Tour Program

Day
1
Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek
Itinerary
Arrival in Bishkek. Rest in a hotel. City tour around the centre in the afternoon. Accommodation in the Asia Mountains Guesthouse.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Guest House
Day
2
Day 2: Bishkek - Ala-Archa National Park
Itinerary
Transfer to Ala-Archa National Park. Easy hiking in the area. Overnight in the Tents.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Tent
Day
3
Day 3: Ala-Archa National Park - Bishkek - Talas
Itinerary
Transfer to Talas (around 300 km). Your way will go over high Too-Ashuu Pass (3586 m above sea level). Family run accommodation (1200 m above sea level).
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Local family
Day
4
Day 4: Talas - Urmaral gorge
Itinerary
Transfer to the start point of trek (1hour). Trekking along a beautiful river towards the Urmaral Gorge. When you enter the gorge the surroundings change and the gorge is covered with fir trees and becomes more and more narrow. Overnight in tents.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Tent
Day
5-6
Days 5-6: Trekking via the Chiim-Tash Pass
Itinerary
Trekking via the Chiim-Tash Pass (3600 m). The pass is quite steep and stony and has to be crossed on foot. The other side of the Talas Range is famous for its great summer pastures for shepherds. Overnight in the tent camp in the mountains.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Tent
Day
7
Day 7: Hiking along a river towards the Kara-Kuldzga Pass
Itinerary
A quite relaxing and interesting hiking along a river towards the Kara-Kuldzga Pass (3160 m). En route it is possible to watch griffins, marmots and other examples of wildlife. At the very top of the pass, there are the graves of 7 ancient traders from the South who froze to death in winter. Overnight in tents.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Tent
Day
8-9
Days 8-9: Hiking to Kara-Kamysh Lake
Itinerary
Quite a tough days of trekking as the ascent of the Kashka-Suu Pass (3600 m) is a bit challenging, but afterwards, walking along the gorge, looking at the fabulous scenery and meeting gold prospectors and local shepherds. The beautiful Kara-Kamysh Mountain Lake is really a wonder among the mountains. Overnight in the tent camp on the shores of Kara-Kamysh Lake.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Tent
Day
10
Day 10: Hiking to Iri-Kol Lake
Itinerary
Hiking over the Kotormo Pass (2446m) and we enter Sary-Chelek National Reserve. The stunning panorama of the reserve with its 7 lakes is really amazing. The whole day is spent wandering around 5 of the 7 lakes. Trees and wild animals around and can be seen and watched. Tent camp overnight on the shores of Iri-Kol Lake.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Tent
Day
11
Day 11: Iri-Kol Lake - Sary-Chelek - Karasuu village
Itinerary
Walking with splendid views of snow-capped mountains, through Sary-Chelek orchards and forests to Karasuu village. Here you can get to know the local lifestyle and habits and visit handicraft shops with your final short picnic lunch during the day. Family run accommodation.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Local family
Day
12
Day 12: Karasuu village - Suusamyr valley - Kekemeren River
Itinerary
Transfer to the Suusamyr valley to the Gorge of Kekemeren River. Picnic for lunch. Overnight in tents.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Tent
Day
13
Day 13: Kekemeren River - Kyz-Art village - Kilemche
Itinerary
Transfer to Kyz-Art Village (around 50 km).Lunch. Trekking to the foot of the Pass Jalgyz-Karagay (3300 m above sea level) to the place called Kilemche (4-5 hours). Overnight in tents (3100 m above sea level).
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Tent
Day
14
Day 14: Kilemche - Camping in yurts of supplier SR1410
Itinerary
Breakfast. Trekking over the Jalgyz-Karagay pass toward to NoviNomad yurts camping (3-4 hours). You will meet with local shepherds on the way. Arrival on the mountain lake Song-Kul which is located on the altitude of 3030 m. Local people live and graze their livestock on the meadows (jailoo) around the lake, from June till September. You will taste the wilderness and freedom of nomadic life here. It will be possible to taste the Kyrgyz traditional drink kymyz (fermented mare’s milk). Overnight in the yurt camp of supplier SR1410 (3030 m above sea level).
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
15
Day 15: Free day at Song-Kul Lake
Itinerary
Breakfast. Free day at Song-Kul Lake. You will have time to enjoy the amazing scenery of this place: edelweiss carpet, beautiful mountains and lake. There are a lot of shepherd’s with their sheeps and horses who come with their families to jailoos for summer time. You will have a chance to visit one of the shepherd’s families where you will be accepted as an honour guest. Accommodation and dinner in the yurta camp.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
16
Day 16: Song-Kul Lake - Kochkor village
Itinerary
Breakfast. Free time before departure. Transfer to Kochkor village (130km). Visit a felt carpet workshop in the afternoon where it is possible to produce your own felt carpet and buy carpets or souvenirs. Accommodation and dinner in the Family.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Local family
Day
17
Day 17: Kochkor village - Bishkek
Itinerary
Transfer to Bishkek (260 km) via Balykchy. Swim in the lake in Balykchy. Lunch. Visit a place on the Great Silk Road - the Burana Tower (11th Century) the remains of Karakhanid's Empire in Central Asia on the way. Dinner. Accommodation in the Guesthouse Asia Mountains.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Guest House
Day
18
Day 18: Bishkek
Itinerary
Free time in Bishkek. Visiting shops for souvenirs. In additional payment you can have the folklore program during the dinner.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Guest House
Day
19
Day 19: Bishkek - airport Manas
Itinerary
Transfer to the airport. Fly to home.
Meals
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Accomodation
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