata: visit the petroglyphs of the Scythian times XII-VIII century BC

Transfer: 4h

Accommodation: guest house

 

Day 5: Discovering Karakol

Town tour. In the morning we visit the very interesting historical and ethnological museum of Karakol, wooden Orthodox Church (XIX), the Dungan Mosque built with only wood without a nail (Chinese architecture style of the late nineteenth century). Visit the garden of the museum of the great Russian explorer Preshvalski and its museum.

Accommodation: guest house

 

Day 6: Song-Kul

Transfer to Song-Kul. We follow the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul known by its wild nature and desert landscape. Through Kochkor and the Kalmak-Ashuu pass, we are getting closer to Son-Kul

Transfer: 6/7h

Accommodations: yurt

 

Day 7: Discovery

Day ride on a horseback In the morning a horseback ride in the steppes around the Lake Song-Kul. Discovery of nomad life. Possibility to walk for those who do not want get on horseback.

Accommodations: yurt

 

Day 8: Tash-Tabat

Transfer to Tash-Rabat, a caravanserai of X-XI century hidden in the mountains of At-Bashy.

Transfer: 6 h

Accommodations: yurt

 

Day 9: Free day

A free day in Tash-Rabat. Visit the caravanserai. Possibility of riding a horse.

Accommodations: yurt

 

Day 10: Kazarman

We cross the famous Mels pass (Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin) of the regions of Ak-Talaa and Toguz-Toro pass on the road between Tash-Rabat and Kazarman.

Transfer: 7h

Accommodation: guest house

 

Day 11: Osh

Road to Osh. Kara-Bel pass of 3300 m of altitude located on the chain of Toguz-Toro mountains, with its landscapes and impressive turns.

Transfer: 6h

Accommodation: guest house

 

Day 12: Discovering Osh

Second capital of the country. City Tour and visit to Suilaiman-Too (Solomon's throne) Sacred Mountains where people come to make a pilgrimage.

Accommodation: guest house

 

Day 13: Road to Sary-Mogol

Our journey continues in the Pamir. The village of Sary-Mogol located at the foot of Lenin Peak 7134 m.

Transfer: 3h

Accommodation: guest house

 

Day 14: Tulpar-Kul

A small lake at the foot of Lenin peak. A short walk to the summit to see the glaciers.

Accommodations: yurt

 

Day 15: Return to Osh

We will go back down to Sary-Mogul and after lunch, we will return to Osh. The same day, in the evening we will take a flight to Bishkek.

Transfer: 3h

Tranfert for aiport: 30 min

 

Day 16: Transfer to the airport and return flight

Transfer: 45 min

The organization:
A Francophone Kyrgyz guide (one or two assistants depending on the number of participants in a group), a driver. Meeting  at the airport upon arrival and the accompaniment  during the whole stay proposed on the program. A horseman with his packhorses for the treks.

The price includes:
-The organization and coordination of the trek
-All accommodation fees in full board
-French speaking Kyrgyz guide
-The equipment (tent, stove, dishes etc ...)
-On-site transfers

The price does not include:
- Drinks and extra personal expenses
- All activities not mentioned in the program
- Travel insurance
- Air ticket

 

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