Essentials of Silk Route Tour 12 Nights

    Wander the ancient Silk Road in search of new adventures

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    Travel to four countries, five cities and the vast landscape of Central Asia in a legendary journey down the ancient Silk Road. Explore the ancient trade cities of Bukhara, Bishkek, Almaty, Dushanbe and Tashkent and trek the rugged landscapes of the Charvak Chimgan Mountains and the Ala Archa National Park, parts of the heavenly Tian Shan Mountain Range.

    DAY 1
    Arrival in Bishkek

    • Our tour escort will host you from outside airport.
    • Transfer from Airport to Hotel .
    • Check-in to the Hotel .
    • Free time can explore the city at your own.
    • Overnight at Hotel.

    DAY 2

    • Breakfast at Hotel.
    • Check-out from Hotel.
    • Departure drive to Issyk-Kul Lake
    • Visit Hawai which is on the way to Issykul Lake.
    • Check-in to resort at Lake Issyk Kul.
    • Afternoon free for Resort activities.
    • Local dinner at Resort.
    • Free time to explore the city on your own
    • Overnight at the Resort.

    DAY 3

    • Breakfast at Hotel.
    • Visiting Open Air Museum of Petroglyphs in Cholpon-Ata city sometimes referred as a Stone Garden. The best time to visit it early in the morning.
    • Trip to Semenovka George. Picturesque place with a length of about 30 km, is located 40 km from the town of Cholpon-Ata.
    • Transfer to Resort.
    • Free time to explore the city on your own.
    • Overnight at Resort.

    DAY 4
    Bishkek City Tour

    • Breakfast at Hotel.
    • Leave to Bishkek city after breakfast.
    • Check-in to Hotel.
    • City tour of Bishkek: Juma Mosque the biggest in the city, Medical Academy, Victory Monument with the eternal flame dedicated to the heroes of the Second World War, Kyrgyz Drama Theatre, The monument to the national hero Urkuya – the symbol of Freedom, the main square Ala-Too where White House is located encouraged by the monument of the Manas the Great – the National hero of Kyrgyz nation
    • Free time to explore the city on your own.
    • Overnight at Hotel.

    DAY 5
    National Park Ala Archa

    • Breakfast at Hotel.
    • Checkout from Hotel.
    • Excursion to National Park Ala Archa. It is located in a picturesque gorge of Ala Archa, Which is located in 45 Km off from Bishkek.
    • Enjoy beautiful view and trek up the Ak Sai George
    • Transfer back to Bishkek lunch

    DAY 6
    Arrival at Almaty

    • Breakfast at Hotel.
    • Checkout from Hotel.
    • Reach Kazakh border and proceed with formalities.
    • Continue journey towards Almaty.
    • Arrival at Almaty
    • Transfer to Hotel .
    • Check into Hotel.
    • Free time to explore the city on your own
    • Overnight at hotel.

    DAY 7
    Almaty City Tour

    • Breakfast at Hotel.
    • Almaty city Tour.
    • You will know more about history and development of the southern capital of Kazakhstan and see its major attractions: Palace of President, Republic Square and Monument of Independence, and Astana Square, Panfilov Park, Abai Square and Palace of Republic, Presidential Park.
    • Continue Almaty City Tour, Rakhat Chocolate Factory and Local Market Zilyoni -Bazar.
    • You can buy Chocolates from Rakhat Chocolate Factory; can buy Dry Fruits at cheap rates and some souvenirs from Zilyoni Bazar.
    • Transfer to the Hotel.
    • Time to relax a bit after long walk.
    • Transfer Back to Hotel.
    • Overnight stay at Hotel.

    DAY 8
    Shymbulak Ski Resort

    • Breakfast at Hotel.
    • Transfer to excursion. This tour provides you the best opportunity to see the beautiful mountain surroundings of Almaty city .
    • The first stop of the tour awaits you in the Medeo Gorge, where in the wonderful mountains of TransIli AlaTau the largest high mountain skating rink in the world .
    • Tops of the western Tien Shan. Next destination is Chimbulak Ski resort located at an altitude of 2230 meters above sea level.
    • Free time to explore the city on your own.
    • Transfer to Hotel.
    • Free time to explore the city at your own.
    • Overnight in Hotel .

