Medium trek tour is an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Kyrgyz nature. Far from cities, without Internet or phone calls. Accompanied by an experienced guide, you will see the high-mountain lake Kol Ukok and walk along the mountain trails of Tien Shan. Book our tour now and we will contact you.
- Have experience during the staying in the yurt
- See the second biggest Alpine Lake, Issyk Kul Lake
- Breath taking and stunning panoramas unfold from the mountain passes
- Ride a horse up to Son Kul Lake, the gem among all Kyrgyzstan’s mountain lakes
- History of traders, preachers and invaders
Duration: 12 Days
Combined tour: (trekking and cultural)
Best season: middle of July – middle of September
Description of Medium trek
Price in USD
Arrival in Bishkek (formerly Frunze), the capital of Kyrgyzstan early in the morning. Transfer to the hotel for rest. After breakfast transfer to Kyzl Oi village. The road goes over the Too Ashu pass 3580 m. Picnic on the way at the river shore. to Suusamyr valley and in to the Kokomeren Gorge. Upon arrival accommodation and dinner in family.
(Altitudes above sea level during the day: beginning of day – 800 m in Bishkek, highest point – 3580m at Too Ahuu pass, end of the day – 1800 m in Kyzyl Oi village)
Breakfast. Transfer to Kyz Art village about 2 hours. Lunch in the village. Meet the local guide. Start the trekking cross Kyzyl-Kiya jailoo, an enormous, relatively flat sea of grass. Continue over the Chaar-Archa Pass (3061 m) into the Chaar-Archa Valley follow the trail over verdant hills to Kilemche Jailoo. The name means “like a carpet,” and this swathe of grass covers whole mountain ranges, with shadings as subtle as any shyrdak. Dinner and overnight in Kilemche yurt camp of nomads or if the group is big then tent accommodation (simple toilet).
(Altitudes above sea level during the day: beginning of day – 1800m in Kyzyl Oi village, highest point – 3061m at Chaar Archa pass, end of the day – 2700 m in Kilemche Jailoo)
After breakfast at Kilemche, spend the morning climbing to Jalgyz Karagai pass (3300 m, about 2-3 hours), over the Song-Kol Mountains and into the lake’s basin. The morning climb affords wonderful views of Kilemche jailoo, and the pass itself is rocky and exciting. From the pass, Song-Kol is still distant, but as you trek down the slopes about 2 hours, it gets larger and larger; the mountains on the other side get higher and higher, until finally the lake fills most of your field of view and the southern mountains tower above it. Lunch in NoviNomad Yurt camp. Spend afternoon time at the lakeside. Dinner in the Yurt camp of NoviNomad.
(Altitudes above sea level during the day: beginning of day – 2700 m in Kilemche Jailoo, highest point – 3300m at Jalgyz Karagai pass, end of the day – 3080m in Yurt camp NoviNomad)
Breakfast. Full day in Song-Kul lake. This is a popular place among the local people, who come here every summer with their families and cattle. You can do one day hiking to mountains, meet local shepherds, and watch the shepherd’s way of life: taste bread and kumyz (the national Kyrgyz drink from mares’ milk). For walking excursion and visit nomads the guide will be with you. It is different possibilities of walking distances on Song-Kul.Watching and / or participation in everyday life of shepherds, watching the processes of milking mares; making national milk products like kymyz (a fermented mare’s milk) or airan (a sour dense milk product). Optionaly it is possible to have horse riding. Dinner in the Yurt camp of NoviNomad.
(Altitudes above sea level during the day: – 3080m in Yurt camp NoviNomad)
Breakfast. Transfer to the Kochkor village. The road goes over the Kalmak Ashu pass (3447 m). Lunch in Kochkor. Visiting woman group who is producing traditional nomad’s carpets from the felt which call “Shiyrdak’” and “Ala Kiiz”. Preparing to the trekking at Family guesthouse. Dinner and overnight in the Family guesthouse.
