On The Go Tours Kyrgyzstan Explorer - 16 Days

16 days from Tashkent to Bishkek - BKYR

Experience this 16 day tour visiting Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan with On The Go Tours.

16 Days

Group Size 22

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Overland Adventures
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Overview

Take in the highlights of Kyrgyzstan on this 16 day overland group tour which also visits Tashkent and Fergana in Uzbekistan. Stay in a traditional yurt on the shore of Song Kol Lake, overland through the stunning Kyrgyz Fergana Valley and explore the Russian-style town of Karakol. Hike in the Jeti Oguz region, see a demonstration from a local eagle hunter and end your adventure in Kyrgyzstan's bustling capital, Bishkek.

Highlights

  • Jeti Oguz - watch a demonstration from a local eagle hunter and hike amongst the red sandstone cliffs of this beautiful region
  • Song Kol Lake - camp in traditional felt yurts beside the shimmering lake and meet local nomadic farmers
  • Bishkek - browse the Osh Bazaar or explore the central Ala-Too Square as you enjoy free time in Kyrgyzstan's charming capital
  • Kyrgyz Fergana Valley - overland for two or three days in the breathtaking valley, stopping for numerous hikes in the region
  • Chong Kemin Valley - gaze at the ancient petroglyphs at Cholpon Ata and opt for a thrilling white water rafting excursion
  • Kochkor - meet local Kyrgyz families as you stay in family run guesthouses and visit a local women's felt making cooperative
  • Tashkent - start your adventure in the modern and clean Soviet-style capital of Uzbekistan
  • Fergana - cross the rugged scenery of the Kamchik Pass and stop at Kokand en route to the vibrant Uzbek city of Fergana

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Tashkent

    Welcome to Uzbekistan! On arrival there’s a pre-departure Welcome Meeting and the rest of today is free to explore Tashkent, the Soviet-style capital of Uzbekistan.

    Please note: The following itinerary is subject to change due to the unpredictable conditions in Kyrgyzstan. We have tried and tested alternatives in place to ensure your trip runs smoothly, please see the trip notes for details.

    Meals:

    Accommodation: Tashkent

  • Day 2 Fergana

    Tashkent - Kokand - Fergana. Today we cross over the mountainous Kamchik Pass in local transport to Kokand where we’ll visit the Khudayar Khan’s Palace and the Margilan Silk Factory. We then continue through striking mountain scenery to Fergana where we'll be joined by our overland truck, which must cross the pass without passengers.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast

    Accommodation: Fergana

  • Day 3 Arslanbob

    Fergana - Arslanbob (Kyrgyzstan). Today we enter Kyrgyzstan and drive to the village of Arslanbob in the stunning Kyrgyz Fergana Valley. If the border crossing takes a long time then we may stay in the closer town of Jalalabad instead.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast

    Accommodation: Arslanbob

  • Day 4-6 Kyrgyz Fergana Valley

    Arslanbob - Kyrgyz Fergana Valley. We spend the next three days overlanding through the Kyrgyz Fergana Valley. We’ll make frequent stops to hike in the stunning mountain region and will camp in suitable spots on the route.

    Please note: If the group prefers, we will spend an extra day in Arslanbob and depart for two days of overlanding in the valley on day 5. In cold weather we will be unable to camp and will stay in guesthouses along the route.

    Meals: 3 Breakfast 3 Lunch 3 Dinner

    Accommodation: Kyrgyz Fergana Valley

  • Day 7-8 Song Kol Lake

    Kyrgyz Fergana Valley - Song Kol Lake. On day 7 we drive to shimmering Song Kol Lake, where we base ourselves for the next two nights. We’ll stay in traditional yurts and experience the life of rural Kyrgyz people. There’s optional hiking and horse-riding in the area.

    Please note: In the low season we will be unable to stay at Song Kol Lake due to the adverse weather. Instead we will likely stay in yurts on the southern shore of Lake Issyk Kol.

