Biking Kyrgyzstan 02

Biking Kyrgyzstan: Tour 02

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Biking tour

Duration: 11 days


Day 1: Bishkek. Arrival in Bishkek  the capital of Kyrgyzstan(800m). Transfer to B&B. Rest. Breakfast. City tour in Bishkek. Visits to Museums, Eastern bazaar, souvenir shops. Or: 1 day trek in Ala-Archa gorge to "Ratsek" house. Lunch. Return to Bishkek. Dinner. Overnight of tour.
Day 2: Biking tour and travel from Bishkek to Jety Oguz valley of Kyrgyzstan. Breakfast. Early morning transfer to Jety-Oguz valley (370km) along shore of Issyk-Kul Lake. Lunch. Biking tour to the beautiful, famous red rocks known as the "Seven Bulls" and "Broken Heart". Taste Kymyz (fermented mare's milk). Accommodation in yurt camp. Dinner. Overnight of tour in "Flower valley". (2,200m).
Day 3: Biking tour and travel to Jety Oguz valley and over Pass Tilety in Kyrgyzstan. Breakfast. Biking with a shepherd for 16km to Tilety Pass. Lunch. Tent camp accommodation. Dinner. Overnight of tour (3,200m).
Day 4: Biking tour and travel to Tilety Pass and then to Karakol Gorge. Breakfast. Three-hour biking tour, crossing Tilety Pass (3,800m) will lead us to Karakol Gorge. Lunch. 10km hike along ancient nomadic path to tent camp near nomadic rest stop. Dinner. Overnight of tours in tents.
Day 5: Biking tour in Karakol Gorge. Breakfast. Shorter hike of 8km from Karakol Gorge to camp shelter. Lunch and dinner. Overnight of tour in base camp.
Day 6: Biking tour to Karakol Gorge from Keldyke Gorge. Breakfast. Hiking to Ala-Kul mountain lake (3,600m), which is more than 70 meters deep and of incomparable beauty. From the shore of the lake we see the beautiful glacier which is the source of the lake. Hike through Ala-Kul pass (3,860m) to Keldyke Gorge. Lunch. From the Pass, excellent view of five-thousand meter peaks of Terskey Ala-Too - including Karakol peak, Djigit peak and Tashtanbek peak. Tent camp will be waiting for you in this wonderful spot, surrounded by magnificent cliffs, from where multiple streams pour from glaciers. Dinner. Tents overnight of tour.
Day 7: Biking tour from Keldyke Gorge to Karakol. Breakfast. Four hour hike to Altyn-Arashan resort (2,450m) . Lunch. Bath in hot springs. You will never forget the sight of snow on Peak Palatka (Tent, 5,260m), or the "Swallow's Nest Pool", nestled beneath the open sky. Transfer to Karakol (2 hours) in the afternoon. Accommodation in B&B. Dinner. Overnight of tour in Karakol.
Day 8: Biking tour up to Karakol and north shore Issyk-Kul. Breakfast. Transfer to Issyk-Kul Resort along north shore of Lake Issyk-Kul (160km). Accommodation in small hotel. Lunch. Rest. Dinner.
Day 9: Biking tour around Issyk-Kul. Breakfast. Day tour at Issyk-Kul. Rest, boating on Issyk-Kul. Visits to petroglyphs and ethnographic museum. Lunch. Dinner. Overnight of tour in Issykl-Kul hotel.
Day 10: Issyk-Kul - Bishkek. Breakfast. Transfer to Bishkek (250km). En-route, visit to Burana tower at ancient city of Balasagyn (11th - 13th centuries). Lunch. Accommodation in B&B. Dinner. Overnight of tour in Bishkek.
Day 11: Departure. Transfer to airport. Flight.