Tour Program

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Day 1: Airport - Bishkek
Itinerary
Arrival to Bishkek, transfer to the hotel. After some rest Sightseeing tour: Oak Park, Ala -Too Square, Philarmonic hall, Statue of Manas, Victory Square and Oriental market – Osh bazaar. After lunch transfer to the Ala-Archa National Park (40 km). You will be in the alpine gorge through which the fast flowing Ala-Archa River runs, flanked by tall, snow-covered, peaks with steep-sided, forested, mountain slopes. Hiking in the gorge. Return back to the alpine camp. Transfer to Bishkek. Overnight in the hotel.
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Hotel
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2
Day 2: Bishkek - Cholpon-Ata - Karakol
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Transfer from Bishkek to Cholpon-Ata. On the way stop to see Burana tower, which is left from ancient city Balasagyn (XI - XIII). Next stop is an open air museum of petroglyphs in Cholpon-Ata. There will be an excursion in open-air art gallery of stone, said to date from 500 BC – 100 AD, they depict wolves, long-horned ibex, goats, horses, snow leopards, sacrifices and some hunting scenes. On arrival to Karako City tour in Karakol: visiting Prjevalsky museum, Wooden Orthodox Church, Dungan mosque in Chinese style. Dinner. Overnight in the hotel.
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Hotel
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3
Day 3: Karakol - Altyn Ararshan - Karakol
Itinerary
In the morning transfer to Altyn-Arashan valley by Russian 4WD car. Altyn Arashan is Kyrgyz for golden springs and famous with its natural curative Sulfur hot springs. Free time for hiking or visit hot springs. Transfer to Tamga. Overnight at the hotel.
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Hotel
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4
Day 4: Karakol - Kochkor
Itinerary
Breakfast. Transfer to Kochkor. On the way visit to Skazka gorge, fantastic gorge with red mountain formations. One of the best views on the Issyk-Kul Lake is guaranteed. On arrival you will visit a felt carpet workshop in Kochkor. It’s a place where you can see the process of making Kyrgyz national felt carpets. Dinner with Kyrgyz family. Family run accommodation.
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Home stay (B&B)
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5
Day 5: Kochkor – Son-Kul
Itinerary
Transfer to Son-Kul. Son-Kul is one of the highest lakes in Kyrgyzstan (2030 m above sea level). It’s a place where you can experience a nomadic life. You will have a chance to ride a horse, see edelweiss flowers, camels, yaks, golden eagles, and to see how local women make Kyrgyz national drink – Kymyz (fermented mare’s milk). Overnight in the yurt camp.
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Accomodation
Yurt Camp
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6
Day 6: Son-Kul - Naryn
Itinerary
In the morning transfer to Naryn. Free time for rest. Overnight at the hotel.
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Hotel
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Day 7: Tash-Rabat - Torugart - Kashgar
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Breakfast. Transfer early in the morning to Torugart Pass. On the way stop in Tash-Rabat (115 km) towards the Chinese border. Tash Rabat, Caravan Saray 11th century, served as a fortress for travelers along the Great Silk Road. This is a carefully restored stone building. Continue driving to Torugar. Meeting with the Chinese travel company at Kyrgyz-Chinese border. Drive to Kashgar. Overnight at a hotel.
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Hotel
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8
Day 8: Kashgar
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City tour around Kashgar: visit Id Kah Mosque (the largest Mosque in China) and the Tomb of Yusup Hazi Hajup. Overnight at a hotel.
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Day 9: Kashgar
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Full day visiting Sunday market. As traveler Marco Polo wrote about Kashgar It is an eastern Cairo, where there are mountains of goods, and people swarm like bees. The Sunday Bazaar is believed to be the largest outdoor market in the world.
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Hotel
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10
Day 10: Kashgar - Irkyshtam - Kyrgyz-Tajik border - Murgab
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Early in the morning transfer to Irkeshtam border. The view is spectacularly amazing, with the Pamir mountain range covered with permanent snow and glaciers on the right-hand side and small hills on the left with summer pastures. Arriving to the border. Transfer to Kyzyl Art border Kyrgyz vehicles will bring the group across the neutral zone to Tajik checkpoint (Kizil-Art pass) , Arrive at Tajik checkpoint, meet Tajik guide and vehicles, immigration, customs, registration Border formalities. Today you will see Tajikistan Pamir Highway Continue along Pamir Highway to Murgab via Kara-Kul Lake and Ak-Baital Pass, Distance from Kizil-Art Pass to Murgab is 210 km, the drive will take about 5-6 hours. Overnight at in Guesthouse Ibrahim.
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Guest house
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Day 11: Murgab - Langar
Itinerary
Visit Yak's House tourist center, opportunity to buy souvenirs, etc, walk to the market, Drive along Pamir Highway, stop to visit summer pastures and shepherds' yurts, stop to visit local families. Lunch: Alichur, local tea house depart by vehicle to Langar via Khargush pass, along Pamir River, here first view Afghan mountains. Distance from Murgab to Langar 250, the drive will take 8-9 hours Guesthouse MSDSP or Similar
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Guest house
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12
Day 12: Langar - Yamg
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Depart for touring around Langar, Touring include visit to petroglyphs near Langar, Depart to Yamg, View ancient Buddhist complex along the way in Vrang, Arrival in Yamg, visit to the History Museum of Vakhan, Sun Calendar, and Lunch in Yamg - at home stay. After lunch drive to the Yamchun fortress (3-2 Centuries BC) and Bibi Fatima hot-springs, driving distance today 90 km. Guesthouse, Aidar
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Guest house
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Day 13: Yamg - Khorog
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Departure to the Khorog, on the way touring to include castle ruins near Ishkashim, Kaakha fortress. Continue on to Khorog with stop in Garm-Chashma hot spring. Distance from Yamg to Khorog 220 km. it takes 7-8 hours. Dayli Darbar.
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Guest house
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14
Day 14: Khorog - Kalaikhumb
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Depart from Khorog to Kalaikhumb. Distance Khorog to Kalaikhumb is 250 km, the drive takes about 6-7 hours. Views of Afghanistan across the river, etc. Lunch: at a local cafe in Kalod Village in route.
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Guest house
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Day 15: Kalaikhumb - Dushanbe
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Check out, drive to Dushanbe via Khaburabad Pass, Distance from Kalaikhumb to Dushanbe via Khaburabad Pass is 300 km, the drive will take about 8 hours.
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Hotel
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Day 16: Dushanbe - Airport
Itinerary
Transfer to the airport. Fly home.
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