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Issyk-Kul - Torugart Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 6 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 12 people
Destination(s): Kyrgyzstan  
Specialty Categories: Archeology/History   Cultural Journey  
Season: April - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 450 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 750 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Airport – Bishkek. Arrival to Bishkek, transfer to the hotel. Sightseeing tour: Oak Park, Ala-Too Square, Philharmonic hall, Statue of Manas, Victory Square. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 2: Bishkek – Issyk-Kul. In the morning transfer to Issyk-Kul Lake. En route visit Burana tower, which marks the original site of the Karakhanid town, Balasagun. Continue driving to Issyk-Kul. Arrival to Issyk-Kul, accommodation in a hotel on the North Shore of Issyk-Kul Lake.

Day 3: Issyk-Kul – Cholpon-Ata - Kochkor. Drive to Cholpon-Ata. Visit open-air art gallery of stone, said to date from 500 BC – 100 AD, they depict wolves, long-horned ibex, goats, horses, snow leopards, sacrifices and some hunting scenes. After lunch transfer to Kochkor. Dinner. Overnight in Kyrgyz family.

Day 4: Kochkor – Naryn. After breakfast you will experience the procedure of making felt carpets in Kochkor. Lunch. Transfer to Naryn. It is a long, thin town that straddles the fast flowing Naryn River and is set between high, steep cliffs. Naryn is located 200 km away from Chinese border and from ancient times travelers used to stop for a night in Naryn. Lunch and dinner in Naryn. Overnight in the guest house.

Day 5: Naryn – Tash-Rabat. In the morning transfer to Tash-Rabat towards the Chinese border. Tash Rabat, Caravan Saray 11th century, served as a fortress for travelers along the Great Silk Road. This is a carefully restored stone building. After lunch the excursion to Tash-Rabat. It is possible to have a horse back riding here. Dinner and overnight in yurts (Kyrgyzstan dwelling).

Day 6: Tash-Rabat - Torugart. Early in the morning transfer to Torugart border. At the end of the valley the road swings Eastwards around the southern tip of the At Bashi range and climbs towards Torugart pass. Arriving to the border. Crossing the border and meeting with Chinese tour company.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation
- Kyrgyzstan - full board
- Transportation throughout the whole trip. Driver has limited English knowledge
- English speaking guide
- Sightseeing tour programs, including entrance fees to museums
- Camera/video fees are not included and paid separately
- The procedure of making felt carpets in Kochkor
- Visa support.

Price Excludes:
- Hotel charges for additional services
- Single supplement
- Horse back riding
- Consular fees paid upon collection of the entrance visa to Kyrgyzstan
- Registration in Kyrgyzstan
- Chinese the visa support, visa and Chinese permission to cross Torugart border
- Chinese part
- International airfares
- Personal insurance and items not mentioned above.

About This Supplier
Location: Uzbekistan
Joined InfoHub: Feb 2008

M17750 is a network of internet based travel agencies in Central Asia, which provides hotel reservations and custom made tours to groups and individuals throughout the region. Our network is represented by independent travel agencies operating in Tashkent - Uzbekistan, Almaty - Kazakhstan and Bishkek - Kyrgyzstan. We...

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