Exploration of the Kyrgyz Tien-Shan and Uzbek cities

16 Days
Cultural Tours
Trekking

Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan

Visit Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan in 16 days

Nature and culture, mountain and ancient cities, discover beauties of Central Asia, visiting Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Program

D 1 / Bishkek - Chong Kemin

Departure from Bishkek in the morning, (option visit of Burana's tower), walk and picnic in the Konorchek red's rocks canyon (2-3 hours walk), then in the afternoon, drive to Chong Kemin, visit of the Chabdan Batyr park. Drive to Yashil Koel lake, short walk in the surrounding area, then drive to Karol Doeboe village. installation in Lira's homestay. Traditional dinner with the local family. Animated evening to discover kyrgyz games and songs. Overnight at local ecotourism association. (option : rafting in the Chuy or Chong Kemin river, handicraft lesson or show, cuisine lesson or show, horse games show)

D 2 / Chong Kemin - Kel-Kogur lake

The morning after a transfer vehicle in the river canyon Chong Kemin, then hiking to lake Kongur at 2500m. alt. Overnight in tents. (part of a minimum 2 days trekking program to Issyk Kul lake)

D 3 / Kel-Kogur lake - Tamchy

In the morning, we pass the pass at 3350m. alt. and we go down with a magnificent view of Lake Issyk Kul and the chain of Terskey Alatoo rising to over 5200 meters. By late afternoon, we reach our vehicle and we go along the north shore of Issyk Koel, "warm lake", the second largest alpine lake after Titicaca is the pearl of Kyrgyzstan. We stop in Tamchy, to spend the night. Free time for swimming. Overnight in guesthouse or homestay.

D 4 / Tamchy - Tuz Ashuu (Song Kul)

In the morning, transfer to Lake Song-Kul. At noon we will arrive in the valley of Kilemche, we continue towards the lake through the pass of Tuz Ashuu. Night in yurt. (option: horseride or hiking from Kilemche to the yurt camp of Tuz Ashuu.)

D 5 / Tuz Ashuu (Song Kul) - Tulpar Tash (Song Kul)

After breakfast riding to Tulpar Tash on the our beautiful lake Son Kul, situated at 3016m above sea level. End of the afternoon, we arrive to yurt camp and spend the night and dinner in yurt.

D 6 / Tulpar Tash (Song Kul) - Kyzyl Oy

Late waking up, we still enjoy the quiet of the nomadic life, then we drive to the village of Kizil Oy, located in the canyon of the river Kekemeren. We descend through the pass of Chilbili. Night in guesthouse.

D 7 / Kyzyl Oy - Toktogul

In the morning we continue to drive to the main road connecting the two major cities of Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek-Osh. The scenery is stunning and varied. On the way stop at the village of Kojomkul, hero of the 20th century. After crossing the Ala-Bel pass, we drive into the Chychkan canyon. Dinner and overnight in a local family.

D 8 / Toktogul - Osh

We continue our journey in the arid and colorful landscape of the canyon of the river Naryn, then we get down into the lush valley of Fergana. Visit Jalal Abad, Uzgen minaret (XI c.) And arrive in Osh. Evening walk on Mount Suleiman and Central Park. Night in guest house.

D 9 / Osh - Kokand

Breakfast and visit of the central market. Transfer to Kyrgyz / Uzbek border.  Custom's formalities. Meeting on the border between Uzbekistan Andijan and Osh around 9am with the guide and Uzbek driver. Transfer to Fergana city (105 km). On the way, visit of the market and the Juma mosque and  madrasa of the Hujra. Following the road and visit the silk factory in Margilan and the local market. Lunch. After lunch road to Rishtan town where you'll find the workshop of traditional potters. In Kokand  you will visit the palace of Khoudayarkhan dating  the nineteenth century. Juma Mosque, the tombs of rulers Dahma-i- Chakhon and Modari Khon. Night in Kokand.

D 10 / Kokand - Khiva

Early breakfast. Transfer to Tashkent - capital of Uzbekistan via Kamchik Pass (2110 m). Arrival in Tashkent. Discovery of Tashkent - the large cultural, scientific capital of Uzbekistan. Visit the great place Khast Imam including Barak Khan Madrasah (XVI century), the Jami Mosque (Friday) opened for worship and the mausoleum of Kaffal Chachi (XVI century); Madrasa Abul Kassim (nineteenth century), craft center; Chorsou market and Tashkent metro with its beautiful resorts. Transfer to the airport for domestic flights and flight to Urgench at 18:40 (Note that August is peak of tourist season and we will have to buy these tickets at least 2 months in advance). Arrival in Urgench at 21h. Transfer to Khiva city (30 km) - an area full museum city and it's  a part of UNESCO heritage. Night in hotel.

D 11 / Khiva - Khiva

Desayuno en el hotel. Encuentro con el guía local a las 10 horas. Descubrimiento de Jiva: museo de la ciudad en la zona media, visitando Ichan-Kala comienza con el descubrimiento de las paredes y la puerta principal de la ciudad interior "Ota Darwaza", a continuación, la madrasa de Mohammed Amin Khan y el minarete "Kalta Menor" (XIX siglo), la plaza central de la ciudad vieja, Kunya Ark (siglo XVII), la madrasa de Mahoma Rakhim Khan, la mezquita Joumma (siglo X-XVIII), el madrasa Allakoulikhan Harem - Tach Haoulie (siglo XVIII-XIX). La madrasa Islam Khodja y su minarete (1908), el complejo de Pakhlavan Mahmud (XIV-XIX siglo) - un lugar de culto para los habitantes de la región. Después de las visitas tendrá tiempo libre para pasear por las calles antiguas de la ciudad interior y exterior de Jiva. Alojamiento en hotel.

