Trekking and Hiking tours » Heavenly Kyrgyzstan
Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Tamga - Barskoon gorge - Barskoon Pass - Jashil Kol Lake - Arabel Suu valley - Chokolu Lake - Zauka Pass - Dzhukuu gorge - Ashu Kashka Suu gorge - Ashu Tor Pass - Jukuchak gorge - Orto Bulak Pass (2900 m) - Kichi Kyzyl Suu gorge - Chon Kyzyl Suu gorge - Jili Suu - Ak Sai Pass (2805 m) - Jeti Oguz gorge - Karakol town - Cholpon Ata - Bishkek city
Duration: 12 days
You will absolutely not find such a quiet and beautiful place anywhere else! You will simply LOVE the way this tour has been organized. This tour is for people who want to discover the land of nomads. Kyrgyzstan is a perfect place for trekking over incredible mountains and through unforgettable gorges. There is the second largest mountain lake in the world Issyk-Kul on the way. You will experience the nomadic style of life far away from the hectic of busy and stuffy cities.
Day 1: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley
Your guide will meet you at Manas International Airport and accompany you to Bishkek City (30 min. drive), where you will start the day with a breakfast. The entire day is dedicated to a guided Bishkek City Tour, including lunch. The tour includes the 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. At 5 p.m., you will be transferred to the Chon Kemin valley, where you also will spend the night. Dinner will be served at 7 pm.
Day 2: Chon Kemin valley - Tamga
After breakfast we will have time for a photo session to capture all the beauty of Chon Kemin Valley. Once everything is ready for our departure, we will go to the Tamga village, Issik-kul lake, the second largest mountain lake in the world and the biggest lake in Kyrgyzstan. On the way visiting Talgat, a hunter with golden eagles. He will tell us about his birds. After it we can do some photos of the eagles. Arrival in Tamga, a resort town on the shore of the lake. Leisure time on the beach(30 min). Then beginning preparations for the trek. Accommodation in Askar and Tomara guest house (1600m).
Day 3: Tamga - Barskoon gorge (1 hour by car) - Barskoon Pass (3754 m) - Jashil Kol Lake - Arabel Suu valley (trekking 5 hours)
After a hearty breakfast we will drive to Barskoon gorge. We are going to one of the most picturesque valleys in the mountainous Terskey Ala Too, there is the highest waterfall in Kyrgyzstan. Here, we start our trekking. We have an ascent to Dunguromo pass (3100 m) passing through which we find ourselves in a picturesque valley Dunguromo. After a few kilometers down from the pass, we stot for the camping. Dinner will give us the opportunity to share with impressions of the first day. Night in tents at the altitude 3820 m.
Day 4: Arabel Suu valey - Chokolu Kol Lake (7 hours)
Today we get up early around 7 o'clock in the morning. We have a vertical ascent to the Chokolu Lake through Zauka Pass. The landscape is relatively flat, from vegetation prevails fine grass and moss, the climate is close to the tundra climate. Coming closer to the lake we break our camp for the night. Night in tents at an altitude of 3800 m.
Day 5: Chokolu Lake - Zauka Pass (3720 m) - Dzhukuu gorge (7 hours)
After breakfast we prepare all of our equipment and belongings, and then immersing it all on the horse, we will go further. We have to cross the Zauka pass (3720 m) and from this top you will see hall beauty of the Dzhukuu valley. After short photo session we will go down the gorge about 20 km and reach the foot of the Ashu Kashka Suu gorge where we break camp for the night. Dinner and overnight in tents at an altitude of 2900 m.
Day 6: Djukuu gorge - Ashu Kashka Suu gorge (7 hours)
Like yesterday we will get up early morning and will begin to put ourselves in order. After hearty meal we will go further looking for new impressions and feelings. We will go along slopes are covered with juniper and fir-tree forest. Juniper is a very unique tree for several reasons. First, it has special root system that helps to survive in difficult nature conditions. In second, trees higher than 10 m has twisted trunks - this is protection system against wind. In third, during dry seasons it can drop own leaves for saving wetness and water on the ground around the tree. Afternoon we will stop at the foot of Ashu Tor Pass we will set on our camp. Dinner and overnight in tents at an altitude of 2970 m.
