The name of tour: Three stans in 2 weeks
Tour's destinations: Almaty, Charyn Canyon, Issyk Lake, Bishkek, Ala Archa, Burana, Chon Kemin, Issykkul Lake, Karakol, Jeti Oguz, Kochkor, Son Kul, Osh, Khujand, Iskaderkul, Dushanbe.
Quantity of the days: 14 days
Day 1: Almaty
This day you will arrive to the airport of Almaty. You will transfer to the city and have highlight tour. You will visit first site the Medeu Gorge well known a high-altitude sports complex located in the Medeu mountain tract at an altitude of 1691 meters above sea level with the highest ice rink. You will have a chance to marvel the beauty of the nature, meander, and breathe high mountain air, after that you will have a ride in railroad to Shymbulak ski resort area. Further you will drive back way by cable car. You will continue your adventure with Kok-Tobe hill, where is the very high TV tower famous throughout Kazakhstan and parks, with alleys, souvenir shops, as well as a gorgeous view of the city from the height of the Park, which you can enjoy. You will start city tour with Almaty Museum*, where you can learn about the history and culture of Kazakhstan and the promotion of the former capital of Almaty. Then you will discover one of the amazing parks of Almaty- Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen. En route you will visit spectacular building Zenkov Cathedral which was built according to specific technologies. In course of the tour you will visit the Green Bazaar*, a place where various goods and local fresh products are sold by local merchants. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 2: Almaty - Charyn - Almaty
Today you will explore amazing monument of nature Charyn Canyon this incredible gorge stretches for 154 km. you will take your breath away from the majestic view of the stunning canyon, the height of the rocks is 150-300 meters. The ancient creation of nature appeared 12 million years ago, nature as the Creator created with the help of water, wind and rain. it is also called the younger brother of the Grand Canyon of America. The canyon's environment is rich in flora and fauna. Here grow relict Sogdian Ash Also this place is known for its valley of Castles, which is interesting for its fabulous shape of rocks resembling towers and castles. Along the way, you can learn a lot about the traditions and customs of Kazakhstan, as well as learn more about the history. Upon arrival, you will see a magnificent panoramic view and can take photos for memory. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 3: Almaty - Issyk lake - Almaty - Bishkek
This day you will explore one of the most wonderful gorges of Kazakhstan Issyk Gorge. You will discover there Issyk lake. Along the way you will visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "ISSYK". It includes rare artifacts belonged to the history and culture of the Saka period, including a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment, as well as the model of Saka burial mound. After you will lead to amazing Issyk Lake located at an altitude of more than 1.7 km, is harmoniously combined with an incredibly dense forest, providing incredibly clean air. Embodying the most beautiful color iridescences, it fascinates with its performance. The reservoir itself appeared more than 8 thousand years ago, during a strong mountain avalanche. In combination with the beautiful mountain nature, the locality of the lake has an incredible picturesque landscape, leaving in the memory of every tourist only vivid impressions. Then you will drive to the city. After you eill transfer to Bishkek. The overnight is in the hotel.
Day 4: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
Today you will have a city tour of wonderful capital of Kyrgyzstan. In the morning you will start with Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic, and many interesting attractions. The second half of the day offers to visit incredible Ala Archa gorge. The gorge translates as variegated juniper, the mountain slopes are covered mainly with junipers and have a beautiful view, is 45 km away and a popular place for all residents for outings, and also for climbing peaks. In Soviet times, the gorge was closed to outsiders and only special citizens were allowed to enter. Then you will drive back to the capital. And night will be in the hotel.
Day 5: Bishkek - Burana - Chon Kemin
After breakfast you will explore Asian Bazaar. Here you can buy interesting clothes, fresh fruits and vegetables, souvenirs and delicious hot cakes. In the tour you will have a chance to take photos. Then you will transfer to Chon Kemin gorge. The tour will offer you a wonderful journey through the Burana tower, which was built in the 12th century by the Karakhanids, the place served as the capital of Balasagyn. This is the oldest structure on the territory of Kyrgyzstan, the construction in ancient times was 45 meters, but due to the earthquake it became less by 20 meters. When you will arrive to gorge you will have amazing 3 hours horse riding. The tour route will take you to the forest and mountain top where you can overlook fascinating landscapes of gorge. You will spend the night in the home stay.
Day 6: Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake northern shore - Karakol
After the breakfast you will transfer to spectacular pride of Kyrgyz people Issyk Kul Lake, the lake is spectacular and surrounded by incredible mountain ranges, it is rich in flora and fauna at an altitude of 1608 meters. You can take great photos. Kyrgyz people proudly call the lake "the Pearl of Kyrgyzstan". In course of the tour you can explore the breaches of the lake and observe gorgeous views of the mountains. Further you will direct to Karakol town along northern bank. Today you will experience ancient stone patterns - petroglyphs. When you will arrive to Karakol you will visit the Dungan mosque, historical and artistic monument, one of the greatest structures of Dungan architecture, built in the Chinese style. Today you will also experience Orthodox Church which was built in 1894-1895 on the site of an old brick Church destroyed by an earthquake in 1876. You will spend the night in the guesthouse.
