Tour’s name: East with a deep history
Duration: 12 days
Day 1: Bishkek – Ala Archa – Bishkek
After your arriving our guide will meet you at Manas International Airport and transfer you to Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. It will take 30 minutes. You will spend half of the day in the city tour opening new places as Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic and other amazing locations. After that close to the afternoon your direction will be the gorge named Ala Archa. During the Soviet Time visiting such a Natural Park only allowed to V.I.P. people. The Ala-Archa gorge is located on a spur of the Tien Shan Mountain, not so far from Bishkek (45 km). If you wish, you can go hiking in order to enjoy a panoramic view of this place. Then we will come back to the capital. Night will be in a hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek – Burana – Chon Kemin
Forenoon the first place of visiting will be Asian Bazaar. During the tour you will have a chance to take proactive lively photos. Our Bazaar known as a noisy but vivid place which includes fabrics, produce, people daily purchases and sales. After you will have a lunch and then drive to Chon Kemin gorge. On the way there will be points as Burana Tower (an 11th century minaret) and open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). After visiting you will keep going to Chon Kemin. In afternoon time horse riding is waiting for you. It will take 3 hours. Later we will go up to the mountains on horseback. At the finish you will see panorama. Night is in a home stay.
Day 3: Chon Kemin – Issyk Kul lake northern shore – Karakol
Today you will drive to the pearl of Central Asia – Issyk Kul Lake stands in the second place as alpine lake in the world (1608m. above sea level). Approximately 1500 years residents believed sanctity of the lake. You will observe mountains around Issyk Kul. Today you will go along the whole northern coast and transferred to Karakol town. Moreover, we will see petroglyphs, earliest stone patterns. Then in this town you will proceed to the Dungan mosque. It is Chinese style building which does not relate to a metal nail. You will continue the trip by visiting an old wooden Orthodox Church. Then you will have a dinner in a local restaurant and stay in a guesthouse.
Day 4: Karakol – Jeti Oguz – Issyk Kul southern shore – Kochkor
Today you will keep the road to Jeti Oguz (Seven Bulls) which is popular for its red rocks formations. Besides there is the Broken Heart Mountain. On request, you are able to go on a top and see the view of the gorge. Afterwards we will have a break in Bokonbaeva village. You can meet a local eagle-hunter. He uses it during fox and hares hunting which considers as traditional pastime. Night is in a home stay.
Day 5: Kochkor – Son Kul
After the morning meal it begins our trip to the second largest lake in Kygyzstan. The name of this lake Son Kul. This lake is fenced by mountains and in addition it recognizes as the highest alpine lake in our country. Lake is located at 3013 meters above sea level. Kyrgyz people enjoy their time in this incredible place with families. Also Naryn region’s herders found application to use it for pastureland. When you come, you can examine primordial nature around. You will have a dinner and stay in yurts which was easy to assemble and transport from place to place. These masterpiece of folk creation is made from wooden skeleton and covered with felt.
Day 6: Son Kul – 33 parrots Pass – Kochkor – Bishkek
You will meet the residents and then we will go to Bishkek. Our return stretches for 3 133m. We will stop for some break in Kochkor village, local family will represent national carpet which made of felt. Furthermore we will show you a small museum with manual work/ For instance a lot of decorative elements, carpets, wolfish coats, interesting horse stuff etc. At the end we will drive to the capital of Kyrgyzstan. You will stay in a hotel.
Day 7: Bishkek –Tashkent
There will be morning flight to Tashkent – capital of Uzbekistan. You will acquaint with uzbek group after arriving. Today our first visiting place is the Independence Square which places central role. It was built as a victory symbol after World War II. You will be free to walk and observe Broadway situated between Independence and Amir Timur Squares. Then we will try famed Tashkent metro. Also named as wonderful world subways. Fist test was made in 1977. Later you will see longstanding parts as Chorsu, Bazaar, Kukaldash, Madrasah and Hast Imam complex which includes madrasahs, moques and mausoleum. Im addtion you will have a chance to looh through valuable artifact 8th century – anciest Quran. This holy book refers to Othman Ibn Affan, the third Caliph of the godly ones who follows the prophet Muhammad. In 8th century one outlander killed him. Othman’s blood stayed over the Quran on some of its pages. Night is in a hotel.
