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Trekking in Kyrgyzstan

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.

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Trip Highlights

  • 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, Kol Kogur Lake, 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.

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Programms: Trekking

Ways to Travel: English speaking Guided Group

Destinations: Kyrgyzstan

Tour description

Price in USD

Start from Europe

Arrival early in the morning in Manas Airport. Transfer to Bishkek (the old name is Frunze), the capital of Kyrgyzstan. Rest in the hotel. 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. Dinner and Overnight in Bishkek.

(Meal B/L/D) 

(Altitudes above sea level during the day: 800 meters in Bishkek)

Breakfast. Transfer to Chon – Kemin Nature Park to the start point of the trek to the gorge Tory-Aigyr (180 km, about 3 hours). Meeting with the local team with horses for luggage. Start the trekking up to the gorge Tory-Aigyr about 4-5 hours from altitude 1750m up to the gorge to 2520 m. Here you can see a unique spectacle – meadows, full of edelweiss. Stay overnight in tents (2520m).

Trekking time during the day about 4-5 hours

Distance is about 9-10km

(Meal B/L/D)

(Altitudes above sea level during the day: start point – 800 m in Bishkek, start point of the trek- 1750m, end of day -2520 m in the tent camp. Altitude difference during the day is +770 m)

Breakfast. The walk takes you about 2hours up to the pass Tory-Aigyr (2790 m). Descent down to the valley to cross the river to altitude of (2519m), and after trek up about 2 hours to the second small pass (2780m). Have a packed lunch at the pass with the nice view to the lake from the top of the pass. Trekking towards the mountain Lake Kol-Kogur (Kol-Tor) about 1 hour. The lake is a magnificent spectacle in the bright sunshine. It looks like a sapphire set amongst a vast array of silver, snow-covered mountains. Stay overnight in tents by the lake (2480 m above sea level).

Trekking time during the day about 4-5 hours

Distance is about 10 km

(Meal B/L/D)

(Altitudes above sea level during the day: in tent camp – 2520 m, highest point of the trek is  2790 m at the pass, end of day -2480m in the tent camp. Altitude difference during the day is +270 m during the day)

Breakfast. Trekking up to the pass and over the pass Kol-Kogur (3350 m) about 4 hours. The path passes through alpine meadows where, in summer, local people live with their families and livestock. Picnic. Trekking down for 790m. till the place with drinkable water.  Stay overnight in tents by the river (2560 m above sea level).

Trekking time during the day about 5-6 hours

Distance is about 13 km

 (Meal B/L/D)

(Altitudes above sea level during the day: in tent camp – 2480 m, highest point of the trek is  3350 m at the pass, end of day -2560m in the tent camp. Altitude difference during the day is +870 m first half and -790 m second half)

Breakfast. Trekking up to the gravel road about 2 km to altitude 2560 m and after trek down to the mouth of Kol-Tor valley about 3 hours to altitude of  2100 m. Picnic for lunch. Meeting with car at the end of the valley Koll tor about 5 km before the main road. Transfer to the Kyz – Art Village (190 km) via Northern shore of Issyk-Kul lake. On the way, in Kochkor village visit to felt workshop where the local women produce the goods of felt. Accommodation and dinner with the family in Kyzart.

Trekking time during the day about 3-4 hours

Distance is about 9 km

 (Meal B/L/D)

Breakfast. Start with driving towards Kilemche Jailoo. After rest and lunch at Kilemche walking to Jaldyz Karagai pass  about 2-3 hours (3320 m), over the Song-Kul Mountains and into the lake’s basin. The climb affods wonderful views of Kilemche jailoo, and the pass itself rocky and exciting. From the pass, Song-Kol is still distant, but as you traipse down the slopes, 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. Walking down to the yurt camp about 1 hour. Dinner and overnight in the yurt camp. 

Trekking time during the day about 3-4 hours

Distance is about 10 km

 (Meal B/L/D)

Full day on Son-Kul Lake. Observing traditional shepherds life, walking on surrounding hills.

Optionally it is possible to have a horse riding. 

 Dinner and overnight in the yurt camp.

(Meal B/L/D)

(Altitudes above sea level during the day– 3030 m on Song-Kul)

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. 

(Meal B/L/D)

(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 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 cattle

Trekking time during the day about 4-5 hours

Distance is about 15 km

 (Meal B/L/D)

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

Trekking time during the day about 3-4 hours

Distance is about 11 km

 (Meal B/L/D)

Breakfast. Trekking up to the Sary-Bel pass 3860 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. 

Trekking time during the day about 4-5 hours

Distance is about 17 km

 (Meal B/L/D)

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 junction of Taldy and Tura-Suu valleys and transfer to the yurt camp in Tura-Suu. Overnight in the Yurt camp. 

Trekking time during the day about 2-3 hours

Distance is about 9 km

 (Meal B/L/D)

(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. 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. Dinner in the restaurant. Optionally folklore show during the dinner. Accommodation in the hotel Asia Mountains or similar. 

(Meal B/L/D)

(Altitudes above sea level during the day: beginning of day – 1600 m in Issyk Kul lake, 800 m in Bishkek)

Early breakfast and transfer to airport 

(Meal B/-/-)

  • 2 - pax - 2656 USD
  • 3-4 pax - 2090 USD
  • 5-6 pax - 1569 USD
  • 7-8 pax - 1499 USD
  • 9-10 pax - 1497 USD
  • 11-12 pax - 1398 USD
  • 13-15 pax - 1322 USD
  1. Transport for all excursions and transfers according the program
  2. English speaking escorting guide
  3. Double/Twin room accommodation in the hotels and family guesthouses
  4. Four people accommodation yurt camp
  5. Meal as indicated each day 
  6. Mineral water during the tour (one liter a day per person); 
  7. Trekking personal (cook, horsemans)during treks
  8. Trekking equipment (tents, kitchen etc
  9. Horses for carrying trekking equipment and luggage
  10. Entrance fees

1 Single supplement;
2 Visa cost;
3 Full board;
4 Personal travel insurance;
5 Flight tickets.
6 Alcohol and soft drinks

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 or similar

Trek – Double tents

Kyz Art – Family guesthouse

Kilemche– Shepherd yurt camp

Song Kul – Yurt camp “Nomad”

Kochkor – Family Guesthouse

Trek– Double Tents

Tamga – Yurt camp “Nomad”