14 - day tour of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan


14 - day tour of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, Silk Road tours

Tour title: 14 - day tour of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

Places to visit: Almaty, Charyn Canyon, Issyk Lake, Bishkek, Ala Archa, Burana, Chon Kemin, Issyk Kul Lake, Karakol, Jeti Oguz, Kochkor, Son Kul, Osh, Khujand, Iskander Kul Lake, Dushanbe
 

Day 1: Almaty
Today you will arrive to Almaty. After arrival you will drive to the city, you will have a sightseeing tour today. In course of the tour you will visit the Medeo Gorge an incredibly beautiful sports complex with a skating rink and a dam that saves the city from dangerous mudslides and landslides. You will stroll, discover the picturesque landscapes and breathe fresh air. You will take a rail road Shymbulak ski resort area. After you will go down by the railroad. You will continue tour to Kok- Tobe hill, where you will have a chance to overlook TV tower and where you will reach the hill by the spectacular winding mountain road on the park eco-cars. You will explore the cultural monument  Almaty Museum*, where you will have a chance to know about the history of Kazakh people and fascinate some interesting expositions. You will continue tour with amazing green park of Almaty - Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen, Tehre you will visit Zenkov Cathedral, one of the beautiful attractions of Kazakhstan. It was built without any nails. You will complete the tour with visiting the Green Bazaar which has a lot of goods and fresh greengrocery.  The night will be in the hotel.

Day 2: Almaty - Charyn - Almaty
After breakfast you will discover the natural attraction Charyn Canyon. Charyn is a large and complex complex of sedimentary rocks with a length of 154 kilometers, the height of its steep walls reaches 300 meters. According to scientists, the canyon is 12 million years old. Now there is a fairly rapid Charyn river with a length of about 400 kilometers, whose sources are located in the highlands of the Ketmen range. The Charyn flows into the river Ili downstream. The canyon is part of the Charyn national Park, established in 2004.  It takes 3 hours to get to the canyon. during this time, you can learn about the history of Kazakhstan, its culture, customs and traditions. After arrival you will have a chance to overlook grand panorama of the canyon and be impressed by the grander of the wonderful landmark. You will walk along the enchanting the Castles Valley with its incredible walls hanging over you. After exploration the canyon you will return to the city. You will rest the night in the hotel.  

Day 3: Almaty - Issyk lake - Almaty - Bishkek
You will lead today to gorgeous gorge of Kazakhstan Issyk Gorge that lies along the Kuldja tract.  Along the way you will explore the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "ISSYK", it keeps the expositions dedicated to the history and culture of the Saka period, including a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment, as well as the model of Saka burial mound. In the tour you will travel to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level, to the beautiful mountain lake Issyk, located in the valley with the same name. Unearthly beauty, surrounded by the grandiose unspoilt nature of the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains, belonging to a large mountain country, proudly bearing the name of Tien Shan. You will drive back to the city and the transfer to Bishkek. You will spend the night in the hotel.

Day 4: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
You will have a tour today in the capital of Kyrgyzstan Bishkek. You will have a city tiur today. This day you will explore such highlights as Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic, and many others places of interest. In the second part of the day you will fascinate Ala Archa gorge,  located in Kyrgyzstan, 30 km away. to the South of the capital of the Republic, Bishkek, it is part of the Kyrgyz range. The maximum height of the gorge at the source of the Ala Archa river is 3,100 meters above sea level, and the lowest height at the entrance to the gorge down the river mouth is 1,560 meters above sea level. You can enjoy the beautiful views of the gorge, walk along the gorge and see the incredibly interesting flora and fauna of the national Park. You will transfer to the city in the end of the tour. You will spend the night in the hotel.

Day 5: Bishkek - Burana - Chon Kemin
This day you will explore Asian Bazaar. Here you can buy gifts and inexpensive Souvenirs for family and friends, and look for and find here a unique flavor and a lot of impressions. You will have a lot of fascinating photos. The tour route will take you today to Burana tower. A monument of cultural heritage of the Kyrgyz people and part of the archaeological and architectural Museum of Kyrgyzstan, it is a Minaret of the Burana settlement and is one of the oldest buildings in Central Asia.  You will see an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). Then you will drive to Chon Kemin gorge. This day you will have 3 hours of horse riding. You will ride today to the mountains and you will direct to picturesque mountain forest. There you will have a chance to overlook the gorgeous panorama view of the gorge. The overnight is in a home stay. 

Day 6: Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake northern shore - Karakol
This day you will drive today to the pearl of Kyrgyzstan, lies at an altitude of 1609 m above sea level between two ridges of the Northern Tien Shan- Kungei-Alatau and Terskei-Alatau. In winter, the lake does not freeze and has a marine climate. Many tourists from the CIS countries want to relax in the lake. Today you will move around the Northern part of the lake and see incredibly beautiful views of mountain ranges. You will direct today to administrative center Karakol city. Along the way you will explore the petroglyphs and learn the Kyrgyz history. In Karakol you will have a chance to visit monument in Chinese style the Dungan mosque. Then you will explore an old wooden Orthodox Church. You will spend the night in a guesthouse. 