Day 8: Tashkent – Bukhara (morning flight)
In the morning you will go to Bukhara by plane. Today you will have a city tour in this incredible city. Fistly you will keep going to see the oldest citadel in Bukhara mentioned as Citadel Ark in the 4th century. It had destination in the quality of a palace for some dynasties of 9th – 10th century. After we will visit Chashma Ayub which has a concept as Job’s well and Bolo-Hauz mosque. Also this place people knew by the “forty columns” interpretation. It was created in respect of Bukhara governor Abu-Favud Khan. You will continue your trip by walking along the shopping places and see the eminent madrasah of Bukhara named Nodir Divan Begi – part of Lyabi House Ensemble called famed main sightseeing in Bukhara. We will finish this day after Poi Kalon complex, distinctive sample of architecture. It has three building systems during the 12th-16th centuries (Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. You will stay in a hotel.
Day 9: Bukhara
Today our journey will be inflated by interesting sightseeing in the adjacent Bukhara areas. First of all you will see Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex situated not so far from Bukhara. It is memorandum of popular Sufi Leader and philosopher. Also he known as Muslim pilgrimage locations for all people who are in Islam. Sheikh Bakhauddin Nakshbandi was internal wizard of Amir Timur. Afterwards you will visit mosque of Kushberi and Muzafarohana, courtyard with pool, madrasah and grave cellar of Bukhara governors and Dakhma upon the tomb of Saint Bakhauddin Nakshbandi. Further there will be location in rural area devoted to Bukhara Emirs – Sitorai Mohi Hosa complex. This amazing creation is simple indicator of different construction design. After death of his young wife he called the place “ Star – like and moon – like Palace”. At the end you will go to Sumition village to disover Chor Bakr memorial center named as town of the dead. This place signifies the four sides of the earth. Other word we can say that all human beings are equal in relation to each other. Formation started during the Samanids reign till the 16th century. After our trip you will come back to the city. Overnight is at the hotel.
Day 10: Bukhara – Samarkand
In the morning you will drive to Samarkand which located in the plain of the Zerafshan river. In the Uzbekistan it takes second place by the largeness. We can compare age with Babylon or Rome. Today you will have the chance to see attractions as Registan square, Shakhi-ZIndeh mausoleum Guri emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square contains three wonderful Madrasahs from the 15th-17th centuries. It is the central zest of delighting the splendor. Moreover Shakhi-Zindeh constitutes a large gallery of mausoleums relating to 11th-15th centuries. It also participates in UNESCO World Heritage Site. It should be added that Bibi Khanum Mosque was constructed of Tamerlane’s distinguished wife after his return from the military campaign in India. Night is in a hotel.
Day 11: Samarkand – Tashkent (train)
Today our tour in Samarkand will proceed. You will continue from Ulughbek observatory which was created in 15th century by himself known as the most prominent leaders and scientific activist in Samarkand. Such an amazing ruler implemented the “Zidjii Guragoni” catalog in 1437. It includes 1080 stellar bodies. Later his son killed him. Then you will be able to have a walk opening the local Broadway located by the various shops when you can buy souvenirs, sweets, etc. After that you will go to national bazaar Siab. You can easily find Uzbek handmade goods and sweets which are directly related with tradition. On the way you will examine a place where carpets are made, this factory is famous due to not using technological stuff. You will return to Tashkent by train. Overnight is at the hotel.
Day 12: Flight
You will drive to the airport in the morning.
Transport in KG:
02 pax – Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax – Mercedes Sprinter
Transport in UZ:
02 pax – Sedan
04-06 pax – Minivan
08-10 pax – Bus
Price per person:
02 pax – 1 180 $
04 pax – 850 $
06 pax – 735 $
08 pax – 670 $
10 pax – 615 $
Single – 175 $
All dinners – 130 $*
All lunches and dinners – 255 $*
Entrance fees in UZ* (with escort guide only) – 45 $ per person
To be 2 in one yurt (now 4 pax) – 15 $ per person
English speaking guides:
KG – 465 $ per group
UZ – local 180 $ per group or escort 320 $ per group
Bishkek – Tashkent flight – from 170 $
Tashkent – Bukhara flight – from 60 $
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)
Tashkent – “Tourist Inn” Hotel 3*
Bukhara – “Old City” Hotel 3*
Samarkand – “Ideal” Hotel 3*
- Horse riding in Chon Kemin
- Mineral water during the tour
- Entrances to all museums in KG
- Train tickets Samarkand – Tashkent
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums in UZ