Kyrgyzstan trekking 03

Kyrgyzstan trekkingTour 03

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 

Our company will help you to explore a unique country lying in the heart of the Tian-Shan Mountains. It is a land of snowy mountains, fast rivers, wide steppes, green meadows, sandy deserts, turquoise lakes, an abundance of wild life with many rare and endangered species, historical and archeological sites associated with the Great Silk Way and people preserving the traditions of their nomadic ancestors. All this makes Kyrgyzstan spectacular, and that is why it is sometimes called "A second Switzerland of Central Asia".

Day 1: Bishkek - Karakol (450 km - 8 h) (1 650 m. a. s. l.)
In the morning we start our route to Karakol town that took place on the eastern part of the celestial Issyk-Kul Lake. On our way, we will visit the Burana Minaret (it dates from the 11th century) and an open air museum of Balbals - stone structures that are devoted to the brave Turkic warriors. 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 Kyrgyzstan". You are going to actually enjoy the incredible sight of the Kungey and Terskey Ala - Too Mountains that forming a circle around the lake. Due to the salty water, Lake Issyk Kul possesses curative properties. On the way, we will make a short break to give you the opportunity to visit ancient (dating back to 800 B.C.) open air stone temple that was used by the local tribes of the Saks and the Usuns whose artists left the petroglyphs on the boulders. During the drive to Karakol town we will see the whole part of the northern shore of Issyk Kul Lake. Overnight in a guesthouse "Elita" in Karakol.      

Day 2: Karakol - Mokraya Polyana glade (2790 m a. s. l.)
We visit in the morning 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 Cathedral. It was made of wood at the of 19 century and even these days attracts a lot of tourists. Afterwards transfer to Karakol gorge. It is an amazing gorge that is situated at the heart of the Terskey Ala - Too (Shady Mountains). Here we can see Turkestan spruce trees that are common only here in Kyrgyzstan. The height of the tree reaches 18 meters and the width of its trunk - 1.5 meters. We will have hiking to the foot of the glade named « Mokraya Polyana » for 7 hours. Night stay 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 we start our 7 hours hiking over the pass Bokovoi (3300 m). to the eastern Irdik Lake (3200 m). We will see steep cliffs and precipices, sky-scraping rocks, green mountains; we move through the juniper forest where a sick person starts to feel better.  During the hike we see constant changing of the landscapes, a breathtaking and unforgettable sunset over the most beautiful peaks of Kungey Ala-Too mountainous range: Fuchika (4010m), Morozov (3960m), 800 years of Moscow (3872m). Overnight is in tents.  

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

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 stopover in the Dungan family house to try traditional lagman soup. Dungans are Chinese Muslims who had been persecuted by the Chinese in the 19th century and fled to Kyrgyzstan. While hiking to the village it is possible sometimes to meet real nomadic families on the way. Every summer season they go up to the mountains with their sheep and horses and live in yurts. Yurts are collapsible nomadic habitations, which are made without a single nail. Afterwards transfer to Karakol town(1650 m); (10 km - 25 min drive). Overnight in "Elita" guesthouse.  

Day 6: Karakol - Kochkor (280 km - 5 h, 1800 m. a. s. l.)
In the morning after a good slumber we move to Kochkor. In Karakol we will visit a local bazaar and try national dishes:  ashlyamfu and shashlyk prepared with beef or mutton. Then we will start or way to Kochkor village. On the way we will visit Djeti Oguz Gorge, the Broken Heart and Seven Bulls Mountains that are very popular because of their beauty and about which you will be told a beautiful fairy tale by your tour guide. Your lunch will be in Bokonbaevo village in Talgat's house who is a famous hunter with golden eagles. Hunting with golden eagle is very popular in Kyrgyzstan and some countries of Central Asia and Talgat will tell us about this kind of hunting and in the afternoon we can do some photos of the birds.  Talgat will also tell us the way he trains his birds of prey. Then while driving along the southern shore of Issyk Kul Lake we will visit a private factory for producing yurts. After arrival in Kochkor village we will learn about national traditions and customs. You will witness the process of making traditional Kyrgyz carpets and even take a part in it! This night you will spend in a local family home stay.  After it conventional dinner in a yurt, we will listen to a folk music.   

Day 7: Kochkor - Bishkek (210 km - 5 h)
After breakfast we drive to the capital of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek city. In the morning you will have a traditional breakfast together with hosts. After arriving you will have some time to take a break in your guesthouse and then will be the last dinner in national café with national music. Last night is in «Asia Mountains» hotel. 

 

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Kyrgyzstan trekking
Tour 01 

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  

 This trip will give you a great possibility for trekking in a wild nature, among stunning gorges, gorgeous mountains and celestial lakes - believe us this tour is right for you. It will be an unforgettable tour where you will not only see the world's second largest alpine lake Issyk Kul, diverse kinds of mountains, but also experience the traditional nomadic way of lifestyle while hiking along our Kyrgyz heavenly mountains! Read the tour...
 

Kyrgyzstan trekkingTour 02

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 

Our company will help you to explore a unique country lying in the heart of the Tian-Shan Mountains - Kyrgyzstan. This country of the bright contrasts offers multitude of fantastic landscapes: turquoise lakes, snowy mountains, fast-flowing rivers, wide steppes, green meadows, sandy deserts, an plenty of wild life with many endangered and rare species, historical and archeological places of interest related to the Great Silk Road and the people, who preserved the traditions of their nomadic ancestors. All this makes Kyrgyzstan "A second Switzerland of Central Asia". Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan trekkingTour 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

You will be able to visit the most pictorial parts of Kyrgyzstan during this great tour. This tour concludes the most marvelous highlights of Kyrgyzstan that welcome so many people. You will see Celestial mountains, which show lots of alpine lakes and medieval architecture. It is also a great chance to experience yourself as if you as a real nomad. Read the tour...  

 

Kyrgyzstan trekkingTour 04

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

Welcome to our country of the Celestial Mountains - Kyrgyzstan! We would like to present a wonderful tour for travelers who like nature and trekking. We prepared a special tour that will be on the southern shore of Issyk Kul Lake. You will see our famous lake and real nomads during this tour. You will sleep not only in guesthouses but also in yurts - nomadic dwellings made of wood  and covered with felt. Read the tour... 

 

Kyrgyzstan trekkingTour 05

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

You won't absolutely find such a glorious and stunning place elsewhere in the world! This tour is for people who would like to discover the nomad's land. Kyrgyzstan is a perfect place for trekking over incredible mountains and through impressive gorges. There is the second largest mountainous lake in the world Issyk-Kul on the way. You will experience the nomadic way of lifestyle far away from the hectic of busy and stuffy cities. You will just LOVE the way this tour has been organized. Read the tour... 

 

Kyrgyzstan trekkingTour 06

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

Soon, you will discover the wonderfully quiet place in our busy world. This fantastic country is Kyrgyzstan that you were looking for. 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 will make your wishes come true. During this unforgettable tour where you will not only see diverse 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 trekkingTour 07

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour 

Time of the tour: 13 days 

Places to visit: Bishkek - 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 - Kochkor - Bishkek

Wild and severe! Great nomadic style trip accompanied with unforgettable experience! There is a great chance to feel the freedom of mind if you are tired of civilization. You will have a trekking tour to take pleasure in untouched nature of mountainous Kyrgyzstan and to visit abundance of lakes with its pure sparkling water. During the trip you will find out interesting facts about Kyrgyz customs and traditions, culture, because the Kyrgyz being nomads for thousand years, and they managed to keep all their wonderful customs and traditions till now days. Read the tour...