Combination of countries for 2019 (KG-UZ August)
Country: Kyrgyzstan – Uzbekistan
Tour route: Bishkek- Issyk-kul – Song kul- Kelimche- kyzart- Kyzyl oi – Arslanbob – Uzgen – Osh- Tashkent – Samarkand – Bukhara- Tashkent
Duration: 14 day/s 13 nights
Quality of persons: 20 persons maximum
Hotel type: 3-4 *
Placemen: single, twin
Type of the tour: cultural
Duration 9 days
Departure from homeland
Bishkek – Issyk-Kul ( 260 km. 5 -6 hours of driving)
Arrival in Bishkek early in the morning. Transfer to the hotel. Rest until 10.00AM. Breakfast. Short city tour around the center of Bishkek. Transfer to Issyk-Kul 260 km. On the way visiting ruins of ancient town Balasagyn and Burana tower (IX-XI CC.). Lunch on the way. Overnight stay in the hotel. (Meal B/L/D)
Overnight in the hotel Azur or Al-Khayat
Altitude during the day – Bishkek 800 m, end of the day in Isyk Kul lake 1600 m above the sea level
Issyk-Kul – Song-Kul Lake ( 234 km. 5 -6 hours of driving)
- Breakfast. Transfer to Kochkor village (2-3 hours). Visit to handicraft workshop, where local women produce goods of felt. Traditional lunch in local family.
- Transfer to the mountain Lake Song-Kul. Upon arrival free time before dinner. (Meal B/L/D)
Overnight in Yurt camp
Altitude during the day – Issyk-Kul 1600m, end of the day in Sog-Kul lake 3030 m above the sea level
Song-Kul lake – Kelimche (walking distance about 12 km, walking time 4 -5 hours of the hike)
- Breakfast. Spend morning time at the lakeside. Watching and / or participation in everyday life of shepherds, watching the processes of milking mares; making national milk products like kymyz (a fermented mare’s milk) or airan (a sour dense milk product). Lunch.
- Trekking via Jalgyz Karagai pass (3300 m) to the summer pasture Kelimche. Dinner in the yurt camp. (Meal B/L/D)
Overnight in the Yurt camp
Altitude during the day – start point – 3030 m on Song-Kul, Highest point 3300 m on the pass Jalgyz Karagai, end of day – 2530 m in Kelimche.
Kilemche – Kyzart – Kyzyl Oi (walking distance 12 km, walking time 4 hours / 120 km, driving time about 2 hours)
Breakfast at the camp. Start trekking to Kyzart over the Chaar-Archa Pass (3061 m) into the Chaar-Archa Valley. Picnic for lunch by the racing river, with views of holy 4400 m Baba-Ata Mountain. Continue trek and crossing Kyzyl-Kiya jailoo, Meet with driver on Kyzart pass on main road and drive to Kyzyl-Oi village. Dinner and accommodation in the family in Kyzyl Oi. (Meal B/Lunch boxes/D)
Overnight in the Family
Altitude during the day –start paint in Kelimche 2530 m, highest point on the pass Chaar-Arche – 3061 m, end of the day in Kyzyl Oi village – 1800 m.
Kyzyl Oi – Arslanbob (490 km, driving time about 7-8 hours)
Today you will have long day of driving. After early breakfast transfer to Arslanbob village. The road goes along the Naryn river and Toktogul water reservoir with its cascade of electricity dams. Lunch on the way. After lunch drive via beautiful narrow Chichkan gorge and cross the Ala Bel Pass (3200 m above sea level). Dinner and accommodation in the family in Arslanbob. (Meal B/L/D)
Overnight in the Family
Altitude during the day –Kyzyl Oi 1800 meters, end of the day in Arslanbob 1600 m. above the sea level
Arslanbob (walking distance about 8 km, 3 hours walking time)
A whole day in Arslanbob. A walking excursion to the waterfall and in the forest. An amaizing panorama of Arslanbob will opens you from the top of the forest. Optionally it is possible to organize one day horse riding to the forest. Lunchboxes for the lunch. Dinner and overnight in the family. (Meal B/L/D)
Overnight in the Family
Altitude during the day –Arslanbob – 1600 meters above the sea level
Arslanbob – Uzgen – Osh (260 km, driving time about 5 hours)
After breakfast transfer to Osh. On the way a visit to Uzgen town. Excursion to the bazaar an Uzgen Minaret. Transfer further to the biggest natural walnut forest in the world. Arrival in Osh. Visiting Suleiman mount. It was once a major place of Muslim and pre-Muslim pilgrimage. Dinner. Kyrgyz Folklore program during the dinner. (Meal B/L/D)
Overnight in the hotel “Sun Rise”
Altitude during the day – 1600 m in Arslanbob, end of day – 800 m in Osh.
