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Osh-Bishkek Tour

5 days

≈ $290 per day

$1 451

COUNTRY

Kyrgyzstan

STARTS / ENDS IN

Osh / Bishkek

DESTINATIONS

4 (Osh, Dzhalal-Abad, Chychkan gorge, Bishkek)

TOUR TYPE

Adventure

TOUR GROUP

Any day

START DATE

01 February 2019

END DATE

05 February 2019

SEATS LEFT

7+

AGE RANGE

1 to 79 year olds

Guide's Language

  • English

Available Months

  • January
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Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Osh

    After breakfast you will explore Osh city and Uzgen region. You will visit during the day: the Central Square and “Big Lenin” statue. One of the largest Lenin statues in the world the Lenin Monument in Osh should draw anyone interested in Soviet history.

    Also, the holy mountain Suleiman-Too. All historical significance of Osh is concentrated on the Sulaiman-Too mountain, around which this ancient city is located. Its name is associated with the name of the legendary prophet and King Solomon, who according to the traditions prayed on the top of this mountain. The mosque on the top of Sulaiman-Too, is built by the great Babur-the founder of the empire of the Great Moguls. At the foot of the mountain there is numerous historical buildings: medieval mosques and mausoleums, and in the caves of the mountain itself there is a unique historical museum built in the Soviet years. Sulaiman-Too is the most important Muslim shrine in Central Asia.

    Next stop at the mausoleum of Asaph ibn Burhiya was built in the 18th century in the traditions of the Fergana architectural school. During its existence, the building was restored with the means of wealthy citizens of Osh and Andijan. Scientists do not believe that earlier on the territory of the mausoleum there was a cult structure, dating back to the 10th-12th centuries.

    After Osh city tour, you will drive towards Uzgen region to visit mausoleum and local market.

    Uzgen is one of the most ancient cities of Central Asia, numbering more than two millennia. Originated in the II-I centuries. BC. as the centre of trade on the way from the Fergana Valley to Kashgar. There is a minaret with a height of 44 m, built in the early 12th century, when the city was the capital of the dynasty of the Karakhanids.
    In the evening you will have the chance to participate in the Plov cooking master-class. Learn the traditions and specifics of Osh plov and enjoy the dinner.

    Return and Overnight at local guest house.

  • Day 2
    Osh

    In the morning after breakfast you will visit famous waterfall Abshir-Ata. The whole day is dedicated to Abshir-Ata, because the way from Osh takes about 2 hours.

    Abshir-Ata is primarily known for its 15- meter waterfall, which is remarkable because it flows from a small karst cave directly in the rock. This place is located 70 kilometres from the city of Osh.
    Since ancient times, this waterfall was considered a sacred place, because of its unusual nature — on the territory of Kyrgyzstan there are practically no waterfalls flowing directly from the rocks.

    Arrival in the hotel.
    Have dinner and overnight.

  • Day 3
    Dzhalal-Abad

    Arrive to Djalal Abad, after check in formalities start your trip to Aslanbob

    Time to explore the area. Arslanbob is a large walnut forest located in the mountains of the Ferghana and Chatkal ranges, in the Jalal-Abad region, at an altitude of 1700 meters. This is the largest walnut forest in the world and one of the most amazing places in Kyrgyzstan. Near to Arslanbob there is a village, you can see village life in Kyrgyzstan. A short walk from the village centre is a small waterfall (23 meters). Opposite the waterfall there is a small cave, known as the Cave of the Forty Angels, where a holy woman lived, to which people came with various requests. Further there is another waterfall and the Holy Lake, where hiking and horse- riding tours are organized. Lunch in the village or can make lunch box.

    18:00 depart to hotel, dinner and overnight.

  • Day 4
    Chychkan gorge

    In the morning after breakfast, you will start your trip towards Chychkan gorge

    The average height of the gorge is 2200 meters. This is a great place to relax, picnic or a short walk through the wooded slopes of the mountains. A turbulent river flows along the bottom of the gorge, which flows into the Toktogul reservoir, but is filled with numerous streams that flow down from the slopes of the mountains after the melting of the mountain snows. Also, there are several small lakes in the gorge, which are located at an altitude of 3000 meters.
    In the evening you will arrive and have dinner, check in

  • Day 5
    Bishkek

    In the morning after breakfast you start your trip to Bishkek city, through two mountain passes Alabel’ and Too Ashuu.

    Too-Ashuu-this is a car pass that connects the Chui valley with Suusamyr. Too-Ashuu is one of two automobile passes on the Kyrgyz ridge. The pass is notable for its steep serpentine and amazing views that open from it. The highest point of the pass is at an altitude of 3400 meters. The northern and southern slopes in the upper part of the pass are connected by a tunnel, the length of which is 2.2 kilometers.

    Alabel’ pass is located at an altitude of 3175 m above sea level in Talas Ala-Too. The pass connects Suusamyr valley and Chichkan valley. The ascent and descent from the pass are rather gentle. Around the pass, there are mountains covered in snow in winter, so at this time the surrounding landscape resembles a white desert. Behind the pass there is a wonderful view of the alpine meadows, which during the flowering period are full of herbs and spread just a magical fragrance. In parallel to the road, the rapid river Chychkan flows.

    Optionally after arrival to Bishkek you will have Bishkek city tour including
    Old Square, Ballet Theater, Oak Park, Monument of Kurmanjan-Datka. Open Gallery and Erkindik Boulevard, Ala-Too Square and Manas Monument.

    Have dinner
    Check in

What's included

  • Meals(B,L,D)

  • Excursions

  • Guesthouse

  • Guide

  • Transport

  • Water

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