kyrgyzstan - Journey to the heavenly mountains

Kyrgyzstan is home to the magnificent Tien Chan Mountains, which offer many hiking trails for trekking enthusiasts. Walking through valleys, forests and mountain is a unique way to spend vacations and explore the beauty of the country!

Tour-Code: KRG01
Walking-tour
Land, history & nature
14 Days/ 13 Nights
Together with the days of arrival and departure
Number of participants
Small groups: 6-14
Accommodation
3 * hotel, yurts, tents, guest hauses
Features
Six-day hike & cultural tour, eagle hunt, visit the Issyk-Kul lake, dinner with a local family!
Meals:
All breakfasts, full board during the hike, farewell dinner
Transfer
From & to the airport, all excursions
Guide
English speaking guide during the whole trip
ITINERARY
DAY1
DAY2
DAY3
DAY4
DAY5
DAY6
DAY7
DAY8
DAY9
DAY10
DAY11
DAY12
DAY13
DAY14
INCLUDED CERVICES
NOT INCLUDED INTO THE SERVICE
Day of arrival
• Arrival and transfer to the hotel
Your driver will meet you at the airport in Bishkek and escort you to the hotel.
• Overnight in Bishkek
• Breakfast at the hotel
• City tour

After breakfast we explore the sights of Bishkek: Ala-Too Square, the Oak Park and the famous Osh Bazaar and enjoy the oriental atmosphere of its markets: the hustle and bustle of the shopmen, the wide variety of goods, colors and smells.
• Ala Archa National Park
After lunch, we drive to the Ala Artscha National Park, 30 km from the capital. An hour later we reach a picturesque valley with the Ala Archa mountain river. We walk in the gorge and enjoy the beautiful view of the mountains. The landscape of Ala-Artscha is a wild mountain nature with over 50 peaks. It is the perfect place to rest and relax.
• Overnight at the hotel in Bishkek
Included meals: breakfast
• Breakfast at the hotel
• Drive to Chon Kemin

Today our journey begins with a visit to the Burana Tower. The Burana Tower is an ancient minaret in the Chuy Valley in northern Kyrgyzstan. A tower with grave monuments remains of the castle and three mausoleums - all this belongs to the old town of Balasagyn, which was founded in the 9th century.
After lunch we drive to the Chon Kemin Gorge, which captivates with a unique and famous variety of plants and enjoy the incredible landscapes of this region.
• Dinner and overnight at the pension in Chon Kemin
Included meals: breakfast
In a car: 3 hours (200 km)

• Breakfast in the pension
• Beginning of the trek

After breakfast we drive to the starting point of the hike (1,700 m) near the Tschong Kemin river. Here we start our two-day trekking tour. We go to the mountain pastures of Akkitay, climb to a viewpoint with a wonderful panoramic view of the entire valley and have a picnic there. Then we continue our hike to the Kalmak-Ashuu Pass. In the evening we pitch our tents and enjoy dinner cooked on the fire.
• Overnight in tents on the Kalmak-Ashuu Pass
Trekking: 13 km, 5-6 hours, ascent 950 vertical meters
Included meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
The luggage is carried by horses.

• Breakfast
• Trekking to the lake "Issyk-Kul"

Today we continue out hike to one of the largest mountain lakes in the world - Issyk-Kul lake. Because of its scenic beauty, the lake is also called "The Pearl of Kyrgyzstan". We can relax on its bank in the afternoon.
• Dinner and overnight in the guest hause in Tamchy
Trekking: 11 km, 4-5 hours, ascent 550 m, descent 1200 m
Included meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

• Breakfast
In the morning we visit the Grigorievskoe and Semienovskoe gorges. These places are considered one of the most famous attractions in the Issyk Kul region. We walk through the gorge, enjoy the wild nature around us and have a good time in this place. On the way we have a picnic or a lunch break in the café. When we arrive in Karakol, we visit famous sights such as the Orthodox Church and the Dungan Mosque.
• Overnight at the hotel in Karakol
Included meals: breakfast
In a car: 3 hours, 195 km.

• Breakfast at the hotel
First we drive to Jeti-Ögüz Gorge. The red rock Broken Heart at the entrance creates a particularly romantic atmosphere in the gorge. We take a walk there for an hour and have a picnic or lunch in a yurt. Then we drive to the Barskoon Gorge with its beautiful landscapes and stroll to the waterfall "Tears of Snow Leopard". In the evening you can optionally enjoy a real Russian sauna.
• Dinner in the pension with a Russian family
• Overnight in a guest haus in Tamga

Included meals: breakfast, dinner
In a car: 2-3 hours, 135 km.

