Kyrgyzstan Trekking tour in Kyrgyzstan | Travel Land Trekking

Up to the celestial mountains

Description

Kyrgyzstan is home for the magnificent Tien Chan mountain range, which offers many trails for lovers of trekking.  Hiking through the valleys, forests and mountain trails is a great way to spend a vacation and explore the natural beauty of the country.

  • 15 days/8 days of trekking
What's included
  • All transfers in air-conditioned and comfortable vehicle
  • Experienced driver
  • English-speaking guide throughout the trip
  • Accommodation mentioned in the program
  • Full board
  • Visits mentioned in the program
  • Yurt production
  • Eagle hunting
  • Tents (2 pax per tent)
  • Horses for carrying luggage during the treks (days 3,4,5,6,10,11,12,13)
  • Cook during the treks (days 3,4,5,6)
What's excluded
  • International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Single room supplement (Except for yurt camps and guesthouse in Kyzart)
  • Insurance
  • Tips for guide, driver etc.
  • Optional activities
  • Early check in
  • Porters for baggage in hotels and airport
  • Alcohol
  • Sleeping bags and mats

Itinerary

Day 1. Airport – Bishkek (30 km, 40 min)

Day 1. Airport – Bishkek (30 km, 40 min)

We will pick you up at the airport/border point and bring you to the capital (check-in at 14:00).

After some rest, a sightseeing tour to the city of Bishkek is planned. We will visit sights such as the central square Ala-Too with its monuments and Oak park.

After lunch at the local restaurant, we visit the famous market, Osh bazaar. Just as you step into the market, you plunge into the real oriental atmosphere: an interminable stream of people, and a big variety of goods and colors.

Dinner in the traditional restaurant where you can taste the national Kyrgyz cuisine.

Accommodation: Hotel 3* (Rixon Hotel or similar)

Day 2. . Bishkek – Burana – Iskra village - Chon Kemin (200 km, 3h)

Day 2. . Bishkek – Burana – Iskra village - Chon Kemin (200 km, 3h)

Breakfast in the hotel.
Our journey begins with a visit to the Burana Tower. The Burana Tower is an ancient minaret in the Chuy Valley in the north part of Kyrgyzstan. The tower with funerary monuments, earthworks, remains of the castle, and three mausoleums – that’s all that last out of the ancient town Balasagyn founded by Karakhanids at the end of the ninth century.

Lunch in Iskra village with a Doungan family, the Chinese Muslims who had to flee China. You taste their national cuisine.

Then we head to the Tar Suu village located in Chon Kemin Valley, known for its beauty and the rich diversity of animals and plants. You go for a walk in the village to explore the lifestyle of the local people.

Dinner in the guesthouse.

Accommodation: Guesthouse (Kemin Guesthouse or similar)

Option: horse riding, equestrian games, folk concert

Day 3. Chon Kemin – Toru Aigyr (Trek)

Day 3. Chon Kemin – Toru Aigyr (Trek)

After breakfast, transfer to the starting point near the Chon Kemin River. From here we start our 4-days trek to the north shore of Issyk Kul Lake.

The luggage is carried by the horses (You only take the necessary things for 4 days of the trek and the rest of the luggage you leave in the vehicle with your driver).

The slopes of the mountains are covered with fir trees. We have a picnic on the way. After we continue our trek through the forest to the pastures of Toru Aigyr. We set up our tents there.

Dinner and overnight in a tent.

Trek: 10 km, +750m, 4h

Accommodation: Tent

Day 4. Toru Aigyr – Lake Kol Kogur (Trek)

Day 4. Toru Aigyr – Lake Kol Kogur (Trek)

After breakfast, we start hiking towards Kol Kogur Lake at 2,500 meters. The lake is located on the northern slope of the Kungey Ala-Too mountains in a picturesque wooded area. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in Northern Tien Chan. The lake has a trapezoidal shape.

On the shore of the lake, we set up tents, and we enjoy the magnificent landscapes around us.

