Rafting tours

Rafting - is a rest in the river full of emotions for active people, following by unforgettable pleasure, speed, splashes and powerful surge of adrenalin. A lot of new impressions will gain each, who will venture to exciting descents down the mountain rivers with breathtaking streams. Relatively calm sections of the river follow by the rapid sections with great waves and rapid stream. For a short period of time you will get unforgettable impressions and clear idea of rafting in Kyrgyzstan. For the fans of rafting we will organize one or two-day tours in Chu River, and for the professionals we organize special tours in the rivers, the complicacy of which reach 6 points on the 6-points scale.

Venue: the rivers of Kyrgyzstan

Date of the tour: May-Octobor

The temperature of the water: from +10 and above

Max category of complexity: 6

Kyrgyzstan is just the ideal place for white water rafting activity! We have tens of rivers in the mountains that are renowned among rafters. You will spend the great moments being there and you will get a lot of impressions and new experience. In Kyrgyzstan, rafting is one of the most popular doings. Come for rafting in Kyrgyzstan and take your chance!

The great number of rivers in the mountains and clear days are a magnet for of white water rafters in Kyrgyzstan since the 2nd part of the 20th century. It is due to the exclusive natural environment of the republic, there are enough rivers to provide routes of all different categories of complexity suitable for both beginners and experienced sportsmen.

Rafting in the republic started to develop a quarter of century ago. Its future fate rested upon the enthusiasm of some junior rowing league coaches. In 1992 rafting adopted a commercial direction by receiving the status of strategic objective for the development of tourism in Kyrgyzstan.

In Kyrgyzstan, the best rivers for this type of activity are Chu, Chon-Kemin, Kekemeren, Chatkal, and Naryn. Everything that is required to make your holiday unforgettable is here...rivers quietly flowing through the beautiful landscape, and rapids that will take your breath away and excite even the most hardened extreme sports fans. The rafting season on these rivers varies from April to October. The complexity level that is on the 6 point scale depends on the season, from the time when the glaciers begin thawing that ensures a high water level in the rivers. In hot summer months the waterline can fluctuate daily. Therefore, for some rivers, the most favorable time for water tours is the end of August, and September. There is nothing more exhilarating than a rafting tour along Mountain Rivers!

Despite almost 50 years history of the Kyrgyz Rivers exploring by the white water lovers, lots of rivers still remain oblivious of rafters and canoe - kayaks. There are lots of opportunities for pioneers to travel down the rivers, starting from their source. The most impressive is the rafting tour from Inylchek, the second biggest glacier in the world (59km), through the almost impassable Sarydzhaz canyon, 30km long. Or from the source of the Naryn which is the upper course of the second longest river in Central Asia the Syr-Darya. The most popular among tourists, through their mild climatic conditions, are the rivers floating not higher than 1500m above sea level. Chu River fits more for commercial rafting than the other ones. Some part of it lies at the altitude over than 1,500 meters a. s. l. The climate and temperature of the water (15°-18°C) from June till mid-September means rafting can be done even without diving suits, and the complexity of obstacles does not exceed five points. The section of the river passing through the Bohom gorge is the national 'white water arena1 and a unique training site for the whole Central Asian region. Here in ancient times there lay one of the northern routes of the Great Silk Road. Due to its location near the capital of the republic and communications development over the years, the popularity of rafting in the Bohom gorge is steadily growing both among the people of the country and foreign guests.  Professionals positively compare some sections on the Chatkal, Kekemeren, Naryn rivers to the world famous Futalefu in Chile and the Colorado in the USA. In the times of the Soviet Union the most accepted were prolonged tours on the Chatkal, Kekemeren, Naryn rivers. The Chatkal river was among the five most well-liked rivers in the USSR. Usually, during August and September, there used to be 60 or 70 tourist groups here. For the last several years, several days tours on the Chu and Chon-Kemin Rivers gained the equal attractiveness.

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