Great Silk way on the countries of the Central Asia
Tours in Kazakhstan
On silk way of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
Almaty – Charyn canyon - Targap village – Samsy village – Check Point “Korday” – Issyk-Kul Lake - petrogliphs in Cholpon-Ata – Grigoryevskoe gorge - Karakol town – Djety-Oguz gorge - Southern coast of lake Issyk-Kul – Tamga village – Balykchi town – Boom gorge – Tokmok village – Bishkek - Taraz – Shymkent - Temirlan – Ekpindy – Shaulder – Otrar – Arstanbab – Turkestan - Shymkent – Check Point “Zhibek Zholy”
House Golovizin in Almaty. Kazakhstan
The program day by day:
10 days and 9 nights:
1 Day. Almaty.
Arrival in Almaty . Meeting in airport, transfer to the hotel , accommodation. Rest. Breakfast. City sightseeing: visit to the 28 Panfilov's guardsmen park, Cathedral, Museum of national musical instruments, National museum, Medeo gorge, Republic square. Overnight at the hotel.
2 Day. Walking to Charyn canyon (200 km, 3,5 – 4 hours).
Breakfast. Transfer: Almaty – Chilik village – Kokpek village – Charyn canyon . Walking to Charyn canyon. Lunch. Back to Almaty. On the way visit to small museum berkutchi ( Birds of prey (a golden eagle, a falcon) with which spend indicative hunting ) and visiting of a farm of ostriches. Arrival in Almaty, transfer to hotel. In the evening visiting of Kazakh national restaurant " Zheruiyk " with national folklore show. Transfer to hotel. Overnight.
3 Day. Almaty – Targap village – Samsy village – Check Point “Korday” – Issyk-Kul Lake (475 km).
Breakfast. Transfer: Almaty – Targap village – Samsy village - Check Point “Korday” (213 km). After Kazakh border and customs formalities meeting for Kyrgyz guide on the Kyrgyz border. Border and customs formalities on the Kyrgyzstan side Transfer: Check Point “Korday” – Boom gorge – Balykchi town - Issyk-Kul lake (262 km). After breakfast we leave Almaty and travel along picturesque road via many villages and steppes. Arrival on Issyk-Kul lake, transfer to hotel, accommodation in the guest house on Issyk-Ku . Overnight.
4 Day. Cutter trip on Issyk-Kul lake – excursion to petrogliphs in Cholpon– Ata (2 km).
Breakfast. Cutter trip on Issyk-Kul lake (1 hours). Excursion to petrogliphs in city Cholpon-Ata and visit to museum in Cholpon-Ata. Walking environs Issyk-Kul lake. Overnight.
Charyn canyon in Kazakhstan
5 Day. Issyk-Kul lake – Grigoryevskoe gorge - Tyup village – Karakol town – Djety-Oguz gorge (213 km).
Breakfast. Transfer: Issyk-Kul lake – Gigoryevka village – mountain lake (19 km), walking around lake. Transfer: mountain lake - Gigoryevka village - Tyup village – museum of Prezhavalskiy (126 km). On the way visit and excursion to museum and majestic monument to Przhevalsky, famous Russian traveler and scientist. Transfer: Museum of Przhevalskiy – Karakol – Djety-Oguz gorge ( The broken heart ) (32 km). Walking to Djety-Oguz gorge translated as “seven oxen ”. High red rocks form the entrance into the gorge. Transfer from valley “The broken heart” to Glade and merge of the rivers in gorge Djety-Oguz (6 km). Walking environs. Return to Karakol (30 km). Excursion on the town: visit to Dungan mosque (1910), Troitsk Orthodox Church (1894 - 1895), local bazaar and local museum of history in the city. Transfer to guest house, accommodation and overnight.
6 Day. Karakol - Southern coast of lake Issyk-Kul – Tamga village – Balykchi town – Boom gorge – Tokmok village – Bishkek (428 km).
Breakfast. Transfer: Karakol – South Southern coast of lake Issyk Kul - Tamga village – Balykchi town – Boom gorge – Tokmok village – Burana Tower (350 km.). On the way visit to Burana Tower (X - XII c.c.) architectural monument was built Karakhanids. Transfer: Burana Tower – Kant village – Bishkek (78 km). Arrival in Bishkek, transfer to hotel, accommodation. City tour: visit to Russian Orthodox Church (1945), State History Museum, Osh bazaar, Victory square. Overnight in the hotel.