Dinner and overnight in a tent.

Trek: 11 km, +300m, -320m, 5h

Accommodation: Tent

Day 5. Lake Kol Kogur – Kyzyl Aska (Trek)

Day 5. Lake Kol Kogur – Kyzyl Aska (Trek)

After breakfast, we go towards the pastures of Kyzyl Aska.

We cross the 3347-meter-high pass. Coming down from the mountain pass, we set up our tents not far from the river.

Dinner and overnight in tents.

Trek: 14 km, + 880m, -800m, 5-6h

Accommodation: Tent

Day 6. Kyzyl Aska – Сholpon Ata/Issyk Kul (Trek)

Day 6. Kyzyl Aska – Сholpon Ata/Issyk Kul (Trek)

Today is the last day of the trek. From Kyzyl Aska we follow our path.

We go to Achyk Tash, where our driver picks us up and brings us to the north shore of Issyk Kul Lake, the pearl of the Kyrgyz land. Issyk Kul is the second largest alpine lake in the world after Titicaca. Its name means “hot lake” in the Kyrgyz language.

When you arrive at the hotel, you take a shower and have a rest. If you want, you can swim in the lake and have a little rest on the beach.

Dinner at the restaurant.

Trek: 11 km, -500m, 3-4h

Accommodation: Hotel 4* (Kapriz Resort Hotel or similar)

Day 7. Cholpon Ata – gorges Grigorievskoe and Semienovskoe – Karakol (160 km, 3h)

Day 7. Cholpon Ata – gorges Grigorievskoe and Semienovskoe – Karakol (160 km, 3h)

After breakfast, we visit the Grigorievskoe and Semienovskoe Gorge. These places are some of the most famous attractions in the Issyk Kul region. You can go for a walk, enjoy the wild nature around you and spend some pleasant time in this beautiful place.

Picnic in the gorge or lunch in the cafe on the road.

As we arrive in Karakol, we visit its famous sights such as the Orthodox Church and the Dungan Mosque.

You have dinner in the local restaurant. After dinner, you have a rest in the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel 3* (My Hotel or similar)

Day 8. Karakol – Jety Oguz- Barskoon – Tamga (135 km, 2-3h)

Day 8.  Karakol – Jety Oguz- Barskoon – Tamga (135 km, 2-3h)

After breakfast, we depart to the gorge of Jety Oguz.

The red rock Broken Heart located at the entrance of the mountain gorge creates a romantic ambiance in this beautiful place. You have time to walk here and enjoy the marvelous views on the rocks of Jety Oguz. Picnic or lunch in the yurt.

Then we go to the Barskoon gorge. The gorge is famous for its waterfalls. One of the best known is The Tears of a Leopard. Here you find the monument for the first cosmonaut Yu. A. Gagarin, who liked this place very much and was having a rest in the nearby military sanatorium of Tamga.

Dinner in the guesthouse with a Russian family.

Accommodation:  Guesthouse (U Pavla or similar)

Day 9. Tamga – Skazka – Bokonbaevo – Kyzyl Tuu - Kochkor (170 km, 3h)

Day 9. Tamga – Skazka – Bokonbaevo – Kyzyl Tuu - Kochkor (170 km, 3h)

After breakfast in the guesthouse, we leave towards the village Kochkor. Driving along the southern shore of the lake, we visit the Skazka canyons. Its name means “fairy tale” in Russian. Here you can find rocks of surprising shapes and sizes. A real skyscraper or an animal can appear in front of you. Walking in the canyons (1-2h).

In Bokonbaevo, we meet an eagle hunter with his bird. You can appreciate the alertness and speed of the bird during the hunting. It is one of the oldest traditions of the Kyrgyz nomads. Lunch in the guesthouse or cafe.

Our next stop is Kyzyl Tuu village, where the local family reveals the secrets of yurt production. This family is engaged in this unique art from generation to generation.

Dinner in the guesthouse in Kochkor.

