Kyrgyzstan biking 07

Kyrgyzstan biking: Tour 7

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Bike tour

Duration of the tour: 10 days

We would like to offer you biking tour that comprises the most known things to see of the republic. While cycling in Kyrgyzstan you will visit marvelous places and tourist attractions. You will be cycling near the 2nd biggest lake in Kyrgyzstan - Son Kul that is situated at 3016 meters height above sea level. In this wild place you could see genuine nomads, who still live in their felt houses - yurts. During this biking tour you have a chance to discover the Land of Tien Shan Mountains and to have a rest in its wonderful ravines. 

Places to visit: Bishkek - Son Kul lake - Kyzyl Korgon canyon - Kyrk-Kyz pass - Ter Jailak pass - Toluk village - Toktogul village - Bishkek city                             

Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek
You will be picked up from the Airport of Manas by your guide. Transfer from the Airport to Bishkek City (the capital of Kyrgyzstan) takes 30 minutes. On your arrival you will be accommodated the hotel***. It is situated in the tranquil area of the city. After accommodation you will start the day with a breakfast and have a rest. Today you will also have an excursion to Ala - Archa Natural Park. Ala - Archa is located on the Kyrgyz ridge (Tien - Shan spur), in the gorge of Ala - Archa, 45 km south Bishkek. To have a good view of this wonderful gorge we will ascend up on the top of the mount. After that we return back to Bishkek city. Dinner is served at 7 o'clock in the evening. You will spend this night in the hotel***. 
Day 2: Bishkek - Son Kul Lake
This day it is possible to ride or we can be transferred over the Pass of Kurtka (3243m. alt.) to the 2nd biggest mountain lake in Kyrgyz Republic - Son Kul. The first part of cycling to the gorge beginning is with a slight descent and easy. We will go through a narrow passage to the gorge with high sharp rock walls, in some places up to 200 meters. A steep ascent to the pass begins here. The descent is shorter and easier. Kyrgyz nomads with their families started to come to this superb area for rest and relaxation.  Naryn region shepherds come to the lake and use it as grass land.  Son Kul Lake is situated at the altitude of 3016 meters above sea level; it is surrounded by the mountains. Son Kul is the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyz Republic. You will be free to explore the area and enjoy the virgin nature of the lake and its surroundings after our arrival there. Overnight (3016 m. alt.) will be in yurt camp. Dinner. 
Day 3Son Kul Lake
Today we have free time in the Kyrgyz paradise after long bicycle journey. You will have an exceptional chance to explore Kyrgyz nature and lifestyle on your own. You can relax in the atmosphere of wild and calm natural world or ride on a horse along the lake's shore. It is a great chance to familiarize with nomadic customs and way of life. It is without doubt that at the Son Kul nomads will invite you to their yurts to taste a piece of bread and to drink kumis- traditional staple drink made of mare's milk. In tents you will spend this night.

Day 4: Ride Son Kul Lake - Kyzyl Korgon canyon (80km)
This morning after having breakfast we will ride in holy stones with ancient stone inscriptions (dating back to 800 B.C.) direction. After visiting the site of petroglyphs we leave Son Kul and cycle through Kara Keche Pass (3381m. a. s. l.) to the Djumgal Valley. Upon arrival we will walk in the region of red canyons, snow peaks, high mountains and rocks. This night will be spent in tents. 
Day 5: Ride Kyzyl Korgon - Kyrk-Kyz pass 3223m
This day we will pass near Kizil Oi (Red Canyon) Village and we will see rocks of different colors, unbelievable panoramic views and summer pastures of the Kyrgyz nomads. On the way to the village you will see outstanding red canyons, which are absolutely different from other mountains in Kyrgyz republic. Travelers are always impressed with the beauty of these places and all of them want to return there one more time. Kizil Oi is a small poor village in the mountains. You will have time to walk there and to see the life of Kyrgyz people in the countryside. Night will be spent in the tent camp. 

Day 6: Ride Kyrk-Kyz Pass - Ter Jailak Pass 2446m - Toluk Village (50km)
This day rout will be difficult. En route, on the summer pastures we will meet many Kyrgyz herdsmen. They come to this place even nowadays and you could see the way of their life. The Kyrgyz nomads are always happy to talk with foreign guests and they are very hospitable. You could see their felt dwellings and will be invited to try national drink - kumis that has really unusual taste. Kumis is made of mare's milk that is fermented. This overnight will be spent in tents. 

Day 7: Ride and transfer to the Toktogul village
After having breakfast we start our journey. The chauffeur will drive behind us. You will never forget incredible views and landscapes of this day. It becomes clear, when you are there, that the most perfect creation on the planet is natural world. Lunch will be taken on the way. We will be transferred to the village where we could take a shower. Free time. Optionally, we could drive to the artificial lake. This night will be spent in the home stay.  
Day 8: Transfer to Bishkek city
In the morning we will drive to Bishkek city. You will be carried away by the amazing scenery offered through views of the untouched nature. In the city you will have free time to go shopping and to walk in the capital. In the evening you will have a dinner in a restaurant and this night you will spend in a hotel***. 

Day 9: Bishkek
Your breakfast will be served in the hotel. Afterwards we will visit Oriental Osh Bazaar to walk there and bargain for different goods. You will have a feeling as if you are 1000 years ago! After visiting Osh Bazaar you will have a sightseeing tour. During this city tour you will visit Ala-Too Central Square, the Historical Museum of Kyrgyzstan, Oak Park (Duboviy Park), Victory Square (Pobeda Square), National Philharmonic and Art Gallery. Overnight stay is in the hotel***.
Dinner is served at 7 o'clock in the evening. 
Day 10: Transfer to the airport
At the pick up time, according to the details of your flight you will be transferred to Manas Airport.