Kyrgyzstan

Fabled Kyrgyzstan offers some of the most spectacular scenery in Central Asia and is a delight for the visitor to explore. The land of the nomad forming the link between China and the rest of the Silk Road, Kyrgyzstan culture retains many of its ancient traditions. This is the land to stay in a Yurt amongst nomads, marvel at a display traditional hunting with Eagles or simply enjoy the breath taking scenery of the Tien Shan mountains. Our private tours are designed by experts to exactly suit your interests and provide the perfect holiday for you.

Our Expertly Designed Holidays To Kyrgyzstan

• Bishkek • Ala Archa Canyon • Besh Tash • Aksu Djabagly • Turkestan • Almaty
A rich exploration of the fascinating scenery and fascinating culture of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan

11 Days
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Kyrgyzstan Explorer

• Bishkek • Ala Archa Canyon • Cholpan Ata • Djety Oguz Gorge • Son Kul Lake
An immersive exploration of the fascinating culture and stunning scenery of beautiful Kyrgyzstan

9 Days
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Tashkent to Bishkek

• Khiva • Ashgabat • Gonur Depe • Bukhara • Samarkand • Turkestan • Taraz • Cholpan Ata • Karakol • Son Kul Lake
Explore along the Silk Road of Central Asia with a fascinating trip including staying amongst local nomads

22 Days
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Kyrgyzstan Highlights

Stunning Son Kul Lake is the second largest in Kyrgyzstan and sits at an altitude of 3016 metres and covers an area of 270 sqkms. The lake is only accessible by 4WD vehicles from mid-June to mid-September which is when the Kyrgyz nomads take their herds to the high pastures and set up camp. Staying in a yurt amongst the nomads is a highlight of any trip to Kyrgyzstan and offers the opportunity for excellent walks or horse rides around the lake enjoying its beautiful setting surrounded by the mountains.

Located in a gorgeous setting at an altitude of 1,600 metres surrounded by the Tien Shan mountains Lake Issy Kul is the largest in Kyrgyzstan covering some 6,236 sqkms. The lake was a popular holiday location during Soviet times and today many of the lake front hotels have been refurbished offering excellent places to stay for a few days. Interesting stops around the lake include the town of Cholpan Ata located on its north shore where some 2,000 ancient petroglyphs lie in an open air museum and Karakol, on the lake’s eastern shore, where a wooden mosque built without any nails can be found.

The picturesque region of Arslanbob lies in the west of Kyrgyzstan close to the Ferghana valley and is home to 11,000 hectares of walnut forest – the largest in the world. The origins of the forest are uncertain though it appears to have already been established when Alexander The Great visited the region, exporting some back to Greece where they formed the basis of European plantations. The walnut groves are located in a larger forest of some 60,000 hectares which offer excellent walks to hidden waterfalls through stunning scenery.

The 15th century Tash Rabat caravanserai is a true relic of the Silk Road located in a high valley (3,500m altitude) on the north side of the At-Bashy mountain range. The stone built structure, which may have started out as a Nestorian church, is half buried in the hillside and in a remarkable state of preservation and the ghosts of caravans crossing the nearby Torugart Pass from China can truly be felt. With its stunning location Tash Rabat caravanserai is one of the most beautiful sights in Kyrgyzstan.

Djety Oguz in Kyrgz means seven bulls, is home an extraordinary formation of red sandstone cliffs that are said to resemble seven bulls and have become something of a national symbol. Various legends surround the formation including that they were seven raging bulls immobilised by the gods to prevent them terrorising the locals. The valley, which is located 25kms west of Karakol, is also home to a number of hot springs which are said to have therapeutic properties. During the summer nomads set up yurts offering the visitor the chance to stay and experience nomad life.

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