Trekking in Kyrgyzstan is a good evaluate to appreciate the beauty of our country. Heavenly mountains, clear rivers and fabulous landscapes.If you wish to escape the city routine, then, a “Trekking in Kyrgyzstan” is what you need.
- Acquaintance with local people and learn the local culture
- Song Kul lake is the lost lake in high mountains
- Visit four lakes of Kyrgyzstan – Issyk-Kula lake, Song-Kul lake and Kol Ukok Lake
- Opportunity to be the member of nomad’s family and stay in the Yurt – nomad’s house.
- Taste local food.
- Be a hilender celestial mountains
Duration: 12 days
Ways to Travel: English speaking Guided Group
Price in USD
Arival early in the morning in Manas Airport. Transfer to Bishkek (the old name is Frunze), the capital of Kyrgyzstan for the breakfast. (Early arrival night in hotel is not included) After breakfast transfer to Kochkor village( about 240 km). On the way visit Burana Tower the remainings of Karakhaned empire dated to 11centure. Lunch on the way. 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 Nomad Lodge hotel.
(Altitudes above sea level during the day: beginning of day – 800 meters in Bishkek, end of the day – 1800m in Kochkor village)
Breakfast. Transfer to Issakeev village to the Kol Ukok gorge (about 30 km-1 hour). Meet the horses and local trekking staff. Start the trekking to Ukok lake about 4-5 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 – 3110m at Kichi Ukok pass pass, end of the day –3060 m in Ukok Lake )
(Altitude difference during the trek is +1164 m first half and -50m second half)
Trekking time during the day about 5-6 hours
Distance is about 16 km
Breakfast. Trekking to Tuura-beshik About 2 hours. Cross the small river. Lunch. Trekking over the Ukok 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 – 3060 m in Ukok Lake, highest point – 3519m at Ukok Pass, end of the day – 3572 m in the tent camp)
(Altitude difference during the trek is +459 m first half, descent from the pass to 3149m -370m and +423m second half)
Trekking time during the day about 3-4 hours
Distance is about 11 km
Breakfast. Trekking up to the Sary-Bel pass 3867 m above sea level about 1-2 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 2-3 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 – 3572 m in the tent camp Mazar ukok, highest point – 3860m at Sary Bel pass, end of the day – 2670 m in Taldy gorge)
Trekking time during the day about 4-5 hours
Distance is about 17 km
(Altitude difference during the trek is +480 m first half and -960m second half)
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 yurt camp in Tamga village. Overnight in the Yurt camp Nomad Lodge.
(Altitudes above sea level during the day: beginning of day – 2670 m in Taldy gorge, end of the day – 1600 m in Issyk Kul lake)
Trekking time during the day about 2-3 hours
Distance is about 9 km
Breakfast. Morning drive to Svetlaya Polyana. Easy hike for about 3 hours to Jety Oguz valley. On tha way visit the waterfall. Lunch boxes for lunch. On the way stop to the the rock formation Seven Bulls and Broken heart. Dinner with Uighur family (small muslim nationality migrated from north of China). Accommodation Hotel.
(Altitudes above sea level during the day: beginning of day – 1600m in Issyk Kul lake, end of the day – 1700m in Karakol)
Breakfast. City tour in Karakol with visiting central bazaar, Prejevalskiy (famous Russian traveler) museum, Russian Orthodox Church, Muslim mosque in Dungan style. Transfer to Chon-Kemin along the Northern shore of Issyk-Kul lake (340 km). Excursion on the way to an Open Air museum of stone inscription. On the way lunch. Upon arrival in Chon-Kemin. Accommodation and dinner in the guesthouse of local family.
(Altitudes above sea level during the day: start point – 1700m in Karakol, end of day – 1800 m in Chon-Kemin)
Breakfast. Transfer to Bishkek about 180 km, 2 hours of the driving. Lunch. City tour of Bishkek with visiting Central Ala-Too square, Oak Park, a walk along the Alley of the Youth next to Philarmonic Hall, a visit to Victory Square and Panfilov park. Optionally folklore show during the dinner. Dinner and Overnight in Bishkek.
(Altitudes above sea level during the day: beginning of day – 1600 m in Chon Kemin, 800 m in Bishkek)
Early breakfast and transfer to airport
- Transport for all excursions and transfers according the program
- English speaking escorting guide
- Double/Twin room accommodation in the hotels and family guesthouses
- Four people accommodation yurt camp
- Meal as indicated each day
- Mineral water during the tour (one liter a day per person);
- Trekking personal (cook, horsemans) during treks
- Trekking equipment (tents, kitchen etc
- Horses for carrying trekking equipment and luggage
- Entrance fees
- Early arrival night in Bishkek
- Single tent supplement
- Visa cost;
- Full board;
- PCR Test;
- Personal travel insurance;
- Flight tickets.
- Alcohol and soft drinks
- Folklore show in Bishkek
Down jacket, warm sweater, silk sleeping bag liner, rain gear (waterproof trousers should have an opening on the outside at the bottom of the leg in order to put on and take off without removing your trekking boots), 2-3 pairs of warm socks, waterproof trekking boots, gloves, sunglasses, sun cream with high UV-protection, lip balm with UV-protection, horse chaps and safety horse riding helmets.
If you have some specific sicknesses you need to bring own first aid kit with necessary medicaments.
Responsibilities of clients
Your clients should recognize and accept the risk that circumstances may arise which would cause some activities to be shortened or eliminated altogether without reimbursement or refund. Such circumstance includes weather conditions, earthquakes and other acts of nature, injuries or other medical problems, which they may experience. However, you recognize and accept that none of the eventualities described above will give you a right to a refund or other forms of reimbursement.
- The price is given based on 3 star’s hotel accommodation in Bishkek. We can change it for hotels with higher level upon request for additional payment.
- Please keep in mind that people in the countryside do not stick to time and can be late for 20-30 minutes. So it may not always be on time according to the itinerary, especially when local people cook and serve food or organize horses for riding.
- People in Kyrgyzstan are very friendly and like to take pictures. But please do ask for permission if you take a picture of old people, mosques, churches, funerals etc or in countryside as people may be offended.
- The same tour program can be organised for another date upon request or for individual groups with the same conditions and same price