Keen to venture further afield for next summer’s holiday? Bordering China, and with a largely nomadic rural population, mountainous Kyrgyzstan makes a fascinating choice.

This 11-day tour visits the Ala-Archa National Park, Kyrchyn Gorge, the Seven Bulls of Jeti-Oguz and Tash-Rabat, one of the finest examples of 15th century stone caravanserai (roadside inns) on the Old Silk Road.

Naryn, Kyrgyzstan
Naryn, Kyrgyzstan

Departing 21 July, the price is from £2,350 pp (two sharing), including flights (London), rail & road travel, excursions, hotel & guest house accommodation, all meals, UK tour leader and local professional Kyrgyz guide.

For more inspiration, read Johan Smits’ Sampling the Great Outdoors in Kyrgyzstan

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