Silk Road life Tour 2

 Silk Road life Tour 3, Silk Road life

Silk Road life: Tour 2
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
Duration: 10 days
Places to visit: Almaty - Issyk - Almaty- Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore - Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Bishkek - Osh - Guliston - Khudjand - Iskanderkul Lake - Dushanbe 

Day 1: Almaty
The first day of the tour will be going in Kazakhstan, with the going sightseeing along the city of Almaty. It is the central point of any trip in the country, with the abundance of parks. At the same time it is possible to visit the Green Bazaar. You are better to bargain in order to get the goods you want. Here you can travel and feel various smells, see various colors, make magnificent photos of local life. Then there will be going the overview of the sites as Zenkov Cathedral, Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame, Medeo Gorge, Kok-Tobe hill. The latter ones are of the natural point of view. They are usually visited with an aim to see the panorama of the city, with mountain roads and high hills. The night will be in the hotel.

Day 2: Almaty - Issyk - Almaty
We are still in the southern capital of Kazakhstan and now there is a need to see the gorge Issyk, where the lake of the same name is located. Here there is a museum of historical significance. Here there is the monument to "Golden Man". There is a great amount of elements of the Saka period, ancient ceramic elements, weapons. The lake is very ancient, it is taken as the one existed about 10000 years ago. Being here you can notice that you travel at the height of 1756m above sea level. With it we would like to point out the fact that there happened the natural disaster in 1963 and the locals will be glad to inform about all of the true facts along with the legends and facts. The night will be in the hotel after the picnic on the open air of Kazakhstan nature.

Day 3: Almaty - Bishkek
The third day of the magnificent trip is devoted to the way to Kyrgyzstan, and the city tour around Bishkek. It is the city at the height of 800m above sea level, with a great amount of natural monuments. Basically it is the city at the Kyrgyz Range. Being the country located at the Tien Shan mountain range with the heights of about 4855 m above sea level is a perfect place due to the mountain location. The trip will be oriented on the investigation of Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic. And the night will be organized in the hotel.

Day 4: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore
This morning we start for the widely known lake Issyk Kul. It is one of the largest high altitude lakes, being at the altitude of 1600m above sea level. This lake is said to have health recovering qualities. Then all make a way to the Burana tower in this region. It is the tower created in the 11th century with the stone warriors standing around the tower. These are said to be the warriors, ancestors, protecting the land and the people.  Also it is a perfect place for the investigation of the Great Silk Road. The night will be organized in the hotel of Kyrgyzstan.

Day 5: Issyk Kul Lake - Karakol
Issyk Kul region also is the home of the city Karakol. It is famous for being an ancient city of the region, with a great amount of the petroglyphs of 800 B.C emergence. These were created by the ancient people about 2000 years ago, and these were the shamans. Here there are the buildings of the religious meaning, as Dungan mosque and Orthodox Church. The night will be in the guesthouse of the locals.

Day 6: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Bishkek
Today we still continue to travel along the country and the goal is the Jeti Oguz gorge. It is in the form of the Seven Bulls standing in the row. It is the popular place in Kyrgyzstan. There are legends of the emergence, showing the meaning of why the form is of bulls, and the reason of the red color of the mountain. Behind it there is the Broken Heart mountain, which can be climbed in 20 minutes. At the top of it the amazing view can be seen. Then we are passing the Bokonbaevo village, where the eagle-show can be seen. The eagles are the birds able to hunt hares and foxes, other big animals. And the locals are aware of the skills of eagle hunting. They transmit these skills from father to son. The day ends with the return to Bishkek and the night in the hotel.                                                        

Day 7: Bishkek - Osh - Guliston - Khudjand 
Today we continue to investigate the other countries, and from the Osh city we get to Tajikistan. In order to become closer to the nomadic people. But before it we are visiting the Suleiman Mountain of the Osh city. Now it is the center of worship for pilgrimages. And it is located right at the cross boarder with Tajikistan. Taking a ride to the border the guests are going to pass the Batken region, where there are lots of apricot trees and unique Aigul flower. At the border with the country, the Tajik guide will meet you and will make a ride to the city of Khujand. It is the second largest city of the country and the Fergana valley. The greatly visited city is Sugd. And our offer is to see the cultural building of the Palace of the city. The night will be in the hotel.

Day 8: Khudjand - Iskanderkul Lake
One of the opportunities for the boarders is to see the Iskanderkul Lake with your own eyes. It has the legends of the emergence, rather interesting. But in order to save a mystery, the guides will tell these legends during the tour. This lake is a part of the Fann Mountains, of the altitude of 2 255 m above sea level. This is one of the greatest reservoirs of CIS countries. It is the country with more than 1 000 rivers, 2 000 lakes and 8000 glaciers. The homestay will be organized for the night.

Day 9: Iskanderkul Lake - Dushanbe
In the end of the trip the guests are taken to the capital Dushanbe, passing the Anzob pass of 3 372 m above sea level. And then we will pass the tunnel of Isticlol. The city is famous for being the home for the following places as Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. After it we will walk in National park to make photos of Ministry of Inner Affairs and the biggest National Flag of Tajikistan. Then you can visit the Central Museum and attend the restaurant of traditional Tajik food. The night before coming home will be in the hotel.

Day 10: Flight
Morning transfer to airport.


Price per person:
02 pax - 1 610 $
04 pax - 1 105 $
06 pax - 975 $
08 pax - 840 $
10 pax - 815 $
Single - 170 $

Early check-in - 25 $
Single early check-in  - 45 $ 

Half board - 160 $
Full board - 270 $

English speaking guide - 855 $ per group


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
Issyk Kul - "Karven" Resort
Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Boutique Hotel
Khujand - "Firuz" Hotel 4*
        Iskandarkul - Homestay
        Dushanbe - "Meridians" Hotel 3*
- Entrances to all museums 
- Mineral water supply

Service does not include:
- Meals
- Single rooms 
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guides