Day 7: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor
After breakfast you are going to drive to Jeti Oguz gorge. it is located in the floodplain of the river of the same name on the Northern slope of the Terskey Ala-Too ridge, which wraps around Issyk-Kul lake from the South. Jeti Oguz (translated from Kyrgyz - "seven bulls") got its name from a chain of weathered red rocks that resemble bulls lying on the ground, about which there are many legends. You will also fascinate the Broken Heart Mountain. You can explore the top of the mountain and discover a fabulous panorama view of the gorge. You will drive along the southern part of Issyk kul lake and take photos of the pristine nature. You will have a chance to make a stop in Bokonbaevo village, where you can meet the eagle hunter, they have their roots in ancient history, as evidenced by rock images-petroglyphs. You will rest the night in a home stay.

Day 8: Kochkor - Son Kul
Today you will departure to Son Kul Lake. It is located at an altitude of 3016 meters above sea level and changes color depending on climatic conditions. The purest mountain air attracts tourists who spend the night on the lake shore. The night sky is littered with stars that seem so close that you can reach them with your hand. Local residents are mainly engaged in animal husbandry and, unlike the urban population, have not lost human values, folk traditions and a deep connection with nature. Travelers who have been here once will always remember the beauty. Upon arrival you will explore the pure nature of the lake and its surroundings. You will spend the night in the yurts.

Day 9: Son Kul - 33 parrots Pass - Kochkor - Bishkek
In the morning you will visit locals and then transfer to the capital of Kyrgyzstan Bishkek. You will drive today via mesmerizing 33 parrots pass (3 133 m). Along the way you will visit Kochkor village where you will be met by a local family who will show you the technique of making a national felt carpet, using ornaments and beautiful colors. Then you will visit a small handicraft museum there. This day you will discover many examples of silver decorations, coats made of wolves, horse saddle decorations, carpets and more. You will continue tour with driving to the capital of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek city. The overnight is in a hotel.

Day 10: Bishkek - Osh
This day you will departure to the airport, you will fly to the city of Osh. There you will strool and explore the streets. You will get to the main attraction of the city which is situated in the middle called Suleiman Mountain. This mountain plays a significant role in the moral and spiritual-religious views of the entire Ferghana valley. The sacred mountain Sulaiman-Too, which stands in the middle of the city of Osh. The only object of Kyrgyzstan in the UNESCO list (since 2009). You will explore today Asian Bazaar. This Bazaar is colorful and colorful, there is an incredible amount of dried fruits, sweets and fresh products. You will spend the night in the hotel.

Day 11: Osh - Guliston border - Khujand 
After breakfast you will transfer to Tajik border and explore Khujand city. You will meet today Tajik guide on the border and you will transfer to Khujand city. Khujand is the administrative center of Sughd province and the second most populous city in Tajikistan after Dushanbe. The population is 149,000. One of the oldest cities in Central Asia. Khujand is an important transport hub, political, economic, cultural and scientific center of the country. There you will visit Coltural Palace of Khujand and  Central Mosque. Then night will be in the hotel.  

Day 12: Khujand - Iskanderkul Lake
You will direct today to Iskanderkul (2 255 m. a. s. l.). In Tajik, the lake is referred to as "Iskandarkul" and it is named in honor of the Macedonian commander Alexander the great (V century BC).  Lake Iskanderkul is not just a lake, but is one of the natural attractions of Tajikistan and its location is unique in that it is located in the fan mountains of the country, which is the most beautiful place in Tajikistan. Then you will have a chance to marvel along the lake and rest. You will also discover the amazing waterfall. In Tajikistan there is a lot of water resources: it has the highest water reserves of all Central Asian countries with more than 1 000 rivers, 2 000 lakes and 8000 glaciers. Night is in a homestay.

Day 13: Iskanderkul - Dushanbe
Today you will transfer to Dushanbe via fabulous Anzob pass (3 372 m) and tunnel of Isticlol. This day you will direct along gorgeous mountain passes and you will have a chance to take photos. You will explore the amazing sights in the capital. You will visit following objects such as: Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. Then you will fascinate National park, Ministry of Inner Affairs and the biggest National Flag in the world - 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. Then you will discover amazing cultural sight Central Museum and Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments. The night will be in the hotel.

Day 14: Flight
In the morning is transfer to the airport.
 

Transport in KZ:
02 pax - Sedan
04 pax - Minivan
06- 10 pax - Sprinter (14 seats)

Transport in KG:
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter (18 seats) 

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 - 2 035 $
04 pax - 1 345 $
06 pax - 1 180 $
08 pax - 1 005 $
10 pax - 970 $
Single - 215 $


All dinners - 215 $
All lunches and dinners - 440 $ 

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

English speaking guides:
KG - 665 $ per group
TJ - 380 $ per group
KZ - 320 $ per group


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
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*
- 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:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide