5 days trip to Tash-Rabat and Bokonbaevo

5 days trip to Tash-Rabat and Bokonbaevo

During this five-day tour you can not only travel along the traces of the Great Silk Road, but also learn about how to make national felt carpets, see how hunters train birds to hunt foxes and jackals, and observe with your own eyes the medieval buildings Burana Tower and Tash Rabat caravan-serai, and in general come into close contact with the ancient and rich Kyrgyz culture.

Group size: 4-12 people Meals: Full package Season: May – September Trip duration: 5 days / 4 nights

Short description

During these five days you will simply fall in love with Kyrgyzstan.

Type of tour

Activities


Includes:

  • Transfers during the trip
  • Airport transfers
  • English speaking guide
  • Full board
  • Accommodation in a double/twin rooms
  • Entrance fees to historical places and gorges
  • Hunting show
  • Carpet making shows.

Not included:

  • International airfare
  • Single supplement
  • Early check in
  • Visa and visa support (if needed)
  • Alcohol drinks and additional personal expenses.

Important:

**The hotels/guest houses, yurts will be booked based on availability (if now, will be the similar one)
Accommodation conditions at yurt camps are basic – nomad way, outside shared toilet, summer shower, 2-4 pax per yurts. No single supplement.

  • Please bring the small head/flashlights using during the night.
  • Own Medicine for headache and for the stomach;
  • Money. You can take USD or Euro. In money exchange places in Bishkek, you can change to som both of them.

There might be some small changes in the program due to unforeseen circumstances (weather, road repair etc).

Thanks for your understanding.

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Itinerarios

Day 1

Bishkek

Upon arrival you will be met by our driver and guide. Transfer to the hotel and rest. After the rest sightseeing tour: we discover the city center, Ala Too Square, White House, Oak Park, statues of Manas, Kurmandjan Datka, Lenin and est, Art Gallery under the open sky, Victory square, Opera and Ballet Theatre, Osh Bazar (oriental market). Lunch and welcome dinner in a local restaurant, where you have a chance to try local food.

Day 2

Bishkek – Kochkor (216 km).

Today after breakfast we are going to Kochkor. On the way we will visit the capital of the ancient Karakhanid kingdom of Balasagun, there we will visit a tiny museum, see the collection of balbals, old hand mills and kayraks (Muslim toms stones), and of course climb to the top of the beautiful Burana Tower (late 10th early 11th century) one of the oldest towers in Central Asia. Then we will continue our way to Kochkor, on arrival we will have lunch with local family and stay in the guest house. Then we will have a shirdak show (carpet show) where we will see how to make “ala kiiz” national carpet, and visit the souvenir store. Buying something there you will help local women to increase their income, as all souvenirs are handmade by women of the village. Dinner at the guest house.

Day 3

Kochkor – Tash Rabat (233 km).

Today Tash Rabat is waiting for us, a medieval caravan-serai, was built in the 12th century and ceased to function at the end of the 14th century. The caravanserai is located at an altitude of 3,500 meters above sea level. In the Middle Ages, this was one of the routes of the Great Silk Road, which led from China to the Fergana Valley and on to other countries. Upon arrival to the yurt camp lunch then visit the caravanserai and take a walk along the Kara Kuyun Gorge. Horseback riding is available at additional cost. Dinner and overnight in the yurt camp.

Day 4

Tash Rabat – Bokonbaevo (277 km).

After breakfast we leave for Bokonbaevo. Today we will have a hunting demonstration with an eagle, after which you have the opportunity to take pictures with the bird, as well as, ask questions berkuchi (hunter), about how he cares and trains birds. On arrival to Bokonbaevo we have lunch in a guest house, then leave our things, take our car and go for a swim to Issyk Kul lake – the pearl of Central Asia and one of the biggest lakes in Central Asia. Dinner and overnight in the guest house. After dinner folklore show.

Day 5

Bokonbaevo – Bishkek (271 km).

Today we are going back to Bishkek. On the way back we will stop at Konorchek Canyon and take a short, two-hour walk through the canyon. There in the canyon we will find a comfortable place and have lunch with our lunch boxes. Upon arrival in Bishkek we will check-in at hotel, rest and farewell dinner. End of the program.

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    Som (Kyrgyz som) is the monetary unit of the Kyrgyz Republic. One som is equal to one hundred tyyns. Kyrgyzstan was one of the first countries of the former Soviet Union (and the first in post-Soviet Central Asia) to adopt its own national currency. The average exchange rate is about 85-95 KGS per dollar, or 95-105 KGS per euro. You can review the most recent exchange rate in: https://www.nbkr.kg/index.jsp?lang=ENG You can do it in a bank branch, but also in the center of Bishkek there are a huge number of exchange offices. When exchanging banknotes, they must be in very good condition and without any marks. Small denomination bills are exchanged at a slightly lower rate.
    In large cities, almost in any store you can pay for a purchase or service by credit card, but still cash is more welcome. As for the small villages and settlements, there is only cash.
    There are several mobile network operators in Kyrgyzstan. You can choose any of them: Beeline, Megacom, O! You can buy a SIM card in any shopping center, there are branches of various mobile operators. When you register you will be asked for your passport and offered the most convenient and advantageous tariff for you.
    For sure you would like to make a lot of photos and that's ok. In case of closed places or if you want to make photos to local people, ask first for permission, and remember to show a respectful attitude.
    There are mainly three types of public transport. Buses, trolleybuses and minibuses. The fee ranges from 11 to 15 som. (Less than 20 cents of euro). There is also a very good taxi service, with multiple companies and very affordable. An average trip by taxi can cost between 100 and 200 soms, that is, between 1 and 2 euros. There are shuttles between towns and cities. The cost depends on both the frequency and the distance.
    You can drive with your international permit and you can rent cars if you wish. But you can't taste a drop of alcohol. The traffic police can stop you at any roadblock and check your alcohol level. The tolerance is zero. If you have drunk, however little, you will have problems and you will have to pay a fine.

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