Kyrgyzstan

Silk Road Motorbike Tour

Description

Untouched Kyrgyzstan, the land of virgin nature and nomad culture. Come across unbelievable landscapes and learn about the traditions and lifestyle of nomads. Motorized adventures and unimaginable impressions await for you!

What's included
  • Airport Transfers
  • 19 days / 18 nights and 17 riding days
  • Early check-in
  • Motorbike: BMW F650GS / Yamaha XT660R
  • English Speaking Moto Guide
  • Support car o Spare Motorbike
  • Accommodation described in the program in a twin/double room/yurt
  • Breakfast
  • One dinner (Day 2)
  • Visits described in the program
  • Mineral water
What's excluded
  • International flights
  • Insurance
  • Fuel
  • Motorbike upgrade: BMW F800GS/F850GS – 570 USD ; Tiger 800XCX – 570 USD
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees for sightseen
  • Full Board – 390 USD
  • Single room supplement - 440 USD
  • Safety Deposit – 600 USD
  • Optional activities
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Alcohol
  • Porters for baggage in hotels and airport
  • Other items not mentioned as included

Itinerary

Day 1. Airport – Bishkek (30 km, 40 min)

Day 1. Airport – Bishkek (30 km, 40 min)

Arrive at Manas Airport in Bishkek you are welcoming by our team, and we go to the hotel where you can have a rest. Early check in after 6:00 a.m.

Then we start our city tour in Bishkek. We will visit the heart of the city, Ala-Too Square, and the historical museum. After we can enjoy a walk in Oak Park, one of the favorite places of local people. Bishkek is known as the greenest city in Central Asia thanks to its countless parks and alleys making the city a great place to live.

Lunch in the local restaurant, where you can taste delicious Kyrgyz national dishes.

After lunch, we will have time to visit the local market Osh bazar. Here you can appreciate the creativity and talent of local artisans. Just as you step into the market, you plunge into the real oriental atmosphere: an interminable stream of people, a big variety of goods and colors.

In the evening, we will have dinner in the restaurant.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel 3* (Garden Hotel or similar)

Day 2. Bishkek – Burana – Chon Kemin (190km, 3-4h)

Day 2. Bishkek – Burana – Chon Kemin (190km, 3-4h)

Breakfast in the hotel.

We leave Bishkek and we will go to Tokmok through the picturesque Chuy valley. From all sides, this valley is surrounded by mountains and a beautiful landscape.

Your trip begins with a visit to the historical monument, the Burana Tower.

It is a large minaret located 80 km from the capital. The tower with funerary monuments remains of Castle, and three mausoleums – this is all that remains of the ancient city Balasagyn which was founded by Karakhanids at the end of the 9th century.

We will have lunch at a local family’s house close to Burana.

Then we head to the Tar Sou village located in the Chon Kemin valley known for its beauty and its rich diversity of animals and plants. This valley is considered the longest valley in Central Asia.

In this wonderful place, you will have the opportunity to walk in the gorge and enjoy the beautiful alpine views.

Dinner in the guesthouse.

Meals included: Breakfast & dinner

Accommodation: Guesthouse (Kemin Guesthouse or similar)

Day 3. Chon Kemin – Skazka Canyons – Tamga (230km, 3,30h)

Day 3. Chon Kemin – Skazka Canyons – Tamga (230km, 3,30h)

Breakfast in the guesthouse.

The goal of today is to see the largest second mountain lake in the world – Issyk Kol Lake, considered the pearl of Kyrgyzstan. The interesting fact about the lake – due to the very large depth of the lake and its large volume, the water in it does not have time to cool completely in winter, so the lake practically does not freeze. We are riding by the south shore of the lake visiting the incredible landscapes and wild beaches.

Lunch time.

On the way we will have a stop at Fairy Tale. Here you can find objects of surprising shapes and sizes. A real skyscraper or an animal may appear in front of you.

In Tamga, our hospitable family will be waiting for us.

Dinner in the guesthouse.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Guesthouse (Pavel Guesthouseor similar)

Day 4. Tamga – Barskoon – Jeti Oguz – Karakol – Kegen (250km, 4h)

Day 4. Tamga – Barskoon – Jeti Oguz – Karakol – Kegen (250km, 4h)

After breakfast in the guesthouse we continue our moto trip towards Barskoon gorge. The gorge is famous for its waterfalls. One of the best known is Tears of the Snow Leopard. In the middle of the gorge, you find the monument for the first cosmonaut Yu. A. Gagarin.

Then we ride to Jety Oguz valley. Its name means “seven bulls”. The name is symbolic because there are seven huge red-brown rocks resembling ranked furious bulls standing together. Especially romantic look has the rock “Broken Heart” located at the entrance to the gorge. You can take a walk in the gorge and enjoy the beautiful sceneries and fresh mountain air.

Picnic time.

