Title of tour: Cultural Tour
Sites to visit: Tash Rabat, Kichi Naryn, Kochkor, Burana Tower, Bishkek, Ala Archa National Park.
Day 1: Torugart - Tash Rabat
At noon time, you will be met by your local driver at the Chinese-Kyrgyz border Torugart. Start driving to the Caravanserai of Silk Road called Tash Rabat, which means stone house. It dating back to 14th century, when caravans were travelling to China from the west. The construction of building is extraordinary. Tash Rabat located in one of the beautiful gorges of Tien Shan. One side of the building goes into the mountain at the altitude of 3200meters above sea level. It was constructed completely from stones and wall's thickness reach 1 m. There are about 30 rooms inside including dining room in the center. The mystery of Tash Rabat is its Underground prison holes, which is believed to be used to keep thieves. Enjoy traditional meal for dinner and sleep in yurts near the caravanserai.
Day 2: Tash Rabat - Kichi Naryn - Kochkor
Today an exciting drive is awaiting you. You will continue tour to Kochkor via stunning Kichi Naryn Gorge. The gorge covered with beautiful fir trees and mountain river will follow the road until the 3000 meter pass. Arrive to Kochkor. It is famous by traditional handmade felt carpets. The local family of handicraftswoman will show you the process of making unique carpets. You can also make you small carpet after you learned. There is very interesting shop and museum of crafts, where there are antique thing and works of local women. Night and dinner in a homestay.
Day 3: Kochkor - Bishkek
In the morning, drive to the capital city Bishkek. The way goes through magnificent Boom gorge. On the way, make a stop at the Burana Tower. Burana is the remains of old city Balasagun during the 11th century. It used to be a developed city along the Great Silk Road. Nowadays, Burana complex represents tower, ruins of citadel and mausoleum, collection of Balbals and small museum. After having excursion and learning about history of this area, continue to Bishkek. Afternoon is devoted to have city tour. Walk in the cool Oak Park, explore Victory Square, main square Ala-Too. National Philharmonic will be another site to see. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 4: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
The first half of the day will be devoted to tour to Ala Arch National Park. It is located in the gorge with the same name in Kyrgyz Ala Too range. It is the extension of Central Tien Shan Mountain. It will take about 40 minutes to reach and enjoy the short hike to panoramic view with snow peaks and evergreen trees. After nature leisure, drive back to Bishkek and visit fast moving Asian Bazaar. The life is always busy in this colorful place of the city. Have dinner at local restaurant and night in a hotel.
Day 5: Airport
After breakfast, transfer to airport for new adventures.
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax - 670 $
04 pax - 400 $
06 pax - 305 $
08 pax - 255 $
10 pax - 225 $
Single - 55 $
Half board - 55 $
Full board - 110 $
English speaking guide - 380 $ per group
2 person in a yurt (now 4 in 1) - 15 $ per person
Tour price includes:
Tash Rabat - Yurts (4 pax in 1)
Kochkor - Homestay
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
- Entrance fees to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Tour price does not include:
- Single rooms
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide