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Trace the Silk Route
Relive the Antiquity


Self Driven Tour

13th to 20th October 2023
Number of days: 8

Self Driven Road Trip Distance

Distance Covered:
1500 kms (approx.)

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Vehicle: Toyota 4Runner

Kyrgyzstan is one of the best-kept secrets of Central Asia. It is a magical land of snow-capped mountains that disappear into the clouds. The beauty of the alpine lakes with turquoise water, stunning gorges, glacial rivers and vast swathes of velvety grasslands dotted with wild horses and cattle grazing peacefully is surreal.

Located to the north of India, Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country but has the world’s second largest alpine lake, the Issyk-Kul.

All the paved roads on this tour were a part of the ancient Silk Route that was used for transporting silk and spices from China and India to the European continent. However, the real beauty of Kyrgyzstan reveals itself only when you venture off-road. So our route has a mix of paved and dirt road driving that takes you through breath-taking landscapes and mountain passes.

That’s not all, carefully selected sights like the Tash Rabat Caravanserai make the cultural experiences worthwhile. Activities like local horse games, carpet weaving, staying in a Yurt (Central Asian round tent) and folklore show will give you an enriching insight into the nomadic lifestyle of the Kyrgyz.

Tour Itinerary


Arrive at Bishkek

An embarq guide welcomes you at the Bishkek airport and escorts you to Hotel Plaza.
Stay at Bishkek.
Welcome dinner.

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Bishkek to Cholpon Ata – 280 kms

Afternoon by Lake Issyk-Kul
Let’s take it easy on the first day. Get used to the car and the convoy on the paved road to Cholpon Ata and enjoy a show of the traditional Kyrgyz horse games on the way. Today, you will get the first sight of Lake Issyk-Kul, the ‘Pearl of Central Asia. Spend a relaxed afternoon at a private beach by the lake.
Stay at Cholpon Ata


Cholpon Ata to Karakol – 160 kms

Drive through the Grigorieskoye gorge
Discover the exquisite beauty of the Chinese style Dungan Mosque and admire the ancient wooden Orthodox Church at the town of Karakol, located on the eastern tip of Issyk-Kul.
Stay at Karakol

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Karakol to Balykchy – 250 kms

Drive along the Issyk-Kul Lake
Drive along the Issyk-Kul lake followed by a visit to an eagle hunters place.
Stay at Balykchy


Balykchy to Naryn – 300 kms

Drive through the Japak Bel pass
Discover the wondrous Japak Bel pass and conquer an altitude of more than 3000 meters.
Stay at Naryn.

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Day trip to Tash Rabat – 180 kms

Visit the Caravanserai
The Tash Rabat Caravanserai is one of the best preserved monuments of the Silk Route and it is quite a site to see! It takes you back to ancient times when the Chinese caravans would travel through this road. Take your time to explore this ancient wonder.
Stay at Naryn


Naryn to Bishkek – 315 kms

Carpet weaving and folk music
Observe the delicate art of carpet weaving and enjoy the local folk music after a nomadic lunch with a Kyrgyz family.
Share your personal experiences and have a gala time with your driving buddies at the farewell dinner as you prepare to depart.
Stay at Bishkek.

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Depart for India from Bishkek

After the magical driving experience in Kyrgyzstan, travel back to the airport to board the flight to India.

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