Kyrgyzstan-China Group Tour 20179 Days | Kyrgyzstan, China

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Group size: Max - 12 persons. Min - 3 persons
Places to visit: Bishkek – Issyk-Kul – Tash-Rabat – Torugart – Kashgar – Sary-Tash – Osh
Language: English
Tour Price: 1710$ per person. Single supplement 375$

Guaranteed tour to Kyrgyzstan and China is a quintessential of the best tourist routes in the region. You will visit the most popular sights of the northern and southern Kyrgyzstan, and also the heart of the Eastern Turkestan – old city Kashgar in China, the population of which are mostly Uyghurs. During your trip, you will travel hundreds of kilometers of snow-capped mountains, getting over high-mountain passes lying higher than clouds and explore beautiful culture of people living here for thousands of years.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1 (Tuesday): Airport – Bishkek
Arrival in Bishkek in the morning, transfer to the hotel. After some rest sightseeing tour: visit Philarmonic hall, Statue of Manas, Oak Park, Ala-Too Square, Victory Square, Museum of Fine Arts.
After lunch transfer to the Ala-Archa National Park (40 km). You will be in the alpine gorge through which the fast flowing Ala-Archa River runs, flanked by tall, snow-covered, peaks with steep-sided, forested, mountain slopes. Hiking in the gorge. Return back to the alpine camp. Transfer to Bishkek. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 2 (Wednesday): Bishkek – Issyk-Kul
Transfer from Bishkek to Issyk-Kul lake. On the way stop to see Burana tower, which is left from ancient city Balasagyn (XI - XIII). Next stop is an open air museum of petroglyphs in Cholpon-Ata. There will be an excursion in the open-air art gallery of stone, said to date from 500 BC – 100 AD, they depict wolves, long-horned ibex, goats, horses, snow leopards, sacrifices and some hunting scenes. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Day 3 (Thursday): Issyk-Kul Naryn Tash Rabat Caravanserai (Stone castle)
After breakfast transfer to the Tash-Rabat Caravanserai on the Great Silk Road (Stone Castle from the 14th century). Tash Rabat is located in the heart of Tian Shan Mountains. It has no analogue in the whole world, because it was made of stones and furthermore it was built inside a mountain on the height of 3200 m above sea level. It is one of the cities on the Great Silk Road and this building had been used as hotel and shelter for travelers. In total there are 31 rooms in the mountain. The thickness of walls is 1 m. There are also underground prison cells for ancient thieves. Dinner and overnight in yurts near by the Tash Rabat caravanserai.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 4 (Friday): Tash-Rabat – Torugart pass Kashgar
We start our way at 7 a.m. in order to be on the Kyrgyz-Chinese border at 12 o’clock. The road will go along mountain gorges through the most remote areas of Kyrgyzstan. This region is the most famous among shepherds. It has the best grass for cattle and the cleanest air. During the whole way you will enjoy the views of our unbelievable nature! At the border the Chinese guide will meet you and then you will continue your way to discover the country of amazing China!!! You will drive along a mountain road and this night you will be in Kashgar.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 5 (Saturday): Kashgar city tour
Today we will visit Id Kah Mosque. It is the largest Mosque in China and most famous one in Xinjiang. The Mosque started to be build in the mid of fifteenth century, and has gradually developed to the present size. Id Kah Mosque, with about 16800 square meters in area, consisting of Pray Hall, the Koran teaching Hall, The Corridor, the Arches and other buildings attaching to it. The Pray Hall of the mosque can hold 4000 prayers is supported by 140 carved wooden pillars. The buildings of Id Kah Mosque look magnificent and solemn , and display the artistic styles of Islamic mosque architectures. After this place we will continue to Apak Hoja!
Apak Hoja Tomb is Mazar. It is the holiest place in Xinjiang and an architectural treasure. Built in 1640 it is reminiscent of the Central Asian artistic style of Samarkand or Isfahan. A handsome blue-and-white tiled gate leads into the compound, which includes a small religious school and the Abakh Khoja family tomb. The latter is domed and faced with multi - colored tiles. It is said that it is the most complete Islamic tomb of the Qing Dynasty up-to-now in the whole China!
Then we will drive to Old town. Kashgar is an ancient city, and while walking along the streets of its Old Town, you will get a sense of what this legendary Central Asian hub was like in the days when the Silk Road was at its zenith. 500-year old remnants of the city wall, narrow lanes and colorful multi-ethnic crowds combine to make Kashgar's historic district a highlight of any visit to the city. After these very interesting and unusual excursions you will go back to the hotel for rest.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 6 (Sunday): Kashgar Sunday market
Today is a further day in Kashgar for us to experience the famous Yakshambe Bazaar - the Sunday Market. In the morning we will first visit the famous animal market. Here we will spend the morning watching the locals trade everything from woodwork and iron wear to sheep, donkeys, cattle, horses and camels before progressing onto the covered bazaar, believed to be the biggest in Central Asia. The afternoon & evening will be free for you to spend at your leisure; you can hire bicycles and head to the nearby fields to explore.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 7 (Monday): Kashgar – Irkeshtam – Osh
Early in the morning transfer to Irkeshtam border. The view is "spectacularly amazing", with the Pamir mountain range covered with permanent snow and glaciers on the right-hand side and small hills on the left with summer pastures. Arriving to the border. Transfer to Osh. we will drive up the Taldyk pass (3615 m). The scenery along this day of the trip is changeable with tree lined mountain slopes, small rivers and gorgeous panoramas. On arrival free time for rest.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch

Day 8 (Tuesday): Osh – Bishkek
After breakfast sightseeing tour. As legends say Osh was founded by King Solomon ages ago and had an important position on trading routes of the Great Silk Road. After lunch transfer to the airport. Flight to Bishkek. Farewell dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast/Dinner

Day 9 (Wednesday): Departure
In the morning transfer to the airport. End of the tour.
 

Accommodation:

City

Hotels

Bishkek

Asia Mountains Hotel 3* or similar

Issyk-Kul

Raduga Hotel 3* or similar

Tash-Rabat

Yurts, traditional dwelling (5-6 people in one yurt)

Kashgar

Hotel 3*

Osh

Sunrise Hotel 3* or similar

 

Prices include:

    1. Twin/double room accommodation;
    2. Meals – as stated in the program;
    3. Transportation throughout the whole trip;
    4. English speaking guide, except for the day 9 – transfer to the airport;
    5. Sightseeing tour program in all cities according to the program, including entrance fees to sights, museums. Camera/video fees are not included and paid separately;
    6. Mineral water;
    8. Flight ticket Osh – Bishkek.

Prices do not include:

    1. Hotel charges for additional services;
    2. Single supplement;
    3. Consular fees paid upon collection of the entrance visa to Kyrgyzstan and China;
    4. Full board;
    5. Visa support for Kyrgyz visa;
    6. International airfares;
    7. Alcohol and soft drinks;
    8. Personal insurance and items not mentioned above. 

 


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