From Bishkek to Dushanbe - Pamir and Tian Shan



Day 1. Bishkek – Cholpon Ata (320km).

Meeting at airport Manas. Installation at hotel in Bishkek. Breakfast. Briefing. First of all we’re going to to go to bank to exchange the currency than drive to Issykkul lake. Visit to Burana Tower on the way. Lunch at Boom gorge. Arrival to north Issykkul lake and visit to petrogliphes in Cholpon Ata area. Installation at hotel. Free time to swim in mountains lake. Dinner at local restaurant. 

Day 2. North valleys – Karakol (120km). 

Day visit to beautiful valleys of the north Issykkul. Drive to Semenovka valley and visit to mountain lake on the high altitude. Descent by Grigorevka valley to the main road. Picnic in the nature. Drive to Karakol city. City tour in the town and installation at hotel***. Dinner at local restaurant. 

Day 3. South valleys - Bokonbaeva (170km). 

Morning drive to Jety Oguy valley and visit the red seven canyons. Walking to the waterfall in this vally. Expedition to Barskon valley. Keep driving on south, walking in Fairy tall canyons. Picnic in the nature. Arrival to Bokonbaeva town and installation at local charming guest house. Dinner with traditional foods. 

Day 4. Tosor 3910m alt (230km).

Morning drive to cross the pass at 3900m alt. Picnic on the top of the pass Tosor pass. Descent to Naryn area and installation at yurt camp or tent. 

Day 5. Son Kul lake (220km). 

Drive on steppe mountains. Visit the local nomad’s on the way. We will cross two passes more than 3000m alt. Picnic in the nature. Arrival to Son Kul lake and free time to swim. Installation at yourt camp on 3016m alt. 

Day 6. Song-kul-Kazarman (200km).

In the morning transfer to Kazarman village via Moldo Asuu pass 3201 m. A great view is waiting us from the pass. Driving down via mountain snake road. We are turning right before crossing Naryn river. We are crossing hills and small passes. The wild valley of Naryn river is rich with falcons and wolfs. Arrive in Kazarman village, night in local house. 

Day 7. Kazarman-Arslanbob (240km). 

Drive to the most famous worldwide walnut forest-Arslanbob via Kokart pass 3300 m. We cross the border between Naryn region and Jalal abad region, the Ferghan ridge. We drive down to green Ferghana valley, we see walnuts and fruit trees everywhere. We arrive in Jalal abad city, where we will have lunch in Uzbek chaickana (national type of restaurants). Visit green bazaar of Jalal abad. Continue the road along the border with Uzbekistan to Arslanbob mountain village. Arrive in Arslanbob, walking to the waterfall. National dinner in local family. 

Day 8. Arslan bob-Osh (180km). 

In the morning transfer to Osh city. On the way visit Uzgen historical complex. Arrive in Osh. Installation at hotel*** and discovery to capital of Great Silk Rout. Climb to Soulayman Too, visit to local famous museums. Visit to local colorful bazaar. Dinner at local restaurant. dinner in local restaurant.

Day 9. Osh. 

Free day in the city. Fixing to our Jeep and preparing to Tadjikistan. 

Day 10. Osh-Karakul lake (320km). 

In the morning transfer to Karakul. We start driving from Fergana valley which is green and reach of life. You will have several passes: Chyiryk (2408), Taldyk (3619m), Kyzyl art (4280m). On the way lunch. Walk around Karakul Lake (3960m). Dinner and overnight in Tajik guest house.

Day 11. Murhab (180km). 

Day to drive in high mountains, Pamir high ways. Picnic on the way. Arrival to Murhab village and installation at guest house. 

Day 12. Bulunkul Lake (200km). 

In the morning after breakfast we drive to Bulunkul Lake to Pmiri settlement near Bulunkul Lake (3914m). Bulunkul Lake is one of the coldest places on earth -63 according to statistics. Walk around Bulunkul Lake on the sand, meet shepherds and fishermen. Dinner and overnight at local people in yurt or guest house. 

Day 13. Bulunkul Lake-Lamchy (200km).

In the morning transfer to Yamg the motherland of local scientist, calligraphy and musician Suphy Muborakkadam. In Yamg village we are invited by hospitable Pamir’s Tajik family. We will experience unusual architecture of Pamir Tajik’s houses, its way of life, culture peculiarities. Dinner and overnight in national style in Pamir house. 

Day 14. Ishkashim (150km). 

Visit the frontier places Tadjikistan and Afganistan. If we have a chance we will see the exchanging of two peoples(bazaar days). Installation at guest house. Dinner at local café. 

Day 15. Khorog (226km). 

In the morning after breakfast transfer to Khorog. Spending a day in Khorog gives you time to visit the local history museum and explore the market. You may also like to relax with an afternoon sunset drinking local tea at the bank of rushing river. Dinner and overnight at local people. 

Day 16. Kalaikumb, Darboz (250km). 

In the morning after breakfast we return to the main road driving back to Kalaikumb where the scenery continues to be majestic with valleys and peaks all around. Kalaikumb is almost surrounded by The Pamir Mountains over 6000m and have fantastic shapes, waterfalls cross the road, all the nature atmosphere makes the cross exotic. Dinner and overnight at local people. 

Day 17. Kalaikumb-Dushanbe (320km). 

In the morning after breakfast transfer to Dushanbe the capital of Tajikistan. We may visit Botanical garden with many old trees, Tajikistan’s united museum that includes the exhibits of history, natural history. Dinner in local chaikhana. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 18. Flight to home. 

Morning transfer to aiport. 





Duration:  18 DAYS

4x4 trip in two mountain countries. 17 days full self-drive adventures in Tian Shan and Pamir high way. You will see and feel all kind of natures and asian peoples. Meeting with everything from polices and passes more than 4300m alt. Our 4x4 cars will give you unforgettable and more comfortable trip during 17 days. Be here and be nomad If you want to discover to the life in high mountains.   

Highlights: Kyrgyz capital, Issykkul lake, Son Kul lake, Jety Oguz, Naryn, Ton, Tosor pass, Eagle hunting, Karakol city, Cholpon Ata, Arslanbob forest, Osh city, Karakul lake, bulankul lake, Murhab, Horog and Dushanbe. 


The visa is not required for Swiss nationals, EU, US, Canadian and Japanese (44 countries in all, see list on passport with at least 6 months valid for a period do not exceed 60 days. 
No mandatory vaccine. 
The program is indicative. It is subjected to any changes in the functions of flight schedules, weather conditions and other unforeseen conditions. 
I’m Nomad recommends you 7h of sport per week, before the trip 
The dinner and camp gear will be provided by I’m Nomad.In strong currency rate changes, we reserve the right to modify the program or price. 
According to the possibility, I’m Nomad suggests you to read the Lonely Planet guidebook. 
Provide your personal medicament because the guide has only a basic pharmacy. 
Please, consult with I’m Nomad 3 days before the trip ! 
Get unforgettable memories in Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan ! I’m Nomad Team

Additional information:

LOCATION - Kyrgyzstan

AGE - 12+

DATES - May to end of September

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