October 1, 2014

Kyrgyzstan: Home of the World’s Most Spectacular Mountains

907727_There are tons and tons of mountains in the world, but I think what makes mountains spectacular or not is whether or not the people that live amongst them still enjoy them.   Speaking as someone who lives in Kyrgyzstan, I can honestly say that the mountains have never lost their allure.  Walking back home with some fresh bakery bread looking up at the white-tipped mountains standing guard over the city, I still can’t believe how beautiful they are.

The Pamir-Alai and the Tien Shan “Heavenly” Mountains are the 2 main ranges that weave their way through Kyrgyzstan.  The Tien Shan have been named as one of the 10 most beautiful mountain ranges in the world and rightly so.  Their grandeur and snowcapped peaks combined with an emanating sense of comfort and lazy, meandering clouds bring together a 141367_BigLeeperfect combination of majesty and hospitality.  Add tranquil blooming pastures, crystalline lakes, and wandering herds of mountain horses and it’s an Asian paradise.

The mountains in Kyrgyzstan aren’t just easy on the eyes, but they contain a lot of opportunities for extreme sport lovers as well as people looking for some peace and quiet.  If you want adventure, novice or experienced mountain climbers can work on summiting one of 14 virgin peaks in Kyrgyzstan, or try their hand at some of the “seven thousanders:” Pobeda Peak (7,345m), Khan Tengri (7,010m), or Peak Lenin (7,134m).  Trekkers can explore Kyrgyzstan’s wilderness to find secluded waterfalls, caves, and hot springsHorseback enthusiasts can saddle up a sturdy mountain steed and conquer elevated mountain passes and deep breathtaking gorges alike.  Cyclists can work up a good sweat following the contours of the mountains to end up at a glorious alpine lake.  Rafters can meet the unbridled energy of Kyrgyzstan’s white P1030808_Rebecca-Coleswater rapids head on.  Paragliders can float above the mountains for a surreal tour of the countrySkiers can challenge themselves by heli-skiing down the pristine slopes of the Tien Shan.  Fishermen can make their way to a quiet, undisturbed spot to fish for some trout.  Hunters can find a perch in the mountains where they can set their sights on a Siberian Ibex or Marco Polo Sheep.  Swimmers can relax and play in Lake Issyk Kul’s rejuvenating waters.  Off-roaders can tackle Kyrgyzstan’s mountain wilderness to reach remote crevices of the country.  Whatever you like to do, be it something outrageous and adventurous or something relaxing and quiet, the mountains of Kyrgyzstan hold lots of opportunities.

Beauty and cool stuff to do aside, Kyrgyzstan’s mountains contain an extra dimension that is hard to describe, but irresistible.  The best way I know how to explain it is that when you’re in the middle of them, you feel like you’re being welcomed into a safe haven apart from the rest of the world.  They’re tranquil and sparsely populated, making them feel like they’re your own.  All of these things set Kyrgyzstan’s mountains apart as the most spectacular mountains in the world.

Photo by Garthwillis, photo by BigLee, photo by Rebecca Coles

2 days

Enchanted rock climbing program “Open Climb”

The Open Climb program consists of 3 modules. The first one is about introductory methods of climbing and types of belay in Chunkurchak canyon. The second module includes the Climbing to “Li ...

From 
$330
The tour price is 330 USD. The price doesn't depend on the amount of people in a group. The tour will be fulfilled even if only one person buy it.
More info
21 days
Guaranteed!
i
Fixed dates for 2018:
07/26/2019 - 08/15/2019
08/04/2019 - 08/24/2019

Guided expedition to Khan Tengri Peak by Western or Northern Ridge

In 2019 we will run 2 expeditions to great Khan Tengri peak: via the Northern ridge (26 July-15 August 2019) and via the Western ridge (4-24 August 2-19). Undoubtedly, the crown jewel of th ...

From 
$2900
The tour price is 2900 USD. The price doesn't depend on the amount of people in a group. The tour will be fulfilled even if only one person buy it.
More info
14 days
Guaranteed!
i
Fixed dates for 2018:
07/23/2019 - 08/05/2019

Hike to the Patagonia of Kyrgyz Mountains

The nature of Kyrgyzstan is amazing. Its mountain landscapes are various in different corners of the Republic. SR1401 presents a new trekking program which goes along the gorges of Turkestan ...

