Trekking in Kyrgyzstan

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Duration: 15 days
Tour Highlights:
Meet the local people and culture. Lost lake in Hikgh mountains “Song Kul Lake” Visit 4 lake of Kyrgyzstan Issyk Kul, Song Kul, Kol kogur and Kol Ukok Lakes Uportunity to be a part of nomadic people and live in the nomads house “Yurta” Taste local food. Be a hilender celestial mountains.

Start from Europe

Arrival early in the morning in Manas Airport. Transfer to Bishkek (the old name is Frunze), the capital of Kyrgyzstan. Rest in the hotel. City tour of Bishkek with visiting Central Ala-Too square, Oak Park, a walk along the Alley of the Youth next to Philarmonic Hall, a visit to Victory Square and Panfilov park. Dinner and Overnight in Bishkek.

(Meal B/L/D) 

(Altitudes above sea level during the day: 800 meters in Bishkek)

Breakfast. Transfer to Chon – Kemin Nature Park to the start point of the trek to the gorge Tory-Aigyr (180 km, about 3 hours). Meeting with the local team with horses for luggage. Start the trekking up to the gorge Tory-Aigyr about 4-5 hours from altitude 1750m up to the gorge to 2520 m. Here you can see a unique spectacle – meadows, full of edelweiss. Stay overnight in tents (2520m).

Trekking time during the day about 4-5 hours

Distance is about 9-10km

(Meal B/L/D)

(Altitudes above sea level during the day: start point – 800 m in Bishkek, start point of the trek- 1750m, end of day -2520 m in the tent camp. Altitude difference during the day is +770 m)

Breakfast. The walk takes you about 2hours up to the pass Tory-Aigyr (2790 m). Descent down to the valley to cross the river to altitude of (2519m), and after trek up about 2 hours to the second small pass (2780m). Have a packed lunch at the pass with the nice view to the lake from the top of the pass. Trekking towards the mountain Lake Kol-Kogur (Kol-Tor) about 1 hour. The lake is a magnificent spectacle in the bright sunshine. It looks like a sapphire set amongst a vast array of silver, snow-covered mountains. Stay overnight in tents by the lake (2480 m above sea level).

Trekking time during the day about 4-5 hours

Distance is about 10 km

(Meal B/L/D)

 (Altitudes above sea level during the day: in tent camp – 2520m, highest point – 2790 m, end of day -2480m in the tent camp. 

Altitude difference during the day is  up +270m, descend – 271m first half and up +261m, descend -300m at the second half)

Breakfast. Trekking up to the pass and over the pass Kol-Kogur (3350 m) about 4 hours. The path passes through alpine meadows where, in summer, local people live with their families and livestock. Picnic. Trekking down for 790m. till the place with drinkable water.  Stay overnight in tents by the river (2560 m above sea level).

Trekking time during the day about 5-6 hours

Distance is about 13 km

 (Meal B/L/D)

(Altitudes above sea level during the day: in tent camp – 2480 m, highest point of the trek is  3350 m at the pass, end of day -2560m in the tent camp. Altitude difference during the day is +870 m first half and -790 m second half)

Breakfast. Trekking up to the gravel road about 2 km to altitude 2560 m and after trek down to the mouth of Kol-Tor valley about 3 hours to altitude of  2100 m. Picnic for lunch. Meeting with car at the end of the valley Koll tor about 5 km before the main road. Transfer to the Kyz – Art Village (190 km) via Northern shore of Issyk-Kul lake. On the way, in Kochkor village visit to felt workshop where the local women produce the goods of felt. Accommodation and dinner with the family in Kyzart.

Trekking time during the day about 3-4 hours

Distance is about 9 km

 (Meal B/L/D)

(Altitudes above sea level during the day: in tent camp – 2560m, end of the tre

Breakfast. Start with driving towards Kilemche Jailoo. After rest and lunch at Kilemche walking to Jaldyz Karagai pass  about 2-3 hours (3320 m), over the Song-Kul Mountains and into the lake’s basin. The climb affods wonderful views of Kilemche jailoo, and the pass itself rocky and exciting. From the pass, Song-Kol is still distant, but as you traipse down the slopes, it gets larger and larger; the mountains on the other side get higher and higher, until finally the lake fills most of your field of view and the southern mountains tower above it. Walking down to the yurt camp about 1 hour. Dinner and overnight in the yurt camp. 

