Mountain Kingdoms of Kyrgyzstan

Mountain Kingdoms of Kyrgyzstan information and booking

from
$1855
  • Duration
    16
    days
  • Physical rating
    6
  • Culture Shock
    6
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Schedule Details

Departs from
Bishkek
Accommodation
Bush camp (no facilities), Guesthouse, Homestay, Hotel, Yurt
Group Size
Maximum of 21 travellers per group
Transportation
Overland vehicle
Important Notes
1.This trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights. 2. Please note this Intrepid trip is operated by our experienced local partners Dragoman Overland. Your departure will be run in a Dragoman vehicle with a Dragoman crew.

Highlights

Wander the wide streets of Bishkek, Soak up the charming atmosphere of Karakol, Go hiking in Jeti-Oghuz Valley, Live the nomadic life and overnight in a yurt, Admire the imposing Kyrgyzstan mountains, Shop for Soviet memorabilia in Tashkent

Tour description provided by Intrepid

Get right off the beaten track on this challenging tour into Central Asia's mountainous hinterland. Beginning in Bishkek, we travel through Chong Kemin and the imposing Kyrgyzstan mountains. From the high country we head through Jeti-Oghuz Valley, experiencing local life on a homestay and exploring the lush pastures of the Fergana Valley, before finally reaching the quirky capital of Uzbekistan, Tashkent. If an outside-of-the-box travel adventure through 'the Stans' is what you're after - then this is it.

Itinerary

Day 1 Bishkek
Soak up the relaxed charm of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan's capital. Wander through its wide streets and admire its wealth of handsome houses.
Days 2-3 Chong Kemin Valley & Ala Archa Gorge
Set off on a leisurely hike along Chong Kemin River. Or if feeling adventurous, perhaps tackle one of the tough 4000 m passes.
Day 4 Karakol
Enjoy the remote, picturesque town of Karakol, complete with quaint tree-lined streets and colonial houses.
Days 5-6 Jeti-Oghuz Valley
Hike through dramatic canyons and sandstone cliffs in Jeti-Oghuz Valley
Day 7 Kochkor
Enjoy more traditional Kyrgyz hospitality on a homestay in Kochkor village.
Days 8-9 Song Kul Lake
Stay in traditional yurt accommodation and experience nomad life in the lush pastures surrounding the beautiful Song-Kol Lake.
Days 10-12 Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
Spend a leisurely three days journeying through the stunning mountains and lakes of Kyrgyzstan's Fergana Valley.
Day 13 Arslanbob
Make tracks across the Ferghana Valley to Arslanbob.
Day 14 Fergana City
Enter Uzbekistan and see the palace of the former Khan of Kokand.
Days 15-16 Tashkent
Arrive in Tashkent, the final stop on this tour. Shop for fresh produce at the Chorsu Bazaar and perhaps grab some Soviet paraphernalia from a market.