(99871) 2814148

45/405 Shota Rustaveli Street
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Mezzanine Floor., Office 8A
Mushtaq Mansion, Block D
Fazel-e-Haq Road, Blue Area
Islamabad, Pakistan

E-mail: tashkent@sitara.com islamabad@sitara.com

Phone (Uzbekistan): (99871) 2814148, (99871) 2814149, (99871) 2553504
Phone (Pakistan):  (9251) 2805583, (9251) 2805288

Fax: (99871) 1206500

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    Customs control
    On entering the country, all the travellers are obliged to fill in the Customs Declaration Form, which must be retained until the departure from the country. The following things must be shown in a declaration form: cash foreign currency, precious metals and stones, pearls as well as jeweller and other household products from these metals, stones and pearls. Customs inspection can be long and deta... read more
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    Kazakhstan Visa support
    We can provide Kazakhstan Visa Support ( also known as Letter of Invitation) via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan. As a company involved in tourism, we are obliged to apply for visa support only for passengers who avail our tour services.  Minimum services required are: Arrival & departure transfers airport/hotel/airport. Hotel acc... read more
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    Several years ago Astana was a quiet provincial city with many old houses and the Ishim river, looking like a swamp covered with cane jungles. Nowadays after the capital was transferred from Almaty to Astana the city has completely changed. Formerly it was named Akmola and until the 1950s was a tiny mining town. Then Nikita Khrushchev announced the Virgin Lands scheme to turn 250,000 square kilome... read more
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    The Republic is a multinational state inhabited with representatives of more than 126 nationalities. In the year 2012 the population of Kazakhstan was 16.9 million people. 54 % of the population is urban and 46 % is rural. Annual growth rate is -1.0 %. The population density, 5.9 persons per square kilometre, is among the lowest in the world, partly because the country includes large areas of inho... read more
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    Almaty is situated at the altitude of 600-900 meters above the sea level. Practically every city has its own symbol. For Almaty it is the Zailiysky Alatau Mountains as well as the famous apples. The Zailiysky Alatau is the northern part of the Tian-Shan mountains. It consists of a mountain chain and valleys between the mountains. It is famous for its eternal mountain glaciers, canyons, alpine mead... read more
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    Arts & Crafts
    Folk arts have developed in tune with a nomadic or semi-nomadic way of life. The main items used for decorating are clothes, arms, jewellery, mostly of silver incorporating semi-precious stones like lapis and carnelian, and, to a lesser extend, weaving, embroidery and brightly coloured rugs - all of which have a practical use as well as artistic value. Multicoloured felt mats (koshma), wall coveri... read more
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    Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve
    It was set up in 1927. For more than 70 years the mountain woods here are safe from an axe, grass from scythe and rivers from industrial pollution. Fresh greenery is all around. The Graig's Tulip is selected as the symbol of the Reserve.  The whole Tian-Shan has no other places of such juniper woods as in the law-protected preservation of Aksu-Zhabagly. Quite remarkable is the canyo... read more
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    Culture & Customs
    On the territory of today Kazakhstan there are more than 22 sites of ancient settlements. In Tangaly ravine, not far from Almaty archaeologists have discovered about a thousand of the rock-paintings, which one can call the ancient gallery of art. The Kazakhs had a well-articulated culture based on their nomadic pastoral lifestyle. Although Islam was introduced to most of the Kazakhs in the 17th ... read more
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    Kazakhstani Switzerland is the second name given to Burabai, Kokshetau region that is in the Northern Kazakhstan. Amidst yellow scorched unending steppe you just encounter the green wall of forest. It harbours wonders: hillocks overgrown with trees, stony ridges, heaps of rocks like fairy giants and ghosts as silent as bewitched lakes. "Bura " in Kazakh stands for camel. There is an old ... read more
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    Festivals & Holidays
    January 1-2 - New Year (according to Gregorian calendar) March - The International Women's Day March 22 - Nauryz Meiramy May 1 - Kazakhstan People's Unity Day. May 9 - Victory Day August 30 - Constitution Day October 25 - Day of the Republic December 16 - Independence Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kazakhs love to celebrate holidays and special occasions. During thes... read more
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    Taraz is one of the largest tourist centres of Kazakhstan with population of 310,000 people. The town's past as the 6th century Silk Road settlement of Taraz was discovered by archaeologists in 1938. In the 11th century it was a capital of the Karakhanid State, which also ruled Bukhara for a while. In 1220 Taraz was conquered by the hordes of Genghis-Khan and was razed to the ground. At the end of... read more
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    Founded perhaps as early as the 5th century AD, and known as Yasy till the 16th, the town was by the 12th century an important trade and religious centre, on a boundary between nomadic and agricultural societies. Later it became a northerly outpost of the Kokand khanate, falling to the Russian push of 1864. In Turkestan there is found Kazakhstan's greatest building and an important site of Mu... read more
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    Khoja Ahmed Yassawi: (Islamic medieval)
    A very revered mendicant a great sage, Khoja Ahmed Yassawi was born in 1093 AD in the village of Sayram not far from Shymkent. Khoja Ahmed Yassawi studied Islamic jurisprudence(fiqah) with many scholars of his time like one Yousaf Hamdani and Abudul Khaliq Gijduvani in Bukhara district whereas Bukhara had become hub of scholarly studies. He was from a scholarly family and his brought up in such a ... read more
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    Republican Museum of Kazakh musical instruments
    This is one of the interesting museum which exhibits more than 40 musical instruments of different nature. The nomadic traits of the Kazakh may have led to the development of various musical instruments. Even today in the remote village music is part of a Kazakh’s way of life. Many of these instruments are associated with the local folklore.
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    Central State Museum
    The highlight of this museum is a minikin reconstruction of the Golden Warrior – a Scythian prince of Tigrakhaud tribal affinity, was found buried in the best of his golden Tunic with all decorations of the time. The objects discovered from Issik tumulus dates back to 5th century BC. The Scythian nomadic activity dates back to 7th century BC with great nomadic invasions taking place from Dzungaria... read more
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    Tamgaly Rock Drawings (World Heritage)
    Situated about 163 kms out of Almaty, Tamgaly rock drawings is wonderful depiction of Human ages and migratory periods. These 5000 rock drawings are spread in an area of 90 hectares dating from 2nd millennium BC down to 20th century. We can divide the main rock drawings as follows: -Middle Bronze Age (14th – 13th BC) – Solar deities, Zoomorphic, disguised people and wide variety of animal... read more