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Nomads of The Great Silk Road
Combined Kyrgyzstan-China tour

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Duration: 7 days, 6 nights
Kind of route: motor coach and airway tour
Season: middle of June - middle of October

Travel itinerary: Bishkek - Son-Kul - Naryn - Tash-Rabat - Torugart - Kashgar - Urumqi

During only some days we show you the essence of Kyrgyzstan: nomads life, architecture of Soviet style and - as an impressing contrast - "The Eastern Turkestan" of China as an essential part of The Great Silk Road. Those days will be filled with new impressions, you have the unique opportunity to experience as much of these lands as possible - a crossover trip!

Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek in the early morning, transfer to the hotel. Time to rest, then a city sightseeing tour including: Ala-Too Square, Philharmonic, Statue of Manas, Victory Square, etc Lunch. Continue city tour and free time. Dinner in restaurant, accommodation in the hotel.

Day 2: After breakfast we start our drive to Lake Son-Kul, where on the way we have lunch in Kochkor, a small, very likeable town. Evening arrival, traditional dinner. Overnight in yurts.

Day 3: After breakfast you experience on your own the traditions of the nomads (yurts, felt carpets, kymyz), after lunch in our yurt we drive on to Naryn. Evening arrival. Dinner, overnight in a comfortable guest house.

Day 4: Early in the morning head for Tash-Rabat, the old, very well-preserved caravanserai of the Great Silk Road. Sightseeing around, then go on to the Kyrgyz-Chinese border Torugart. (As an option, if you don't like getting up very early, we can leave out Tash-Rabat and directly go to the border). Travelers are met on the border, then further transfer on down to the Chinese Custom first. It takes about 1 hour to pass over the Chinese Customs. Then continue your driving and move into Kashgar. Over night in one of 2 star level Hotel. Distance from the border to Kashgar is about 180 km. Road condition is good enough for bus driving. It normally takes about 7 hours to get Kashgar by driving from the border.

Day 5: Take a ride by bus to do sightseeing and excursions: take a local taxi - Donkey Cart to visit the Abahja Family Tombs, Hat market. Then visit a local family, share a delicious lunch with this family at lunch; take a ride by bus to visit the Grand Atigar Mosque after lunch, take a walk in the Handcrafts Lanes. Leave for the airport in the evening in order to catch up your flight CZ6802 which departure at 22:20 PM. This flight takes you about one 1 and 40 minutes. As soon as you arrive at Urumqi, further transfer to one of 3 star level hotel for night.

Day 6:: It takes about 2 hours by driving to take you to the Heavenly Lake. As soon as you get there, take a boat tour on this beautiful lake. After enjoying a Kazak tasty lunch in a yurt restaurant, return to Urumqi. Visit the Xinjiang Historical Museum, climb up to the top of the Red Hill Park to get the bird views of this whole capital city, take a walk in the famous Minority Street, enjoy a splendid local singing and dancing performance at your banquet dinner in the Grand Xinjiang International Bazaar. Take a walk in the biggest Night Food Market after all.

Day 7: Leave for the airport to catch up your international flight to leave away from Urumqi. All services end.

Day 8: AM visit Sulaiman's Throne and lunch in town. Free time, trip to airport for evening flight to Bishkek. Dinner in restaurant, accommodation in hotel.

Accommodation in Kyrgyzstan:
City Type A
Bishkek Asia Mountains Guest House (**+)
Lake Son-Kul Yurt camp
Naryn "Celestial Mountains" Guest House**

Kyrgyz price includes: Kyrgyz price does not include:
  • Accommodation as mentioned above;
  • Accommodation as mentioned above;
  • Full board as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 or 2 guide(s): English- or German-speaking;
  • Transport throughout Kyrgyzstan;
  • Entrance fees, excursions, as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities;
  • Flight ticket to / from Kyrgyzstan;
  • Alcoholic or soft drinks;
  • Souvenirs, shopping, personal expenses;
  • Fees in connection with photography;
  • Tips to personnel.

Chinese price includes: Chinese price does not include:
  • All the transportation listed in the program;
  • All the accommodation listed in the program;
  • All the entrance fee for sightseeing and excursion listed in the program;
  • Daily 3 meals during your trip in China;
  • Permission for Torugart Pass;
  • Visa supporting service;
  • Insurance service specially against any sudden accidents during your trip in China.
  • Domestic airfare (Kashgar/Urumqi) 165 US$ per person*;
  • All the personal expenses during your trip;
  • Any extra costs, any expenses caused by roadblocks, climate and accidents, etc;
  • International airfare and airport taxes;
  • Normal insurance and medical evacuation charges;
  • Tips, hard and soft drinks, laundry, postage, telephone calls, anything not specified above.
*Domestic airfare 165 US dollars/person +1 tour-leader is FOC.

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We hope you like the program and assure you that we are absolutely open to any suggestions to increase the range of our services for the entire satisfaction of our clients and are happy to meet your special requirements.

You can alter the duration of your tour and places of visits by adding one of the extensions. Our tour operator will work closely with you or your travel agent to carefully prepare an itinerary based on your stated interests.

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