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KAZAKHSTAN | Saturday, 27 July 2013 | Views [811]

 

Date
Route
Distance
Accommodation
Activities
Type
DAY 1
Wednesday 7 August
Almaty
 
Kazakhstan.
Almaty. Hotel Saya, Furmanovst. 135, tel. 261-24-84, fax. 261-16-10, [email protected]
Arrival to Almaty. Medeo (Zaliliski Alatau valley (1520-1750 meters above sea level- biggest winter sport complex (30min), Transfer to Kok Tyube (1070 m above sea level) is a mountain of the Zailiski Alatau range. Its declivities go 250-350 meters down steeply. The highest television tower was built here. Its height together with the height of the hill, on which it is situated, is 1000 m. Panorama of Almaty is opened from the peak of the mountain. Lunch at Kazakh national restaurant. Visit SilkOffRoad Motorcycle Club: acquaintance with team, check and technics adjustment for participants. Welcome Dinner with beer!!!
Hotel
twin room
DAY 2
Thursday 8 August
Almaty – Taraz
570 km
Taraz. Motel Kaspi, TaukeKhanast, tel. +7 (7262) 51-85-84
After breakfast departure to 570 km road “West China – West Europe” through landscape steppes of South Kazakhstan along Kyrgyz mountain ridge to Taraz city. Taraz was one of the biggest cities on Silk Road on the territory of present Kazakhstan but at 1220 the city was occupied and destroyed by army of Chinghiz-Khan. Today it is one of the largest modern cities in Kazakhstan. Accommodation at motel in Taraz. Dinner.
Motel
twin room
DAY 3
Friday      9 August
Taraz – Jizzakh
KZ-UZ border check point
550 km
Uzbekistan.
Jizzakh. Hotel NUR, Drujbanarodovst, tel. +998(7222)40616
Early morning departure to Uzbek city, Jizzakh. Breakfast on the way to border at roadside cafe.Be patient - crossing of the Kazakh-Uzbek border. Accommodation at the hotel in Jizzakh, famous city for the traditional Uzbek cuisine, which you will taste during dinner.
Hotel
twin room
DAY 4
Saturday 10 August
Jizzakh – Samarqand
300 km
 Samarqand. Guesthouse "Emir", Ok Saroyst 142, tel. +998(66)2357461, +99866223-20-92
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Samarkand. We will cross Uzbekistan where you will have a chance to taste fresh plucked melons or water-melons. Arrival to Samarkand. The history of Samarkand is about 2,500 years old and has witnessed a lot of upheavals during the times of Alexander the Great, the Arabic Conquest, Chinghiz-Khan Conquest and lastly Tamerlane's. Hence, the culture of Samarkand was developed and mixed together with the Iranian, Indian, Mongolian and a bit of the Western and Eastern cultures. Lunch at national cafe. After lunch sightseeing: Gur Emir Mausoleum (XV), Ulugbek's observatory (XIV-XV), Registan Square (XV-XVII). Dinner in the evening. Overnight at the Old Guesthouse – eastern style!
The historical monuments of Samarkand:
• The Square Registan 
• Gur Emir Mausoleum 
• Bibi hanym Muslim 
• Shahi Zenda Necropolis 
• Ulugbek observatory 
In the evening you will have a chance to taste Eastern dishes.
 
Guesthouse
twinroom
DAY 5
Sunday    11 August
Samarqand
 
Samarqand. Guesthouse "Emir", Ok Saroyst 142, tel. +998(66)2357461, +99866223-20-92
Breakfast at the hotel. All day in Samarkand! Visit the winery. Tasting of the best wines of Central Asia. In the evening you will have a chance to taste Eastern dishes. Overnight at the guest house of Eastern style.
Guesthouse
twin room
DAY 6
Monday  12 August
Samarqand – Khujand
UZ-TJ check point border
310 km
Tajikistan.
Khujant. Guesthouse “Husein”, General Rakhimovst 34.
Breakfast. Go from Samarkand. The intersection of the Uzbek-Tajik border. Arrival in the city of Khujand. One of the oldest cities of Central Asia. The second largest city of Tajikistan, an important transport interchange, political, economic, cultural and scientific center of the country. Khujand was the birthplace of famous astronomers, mathematicians, physicians, historians, poets, and musicians. Accommodation at Guesthouse. Dinner.
Guesthouse 
twin room
DAY 7
Tuesday 13 August
Khujand - Fan Mountains
154 km
BASECAMP IMTC "VERTICAL-ALAUDIN"
Breakfast. Journey between Turkestan ridge and Zarafshan ridge along Zarafshan river.
 
