Great expedition by the legendary roads of Central Asia
The main attractions of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan in the 24-day expedition. The inimitable beauty of the Alai Valley, the Pamir Highway, the alpine terraces of the Vakhan corridor along the border with Afghanistan, the hot springs of Garm Chashma, the amazing lakes of the Fann Mountains, Iskanderkul, high mountain passes, Song-Kol lake, waterfalls and gorges of the southern shore of Issyk-Kul lake, Kolsai Lakes, Charyn Canyon and much more in a unique expedition along the legendary roads of Central Asia.
Тransport Types: Toyota Land Cruiser 2007
Duration: 24 days, 23 nights
Accommodation Types: Homestay, yurts, guesthouses, hotels
Total Driving: 5500 km.
Group of 3-8 people.
Day 0. The day of the group gathering in Almaty. An acquaintance, discussion of the itinerary.
Day 1 (550 km). Departure to Bishkek. Passage of the border between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. In Bishkek, we gain the permits to the Alai valley. Further, we drive through the Suusamyr valley. Too Ashuu passes on top of which is a tunnel with a breathtaking panoramic view. Alabel-Pass (3150 m). Chichkan gorge, which is famous for trout fishing, strawberries, natural honey and a crystal clear mountain river. Accommodation in a guesthouse amid a pine forest.
Day 2. Excursions to the waterfall, Saz-Kel lake, walk in the Ashu-Bulak gorge, it will be possible to climb to the summit in the Ashu-Bulak gorge (height 3100 m) or in the Kazy-Jar gorge (height 3483 m).
Day 3 (450 km). After breakfast, we leave for Osh. We will visit the beach at the Toktagul reservoir, a minaret in the town of Uzgen, dated 11th century. Arrival in the southern capital of Kyrgyzstan - Osh. Accommodation in a guest house. Dinner in the local popular cafe.
Day 4 (250 km). Departure to the base camp on Lake Tulpar-Kol, on the way we will observe the majestic landscapes of Tien-Shan and Pamir. Pass Taldyk (3615m.), Sary-Tash, Sary-Mogol. Accommodation in a guest house or yurt camp. Overnight at Lake Tulpar-Kol is well suited for acclimatization, before going up to the Pamir tract.
Day 5 (280 km). Morning walk along the lake with a beautiful view of Lenin Peak. Breakfast in the camp. Passage of the border Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan, Kyzyl-Art Pass (4282 m). Lake Karakul, the pass Ak Baital (4655 m). Shorkul Lake and Rangkul, a mesmerizing view of the peak of Mustak Ata (7509 m) from the village of Rangkul. Arrival in Murgab. Accommodation in a guest house.
Day 6 (250 km). Sasykkol lake, Chukur-Kul lake, Karadara lake, Khargush pass (4235 m), Khargush lake, Zorkul lake, the main part of the road along the Vakhan corridor runs along a high terrace with dizzying serpentines and cliffs along the border with Afghanistan. On a clear day, we will see the peaks of the Hindu Kush peaks (over 7,000 m), the highest mountains of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Arrival in Langar. Accommodation in a guest house.
Day 7 (150 km). Drive to the city of Ishkashim. On the way we will visit the hot healing spring of Bibi Fatima. Visit to the fortress of Yamchun. The village of Zong, the fortress of Kaakha, Namadguti village. Arrival in Ishkashim, accommodation in a guest house.
Day 8 (130 km). We will drive along the Panj river to the city of Khorog. On the way, we will visit the hot springs of Garm Chashma. Arrival in Khorog, accommodation in a guest house.
Day 9 (260 km). Today we will visit the local bazaar and the Pamir Botanical Garden on the terraces of the river. Departure to Kalai-Khum. On all the way from Khorog, our way will lie along the high-water river Panj, and the majestic mountains of Tajikistan and Afghanistan will accompany us. Arrival in Kalai-Khum, accommodation in a guest house.
Day 10 (285 km). Today our way from Kalai-Khum to Dushanbe will run through two high mountain ranges - Vakhsh and Hazrati-Shokh. Through the pass of Khaburbad (3252 m) we are moving to the village of Tavildara along the Obikhingou river, in the vicinity of which there is one of the most beautiful valleys of the foothill Pamir. Arrival in Dushanbe. Hotel accommodation.
Day 11. Dushanbe. Bazaar Shohmansur, Victory Park on the hills, the National Museum of Antiquities of Tajikistan. cafe "Rohat". Independence Square, a grandiose monument to Ismail Somoni, Rudaki Avenue, Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12. (150 km). Departure to Iskanderkul lake in fabulously beautiful Fann mountains. The road to the lakes runs through the Anzob Pass (3,372 m) with stunning panoramic views. A waterfall 38 meters high, named Fann Niagara, is 40 minutes' walk from Lake Iskanderkul. We can visit the snake lake and a water spring called Panjchasma (five springs) with healing properties. The village of Sarytag, the night in the guest house.
Day 13-14. (70 km). Sarytag - Alpine camp Vertical-Alaudin. Walking around, beautiful Alaudin lakes, Lake Piala. Accommodation in tents, or in rooms of guesthouses.
Day 15. (580 km.) Early departure from the alpine camp. Ayni, Istaravshan. Kairakum reservoir. Isfara. The transition of the border Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan. Later arrival in Osh. Accommodation in a guest house.
Day 16. (450 km.) Osh - Song-Kol lake. Jalalabad, the most beautiful panorama of the Naryn river valley, fascinating views from the Kazarman pass, the Moldo-Ashuu pass, Sonkol lake. Accommodation in a yurt.
Day 17 (320 km). Morning walk along the shore of the lake. Breakfast in the camp. Kochkor, Salt Lake on the coast of Issyk Kul, the most beautiful beach behind the village of Aksay, Tamga. Accommodation in a guest house.
Day 18 (200 km). Breakfast. Gorge Barskoon. Waterfalls Bowl of Manas, Tears of the Leopard, Beard of the Aksakal. The Arabel Valley. Suek Pass. Return to Tamga, evening beach on the shore of Issyk Kul.
Day 19 (150 km). Tamga - Karakol. Hot springs in the Dzhuuku gorge. Zhety-Oguz Gorge, Waterfalls Devichye Spits. Karakol city. The Przewalski Museum. Cathedral, Dungan mosque. Accommodation in a guest house.
Day 20 (150 km). Karakol - Saty village. The mound complex of San Tash. Crossing the border of Kyrgyzstan - Kazakhstan. Karkara, Kegen. Visiting the unique lake of Kaindy. Transfer to Saty village. Accommodation in a guest house.
Day 21 (50 km). Kolsay lake. Walk along the picturesque path to the second Kolsay lake. Transfer to the village of Saty. Accommodation in a guest house.
Day 22 (400 km). Saty - Zharkent - Baschi settlement (Altyn-Emel National Park). On the way we will visit Charyn Canyon. The Zharkent mosque. Arrival in the village of Baschi, accommodation in a guest house.
Day 23 (250 km). Visit the Singing Dune. After lunch, we will visit the mountains of Aktau and Katutau. Accommodation in tents or guest house.
Day 24 (270 km). Departure to Almaty. In the evening dinner at the restaurant in honor of the completion of the expedition. End of the tour and farewell.
$ 98 per person per day - a group of 4-8 people
$125 per person per day - a group of 3-6 people
The course of contemplative therapy, where the healing balm is the divine beauty of nature in its almost pristine splendor.
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.
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.