In the footsteps of nomads

In the footsteps of nomads

In the footsteps of nomads, Silk Road Tours.

Title of tour: In the footsteps of nomads 

Days / Nights: 8/7 

Overnights: Almaty, Karakol, Kochkor, Son Kul, Chon Kemin, Bishkek

Day 1: Almaty
Today you will arrive to Almaty and from airport you will transfer to the city. You will have today sightseeing tour. You will start exploring the main sight of the city such as Green Bazaar. This is interesting place where you can find various products and buy Souvenirs and fresh food. We promise that you will like it. Then you will head to the oldest Almaty parks - Panfilov Park. Along the way you will see the fascinating wooden buildings in the world − Zenkov Cathedral. Then you can see the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame. After you will continue tour with discovering the Medeo Gorge. This place is famous for the highest skating rink in the world.  Then you will get to amazing Kok-Tobe hill. There you will see the tallest TV tower in the world. You will have a chance to walk in Kok Tobe hill and feast your eyes upon panoramic views of the city. Don’t miss to capture it! We sure you will delight your travel!

Day 2: Almaty – Charyn – Kegen border – Karakol
This day you will begin with exploring the outstanding site of Kazakhstan – Charyn Canyon. Charyn canyon was formed 12 million years ago due to water, sun and wind with the help of mother nature. The height of the rocks reaches 150-300 meters. Here you can take photos and enjoy the panorama of the canyon. Do not miss the opportunity to walk through the "Valley of Castles", which attracts with its views, fabulous shapes and towers. The flora and fauna of the canyon is amazing. Then you will drive to Kyrgyz border and then to Karakol town. This night will be spent in guesthouse.

Day 3: Karakol – Jeti Oguz – Issyk Kul southern shore – Kochkor
The tour you will start with transferring to stunning Jeti Oguz gorge. You will be inspired by the amazing red rocks. There you will learn the legends and explore the red rock standing in one row. The gorge is translated as Seven Bulls. During the your you will see the Broken Heart Mountain. You will be surprised by the amazing panoramic views from the mountain top. It will take about 20 minutes. Then you will drive to Bokonbaevo village along the southern bank of Issyk Kul. You will meet today eagle hunter and he will inform you about the hunting with the help of eagle. He hunts hares and foxes. Night will be in the home stay.  

Day 4: Kochkor – Son Kul
This day you will transfer to fascinating lake Son Kul. This fabulous lake of Kyrgyzstan the second largest lake. This lake is surrounded by beautiful mountains and it is deliciously charming scenery. The lake is located at an altitude of 3016 meters and is rich in flora and fauna of rare plants. The lake will show you the virgin pastures where nomads settle in the summer and bring their cattle here for grazing. After arrival you will walk and explore the nature. Night you will spend in yurts covered with felt.

Day 5: Day 5: Son Kul – Kochkor – Chon Kemin
After breakfast you will drive to Kochkor village. Along rhe way you will be delighted by the charming mountains and mountain passes. This day you will drive via Kalmak Ashu pass of 3 225 meters high. During the tour you will meet the yaks, sheep and cows. After arrival you will have free time to spend with local families. The will tell you how to create the national felt carpet. Today you will have a chance to make your own felt carpet with your own style and decoration. Then you will visit a small handicraft museum there where you can find example of silver decorations, coats made of wolfs, horse saddle decorations, carpets and others. You will spend the night in a house of a Kyrgyz family.

Day 6: Chon Kemin – Bishkek
Today you will have amazing 3 hours of horse riding. This gorge is charming for its beautiful mountains and natural scenery. Your path will show you the way up the gorge, where you can see the beautiful mountains and forests. You can be inspired by the beauty of the gorge and take photos. You will be amazed by the beautiful panoramic view of the gorge. Then you will drive to Bishkek. During the tour you will have a chance to stop over Burana Tower that was built in 11 th century. You will learn here the ancient history. This is the sign of Great Silk Road. Thrn you will see the open air stone garden Balbals and learn that these stones made for heroes who fought for the freedom of their homeland. Further you will transfer to Bishkek, the overnight is in the hotel.

Day 7: Bishkek – Ala Archa – Bishkek
This day is dedicated to a wonderful city tour in Bishkek. You will see today amazing sites as Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic, and other places.  After that you will transfer to fascinating gorge Ala Archa. It is located 45 km from Bishkek. The Natural Park located on a spur of the Tien Shan mountain range. In Soviet times, the gorge was closed, but now local travelers enjoy the views of the gorge. You can walk along the gorge and take photos. Don't forget to see the beautiful panorama of the gorge. Then you will transfer to the capital of Kyrgyzstan and spend the night in the hotel.

Day 8: Bishkek – Airport
Morning transfer to airport.  

Transport in Kazakhstan:
02 pax – Sedan
04-10 pax– Mercedes Sprinter (14 seats)

Transport in KG:
02 pax – Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax – Mercedes Sprinter

Hotels 3*,
Price per person:
02 pax – 1 335 $
04 pax – 855 $
06 pax – 650 $
08 pax – 545 $
10 pax – 485 $
Single – 125 $

Early check-in – 25 $
Single early check-in – 45 $  

Hotels 4*,
Price per person:
02 pax – 1 390 $
04 pax – 910 $
06 pax – 705 $
08 pax – 600 $
10 pax – 540 $
Single – 150 $

Early check-in – 40 $
Single early check-in –70 $  

Half board – 115 $
Full board – 225 $


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
      Almaty – “Kazakhstan” Hotel 3* / “KazZhol” Hotel 4*
      Karakol – “Karagat” Hotel 4* or “Green Yard” Guesthouse
      Kochkor – Homestay
      Son Kul – Yurts (4 pax in 1)
      Chon Kemin – Homestay
      Bishkek – “Discovery” 3* or “Garden” 4*/ “Plaza” Hotel 4*
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
- Horse riding in Chon Kemin gorge 

Service does not include:
- Meals
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support

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