Welcome to Osh

Aside from the city itself and the interesting outdoor opportunities nearby, Osh is also a launch or arrival point for travellers to/from China, for transiting from Uzbekistan's Fergana Valley, or for accessing Tajikistan's memorable Pamir Highway. Inexpensive international flights can also make it a savvy gateway to Central Asia.

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$900 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Tajikistan Discovery Tour- The Kyrgyz Nomadic Lifestyle

Visit the summer pasture (locals call it “jailoo”) and experience the traditional ethnic Kyrgyz nomadic lifestyle. Spend your days with locals walking or riding horses, donkeys, and yak. Then, relax near cold, clear streams. Join the shepherds as they follow their flocks of sheep, yak, and goats across the expansive landscape. Test your skills while baking local bread, and milking yak. Later, spend your nights in local homestays or authentic Kyrgyz yurts. The tour will take you from Osh City in Kyrgyzstan to KaraKul Lake to Murghab in Tadjikistan to Job Borluk and back to Osh City.Day 1 Leave Osh City early in the day and travel by car to Tulpar Kol, a beautiful mountain lake where you’ll get a chance to get used to the altitude while taking in the wonderful views.Day 2 Early in the morning travel by car to KaraKul Lake, located in the Tajik National Park in the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan. You’ll stop for a short break in and enjoy lunch around the areas. After, drive to Murghab, where you’ll spend the night in the home of a local family.Day 3Start your day with a visit to the local bazaar in Murghab before stopping for a traditional lunch at a yurt café. After lunch, drive from Murghab to Jol Borluk jailoo, keeping your eyes peeled for yak, sheep, and old tombs on the way. From the side of Rang-Kul village, you may even be able to see the top of Mustak Ata peak, over 7,500 meters tall! A trail in the gorge takes you up to the hill where you will be greeted by a stunning view of beautiful pastures. Descend the hill and cross the river to reach the local pasture. Observe and experience the daily routine of the nomads living there. Walk up to the hills around the jailoo and visit the yurts. Then, join women from the community and learn how to make bread in a special local oven called a “kazan.” Enjoy lunch in the yurt with fresh bread and butter. Later, spend the night in the yurt.Day 4 After an early breakfast, see how the locals milk yak and sheep before giving it a try yourself! Special boots and aprons will be available if needed. After enjoying some fresh yak milk with the families, learn how to use the separator to turn the milk into “kaymak,” the most delicious local butter! After lunch, go for a walk or ride a donkey, horse, or camel on the jailoo. Then, have a picnic with a tasty traditional meal. Later, return to a homestay for the night in Murghab.Day 5 Early in the morning, it’s time to leave for Osh! Stop in several places along the way, like Karakul village for lunch and Chiyirchik to taste horse milk. Later, spend the night at Ethno Hotel in Osh.Day 6 Return to the airport for your departure.Revenue from this experience will be invested in the construction of a new kindergarten in Murghab as well as training seminars for local service providers.

$65.05 Day Trips & Excursions

Osh City Tour

Take a 2 days tour to second largest city and "southern capital" of Kyrgyzstan  - Osh city and to see all its most famous sights.First, transfer to the airport for local flight to Osh. After arrival and hotel check in, the city sightseeing tour in Osh will take place.You will visit the Central Square and “Big Lenin” statue, Soviet mosaics, murals, and public art, the Russian Orthodox Church, the WWII and Chernobyl memorials, the Major architecture along Lenin Street, the Navoi Park, the Love Park, the Alymbek Datka Park and also the holy mountain Suleiman-Too. For travelers these parks not only are pleasant places to walk and relax surrounded by trees and green space, but they also are great places to engage with and meet locals who are out with their families and friends enjoying the games, tea houses, and walking paths of the parks.You will have lunch in the local cafe and after you will visit the major sight - the holy mountain Suleiman-Too and the museum inside the mountains. Suleiman-Too is also a tangible heritage of UNESCO. Inside the museum you will find out more about the lives of people of that time which were found during the archeological works. Also there is a Park of Alymbek datka located at the base of Sulaiman-Too Mountain, the Alymbek Datka park represents a complex of activities and things to do and places to eat. Today it is an exhibition about 19th-century Kyrgyz heroes Alymbek and Kurmanjan Datka (she is considered a hero of freedom for Kyrgyz women). The Alymbek Datka Park is also a popular place for wedding photoshoots, so if you’re lucky you might catch sight of a colorful local wedding. In the evening you will have the chance to participate in the Plov cooking master-class. Learn the traditions and specifics of Osh plov and enjoy the dinner.On a second day in the early morning drive to Uzgen city you will visit a Silk Road Mausoleum, which consists of three mausoleums conditionally named Northern, Middle and Southern. These monuments are considered the classics of Karakhanid epoch. There the governors of Karakhanid dynasty are buried. After taking in the historical Silk Road sites in Uzgen, seek out the story behind Uzgen Rice. Visit traditional rice factory and see how the red rice is grown.  Lunch in the local cafe. After returning to Osh, you will go to the Jayma Bazaar for shopping  before flight back to Bishkek. One can find everything there: food products, clothing, household goods, textiles, souvenirs and even a cattle market. And what is more, it has been operating on the same place over 2,000 years, since the time when Osh was crossed by one of the branches of the legendary Silk Road. Transfer to airport, arrival and transfer to Bishkek.

