Nomad life on the Great Silk Road Tour, 10 days, Kyrgyzstan

Nomad  Kyrgyz life on the Great Silk Road,  around Issyk-Kul lake, Song-Kul, Tash-Rabat


Day 1.  Bishkek 

Arrival to Bishkek early in the morning. Transfer and Check in to the hostel/guesthouse. Breakfast. One day trip to Ala-Archa National Park. Dinner. Overnight. (2200 m above sea level)

Day 2.   Bishkek - Bokonbaevo yurt camp, 250 km.

On the way to issyk-kul lake we will Visit Burana Tower (11th Century), one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites,  Lunch, - Fairytale canyon – Bokonbaevo yurt camp, near the lake. Dinner.

Day 3.  Bokonbaevo–Karakol, 260 km.

Bokonbaevo – Karakol. Lunch, Pravoslavik church, Dungan mosque. Jeti Oguz, the valley of seven bulls, Horse riding  to waterfall, jailoo Kok Jayik. Dinner. Overnight in Karakol.

Day 4 Karakol-Cholpon-Ata, 260 km.

Karakol - Petroglyphs in Cholpon Ata. Lunch. Open Air Museum. Dinner. Overnight.  (1,600 m above sea level).

Day 5. Cholpon-Ata - Song-Kul, 270 km.

Cholpon-Ata – Kochkor,  Lunch. Visit a felt carpet workshop, where you can not only buy souvenirs but make them yourself, on the way.  Song-Kul. You will taste the wilderness kytgyz nomadic life there. It will be possible to taste the Kyrgyz traditional drink kymyz (fermented mare’s milk), a pasture with the brightest stars and the most nomadic atmosphere. Water and sky seem to meet their. Yurt camp. (3,016 m above sea level)

Day 6. Song-Kul – Naryn, 160 km.

After breakfast we can horse riding around the Song-Kul. Lunch. Drive to Naryn.  Excursion to a Kyrgyz Art Gallery. Kyrgyz folklore programme in the evening. Homestay in Naryn (1,900 m above sealevel).

Day 7. Naryn - Tash-Rabat, 115 km

Tash- Rabat historic resting place on the Great Silk Road - the Tash-Rabat Caravan-Sarai (12th C), where the Silk Road travelers would stop by on their way to China. You can go for a short walk or a horse riding excursion and visit Kyrgyz shepherds who live in this area. Dinner. Overnight in a yurt camp. (2,800 m above sea level)

Day 8. Tash-Rabat – Torugart Pass, 150 km.

Transfer to the Kyrgyz-Chinese Border (150 km). You will cross the high point of this tour, the Torugart Pass. And of tours , who will go to China, for another  come  back to Bishkek. (4,010 m above sea level).  Torugart – Kochkor. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 9. Kochkor- Bishkek, 250 km.

Lunch. Free time. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 10. Bishkek

Breakfast. Bishkek city tour, free time. Dinner. Overnight. 

Day 11.  Departure, Drop off at the airport. 


Included services:
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Entrance fees (i.e. parks, events)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Accommodation (Hotel)
Transport: SUV 4x4
Payment Method

For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.