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Kyrgyzstan – China

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Tour itinerary: Bishkek city – Chon Kemin – Kochkor – Kichi Naryn – Naryn – Tash Rabat – Torugart – Kashgar – Urumqi – Turpan – Xian – Beijing
Season: all the year round
Days: 11Nights: 10
Price: $1410
Tour description:

The high mountains, picturesque passes, and nomadic way of life make Kyrgyzstan an incredible travel destination. China and its ancient and profound history is the country with civilization is over 5,000 years old and was considered one of four ancient civilizations of the world, along with the civilizations of the ancient Babylon, the ancient Egypt and the ancient India. All together these two countries will leave indelible impression from the trip.

Day 1
Bishkek – Chon Kemin
Arrival in Bishkek.
Meeting by the representative of our company at Manas International Airport and accompany you to the capital city of Kyrgyzstan (30-minute drive from the airport). At the first half of the day will be a guided tour of Bishkek. It includes visiting Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, National Philharmonic, and many others places of interest. 
After lunch transfer to Chon Kemin gorge. On route to the gorge you visit Burana Tower. It is a minaret dating from the 11th century. You can climb to the top to experience the same view that Silk Road travelers saw themselves. Nearby there is an open air museum of Balbans (stone warriors). 
The night is in a home stay. Kyrgyz family will prepare a dinner for you.
Day 2
Chon Kemin – Kochkor – Kichi Naryn – Naryn

In the morning, after breakfast, transfer to Kochkor village. In Kochkor village a local family will show the master class of making our national felt carpets. There you can learn the art of felt making and create your own carpet together with master. After lunch drive along high mountains to the town of Naryn. The road runs over mountain pass at an elevation of 3000 meters. Views of this mountain road are absolutely breathtaking. The town is situated right in the gorge... 

This place offers a great chance to experience the variety of mountains which make Kyrgyzstan so popular. On the route you will meet real nomadic families. 

Night in a guesthouse.

Day 3
Naryn – Tash Rabat – Torugart – Kashgar 

After breakfast early in the morning transfer to the Tash Rabat Caravanserai on the Great Silk Road (Stone Castle from the 14th century). Tash Rabat is located at the very heart of Tian Shan Mountains. It was built of stone blocks inside a mountain at an elevation of 3200 m above sea level. 

Totally there are 31 rooms in the mountain. The walls are 1 m thick. Here are also underground prison cells formerly used to incarcerate thieves in ancient times. After the excursion drive to Kyrgyz-Chinese border. After border control Chinese guide will meet you at the point, drive to Kashgar city. 

Dinner in the national restaurant. 

Overnight in the hotel.

Day 4
Kashgar 

Breakfast at the hotel. 

City tour with visiting Id Kah Mosque. It is the largest Mosque in China and the most famous one in Xinjiang. Afterwards continue to Apak Hoja Mazar. It is a holy place and an architectural treasure. Built in 1640 it is reminiscent of the Central Asian artistic style of Samarkand or Isfahan. 

In the afternoon we  drive to Old Town. Kashgar is an ancient city, and while walking along the streets of its Old Town, you will get a sense of what this legendary Central Asian hub was like in the days when the Silk Road was at its zenith. You will be really impressed by all these unusual views. 

Overnight in the hotel.

Day 5
Kashgar – Urumqi – Turpan

Breakfast. In the morning you will have a flight to Urumqi. There you will visit History Museum. After it drive 150 km to famous Turpan region. It is situated in a mountain basin at an elevation of 30 m (98 ft) above sea level. There is located the lowest point of China at the bottom of dried lake – minus 80 meters above sea level.

Turpan has dry climate and it is the most famous place for grape gardens. Turpan has been the center of a fertile oasis and an important trade center. It was historically located along the Silk Road, at which time it was adjacent to the kingdoms of Korla and Karashahr. 

Overnight in the hotel.

Day 6
Turpan – Xian

In the morning drive to famous Flaming Mountain and after them visit the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves. It is one of the most important Buddha grotto relics in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. 

