Kyrgyzstan trekking 01

Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 01

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Time of the tour: 7 days 

Are you looking for new positive impressions and bright souvenirs? You will absolutely not find such a magnificent and beautiful place as Kyrgyzstan! Kyrgyzstan is a perfect place for trekking over incredible mountains and through unforgettable gorges. There is the second largest mountainous lake in the world Issyk - Kul on the way. You will experience the nomadic style of life far away from the hectic of busy and stuffy cities. You will simply LOVE the way this tour has been organized. This tour is for people who want to discover the land of nomads.

Places to visit: Bishkek - Karakol - Mokraya Polyana - Eastern Irdik Lake - Western Irdik Lake - Karakol - Kochkor - Bishkek

 

Day 1: Bishkek - Karakol (450 km - 8 h) (1 650 m. a. s. l.)
This morning we begin our way to Karakol town - an administrative centre of Issyk - Kul region. Karakol took place on the eastern tip of the celestial Issyk-Kul Lake. Then you will be brought to the incredible Issyk-Kul Lake - the second largest alpine lake in the world (1608m.above sea level). The Lake is also called "the pearl of Central Asia". On our way, we will visit the Burana Tower (minaret from the 11th century) and an open air museum of Balbans (stone warriors). You are going to really enjoy the amazing view of the Tien Shan Mountains that surround the whole lake. The water of Issyk - Kul Lake possesses curative properties. On the way, we will make a short break to give you the opportunity to visit ancient inscriptions on the boulders (dating back to 800 B.C.). They were left by local tribes of the Saks and the Usuns that believed that Issyk Kul Lake was the heartland. The drive along the whole northern shore of Issyk Kul Lake to Karakol town. Overnight is in "Elita" guesthouse in Karakol.    

Day 2: Karakol - Mokraya Polyana  glade (2790 m a. s. l.)
This morning, after breakfast we visit the Dungan - Chinese mosque. One of its highlights is the fact that it is built in Chinese style without using a single metal nail. This will be followed by the visit of an old wooden Orthodox Church. It was made of wood more than 100 years ago and even nowadays attracts a lot of tourists. Afterwards transfer to an amazing gorge of Karakol. It is that is situated at the very heart of the Terskey Ala - Too. Turkestan spruce trees can be seen there; they are widely spread only in Kyrgyz Republic. The height of these trees reaches 18 meters and the diameter of its trunk - 1.5 meters. We will have hiking for 7 hours to the foot of the open space named « Mokraya Polyana ». Overnight is in tents on the altitude of 2790 m. a. s. l. 

Day 3: Mokraya Polyana glade - Eastern Irdik Lake (3 200 m. a. s. l.)
In the morning during the hike to the eastern Irdik Lake (3200 m, 7 hours hiking) we see constant changing of the landscapes. We will hike over the pass Bokovoi (3300 m). We will see steep cliffs and precipices, high rocks, green mountains; we move through the juniper grow where an ill person feels much better. There we can observe a wonderful and unforgettable sunset over the most beautiful peaks of Kungey Ala-Too mountain range: 800 years of Moscow (3872m), Morozov (3960m), Fuchika (4010m). Overnight is in tents. 

Day 4: Eastern Irdik Lake - Western Irdik Lake (3 300 m. a. s. l.)
Today's hike will last for about 7 hours. We will see many marmots at the altitude of 3650 m. On the way we will see a lot of edelweiss fields (the flowers of love) and pastures that are used by Kyrgyz nomads. While hiking at these places you are going to forget about busy civilization and you can really relax enjoying the amazing views of our Mother Nature.  En route we will hike over Severnyi pass, which is 3380 m. above sea level. Camping is at the altitude of 3300 m. above sea level. Overnight is in tents.  

Day 5: Western Irdik Lake - Karakol (1 650 m. a. s. l.)
After breakfast we start our hiking with descent to Diychin valley (5h) where many dungan people live. Today we visit a Dungan family and try traditional lagman soup. While treking to the Diychin village it is possible sometimes to meet up real nomadic families on the way. Every summer they go to the mountains with their sheep and live in yurts (yurts are collapsible nomadic dwellings that are made without a single nail!).  Dungans are Chinese Muslims who had been prosecuted by the Chinese at the end of 19th century and fled to Kyrgyzstan. Afterwards transfer to Karakol town (10 km or 25 min). Overnight stay is in "Elita" guesthouse. 

Day 6: Karakol - Kochkor (280 km - 5 h, 1800 m. a. s. l.)
In the morning in Karakol we will visit a local bazaar and try national dishes, such as ashlyamfu and shashlyk made of beef or mutton. After that we move to Kochkor. On the way we will visit Djeti Oguz Mountains that are very popular because of their beauty and of course you will see the Broken Heart Mountain, about which you will be told a beautiful legend by your guide. Then while driving along the southern shore of Issyk Kul Lake we will visit a private factory for producing yurts. Your lunch will be in Bokonbaevo village in Talgat's House who is a famous hunter with the birds of prey, such as golden eagles, falcons and hawks. Hunting activity with eagles is very popular in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asian countries. Talgat will tell us story about this kind of hunting and in the afternoon we can do nice photos of these marvellous birds.  Talgat will also tell us the way he trains his birds of prey. Then we will start or way to Kochkor village. After arrival in Kochkor village we will learn about national traditions and customs. You will on look the procedure of manufacturing traditional Kyrgyz felt carpets and even take a part in it!  This night you will spend in a home stay with a local family. After it traditional dinner in a yurt, we will listen to a folk music stunning concert.