Day 7: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor
This day you will visit Jeti Oguz gorge. Beautiful gorge, which translates as seven bulls. Jeti-Oguz is famous for its variety of flora and fauna. It is inhabited by: snow leopards, bears, argali, wild boars, and Roe deer. In the tour you will discover the Broken Heart Mountain. You can observe amazing views of the gorge from the top of the mountain. After you will continue your journey with stopping in Bokonbaevo village. The Kyrgyz are original nomads and have had a tradition of hunting with eagles since ancient times. You will be able to meet an eagle hunter and learn about interesting methods of hunting lynx, foxes and mice. You will rest the night in a home stay.
Day 8: Kochkor - Son Kul
Today you will have a transfer to Son Kul Lake. The picturesque high-mountain lake is located at an altitude of 3013 meters and is the 2nd largest in Kyrgyzstan. Pastures are located around the lake, and all cattle from all parts of Naryn are brought here. During the season, the locals come here as nomads to relax, improve their health, and get some fresh air. Son Kul is the national pride of the people of Kyrgyzstan. A huge lake with hundreds of kilometers of coastline has been inhabited for a long time. Upon arrival you will discover fascinating lake admire the nature, take photos. You will spend the night in the yurt. A Yurt is a kind of portable dwelling typical of nomads.
Day 9: Son Kul - 33 parrots Pass - Kochkor - Bishkek
You will meet locals and today and transfer to Bishkek. You will drive today via 33 parrots pass (3 133 m). One of the most famous and beautiful passes is called "33 parrots". It is named because of the same number of turns of the mountain serpentine. After arrival to Kochkor village you can enjoy the process of making the national felt carpet, which you will learn from a local family. I the tour you will also experience a small handicraft museum there. It includes interesting examples of silver decorations, coats made of wolves, horse saddle decorations, carpets and more. You will direct to the capital after the exploration Kochkor. The night will be in the hotel.
Day 10: Bishkek - Osh
Today you will have a transfer flight to the city of Osh. Upon arrival to Osh you will have chance to stroll in the streets and get the best attraction Suleiman Mountain. Towering in the center of Osh attraction - Sulaiman-Too (mount Solomon), included in the UNESCO heritage list, is filled with history and legends. Sulaiman-too means mountain (throne) Suleiman (Solomon) and since time immemorial is considered a place of pilgrimage for many Muslims. Today you will also explore Asian Bazaar. This day you will learn interesting facts and know a lot information about Kyrgyzstan. You will rest the night in a hotel.
Day 11: Osh - Guliston border - Khujand
After the breakfast you will direct to Tajik border, you will transfer to Khujand city. You will be met by Tajik guide on the border. The capital of Northern Tajikistan and the second largest city in the country. The city has an ancient history. According to historians, the legendary city was built by Alexander the great on the site of present-day Khujand (V century BC) and went down in history as a city of high culture, an important trade and craft center. The population is about 149,000 thousand people. In the afternoon you will visit Cultural Palace of Khujand. In the tour you will also explore Central Mosque that is located in the heart of the city. Your night will be in the hotel.
Day 12: Khujand - Iskanderkul Lake
This day you will fascinate amazing high Mountain lake - Iskanderkul. Iskanderkul Lake located in the center of the fan mountains, known as lake Alexander the great. The total area of the lake is 340 ha. According to legend, it got its name from Alexander the great, who was called Iskander in the East. It is said that his way to India passed through this lake. This place is one of the most beautiful. In the tour you will have a chance to meander and explore the beaches. You will also visit amazing waterfall, it will take about 40 minutes. Tajikistan is a rich country in water resources and ranks first in Asia, in the CIS 2 for the level of water supply with more than 1 000 rivers, 2 000 lakes and 8000 glaciers. You will spend the night in the home stay.
Day 13: Iskanderkul - Dushanbe
After the breakfast you will lead to Dushanbe through picturesque Anzob pass (3 372 m) and tunnel of Isticlol. You will discover on the way spectacular mountains, passes, and take memorable photos. You will have a city tour in the capital. The tour rout will give you a opportunity to explore Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. Further you will National park where you will shoot photos of Ministry of Inner Affairs and the biggest National Flag in the world. Then you will experience the exhibits of Central Museum and Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments. Your night will be in the hotel.
Day 14: Flight
In the morning is transfer to the airport.
Transport in KZ:
02 pax - Sedan
04 pax - Minivan
06- 10 pax - Sprinter (14 seats)
Transport in KG:
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter (18 seats)
Transport in TJ:
02-04 pax - Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax - 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10 pax - 3 cars: Hyundai Starex
Price per person:
02 pax - 2 035 $
04 pax - 1 345 $
06 pax - 1 180 $
08 pax - 1 005 $
10 pax - 970 $
Single - 215 $
All dinners - 215 $
All lunches and dinners - 440 $
To be 2 in one yurt (now 4 pax) - 15 $ per person
English speaking guides:
KG - 665 $ per group
TJ - 380 $ per group
KZ - 320 $ per group
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
Chon Kemin - Homestay
Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Boutique Hotel
Kochkor - Homestay
Son Kul - Yurts, "Nomad's Dream" camp (4 pax in 1)
Khujand - "Firuz" Hotel 4*
Iskandarkul - Home stays
Dushanbe - "Meridians" Hotel 3*
- Horse riding in Chon Kemin
- Mineral water during the tour
- Flight tickets Bishkek - Osh (15 kg limit, extra 2 $ per kg)
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide