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Kyrgyzstan holds some of the most exquisite scenery in the world! Its mountain landscapes are varied, expansive, and cover the entire Republic.  Ak-Sai Travel presents a new trekking program which follows the gorges of the Turkestan Mountains and takes you into the heart of the Pamir Alai Mountain ...
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Alpine Lakes: the Jewels of Kyrgyzstan

This tour allows you to travel around and to 2 of Kyrgyzstan’s beautiful alpine lakes: Lake Issyk Kul and Lake Song Kul, while also getting a taste of Kyrgyz culture.  Visit historical sites and cities, remote villages, mountain passes, and gorges along the way.  Speak to a yurt maker, an eagle ...

Type:
Excursions
Duration:
11 days
Places:
Physical demands
Comfortable
From
$990
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Cycling through the Tien Shan “Heavenly” Mount...

This cycling tour takes you on an adventure through the heart of Kyrgyzstan.  Take trails that are off the beaten path and soak in Kyrgyzstan’s incredible scenery, full of life and color.  Cycle through villages, mountain passes, valleys, and canyons.  You’ll visit an ancient Silk Road carava ...

Type:
Bike Tours
Duration:
13 days
Places:
Physical demands
Hard
From
$1190
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The Glorious Countryside of Kyrgyzstan

This tour offers travelers a chance to experience the widely varied landscape of Kyrgyzstan via car, horseback riding, and hiking. Visit bustling cities, serene valleys, flower-filled meadows, massive gorges, quiet local villages, breathtaking forests, mountain rivers and passes, high altitude lakes ...

Type:
Excursions
Duration:
14 days
Places:
Physical demands
Medium
From
$1200
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Trekking in the Terskey Ala Too Mountain Range

This tour is designed for trekkers, but you don’t have to be an extreme trekker to take this trip.  Expect an average of 6-7 hours of hiking a day with trails of moderate difficulty.  You’ll hike to altitudes of over 3,800 meters, terrain varying from areas of dry, red rock to the frozen glaci ...

Type:
TREKKING
Duration:
14 days
Places:
Physical demands
Hard
From
$1600
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Summiting Peak B. Eltsin

This tour takes you trekking through the middle of the Tien Shan Mountains in Kyrgyzstan, a country of nomads in the middle of Central Asia.  The whole country offers a vast array of remote mountains, canyons, valleys, steppes, meadows, and alpine lakes. On this trip we’ll be conquering Peak Bori ...

Duration:
15 days
Places:
Physical demands
EXTREME
From
$1800
Activity
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Cycling through Celestial Mountains

This tour is designed for cyclers who would like to see Kyrgyzstan’s countryside.  You’ll visit gorgeous places, quiet villages, historic sites, and get a taste of Kyrgyz culture. Cycle through canyons, mountain passes, valleys, gorges, and meadows as well as visit alpine lakes and rivers.  Yo ...

Type:
Bike Tours
Duration:
14 days
Places:
Physical demands
Hard
From
$1450
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Kyrgyzstan: South to North

Get a comprehensive look at Kyrgyzstan starting with the southern capital of Osh. From Osh you’ll travel all the way up to the northern part of the country, stopping at a plethora of places along the way.  Visit Arslanbob and its walnut forests, Jalal-Abad, national parks, villages, Lake Sary Che ...

Type:
Excursions
Duration:
13 days
Places:
Physical demands
Medium
From
$1000
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Tracing the Steps of Silk Road Caravans & Explorer...

On this tour, you’ll follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo through stunning mountain passes of the ancient Silk Road via horseback. This unforgettable journey will take you to high plateaus that used to serve as markers to separate the East and West during ancient times.  Sure-footed Kyrgyz mount ...

Duration:
15 days
Places:
Physical demands
Medium
From
$1500
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Heli-skiing above Lake Issyk Kul

Go heli-skiing in Kyrgyzstan’s Terskei Ala Too Sary Jaz mountains that cradle the world’s second largest alpine lake, Lake Issyk Kul.  On this tour you’ll bask in the presence of enormous 5000+ meter peaks such as Peak Karakol and Oguz Bashi as well as soak in the tranquility of the area’s ...