    DAY 9
    Big Almaty Lake

    • Breakfast at Hotel.
    • Transfer to Big Almaty Lake .
    • Big Almaty Lake is natural alpine reservoir located in the TransIli Alatau Mountains at the height of 2511 meters above sea level, 15 km south from the centre of Almaty in Kazakhstan.
    • Transfer to Tamgaly Tas.Tamgaly Tas, translated as “ written rocks, stones with signs”, is located in Kazakhstan, 170 kilometers to the north west from Almaty, on the right bank of the Ili River, which is 20 km northwest from the Kapchagay dam. The natural boundary consists of huge cliffs
    • Transfer to Hotel.
    • Overnight at Hotel.

    DAY 10
    8 Lakes Resort

    • Breakfast Shera Park Inn .
    • Check out of Hotel.
    • Transfer to 8 Lakes Resort. Unique Complex “Eight Lakes Park Resort” is located a halfhour drive from Almaty center near Kamennoe Plato village in the Talgar district.
    • Where there was recently a landscape typical for Kazakhstan, a steppe, now there are evergreens, gardens, and an expanse of swimming pools reflecting sunlight.
    • This eco-city of the future is a hive of activity. One of the distinctive features of Eight Lakes Park Resort is its variety of recreational offerings.
    • Free time at Resort.
    • Boat ride at the Lake (Safari, fishing, beach club, thermal spa are optional at extra cost at resort).
    • Overnight in Resort at 8 Lakes.

    DAY 11
    Back to Tashkent

    • Breakfast at Hotel.
    • After breakfast at resort at 8 Lakes Resort return to Almaty by road for Tashkent flight.
    • Flight to Tashkent from Almaty airport.
    • Arrive in Tashkent. Our tour guide will host you from outside airport.
    • Transfers to the Hotel.

    DAY 12
    Tashkent - Charvak Lake

    • Breakfast at the Hotel.
    • Morning drive to “Chimgan” Mountains. 80 kilometers away from Tashkent the “UgamChotqol” National Park with resort areas “Chimyon Chorqoq Beldersoy” is stretches out in the western spurs of the “Tian Shan” – the Celestial Mountains
    • Enjoy View of mountains and life of local people.
    • Reaching the mountains the guests will ride on Chair Lift going up to the top of the mountain (30 minutes).
    • Enjoy free time at the mountain peak taking photos and videos for the memory.
    • Take the Chair Lift for coming down the mountains (30 minutes).
    • Transfer to beautiful “Charwak” Lake, which is formed by joining of 4 biggest rivers forming the beautiful lake that’s supply Tashkent city and its region with water all year round.
    • Lunch at “Pyramids” restaurant at Charvak Lake.
    • Some free time at Beautiful “Charvak” Lake at own activities.
    • Drive back to Tashkent.
    • Arrival in Tashkent .
    • Transfer to the Hotel .
    • Check-in to Hotel.
    • Dinner at local Restaurant with show program “Bek”
    • Transfer back to the hotel.
    • Overnight at Hotel.

    DAY 13
    Back to Home

    • Breakfast at Hotel.
    • Check out from Hotel.
    • Transfer to Airport for your onward journey.

    Top Attractions of Essentials of Silk Route Tour 12 Nights Tour

    Wander the ancient Silk Road in search of new adventures

    Sailgokh Street(Tashkent Broadway)

    Sailgokh Street known locally as Broadway has some street artists and painters who display their original artworks. The Broadway street is in the very center of Tashkent and connects two main squares of the city Amir Temur and Independent squares. There are many shopping centers fashion shops boutiques restaurants and cafes are located on and around the Broadway in Tashkent. Here you may also pick up some handmade crafts souvenirs and bric-a-bracs. Tashkents Broadway is also one of the greenest parks in the city with a huge area of shady trees and beautiful fountains.

