Tour Program

Day
1
Day 1: Bishkek
Itinerary
Arrival in Bishkek. Transfer to the hotel. Sightseeing tour: Oak Park, Ala -Too Square, Philarmonic hall, Statue of Manas, Victory Square. Overnight in the hotel or guest house.
Meals
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Accomodation
Hotel/ Guest house
Day
2
Day 2: Bishkek - Kochkor
Itinerary
Transfer from Bishkek to Kochkor. Visiting a felt carpet workshop on the way where you can see the process of making Kyrgyz National carpets. En route visit Burana tower, which marks the original site of the Karakhanid town, Balasagun. Family run accommodation.
Meals
B _ D
Accomodation
Home stay (B&B)
Day
3
Day 3: 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.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt camp
Day
4
Day 4: Son-Kul - Naryn
Itinerary
Transfer to Naryn via Kurtka pass (3173 m), one of the most beautiful view in Kyrgyzstan is guaranteed. Naryn is a small town surrounded by mountains. Overnight in the guest house or B&B.
Meals
B _ D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
5
Day 5: Naryn - Tash-Rabat
Itinerary
In the morning transfer to 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. Overnight in yurts (Kyrgyz dwelling).
Meals
B _ D
Accomodation
Yurt camp
Day
6
Day 6: Tash-Rabat - Torugart - Kashgar
Itinerary
Breakfast. Transfer early in the morning to Torugart Pass. Meeting with the Chinese travel company at Kyrgyz-Chinese border. Drive to Kashgar. Overnight at a hotel.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
7
Day 7: Kashgar
Itinerary
City tour around Kashgar: visit Id Kah Mosque (the largest Mosque in China) and the Tomb of Yusup Hazi Hajup. Overnight at a hotel.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
8
Day 8: Kashgar
Itinerary
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.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
9
Day 9: Kashgar - Urumqi
Itinerary
In the morning take a flight to Urumqi. On arrival there will be city tour in Urumqi: visit Regional museum, Red hill. Overnight in a hotel.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
10
Day 10: Urumqi - Khorgos
Itinerary
Full day driving to Khorgos. Overnight in a guest house.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Guest house
Day
11
Day 11: Khorgos - Almaty
Itinerary
Breakfast. Transfer to Chinese – Kazakh border. Meeting with the Kazakh travel company at the border. Transfer to Almaty. Overnight in the hotel.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
12
Day 12: Almaty
Itinerary
At 10.00 start the excursion: visit to the 28 Panfilov’s guardsmen park, the Cathedral church, museum of national musical instruments, national museum, republic square with a monument of Independence, visit to Green Bazaar, Muslim mosque, firm shop of chocolate factory Rakhat, to Kok-Tobe mountain, gorge Medeo. Overnight at a hotel.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
13
Day 13: Almaty - Tamgaly petrogliphs - Almaty
Itinerary
One day excursion to Tamgaly petrogliphs. There are about 4000 unique petroglyphs. It feels like in ancient open-air art gallery. Each picture is a message from centuries back telling about gods, rituals and life of ancestors of present days Kazakhs. Some inscriptions are as much as 3 thousand years old and even more. They are made on black flat surfaces of rocks and cliffs darkened by ages of influence of solar radiation by metal chisels. Drive back to Almaty. Overnight at a hotel.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
14
Day 14: Almaty - Airport
Itinerary
Transfer to the Kazakhstan Almaty airport. Fly home.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
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