From 
$2120
The tour price is 2120 USD. The price doesn't depend on the amount of people in a group. The tour will be fulfilled even if only one person buy it.
More info
11 days
Guaranteed!
i
Fixed dates for 2018:
08/04/2019 - 08/14/2019

Trekking the Terskey Ala Too

Trekking through the Terskei Ala Too Mountain Range is an experience full of breathtaking landscapes and the thrill of exploring remote places. On this tour you'll sleep under the starlit sk ...

From 
$1980
The tour price is 1980 USD. The price doesn't depend on the amount of people in a group. The tour will be fulfilled even if only one person buy it.
More info
14 days
Guaranteed!
i
Fixed dates for 2018:
07/12/2019 - 07/25/2019
08/09/2019 - 08/22/2019

Trek to Glacier Hopping

This trek starts in the At Jailoo Gorge, an amazingly beautiful place, and ends at South Inylchek Base Camp, taking approximately 1 week. From the base camp you'll get stunning views of Nans ...

From 
$2460
The tour price is 2460 USD. The price doesn't depend on the amount of people in a group. The tour will be fulfilled even if only one person buy it.
More info
22 days
Guaranteed!
i
Fixed dates for 2018:
07/02/2019 - 07/23/2019
07/09/2019 - 07/30/2019
07/16/2019 - 08/06/2019
07/23/2019 - 08/13/2019
07/30/2019 - 08/20/2019
08/06/2019 - 08/27/2019
08/13/2019 - 09/03/2019

Lenin Peak Expedition from Bishkek

Go on an expedition to Lenin Peak with an experienced mountaineering guide! Tour dates are fixed and tours are guaranteed to run no matter the number of the group! The tour price includes an ...

From 
$2150
The tour price is 2150 USD. The price doesn't depend on the amount of people in a group. The tour will be fulfilled even if only one person buy it.
More info
21 days
Guaranteed!
i
Fixed dates for 2018:
07/03/2019 - 07/22/2019
07/10/2019 - 07/29/2019
07/17/2019 - 08/05/2019
07/24/2019 - 08/12/2019
07/31/2019 - 08/19/2019
08/07/2019 - 08/26/2019
08/14/2019 - 09/02/2019

Lenin Peak Expedition from Osh

Our special offer for fans of climbing - an expedition to the famous Lenin Peak with an experienced guide! The program is quaranteed to run at several fixed dates, which makes it very afford ...

From 
$1950
The tour price is 1950 USD. The price doesn't depend on the amount of people in a group. The tour will be fulfilled even if only one person buy it.
More info
1 day

Ala Archa Gorge: one-day trip

Ala Archa is a gorgeous national park that contains 20 glaciers, over 50 mountain peaks, 2 rivers, waterfalls, and springs. It stretches over 2,200 hectares and contains elevations ranging f ...

From 
$40
Price from 50 USD to 100 USD per person (the price depends on a group size). The price 50 USD per person is available for groups of 6 people.
More info
14 days
Guaranteed!
i
Fixed dates for 2018:
07/16/2019 - 07/29/2019

Pamir Expedition in Kyrgyzstan

The trekking program is created for those, who want to see the amazing nature of Kyrgyzstan. It goes in the Pamir mountain system through various landscapes. We trek along the gorges of Turk ...

From 
$2060
The tour price is 2060 USD. The price doesn't depend on the amount of people in a group. The tour will be fulfilled even if only one person buy it.
More info
2 days

Mountain Climbing – “Advance Climb” Program

Great two-days tour programs for those, who want to try alpinism in Kyrgyzstan and increase rock climbing qualifications. We offer you three different programs near Ala-Archa gorge with the ...

From 
$330
The tour price is 330 USD. The price doesn't depend on the amount of people in a group. The tour will be fulfilled even if only one person buy it.
More info
7 days

Mountaineering School – “Advance Climb” Kyrgyzstan tourism packages

Ascend to the greatest peaks of Kyrgyzstan silk road with Advance Climb 2015 program in Ala-Archa. Besides short training sessions, we will reach the following tops: Box Peak, Koshevogo Peak ...

From 
$970
The tour price is 970 USD. The price doesn't depend on the amount of people in a group. The tour will be fulfilled even if only one person buy it.
More info
2 days

Enchanted rock climbing program “Open Climb”

The Open Climb program consists of 3 modules. The first one is about introductory methods of climbing and types of belay in Chunkurchak canyon. The second module includes the Climbing to “Li ...

From 
$330
The tour price is 330 USD. The price doesn't depend on the amount of people in a group. The tour will be fulfilled even if only one person buy it.
More info