Trekking time during the day about 3-4 hours

Distance is about 10 km

 (Meal B/L/D)

(Altitudes above sea level during the day: beginning of day – 2200 m in Kyzart, start of trek – 2800 m in Kelimche, highest point – 3320 m on the pass Jalgyz-Karagai Pass, in the end of day – 3030 m on Song-Kul)

(Altitude difference during the trek is +520 m first half and -290m second half)

Full day on Son-Kul Lake. Observing traditional shepherds life, walking on surrounding hills. Optionally possible to take a horse riding. Dinner and overnight in the yurt camp.

(Meal B/L/D)

(Altitudes above sea level during the day– 3030 m on Song-Kul)

Breakfast. Transfer to the Kochkor village. The road goes over the Kalmak Ashu pass (3447 m).  Lunch in Kochkor. Visiting woman group who is producing traditional nomad’s carpets from the felt which call “Shiyrdak’” and “Ala Kiiz”. Preparing to the trekking at Family guesthouse. Dinner and overnight in the Family guesthouse. 

(Meal B/L/D)

(Altitudes above sea level during the day: beginning of day – 3080m in Yurt camp NoviNomad, highest point – 3447m at Kalmak Ahuu pass, end of the day – 1800m in Kochkor village)

Breakfast. Transfer to Issakeev village to the Kol Ukok gorge (about 30 km-1 hour). Meet the horses and local trekking staff. Start the trekking to Ukok lake about 4-5 hours. The trail goes along the Ukok valley over the small pass Kichi Ukok 3130 m. Tent camp at the shore of Ukok lake. The shepherds come to the pastures of the lake for the summer time with the cattls 

Trekking time during the day about 4-5 hours

Distance is about 15 km

 (Meal B/L/D)

(Altitudes above sea level during the day: beginning of day – 1800m in Kochkor village, highest point – 3130m at Kichi Ukok pass pass, end of the day –3050 m in Ukok Lake )

(Altitude difference during the trek is +1330 m first half and -80m second half)

Breakfast. Trekking to Tuura-beshik About 2 hours. Cross the small river. Lunch. Trekking over the Ukok Pass (3519 m). From the pass the panorama of the mountains will amaze you. The pass is rocky. Trekking down to Mazar Ukok valley about 2-3 hours. On the way you will cross the small river.  Overnight in the Mazar ukok valley in tents by the river

Trekking time during the day about 3-4 hours

Distance is about 11 km

 (Meal B/L/D)

(Altitudes above sea level during the day: beginning of day – 3050 m in Ukok Lake, highest point – 3519m at Ukok Pass, end of the day – 3380 m in the tent camp)

(Altitude difference during the trek is +469 m first half, descent from the pass to 3129m -390m and -139m second half)

Breakfast. Trekking up to the Sary-Bel pass 3860 m above sea level about 1-2 hours. On the way it is possible to see the marmots, Golden eagle and at the pass possible to see the trails of the Ibex. The pass is rocky in Some places you could still see the glacier. Picnic for lunch. Descent to the Taldy gorge about 2-3 hours. On the way you will cross the river about 2 times. Overnight in the tents by Taldy river. 

Trekking time during the day about 4-5 hours

Distance is about 17 km

 (Meal B/L/D)

(Altitudes above sea level during the day: beginning of day – 3380 m in the tent camp Mazar ukok, highest point – 3860m at Sary Bel pass, end of the day – 2900 m in Taldy gorge)

(Altitude difference during the trek is +480 m first half  and -960m second half)

Breakfast. Trekking down along the river Taldy to the valley of Tura Suu about 16 km. On the way you could meet the local shepherd and see the Yaks. Meet with the car at the junkshion of Taldy and Tura-Suu valleys and transfer to the yurt camp in Tura-Suu. Overnight in the Yurt camp. 

Trekking time during the day about 2-3 hours

Distance is about 9 km

 (Meal B/L/D)

(Altitudes above sea level during the day: beginning of day – 2900 m in Taldy gorge,  end of the day – 1600 m in Issyk Kul lake)

Breakfast. Transfer to Bishkek about 350 km, 5-6 hours of the driving. The road goes via Boom canyon.  On the way visit Burana tower, the remaining of ancient town (11 c). Lunch on the way. Dinner in the restaurant. Optionally folklore show during the dinner. Accommodation in the hotel Asia Mountains or similar. 