    Amir Temur Square

    Amir Timur Square is surrounded with the buildings of the Uzbekistan Hotel University of Law (former Womens Gymnasium) the Amir Timur Museum well-known Tashkent Chimes and the Forums Palace - one of the most grandiose architectural structures in Tashkent. Almost all the buildings located around Amir Timur Square have historical importance

    Lake Charvak

    Lake Charvak is a popular resort in Tashkent and several holiday makers from all over Uzbekistan and neighbouring countries visit the reservoir. Villages on the banks and surroundings offer wide range of hotels, dachas, houses and tapchans to accommodate tourists

    Bolo Hauz Mosque

    It is a historical mosque and inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built in 1712 and was under the Bolshevik Russian rule in the 1920s.Bolo-Khauz Complex is the only preserved monument on the Registan Square. It is located on the opposite site of Ark - the Emirs fortress. The complex consists of the reservoir Friday mosque and minaret.The most ancient part of the complex is the pond (Khauz) which is called as Bolo-Khauz (Childrens reservoir). It is one of several ponds in Bukhara that reached our days. In past these reservoirs were the water source for the population and unfortunately the source of many deseases. Therefore most of them were drained.

    Ismail Samanid Mausoleum

    It is considered being one of the highly architectural works of Central Asia. It was built as a resting place for Amir of the Samanid dynasty along with the remains of his father and his nephew. the Samanids Mausoleum is of special interest. This world-famous architectural masterpiece was built at the close of the ninth century. The mausoleum was erected as a family crypt immediately after the death of Ismail Samanis father. Later Ismail himself and his grandson Hasr were also buried in it. It is interesting to note that erecting crypts was against Islamic law at that time for Islam forbade erecting any post-mortem monuments upon the tombs of Muslim believers. However the prohibition was broken in the middle of the ninth century by one of the caliphs himself for whom a special as-Suli-biya Mausoleum was built. Ismail merely followed his example.

    Chor Minor

    Chor Minor, alternatively known as the Madrasah of Khalif Niyaz-kul, is a historic mosque in the historic city of Bukhara. Situated in North east of Bukhara Chor Minor is a mosque and it is a monument which represents cultural heritage of Bukhara. This mosque in comparison to other mosques in the city is not so old. The mosque was constructed in 1807 and was a part of a madrasa complex which was demolished earlier. Chor Minor has four towers but they are not minarets exactly. Three of them are storage house and one of them has stairs that takes you to the top of the mosque. Bukhara contains lot of historicity with itself and that attracts visitors to walk into the past when visiting Bukhara

    Ark of Bukhara(fortress)

    Ark Fortress is a massive fortress located in the city of Bukhara and was initillay a citadel structure until it fell into the hand of the Russians. Today it is an important monument and a popular tourists attraction.Ark-Citadel is a residence of Bukhara khans. According to the last excavations it was determined the citadel was on this place from 4 century BC. For many years of building and destruction 20 meters height artificial hill was formed its upper layers were built over in the time of last bokharan emirs. The wooden part of Ark building was burnt down during the fire of 1920. The general planning is being reestablished by historical documents. Ark included the whole city consisting of closely accreted houses courts and yards with state institutions emir his wives and relatives and officials lodgings. Inside the trapeziform outlines of citadel walls the planning was right-angled with traditional cruciform crossing of main streets.Ark included emir lodging throe-room police department stables stores of clothes carpets utensils treasures armoury jail jewelers and other workshops mint place mosques mazars and other buildings.The first you can see it is massive fortress gates of Ark - portal with two-storey towers by sides from arch aperture and latticed architecture gallery on top. Behind it there is a musical pavilion built in 17 century two-coloured audience chamber surrounded by gallery. Here during a day there was performed a series of makoms it is a musical work through it people could know the time (it is tradition left from zoroastrizm time).