Osh – Dustlik border (10 km, driving time ½ hour)
Breakfast. Short city tour around the centre of Osh. Transfer to the border. Assistance with border formalities on Kyrgyzstan side.
End of the Kyrgyzstan part
Level of difficulty: This tour is suitable for all people; please note that sometimes there will be 4-7 hours transfers along the mountainous roads.
Conditions: If you have some specific sicknesses you need to bring own first aid kit with necessary medicaments.
It is necessary to bring warm clothes, trekking boots, rain coat, and etc. Weight of personal things is not limited.
Important notes: Single supplement is available only in Osh and Bishkek, in the family in Arslanbob and Kyzyl Oi villages the group will be divided by 4-6 people in the house, no single rooms in Arslanbob. In the Yurt camp group will be divided by 4-5 people in 1 Yurt,
For horse riding in Arslanbob we can organize maximum 6 horses. It will be for additional payment. For every 1-3 pax it will be escorting stableman. For the group 4-6 pax it will be 2 stableman.
Upon arriving Tashkent – Check in hotel.
Evening Tashkent City tour begins if time permits
Overnight in Tashkent. ( local 3-4* Hotel )
Early breakfast and transfer to the Train Station to catch the speed train “Afrosiab” 0800
ETA Samarkand 1008
Upon arriving Samarkand, discover the Siyob Bazaar.
Visit Registan Square in the late afternoon till sunset to enjoy photographing this spectacular when lighted at night. ( sunset around 6.45pm )
Overnight in Samarkand ( local 4* Hotel )
Continue our visit in Samarkand to cover the Bibi Khanum Mosque, Gur Emir Mausoleum.
After lunch, drive to Bukhara ( 5 hours ) passing by many fields of cotton, other farms. If permit, stop by at some cotton farms for photo-stop. Along the way, visit the Rabati-Malik Caravanserai.
Continue to drive to Bukhara . Check into the hotel upon arrival.
Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight in Bukhara . ( local 3-4* Hotel )
Morning spend some time to discover the Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Samanid & Chashma-Ayub Mausoleums
Explore the Kalyan Minaret where you can find the Kalyan Mosque, Miri-Arab Madrash, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Madrasah of Ulugbek, Trade Domes , Chor-Minor Madrasah etc.
In the late afternoon, visit the Mausoleum of Bakhoutdin Naqshandi. , we shall visit the Sitorai-Mokihkosa, the summer residence of Bukhara’s last Emir.
Overnite in Bukhara ( local 3-4* Hotel )
This morning take a flight to Tashkent 1115 1220 ( subject to change )
Upon arriving Tashkent, transfer for lunch at a local restaurant.
Begin our Tashkent tour :
In Tashkent, we will visit Independent Sq, Amir Temur Sq, Museum of History of Uzbekistan ( (closed on every Monday & Public holiday
Overnight in Tashkent ( local 3-4* Hotel )
Morning drive to the International airport.
Fly to homeland
- Transport for all transfers and excursions in Kyrgyzstan:
- One Mercedes Sprinter for the group 4-9 pax
- Two Mercedes Sprinter for the group 10-18 pax
- One English speaking tour guide for the group 4-9 pax;
- English speaking assistant of the guide for group 10-18 pax
- Double/twin room accommodation in hotel and families according the program.
- Four people accommodation in the Yurt camp
- Meal based on full board as indicated in each day of the program
- Mineral water during the tour (one liter a day per person);
- Entry fees to museums;
- Horses for riding in Arslanbob
- Alcohol and soft drinks;
- Single room accommodation
- Cost for visa;
- Porter service in hotels and airport.
- Folklore show in Bishkek
With following accommodation
Tashkent – Asia Tashkent or similar
Samarkand – Bek hotel 3* or similar
Bukhara – Kukeldash hotel 3* or similar
Osh – Sun Rise Hotel or Ethno guesthouse (1 nights)
Arslanbob – family (2 nights)
Kyzyl Oi – family (1 nights)
Kilemche – Yurt camp of the shepherds (1 nights) (simple toilet facilities)
Song-Kul – Novinomad Yurt camp (1 nights) (with European Toilet and shower)
Issyk Kul – Azur or Al-Khayat (1 night)
Bishkek – Asia Mountain hotel or similar (1 nights)
|The price of this tour is||4-5 pax||10-11 pax||15-16 pax|
|(per person):||1680 USD||1 430 USD||1 290 USD|
Single supplement is 110 USD
Supplement for Folklore show in Bishkek 80 USD per group
Supplement for day horse riding in Arslanbob with escorting stableman:
- 1 pax dese riding, it will be 41 USD per person including one stableman
- 2 pax do riding, it will be 28 USD per person including one stableman
- 3 pax do riding, it will be 24 USD per person including one stableman
- 4 pax do riding, it will be 28 USD per person including two stableman
- 5-6 pax do riding, it will be 24 USD per person including two stableman