(Meal B/L/D)

(Altitudes above sea level during the day: beginning of day – 1600 m in Issyk Kul lake, 800 m in Bishkek)

Early breakfast and transfer to airport 

(Meal B/-/-)

Fly back to the Uzbek capital. In the afternoon you have free time, you can take a last stroll through the bazaar.

  • Meals: B / – / A
  • Altitude during the day: 800 in Bishkek, 455 in Tashkent

home trip 

  • Meals: B / – / –




    Kristine

    " super cool "

    Guest Rating
    9.4/10

    Karen

    " good organisation "

    Guest Rating
    8.6/10

    Michael

    " good place to relax from the hustle and bustle"

    Guest Rating
    10/10

    Bishkek- Asia Mountains or similar

    Trek – Double tents

    Kyz Art – Family guesthouse

    Kilemche- Shepherd yurt camp

    Song Kul – Yurt camp “Nomad”

    Kochkor – Family Guesthouse

    Trek- Double Tents

    Tamga – Yurt camp “Nomad”

    1. Transport for all excursions and transfers according the program
    • 1 mercedes Sprinter (with 13 seats) for group 2-8 pax
    • 2 mercedes Sprinter (with 13 seats) for group 9-15 pax
    1. English speaking escorting guide
    2. Double/Twin room accommodation in the hotels and family guesthouses
    3. Four people accommodation yurt camp
    4. Meal as indicated each day 
    5. Mineral water during the tour (one liter a day per person); 
    6. Trekking personal (cook, horsemans)during treks
    7. Trekking equipment (tents, kitchen etc
    8. Horses for carrying trekking equipment and luggage
    9. Entrance fees
    1. Single room accommodation 
    2. Alcohol and soft drinks
    3. International and domestic flight tickets
    4. Porter service in hotels and airport.
    5. Personal expenses of the clients
    6. Any deviation from the program
    • Supplement for yurt production show in Kyzyl-Tuu is  65 USD per group;
    • Supplement for Kayaking in Issyk – Kul – is 25 USD per person per day;
    • Supplement for Eagle hunting show in Skazka Canyon or Barskoon Canyon – is 90 USD per group;
    • Supplement for horse riding in Son-Kul – is 15 USD per person (2-3 hours of riding) (for the service of escorting stableman is – 25 USD per group of 3-4 people);
    • Supplement for English speaking guide service – is 75 USD per day including accommodation and food;
    • Supplement for Felt carpet Show – is 55 USD per group;
    • Supplement for the trip to Barskoon Gorge – group of 2-3 people (small car) with driver – 60 USD per group;
    • Supplement for the trip to the Barskoon Gorge – group of 4-12 people (Mercedes Sprinter of 17 seats) with driver – 90 USD  per group;
    • Supplement for the trip to the Jeti-Oguz gorge – group of 2-3 people (small car) with driver – 50 USD per group;
    • Supplement for the trip to the Jeti-Oguz gorge – group of 4-12 people (Mercedes Sprinter of 17 seats) with driver – 80 USD per group;
    • Surcharge for the trip to the Tamga Gorge – group of 2-3 people (small car) with driver – 40 USD per group;
    • Surcharge for the trip to the Tamga Gorge – group of 4-12 people (Mercedes Sprinter of 17 seats) with driver – 70 USD per group;
    1. Single supplement is 93 USD (only in the hotel in Bishkek)
    2. Single tent supplement is 30 USD per person
    3. Folklore show in Bishkek during the dinner is 80 USD for the group
    4. Horses for riding on Son-Kul is 15 USD per person (for 3-4 hours). Escorting horseman is 25 USD for the group

    Price is per Person in USD

    2 pax

    Price

    2656 USD per Person

    Number of persons

    3-4 pax

    Price

    2090 USD per Person

    Number of persons

    5-6 pax

    Price

    1569 USD per Person

    Number of persons

    7-8 pax

    Price

    1499 USD per Person

    Number of persons

    9-10 pax

    Price

    1497 USD per Person

    Number of persons

    11-12 pax

    Price

    1398 USD per Person

    Number of persons

    13-15 pax

    Price

    1322 USD per Person