Rugged and spectacular, Kyrgystan is a land rich with scenic mountain passes, vast nomadic traditions and laid-back hospitality. From Tashkent, travel through the lush Ferghana Valley to Osh, one of Central Asia?s oldest market towns. From the glassy Lake Issyk-Kul, the rugged Tian Shan Mountains and the spectacular glacier studded Ala Archa Canyon, discover places of immense natural beauty. Make friends with locals as you camp along shepherds, sleep in a local yurt and call into small towns off the tourist track on this journey to the capital Bishkek. Join us for an adventure into one of the world?s most stunning, wild and welcoming nations, as we travel overland through the Mountain Kingdoms of Kyrgyzstan.
Day 1 Bishkek
Soak up the relaxed charm of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan's capital. Wander through its wide streets and admire its wealth of handsome houses.
Days 2-3 Chong Kemin Valley
Set off on a leisurely hike along Chong Kemin River. Or if feeling adventurous, perhaps tackle one of the tough 4000m passes.
Day 4 Cholpon Ata / Issyk-Kul Lake
Farewell the Kyrgyzstan mountains and head to Cholpon Ata, nestled on the shores of the vast and beautiful Issyk-Kul Lake.
Day 5 Kara-kol
Enjoy the remote, picturesque town of Karakol, complete with quaint tree-lined streets and colonial houses.
Days 6-7 Djety Oguz Valley
Hike through dramatic canyons and sandstone cliffs in Djety Oguz Valley.
Day 8 Kochkor
Enjoy more traditional Kyrgyz hospitality on a homestay in Kochkor village.
Day 9-10 Song Kul Lake
Spend the night in a yurt and join in a game of ulak-tartysh.
Day 11 Chaek
Hit the road back to Bishkek, stopping to camp in the wilderness overnight.
Day 12 Bishkek
Back in Bishkek, why not stretch the legs with a walk through Oak Park. Or perhaps just kick back in one of the park's open air cafes.
Days 13-14 Zhabagly / Aksu National Park
Make tracks into Kazakhstan and enjoy a night with a local family in Zhabagly. Explore the grasslands of Aksu National Park.
Days 15-16 Tashkent
Arrive in Tashkent, the final stop on this tour. Shop for fresh produce at the Chorsu Bazaar and perhaps grab some Soviet paraphernalia from a market.