Kyrgyzstan; Torugart Pass to Bishkek LL01

4 Days From £0 (504 USD)

This short break enables you to explore Kyrgyzstan from China as an add on. You will stay in a traditional Kyrgyz dwelling a yurt for a night, will have excursion to Tash-Rabat caravanserai, will learn about Kyrgyz history and traditions, and will visit the main sights of Bishkek.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Private Tour
Start Location: China - Kyrgyzstan border
End Location: China - Kyrgyzstan border
Accommodation: Camping
Period: May - Oct
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travelers

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Years In Business: 20

Due to the little time you can have on the territory of Kyrgyzstan, this tour will give you a chance just to get acquainted with our country. Your program includes some of the bright sites of Kyrgyzstan and for sure its amazing nature. You will be met by your guide at Torugart Pass (3752 m). Then several kilometers drive till Kyrgyz border where you will pass passport and customs control. Usually it is a quick and not complicated procedure. The further drive will please your sight with the panorama of one of the ranges of Tien-Shan Mountain System and Chatyr-Kul Lake, the third largest lake in Kyrgyzstan.

You are in Naryn area the coldest zone in Kyrgyzstan, so be prepared for bad weather. It is very unpredictable here even in the middle of summer. The road lies in the mountain valley with some local summer-pasture Kyrgyz camps. Herds of different domestic animals you will meet now and then on your road. Red marmots scurry about the road during warm period of the year.

Kara-Koyun Gorge nowadays is a notable place, which attracts the visitors by Tash-Rabat caravanserai. It is several kilometer aside from the main road. Yurt camp is situated in a picturesque mountain valley surrounded by rocky mountains and high hills, fast-flowing rivulet runs through the gorge close to the camp. Accommodation in real Kyrgyz yurts is a special experience. Here you will be able to feel a part of life the Kyrgyz shepherds had for centuries.

Next day is morning excursion to Tash-Rabat caravanserai. It has a very interesting history and till present time there are disputes what the construction was built for. You will learn many interesting facts about this mysterious place from your guide. Then transfer to Bishkek (450 km). Enjoy various landscapes of mountain ranges, rivers, meadows and valleys. There will be a stop en route in Kochkor village for Kyrgyz felt souvenirs purchasing.

Arrival in Bishkek late in the afternoon. You will be transported to the hotel you have booked. Next day is acquaintance with Bishkek and its sights. The city-tour includes walking tour in the center, visiting two museums and one of well-known bazaars.

The last day of the program transfer to the airport, you will be assisted by the guide as well.

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
- Transfers in air conditioned car or van,
- lunch-box for the first day of the program,
- English (French, German) speaking guide to accompany you on all long distance road journey,
- mineral water,
- excursion to Tash-Rabat caravanserai,
- entrance fees to tourists sites and museums,
- dinner at yurt camp,
- Tash-Rabat yurt camp accommodation in shared yurt, - Bishkek city-tour.

Excludes
- accommodation in Bishkek. (Please let us know the level of hotel you would like to stay in and we will book it for you or you can do it directly yourself via our site

Notes: Torugart Pass (Kyrgyz – Chinese border) doesn’t work on week-ends and official holidays. Plan your border crossing Monday – Friday. Please contact us for information on official holidays. This program is valid from the end of May till the end of September as yurt camp Tash-Rabat is operating only during this part of the year.

Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. - Meeting at Chinese-Kyrgyz border Torugart Pass. - Help with border formalities. - Lunch. - Transfer to Kara-Koyun Gorge. - Yurt camp accommodation. - Dinner in the camp.
Day 02. - Breakfast. - Excursion to Tash-Rabat caravanserai (15th century). - Transfer to Bishkek.
Day 03. - Meeting at the hotel you stay. - Bishkek city-tour including - (Manas Sculptural complex, walking tour Central Square, White House, Panfilov Park, Historical Museum, Parliament, Open-air picture gallery, Oak park, Victory square). - Lunch time (we can recommend you a café or a restaurant). - Transfer to the place you will have lunch. - Continuation of city-tour Museum of Fine and Applied Arts, Osh Bazaar. - Transfer to the hotel.
Day 04. - Transfer to the airport. - Depart