Expedition

Stans VII

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Stans VII

The Stans are back! One of out bestsellers, with our already classic itinerary over-landing Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Spring is the perfect time to explore the stunning raw outdoors and rich nomad lifestyle. There are few places more off the beaten path than Central Asia and this is a great way to combine these countries. A balanced and very affordable Expedition, where we’ll use our time efficiently to experience the nature and live with nomads. All of it with the best possible company of new lifelong friendships you’ll create.

IMPORTANT: You can combine this Expedition with the Afghanistan Expedition the following week!

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KAZAKHSTAN & KYRGYZSTAN

You can combine this Expedition with Afghanistan Expedition the following week.

Day 0:

Expedition starts on the 29th June from Almaty, Kazakhstan. Our first days are usually a full day, starting from the early morning. Therefore, you need to arrive in Almaty at any time on June 28th. This also provides an excellent opportunity to explore Almaty, as we will be departing early the next day.

Day 1: Almaty – Charyn Canyon (Kazakhstan)

  • Today we’ll explore Charyn Canyon, the Beautiful and intelligible little sister of Colorado Canyon in USA.
  • Overnight in Saty village

Day 2: Kolsai Lake – Karakol (Kyrgyzstan)

  • Early morning we drive to Kolsai to admire the beautiful and pristine alpine lake. Afterwards we’ll take the mountain roads and head to the border pass with Kyrgyzstan. We’ll cross over to Karakol, where we will spend the night.
  • Overnight in Karakol

Day 3: Karakol – Barskoon – Issyk Kul

  • Today we’ll explore the town of Karakol and it’s impressive wooden orthodox church. Then, we’ll continue on to have a picnic lunch in Barksoon valley and mesmerize at the jaw dropping view of Jety Oguz. We will end up in Yurts by the
    Issyk Kul Lakes.
  • Overnight in Yurts Issyk Kul Lake

Day 4: Eagle hunting – Naryn

  • We’ll start with the eagle hunting show and then we will drive to the South of Kyrgyzstan and drive to Naryn city on the way we stop in beautiful places and Dolon pass which is on 3030 meters above the sea level.
  • Overnight in Naryn

Day 5: Naryn – Tashrabat

  • We will take the road to an ancient Caravanserai of Tashrabat which was built back in X-XI centuries by the merchants of the great Silk road. We drive along the modern silk road and beautiful valley of At Bashy.
  • Overnight in Naryn

Day 6: Songkul Lake – Kok Boru

  • We immerse ourselves in the scenic beauty of Songkul Lake, one of the most beautiful areas around there where we will see Kyrgyz National nomadic game called Kok Boru. It’s the highlight of our Expedition.
  • Overnight at yurt camp

Day 7: Burana Tower – BishKek

  •  After Breakfast, we leave the scenery of Song Kul lake and we will drive to Bishkek, with a stop on the way in Burana tower.
  • Overnight in Bishkek.

Day 8: It’s time to say goodbye; fly out on your final morning.

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Included

Accomodation

Shared rooms in 3*/ 4* star hotels when available and Yurt camps.

Transport

Private van, or 4WD and driver.

Entrance Fees

All entrance fees to sites on your itinerary.

Activities

Kok Boru, Eagle Hunting, horseback riding, Nomad games and Yurt camps.

Meals

Some meals are included (when we don't have any alternatives to choose from, ie: yurt camps) and some are not (whenever we can have a bit more flexibility and choose what we prefer on the spot).
June 29th- July 6th

Our Selection Process takes only 10 minutes and it helps us create the best travel family!

FAQ

Most nationalities are either visa free or visa on arrival. You can check with us to see the visa requirements are depending on your passport.
Wander Expedition doesn’t book flights for you and is ultimately not responsible for your flight connection, but we can offer guidance and support when you research the best options for you. You will be flying to Almaty and back from Bishkek.
The Stans are some of the safest destinations we’ve traveled to in Wander Expedition! It’s a fantastic first experience in Central Asia for those of you that want to explore the most secluded side of this region.
This Expedition is for everyone looking to have a fun time, explore an off the beaten path destination, make new travel friends and memorable travel stories. Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan are a perfect combination of stunning raw outdoors and traditional nomad Central Asian culture. It’s also one of our most affordable Expeditions and a great way to combine these Central Asian countries. A fun roadtrip is the perfect style of trip to explore them!
Wander Expeditions is not a traditional travel agency where the first to pay is the first to go. We take you to stunning destinations, but we know the people you share it with is even more important when you travel. That’s why we have a refined selection process where we filter and vet candidates to ensure that groups are fun, balanced, diverse and interesting! We make sure candidates are on the same page and share our values of being fun, flexible and fearless, so we can guarantee everyone will have an amazing experience. We create travel families, so #trusttheprocess. Halfway through our process, we share the price with all pre-selected applicants. It only takes 5 min to apply, so you literally have nothing to lose! What are you waiting for to join the Wander Fam?

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