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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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Fazel-e-Haq Road, Blue Area
Islamabad, Pakistan

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    Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, is situated at an altitude of 750 meters above sea level. It has area of 124 square km and a population of approximately 670,000 people. The city was constructed on the site of a fort (called Pishpek) built by the Khan of Kokand in 1825 and destroyed by the Russians in 1862. Russians and Ukrainians began to settle here in the latter decades of the 19th century, ... read more
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    Burana Tower
    The Burana archeological and architectural complex is situated 12 km to the south of Tokmak. The name Burana is believed to be a corruption in a local dialect of the Turkic word munara "minaret": for centuries, all that remained of Balasagun were the topless, 25-meter minaret and the overgrown mound of the old citadel. Originally, minaret was 37 to 38 meters high, but in the 16th century an earthq... read more
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    Karakol is situated at an altitude of 1700 meters near the eastern end of Lake Issyk-Kul and near the highest mountains - Peak Pobedy (7439 m) and Khan-Tengry (7010 m). It is the principal town in the region with population of 70,000 people, and the best base from which to explore the lakeshore. It's a low-rise town, famous for its apple orchards and Sunday market (one of the best in Central Asia)... read more
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    Issyk-Kul Lake
    Issyk-Kul means "hot lake" in Kyrgyz and confirms its name by not freezing in winter. It sits 1609m above the sea level and has an area of 6206 square km (179 km long and 60 km wide), making it the second largest alpine lake in the world after Lake Titicaca in South America. About 134 rivers flow into the lake. No river flow out of Issyk-Kul so the lake accumulates all mineral substances carried h... read more
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    Kyrgyzstan Visa Support
    We can provide Kyrgyzstan Visa Support ( also known as Letter of Invitation) via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan. 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 accommodation throughout the stay in... read more
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    Ala-Archa Canyon
    The Ala-Archa canyon is located in the highest, central part of the Kyrgyz Ridge which is famous for its eternal snow-stretching for almost 200 km - and such peaks as Dvurogaya (4,380 m), Korona (4,860 m), Baylyanbaish (4,700 m), and the highest peak of the Kyrgyz ridge - Semenov-Tian-Shansky (4,875 m). The Ala-Archa canyon is the center of the Ala-Archa National Park, one of the main tourist attr... read more
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    Customs control
    On entering the country tourist must fill in a customs declaration form, which must be retained until departure. This allows the import of articles intended for personal use, including currency and valuables which must be registered on the declaration form. Customs inspection can be long and detailed. Duty Free: The following goods may be imported into Kyrgyzstan by travellers of 16 years or ... read more
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    Located in Tokmak and neighbouring the Burana Tower, Ak-Beshim are the ruins of the ancient town. The mounds and ridges at Ak-Beshim delineate a large town (35 hectares) which has yielded remains of a Nestorian church and a Buddhist temple from the 7th and 8th centuries. Ak-Beshim is reckoned to have been the most important town in its time. The site has since been reliably identified as Suyab. Me... read more
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    Useful information
    Clothes and equipment for a cultural tourist Take whatever you like but remember that our trip will start in Bishkek, where the temperature may go up to 45 C. By contrast, the horse-riding part is at the altitude of 3000 m., where the temperature can go below 10C in the night. Therefore, you should be prepared to all weather conditions. As to the dress-code remember that Kyrgyzstan is a “mi... read more
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    Cholpon-Ata is located at an altitude of 1609 meters above the sea level at the northern side of the Issyk-Kul Lake (250 km from Bishkek). In the area there are the significant mountain gorges of Kungei, Ala-Too, Chon-Koi-Suu and Cholpon-Ata. It's worth visiting a number of waterfalls, lakes, and forests. The great panoramic view of the Terskei Ala-Too rise up from the emerald riverbanks to the hi... read more
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    Kyrgyz people are regarded as one of the oldest folks living in Central Asia who emigrated from Yenisey valley of the upper river valley. Their presence is reckoned to be over 2000 years with various smaller tribal groupings who roamed in the steppes in search of grazing grounds to travel into Chui Valley which forms the present day Kyrgyzstan. With the passage of time a greater section of Ky... read more