It was built during the Northern and Southern dynasties (386-589) and for 700 years, it remained the Buddhist center of the Western Regions. Then we will drive to visit Emin Minaret. 

After it drive to the Ancient City of Jiaohe, which is the capital of the former Gushi Kingdom, which was first built in 60 BC to the west of Turpan City. City has history of about 2,300 years. It is the largest and best preserved ancient city built from compressed earth anywhere in the world. Then drive back to Urumqi to have a flight to Xian. 

Overnight in the hotel.

Day 7
Xian

Breakfast at the hotel.

Visit Terracotta statues, which is one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world, and one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th century. It is significant because the hundreds of detailed life-size models represent the army that triumphed over all other Chinese armies in the Warring States Period 2 200 years ago. 

First Emperor Qin ordered the creation of this army to be buried with him: as a show of his glory, and because it was believed that objects like statues can be animated in the afterlife, and Qin Shihuang required an after-death army.  

Then we will drive to visit Imperator luxurious palace – Huaquings Hot Springs. You will have time to walk around to see its garden. In the evening you will see Tang Dynasty Dance show. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 8
Xian – Beijing

After breakfast drive to see Wild goose Pagoda. It is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists which is rated as a National Key Cultural Relic Preserve. In addition, it was added to the World Heritage List. 

After it visit Muslim quarter, where you will see amazing bazar. This bazaar is a noisy and colorful tapestry of fabrics, produce, and people selling and buying goods. Then we will walk to see City Wall. 

In the evening is a flight to Beijing. 

Overnight in the hotel.

Day 9
Beijing

Breakfast at the hotel. 

Excursion to The Great Wall - one of the greatest wonders of the world, was listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO in 1987. Just like a gigantic dragon, it winds up and down across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus, stretching approximately 13,170 miles (21,196 kilometers) from east to west of China. 

With a history of more than 2 000 years, some of the sections are now in ruins or have disappeared. However, it is still one of the most appealing attractions all around the world owing to its architectural grandeur and historical significance. 

After it continue to the city tour of Beijing. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 10
Beijing

After breakfast at the hotel visit Forbidden City. 

It was the imperial palace for twenty-four emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It was forbidden to enter without special permission of the emperor. Hence its name “The Purple Forbidden City”, usually 'The Forbidden City'. It is the world's largest palace complex and covers 74 hectares. Surrounded by a 52-meter-wide moat and a 10-meter-high wall are more than 8 700 rooms. 

In the afternoon you will go to Summer Palace. Being the largest and most well-preserved royal park in China, it greatly influences Chinese horticulture and landscape with its famous natural views and cultural interests, which also has long been recognized as “The Museum of Royal Gardens”. 

The construction started in 1750 as a luxurious royal garden for royal families to rest and entertain. It later became the main residence of royal members in the end of the Qing Dynasty. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 11
Beijing

In the morning you will be transferred to the international airport to catch your flight back home.

 

Accommodation: 

City

Hotels 3 Star

Chon Kemin

Home stay

Naryn

“Khan Tengri” Guesthouse

Kashgar

“Tianyuan” Hotel

Turpan

“Karez” Hotel

Xian

“Skytel” Hotel

Beijing

“Red Wall”

 

OR OTHER HOTELS OF THE SAME CATEGORY

Prices:

Number of participants

Price per 1 person 

2 persons

$2760

4 persons

$1920 

6 persons

$1610 

8 persons

$1410 

Single room supplement

$280

Tour Price includes:

- Accommodation in double/twin sharing rooms in listed hotels;

- All entrance fees to the monuments and museums as specified in the program;

- Transportation services all over the tour; 

- English speaking guide;

- Full board meals;

- Mineral water during the tour;

- Visa support for visiting China and Kyrgyzstan (if required).

Tour Price does not include:

- Airfare international flights;

- Video and photo shooting charge on the spots;

- Consular fee for obtaining visa;

- Single supplement;

- Travel insurance;

- Flights: Kashgar – Urumqui – from 160 USD (subject to change)

                Urumqi – Xian – from 210 USD (subject to change)

                Xian – Beijing – from 160 USD (subject to change)


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