D 12 / Khiva - Bukhara

Desayuno en el hotel. Camino a Bujara a través del desierto de Kizil Kum (arena roja). Con un par de paradas para fotos y comida. Llegada al final de la tarde. Instalación al hotel. Bujara, una de las más antiguas ciudades de Asia Central, los numerosos monumentos entre los que se destacan la madrasa Ulugh Begh, construido por el nieto de Tamerlán en 1417, conjunto Liab-i-Hauz, reuniendo las madrasas Koukeldash (1568) y Nadir Divanbegi (1622). Paseo por la cuida antigua. Cena. Alojamiento en el hotel.

D 13 / Bukhara - Bukhara

Breakfast. Bukhara, one of the oldest cities of Central Asia, made famous by its former carpet market, city museum in the middle of the sands. Bukhara will delight you with the atmosphere of its old streets and its remarkable monuments that take us back to the medieval period and well before: mausoleum Ismail Samani (ninth-tenth centuries), Chashma Ayub mausoleum (XII-XIV century), the famous bazaar of Bukhara, together Bola Hauz (eighteenth century), Citadel Ark (I. -IVème centuries.). Lunch at a local restaurant in the modern city. Following the discovery; all Poi-Kalian (XV-XVI centuries) which consists of the Kalon mosque, Kalon minaret and madrasah Miri Arab. In the following visit the madrasa Ulugbek, built by the grand-son of Tamerlane in 1417 and Abdulaziz Khan madrasah (XV-XVII centuries Passing through the shops of domes and caravanserais dating from the XVI. - XVII centuries we arrive to explore the monuments of all Liab-i-Hauz, gathering the madrasas Koukeldash (1568) and Nadir Divanbegi (1622). Dinner. Overnight at hotel.

D 14 / Bukhara - Samarkand

Early breakfast. Transfer to the station to take the train to Samarkand. Departure at 8am and arrival around 11:15 am. Transfer to hotel. Instalation at the hotel. Discovery of Gur Emir mausoleum - the tomb of the ruler and the famous square "Registan" with 3 medarsas,monuments; medarsa of Ulugbek (XV c); medarsas of Cher Dor and Tilla Kori (XVII c). Overnight at hotel.

D 15 / Samarkand - Tashkent

Breakfast at the hotel. After the discovery of the city. Visit  of the necropolis Shakhi Zinda, mosque of Bibi Khanym, the largest mosque in Central Asia, with its huge blue dome, the bazaar of Samarkand allows everyone to find something among the colorful stalls. Afternoon the discovery of the remains of the observatory of Ulugbek, Museum of Afrosiab. Train "TGV" Uzbek to 17h. Arrival in Tashkent at 19:05. Transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Map

Info

Include:
  • Organization of the stay
  • All transfers in vehicle incl. A / R airport
  • French speaking tour guide
  • Full board incl. drinking water
  • Accommodation described in the program
  • Carrying luggage during trekking and horse riding
  • Rent camping equipment (tents, mats, kitchen utensils)
  • All the visits indicated in the program
  • Entry fees at national parks or nature reserves
  • Entry fees at museums mentioned in the program
  • National or regional flights specified in the program
Non Include:
  • Insurance repatriation and CR insurance
  • International airfare and taxes
  • Alcohol or sweetened mineral water
  • Additional services not mentioned in the program
  • Staff costs and rental of personal equipment (ATV, sleeping bag, water bottle, flashlight, etc.)
  • Tips
  • Additional costs due to personal problems (health, loss of luggage, etc.)
Remarks:

Since July 27, 2012, the visa is not any more required for the persons of Swiss, EU, US, Canadian and Japanese nationalities (in total 44 new countries, for more information visit www.nomadsland.kg); passport should be with minimum of 6 months validity for period of 60 days maximum. Vaccination is not mandatory.

This is a draft program. It can be changed due to changes of flight schedules, safetely reasons, weather conditions and others imponderable or unforeseen conditions. Only our tour guide is authorized to take the necessary decisions. Prices are calculated daily and are subject to change in case of wide fluctuations in prices or exchange rates.

Though Kyrgyzstan evidenced caravans over 3000 years it is still a young developing country and infrastructure of villages is not at a very high level. Refusing hospitality might be offensive and in order to avoid misunderstanding one had better to read some guidebooks and other books about Kyrgyzstan before getting prepared to visit.

Hope to see you soon.


Nomad’s Land Team

We will help you to discover Kyrgyzstan, a unique country lying in the heart of the Tien-Shan Mountains. It is a land of contrasts offering multitude of spectacular landscapes: wide steppes, fields, sandy deserts, turquoise lakes, snowy mountains, fast rivers, an abundance of wildlife with many rare and endangered species, historical and archeological places connected with the Great Silk Road and people preserving traditions of their nomadic ancestors. All this makes Kyrgyzstan a pearl of Central Asia.

Nomad Land and its team would like to present a region situated in middle Tian-Shan. Kyrgyzstan, the country of nomads located in the center of Central Asia, offers widely unexplored mountains. Kyrgyz people, who keep the tradition of hospitality, live peacefully inside landscapes of a surprising diversity of landscapes (meadows, deserts and also canyons, high alpine valleys, steppes, lakes in waters turquoise), which makes the country the pearl of Central Asia. In summer as in winter, Nomad Land invites you for the unpublished programs.

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