Type:
Heliskiing
Duration:
8 days
Places:
Physical demands
From
$4500
Activity
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Lake Song Kul & Kel Suu

Visit 2 of Kyrgyzstan’s most mesmerizing lakes in one trip!  Lake Song Kul is a quiet, peaceful lake located at the top of a pristine mountain pass where nomadic families herd their animals in the summer.  Lake Kel Suu is located near the Chinese border and is remote, gorgeous, and mysterious.  ...

Type:
Excursions
Duration:
6 days
Places:
Physical demands
Comfortable
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The Canyons & Gorges of Issyk Kul

Explore Kyrgyzstan- the most stunning area in the Tien Shan Mountains!  Kyrgyzstan is a land that stretches endlessly in unexplored mountains and has a rich, nomadic heritage that is still alive today.  Kyrgyz nomads exude hospitality and roam the mountains, living and traveling peacefully around ...

Type:
TREKKING
Duration:
8 days
Places:
Physical demands
From
$580
Activity
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Heli-skiing in the Suusamyr Valley

Leave the ski resort slopes behind and try your hand at heli-skiing on the mountain slopes of the Suusamyr Valley!  The Suusamyr Valley sits 130 km outside of Bishkek and resides between the Kyrgyz Mountain Range in the north and the Suusamyr Mountain Range in the south. The majestic peaks of these ...

Type:
Heliskiing
Duration:
8 days
Places:
Physical demands
From
$4190
Activity
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Bokonbaevo, Karakol & Cholpon Ata

This trip gives you a glimpse of Kyrgyzstan’s stunning natural beauty, Kyrgyz history, and Kyrgyz culture all in one trip.  Visit colorful rock formations, canyons, gorges, waterfalls, and hot springs. Learn about Kyrgyz traditions and hunting techniques.  Also visit a Silk Road monument, museum ...

Type:
Excursions
Duration:
3 days
Places:
Physical demands
Comfortable
From
$310
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Into the Heart of Kyrgyzstan

This trip takes you to a variety of places within the heart of Kyrgyzstan.  Start off by exploring and soaking in the beauty of Kyrgyzstan’s Chichkan Gorge.  Spend the night in a yurt when you visit the 2nd largest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan, Lake Song Kul, perched on top of a mountain pass. Yo ...

Type:
Jeep Tour
Duration:
4 days
Places:
Physical demands
Comfortable
From
$750
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Exploring Kyrgyzstan's Alpine Lakes

This trip showcases some of Kyrgyzstan’s most gorgeous alpine lakes: Song Kul, Kel Suu, and Issyk Kul.  Lake Song Kul is a peaceful lake located at the top of a mountain pass whose pastures are used by nomadic herders in the summer.  Lake Kel Suu is an extremely remote lake located near the Chin ...

Type:
Excursions
Duration:
8 days
Places:
Physical demands
Comfortable
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A Sweeping Tour of Kyrgyzstan

This tour takes you to the southern part of Kyrgyzstan back to the north in a grand sweep of beautiful and memorable places. You’ll visit remote villages, larger cities, numerous gorges, the world’s second largest alpine lake, and several historic sites.  This trip also affords an opportunity t ...

Type:
Excursions
Duration:
9 days
Places:
Physical demands
Comfortable
From
$1590
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A Taste of Everything in 9 Days

This 9-day tour takes you through Kyrgyzstan’s gorgeous wilderness, historical sites, quaint villages, and bustling cities.  Visit the remote, picturesque village of Kyzyl Oi tucked away in the mountains, the spectacular alpine lakes of Song Kul and Issyk Kul, the historic city of Karakol, two Si ...

