Kyrgyzstan is historically situated on the Great Silk Road, between the markets in China and Europe, India and the Middle East. The caravans with silk, spices, gold, paper, ceramics, bronze etc. were going along the many different routes from the East to the West (and back). Not only trade flourished but there was also an exchange of ideas and philosophies. In the 15th century China retreated behind its Great Wall, and sea routes were discovered. The importance of the Great Silk Road declined.
Nowadays, a 'renaissance' of the historical Great Silk Road is underway and many tourists follow in the footsteps of the traders and travelers of the historical Silk Road and visit many countries in Central Asia.
Can we invite you to follow some tracks of the Great Silk Road through Kyrgyzstan?
Programme from Osh to Bishkek, the full-tour across Kyrgyzstan, through the heart of the country and to Son Kul and Issyk Kul
duration: 13 days
Programme from Bishkek to Torugart with a visit to Issyk Kul and Son Kul
duration: 7/8 days