Kyrgyzstan trekking 6
Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 6
Activity: Trekking tour
Duration of the tour: 11 days
This trekking tour will give you an opportunity to see our gorgeous nature to hike through high mountains and juniper forests, to see the beauty of alpine meadows favorite place of Kyrgyz nomads where they spend almost whole years with their cattle living in yurts (Kyrgyz national dwelling) and to try unusual nomadic drink "kumis" (which gives health to Kyrgyz people for many centuries). It will be an unforgettable experience for you; you will get a chance see different landscapes and mountains and of course the second largest alpine lake Issyk Kul in the world.
Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Chon Sary Oi village - Orto-Koi Suu gorge - Kok-Airik Pass - Orto-Koi Suu River - Koi Suu River - Chon Kemin River - Djaman Suu River - Kara Korum Pass - Kel Tor gorge - Kel Tor gorge - Kolkogur Lake - Kel Tor Pass (3490 m) - Kel Tor sourth gorge - Tamchi village - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley (170 km-4 h)
You will be met by our tour -guide at Manas International Airport and accompanied to Bishkek City (30 min. drive), where you start the day with breakfast in Dungan guest house, if you come earlier our company will offer you a nice room with comfortable beds and shower.The half of day you spend in the capital of Kyrgyzstan the Bishkek city, lunch is included. The tour includes walk around the central Ala-Too Square, Pobeda Square (Victory Square),, National philharmonic, Bazaar visiting Historical Museum, Duboviy Park (Oak Park) and others places of interest. After transfer to Chon-Kemin valley, on the way you will see the Burana Museum, a site of a medieval city of Balasagun, the capital of the Karahanid Kaganate, the Turkic dynasty of the 11 century. Dinner and overnight will be ordered in a local guest house.
Day 2: Chon Kemin valley - Chon Sary Oi village (150 km-4 hours)
After breakfast you have time for taking pictures of Chon Kemin Valley, protected natural park. Here you will see Kyrgyz nomads with their national dwelling "yurt» and sheep's as it was 100 years ago among the Tyan Shian Mountains, strong rivers, and pine trees. On your way to the Chon Sari Oi village you stop not far from Chon-Kemin valley in boom gorge where you will have 3 hours hike in Konorchek labyrinths, at the end of which you will see magic view where everybody can find his favorite image, then a picnic. We will continue our trip to Chon Sary Oi village, the north shore of Issik-kul Lake. After that will be dinner and preparations for the trek. Overnight will be in guesthouse (1600 meters asl).
Day 3: Chon Sary Oi village - Orto-Koi Suu gorge - Kok-Airik Pass (3889 m) (30 km;6 hours)
Today is the first day of trek.. Time for getting up is 7 a.m.. After good breakfast our car transfers you on the mountain road in the Orto-Koi Suu gorge. Then you meet our horseman with horses and other members of team which will help you and you start your hiking! That day you go to the foot of Kok-Airik Pass (3889 m) where you set up your camp. Night is in tent camp at the height of. 3200 m.
Day 4: Kok-Airik Pass (3889 m) - Orto-Koi Suu River - Koi Suu River (40 km; 8 hours)
After breakfast you prepare equipment and belongings for trekking, all your equipment will be loaded on horses, and then you go further. After that you have to get back to the Kok-Airik Pass (3889 m) passing that you will be in the Orto-Koi Suu gorge where a river with the same name is. This is very beautiful and wild place - there are only mountains and glaciers of the Kungey Ridge and absolute silence. Some time later going down the gorge you will reach on the biggest river on Kungey Mountain range is Chon Kemin River. And you finish your trip today at the bank of Koi Suu River -where you set up your camp. Dinner and Night is in tent camp at the height of 3000 m asl.
Day 5: Koi Suu River - Chon Kemin River - Djaman Suu River (40 km; 8 hours)
Breakfast time is 7 a.m After that you move on further seeking of new impressions. Today you go along the Chon Kemin River! It is impossible to describe the beauty of these places and this valley in several words! You just have to write a book after all what happened with you during this trip! The main goal for today is to reach Djaman Suu River where you will pitch the camp! Also today you will have opportunity to take pictures of one of the highest mountain of the Kungey Mountain Range - Choktal Mountain (4771) - lonely guard of this range! Night is in tents.
Day 6: Djaman Suu River - Kara - Korum Pass (3705 m) (35 km; 7 hours)
Breakfast time is 7 a.m then you reach Kara - Korum Pass (3705 m). You have a picnic at one of the colorful places here - Dere hole. What can be better than simply be at the bank of the mountain river, to eat and to hear sounds of nature -bird's songs, murmur of water? Miracle! In the end of the day you reach Kara - Korum Pass (3705 m). In the end of the day you have free time, dinner and night is in tent camp at the height of 3300 m.
Day 7: Kara - Korum Pass (3705 m) - Kel Tor gorge (35 km; 7 hours)
Breakfast time is 7a.m. Then you have rather long and difficult day. Firstly you cross Korum Pass (3705 m). But it will worth it because in front of you will be opened a wonderful picture. You will have an opportunity to stay in the panorama and observe Kel Tor and other gorges. It seems you are alone in this world and you are just little peace of this world. Amazing! In the result you reach Kel Tor gorge where you set up your camp again! Dinner, night is in tent camp at the height of 3260 meters above sea level.
Day 8: Kel Tor gorge - Kolkogur Lake (35 km; 7 hours)
Breakfast time is 7 a.m, you need only lunch-boxes and towels with you to swim in the kake. Firstly, you will move to the direction of Kolkogur Lake (2720 m). This small picturesque mountain lake is lost among high and sharp mountains and there are no many people who had ever seen it! So, if you have good health and are not afraid of cold water you can swim there! Picnic at the cost of the lake! But after it you come back to our camp. Dinner and night is in tent camp at the height of 3260 m.
Day 9: Kel Tor gorge - Kel Tor Pass (3490 m) - Kel Tor sourth gorge - Tamchi village (80 km; 8 hours)
Breakfast time is 7 a.m and it is your last day of trekking. But it isn't one of the easiest days because you have to cross Kel Tor Pass (3490 m asl) and then to go down till the road not far from Toru - Aigyr village where our driver will wait you. Then you will be transferred along the Issyk - Kul Lake to the Tamchi village where we will accommodate at the local house. You will have time to take shower or to go to the beach. Dinner and night is in tent camp at the height of 1600 meters asl.
Day 10: Tamchi village - Bishkek (180 km; 3 hours)
Today you will go back to Bishkek. In the morning you have enough time to see Issyk Kul for the last time and feel the freshness of our famous lake. But time is coming and we have to go further. You move along the north coast of the Issik Kul. In 3-4 hours you get the capital of our country where you accommodate at Kyrgyz Nomads Guest House! You have dinner in Bishkek, farewell party and overnight in Kyrgyz Nomads Guest House.
Day 11: Bishkek - Home
You will be picked up from your hotel and accompanied by our tour
-guide to International Airport Manas according to the details of your flight.