Off The Beaten Track Silk Road Jeep Safari

Bishkek, Cholpon Ata, Osh, Ferghana, Khujand, Iskanderkul, Dushanbe & Almaty

From £5400 per person in low season
From £6100 per person in high season

based on 13 nights inc. flights & daily experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Daily experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

  • One-way domestic flight from Bishkek to Osh

Price is based on two people sharing one room.

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At a Glance

  • The ultimate intrepid journey takes you to some of the most remote heartlands across 4 Stans

  • Traverse some of the highest mountain ranges in the world, including Tianshan (Heavenly Mountain) and Pamir-Alay

  • Unravel Ferghana Valley's intricate craftmanship—ancient center of silk, ceramic and artisan production

  • A boat ride in Issyk Kul, the second world's largest alpine lake

  • Encounter the Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Uzbek and Tajik nomads in their colourful yurts, exotic bazaars and remote villages

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This itinerary is best done between April-May or September-October when high mountain roads are more accessible with less snow without the strong summer heat. It is best to avoid winters when temperatures plummet below 0°C and heavy snow may slow down or block road access.

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Itinerary

Conquer 4 of the world's most remote countries as you venture through the layered peaks of Tian Shan and Pamir-Alay mountain ranges into the fertile Ferghana valley, a Silk Road hub for arts and crafts.

  1. Fly into Bishkek

  2. Days 1-3: Bishkek

    Start your journey in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, where you will based for day excursion to Ala Archa National Park, where lush pastoral colours burst as you hike.

    Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Bishkek (2 nights)

  3. Days 3-4: Cholpon Ata, Kyrgyzstan

    En route to Suyab and Burana Tower as you make your way to Issyk Kul for a boat ride on the world's second largest mountain lake. After a night by the lake, you will return to Bishkek for a city tour before transferring to airport for your onwards flight.

    Accommodation: Karven Four Seasons (1 night)

  4. Fly into Osh

  5. Days 4-6: Osh & The Ferghana Valley

    Go on a tour of Osh region, the oldest city in Kyrgyzstan at over 3000 years old. Visit Sulayman Mountain, National Historical Museum, Babur Mosque and the 11th century mausoleums of Uzgen.

    Accommodation: Classic Hotel (2 nights)

  6. Days 6-8: Ferghana

    Cross into Uzbekistan, starting in Andijan. The capital of Ferghana state, Andijan is an interesting excursion with an essential visit to the Babur Literary Museum, Juma Mosque and Medressa. Also unravel the history of Ferghana Valley at Ferghana’s Regional Museum of History.

    As the cultural hub of Uzbekistan, while you are based in Ferghana you will make an excursion into Margilan’s silk factory “Yodgorlik”, Rishtan’s family ceramic workshops of Rustam Usmonov and the Governor’s House.

    Accommodation: Hotel Asia Ferghana (2 nights)

  7. Days 8-10: Khujand & The Ferghana Valley

    Onwards to your third country and one of the least visited nation in the world, Tajikistan. Enjoy a tour of Khujand, one of Central Asia's oldest cities with more than 2,500 years of history. Visit Khujand Historical Museum, Registan Square, Panjshanbe Bazaar and Shaikh Muslihaddin Mosque and Arbob Place.

    Accommodation: Khujand Grand Hotel (2 nights)

  8. Days 10-12: Iskanderkul

    Continue to stunning Iskanderkul with its famed cerulean alpine lake, named after Alexander the Great. While staying here, you will make a few trekking to Alexander's Hat, Snake Lake and Iskanderkul Waterfall.

    Accommodation: Iskanderkul Cottages (2 nights)

  9. Days 12-13: Dushanbe

    A long, scenic drive brings you Tajikistan's capital of Dushanbe, where you will rest for the night before your onwards flight to your final country the next morning: Kazakhstan.

    Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Dushanbe (1 night)

  10. Fly into Almaty

  11. Days 13-14: Almaty

    Get a taste of the very best of Almaty, including the charming Panfilov Park, Museum of National Instruments, the exotic Green Bazaar, Republic Square, Independence Monument, Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame, Central State Museum and Central Mosque. Enjoy panoramic view of Almaty from Kok Tobe Hill, the world’s tallest TV tower.

    Accommodation: The Ritz-Carlton Almaty (1 night)

  12. Fly home from Almaty

Experiences

  • Ala Archa National Park Hike

    Enjoy an excursion the explore the great Kyrgyzstan's outdoors at Ala Archa National Park. You may hike to the Tepshi Plato, or if time and energy permits, to the waterfall.