 
Day 7: Kochkor - Bishkek (210 km - 5 h)
In the morning you will have a traditional breakfast together with hosts. After breakfast we drive to the capital of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek city. Last night you will spend in «Asia Mountains» guesthouse. After coming there will be some time to take a break in your guesthouse. Then will be a dinner in national Kyrgyz restaurant with national music.

 

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Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 01

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Time of the tour: 7 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Karakol - Mokraya Polyana - Eastern Irdik Lake - Western Irdik Lake - Karakol - Kochkor - Bishkek

Are you looking for new positive impressions and bright souvenirs? You will absolutely not find such a magnificent and beautiful place as Kyrgyzstan! Kyrgyzstan is a perfect place for trekking over incredible mountains and through unforgettable gorges. There is the second largest mountainous lake in the world Issyk - Kul on the way. You will experience the nomadic style of life far away from the hectic of busy and stuffy cities. You will simply LOVE the way this tour has been organized. This tour is for people who want to discover the land of nomads. Read the tour…

 

Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 02

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Time of the tour: 11 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Jukku gorge - Chon Kyzyl Suu - Djeti Oguz - Oguz Bashi - Issyk Kul - Bishkek city

It is an impressive tour where you will not only see dissimilar kinds of mountains and the world's second largest alpine lake Issyk Kul, but also experience the traditional nomad's life while hiking along our idyllic mountains! During this trip you will have trekking in a wild nature, amid striking gorges, mountains and celestial lakes - believe us this sightsee is right for you. Read the tour…

 

Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 03

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Time of the tour: 13 days
 
Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Tamga  -  Barskoon gorge - Barskoon Pass - Jashil Kol Lake - Arabel Suu valley - Chokolu Lake - Zauka Pass - Dzhukuu gorge - Ashu Kashka Suu gorge - Ashu Tor Pass - Jukuchak gorge - Orto-Bulak Pas - Kichi Kyzyl Suu gorge - Chon Kyzyl Suu gorge - Jili Suu - Ak Sai Pass - Jeti Oguz gorge - Karakol town - Cholpon Ata - Bishkek city

Our company will help you to explore "A second Switzerland of Central Asia". Kyrgyzstan is a unique country lying at the heart of Central Asia. This makes Kyrgyzstan a land of contrasts offering multitude of spectacular landscapes: extensive steppes, emerald fields, sandy deserts, turquoise lakes, snowy mountains, rapid rivers, a large quantity of flora and fauna with many rare and endangered species, historical and archeological places related to the Great Silk Road and natives preserving the traditions of their nomadic ancestors. Read the tour…

 

Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 04

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Time of the tour: 13 days

Places to visit: Bishkek City - Chon Kemin valley - Tamga - Barskoon gorge - Dunguromo Pass - Dugurotmo gorge - Chokolu Lake - Zauka Pass - Dzukuu gorge - Ashu Kashka Suu gorge - Ashu Tor Pass - Jukuchak gorge - Orto Bulak Pass - Kichi Kyzyl Suu gorge - Chon Kyzyl Suu gorge - Jili Suu - Kok Dzhayyk Pass - Jeti Oguz gorge - Karakol town - Kochkor village - Bishkek City

All of us were children and had our particular dreams. If your dream was to roam somewhere in wild nature, among gorges, mountains and alpine lakes, this tour is right for you. You are about to find the blissfully quiet place in our busy world. You were looking for a wonderful land of Kyrgyzstan. It is a memorable tour where you will not only see different kinds of mountains and the world's second largest celestial lake, but also get a taste of the traditional nomad's life while hiking along the Great Silk Road. Read the tour…

 

Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 05

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Time of the tour: 11 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Chon Sary Oi village - Orto-Koi Suu gorge - Kok-Airik Pass - Orto-Koi Suu River - Koi Suu River - Chon Kemin River - Djaman Suu River - Kara  Korum Pass - Kel Tor gorge - Kel Tor gorge - Kolkogur Lake - Kel Tor Pass (3490 m) - Kel Tor sourth gorge - Tamchi village - Bishkek

During this overwhelming tour you will have a great chance to experience yourself as if you as a real nomad. Also You will be able to visit the most striking parts of Kyrgyzstan. You will see our celestial mountains, alpine lakes and ancient architecture. This tour includes the most outstanding highlights of Kyrgyzstan that welcome so many groups of people from diverse countries. Read the tour…

 

Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 06

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Time of the tour: 11 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Tamga - Jukku gorge - pass Jukku - Ak-Shirak - Gorge Ashu-Tor - Gorge Chon-Kyzyl-Suu - Bishkek

This trip will comprise trek among beautiful gorges, mountains and celestial lakes in a wild nature. Believe us this tour is right for you! It is an unforgettable expedition where you experience the traditional nomad's life while hiking along our heavenly mountains; you will not only see different kinds of mountains, but also the world's 2nd largest alpine Lake Issyk - Kul! Read the tour…

 

Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 07

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Time of the tour: 7 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Chong Kyzyl Suu - Gorge Jukuchak - Pass Jukka - Chokoli Lakes - Syrthe Ak-Shirak - gorge Barskaun - Bishkek

We made a special tour and we want to present this perfect tour for tourists who like natural world and trekking. During this tour you will see our famous lake and real nomads. You will sleep not only in guesthouses but also in yurts - nomadic dwellings made of wood and felt. The journeying will take place on the southern shore of Issyk - Kul Lake. Welcome to our Celestial Kyrgyz Republic! Read the tour…