Tour Program

Day
1
Day 1: Airport Manas – 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
B L D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
2
Day 2: Bishkek - Too-Ashu Pass - Suusamyr Valley
Itinerary
By car to the Too-Ashu Pass and after the tunnel start cycling down to Suusamyr Valley. Total 38km cycling. Stay with a local family.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Local family
Day
3
Day 3: Suusamyr Valley - Kyzyl-Oi village
Itinerary
Head south along a river to the small village of Kyzyl-Oi descending down to 1,750m. 39km. Stay with a local family.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Local family
Day
4
Day 4: Kyzyl-Oi village - Chaek village
Itinerary
Pass through the village of Chaek, at 1,700m and then up to mountains. 80 km. Stay in tents.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Tents
Day
5
Day 5: Chaek village - Lake Son-Kol
Itinerary
Over the Kara-Keche Pass (3,300m). From here there are good views of Lake Son-Kol. Down to the lake. Accommodation in yurts.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurts
Day
6
Day 6: Lake Son-Kol
Itinerary
To the shore of the lake, taking some rest. Cycling 28-45 km depending on which yurt camp. Accommodation in yurts.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurts
Day
7
Day 7: Lake Son-Kol - Kalmak-Ashuu Pass
Itinerary
Cycle up to the Kalmak-Ashuu Pass (3,317 m) and descend into the valley (2,500m). Overnight in tents. Total 64 km.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Tents
Day
8
Day 8: Unnamed Valley
Itinerary
Rather short distance to cycle today into a beautiful valley - 44km. Overnight in tents (2,900m).
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Tents
Day
9
Day 9: Unnamed Valley - Kochkor
Itinerary
Leave the valley and climb from 2,900m to 3,400m. Descend into the next valley. Continue to the village of Kochkor 75km. Overnight in B&B
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Bed&Breakfast
Day
10
Day 10: Kochkor - south shore of Lake Issyk-Kul
Itinerary
From Kochkor to a village at the south shore of Lake Issyk-Kul. Overnight in the village with a local family. Total 73 km over a rather flat, but bad road.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Local family
Day
11
Day 11: From small village to Yurt Camp
Itinerary
Along a small river into the mountains to a yurt camp (2,200m) using a beautiful, but rather difficult, tarmac road. Total 35 km. Stay in yurts.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
12
Day 12: Rest day in Yurt Camp
Itinerary
Rest/leisure day in yurt camp, hiking and horse riding. Stay in yurts.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
13
Day 13: Yurt Camp - Toguz-Bulak Village
Itinerary
Along a tarmac, sometimes sandy, rather difficult road through the Kongur-Ölöng Valley and over a pass of 2,365 m to Toguz-Bulak Village to use a sauna. Total 40km. Stay with local family.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Local family
Day
14
Day 14: Toguz-Bulak Village - new Yurt Camp
Itinerary
To a yurt camp at 2,450 m. Total 20km. Stay in yurts.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
15
Day 15: Rest day in Yurt Camp
Itinerary
Rest/leisure day in yurt camp. Possible to hike or cycle into the mountains or go horse riding. Stay in yurts.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
16
Day 16: Down to a yurt camp near Lake Issyk-Kul
Itinerary
Down to a yurt camp near Lake Issyk-Kul. This is a rather easy route. The last 2 km is over a sandy dry path into the badlands. Total 56km. Stay in yurts.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
17
Day 17: Rest day in Yurt Camp
Itinerary
Rest/leisure day, swimming, hiking or visiting Manjyly Ata, a sacred place for the Kyrgyz. Stay in yurts.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
18
Day 18: Cycling to Kara-Tala
Itinerary
Cycling along the lake shore and then on to Kara-Tala. Overnight stay with a local family. Total 60 km.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Local family
Day
19
Day 19: Kara-Tala - Balykchy - Bishkek
Itinerary
Cycle to Balykchy at the west end of the lake and then to Bishkek by car. Stay in the Umai Hotel.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Local family
Day
20
Day 20: Bishkek
Itinerary
Free day in Bishkek, shopping and visiting Osh-bazaar. Lunch not included.
Meals
B _ D
Accomodation
Local family
Day
21
Day 21: Bishkek - airport Manas
Itinerary
Transfer to Manas airport and departure.
Meals
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Accomodation
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