Type:
Jeep Tour
Duration:
9 days
Places:
Physical demands
Comfortable
From
$1720
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Lake Issyk Kul: the Pearl of Kyrgyzstan

This trip takes you to several places around Lake Issyk Kul, the world’s second largest alpine lake (6,236 km²).  Start by visiting a national park then drive along the shores of Lake Issyk Kul, spending each day visiting a different area around the lake.  You’ll see an ancient Silk Road monu ...

Type:
Excursions
Duration:
8 days
Places:
Physical demands
Comfortable
From
$1083
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Sightseeing in Kyrgyzstan

Explore destinations of unparalleled beauty in this tour that’ll take you from Kyrgyzstan’s Chichkan Gorge in the south to the town of Kemin in the north.  During this tour you’ll see the world’s largest naturally growing walnut forests, a Silk Road monument and caravanserai, a spectacular ...

Type:
Excursions
Duration:
7 days
Places:
Physical demands
Comfortable
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Exploring Lake Issyk Kul

This trip takes you to several destinations located all around Lake Issyk Kul, the world’s second largest alpine lake (6,236 km²): Chon Kemin, Cholpon Ata, Karakol, Altyn Arashan, and Tamga.  Enjoy swimming in Lake Issyk Kul, go for a horseback ride, go fishing, rafting, or even take a boat rid ...

Type:
Excursions
Duration:
8 days
Places:
Physical demands
Comfortable
From
$740
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Kyrgyzstan’s most beautiful destinations

This week-long trip through Kyrgyzstan takes you to a historic Silk Road site, the world’s largest naturally growing walnut forests, and a pristine alpine lake nestled in the middle of a nature reserve.  You’ll see waterfalls, stunning mountain vistas, and go on 2 horseback rides through some o ...

Type:
Excursions
Duration:
7 days
Places:
Physical demands
Comfortable
From
$440
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Mountaineering Expedition to Lenin Peak (7,134 m)

This is a dream tour for amateur and experienced alpinists alike!  Climb Lenin Peak (7,134 m), the most accessible of Kyrgyzstan's 7000+ meter peaks.  No special training or lots of high altitude experience are required to make the climb.  This tour provides you with everything you need to make ...

Duration:
19-21 days
Places:
Physical demands
EXTREME
From
$500
Activity
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A Taste of Everything in 12 Days

This trip has everything needed for a true off-road adventure!  Enjoy Kyrgyzstan’s pristine natural beauty by visiting alpine lakes (Lake Song Kul and Lake Sary Chelek), the huge walnut forests of Arslanbob, the Jeti Oguz Gorge and its vibrant red rock formations, and historic Silk Road monuments ...

Type:
Excursions
Duration:
13 days
Places:
Physical demands
Comfortable
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Lake Issyk Kul: Southern Shore

The beautiful scenic views around Lake Issyk Kul’s southern shore are beyond compare. On this trip you’ll visit the Jeti Oguz Gorge which is famous for its spectacular red rock formations and spruce forests.  The beauty of Jeti Oguz Gorge is so well-known that pictures of the gorge were printed ...

Type:
Excursions
Duration:
4 days
Places:
Physical demands
Comfortable
From
$450
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Skiing & Traveling in Kyrgyzstan

This tour provides travelers with 5 days of skiing at the Karakol Ski Resort as well as 4 days of traveling to different areas around Kyrgyzstan.  You’ll visit Ala Archa National Park, a local museum, an ancient Silk Road monument, and a recreational center. You’ll get a chance to explore Cholp ...

Type:
Skiing
Duration:
9 days
Places:
Physical demands
Medium
From
$1147
Activity
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Journey to Lake Sary Chelek

This 9 day trip culminates in a visit to the stunning alpine lake Sary Chelek.  Lake Sary Chelek is located in a remote biosphere reserve that also houses 6 other lakes as well as unique wildlife.  Lake Sary Chelek is the most visited of all the lakes for its size and beauty.  In autumn, the la ...