Arriving in Karakol we visit the curiosities of Karakol: the Orthodox Church dedicated to The Holy Trinity and Dungan Mosque and also Przhevalsky Museum.

Later we go to the direction of Kazakhstan. We will overcome the San Tash pass 2000m of altitude and by visiting Karkyra pastures we arrive in Kegen village.

We have dinner in the local cafe.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel (Kegen Hotel or similar)

Day 5. Kegen – Charyn – Basshi (330km, 5h)

Day 5. Kegen – Charyn – Basshi (330km, 5h)

In the morning we will have a breakfast in the cafe.

Then we are riding go to the Charyn canyons. This is a picturesque natural area that amazes with its unearthly landscapes. The depth of the canyon is 200 m. The height of the steep mountains of the canyon reaches 150–300 m.

The canyon itself is a monument of nature, composed of sedimentary rocks, whose age reaches 12 million years. The landscapes here are truly amazing. At sunset, when the sun goes below the horizon, the Charyn canyon turns scarlet, pink and orange.

There is silence all around, and only from below you can hear how the stormy streams of the Charyn River beat against the sheer cliffs. One of the attractions of the canyon is the so-called Valley of Castles – these are rocky deposits resembling towers in shape, which seemed to have been created by unknown giants. The valley of castles is more than 2 km long, and the width in different places reaches from 20 to 80 m.

Later we reach in Basshi village, there we pass the night in the guesthouse.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Guesthouse (Aigai Kum Guesthouse or similar)

Day 6. Basshi – Almaty (270km, 4h)

Day 6. Basshi – Almaty (270km, 4h)

Breakfast in the guesthouse.

Today we go in direction of Almaty – one of the major cities оf Kazakhstan.

Оn the way we will pass near the Kapchagai reservoir, which ranks second in terms of the area of Kazakhstan. considered to be visited by locals who come to swim and sunbathe.

Then we will continue to rush in the wind and come to Almaty.

Dinner in the local restaurant and rest in the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel (Кazakhstan Hotel or similar)

Day 7. Almaty city tour – Big Almaty Lake – Almaty (100km, 3h)

Day 7. Almaty city tour – Big Almaty Lake – Almaty (100km, 3h)

After breakfast our journey start with city tour in the former capital of Kazakhstan.

We will visit the Park 28 guards – Panfilov, named in honor of the heroes of the Great Patriotic War. The Cathedral – a wooden structure built without a nail. Republic Square – the main square in Almaty is the largest and most beautiful park in the city with its magnificent ensemble of modern architecture, location, holiday parades, festivals.

After lunch we visit Kok Tobe, a hilltop-viewing platform is located, which is visible from the beautiful panorama of the city of Almaty, as well as the endless horizon of the steppe area.

Then we visiting Big Almaty Lake located close to the city. Big Almaty Lake is part of the National Park and is a bowl 40 m deep, 1.6 km long, and about 1 km wide. The main source of the lake is glacial water. The color of the water of the Big Almaty Lake and its volume change depending on the season. In autumn, the water at BAO is clearly transparent and has a turquoise color. Therefore, at this time of the year, you can see it in all its glory.

Later we go back to Almaty. Dinner at the local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel (Кazakhstan Hotel or similar)

Day 8. Almaty – Taraz (495 km, 6h)

 Day 8. Almaty – Taraz (495 km, 6h)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure to Taraz. Lunch on the road in the local restaurant.

Arrival in the evening. Dinner in the restaurant.

Overnight in the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast

 Accommodation: Hotel (Yut Hotel or similar)

Day 9. Taraz – Turkestan (335km, 4h)

Day 9. Taraz – Turkestan (335km, 4h)

After breakfast in the hotel, we visit the Mausoleums Aisha Bibi, Babadzha Khatun and Karakhan.

Aisha Bibi mausoleum was built in the XII century is the architectural monument of the Republic significance. The mausoleum looks incredibly light and elegant. For more than eight centuries, it remains standing in spite of wind and weather, as a witness of great love.

Then we go towards to Turkestan.

Arrival in Turkestan we visit the Mausoleum of the great Sufi poet Khoja Ahmet Yasawi.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel (Khanaka or similar)

Day 10. Turkestan - Tashkent (305km, 6h)

Day 10. Turkestan - Tashkent (305km, 6h)

Breakfast in the hotel. Departure towards Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan border.

Today we start to discover the capital of Uzbekistan – Tashkent.

The first discovery by the visit to complex of Khast-i-Imam reconstructed in 2007, religious center of Tashkent. Architectural ensemble includes several constructions, built in XVI –XIX cc.

Then we visit of the very beautiful Koukeldach medersa, built in the second half of the 16th century and the Chorsou bazaar, the largest market in Uzbekistan.

Overnight in the hotel. Dinner in the traditional uzbek restaurant.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel (Sayyoh Hotel or similar)

Day 11. Tashkent – Samarkand (310km, 5h)

Day 11. Tashkent – Samarkand (310km, 5h)

The goal of the day is to reach Samarkand.

