Great Silk Road

Great Silk Road

Duration: 9 days
Season: all year around
Route: Bishkek – Karakol – Tamga – Bishkek – Tashkent – Bukhara – Samarkand - Tashkent 
Conditions: program is suitable for people of any age; there aren’t any difficulties on the route but for several days transfer takes around 6-7 hours.

Great Silk Road

Day 1.
Airport – Bishkek (30 km)
Meeting at the airport, transfer to Bishkek. Accommodation in comfortable guest house. Excursion around Bishkek. 
Bishkek – 700 m

Day 2.
Bishkek – Karakol (420km)
Transfer to Karakol. On the way excursion to Burana tower-minaret of XI century. Then excursion to open-air museum of rock paintings in Cholpon-Ata city. Accommodation in guest house. 
Bishkek-700 m, Cholpon-Ata-1600 m, Karakol-1800 m

Day 3.
Karakol – Djety –Oguz - Tamga (200 km)
Excursion to memorial complex of N. M. Prjevalsky (explorer of Central Asia). Visiting Russian Holy Trinity Cathedral and Dungan mosque. Transfer to Djety-Oguz gorge. Excursion. Transfer to Tamga village. Accommodation in guest house. 
Karakol-1800 m, Tamga -1685 m

Day 4.
Tamga - Bishkek (320 km)
Transfer to Bishkek. On the way visiting “Fairy tale”- valley with sandstone rocks. Accommodation in guest house.
Tamga -1685 m, Bishkek – 700 m

Day 5.
Bishkek – Tashkent
Flight to Tashkent, transfer to hotel. Short sightseeing tour in Tashket, visit center of Tashkent, visit center of Tashkent, Amir Temur Square, Independence Square, Old City part of Tashkent with Khast-Imom Complex and Chor-Su bazaar. Overnight at the hotel.
Bishkek – 700 m, Tashkent – 460 m

Day 6.
Train to Bukhara. Arrival to Bukhara, check in to the hotel. Full day guided sightseeing tour program in Bukhara. Visit Arc Fortress, Chashma Ayub, Samani dynasty mausoleum, Kalon Ensemble, medrese Miri-Arab, Magoki-Attori mosque, medrese Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan, trade domes, Lyabi Hauz Complex, medrese Chor-Minor.
Tashkent – 460 m, Bukhara -510 m

Day 7.
In the morning continue sightseeing Bukhara. Trip to summer palace of Bukhara emirs Sitorai-Mokhikhosa. Free time. In the afternoon depart Bukhara and drive to Samarkand. Arrival to Samarkand, check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Bukhara -510 m, Samarkand -702 m

Day 8.
Full day sightseeing Samarkand. Visit famous Registan Square and Bibi Khanum Mosques, Shakhi-Zinda Complex, Ulugbek observatory, Guri-Emir mausoleum, Afrosiyob museum, central bazaar in Samarkand. Overnight at the hotel. 
Samarkand -702 m

Day 9.
Depart Samarkand and drive to Tashkent. End of the tour. 
Samarkand -702 m, Tashkent – 460 m

Recommended list of private things for tour: warm clothes, comfortable hiking shoes, wind stopper and waterproof jacket, sunglasses, sun block cream (SPF 20-30), sun hat, swimsuit.