Type:
Excursions
Duration:
9 days
Places:
Physical demands
Comfortable
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Paragliding in Kyrgyzstan

Go on a paragliding adventure in Kyrgyzstan's celestial Tien Shan Mountains! Take a day to recover from the stress of traveling, then spend the next 3 days sailing above Kyrgyzstan's stunning mountain wilderness.  It's an experience you'll never forget!

Duration:
6 days
Places:
Physical demands
EXTREME
From
$95
Activity
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Asian Patagonia

Kyrgyzstan holds some of the most exquisite scenery in the world! Its mountain landscapes are varied, expansive, and cover the entire Republic.  Ak-Sai Travel presents a new trekking program which follows the gorges of the Turkestan Mountains and takes you into the heart of the Pamir Alai Mountain ...

Type:
TREKKING
Duration:
14 days
Places:
Physical demands
Hard
From
$1700
Activity
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the Colors of Kyrgyzstan

During this 9 day trip you will visit the most popular destinations in Bishkek, enjoy historical sites, explore the countryside, go hiking in the mountains, and visit canyons and alpine lakes bursting with color! You will also have an opportunity to try national Kyrgyz  dishes and spend time wit ...

Type:
Excursions
Duration:
9 days
Places:
Physical demands
Comfortable
From
$1025
Activity
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5-Day Adventure in Kyrygzstan

This tour takes you on an adventure through Kyrgyzstan’s stunning scenery, introduces you to Kyrgyz culture, and takes you to 2 historic sites.  You’ll visit an ancient Silk Road minaret, a petroglyph garden, a stunning gorge and canyon with unbelievable rock formations, a waterfall,  2 alpine ...

Type:
Excursions
Duration:
5 days
Places:
Physical demands
From
$405
Activity
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Adventures in the Jetim Bel Range

The Jetim Bel Range stands at a 3,600 meter elevation by a mountain river in a picturesque glade. It provides excellent views of the Lenin Peak massif and its northern slopes. Glacier-fed lakes are scattered throughout the area. During the summer these alpine lakes are surprisingly warm and offe ...

Type:
TREKKING
Duration:
12 days
Places:
Physical demands
Medium
From
$580
Activity
Bishkek-–-Issyk-Kul-Lake

Lake Issyk Kul: Northern & Southern Shores

This tour includes a visit to Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, and the largest mountain lake in the country, Lake Issyk Kul.  During this trip you’ll soak in the majesty of Lake Issyk-Kul’s waters, taste national cuisine, marvel at the ancient petroglyphs of Cholpon Ata, and visit the histo ...

Type:
Excursions
Duration:
5 days
Places:
Physical demands
Comfortable
From
$240
Activity
Central-Tien-Shan

The Central Tien Shan Mountains

Trek into the staggeringly beautiful heights of the central Tien Shan Mountains on this 2 week trip!  Start off by adjusting to the time zone on your first day and taking a tour of Bishkek.  Visit an ancient Silk Road minaret on the way to Karakol and then start your trekking adventure!  Trek to ...

Type:
TREKKING
Duration:
15 days
Places:
Physical demands
Hard
From
$1140
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Trekking in the Kyrgyz Range

Visit 2 gorgeous gorges in the center of the Kyrgyz Range: the Sokuluk and Ala Archa Gorges.  The gorges are connected by the Ozernyi Pass, which translated literally means “place with lakes.” During the trip you’ll see beautiful waterfalls, lots of snow-covered peaks, sparkling glaciers, and ...

Type:
TREKKING
Duration:
6 days
Places:
Physical demands
Hard
From
$210
Activity
Terskey-Ala-Too

Exploring & Trekking in the Terskey Ala Too

Start this 2 week tour by getting picked up at the Bishkek airport and then take the day to wander around Bishkek and check out the sights.  Spend the rest of the tour traipsing around Kyrgyzstan’s gorgeous landscape, a major portion of it sleeping in tents at night.  You’ll visit the Boom Go ...