    Magoki Attor Mosque

    The historical mosque is a part of the Lyab-i-Hauz and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The mosque is bounded by Po-i-Kalyan Toqi telpak Furushon and Lyab-i-Hauz.Today the mosque is used as a carpet museum.about history It is speculated as built in the 9th to 10th-century on the remains of a Zoroastrian temple from the pre-Islamic era.Before the Arab conquest there was a bazaar on the site of Magok-i Attari. It was a market for idols potions and spices attar (perfumes) and other goods.there was formerly a Temple of the Moon (Mokh) close to this place.

    Lyab-i Hauz

    Lyab-i Hauz or Lyab-i Khauz is the name of the area surrounding one of the few remaining hauz that have survived in the city of Bukhara. Until the Soviet period there were many such ponds which were the citys principal source of water but they were notoriou


    Po-i-Kalan or Poi Kalan is an Islamic religious complex located around the Kalan minaret in Bukhara Uzbekistan.Po-i-Kalan or Poi Kalan is an Islamic religious complex located around the Kalan minaret in Bukhara Uzbekistan.

    Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum

    Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum is located near the Samani Mausoleum in Bukhara Uzbekistan. Its name means Jobs well due to the legend in which Job visited this place and made a well by striking the ground with his staff. The water of this well is stil

    Kalyan minaret

    The Kalyan Minaret is a minaret of the Po-i-Kalyan mosque complex in Bukhara Uzbekistan and one of the most prominent landmarks in the city.

    Ala Archa National Park

    Ala Archa National Park is an alpine national park in the Tian Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan and located 40 km south of Bishkek. The park, which includes the gorge of the Ala-Archa River and the mountains surrounding it, is a popular destination point for weekend picnickers, hikers, horse trekkers, skiers as well as mountain climbers looking for challenging ice, rock and mixed routes. The park is open all year round, although the most popular season is late summer and early fall. Every May 1, the Alpinada festival sees hundreds of people camp out in the valley and climb Mount Komsomolets. Visit to Ala Archa is an awesome day activity full of pristine nature and peace. The park is snow covered in winter and truly stunning

    Juma Mosque

    A new landmark for the Central Asian nations capital the mosque has 7500 square meters of closed space that allows 9000 people to pray at the same time. In both the open and closed spaces the mosque can accommodate 30000 people at once. Along with prayer areas the mosque has a large parking lot classrooms a conference hall for Islamic studies and a dining hall. The mosque has four minarets with a height of 68 meters each and three balconies on each minaret. Two huge chandeliers hang from the domes of the mosque that have been decorated with Ottoman handicrafts. A 37-meter-high large dome which is 23 meters in diameter on the inside and 25 meters across on the outside tops the mosque. White marble from Turkey was used in the structure as well.

    Kyrgyzstan National Drama Theater

    This is the State National Academic Drama Theater.A theater or music performance is a great way to experience Bishkeks culture for yourself and to get to know Kyrgyzstan a little better.

    Ala-Too Square

    Ala-Too Square is the central square in Bishkek Kyrgyzstan.

    Astana Square

    Astana Square or Old Square is a city square in Almaty Kazakhstan. It is the second largest square in Kazakhstan after Republic Square. It hosts many public events concerts and ceremonies.

    Panfilov Park

    The Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen is located in east-central Almaty in the area surrounding the Zenkov Cathedral. It is dedicated to and named after the Panfilov heroes which were the 28 soldiers of an Almaty infantry unit who died while defending Moscow from the German invasion during theGreat Patriotic War.

    Abai Square and Palace of Republic

    Palace of the Republic is a concert hall building located in Almaty Kazakhstan. It is intended for concerts festivals and other cultural events. It was one of the premiere sites for the Eurasia film festival. Outside with the fountains on the square in front of the Palace and the monument of the Kazakh poet Abai Palace of the Republic is one of the main known attractions of Almaty from the Kunaev era. The building is located at the cross road section of Prospekt Dostyk and Abai Avenue. It is considered as a monument based on an urban planning and architecture since January 26 1982.