• Breakfast
After breakfast in the guest house we leave the village towards Kochkor and drive past the southern shore of the lake to visit the Skazka Gorges, which translate as "fairy tale". Here you can find rocks of surprising shapes and sizes: skyscrapers or animals can appear in front of you. Then we make a light 2-hours hike in the canyons. In the afternoon we come to the village of Bokonbaevo and meet a local hunter with his eagle. He shows us the traditional hunting techniques, speed and power of the bird on its hunt. Eagle hunt is one of the oldest traditions of the Kyrgyz nomads.
• Dinner and overnight at the pension in Kochkor
Included meals: breakfast
In a car: 3 hours, 170 km.

• Breakfast
Transfer by car from Kochkor to Isakeev village (15 min). This is where our hike to Ters Tor pasture land begins, which is known for its pure air and crystal clear water. During the hike we have a picnic with a beautiful view.
Arrival in a shepherd's yurt in Kol-Ukok. Here you can go for a walk and take beautiful photos of the lake and the surrounding mountains.
• Dinner and overnight in a yurt in Kol Ukok
Hike: 5 hours, ascent 1,000 m
Included meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
* Please note: 6 people per yurt. In the low season depending on availability 2 people in one jurt can be accommodated. The toilets are outside. No shower in the camp.

• Breakfast
After breakfast in the yurt, we return to the starting point of our hike, where our driver is waiting for us. We have lunch in a café and then drive to Kyzart (approx. 1 hour).
• Dinner and overnight in an guest house in Kyzart
Hike: 4 hours, descent 1,000 m
In a car: 1 hour, 70 km.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
* Note: The guest houses in the village of Kyzart are simple. The sauna and toilets are outside.

• Breakfast and transfer to the starting point
The two-day hike to Son Kul Lake begins. In the morning our local guide is waiting for us to start together our hike. Today we cross the Kilemche valley, which means "carpet" in the Kyrgyz language. The name comes from the variety of mountain grasses and alpine flowers that cover the valley and all the surrounding slopes like a carpet.
• Dinner and overnight in traditional nomadic yurts in Kilemche
Hike: 4-5 hours, 17 km
Included meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
* Please note: 6 people per yurt. In the low season depending on availability 2 people in one jurt can be accommodated. No shower in the camp.

• Breakfast
After breakfast we continue our hike. This hike is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the beauty of these places. Today we overcome the Tuz Ashuu Pass (3,400 m). From up here, Lake Son Kul appears to be very small, but the deeper we descend and approach the lake, it appears to us in all its splendor and glory. When we arrive in a yurt camp by the lake, we will encounter the nomadic hospitality and the traditional way of life of our hosts.
• Dinner and overnight in traditional nomadic yurts in Son Kul
Hike: 5-6 hours, 14 km, ascent 800 m, descent 400 m
Included meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Option: riding

• Breakfast
After breakfast we return to the capital. Our way back leads through the beautiful Kalmak-Ashuu Pass (3.400 m) with a stop for lunch in the café.
In the afternoon we arrive in Bishkek and have time to visit the local market and buy souvenirs.
• Farewell dinner in the restaurant in Bishkek
• Overnight at hotel

Included meals: breakfast, dinner
In a car: 5-6 hours, 315 km.

• Breakfast in the hotel
• Transfer to the airport

At the agreed time, the driver will wait for you in the hotel lobby and take you to the airport in Bishkek.
• 1 x overnight in tents (2 people per tent)
• 3 x overnight in yurts
• 4 x nights in a 3 * hotel
• 3 x nights in the pension
• 2 nights in guest hauses
• 13 x breakfast
• Lunch & dinner during the days: 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12
• Dinner on the day 7
• Farewell dinner
• Transfers from & to the airport
• All transfers in an air-conditioned and comfortable vehicle
• Horses to carry luggage during the hikes (days 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12)
• Experienced drivers
• Eagle hunt
• English speaking guide during the whole tour
Flights to Bishkek and back
Sleeping bags and mats
Not mentioned meals and drinks
Self-organized excursions
Insurance
Tips
DATES & PRICES
We will be glad to prepare this tour on other dates upon your request!

Guaranteed discounts:
- 8% for groups of 10 people or more