Today we visit the main historical objects of Samarkand: Registan square with complex of three madrasahs: Ulugbek, Sher-Dor, and Tilla-Kari, Gur-Emir Mausoleum – a place of burial of Tamerlane and his descendants.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel  (Emirhan or similar)

Day 12. Samarkand

Day 12. Samarkand

After the breakfast you will explore other miracles of the city: The Pearl of Samarkand – Bibi Khanum Mosque. Constructed in 1399 by the best architects and artisans of Khorossan, Azerbaijan, Persia and India, the mosque was compared on the beauty and shining with the Milky Way; the Siyab Bazaar, the most ancient and biggest in Samarkand.

Then you will see Necropolis Shakhi-Zinda, Mausoleum of St. Daniel (Daniyar), Observatory of Ulugbek, Konigil paper factory, and Siab Bazaar where you will see the abundance of local goods.

Later we return to the hotel and you can have a rest.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel (Emirhan Hotel or similar)

Day 13. Samarkand – Kokand (475km, 8h)

Day 13. Samarkand – Kokand (475km, 8h)

Today we have a long way, we will head to Kokand – one of the oldest cities in Central Asia, which was already known in the 10th century.

We will race along the wind of the Ferghana Valley, visiting major cities along the way.

Lunch time on the road.

Upon arrival in Kokand check in at the hotel and rest.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel (Kokand Hotel or similar)

Day 14. Kokand – Rishtan- Osh (230km, 6h)

Day 14. Kokand – Rishtan- Osh (230km, 6h)

Having visited the neighboring countries of Central Asia, today’s goal is to return to Kyrgyzstan, more precisely to the second capital of the country – Osh.

Before going to Uzbekistan – Kyrgyzstan border we will have a stop at Rishtan, it is city famous for ceramic production.

Lunch in Andijan and riding towards border.

Arrival in Osh, dinner at the restaurant: you will taste the traditional dishes of this region.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel (Silk Way Hotel or similar)

Day 15. Osh City Tour

Day 15. Osh City Tour

Breakfast in the hotel.

Today we visit the city of Osh and its curiosities: a local market Jaima, a historical place – the sacred mountain Sulaiman Too. Here you will visit the Sulaiman Too museum for the first time, located in the main cave. After visiting the museum Sulaiman Too, you climb the path to the top of the hill, where you visit the small mosque Sulaiman Too of Babur, the founder of the Mughal dynasty, Rabat Abdullah Khan Mosque, Asaf Burhiya mausoleum, Silk Road Museum.

After we visit also Russian Orthodox church and Soviet era murals and mosaics.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel (Silk Way Hotel or similar)

Day 16. Osh – Arslanbob (200km, 5h)

Day 16. Osh – Arslanbob (200km, 5h)

After breakfast, you will continue the trip towards Arslanbob, the unique walnut-fruit forest in the world.

We continue our way to explore the majestic walnut forests of Arslanbob. You take a walk to the first small waterfall of 25 meters. After, we go up to the panoramic point with a beautiful view where we can see the entire valley. Here you can take beautiful photos.

Accommodation: Guesthouse (Ibragim Guesthouse or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast

*It is not allowed to smoke and drink alcohol in the guesthouse

Day 17. Arslanbob – Toktogul (300km, 6h)

Day 17. Arslanbob – Toktogul (300km, 6h)

Breakfast in the guesthouse.

We go to Toktogul, which famous with a largest reservoir in Kyrgyzstan.

During the way, you can appreciate the breathtaking landscapes and take pictures. You ride along the largest and the most important river of Kyrgyzstan – Naryn.

Then we will be able to walk along the shore of this artificial lake and enjoy the fascinating scenery around us.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel (Kok Bel Hotel or similar)

Day 18. Toktogul - Bishkek (280km, 5h)

Day 18. Toktogul - Bishkek (280km, 5h)

After breakfast in the guesthouse, we return to Bishkek.

Then we will continue the road along the beautiful Chychkan gorge. High mountains peaks with pristine nature and clean air captivate the soul. The turbulent Chychkan river of gorge flows into the Toktogul reservoir.

We will go through the Suusamyr valley and go to the Talas valley.

Arrival in Bishkek we will have time to visit the local market and buy some presents.

In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner at a traditional Kyrgyz restaurant.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel  (Rixon Hotel or similar)

Day 19. Bishkek - Airport - Departure (30 km, 40 min)

Transfer to the airport. Departure.

Group tour
Tour dates
16 Apr 2023 - 04 May 2023
12 spots left
25 Jun 2023 - 13 Jul 2023
12 spots left
Duration 19 days / 18 nights
Group 4-12pax
5750 USD DBL/TWN Room
per Rider
6190 USD Single Room*
per Rider
1480 USD per Pillion

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