$64.50 Day Trips & Excursions

Osh City walking tour with Lepeshka making masterclass

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Osh New Mosque, OshYou will have absolutely memorable day with the Osh city with over 3000 years history! Experience the southern capital of Kyrgyzstan culture and traditions.You will start your tour with Lepeshka making master-class. Early in the morning streets of the city start to smell with hot national bread baked in the stone oven called Tandyr. You will experience all the process of the dough making, graving it with the special tool, putting in the oven and taking out. You will try the hot bread, even though it is persive unhealthy, local people think about it as a local “delicates” when it’s just taken out.After the master-class you will head to the Central Square and one of the largest statues in the world “Big Lenin” statue. The Lenin Monument in Osh will attract the attention of those who interested in the history of the Soviet period. Further, you will continue to the Zadnepetrovsky square, known as the "Complex of Memorials", you will also visit Navoi park watching there local aksakals sitting and playing chess and enjoying green tea, which they love the most. You will dive into the atmosphere of oriental bazaar in Osh city too. “Zhaima” is the biggest eastern market in the city, stretched for a kilometer along the western bank of the Ak-Bura River. You will find everything you want: food, clothes, household goods, textiles, souvenirs, and even cattle. You will watch the process of barging and even try it yourself. In the afternoon you will spend the time visiting local Russian Orthodox Church named after the Archangel Michael, and established in 1877, and then enlarged in 1909. Nowadays is one of the essential attractions of the city.While walking from one to another sights you will observe the local life, symbolism of Soviet Union times, saved in Murals on the buildings and learn the history of the city, which also was a part of the Great Silk Road.You will have lunch in the local cafe. Start the second part of Osh city walking tour with Asaf ibn Burhia Mausoleum.Then you will continue to another famous place of Muslim pilgrimage - the Mausoleum of Asaf ibn Burkhia located at the southeastern foot of the sacred mountain Sulaiman-Too. A mausoleum named after the Tsar Sulaiman's vizier. According to legend, he bequeathed to bury himself at the foot of this mountain.We recommend to complete the tour with the visit to the holy mountain - Sulaiman-Too before evening. Sulaiman-Too Mountain dominates the surrounding landscape of the Fergana Valley and forms the backdrop to the city of Osh. In medieval times Osh was one of the largest cities of the fertile Fergana valley at the crossroads of important routes on the Central Asian Silk Road system, and Sulaiman-Too was a kind of lighthouse for travelers.Sulaiman-Too is also famous by its historical museum, different sights on the mountain of pagan and tengrian religious movement, different caves and as well as Sulaiman-Too Mosque with observation deck from the top of the mountain.The Takhti – Sulaiman mosque is located in Osh city, on top of the Sulaiman-Too mountain, towering in the city centre. Tahti - means Suleiman’s throne. The ruler of the state of Moghulistan Sultan Mahmud-Khan built the mosque at the end of the 15th-century. According to ancient legends the prophet, Sulaiman prayed on the site of a stone slab, and Sultan Mahmud Khan built a cell for himself on this place. Later the cell became a mosque.End of Osh city walking tour with the beautiful views of the city from the top of Sulaiman-Too and sunset watching.Duration: 5 hours

$687 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Silk Road tour in Kyrgyzstan

Day 1. Our guide will meet you at the airport or pick you up from the hotel. You will start you tour directly from it. Your first stop will be the Burana Tower - the ancient silk road minaret, which is a heritage of UNESCO and Kyrgyzstan nowadays. You will stop also in Kochkor village to visit openbazaar there.The destination of the first day will be the mountain lake Song-Kul. The lake lies on the Tian Shan mountains plain surrounded by meadows. You will stay in the Yurt-Camp for overnight to try the nomadic style and Kyrgyz culture.Day 2. Lunch at Yurt camp and transfer to one more point of the Silk Road - caravanserai Tash Rabat. The road will take about 4,5 hours. You will arrive late in the evening. Have dinner and overnight stay at Yurt camp. Day 3. After the breakfast you will have excursion at Tash-Rabat. Caravanserai is a roadside house where travelers (caravaners) could rest. After the lunch you will continue your trip to another Silk Road sights in Osh Region. You will stop at one more picturesque place - Kazarman. Have dinner and overnight at the Guest house/ Yurt Camp.Day 4. After early breakfast and check out you will drive to Jalal-Abad city. You can visit  one of Kyrgyzstan's most intriguing and inaccessible sights - Saimaluu-Tash. Saimaluu-Tash rock paintings gallery listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site and now under its protection. Arrival to Jalal-Abad have dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.  Day 5. After the breakfast departure from the hotel to Arslanbob. Excursion to the forest. Arslanbob is a large walnut forest located in the mountains of the Ferghana and Chatkal ranges, in the Jalal-Abad region, at an altitude of 1700 meters. Near to Arslanbob there is a village, you can see village life in Kyrgyzstan. A short walk from the village center is a small waterfall (23 meters). Arslanbob is also famous for meteoritic lakes appeared there long time ago. Return to the CBT guest house, dinner and overnight stay.Day 6. You will be driven to Osh city, passing by Uzgen city. Uzgen is a small city in southern Kyrgyzstan, located 34 miles from Osh. Uzgen is one of the oldest cities in Kyrgyzstan, as it was founded in the first or second century BCE as a trading post on the Silk Road. You will visit mausoleum, several ruins of a fortress, graves, landmarks and the tower that reaches 44 m high. After excursion and lunch in Uzgen city you will be transferred to Osh city. Check-in in the hotel, rest and free time. Dinner on your own. Overnight stay in the hotel.Day 7. In the morning after breakfast,visit famous waterfall Abshir-Ata, and do hiking. After lunch visit “Great Silk Road” museum preserver. The reserve includes the mausoleum of Asaf ibn-Burkhia and Takhti-Sulaiman mosque, and the Jami Rawat Abdullakhan Mosque and Kurmanjan Datka Museum. Day 8. Departure back home early in the morning.