7 Day. Walking to Ala-Archa gorge (42 km, 1 hour).
Breakfast. Transfer to Ala-Archa nature park. Asphalt road leads to former alpinist camp. It is tourist centre for a present time. Go up to Panoramnaya mountain (H-2700) (3 - 4 hours) and see beautiful views of Ala-Archa gorge and Ak-Sai gorges. At upper part of these gorges area Aksaisky waterfall, Ala-Archa peak (H-4088), Teke Top (H-4441), Boks (H-4240), Korona (H-4860), Koshevogo (H-4350), Uchitel (H-4527) peaks. Back to tourist centre. Picnic lunch. Walking up along Ala-Archa gorge. Horseriding for extra pay is possible here. On the back way to Bishkek visit memorial complex “Ak-Beit”, built at spurs of Kyrgyzsky Ala-Too range – on place of mass shootings in time of Stalin's repression. In the fifties here was built tourist base “Chon-Tash”. Arrival in Bishkek, transfer to hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
8 Day. Bishkek – Taraz – Shymkent (471 km).
Breakfast. Transfer: Bishkek – Kara Balta village – Check Point “Chaldavar” Kyrgyz-Kazakh border (90 km). After Kyrgyz border and customs formalities meeting for Kazakh guide on the Kazakh border. Border and customs formalities on the Kazakhstan side. Transfer: Chaldavar – Merke village – Kulan village – site of ancient settlement Akyrtas (126 km). Arrival on the Akyrtas ruins, walking on ancient settlement Akyrtas and to excavation of settlement of tsars. Transfer; ruins Akyrtas - Taraz (70 km). In Taraz town - v isiting of mausoleums Kharahan (XI century) and Daut-Beka (XIII century). Mausoleum built over the grave one of representatives of Karakhanids dynasty. Excursion to c ity museum of history and ethnography. Transfer: Taraz – village Aisha-Bibi (16 km). On the way visit to monuments of architecture – Aisha-Bibi and Babadji-Khanum (XVIII c.). After excursion to mausoleums transfer to Sairam village (153 km). Visiting of the ancient mausoleums of parents and alliance Akhmeda Yassavi. Transfer to Shymkent (16 km). Arrival in Shymkent, transfer to hotel, accommodation. Overnight.
9 Day. Shymkent – Temirlan – Ekpindy – Shaulder – Otrar – Arstanbab – Turkestan (222 km)
Breakfast. Visiting of city park of Independence. Transfer: Shymkent - Temirlan village (48 km), visit to museum Khadji Mukana, the exposition of a museum tells about well-known Kazakh fighter Mukan Munaitpasov who was the first Kazakh world champion on the French struggle. Transfer: Temirlan village - Ekpindy village (22 km), on a way survey of the Red bridge in the village Ekpindy on the Bogen river, constructed in 1886. Transfer: Ekpindy village - Tortkol village - Shaulder village (78 km). Arrival in Shaulder village. Lunch in local cafe. Excursion in a museum «Otrar» in which there are archeological finds with ancient Otrar, ransack and burnt by armies Chingis Khan in XII century. The ending of excursion, transfer: Shaulder village - Kogam village - site of ancient settlement Otrar (X - XII ñ . ñ .) (14 km), visiting of site of ancient settlement Otrar, archeological excavations - a medieval bath, a mosque, residential area, a fortification. Transfer: site of ancient settlement Otrar - mausoleum Arstanbab (3 km), visiting of the mausoleum. Transfer to mosque Arstanbab (1 km), constructed on money of the Kazakhstan patron of art, visiting of a mosque. Transfer: mosque Arstanbab - city Turkestan (56 km), arrival in Turkestan, transfer in hotel, accommodation. Dinner, overnight.
Ala-Archa gorge. Kyrgyzstan
10 Day. Turkestan – Shymkent – Check Point “Zhibek Zholy” – Tashkent (285 km).
Breakfast. After breakfast excursion to Akhmed Yassawi maussoleum complex: gallery of stone statues, arheological museum, historical (cultural reserve) museum “Azaret-Sultan”, gates (Darvaza) (XIX c.), Esimkhan mausoleum (XVI c.), Rabia Sultan Begim mausoleum (XV c.), Akhmed Yassawi mausoleum (XII - XIV c.c.), “Zhuma” mosque (1878), underground mosque Khilovat (XII-XV c.c.), oriental baths (XV - XVI c.c.). Transfer: Turkestan – Shymkent Check-point “Zhibek-Zholy” (Chernyaevka) (Kazak-Uzbek border) ( 285 km ). ). After Kazakh border and customs formalities meeting for Uzbek guide on the Uzbekistan border. Border and customs formalities on the Uzbekistan side. Transfer to Tashkent ( 8 km ). Arrival in Tashkent, transfer to hotel, accommodation, overnight.
The area of Republic in Almaty
Monument Przhevalskiy, near to
coast of lake Issyk Kul
Mountains Kungey of Ala-Tau.
Northern Tien Shan. Kyrgyzstan
Lake Issyk Kul. Northern coast
Towers of canyons Charyn
Gorge Dzhety-Oguz, 23 km. From
Karakol on a southwest
A tower of the Buran. Vicinities of the
ancient city of Balasugun
Mausoleum Arstanbab (XIX c)
Mausoleum of Rabiay Sultan in Turkestan city