Tour Program

Day
1
Arrival in Bishkek.
Itinerary
Arrival in Bishkek. Meeting at airport. Transfer and accommodation in the hotel after 14:00. Leisure time. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals
- - -
Accommodation
Hotel

Day
2
Bishkek - Issyk-Kul Lake (250 km, 5-6 hrs).
Itinerary
Breakfast at the hotel. At 9:00 AM a group gathering in the hotel lobby. Sightseeing program in Bishkek at 10:00 AM: the central Ala-Too Square, Historical Museum, flagstaff (and changing of the guard), statue of Lenin and Freedom Monument, Philharmonic Hall, monument to Manas. Transfer to Cholpon-Ata along the northern shore of Lake Issyk Kul (250 km), the second largest alpine lake in the world after Lake Titicaca in South America. Check-in and overnight at the hotel.
Meals
B - -
Accommodation
Hotel
Day
3
Issyk-Kul Lake - Karakol - Jety-Oguz Gorge - Issyk-Kul Lake (350 km, 7-8 hrs).
Itinerary
Breakfast at the hotel. Round trip to the city of Karakol (Eastern shore of Lake Issyk Kul). Guided sightseeing tour around Karakol: Przhevalski museum, a wooden Orthodox Russian church and impressive wooden Dungan mosque, built without metal nails by the Dungan people. After lunch transfer to the Jety-Oguz Gorge (25 km) with its famous red rocks, The Broken Heart and The Seven Bulls. Drive back to Cholpon-Ata. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals
B - -
Accommodation
Hotel
Day
4
Karakol - Lake Son-Kul (390 km, 7-8 hrs).
Itinerary
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer along the southern shore of Issyk-Kul Lake to one of the most beautiful mountain lake Son Kul (3016 m). Son Kul Lake is known for its traditional summer pastures (Jailoo) and alpine meadows. Here, tourists can get acquainted with the nomadic lifestyle of the native peoples of Kyrgyzstan. Accommodation in a yurt camp. Dinner. Overnight in yurts.
Meals
B - D
Accommodation
Yurts
Day
5
Lake Son-Kul - Village Kazarman (180 km, 5-6 hrs).
Itinerary
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Kazarman village via Kurtka and Kara Koo highways (2625 m). lunch en route. Upon arrival in Kazarman accommodation in local houses. Dinner. Overnight at local house.
Meals
B L D
Accommodation
Local house
Day
6
Transfer from village Kazarman to Osh (260 km, 6-7 hrs).
Itinerary
Breakfast at local house. Transfer to Osh – southern capital of Kyrgyzstan via Sarykyr highway (3080 м). Further drive to Uzgen, sightseeng around Uzgen: Visit Uzgen minaret (XII c) and mausoleum of Karakhanids (X-XII вв). Continue driving to Osh. Arrival and check in. Overnight at hotel.
Meals
B - -
Accommodation
Hotel
Day
7
Osh (excursions). Transfer Osh - Yurt Camp of Lenin Peak (290 km, 5-6 hrs).
Itinerary
Breakfast at the hotel. At 09:00 AM a group gathering in the lobby. Guided sightseeing tour around Osh: Suleyman Mountain and Museum, local bazaar. Futher transfer to Mountain Yurt Camp (Yurt Camp) on Edelweiss Meadow at Lenin Peak foot (3,600 m). Lunch en route (lunch-boxes). Arrival at Yurt Camp and accommodation in tents. Hike up to Lukovaya (Leek) Meadow (3800 m). Dinner at the Yurt Camp. Overnight in tents.
Meals
B L D
Accommodation
Tents
Day
8
Yurt Camp and its surroundings.
Itinerary
Breakfast at the Yurt Camp. A walking trip to lakes across Achik-Tash River Valley. Walking to the yurts of the locals, acquaintance with the life and traditions of Kyrgyz nomads. Lunch and tasting of koumiss. Master class in plov cooking in the evening. Dinner. Overnight in tents.
Meals
B L D
Accommodation
Tents
Day
9
Yurt Camp of Lenin Peak - ‘Kyzyl-Art’ border check-point - Karakul Lake - Murghab (240 km, 6-7 hrs).
Itinerary
Breakfast at the Yurt Camp. Transfer to Kyrgyz-Tajik border ‘Kyzyl-Art’ via the Kyzyl-Art pass (4,280 m). Cross the border at ‘Kyzyl-Art’ border check point and continue to the high-altitude Karakul Lake (3,914 m) - the largest lake in Tajikistan and one of the highest in Central Asia, surrounded by mountain peaks. Lunch en-route. Drive over the Akbaital Pass (4,655 m), which is the highest road pass in the CIS and highest point of the M41 highway. Arrival in Murghab (3,600 m) - the highest alpine town in Tajikistan and the whole Central Asia. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals
B L D
Accommodation
Hotel
Day
10
Murghab - Langar (250 km, 5-6 hrs).
Itinerary
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Langar village. The culmination of the tour is the approach to the Vakhan Corridor - the road here goes along a tall terrace and features dizzy serpentines and precipices. On a clear day you can see the snow-capped summits of some 7,000-metre peaks in the Hindu Kush, the highest region in Afghanistan. Lunch. Acquaintance with the life and traditions of locals.
Dinner and overnight at the guest house.
Meals
B L D
Accommodation
Guest house
Day
11
Langar - Ishkashim (140 km, 4-5 hrs).
Itinerary
Breakfast at the guest house. Drive to Ishkashim town. En-route visit Bibi Fatima hot spring and Yamg village. Sightseeing in Yamg village: tomb and reconstructed house museum of Sufi mystic Mubarak Kadam, and the stone that was used as a solar calendar 700 years ago.Lunch en-route (lunch-boxes). Arrival in Ishkashim. Dinner and overnight at the guest house.
Meals
B L D
Accommodation
Guest house
Day
12
Iskashim - Khorog (120 km, 2 hrs).
Itinerary
Breakfast at the guest house. Drive to Khorog, which is the main city of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO). Arrival in Khorog and accommodation in the hotel. Sightseeing program in Khorog: botanical garden, local lore museum and bazaar. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Meals
B L D
Accommodation
Hotel
Day
13
Khorog - Kalai-Khumb (265 km, 6-7 hrs).
Itinerary
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Kalai-Khumb town. Lunch en-route. Visiting the site of ancient settlement of Karon. Arrival in Kalai-Khumb. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Meals
B L D
Accommodation
Hotel
Day
14
Kalai-Khumb - Dushanbe (350 km, 7-8 hrs).
Itinerary
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. En-route visit Mir Said Ali Khamadoni Mausoleum and Khulbuk Fortress. Lunch in Kulob town.
Arrival in Dushanbe and sightseeing program: Independence square, grandiose monument of Ismail Somoni, Rudaki Avenue, Museum of the Antiquities of Tajikistan boasting the richest collection of artefacts excavated in the territory of Tajikistan, the central exhibit of which is the colossal statue ‘Buddha in Nirvana’ 12.85 m long and 5.5 tonnes in weight. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals
B L D
Accommodation
Hotel
Day
15
Dushanbe. Departure.
Itinerary
Breakfast at the hotel. Leisure time. Transfer to airport. Departure.
Meals
B - -
Accommodation
- - -