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Programs in Central Asia

Central Asia

 

This region of Asia is situated on crossroads from China, Middle East and Europe.

For more than 2,000 years the area of Central Asia lays shrouded in mystery and legends. Worldwide famous Great Silk Road passed this area. Beautiful palaces, mosques, minarets and madrassahs sit alongside more modern buildings.

 

Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva were capitals of powerful empires.

 

Samarkand

 

Which is more than 2,500 years old is one of the most ancient cities in the world. "Everythingl have heard about the beauty of Samarkand is true, except that is even more beautiful than I could have imagined" - Alexander the Great said. Registan is the main square of Samarkand, a unique architectural ensemble with three large amazing madrasahs. The Shakh-i-Zindah complex is an outstanding architectural ensemble of Central Asia, dating from the 11th till 19th centuries. The Gur Amir Mausoleum (dated 1405) is a centre of the composition of a large architectural complex. The greatest conqueror of all times, Timur (Tamerlane), his sons Sharuh and Mironshakh, and his grandsons Beg and Muhammad Sultan are buried here.

 

Bukhara 

 

Was known as a holiest city in Asia and had over 300 mosques and 80 madrassahs. Today Bukhara is the city with many historic monuments: the Arc, the Kalyan mosque and minaret (1127).

 

Khiva

 

The original town covers less than 1 sq km and the 2,200 m of city wall encloses sixteen madrassahs. The Kunia Arc is a fortress of the 12th centuries. Pahlavan Mahmud mausoleum is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city.

 

Penjikent

 

50 kilometres from Samarkand towards the Fan Mountains. Is a large city of the period of the Greek rule here. Here you can visit the urban complex - a monument of ancient Sogdiana, which has miraculously remained intact, and has been excavated by archeologists.

 

Visiting Urmetan

 

The capital of a past feudal domain Falgar, you will get a unique chance to become a quest of the inhabitants of this mountain village, to live at their homes, to attend a namez in the local mosque and to visit the mausoleum of an Iranian preacher of the 16th century. The local blacksmiths, potters and carpet-makers will show you their top professional skills, and the articles they make.

 

The Fan Mountauns

 

Form part of the Pamir-Alai and lie in 200 km east of Samarkand. The Fan Mountains are famous with more than ten peaks with a height of over 5000 metres, crystall clear lakes. The banks of the numerous lakes are covered with forests of relic archa-tree which can be found only here. Due to its fine climate, this area is very attractive for trekkers, hikers, climbers.

Welcome to our International Tourist Center "Alaudin"!

 

PROGRAMS IN CENTRAL ASIA 

           

- City tours around the ancient capitals of Central Asia

  • Visit Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, cities of ancient history, of Shakheresad's Fairy Tales "1001 nights"
  • Along the Great Silk Road by small plane - SUPER HIT OF SEASONS!
  • Rest at Aidarkul Lake, overnight in the yurts, camel riding
  • Along the Tamerlan's traces

- Programs in the Fan Mountains

  • International Tourist Center "Alaudin" in the Fan Mountains
  • Trekking and climbing programs based on ITC "Alaudin" – various itineraries, routes, duration
  • Climbing the nicest fivethousanders of the Fan mountains (Chimtarga 5487m, Bodkhona, Energy, etc.)
  • Rest at the ITC "Alaudin" in the Fan Mountains

- Familiarisation tours in Uzbekistan and in the Fan Mountains

  •         Visit ancient cities of Central Asia, Penjikent (former capital of ancient Sogdiana), local mountain villages, getting acquainted with present life of local people, saved their traditions and customs.
  •         Visit Iskanderkool Lake named after Alexander the Great

- Additional programs

  • Trekking to the peaks Pobeda and Khan-Tengri
  • Climbing and trekking tours in the Tian-Shan mountain region in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan
  • Helicopter excursions in the region
  • Organization of different events in the mountains: Championships, meetings of alpinists, ecological congresses in the mountains etc.
  • Heli-ski tours
  • Special programs – mineralogical, botanical, entomological and other ones.

 

                  

THE MAIN THING

IS

FROM THE FIRST MINUTE OF OUR TOURS

TOURISTS BECOME OUR DEAREST GUESTS AND BEST FRIENDS -

IT IS THE MAIN LAW OF THE HOSPITALITY

OF CENTRAL ASIAN PEOPLE

 

YOU ARE WELCOME!