Duration: 11 days
Kyrgyzstan is a perfect place for a trekking tour. There are many unbelievable places that are really worth to be visited. The views of the mountains change so fast and you can see many kinds of them during one day. There are many places that are rare visited by any people and that is why the nature is so untouched there. Now you have an opportunity to explore these stunning places and to have great time in our celestial Kyrgyzstan!
Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Tamga - Jukku gorge - pass Jukku - Syrty Ak-Shirak - Gorge Ashu-Tor - Gorge Chon-Kyzyl-Suu - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley
After arrivig to the capital of Kyrgyzstan Bishkek city you will have time to have a rest in a hotel. Then after breakfast you will have a city tour that includes visiting of the central Ala-Too Square, Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Pobeda Square (Victory Square), the History Museum, National philharmonic, Oriental Bazaar, Art Gallery and many others places of interest. Then you will be transferred to the Chon Kemin valley in the Kalmak-Ashuu Guesthouse, where you also will spend the night. On the way, we will visit the Burana Tower (minaret of the 11 century) and its attached open air museum of Balbans (stone warriors). Dinner will be served at 7 pm.
► Pick up at Airport and Transfer to City
► Guided City Tour according to separate programe
► Visit of Burana Tower and its attached open air museum of Balbans
► Transfer to Chon Kemin valley
► Dinner and Overnight in Kalmak-Ashuu Guesthouse
Day 2: Chon Kemin valley - Tamga
You will have breakfast at 7 o'clock. After breakfast we will start your trip to Tamga village by car. We will drive along the southern shore of the biggest lake of Kyrgyzstan - Issyk-Kul Lake, it is also the second largest mountain lake in the world (1608m.above sea level). The Lake is known as "the pearl of Central Asia" because of its pure curative water. Dinner will be served in the Tamga Guesthouse, where you will also spend the night.
► Transfer to Tamga
► Lunchbreak at a local cafe
► Transfer to Tamga
► Dinner and Overnight in Tamga Guesthouse.
Day 3: Tamga - Jukku gorge - pass Jukku
After a strengthening breakfast we leave the Guesthouse at 8 o'clock by car that brings us to the entrance of the gorge Jukka. From there we will hike through the gorge until we arrive at the foot of the pass Jukka. You will take lunch on the way. Jukku is the place of Kyrgyz nomadic shepherds. You will meet real nomads who still live in yurts and to try national drink Kumis (alcohol mare's milk). Your dinner will be in the open air. And you will spend the night in tents in wild nature.
► Transfer to Jukku gorge
► Hiking to the foot of pass Jukka
► Lunch break during the hike
► Meet Kyrgyz Nomads
► Dinner and Overnight in tents
Day 4: Pass Jukku - Ak-Shirak
The day starts with breakfast at 8 o'clock. After the hiking over the pass Jukku, you will have lunch. Then you will continue your hiking along the Silk Road (7hours) inside the Ak Shirak mountain range (average level is 3680m above sea). Ak-Shirak is famous for its mountain Chokoli lakes. All of them find their origin in glaciers. There is a terrific view over the majority of these lakes. After your dinner you will spend the night in yurts near these lakes.
► Hiking over Jukku pass
► Hiking inside Ak Shirak mountain range with its Chokoli (glacier lakes)
► Dinner and overnight in tents among mountains lakes
Days 5-7: Syrty Ak-Shirak
Syrty Ak-Shirak(3000m above sea level) - From Ak Shirak, it is a 3-days-hike along the southern side of the Terskey Ala-Too Mountains to reach the foot of glacier Ashu-Tor. (3600-4200m).During this unforgettable trip you will also see our gorgeous Ara-Belsu Lake. Ak-Shirak is the place where ancient traders were hiding from robberies. It seems that good spirits look after you there.
All nights are in traditional nomadic collapsible dwellings - yurts. They are made of felt and wooden frame without a single nail.
► 3 days hiking along the southern side of the Terskey Ala-Too Mountains
► Ashu-Tor glacier
► Ara-Belsu Lake
► Dinners and overnights in yurts
Day 8: Gorge Ashu-Tor
After a strengthening breakfast you will hike over the pass Ashu-Tor (4000m.) At this place you will overlook the Ashu-Tor glacier, while having a picnic. Then you will approach the Ara-Belsu Lake before starting the descent to Ashu-Tor gorge by passing through the stunning Northern Ashu-Tor valley (7 Hours, 3250m). After your dinner you will spend the night in tents.
► Hiking over Ashu-Tor pass
► Picnic on top of Ashu-Tor glacier
► Approach the Ara-Belsu Lake
► Descent through Northern Ashu-Tor Valley
► Arrial at Ashu-Tor Gorge
► Dinner and overnight in tents
Day 9: Gorge Ashu-Tor - Gorge Chon-Kyzyl-Suu
After packing your backpacks, you will be served breakfast at 8 o'clock before you start your 7 hours hike down to the Chon Kyzyl Suu valley and the old geophysics station (2650m). Lunch break is on the way. Your dinner is served at 8 p.m. You will spend the night in yurts as nomads do. A yurta is made of felt and wooden frame without a single nail. It is a collapsible dwelling of nomads. It takes only few hours to erect and to collapse, respectively.
► Hiking to the Chon-Kyzyl-Suu valley and the old geophysics station
► Lunch break during the hike
► Dinner and overnight in yurts
Day 10: Gorge Chon-Kyzyl-Suu - Bishkek
Breakfast is served at 8 o'clock. In the morning, we'll guide you down to the hot water springs of Jeli Suu, (1 Hours) where you can take a bath. After taking lunch you will be transferred to Bishkek (350km) by car along the southern shore of celestial Issyk Kul Lake (1600m.ab.s.l.) via the magnificent Boom gorge. You will arrive in Bishkek at a hotel at around 7 pm, where you will have time for yourself until your pick up at 8 pm. After a farewell dinner you will spend the night in a hotel.
► Hike to the hot water springs of Jeli Suu
► Transfer to Bishkek city along Issyk Kul Lake via Boom Gorge
► Dinner with folklore show
► Overnight in a hotel
Day 11: Return Journey
Your guide will meet you at your hotel at the pick up time arranged previously according to your flight details and accompany you to Manas International Airport.