  • Almaty City Highlights

    Get a taste of the very best of Almaty, including the charming Panfilov Park, the exotic Green Bazaar, Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame, the Central Mosque and Central Sate Museum.

  • Andijan Sojourn: Home of Moghul Empire

    Explore the capital of the Ferghana state, Andijan, offering an interesting excursion including essential visits to the Babur Literary Museum, the Juma Mosque, the Medressa as well as a stop at Ferghana’s Regional Museum of History.

  • Arts & Crafts of Ferghana Valley

    As the cultural hub of Uzbekistan, make an excursion into Margilan’s silk factory “Yodgorlik”, Rishtan’s family ceramic workshops of Rustam Usmonov and the Governor’s House.

  • Belagorka Gorge: Waterfall Hike

    This trek will bring you to the highest waterfall in the Kyrgyz Ala Too mountain ridge, with a stop at the Svetaya Dusha Orthodox Church. This tour is available between May and October.

  • Bishkek City Tour

    Explore Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan's capital and largest city. Learn about famous historical figures and delve into Bishkek's vibrant art scene. Visit highlights including Ala Too Square, Manas Monument, Kurmanjan Datka monument, Lenin statue and Victory Square.

  • Burana Tower

    Visit Burana Tower, a minaret completed in the 11th century and take the stairway up to the top for a view of the Chuy Valley.

  • Chunkurchak Village

    Enjoy some leisure time to stroll around the Chunkurchak village with its yurts, galloping horses, rolling green hills and gentle river stream.

  • Hike Sarytag Village

    Enjoy a leisurely hike around the Sarytag village towards Dukdon pass, taking approximately 4 hours.

  • Hike to Dove Waterfall

    Walk along the mountain ridge to the Dove Waterfall, approximately 2-3 hours.

  • Hiking in Chunkurchak

    Choose from either an easy 1.47km trail through forested mountain slopes and meadows, or a moderate 1.63km hike into the panoramas of Chunkurchak and Kyzyl Jar.

  • Horseback Riding in Chunkurchak

    Enjoy a horse back ride at one of the nearby gorges.

  • Horseback Riding in Son Kul

    Enjoy a horse back ride around the lake shore.

  • Issyk Ata Gorge Hike

    Start your morning exercise with a light hiking of approximately 1.5 hours to a local waterfall, followed by a picnic lunch and free time to swim in the mineral hot springs.

  • Khujand City Tour

    Enjoy a tour of Khujand, one of Central Asia's oldest cities with more than 2,500 years of history. Visit Khujand Historical Museum, Registan Square, Panjshanbe Bazaar and Shaikh Muslihaddin Mosque and Arbob Place.

  • Kok Tobe Hill with Gondola Ride

    Enjoy panoramic views of Almaty from Kok Tobe Hill, home to the world’s tallest TV tower.

  • Kol Tor Lake Hike

    For avid hikers, the long but rewarding hike to Kol Tor Lake at Kegety Gorge is an excellent addition if you're visiting Kyrgyzystan between May and October.

  • Konorchek Canyon Hike

    Walk up along the labyrinths of rocks into the Eolian Castle of Konorchek. The hike takes around 2 hours each way. This tour is available between May and October.

  • Osh & Uzgen Tour

    Enjoy a tour of the Osh region, the oldest city in Kyrgyzstan at over 3000 years old. Visit Sulayman Mountain, National Historical Museum, Babur Mosque and the 11th century mausoleums of Uzgen.

  • Private Yurt-Making Demonstration

    For those interested in how yurts are made, you will get the chance to witness a private yurt set-up first hand.

  • Rafting in Chon Kemin Valley

    Raft from Tort Kul village through Chon Kemin valley and Chu river confluence and paddle into the Cholok village. This is an excellent addition if you're visiting Kyrgyzystan between May and September.

  • Suyab

    Visit Suyab, an ancient Chinese city best known as the birthplace of Li Bai, a Chinese poet from the Tang Dynasty era.

  • Trek to Alexander's Hat

    Enjoy a leisurely three to four hour hike to Alexander's Hat, including a picnic lunch.

  • Trek to Snake Lake & Iskanderkul Waterfall

    Trek round the reed-covered Snake Lake and then visit the gorgeous Iskanderkul waterfall.

Location

Bishkek, Cholpon Ata, Osh, Ferghana, Khujand, Iskanderkul, Dushanbe & Almaty

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