Type:
TREKKING
Duration:
13 days
Places:
Physical demands
Medium
From
$520
Torugart-–-Naryn

Torugart to Bishkek

This tour is for people traveling into Kyrgyzstan from China.  Travelers get picked up at the Chinese-Kyrgyz border crossing, Torugart, and then transferred to Naryn.  Naryn is a city perched high up in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan and provides some amazing scenery!  If desired, your group can v ...

Type:
Excursions
Duration:
2 days
Places:
Physical demands
Light
From
$70
Activity
Son-Kul-Lake

Trekking to Lake Song Kul

Start out this 10-day trip by getting picked up from Manas International Airport and taking a tour of the capital city.  Spend the rest of the trip trekking through Kyrgyzstan’s pristine natural beauty.  You’ll visit waterfalls, the Djina River Valley, the Kokjerty Gorge, the Archaly Tor River ...

Type:
TREKKING
Duration:
10 days
Places:
Physical demands
Medium
From
$450
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Trekking & mountaineering in the Ala Archa Gorge

This tour is specifically designed for trekkers and climbers that want to combine the opportunity to learn new skills with exploring new destinations and culture.  Train and trek in Ala Archa National Park and Gorge, whose mountains and glaciers have contributed to Kyrgyzstan’s reputation of bein ...

Duration:
10 days
Places:
Physical demands
EXTREME
From
$380
Activity
Bishkek-–-Naryn-–-Torugart

Bishkek to Torugart

This tour is for people traveling into China from Kyrgyzstan. The trip takes you from Bishkek to Naryn, enjoying a stop at Burana Tower as well as a stop in Kochkor to catch a local folk show along the way if desired.   Spend the night in Naryn in the heart of some of Kyrgyzstan’s highest mounta ...

Type:
Excursions
Duration:
2 days
Places:
Physical demands
Light
From
$70
Activity
Along-the-Great-Silk-Road

Along the Great Silk Road in Central Asia

This 12-day Silk Road tour takes you from Almaty, Kazakhstan to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, through the Kyrgyz countryside and ends at the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border.  Start off the trip by exploring the capital city of Kazakhstan then make your way to some of Kyrgyzstan’s most beautiful and popular destinatio ...

Type:
Excursions
Duration:
12 days
Places:
Physical demands
Comfortable
From
$640

Welcome to Silk Road Explore! We are a company dedicated to providing the highest quality and best priced tours for travelers that want to tread the paths of the Silk Road in Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyzstan, a Central Asian country located west of China and south of Kazakhstan, has some of the most surreal and stunning natural beauty in the world. The Tien Shan Mountains (rated one of the top ten most beautiful mountain ranges in the world) meander across the country in an unending serious of snow-capped mountain peaks underscored with vibrant green mountain pastures, hidden waterfalls, blooming meadows, winding rivers, and brilliant blue alpine lakes. Most of the country is remote, untamed wilderness traversed only by quiet nomadic families and their herds. Besides the occasional yurt and small village, most travelers in Kyrgyzstan will simply find themselves face to face with nature. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more peaceful, beautiful location for a vacation. While merchants and travelers on the Silk Road experienced this region mainly by caravan, travelers in Kyrgyzstan today can explore the Silk Road in a variety of different ways. Horseback, trekking, cycling, and 4x4 tours are all available in Kyrgyzstan. For an even more adventurous Silk Road experience, travelers can go paragliding, white water rafting, or diving to name a few. Probably the most unique aspect of traveling in Kyrgyzstan is the culture. Kyrgyzstan’s ancestry is largely nomadic. While many nomadic cultures have planted roots all over the world and settled down, Kyrgyzstan still contains a large number of traditionally nomadic families that continue to roam the mountains. Nomadic culture places a high value on hospitality, hard work, traditions, and an ability to live off the land. Travelers today can take tours that introduce them to Kyrgyz culture and even learn nomadic skills directly from nomadic families. What better way to experience the Silk Road than by learning about the cultures that still call it home? Kyrgyzstan is brimming with beauty, adventure, personality, and possibilities. Browse through our tours and find a trip that’s perfect for you!