Trekking Kyrgyzstan 04

Trekking Kyrgyzstan: Tour 04

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Duration: 14 days

 

Day 1: By car from Barskoon village to the Arabel Pass (3800 m). Distance: 55 km. Time: 2 hours by car. After lunch you will ride by horse through the Arabel Pass (3800m) along the Jashyl-Kol mountain lake and then across the Suyek Pass (4028 m). Distance: 15-20 km. 
Time: 3 hours. Overnight of tour  in tents.
Day 2: You will have trekking tour along the Suyek and Taragai Rivers and through the Kyzyl-Eshme valley. In the afternoon you will come to the Bel Pass (3714 m). Here you will enjoy trekking through beautiful high mountain valleys and pastures. Distance: 25-35 km. Time: 4-5 hours.
Day 3: Trekking tour from Bel Pass to Kara-Sai River and a mountain lake where shepherds once took their cattle. Now these pastures are empty because of the present economic crisis.
Day 4: Trekking tour in Kyrtash-Yshtyk Valley with the possibility of sighting Marco Polo sheep. Distance: 35-40 km. Time: 5-6 hours.
Day 5: Trekking tour through Ak-Shyyrak Canyon in Kyrgyzstan where you will come to a shepherds yurt and have tea with them. Through your guide you can talk to them about the life of a shepherd. Distance: 35-40 km. Time: 5-6 hours. Overnight of tour  in tents.
Day 6: Trekking tour from Kurtash to Kara-Sai River with open fields to gallop and occasional roads to walk. The weather will vary from scorching sun to snow and hail. Distance: 35-40 km. Time: 5-6 hours. Overnight of tour  in tents.
Day 7: Trekking tour  fom Kara-Sai River to the Akbel Pass (3833 m), then tour to the Taragai River. Distance: 30-40 km. Time: 5-6 hours. Here you have again an opportunity to see mountain goat and Marco Polo sheep.
Day 8: Trekking tour down to Taragai River and Maitor Valley to Chokuluu Kol in Kyrgyzstan. On the way you will meet horse shepherds and taste Kymyz (mares' milk). From Juuku Pass (3633 m) down to the Juuku Valley. Distance: 35-40 km. 
Time: 5-6 hours. O/n in tents. This pass is unique with its horse trails used by shepherds to bring their cattle to summer pastures. On the way you will see two mountain lakes called Jashyl-Kol in Kyrgyzstan (meaning "green lake" and colored green by the glacial melt).
Day 9: Trekking tour from Juuku Valley up to Dunguromo Pass (3773m), then tour down to Sary-Moinok. The trails run alongside the wild mountain river and you will cross it many times at safe fords. The steep slopes are covered with thickets of blackberry, juniper bushes and fir trees. 
Distance: 30-40 km. Time: 5-6 hours.
Day 10: Trekking tour in Sary-Moinok and Keregetash region. Along the way you will see shepherds and drink the national drink - Kymyz. A legend says that when a foreigner drinks Kymyz they will come back to Kyrgyzstan. The wildness of the mountains will excite you every day during this horse riding trek.
Day 11: Trekking tour and travel from Zoo Otok-Jantyk to Chunkur-Kol, a beautiful mountain lake whose name means Deep Lake. At night of tour  the stars shimmer on it as if the sky were kissing the earth.
Day 12: Trekking tour to Chunkur-Kol and over Tosor Pass (3893 m). Two to three hours of horse riding will bring you to a yak shepherd's yurt where you can watch them herd the hardy, woolly cattle.
Day 13: Trekking tour and travel up to Tash Kechuu. On the way you will meet shepherds and listen to their stories about the Kyrgyz and their beloved Ala-Too mountains.
Day 14: Trekking tour and travel in Tash gorge to Kok Dobo (green hill) Valley. Revel in the beautiful mountain scenery with glaciers on the right and Issyk-Kul Lake on the left. In the evening, drive to Barskoon by car. Soak in a hot water bath and enjoy supper before falling asleep in a real bed.



There is also a list of other trekking tours:
Trekking Kyrgyzstan: Tour 01

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Duration: 14 days

 

Trekking Kyrgyzstan: Tour 02

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Duration: 11 days

 

Trekking Kyrgyzstan: Tour 03

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Duration: 8 days

 

Trekking Kyrgyzstan: Tour 04

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Duration: 14 days

 

Trekking Kyrgyzstan: Tour 05

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Duration: 8 days

 

Trekking Kyrgyzstan: Tour 06

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Duration: 9 days

 

Trekking Kyrgyzstan: Tour 07

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Duration: 12 days