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    Krasnaya Rechka
    The sight is located only 30 km east of Bishkek in the village "Krasnaya Rechka". The irregular mounds and softy eroded clay walls rippling off the valley floor are the remains of the Silk Road City of Navekat, which flourished from the 6th to the 12th centuries. The founders were Sogdians; Navekat means "new city" in Sogdian. Archaeologists have discovered remains of a Buddhist temple, a fort... read more
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    Arts & Crafts
    The centuries-old artistic work of the Kyrgyz has developed under the conditions of a nomadic way of life. Alongside the ever-constant work of cattle breeding and agriculture, the people have been involved in various crafts. Materials for making plates and dishes, horse saddles and harness - wool, leather, skins and wood - were procured on the spot. National masters have long supplied the loc... read more
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    The Osh region is the largest region of Kyrgyzstan, with a multiethnic population consisting of 1.4 million people. It lies in the southern part of Pamir-Alai and includes the hilly lowlands of the Ferghana Valley. The geography of the region is one of contrasts. At one edge of the Ferghana Valley gentle hills rise into mid-sized mountains and then gradually into high altitude ranges. The cli... read more
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    Culture & Customs
    The Kyrgyz are associated with historical national epos Manas, an entire cycle of oral legends. The epos was created by the Kyrgyz people and is dedicated to the national hero Manas, who protected the Kyrgyz and his nation from ancient times. Manas is a genuine encyclopaedia, which accumulated the historic events, information on the society, traditions and mode of life. The Kyrgyz literature has t... read more
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    The stone fortress Tash-Rabat is located at the altitude of 3530 m, 80 km far from Torugart (China-Kyrgyz border post) and 90 km from Naryn town. Recent investigations have shown that this monument dates back to the 10th century. It is supposed to be the monastery of Nestorian-Christians (or Buddhist) who came here before the Mongolian invasion and before the spreading of Islam in Tian Shan. T... read more
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    Festivals & Holidays
    January 1- New Year's Day January 7 - Russian Orthodox Christmas March 8 - International Women's Day March 21 - Navruz ('New Day') - Ancient festival recently introduced in Kyrgyzstan. It can include traditional games, music festivals, street art and colourful fairs. May 5 - Constitution Day May 9 - Victory Day - Celebration of victory in the World War II 1941-1945, with military ... read more
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    Uzgen town, which is situated on the right bank of the mountain river Kara-Darya (60 km away from Osh), was founded in the 8-9th centuries. The fourth city according to its size after Axiket, Kuba and Osh it was a large trade centre on the outskirts of the state of Samanids. From the second part of the 11th century till the beginning of the 13th century this mighty fortress, Uzgen, was the capital... read more
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    History Museum
    Formerly known as the Lenin Museum has been renamed as the History Museum of Bishkek. The highlight of this museum is a collections of the Bolshevik Revolution and The Red Army days. There is a nice display of Kyrgyz culture and the nomadic life immortalised in the ‘Manas’ spirit of the modern Kyrgyzstan. A small collection of stone works of the ancient times include Tombstone figures o... read more
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    Frunze’s House
    A good friend of Lenin, Mikhail Vasilievich Frunze was born in Bishkek in 1885, in his young age became a vigorous communist officer who led the victorious Red Army into the Kremlin Palace in 1917 and later continued his meritorious work for the communist party as an officer and a leader. The old garrison town of Pishpek was named after him as Frunze which was renamed after the independence of Kyr... read more
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    Przhevalsky Museum
    A land mark museum, dedicated to the memory of one of the least known explorer, a forgotten name in the Great Game history of this region. Nikolai Michailovich Przhevalsky was an enthusiastic explorer accredited for his excellent works on flora and fauna of Issikul region. As a young officer of the Czar, Przhevalsky was a highly honoured explorer of the Russian Geographic Society who worked from 1... read more
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    Burana Tower Archaeological museum
    Situated on the site of a Karakhanid period caravan town dating 10/12th century AD Burana named as Balashgun was a bustling stopping station on the Silk Route running down from Tienshan passes to Pishpek(Bishkek).The place itself is fairly large and even covers an area of a forgotton Buddhist site of around 08/09th century AD. Today we can see exposure to the Karakhanid period ruins of rel... read more