Silk Road Expedition: An Off-Road Adventure from Bishkek to Tash-Rabat

3 Days


Embark on a thrilling journey through the heart of Kyrgyzstan, tracing the ancient Silk Road to the remarkable Tash-Rabat Caravanserai. This off-road adventure takes you from the bustling streets of Bishkek, through breathtaking landscapes, and deep into the history of the Silk Road. Experience the rugged beauty of the Kyrgyz countryside, immerse yourself in local nomadic culture, and explore one of Central Asia’s most intriguing historical sites

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic Drive through Kyrgyzstan: Begin your adventure in Bishkek and travel through picturesque valleys, alongside flowing rivers, and over mountain passes, enjoying the stunning natural beauty of Kyrgyzstan
  • Visit Burana Tower: Make a stop at this 11th-century minaret, a remnant of the ancient city of Balasagun, offering insights into the region's pre-Islamic history.
  • Explore Naryn: Discover the charm of Naryn, a town nestled in the heart of Kyrgyzstan, serving as the gateway to the Tian Shan mountains.
  • Off-Road to Tash-Rabat: Venture off the beaten path to Tash-Rabat, navigating through remote landscapes that offer a true off-road experience.
  • Stay in a Traditional Yurt: Experience nomadic life by staying in a traditional Kyrgyz yurt near Tash-Rabat, under the stars of the vast Central Asian sky.
  • Discover Tash-Rabat Caravanserai: Explore the mysteries of Tash-Rabat, a well-preserved 15th-century caravanserai, and immerse yourself in the history of the Silk Road traders who once stopped here


Morning: Arrive at Manas International Airport. Transfer to the Silk Road Guest House in Bishkek. Rest and freshen up after your flight.
Afternoon: Embark on a city tour of Bishkek. Highlights include Ala-Too Square, the State Historical Museum, and the Osh Bazaar. Enjoy the greenery of Panfilov Park and the architectural beauty of the Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Evening: Dinner at a local restaurant, offering traditional Kyrgyz cuisine. Overnight stay at the Silk Road Guest House.

Morning: After breakfast, depart for Naryn. The drive takes approximately 5-6 hours, covering around 355 km. Enjoy the scenic views of the Kyrgyz countryside and mountain landscapes.
Afternoon: Arrive in Naryn and check into a local hotel or guesthouse. After some rest, take a city tour of Naryn. Explore the Naryn Museum of Regional Studies, walk along the banks of the Naryn River, and visit the Central Mosque.
Evening: Dinner at a local restaurant, experiencing more of the Kyrgyz culinary traditions. Overnight stay in Naryn.

Morning: Depart early from Naryn for Tash-Rabat, driving through beautiful valleys and mountain passes. The journey to Tash-Rabat is an off-road adventure, taking about 3-4 hours.
Afternoon: Arrival at Tash-Rabat. Explore the ancient caravanserai, nestled in the picturesque Ala-Kul valley. Learn about its history as a resting place for traders and travelers on the Silk Road.
Evening: Enjoy a traditional dinner and overnight stay in a yurt camp near Tash-Rabat, offering an authentic experience of nomadic life under the stars.

Morning: After breakfast in the yurt camp, prepare for the return journey to Bishkek. The drive back offers one last opportunity to absorb the magnificent landscapes of Kyrgyzstan.
Afternoon/Evening: Arrive in Bishkek and transfer to the airport or your chosen accommodation, marking the end of your Silk Road expedition.


  • Transportation:
  • Airport transfers to and from Manas International Airport.
  • All ground transportation in a 4x4 off-road vehicle suitable for the terrain, including fuel costs.
  • Accommodation:
  • 1-night stay at the Silk Road Guest House in Bishkek, including breakfast.
  • 1-night stay in a local hotel or guesthouse in Naryn, including breakfast.
  • 1-night stay in a traditional yurt near Tash-Rabat, including breakfast.
  • Meals:
  • Daily breakfast at accommodations.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners in Bishkek.
  • Traditional dinner at the yurt camp near Tash-Rabat.
  • Tours and Guides:
  • Guided city tours in Bishkek and Naryn with English-speaking guides.
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sites and museums during the tours.
  • Guided visit to Tash-Rabat Caravanserai.
  • Support:
  • 24/7 support from the tour operator.
  • All necessary permits for visiting restricted areas.


  • Airfare:
  • International airfare to and from Kyrgyzstan is not included.
  • Meals:
  • Lunches and dinners, except for those mentioned in the 'Includes' section.
  • Any personal snacks or beverages outside of the provided meals.
  • Personal Expenses:
  • Souvenirs, personal shopping, and optional activities not included in the itinerary.
  • Tips for guides and drivers (optional but appreciated).
  • Travel Insurance:
  • Comprehensive travel insurance, which is highly recommended for all travelers, is not included.
  • Visas and Vaccinations:
  • Any required visas or vaccination costs for entry into Kyrgyzstan.
  • Additional Accommodation:
  • Any extra nights of accommodation outside of the itinerary dates.
  • Emergency Evacuation:
  • Costs associated with medical emergencies or evacuation.

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