Bishkek to Kashgar

Tour operates: Mid May until Early October

No of days: 13 nights 14 days

Tour cost from: US Dollar

Route: Bishkek- IssykKul Lake -Karakul-AltynArshan valley, Tamga village- Song Kul-Tash Rabat-Torugart pass-Kashgar-Karakul Lake-Tashkurgan-Khunjerab pass-Shipton Arch.

Transport:private transfer by car, minivan and bus depends on the group size

Guides: Fully escorted by an experienced guides in each country

Accomodations: All comfortable class accommodation with private facilities, 3 nights in Yurts with basic communal facilities.

Tour starting point: Bishkek or Kashgar

End Point: Kashgar or Bishkek

Guaranteed departure: Daily- Minimum 2 people required

 

Day by day itinerary

Day 1: Bishkek

Upon arrival in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan’s capital, you will be greeted by our guide and escorted to your hotel.

A city tour of Bishkek city, including Victory square, Russian Orthodox Church, Osh market, Ala-Too Square and the History Museum.

Day 2: Bishkek IssykKul Lake

Drive to IssyikKul Lake. En-route we visit Alarcha Nature Park and hike to Ak-Say waterfall and Ak-Sai glacier. After a picnic lunch, drive to IssykKul Lake

Overnight in Hotel (BLD)

Day 3: Karakul

Drive to Karakol, one of the first towns of the Russian Cossak settlements in late 19th century. En-route we visit Przevalski (a Russian great explorer) Memorial Museum. After lunch, sightseeing in Karakol. We visit the museum, Mosque and Orthodox wooden Church.

Overnight in hotel (BLD)

Day 4: Day trip to AltynArshan valley

Full day exploration of Altyn-Arashan valley, for an optional dip in one of the hot springs or hike in the area. Later return to the Karakul.

Overnight in hotel (BLD)

Day 5: Karakol-Tamga village

In the morning, drive to Tamga village. We stop at JetyOguz Canyon where you have chance to do some hiking and an optional horse ride.

Overnight in Guest house (BLD)

Day 6: Song Kul Lake

After breakfast, we drive through the picturesque mountain gorges to Song Kul Lake.
In the afternoon, explore the beautiful surrounding area.

Overnight in Yurt (BLD)

Day 7: Song Kul Lake free day

Full free day to explore the area or take an optional horse ride.

Overnight in Yurt (BLD)

Day 8: Tash Rabat

Morning transfer to Tash-Rabat towards the Chinese border. We visit the Caravan Sarai built in the 11th century, which served as a fortress for travellers along the Great Silk Road.

Overnight in Yurt (BLD)

Day 9: Kashgar (China)

Early morning transfer to Kyrgyz Chinese border at Torugart. After border formalities you will be met by our Chinese guide and driver and transferred to Kashgar .

Overnight in hotel (BLD)

Day 10: Tashkurgan

Today we drive to Karakul Lake along the famous Karakorum highway. The scenery along the way is breathtaking. We will be stopping at the Lake where you can enjoy the view of Muztagh-ata Mountains. Optional camel ride or walk around the Lake, later continue to Tashkurgan the last Chinese town between China and Pakistan.

Overnight in hotel (BLD)

Day 11: Khunjerab pass-Kashgar

Today we drive to the worlds highest paved border crossing, the Khunjerab pass (4750 m height) between Pakistan and China. On the way, you will view the awesome mountain ranges of the Karakorum and Kunlun mountains. Later retune to Kashgar

Overnight in hotel (BLD)

Day 12: trip to Shipton Arch

Day trip to Shipton Arch, the world’s tallest natural arches. Hike up to one of the closer vantage points. Later return to Kashgar.

Overnight in Hotel (BLD)

Day 13: Kashgar Sunday Market

This day is planned to coincide with the famous Sunday market in Kashgar where everything from carpets, blankets, foods, horses, donkeys, sheep’s and even camels are for sale. A wonderful assortments of people come from all over the region; the population of the town swells by 100,000! This is truly one of the most incredible bazaars in Asia, and a photographer’s paradise.After the market visit, Eidgah Mosque, AbakhHoja Tomb and the old town

Overnight in Hotel (BLD)

Day 14: Onward flight

In the morning transfer to the airport for onward flight (B)

Tour costs and Dates

We guarantee all tour departures for a minimum of 2 passengers. In order to confirm your booking we will need a non-refundable deposit of 400 USD per person. The final invoice will be sent to you 4 weeks before the tour departure, the final cost dependent on the final group size.

If the following dates or the described itinerary does not meet your travel needs, please write to us, we can arrange a customized tour for you.

Tour Departures 2013

14-May, 21-May, 28 May

4-June, 11-Jun, 18-Jun, 25-Jun

02-Jul, 09-Jul, 16-Jul, 30-Jul

06-Aug, 13-Aug, 27-Aug

03-Sep, 10-Sep, 17-Sep,24-Sep

Tour Cost premium class

No of Pax. 2 3-5 6-9 10 Above Single Supplement
Price in US Dollar per person $ 3057 $ 2507 $ 2112 $ 1857 $ 415

 

Tour Cost tourist class

No of Pax. 2 3-5 6-9 10 Above Single Supplement
Price in US Dollar per person $ 2705 $ 2280 $ 1880 $ 1632 $ 225

 

Hotels

Places Premium Class hotels Tourist class hotels
Bishkek Janat hotel or Ak-keme Asia Mountain 2
IssyikKul Three Caroona hetel deluxe Three Caroona hetel deluxe
Karakul Green Yard hotel Elite Guest house
Tamga Danichkin Guest house Danichkin Guest house
Song Kul Yurt Yurt
Tash Rabat Yurt Yurt
Kashgar Tian Yuan international hotel QingiBagh friendship block
Tashkurgan Crown Inn Stone city

*** Please note that all above hotels are subject to availability or we will arrange
alternative hotels of a similar standard.

Tour cost includes

  • All private transfers in air-conditioned Cars, Van, Busses depend on the group size
  • Twin sharing accommodation at hotels mentioned above with private facilities, stay in Yurt with communal facilities
  • Meals full board: Key (B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner
  • All the sightseeing tours as described in the itinerary and entrance fees
  • Fully escorted experienced English speaking guides in each country
  • Eagle Hunting show in Kyrgyzstan
  • Visa support letters if required

Tour cost excludes

  • Visa Fees.
  • Expenses in hotels such as laundry, telephone and room service, etc.
  • Optional activities
  • Meals not mention above
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Single supplements
  • Tips for Guides,and drivers

 

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