Moto adventure in Kyrgyzstan

    Description

    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
    What's included
    • 6 nights and 5 riding days
    • All transfers
    • Suzuki DRZ400 or similar
    • Support vehicle
    • Technical support
    • Spare motorcycle
    • English-speaking guide service
    • Full board (3 meals a day)
    • Farewell dinner
    What's excluded
    • International flights
    • Equipment
    • Fuel for tourists' motorcycles – 105 $
    • Single supplement
    • In case of motorcycle accident or fall-off the driver is responsible for the repairs and damages - 600 $

    Itinerary

    Day 1. Manas Airport – Bishkek

    Day 1. Manas Airport – Bishkek

    06:00 Arrival, meeting at the airport

    07:00 Breakfast

    09:00 Accommodation at the hotel

    10:00 Briefing

    12:00 Lunch

    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

    Day 2. Bishkek – Suusamyr

    09:30 Breakfast

    10:30 Motorcycle pick up and Departure

    13:30 Picnic

    14:00 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

    Day 3. Suusamyr – Song Kol

    08.30 Breakfast

    09:30 Departure

    12:00 Picnic

    13:00 Departure

    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

    Day 4. Song-Kol – Jer-Kechky

    08:30 Breakfast

    09:30 Departure

    13:00 Picnic

    14:00 Departure

    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

    Accommodation: Guest House Jer-Kechky

    Day 5. Jer Kechky – Tamga

    Day 5. Jer Kechky – Tamga

    08:30 Breakfast
    09:30 Departure
    12:00 Picnic
    13:00 Departure
    16:00 Arrival at Tamga

    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

    Accommodation: Guesthouse Tamga

     

    Day 6. Tamga – Bishkek

    Day 6. Tamga – Bishkek

    08:30 Breakfast
    09:30 Departure
    12:00 Lunch
    13:00 Departure
    16:00 Arrival in Bishkek
    17:00 Motorcycle drop-off
    17:30 Check-in
    19:00 Farewell dinner

    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.

    Good to know

    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
    • Thermal underwear
    • Warm hat
    • Enduro boots
    • Gloves
    • Knee guards, elbow protectors and chest protector
    • Backpack, thermos

    FAQ

    • 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:

      • Thermal underwear
      • Lightweight warm clothes for «layering»
      • Rain/windproof jacket with a hood
      • Waterproof boots/walking shoes
      • Slip-on shoes/sandals
      • «Beanie» hat
      • 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.
      • Russian-English/English-Russian dictionary
    Private tour
    Season
    Duration 7 days
    Group 4 - 10 pax
    2110 USD
    7 days
    Start Finish
    Manas Airport
    Manas Airport

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