Zijde route

IMG_0491Een 8 daagse reis waarin je de zijde route volgt naar Tash Rabat, aan de Chinese grens. Onderweg wordt de Buranatoren bezocht, zie je kort het Yssyk Kul en ga je bij nomaden in Son Kul overnachten. Tash Rabat is een zogenoemde caravan sarai, die in d 15 e eeuw aan de zijde route werd gebouwd als “wegrestaurant” met overnachting. Het is het grootste van steen gebouwde bouwwerk in Centraal Azië uit deze periode.
Er wordt nu overnacht in de joert.

Goed uit te breiden ( zie ook de Muras Tour en de Tien Shan tour), maar ook voor diegene die minder tijd hebben een prima reis om in korte tijd een stuk van de zijde route te ontdekken

Prijs:  810,- Euro p.p.   een groep van 4 personen.
1060,- Euro p.p.   een groep van 3 personen.

De beste tijd om te reizen:   naar wens


Day Route


Short description

1 Manas – Bishkek  900 m Arrival in Bishkek. After lunch a brief information about tour and places to be visited. Then Bishkek city tour – walking in the park, visiting open air gallery, historical museum etc.  Welcome dinner at a restaurant. Overnight stay in hotel.
2 Bishkek – Burana – Chyrpykty ca 1650m Breakfast, leaving for Chyrpykty village (220 km, 4 hours drive) on the northern shore of Issyk-kul lake. The tour includes a visit to the Burana Tower (15 km from the main road), an architectural complex dating back to 10 – 11th centuries (the Great Silk Road). Lunch en route. Arrive in the afternoon. Stay at home with a local family.
3 Chyrpykty – Kochkor – Son Kol Breakfast. Head to Son Kol, on the way visiting the biggest felt making shops “Altyn – Kol” and “Kyal” in Kochkor. Lunch in café. Arrive to Son Kol, the mountain lake on 3016 m altitude, afternoon. Overnight and dinner in the yurt.
4 Son Kol  3050 m Spend the day enjoying refreshing and well-earned rest at the lake side. Watching and/or participation in everyday life of shepherds: milking mares; making national milk products like kymyz (a fermented mare’s milk) or airan (a sour dense milk product); tending cattle. Eat a delicious lunch here, stroll along the lakeshore, and hope the legendary Song-Kol weather is kind.
5 Son Kol – Tash Rabat Breakfast, an early transfer to Tash – Rabat, Caravanserai (15th AD) which was constructed on the ancient trade route from Central Asia   to China and was a resting place for merchants, ambassadors, travelers. It is the largest Central Asian stone-built construction of that epoch. Lunch en route. Dinner and overnight in yurt camp.
6 Tash Rabat – Koshoi Korgon – Naryn After breakfast head to Koshoi- Korgon, an old fortress (9 12th AD) and museum. Then continue the trip to Naryn, the center of the oblast. Make city tour, visit local mosque, art gallery. Dinner is at cafe. Overnight is at guesthouse.
7 Naryn – Bishkek After an early breakfast leave for Bishkek. Lunch en route, arrive in Bishkek in the afternoon. Farewell dinner is at restaurant. Overnight in hotel.
8 Departure  Transfer to Airport and say goodbye to Kyrgyzstan!

The price includes all services such as full pension, transport and guidance from arrival at airport till departure, except for flight and alcoholic beverages.