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Burana Tower

The red canyon of Boom valley and the Burana Tower

An active and cultural day trip to the East part of the Chuy Oblast

The Burana tower, along with grave markers, some earthworks and the remnants of a castle and three mausoleums, is all that remains of the ancient city of Balasagun, which was established by the Karakhanids at the end of the 9th century. An external staircase and steep, winding stairway inside the tower enables visitors to climb to the top.

The tower was originally 45 m (148 ft) high. However, over the centuries a number of earthquakes caused significant damage to the structure. The last major earthquake in the 15th century destroyed the top half of the tower, reducing it to its current height of 25m (82 ft). A renovation project was carried out in the 1970s to restore its foundation and repair the west-facing side of the tower, which was in danger of collapse.

The entire site, including the mausoleums, castle foundations and grave markers, now functions as museum and there is a small building on the site containing historical information as well as artifacts found at the site and in the surrounding region. 

At 80 km from Bishkek

The Burana Tower is a large minaret in the Chui Valley in northern Kyrgyzstan. It is located about 80 km east of the country's capital Bishkek, near the town of Tokmok.

1 Day Discovery tours Kyrgyzstan

  • 1 people: $113

  • 2 people: $72

  • 3 people: $58

  • 4 people: $51

  • 5 people: $47

  • 6 people: $44

Starting from

$44
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Program


  Bishkek - Bishkek
Hike in Konorchek red canyon and visit of historical site of Balasagun and its minaret "Burana"

8:30 Depart from Bishkek 11:00 Arrival to the Kurgon Terek red’s canyon (part of the great valley of Konorchek), walking in the canyon (to reach the amazing part of the canyon, it takes around 45-60 min. 12:00 Picnic in the canyon 13:00 Depart to Burana tower: visit of the museum, petroglyphs fiels and the tower 15:00 Transfer to Bishkek 16:00 Arrival in Bishkek

Lunch
250 km
04:00
02:30
300 m
300 m
300 m

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What is included

  • All transportation in a private vehicle

  • All airport transfers

  • Accommodation as described in the program

  • Meals (3 per day)

  • Bottled water (when possible) & tea

  • English-speaking trekking guide

  • Pack horses with saddle bags & horsemen

  • Camping & cooking equipment (tents, mats, gas, stove, etc)

  • All the activities listed in the program

  • Entry fees at national parks and/or border zones listed in the program

  • Entry fees at museums and historical sites listed in the program

  • Domestic flights mentioned in the program

  • A contribution to our sustainable development projects

  • Organisation of the trip & local taxes

What is not included

  • International flights

  • International banking fees (PayPal, ...)

  • Travel & repatriation insurance

  • Visas / LOI (if applicable)

  • Alcoholic and soft drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Personal equipment (sleeping bag, headlight, personal medication, etc)

  • Additional costs due to unexpected personal events (health, loss of luggage, ...)

  • Tips for guide & driver (always optional, always appreciated)

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