Untouched Kyrgyzstan, the land of virgin nature and nomad culture. Come across unbelievable landscapes and learn about the traditions and lifestyle of nomads. Motorized adventures and unimaginable impressions await for you!
Respect foreign culture and people
Off-road riding experience
Total distance: 1095 km
Ride difficulty (five-point scale): 1-2
Terrain: 70% off-road, 30% paved
6 nights and 5 riding days
Suzuki DRZ400 or similar
English-speaking guide service
Full board (3 meals a day)
Fuel for tourists' motorcycles – 105 $
In case of motorcycle accident or fall-off the driver is responsible for the repairs and damages - 600 $
Day 1. Manas Airport – Bishkek
06:00 Arrival, meeting at the airport
09:00 Accommodation at the hotel
13:00 Rest time
After meeting at Manas Airport, we head towards Bishkek. The city is situated at a height of 800 m above the sea. Upon arriving, we accommodate at the hotel. Get some rest after a long flight, and taste national and European cuisine. Afterward, we have a group meeting and your tour guide will go over how the tour is organized and what to expect. For lunch and dinner, we have the most delicious national dishes.
Accommodation: Rixon hotel 3* or similar
Day 2. Bishkek – Suusamyr
10:30 Motorcycle pick up and Departure
17:00 Arrival in Suusamyr valley
After breakfast, we are on the way towards Suusamyr Valley – a picturesque mountain valley located right in the heart of the Tien-Shan Mountains. Our road to Suusamyr runs through the Too-Ashuu Pass (3000 m). This stretch is considered to be the most beautiful in Kyrgyzstan. From its height, you can see the amazing panoramic view of Suusamyr Valley. We make a short stop to take the pictures. Afterward, we have a picnic and enjoy drinking tea and coffee. We finish the day by arriving in Suusamyr Valley and accommodating at the tourist complex where we stay overnight.
Total distance per day: 185 km Ride difficulty: 1-2 Terrain: 85% off-road, 15% paved Max height: 2 000 m
Accommodation: SUUS Lodge or similar
Day 3. Suusamyr – Song Kol
16:30 Arrival at Lake Song Kol, a trip around the lake
18:00 Accommodation at yurt camp
After breakfast, get ready for a long ride to one of the most beautiful locations in the northwest, Lake Song Kol. It’s situated at a height of 3000 m above sea level. Song Kol can be rightly called the wonder of Tien-Shan. The magnificent lake is surrounded by mountains and pastures. Here it’s possible to see snow-white yurts, herds of yaks, horses, and sheep and meet friendly shepherds. By the evening we get to the lake where we stay overnight in yurts – a national dwelling of nomads.
Total distance per day: 220 km Ride difficulty: 1-2 Terrain: 50% off-road, 50% paved Max height: 3 500 m
Note: yurt capacity 6 people. But during the low season, you can be accommodated 2 pax per yurt according to availability.
Accommodation: Yurt camp
Day 4. Song-Kol – Jer-Kechky
17:00 Arrival in Jer-Kechky
We say goodbye to Song Kol and head to see and take pictures of petroglyphs-ancient rock engravings. Being on the top of mountain ridge we admire the fabulous views over the Song Kol lake. We continue riding to Naryn. This particular stretch seems to be made in motorcycle heaven. The road runs along with amazing landscapes, through passes, hills and sand canyons. On the way, it’s possible to meet nomads and learn some facts about their mode of life. Picnic. Late in the evening, we arrive at the mountain place near Jer-Kechky village where we stay overnight.
Total distance per day: 320 km Ride difficulty: 1-2 Terrain: 85% off-road, 15% paved Max height: 3 300 m
Today we’ll ride along the Naryn River. It is the longest river in Kyrgyzstan (its length is 535 km) and continues our riding till we see its junction with another river – Kichi Naryn. It’s time to stop and enjoy the breathtaking sceneries. In the afternoon we’ll take a thrilling ride across the Tosor Pass (4020 m). Riding difficulty – 2. From its height, you’ll see a panoramic view of Lake Issyk Kul which is unique and famous and considered to be a pearl of Central Asia. Picnic. In the evening we arrive in Tamga where we stay overnight at a cozy guest house.
Total distance per day: 220 km Ride difficulty: 1-2 Terrain: 85% off-road, 15% paved Max height: 4020 m
Our last day of riding takes us back to the capital. As we travel towards there we pass the Orto-Tokoi water basin which is located in rocky mountains. Upon arriving in Bishkek we turn in the bikes and accommodate at the hotel to freshen up before our complimentary farewell dinner that evening at café in ethnic style.
Total distance per day: 350 km Ride difficulty: 1 Terrain: 15% off-road, 85% paved Max height: 1750 m
Accommodation: Rixon hotel 3* or similar
Day 7. Transfer to airport -Departure
Today is the day to pack your bags, filled with the experiences and memories of a great tour and head home. Have a safe journey back home and we hope to see you back for another motorcycling sunride next year.
The climate in Kyrgyzstan is sharply continental, and throughout the day the temperature in the mountains can range from + 30 up to 0 degrees, that’s why we recommend the tourists taking warm shoes, warm clothing, sunscreen and sunglasses with them.
We recommend the tourists having with them:
Warm waterproof jacket, pants/motorcycle overalls
Enduro helmet or helmet with visor
Knee guards, elbow protectors and chest protector
When to go?
The easiest time to travel in Kyrgyzstan is between May and October. In winter, spring and fall mountain road conditions make getting around difficult. The best time to trek or travel by horse is between June and September, with July and August being the busiest months. During summer the south, including Bishkek can be uncomfortably warm. These areas might be better visited in the spring or autumn months.
Rainfall is fairly low but there is heavy snowfall in winter and even in summer the mountain areas may experience sudden storms. If you are planning on trekking be prepared for inclement weather, and cold temperatures in any season. Check out this helpful list of what to pack.
What to pack?
Your pack list will depend on your planned itinerary, activities, and length of stay. Here are some things people often find helpful:
Lightweight warm clothes for «layering»
Rain/windproof jacket with a hood
Waterproof boots/walking shoes
Hat with a brim
Sunglasses with UV protection
Sunscreen with high SPF
First aid kit
Flashlight/ headlamp and spare batteries
Photos, a magazine, or newspaper from home— this can be a great way to converse with new friends
Insect repellent— There is a mosquito season in the mountains, and some lower regions may have ticks.
A lot of incredible discoveries and positive impressions expect you during this trip around Issyk Kul Lake, the pearl of Central Asia. ns expect you during this trip around Issyk Kul Lake, the pearl of Central Asia.