The rise of off-road through the pass to the Fan Mountains. The road passes through picturesque tajik villages between Zarafshan and Hissar ridge. Arrival to the International Mountaineering and tourist center "Vertical - Alaudin. Fan Mountains - a popular place for climbers from many countries. Here at relatively high altitudes grows pine, birch, fir, but the climber camp is located in an environment of huge snow-capped mountains, on which pass climbing routes of any complexity”.  The location of the campground is not far from the main top of Fan Mountains - a mountain Chimtarga 5489m. Dinner in the open air.
Tent camp
DAY 8
Wednesday 14 August
Fan Mountains
 
BASECAMP IMTC "VERTICAL-ALAUDIN"
Breakfast. The whole day you relax in the fresh air with the mountain scenery. You can also do short trekking, hunting and stretch the body! Dinner in the hall of Alpe Camp.
Tent camp
DAY 9
Thursday 15 August
Fan Mountains – Dushanbe
160 km
Dushanbe. Guesthouse, TarakulaZekhenist.11
After breakfast drive to the road M34. The road goes on mountains and here it is possible to admire the most beautiful views of huge mountains. Passage through the Anzob tunnel.
Car tunnel through the Hissar ridge in length of 5 kilometers. Arrival to the capital of Tajikistan – Dushanbe. Accommodation at guest house. Lunch. City tour. Dinner.
 
Guesthouse
Common room
DAY 10
Friday    16 August
Dushanbe - Kalaikhumb
360 km
Kalaikhumb. Guesthouse MSDSP(тел:+992 935 01 69 43
Breakfast at guest house. Journey to the south of the country – to the Kulyab city. Lunch at roadside cafe. After Kulyab road goes along the Pyandj river on the border with Afghanistan. From Afghanistan side it is possible to see many afghani settlements.Arrival to the Kalaihumb. Accommodation at guest house. Dinner.
Guesthouse 
twin room
DAY 11
Saturday 17 August
Kalaikhumb - Khorog
280 km
Khorog. Guesthouse
Breakfast at guesthouse. After breakfast passage through famous Pamir highway. Road M41. Construction of Pamir highway began in 40-ies. This road was very important – it connected Pamir with capital of Tajikistan Dushanbe and Kyrgyz city Osh. Follow the Afghanistan border. Lunch at roadside cafe. Arrival to Khorog. Accommodation at traditional Pamir guesthouse. Dinner.
 
Guesthouse
Common room
DAY 12
Sunday   18 August
Khorog
 
Khorog. Guesthouse
Breakfast at guesthouse. After breakfast free time. Khorog beautiful town for rest and acclimatization before the real highlands. Accommodation at traditional Pamir guesthouse. Dinner.
Guesthouse
Common room
DAY 13
Monday  19 August
Khorog - Murgab
314 km
Mutgab. Guesthouse
Breakfast at guest house. After breakfast passage through famous Pamir highway. Road M41. Construction oа Pamir highway began in 40-ies. This road was very important – it connected Pamir with capital of Tajikistan Dushanbe and Kyrgyz city Osh. Lunch at roadside cafe. Arrival to Murghab. Accommodation at guesthouse. Dinner.
Guesthouse
Common room
DAY 14
Tuesday 20 August
Murgab – Gulcha
TJ-KG check point
333 km
Kyrgyzstan.
Gulcha. Guesthouse. SultanKarima2 ,tel. 0553985001 Asis
Breakfast at guest house. We'll leave the Murghab and go in the direction of Kyrgyzstan. Today we will climb the highest mountain pass in Central Asia - the pass altitude 4655 m. Akbaytal. Break on Karakul lake. Lunch at Karakul kishlak (village). Crossing Kyrgyz border. Arrival to Gulcha settlement. Accommodation at guest house. Dinner.
Guesthouse,
DAY 15
Wednesday21 August
Gulcha – Toktogul Lake
456 km
Motel "Ak-Ilbirs
After breakfast passage through Fergana valley. Lunch at Uzgen town. Arrival Toktogul lake. Accommodation at guest house. Dinner. Free time.
Motel
twin room
DAY 16
Thursday 22 August
Toktogul Lake - Bishkek
295 km
Hotel "Baytur", Jukeeva-Pudovkinast, 41, tel. +996(312) 51-13-44, e-mail. [email protected]
Breakfast at guest house. Drive on colorful mountains of Tien Shan. Crossing Kyrgyz ridge through Alabel (3184m) and To-Ashu (3685m) passings. Lunch in a Yurt. Arrival Bishkek – capital of Kyrgyzstan. Accommodation at hotel. In the evening dinner and visiting popular night club “Promzona”.
Hotel
twinroom
DAY 17
Friday     23 August
Bishkek – Almaty
KG-KZ check point
210 km
Hotel Saya, Furmanovst. 135, tel. 261-24-84, fax. 261-16-10, [email protected]
After breakfast transfer to Kazakh border. Arrival to Almaty. Accommodation at the hotel. Free time. Celebration dinner at a night club "Chukotka". SilkOffRoad Souvenirs!!!.
Hotel
twinroom
DAY 18
Saturday 24  August
Almaty – Bangkok
 
 
Recovery day. Transfer Airport 2am Sunday morning.
 

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