    Meals: 2 Breakfast 2 Dinner

    Accommodation: Song Kol Lake

  • Day 9 Kochkor

    Song Kol Lake - Kochkor. Today we drive to the small village of Kochkor. We’ll stay in small, family-run guesthouses so you can get to know the local people. We also visit the village museum and a women’s felt making cooperative which produces shyrdaks - the felt carpets that Kyrgyzstan is known for. There’s also an optional outdoor folk concert and you can learn how to erect a yurt.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast 1 Dinner

    Accommodation: Kochkor

  • Day 10-11 Jeti Oguz Valley

    Kochkor - Jeti Oguz. On day 10 we have a scenic drive along the southern shore of Lake Issyk Kol and up into the mountains of the Jeti Oguz region. We’ll make a stop en route to watch a demonstration from a local eagle hunter, whose well-trained birds are used to catch wild animals for their skins and meat.

    The next day is free to explore this picturesque corner of Kyrgyzstan. Hike in the hills and mountains or opt for a horse-riding excursion with some local nomads. We’ll camp in the area for these two nights.

    Meals: 2 Breakfast 2 Lunch 2 Dinner

    Accommodation: Jeti Oguz

  • Day 12 Karakol

    Jeti Oguz - Karakol. Today we drive to the Russian-style town of Karakol, where the afternoon is free to explore. Perhaps pay a visit to the beautiful Russian Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast

    Accommodation: Karakol

  • Day 13-14 Chong Kemin Valley & Cholpon Ata

    Karakol - Chong Kemin. Leaving Karakol behind on day 13, we drive to the northern shore of Lake Issyk Kol to admire the ancient petroglyphs at Cholpon Ata. We then continue to the Chong Kemin Valley, our base for the next two nights.

    Day 14 is free to hike in the region or join an optional white water rafting excursion. There is also horse-riding available in the area. We plan to camp in Chong Kemin but if it's too cold or preferred by the group then we may be able to camp in the grounds of a guesthouse instead, or possibly upgrade to rooms.

    Meals: 2 Breakfast 2 Lunch 2 Dinner

    Accommodation: Chong Kemin

  • Day 15 Bishkek

    Chong Kemin - Bishkek. Board our overland truck for the final time today as we complete our journey to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan’s relaxed and charming capital. En route we’ll visit the impressive Burana Tower and there’s free time to relax or explore Bishkek at leisure. Perhaps head out to the colourful Osh Bazaar or explore Ala-Too Square - the central point of the city.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast

    Accommodation: Bishkek

  • Day 16 Bishkek

    Our adventure ends today. If you wish, speak to our Sales Team about booking extra accommodation in Bishkek in order to fully explore the city.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast

    Accommodation:

Inclusions

  • 15 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 10 dinners
  • 6 nights in hotels and guesthouses
  • 7 nights camping without facilities
  • 2 nights in a Yurt Camp
  • All necessary camping equipment (excluding sleeping bags)
  • Transportation in an overland expedition vehicle
  • Services of two crew (drivers/tour leaders) and local guides along the way
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Demonstration from a local eagle hunter in Jeti Oguz
  • Visit to the petroglyphs at Cholpon Ata

Accommodation

Simple hotels, guesthouses & camping

    Exclusions

    • International flights and visas
    • Items of a personal nature, additional meals and drinks
    • Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
    • Sleeping bag and roll mat - please bring your own for camping
    • Local payment - $420pp, paid in USD

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    Notes

    Age Policy

     18 and over. No upper age limit but anyone over 70 needs to complete a tour suitability form.

    Pricing Information

    "Guaranteed" refers to departures that are confirmed for departure. Pricing is Per Person.

    Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. These overland trips are designed for shared accommodation, whether camping or staying in hotels or hostels, and therefore do not involve a single supplement. Whilst the crew will do their best to accommodate couples travelling together in twin rooms, all our travellers should expect multi-share accommodation when staying in hostels, homestays or yurts, which may be mixed sex.

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