$55 Cultural & Theme Tours

Islamic Heritage in Delhi with Halal Food

Pick up will be provided from your hotel/airport in Delhi & our guide immersed in the local history and culture of Old Delhi will brief you about the secrets to be unravelled. Our first point of interest is "Jama Mosque", Towering over Old Delhi, the magnificent façade of Jama Masjid stands as the reminder of Mughal architecture. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, the Masjid-i Jah?n-Num? (meaning Mosque commanding view of the world) was his final architectural opus. On the other hand, the popular name, Jama Masjid is derived from the word 'Jummah', referring to the congregational prayer observed by Muslims on Fridays. Built from red sandstone and white marble, the edifice dominates the skyline of the busy Chawri Bazar in central Delhi and is considered the largest mosque in India.  Moving on to next stop "Nizamuddin Dargah" said to be the Sufi cultural centre of India. be surprised to see equal number of Hindu and Islamic devotees here praying together in this holy place, Such was magic of Sufi saints who bring together different religious backgrounds and maintain harmony in this cultural vivid land called India. Our last stop is Dargah of Saint "Qutubuddin Bkhtiyar Kaki", The Sufi saint Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki lies in eternal rest in the shadows of Qutb Minar deep inside the labyrinth of Mehrauli in southern Delhi. Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki was a Muslim Sufi mystic, saint and scholar of Chishti order. He was born in Osh, in Fargana Valley (present day Kyrgyzstan) in 1173. End this tour with a mouthwatering Halal Delicacy in a famous typical restaurant run by traditional cook family of Muslims. Drop back will be provided to your hotel.

$625 Cultural & Theme Tours

Travel to the southern part of the country through the endless mountains

Day 1:  Our tour starts early in the morning – for the first day we will have to drive more than 600 km and spend about 12 hours on the road. After leaving Bishkek we will go far to the South part of the country to the small village Arkyt, located near the nature reserve Sary-Chelek. Through the longest tunnel in the country we will get to the Suusamyr valley, and then – through the Ala-Bel pass to the Chychkan gorge. We will arrive to our destination in the late afternoon. After accommodation in the guest house you will have dinner and rest after a long road.Day 2: After breakfast, we will go to the beautiful mountain lake – the heart of the Sary Chelek nature reserve. The road to the lake is very beautiful! Since we will spend all day in the reserve, we can make many stops in the most beautiful places. There are 7 different lakes in the reserve and we can explore a few of them! Since mobile communication is not working in the reserve, we can’t order lunch, but the guide will prepare a small picnic – tea and sandwiches in such a wonderful place! In the evening we will return to the guest house in Arkyt.Day 3: After breakfast, we will go further into the depth of the country – to the village  Arslanbob. It is located among the largest walnut forest in Central Asia. Arslanbob is not similar to other villages that we have seen before – it seems that we lost our way and came not to Kyrgyzstan, but to another country. This is an amazing experience! After lunch, we will go on excursion to the big waterfall, small waterfall and walnut forest, which offers a beautiful view of the whole Arslanbob. We will return to the guest house in the late afternoon, have dinner and go to rest.Day 4: Today we will go to the southern capital of Kyrgyzstan – Osh city. We will arrive in Osh in the afternoon, and after the accommodation at the hotel we will go for lunch. After lunch, we will visit the main attraction of the city – Sulayman-Too mountain. Sulayman-Too is equipped with excellent observation platforms, climbing to which we will see a panorama of the whole city. The evening will be pleasant and full of walks. We will return to the hotel after dinner.Day 5: Return to Bishkek. Again more than 600 kilometers and about 12 hours on the road. It will be a long day, but despite the fact that we will return on the same path, the view from the window will be new, already familiar places will open from a new side, and it will make our day intresting! Lunch and dinner will be in roadside cafes. We will return to Bishkek at night. After the tour we can take you to the hotel or directly to the Manas airport (without additional payment).