    First Presidents Park

    First Presidents Park is an urban park located in Almaty at the intersection of Navoi Street and Al-Farabi Avenue in the Bostandyk district. The park was opened in July 2010 and was named after the first President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.

    Rakhat Candy Factory Almaty

    Rakhat JSC is one of the largest chocolate factories in Kazakhstan. The factory is located in the city of Almaty on the Zenkov Street.

    Zelenyy Bazar Almaty

    High-roofed indoor farmers market lined with stalls & tables selling meat vegetables & dry fruits.

    Kok Tobe

    Kok Tobe is a mountain in Almaty Kazakhstans largest city. There is a popular recreation area on top of the mountain. The mountains height is 1100 meters above sea level. Kok Tobe is one of the main landmarks in the city and it is popular among visiKok Tobe is a mountain in Almaty Kazakhstans largest city. There is a popular recreation area on top of the mountain. The mountains height is 1100 meters above sea level. Kok Tobe is one of the main landmarks in the city and it is popular among visitors and tourists to Almaty.

    Almaty Tower

    The Almaty Television Tower or simply Almaty Tower is a 371.5-metre-high steel television tower built between 1975 and 1983 in Almaty Kazakhstan. The tower is located on high slopes of Kok Tobe mountain south-east of downtown Almaty. Unlike other similar TV towers it is not a concrete but a steel tubular structure. It is the tallest free-standing tubular steel structure in the world.


    Shymbulak is a ski resort near Almaty, located in the upper part of the Medeu Valley in the Zaiilisky Alatau mountain range, at the elevation of 2,200 metres (7,200 ft) above sea level. The resort area is about 25 kilometers south of Almaty city by the Medeo road. It is accessible by cable car which takes off from a place in Medeo Valley, about 25 minutes drive from Almaty. This one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kazakhstan


    The Medeu is a high-altitude sports complex near Almaty located at an altitude of 1691 meters above sea level. It is considered to be the worlds largest high-mountain skating rink. The skating rink was named after the Maloalmatinsky volost Medeu Pusurmanov. He built three wooden huts for the wintering of his family there and began the development of the tract in the foothills of the Zailiysky Alatau. Medeu became a well-known entrepreneur patron of educational institutions and participated in the planting of the city.

    Flagshtok Dushanbe

    The Dushanbe Flagpole is a flagpole located in front of the Palace of Nations in Dushanbe Tajikistan. At 165 metres it was the 02nd tallest free-standing flagpole in the world from its completion in 2011 until the 2014 erection of the 171 m Jeddah Flagpole

    National Library Dushanbe

    The National Library of Tajikistan opened in 2012 and built to resemble an open book is A nine-story working with an all-out space of 45.000m² and containing around 10 million books is the biggest library in Central Asia

    Rudaki Avenue

    Rudaki Avenue is the primary lane road in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. The road is named after Rudaki, the Tajik national artist. The road was known as Lenin Avenue during the Soviet time frame.

    National Museum of Antiquities

    The historical center of Antiquities of Tajikistan was established based on archeological discoveries introduced at the Exhibition of National Economy Achievements. The historical center of Antiquities of Tajikistan is situated in the 2- storey building in the center part of Dushanbe. Its work is isolated into periods beginning with fourth thousand years B.C. furthermore, finishing with the start of the twentieth century. The collection incorporates discoveries from the whole region of Tajikistan. One of the most popular shows of the National Museum of Antiquities of Tajikistan is a 12-meters in length leaning back Buddha sculpture, believed to be more than 1600 years of age

    Dousti Square

    Dousti Square is a square in Dushanbe Tajikistan. It is connected to Rudaki Avenue and Hofizi Sherozi Avenue. It is the largest in Dushanbe. The name Dousti is the Tajik word for friendship.Dousti Square is a square in Dushanbe Tajikistan. It is connected to Rudaki Avenue and Hofizi Sherozi Avenue. It is the largest in Dushanbe. The name Dousti is the Tajik word for friendship.

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