Trekking tour 05
Along the Kyrgyz Mountains
Activity: Trekking tour
Duration 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 find such a beautiful and sunny place as Kyrgyz land! The organization of tour will simply astonish you. This tour is for people who want to find something new and undiscovered and our country is a perfect choice to make your wishes true. You will hike over incredible mountains and through unforgettable gorges. You will experience the nomadic way of life far away from the everyday sputter.
Day 1: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley
your guide will meet you at Manas International Airport and accompany you to the Bishkek City (30 min. drive), where your day will be started from breakfast The entire day you will spend in the capital of Kyrgyzstan the Bishkek city, lunch is included. The tour includes the visiting of the central Ala-Too Square, Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Pobeda Square (Victory Square), the Historical Museum, National philharmonic, 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, your guide will show you the minaret of the 11 century which is called Burana tower and its attached open air museum of Balbans (stone warriors). Dinner will be served at 7 pm.
Day 2: Chon Kemin valley - Tamga
you will have breakfast at 7a.m. Afterwards, you will begin your trip to Tamga (380 km, 6h) by car. We will drive along the southern shore of the celestial Issyk-Kul Lake, which keep many secret, one of them mysterious city under the water (1608m.above sea level). The Lake is also known as "The pearl of Central Asia". You will have dinner in the Tamga guesthouse, where you will also spend one night.
Day 3: Tamga - Jukku gorge - pass Jukku
After breakfast you will leave the Guesthouse at 8a.m. by car that will bring you to the entrance of the gorge Jukka. From there you will hike through the gorge until you arrive the foot of the pass Jukka. You will have lunch on the way. Jukku is the place of Kyrgyz nomadic herdsmen. You will meet real nomadic people who still live in yurts and you will try national drink Kumis (alcohol mare's milk). You will have dinner in the open air. The night is in tents in wild nature.
Day 4: Pass Jukku - Ak-Shirak
The fourth day will be started with breakfast at 8 a.m. You will have lunch after the hiking over the pass Jukku. Then you will continue your hiking along the Great Silk Road (7hours) inside the Ak Shirak mountain range (the average height is 3680meters asl). Ak-Shirak is famous for its mountain Chokoli lakes. All of them find their origin in glaciers. There is wonderful view over the majority of these lakes. After your dinner you will overnight in yurts near these lakes.
Days 5-7: Syrty Ak-Shirak
Syrty Ak-Shirak(3000meters asl) - From Ak Shirak, it will take 3-days of hiking along the southern slopes of the Terskey Ala-Too Mountains to get the foot of glacier Ashu-Tor. (3600-4200meters asl).During this unforgettable trip you will also see gorgeous Ara-Belsu Lake. Ak-Shirak is the place where ancient traders were hiding from robberies. All nights are in traditional nomadic collapsible dwellings - yurts which are made of wooden framework without a single nail and covered with felt.
Day 8: Gorge Ashu-Tor
After substantial breakfast you will have hike over the pass Ashu-Tor (4000m.) There 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, 3250meters asl). Dinner, overnight will be in tents.
Day 9: Gorge Ashu-Tor - Gorge Chon-Kyzyl-Suu
After packing your luggage, you will be served breakfast at 8 o'clock .After breakfast you will start your 7 hours hike down to the Chon Kyzyl Suu valley and the old geophysics station (2650m). Lunch break will be on the way. Your dinner will be served at 8 o clock the night you will spend in yurt, which is made of wooden framework covered with felt. It is a collapsible dwelling of nomads. It is enough 3-4 horses to carry it from one place to another.
Day 10: Gorge Chon Kyzyl Suu - Bishkek
Breakfast is at 8 o'clock. In the morning, you'll be guided down to the thermal springs of Jeli Suu, (1 Hours) where you can take a bath. After taking lunch you will be driven to Bishkek (350km) by car along the southern shore of Issyk Kul Lake (1600m.asl 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. You will have a farewell dinner in a restaurant where you will see a national folklore show in the capital of Kyrgyzstan.
Day 11: Return Journey
Your guide will see you off to Manas International Airport according to the details of your flight.