Mountain Kingdoms of Kyrgyzstan

Tashkent - Bishkek

16 days through Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan
FROM: $1615 USD + 370 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Russian Bus
Crew:
Local Guides where necessary, Local Crew Member in certain areas
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 2 nights
Basic Hotel 2 nights
Homestay 5 nights
Yurt Camp 2 nights
Wild Camp 4 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 15, Lunches x 6, Dinners x 9
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
KYR
Deposit:
$260 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This adventurous trip takes us far down the Silk Road, along which ancient traders would journey between Europe and China, and is the perfect holiday-length trip for travellers who love the great outdoors and spectacular mountain scenery. Starting or finishing in urban Tashkent, in Uzbekistan we explore the lush farmlands of the Fergana Valley, visiting some of the historical highlights en route. We will then head into the favourite Central Asian country of many of our travellers - the remote and mountainous land of Kyrgyzstan and the dramatically-rugged Tian Shan mountain range. Home to nomadic peoples who will be our hosts during our journey through the wilds of this beautiful country. Hiking, riding and staying with nomads, we will journey across this region slowly to enjoy a country famed for its hospitality.

Overland through Uzbekistan's Fergana Valley in local transport
See the silk-weavers of the Fergana Valley
Stay in traditional felt yurts at the incredible Song Kol Lake
Experience the daily life of the Kyrgyz mountain shepherds
See a demonstration from a traditional eagle hunter near Kochkor
Learn how Kyrgyz carpets and hats are typically made
Trek into the wilds of the Jeti-Oghuz Gorge
Walk around the incredible scenery of the Chong Kemin valley
Relax in the picturesque city of Bishkek

If you enjoy challenging yourself and being slightly outside your comfort zone, this trip offers plenty of opportunities. Ideal for lovers of the outdoors and spectacular scenery. We will travel through mountains at over 3000 metres altitude at times. Wild camping combined with yurt home stays and small local hotels are the norm. Horse riding and easy trekking.

See the silk-weavers of the Fergana Valley at the Yodgorlik Silk Factory

See the traditional felt workshops or Kochkor and learn about how Kyrgyz carpets and hats are typically made here

See an incredible demonstration from a traditional eagle hunter near Kochkor
Day 1 - Tashkent (14th June 2020)

Border Information: if joining in Tashkent, you will most likely enter Uzbekistan at Tashkent International Airport (IATA code: TAS).

There will be a pre-departure meeting at 10:00am - please look out for a note from your leader at the reception of the joining hotel upon arrival with more details about this important meeting. Your leader will need to carefully check your visas at this initial meeting.

The rest of the day is free to explore the Uzbek capital.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Tashkent before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Tashkent.

*Important note - do not bring any medicines containing tramadol, codeine, temazepam, morphine or opiates to Central Asia. These are illegal in all circumstances in most of Central Asia and you will risk arrest. If in doubt about a particular medicine, please do not bring it. See the notes at the bottom for more details.*

*Another important note - please be aware that all itineraries in Kyrgyzstan are highly weather-dependent. The itinerary described in these notes are a statement of best intention, but we must approach each trip in Kyrgyzstan with a large degree of flexibility, as our leaders and local guides will have to 'play things by ear' according to the local conditions and weather. In low season certain routes become impossible and it may become far too cold to camp - in all cases there are fantastic and well-tried alternatives in place which means we can always run an excellent and comprehensive trip here, but please do not treat the exact details of the itinerary listed here as gospel - thanks for your understanding!*


Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Daily Activities

Optional Activities

Tashkent Chorsu Bazaar

Entrance: Free

Visit the religious centre of Tashkent at Hast Imam Square and see the Uthman Koran, believed to be the world\'s oldest extant copy of the Koran

Entrance: 45,000 UZS

Visit the nightclubs and Imperial Russian-style cabaret restaurants of Tashkent

Price: Free

Take in an opera performance at the neoclassical Alisher Navoi Opera and Ballet Theatre

Entrance: 30,000 UZS

Day 2 - Fergana Valley (15th June 2020)
Day 3 - Arslanbob (16th June 2020)
Day 4 - Arslanbob (17th June 2020)
Day 5 - Kyrgyz Fergana Valley (18th June 2020)
Day 6 - Kyrgyz Fergana Valley (19th June 2020)
Day 7 - Son-Kol Lake (20th June 2020)
Day 8 - Son-Kol Lake (21st June 2020)
Day 9 - Kochkor (22nd June 2020)
Day 10 - Jeti-Oguz Valley (23rd June 2020)
Day 11 - Jeti-Oguz Valley (24th June 2020)
Day 12 - Karakol (25th June 2020)
Day 13 - Chong Kemin Valley (26th June 2020)
Day 14 - Chong Kemin Valley (27th June 2020)
Day 15 - Bishkek (28th June 2020)
Day 16 - Bishkek - End Date (29th June 2020)

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14 Jun 20 Tashkent
29 Jun 20 Bishkek
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