Day 7: Ashu Kashka Suu gorge - Ashu Tor Pass (3638 m) - Jukuchak gorge
Early in the morning - preparing all of our gear and then we will hike up the gorge Ashu Kashka Suu. Reaching the foot of the pass, we will make a short halt for lunch and then we will have to climb to the Ashu Tor Pass (3638 m). After the pass we get into the Jukuchak gorge where the warm mineral springs are. Here we are given an opportunity to take a bath with hot mineral water which we all dreamed of for now 4 days of our trek. Dinner and overnight in tents at an altitude of 2650 m.
Day 8: Jukuchak gorge - forestry - Orto Bulak Pass (2900 m) - Kichi Kyzyl Suu gorge
Early in the morning after we all give ourselves in order, we will go in the direction of Kichi - Kyzyl Suu Valley. First we get the territory of Issyk-Kul forestry located in the Jukuchak gorge. Further we have to climb to the pass Ortho Bulak (2900 m). Then we get into the Kichi Kyzyl Suu gorge where we break our camp for the night. Dinner, sharing impressions, the night in tents at an altitude of 2450 m.
Day 9: Kichi Kyzyl Suu gorge - Chon Kyzyl Suu gorge - Jili Suu water warm springs
After a good breakfast we prepares our gear and put forward in the direction of the picturesque valley - Chon Kyzyl Suu. First we have to go down the Kichi Kyzyl Suu gorge through the territory of forestry. Then we will go along the Jily Suu Mountains and finally we get in Chon Kyzyl Suu gorge. Here we enter the area of Ak-Tash. Then we go up about three miles up to the warm mineral springs where we will again be able to take a warm bath and relax. Dinner and overnight in tents at an altitude of 2500 m.
Day 10: Chon-Kyzyl-Suu gorge - Ak Sai Pass (2805 m) - Jeti Oguz gorge (7 hours)
This is a last day of our trekking. As usual we get up early, give yourself up, have breakfast and go in the direction of the Jeti - Oguz gorge - one of the most popular places to visit among the guests who visited our country. First, we went down to the place of Ak - Tash, where we cross the river Kyzyl Suu (Red River). Then we begin the ascent to the pass radial Kok - Dzhayyk. The road will pass through a small pine forest, which will impress you with its silence. It seems as if the whole world looks at you and will not will you begin visiting a sense of loneliness. After the forest we will look at the Jeti Oguz gorge which is sure to impress you. After a couple of kilometers we reach the yurt camp Kok Dzhayyk where we stay for the night. Dinner and overnight in yurts at an altitude of 2300 m.
Day 11: Jeti Oguz gorge - Karakol town - Cholpon Ata - Bishkek city
So this is the last day of our adventures in Terskey Mountains. Our car will wait us near the yurt camp. Than we will go to Karakol town - administrative and cultural center of Issyk Kul region. During the city tour in Karakol we will visit old Dungan Muslim mosque and old Orthodox church. At soviet time it was named Prajevalsky in honor of great Russian pilgrim Nikolay Prajevalsky. Lunch in Karakol. After lunch we will go to Bishkek. Overnight in Asia Mountains Hotel.
Day 12: Bishkek
Today you will have a free day to go for a walk in Bishkek city and to buy souvenirs to your relatives and friends. Also it is possible for an additional price to drive to Ala Archa gorge and to walk there. This place is situated 45 km from the capital and it is a favorite place for citizens to have a weekend. In the evening is a farewell dinner and walking on the main Square Ala Too at night to watch our new fountains with colorful lights and classic music! At night your guide will meet you in the hotel at the pick up time arranged previously according to your flight details and accompany you to Manas International Airport.