Accommodation:  Guesthouse (Mira Guesthouse or similar)

Day 10. Kochkor – Kol Ukok (Trek)

Day 10. Kochkor – Kol Ukok (Trek)

Breakfast in the guesthouse. Transfer by car from Kotchkor to Isakeev village (15 minutes). From here, you start the trek on foot towards the pastures of Ters Tor. While hiking, you can enjoy the clean air and the calm of these places.

We will stop for a picnic on the way. We arrive in the shepherds’ yurt in Kol Ukok. You can walk around and take photos of the lake and surrounding mountains.

Dinner and overnight in a yurt.

Trek: 15 km, 5 h, +1000 m

Accommodation: Yurt camp

* To note: 4-6 people per yurt. Toilets are outside. No shower in the camp.

Day 11. Kol Ukok – Kyzart (Trek) (70 km, 1h)

Day 11. Kol Ukok – Kyzart (Trek) (70 km, 1h)

After breakfast in a yurt, we return by the same path to the starting point of our trek. Here our driver is waiting for us.

Return to Kochkor. Lunch in the restaurant or guesthouse.

Transfer by car to Kyzart village (1 hour). Upon arrival, you can rest and take a shower/sauna.

Dinner and overnight in the guesthouse.

Trek: 15km, 4 h, – 1000 m

Accommodation: Guesthouse (Maksat Guesthouse or similar)

Day 12. Kyzart – Kilemche (Trek)

Day 12. Kyzart – Kilemche (Trek)

Breakfast at the guesthouse. Transfer to the starting point.

The two-day hike to Son Kul Lake begins. We will cross the Kilemche valley which in Kyrgyz means “carpet”. A wide variety of mountain grass and alpine flowers cover all the slopes around the valley like a real colorful carpet.

A picnic during the hike is planned.

We arrive at the shepherds’ yurt camp where we spend the night. Dinner in a yurt

Trek: 4-5h, 17 km, +- 200 m

Accommodation: Yurt camp

* To note: 4-6 people per yurt. Toilets are outside. No shower in the camp.

Day 13. Kilemche – Son Kul (Trek)

Day 13. Kilemche – Son Kul (Trek)

After breakfast, we continue our trek.

Hiking offers an excellent opportunity to enjoy the beauty of these places. Today, we overcome the pass of Tuz Ashu (3400 m).

From the pass the lake Son Kul seems very small, but as we go down and approach the lake, it appears in front of us in all its grandeur and beauty.

Upon arrival at the yurt camp, you enjoy the hospitality of nomads, and you discover their lifestyle. Dinner and overnight in the yurts.

Trek: 5-6h, 14 km, +800 m, -400 m

Accommodation: Yurt camp

Option: horse riding

* To note: 4-6 people per yurt. But in low season, you can be accommodated 2 people per yurt depending on availability. Toilets and shower are outside. 

Day 14. Son Kul - Bishkek (315 km, 5-6h)

Day 14. Son Kul -  Bishkek (315 km, 5-6h)

We return to the capital after breakfast in the yurt.

We will return to civilization by descending from the Kalmak Ashu pass at the altitude of 3,400 meters and passing through Boom Gorge again.

Lunch in the restaurant in Kochkor.

When we arrive in Bishkek, we will have time to visit the Osh bazaar to buy gifts or souvenirs.

Farewell dinner in the traditional restaurant.

Accommodation: Hotel 3* (Rixon Hotel or similar)

Day 15. Bishkek – Airport - Departure (30 km, 40 min)

Transfer to the airport. Departure.

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Tour dates
18 Jun 2023 - 02 Jul 2023
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09 Jul 2023 - 23 Jul 2023
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30 Jul 2023 - 13 Aug 2023
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20 Aug 2023 - 03 Sep 2023
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10 Sep 2023 - 24 Sep 2023
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Duration 15 days
Group 4 - 10 pax
1840 USD DBL/TWN Room
per Person
2065 USD Single Room*
per Person

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