(Altitudes above sea level during the day: beginning of day – 3080m in Yurt camp NoviNomad, highest point – 3447m at Kalmak Ahuu pass, end of the day – 1800m in Kochkor village)
Breakfast. Transfer to Issakeev village to the Kol Ukok gorge (about 30m-1 hour). Meet the horses and local trekking staff. Start the trekking to Ukok lake about 3-4 hours. The trail goes along the Ukok valley over the small pass Kichi Ukok 3130 m. Tent camp at the shore of Ukok lake. The shepherds come to the pastures of the lake for the summer time with the cattls
(Altitudes above sea level during the day: beginning of day – 1800m in Kochkor village, highest point – 3130m at Kichi Ukok pass pass, end of the day –3050 m in Ukok Lake )
Breakfast. Trekking to Tuura-beshik About 2 hours. Cross the small river. Lunch. Trekking over the Sary-Bel Pass (3519 m). From the pass the panorama of the mountains will amaze you. The pass is rocky. Trekking down to Mazar Ukok valley about 2-3 hours. On the way you will cross the small river. Overnight in the Mazar ukok valley in tents by the river
(Altitudes above sea level during the day: beginning of day – 3050 m in Ukok Lake, highest point – 3519m at Sary Bel Pass, end of the day – 3380 m in the tent camp)
Breakfast. Trekking up to the pass Ukok 3860 m above sea level about 2-3 hours. On the way it is possible to see the marmots, Golden eagle and at the pass possible to see the trails of the Ibex. The pass is rocky in Some places you could still see the glacier. Picnic for lunch. Descent to the Taldy gorge about 2 hours. On the way you will cross the river about 2 times. Overnight in the tents by Taldy river.
(Altitudes above sea level during the day: beginning of day – 3380 m in the tent camp Mazar ukok, highest point – 3860m at Ukok pass, end of the day – 2900 m in Taldy gorge)
Breakfast. Trekking down along the river Taldy to the valley of Tura Suu about 16 km. On the way you could meet the local shepherd and see the Yaks. Meet with the car at the junkshion of Taldy and Tura suu valleys and transfer to the lake Issyk kul about. Overnight in the Yurt camp or in guesthouse on the southern shore of Issyk Kul.
(Altitudes above sea level during the day: beginning of day – 2900 m in Taldy gorge, end of the day – 1600 m in Issyk Kul lake)
Breakfast. Full day relax at Issyk kul lake. The second largest mountain lake after Titicaca. Optionally it is possible to see the Eagle hunting show in Bokonbaevo. Overnight in the Yurt camp or in guesthouse on the southern shore of Issyk Kul.
(Altitudes above sea level during the day: 1600 m in Issyk Kul lake)
Breakfast. Transfer to Bishkek about 350 km, 5-6 hours of the driving. The road goes via Boom canyon. On the way visit Burana tower, the remaining of ancient town (11 c). Lunch on the way. City tour in Bishkek with visiting the central square, victory square, Osh bazaar. Farewell dinner in the restaurant. Optionally folklore show during the dinner. Accommodation in the hotel Asia Mountains.
(Altitudes above sea level during the day: beginning of day – 1600 m in Issyk Kul lake, 800 m in Bishkek)
Breakfast. Transfer to airport (B/-/-)
- Double room accommodation in the hotel in Bishkek;
- Family run accommodation;
- Transport for all transfers and excursions as per program;
- Trekking equipment (tents, mats, kitchen equipment)
- Trekking personal (cook, assistant of cook) in days;
- English, German or French speaking guide;
- Horses for the luggage;
- Meal based on full board as indicated in the program;
- Entry fees to museums and National Park;
- Alcohol and soft drinks;
- Single supplement
- International flights;
- Porters at the airport and hotels
- Kyrgyz visa
The price of the tour does not include the cost of international and domestic flight tickets. But if you want, we can organize international flight tickets with TURKISH AIRLINES via Istanbul, AIR ASTANA via Nur-Sultan or AEROFLOT via Moscow.
Flight tickets with TURKISH AIRLINES via Istanbul: is 650-900 EURO per person
Flight tickets with AIR ASTANA VIA NUR-SULTAN: is 650-900 EURO per person
Flight tickets with AEROFLOT via Moscow: is 650-900 EURO per person
Bishkek – Asia Mountains 3* or similar
Kyzyl–Oi – Family run accommodation
Kelemche – Yurt camp
Kochkor – Guesthouse
Trek – Tent
Tamga – Yurt camp