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Arrive in Ulaanbaatar , meeting with guide and transfer to hotel. City tour: visit Sukhbaatar square and National history museum. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

After breakfast visit to Gandan Monastery. And drive to airport to fly to Moron town and continue driving to Khuvsgul lake for 110kms. Box lunch. Arrive at tourist camp on the coast of the lake. Transfer to gers and free time around the camp. There are optional tours such as horse riding, fishing and boating. Overnight stay in gers at camp.

Early in the morning drive to Tsaatan (Reindeer) family. To see the lifestyle of taiga forest people. Visit their tepee. On the way back to the camp visit to yak breeding family. Taste yak milk products. In the evening free time in the picturesque places. Overnight stay in gers at camp.

Drive to local airport to fly back to Ulaanbaatar. After arrival, visit to Natural history museum, which displays findings related to dinosaurs excavations. After the museum shopping. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5. Departure.      

Day 6. Arrival to Bishkek. Check in the Hotel***. S/S tour. Visit History museum, Osh bazaar, the center part of the city.

Day 7. Bishkek- Issyk-Kul (270km)
Drive to Karakol. On the way visit Burana Tower. Further along the North part of the lake Issyk-Kul. Hotel ***

Day 8.  Issyk-Kul – Son-Kul. (250km)

After breakfast drive to Son-Kul lake.

Song-Kul Lake is located 90 km northwest of Naryn.  At an altitude of 3016m a.s.l.; 29km long and 18km wide and a maximum depth of 13.2m - it is Kyrgyzstan’s second largest lake. It lies in high mountain area within a valley that stretches 60 km in length and 30 km in width. The lake is situated in a treeless, mountainous plateau and is surrounded by the mountain meadows. These meadows are used by local people as the pasture. Shepherds come to the lake with their family and flocks and live during summer time.

On the way visit Kochkor village.
Kochkor is a small town (village) which lays just on the way to Naryn and is about 260 km from Bishkek. The town is best known for its handy craft masters, who are making the best national souvenirs and carpets (Shyrdaks) in whole Kyrgyzstan. Here you may stop for a lunch in a kurguz style, visit a small museum of applied art and see a felt show.

O/N in the yurt camp.

Day 9.  Son-Kul – Kyzyl-Oi village. (180km)
Drive from  Son-Kul to Kyzyl-Oi village.
Kyzyl Oi

About 20 kilometres from Kojomkul the narrow gorge suddenly widens into the lovely tree-lined valley of Kyzyl Oi.  This is probably the best place in the Suusamyr valley for mountain hikes on foot or horseback, especially if you can afford a few days.  In the hills around the village you may be able to see local wildlife, including the elusive and rare Marco Polo sheep.

O/N in the home stay

Day 10  Drive from Kyzyl-Oi  to Bishkek (280km)

Day 11  Departure.



The price p.p. in twin is

1 pax – 2015 euro
2 pax – 1583 euro
3-5 pax – 1297 euro
6-9 pax – 1202 euro
10-15 pax – 1026 euro
16-20 pax – 989 euro

Single supplement – 155 euro p.p.

The above cost includes:
-    accommodation at hotels with breakfast as per the itinerary
-    transport for transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary
-    entrance fees to museum and sites
-    flights to/from Khuvsgul
-    ESG
-    Full board

Doesn’t include:
-     Airfare
-    visa fees                       
-    Items of personal nature


Mongolia , Kyrgyzstan and Tadjikistan 2017

Day 1.

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. On arrival our guide and driver will meet and transfer to hotel.  Afternoon city tour including visit to National History museum, Genghis square. Welcome dinner at local restaurant Overnight at hotel “Bayangol”**** or Springs”****. (dinner)

Day 2

Day trip to Terelj National park. Excursion in the national park. Visit Genghis Khan Monument complex. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel “Bayangol”**** or Springs”****.. (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 3

City tour in Ulaanbaatar including visit to Gandan Monastery to see the morning chanting and 26.5m tall standing Buddha stature. Then visit to Choijin lama temple museum. Evening program is folklore concert. Optional: visit to cashmere factory shop, souviner shop.
Overnight at hotel“Bayangol”**** or Springs”****.  . (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 4

Day trip to Khustain Nuruu National Park. Excursion in the national park to see wild horses and other wild animals. Visit nomad family. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel “Bayangol”**** or Springs”****.. (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 5

Departure transfer (breakfast)

Day 6

Arrival to Bishkek at 13.25. Check in the Hotel**** over 15.00.Rest.
Welcome dinner at 19.00
Hotel “Plaza” or “Ambassador”****. Full board

Day 7

Bishkek- Issyk-Kul - Cholpon-Ata (270km)
Drive along the North part of the lake Issyk-Kul.. On the way visit Burana Tower.
Rest on the beach.
Hotel “Karven 4 season”**** Full board

