Trekking tour: Kyrgyz life


Kyrgyz life

Trekking tour

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Duration: 10 days

During this tour you will have a great chance to discover the land of nomads. You will have trekking in the places that are far from the whole civilization and you can feel freedom and independent there. On the way you will see real nomads that still live in yurts and it will be even possible to try real national drink kumis - fermented mare's milk.

Places to visit: Bishkek city - Djeti Oguz - Chon Kyzyl Suu - Kichi Kyzyl Suu - Jukku gorge  - Dongurome pass - Syrti -Issyk Kul Lake - Konorchek - Bishkek

 

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Bishkek city
As soon as you are in Bishkek city you will have a rest for a while and then you will have a guided city tour. During this city tour you will find out everything about its unbelievable history and people that live there. You will visit Victory Square, Oak park, Ala Too Square, the History Museum. Afterwards you will have your lunch when you will try first time national Kyrgyz cuisine. Then we will visit oriental bazaar. This place is one of the favorite among travelers. There you can find everything! You can walk there for several hours making pictures of local people and their goods. After dinner you will spend the night in a hotel.

In Short:

     ► Pick up at the Airport and transfer to the city
     ► Breakfast
     ► Guided City Tour according to separate program
     ► Lunch
     ► Visit of Oriental Bazaar
     ► Dinner and
     ► Overnight in a hotel

 

Day 2: Bishkek - Djeti Oguz  
Breakfast is served at 8 o'clock. Afterwards, you will start your trip to Djeti Oguz gorge by car and your guide will tell you about nomads' life, customs and their unusual traditions. On the way, we will drive through the stunning Boom gorge. Then we will continue our way to the Djeti Oguz gorge along the southern shore of the celestial Issyk-Kul Lake, which is second largest mountain lake in the world (1608 m. above sea level). The Lake is also known as "the pearl of Central Asia". On the way we will visit the Burana Tower (minaret of the 11 century) and its attached open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). When we will come to Djeti Oguz gorge you will see the Broken Heart Mountain and your guide will tell you a beautiful legend about it. Also you will see the famous red rocks that have unusual forms. Because of these rocks the whole gorge was named. Djeti Oguz means "7 bulls". Indeed it looks like huge bulls from a far distance. This night you will spend in yurts - collapsible nomadic dwellings that are made of felt without using a single nail.

In Short:
     ► Breakfast
     ► Transfer to Djeti Oguz gorge
     ► Visit of Burana Tower and stone warriors
     ► Lunch
     ► Visit of Broken Heart Mountain 
     ► Dinner and Overnight in yurts

 

Day 3: Djeti Oguz - Chon Kyzyl Suu
You will wake up at 8 o'clock. Your breakfast will be ready at 8:30. Afterwards we will start our trekking to Chon Kyzyl Suu gorge. You will go along the Great Silk Road as ancient traders did. During this unforgettable trip you will see our celestial mountains and terrific views of its pristine nature. You will have trekking along picturesque places and you will be surprised how changeable our mountains are. They views change so fast that you do not notice how time passes. You will stop for a night at the campsite based right in the gorge.

In Short:
     ► Breakfast
     ► Trekking
     ► Overnight in tents

 

Day 4: Chon Kyzyl Suu - Kichi Kyzyl Suu
After a strengthening breakfast we will start our way to Kishi Kyzyl Suu (lunch on the way) - it is a gorgeous canyon that you will definitely like. You will be carried away by the amazing scenery offered through views the untouched nature. We will arrive in Kichi Kyzyl Suu at 7 pm, where you will have half an hour time to settle in your tents, before being served your dinner.

In Short:
     ► Breakfast
     ► Trekking
     ► Overnight in tents

 

Day 5: Kichi Kyzyl Suu - Jukku gorge  
After your early breakfast you will start your trip to impressive Jukku gorge. Along the way you will see Kichi Kyzyl River that gave its name to the whole gorge. Also you will go through mountain forests and across mountain tops. You diner will be ready at 8 pm and you will have rest then in a calm atmosphere of our pristine mountains. You will feel as if you are 1000 thousand years ago in wild Tien Shan Mountains. This place is so far from civilization and you can relax completely there.

In Short:
     ► Breakfast
     ► Trekking
     ► Overnight in tents

 

Day 6: Jukku gorge - Dongurome pass
Today during your trekking from the Jukku gorge to Dongurome valley you will have a great chance to get acquainted with nomadic traditions and culture. Because there are nomads who still live in yurts and come to this summer pastures with their cattle and they are very hospitable and friendly. The yurt is a collapsible dwelling of nomads. It is made without a single nail and can be erect or collapsed just within an hour. Also it is possible to try national drink Kumis there (alcohol mare's milk). Your tent camp will be on the cross of two rivers - Dongurome and Jukku River. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

In Short:
     ► Breakfast
     ► Trekking
     ► Overnight in tents

 

Day 7: Dongurome - pass Jukku - Syrti  
Your breakfast will be ready at 8:00. Afterwards we will start our trekking to the pass Jukku. As soon as we cross it you will have an unforgettable view on the mountains peaks that are more that 5 000 meters high. There are plenty of them and you can look at them for hours. This place will surprise you by its beauty and stunning views. Also you will be able to enjoy the view of mountain lakes there. You farewell mountain dinner will be at 8 pm.

In Short:
     ► Breakfast
     ► Trekking
     ► Overnight in tents

 

Day 8: Syrti - north shore of the Issyk Kul Lake
You will wake up at 8 o'clock. Then after packing your backpacks, you will be served breakfast at 8:30 o'clock. Afterwards you will start your trip by bus to the northern shore of the pearl of Central Asia - Issyk Kul Lake. On the way you will visit Karakol city. It has two famous highlights - a mosque that is made without using a single nail and a church that is more than 100 years old. This night you will spend in a resort on the northern shore of Issyk Kul lake.

In Short:
     ► Breakfast
     ► Transfer to the northern shore of Issyk Kul Lake
     ► Visit of Karakol
     ► Lunch
     ► Visit of Dungan mosque
     ► Visit of Orthodox wooden church
     ► Overnight in a resort 

Day 9: Issyk Kul Lake - Bishkek
Today you will have drive to Bishkek city. On the way you will visit a stunning canyon Konorchek. This place has a lot of red rocks of different shapes and it is a very nice place to have a hike for few hours. In Bishkek you will have a farewell dinner and then you will spend a night in a hotel.

In Short:

     ► Breakfast
     ► Transfer to Bishkek
     ► Hiking in Konorchek canyon 
     ► Lunch
     ► Overnight in a hotel 

Day 10: Flight home
You guide will pick you up in your hotel and then transfer to the airport.