12 day itinerary Bishkek-Dushanbe main spots
Day1. Bishkek-Burana-Cholpon Ata
Meeting n a hotel. Make shopping in the nearest markets if necessary. Drive to historical Burana Minaret belonging to 13th century AD. Take photos of human shaped stone collection with their details.
Continue journey to Yssyk kul region, one of the famous touristic region. Arrive in Cholpon Ata,centre of Yssyk kul. Юз Overnight in a hotel or guest house.
Day2. Cholpon ata-Kara kol-Jeti Oguz-Skazka-Bokonbaeva
Today we are heading to one of the most prosperous destinations of Kyrgyzstan. On the way you can see many villages lcated on the shore of the lake. Reach Jeti Oguz Jorge. On the top of the hill you can see amazing view of mixed landscape of mountains,valleys,green fields and trees that gives you a unique picture like an artificial painting of landscape. Further short drive to Skazka (Fairy Tale Canyon). Hike up to the top of the mountains, you can see the whole valley from all the sides. The view is fascinating with a mixture of lake and a desert like canyon. Overnight in guest house in Bokonbaeva
Day 3. Bokonbaeva-Kochkor-Naryn
Today we cross from Yssyk kul region to one of the mountainous and highest regions of Kyrgyzstan Naryn area. The landscape changes from green and furtile to sandy mountainous part. There are less settlement and more lash valleys. Overnight in Naryn town.
Day4. Naryn- Song kul lake
Drive from Naryn to the one of highest crystal lakes Song kul. There you can experience a real nomadic Kyrgyz life. If you want you can ride a hore or camels around the lake, there are guides if necessary. Stay in Yurta.
Day5. Song kul lake-Kyzyl Oi-Suusamyr-Chychkan
Todays journey will head to the Northern side of the lake. Cross lash valleys of Naryn heading to Chui Region. We join the main road of Northern and South Kyrgyzstan. Overnight in Chychkan Gorge.
Day 6. Chychkan-Osh
Early morning you can walk around to take beautiful photos of the valley with pine trees. In the way there is an amazing Kara kul lake like a snake shape joining you for long distances. Early evening arrive in Osh town. It is a centre of Osh region the biggest city in South Kyrgyzstan.
Day 7. Osh sightseing -Tulpar kul lake
In the morning you have time till lunch exploring the old city Osh, Solomon's hill, cave museum pilgrims of Sulaiman's passed through this area, at the top of hill ponaramic views of city Osh, visit the local central market it is famous enough in the area Osh market, on Saturday and Sunday there animal market before departure quick visit animal market it will be good enough fun and experience for you, after lunch leave for Tulpar kol via Alai and Chon Alai valley, best scenery of TienShan and Pamir Alai high mountain transaction, Chiyirchik, Taldik,Katin Art passes are not high compare the passes tomorrow in Pamir, at that lower passes Kyrgyz people comes with their animals for summer pasture with yurts in the alp, stop for having conversations with that nomad people and taste the Horse milk, cow, yak milk products such as Airan, Kymyz, Kurut. There your driver will be attentionally look forward to catch the local ceremonies, festivals, horse game as Kokbooru. Get to Tulparkol yurt stay.BLD.
Day 8 Tulparkol- Karakul alp lake 3950-Murghab
In the morning take a walk around yurt camp have a beatiful scenery of peak ing and lakes sunrise views from up the hill behind the yurt, after breakfast leave to Pamir Karakul lake, today you'd cross the country borders, each border control will take half an hour, after Kyrgyz border rive up to Kyzyl art pass 4282 m, at the top of the pass welcoming sign of Tajikistan Pamir stop for photo, there also border control check points, across the border an half an hour you ll see the largest lake Karakul, enjoy the beatiful landscape of the area, there is a small village 800 people lives. Drive through second highest pass Akbaital 4655m, en route visit the First Russian fort belongs to 1873 years, before Russians came that building was a caravansarray during the Silk Road, at the top of pass have a break, photo and short hike, before getting Murghab you'd visit one of alp summer pasture Gumbezkol in the Pishart valley be there couple of hours see the yaks and be witness of of nomad life, then drive to Murghab town it is a capital town of the region, population 17000 , majority is Kyrgyz people. Overnight in home stay.
Day 9.Murgab-Bulunkul Yashil kul lakes-Langar
Leave Murgab early morning. First visit to Shakhty Cave the most ancient petroglyphs in Tajikistan, 8th century BC, Then continue driving to Bulunkul and Yashil Kul lakes. Admire the beauty of nature on the coast of these lakes surrounded by mountains. From the village leave for Wakhan valley via Khargush pass 4235m, through the Khargush pass from there to Langar you follow the Afghan border perhaps you'd see Afghan caravans across the Panjanj river, at lunch time get to Langar after lunch cimbing the hill for seeing the petroglyphs. On the rocks there are hundred of petroglyphs. Stay in Langar.
Fist we stop at Budda Stupa to see an ancient Buddist monastry, then a bit further we stop at Museum of Sufi Mubarakqadam and solar calendar.
Next stop is at Yamgchun Fort and Bibi Fatima hot spring there is a swimming pool have nice swim and relax at the beautiful gorge seeing the Hindu Kush high mountains. Continue your trip to Khorog via Garm chashma hotspring where you can swim in a hot water. Accomodate in Khorog guest house or hotel your wishes.
Day 11. Khorog to Khalaikum.
Today you ll have chance to see the Afghan poeple in the market if if is Saturday every Saturday in Khorog and in Ishkashim there is market between Tajik and Afghan's, before to leave Khalaikum visit the Afghan market for couple of hours early then unforgettable trip in your life. Get Khalaikum home stay or guest house
Day 12 Khalaikum to Dushanbe via Kulob.
In the morning and Dolores the small town Khalaikum after breakfast leave for Dushanbe via souther route Kulob the first 100km you have chance see the Afghan villages after Shurobod pass get to Kulob visit the historical sight of Mirsaidaali Hamodonie's museum and Madrassas complex, lunch in Kulob, next stop in Khulbuk there is a Khulbuk fortress belongs to the 9, 11 th centuries. Then to Dushanbe through Sharshar pass and tunnel top of the pass views of the Nurak dam, the lake is green color looks spectacularly scenery from the pass, welcome to Dushanbe capital city of Tajikistan.
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