Day 8

Cholpon-Ata – Karakol –Cholpon-Ata (300km)
After breakfast drive to Karakol. On the way visit
Petrogliphs. Issyk-Kul Open Air museum is the most accessible and visitable part of North Issyk-Kul accumulation of the petroglyphs. That site was gigantic temple under open sky, which occupied western part of modern Cholpon-Ata town, and where ancient people worshipped to celestial bodies and did sacraments and mysteries. An Open Air Museum, sometimes referred as a Stone Garden, 5 kilometers from Cholpon Ata, covers some 42 hectares and contains a number of prehistoric monumental structures. Said to date from 500 BC-100 AD, they depict wolves , long-horned ibex, goats, horses, snow leopards, sacrifices and some hunting scenes. Their creators are thought to be Sak and Usun peoples.
Prezhevalski Museum is located 12km from Karakol. It is situated just on the shore of the great lake.
It was built to commemorate the famous Russian traveler and scientist Nikolai Prezhevalski, who dedicated 21 years of his life to the investigation of the Issik-Kul valley and the mountains surrounding the region. He died not far from the place where the museum and the memorial to his honor are built.
The Russian Orthodox Cathedral built originally of stone in 1872, replaced the new towns first Christian place of worship, a jurt. Destroyed by an earthquake in 1890, a new cathedral was completed in 1895, of wood on a brick base. The ravages of communist secularism stripped the cathedral of its domes. Rebuilding was completed in the early 1990s for deconsecrating in 1991 and 1997.
Dungan Mosque - distinctly Chinese building looks bizarrely out of place in Karakol. It is a masterpiece of Dungan architecture, featuring a carved frieze of fine workmanship. Inside its imagery is an eclectic mix, testament to the Dungans pre-Islamic Buddhist past,   combining a pomegranate with Buddhist imagery such as the shell and wheel of fire. Completed in 1910 it was built entirely without nails using an uncommon grey-blue brick. Instead of a minaret, the mosque has a wooden pagoda.
Back to the Hotel “Karven 4 season”****
O/N in the Hotel “Karven 4 season”****. Full board

Day 9

Cholpon-Ata  – Bishkek (350km)
Chek in the Hotel “Plaza” or “Ambassador”****. Full board

Day 10 Bishkek

After breakfast drive to Ala-Archa gorge (40km)
Ala-Archa is an alpine national park in the Tian Shan Mountains, established in 1976. The close location of the gorge allows getting the place within one hour from Bishkek city, within this time you will rise from 750 to 2100 meters above sea level. The name Ala-Archa is translated as Bright Juniper from Kyrgyz as the whole gorge is covered with various trees including the main one - juniper. Ala Archa is a perfect place to spend a day walking in the gorge. The region has also many climbing routes of high complexity, and peaks with altitudes from 4,000 m to 4,875m m above the sea level. Shrt walking there.
Back to Bishkek. Lunch.
S/S tour. Visit History museum, Osh bazaar, the center part of the city.
National Historical Museum is a perfect display of the Kyrgyz people and the history of the country of Kyrgyzstan. The Historical Museum Bishkek is considered as one of the most impressive historical museums of the country as it displays the entire history of the Kyrgyz from their nomadic living to the 1940’s war. It was formerly known as the Lenin Museum and is often referred by this name. It is   located at the Ala-Too Square in Bishkek and is open to public from Tuesday to Sunday.

Hotel “Plaza” or “Ambassador”****. Full board

Day 11

Departure. 15.00-15.30
Arrival in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. Transfer to hotel. Lunch in the national restaurant and short discussion to future days Tour Program.  After lunch excursion in the city, visit Museum of Antiquities, the highlight of the museum is A great Buddha in Nirvana, Main Square with the monument of  I.Somony, the founder of Tajik Nation, Flag-Pole park with the highest Flag-pole in the world in (2011). Welcome  dinner. -/L/D.
Hotel “Taj Palace”****

Day 12

Dushanbe Excursion. After breakfast drive to ancient excavation Ajina-Teppa near Kurgan-Tube (110km.), Lunch on the way, after drive to Hissar Fortress (35km), the Madrassah museum. Many centuries ago there were a noisy market and caravansarai, after visit Local market “Bazar”, the east is famous for it trade and you can try yourself in bargaining with local sellers. Dinner. Overnight in Hotel“Taj Palace”**** .  B/L/D.

Day 13

After breakfast drive to Penjikent. On the way visit Iskanderkul Lake, sightseeing in surrounding area. Lunch in the national Choy-hona (tea-house). Continue drive to Penjikent via Anzob pass (H-3378m.). Accommodation in guest house. Dinner. Rest. B/L/D.

Day 14

After breakfast sightseeing in Penjikent, visit: National Museum, Penjikent  excavation. . Lunch in the national Choy-hona (tea-house). After lunch start driving to Istaravshan. (former Ura-Tepa). Visit medresse complex “Kuk-Gumbaz”, sightseeing in surrounding area. Accommodation in hotel “Sadbard”. B/L/D.

Day 15

After breakfast start driving to Khujand. Lunch. After lunch sightseeing in Khujand, visit: Panjshanbe Bazar, central Mosque, Timurmalik fortress near with bank of the river Syr-Darya. Dinner. Rest. B/L/D.

Day 16 Departure

The price p.p. in twin is

1 pax - 3862 euro
2 pax- 2940 euro
3-5 pax - 2450 euro
6-9+1 pax - 2225 euro
10-15+1 pax - 2000 euro
16-20+1 pax - 1960 euro

Single supplement- 370 euro p.p.

The above cost includes:
-    accommodation at hotels with breakfast as per the itinerary
-    transport for transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary
-    entrance fees to museum and sites
-    flights to/from Khuvsgul
-    Spanish speakin guide in Kyrgyzstan and ESG in Mongolia and Tadjikistan
-    Full board

Doesn’t include:
-     Airfare Bishkek - Dushanbe
-    visa fees (Visa support - $30 and visa p.p.$35 in Tadjikistan)            
-    Items of personal nature

Flight Ulaanbaatar – Bishkek – on Tues, Thurs, Sat 11.05-13.25
Flight Bishkek – Dushanbe -  on Tues 13.45-1400, Wed 15.00-15.30, Sun 23.30-0.30