Tour Program

Day
1
Day 1: Airport – Bishkek
Itinerary
Arrival at Manas airport where you will be met by your guide/interpreter and transfer to Umai hotel. After lunch preparation of bicycles followed by some sightseeing around Bishkek. Accommodation in the hotel.
Meals
_ L D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
2
Day 2: Bishkek - Suusamyr valley
Itinerary
By car till after the tunnel through the Tor Ashuu pass 125km away and through the tunnel at 3,100m and 2.5km long. Then cycling down to the village of Suusamyr (2,100 m). 16km of asphalt until junction with road to Osh, then dirt road until the village. Stay with local family.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Local Family
Day
3
Day 3: Suusamyr valley - Chaek
Itinerary
Cycling from Suusamyr to Chaek, the district town of this area. 82km partly along the Kökömeren river, dirt road. Stay in B&B.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Bed&Breakfast
Day
4
Day 4: Chaek - Kyzart Pass - Kochkor
Itinerary
Cycling to the Kyzart Pass (2,664m). The road is very spectacular. You can admire wonderful mountain landscapes and explore local flora and fauna (47km). Then on by car to Kochkor – if wished a longer distance can be cycled. Stay in B&B.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Bed&Breakfast
Day
5
Day 5: Kochkor - Balykchy
Itinerary
Cycling along the Orto-Tokoy Water Reserve to Lake Issyk-Kul and along the west side of the lake to Balykchy. Here your cycling will end. 70km over flat asphalt road. Stay with local family.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Local Family
Day
6
Day 6: Balykchy - Altyn-Bulak yurt camp
Itinerary
By car from Balykchy to the yurt camp Altyn-Bulak on the south side of Lake Issyk-Kul. This yurt camp is located in a semi-desert area not far from the shore of the lake. In the afternoon swimming and/or a visit to Manjyly-Ata, a traditional sacred place of the Kyrgyz, not far from the yurt camp. Stay in yurt.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
7
Day 7: Altyn-Bulak yurt camp - Tosor Gorge
Itinerary
By car to the Tosor Gorge, starting place of a 3 day hike. Here you will meet the guide, horseman and horses for the trek. You will sleep in tents. Your luggage is carried by horse. You have to bring your own sleeping bag and matress. Hike to Kyrchyn. Sleep in tents.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Tents
Day
8
Days 8-9: Hiking
Itinerary
Hiking from Kyrchyn to Bel-Tam and next day to the yurt camp Temir-Kanat (2,450m). Over 2 passes around 3,000m and 5-6 hours hiking. Temir-Kanat yurt camp is located at a plateau above the village. From here you have a beautiful view over the lake and can see the snow capped mountains that border with Kazakhstan on the other side of the lake. Stay in yurt.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Tents/Yurts
Day
9
Day 10: Day in the yurt camp Temir-Kanat
Itinerary
Day in the yurt camp Temir-Kanat , hiking or horse riding in the surrounding mountains. Stay in yurt.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
10
Day 11: Temir-Kanat yurt camp - Tuura-Suu yurt camp
Itinerary
By car to the yurt camp Tuura-Suu (2,200m). In the afternoon visit the village, horse-riding on kyrgyz horse or hiking. Stay in yurt.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
11
Day 12: Tuura-Suu yurt camp - Bishkek
Itinerary
From Tuura-Suu to the Boom Gorge. Hike of maximum 5 hours in the Konorchok Canyons. In the canyons you will see red sandstone columns that go on for miles - they seem never-ending! Drive to Bishkek and stay in the Umai Hotel.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
12
Day 13: Bishkek - Pigeon waterfalls - Bishkek
Itinerary
Half day trip to the Pigeon waterfalls outside Bishkek. The path to the waterfall takes only 1 hour. Afternoon time for shopping in to Bishkek. Stay in the Umai Hotel.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
13
Day 14: Bishkek - airport Manas
Itinerary
Transfer to Manas Airport and departure.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
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