Tour Program

Day
1
Day 1: Bishkek – Kochkor - Naryn - Tash Rabat
Itinerary
Knock out the highway kilometers as you get out of Bishkek. Stop in Kochkor for some lunch and after Naryn you arrive at a yurt camp near the ancient Silk Road caravan stop of Tash Rabat (depending on season, mid-fall and later the stop will be at a guesthouse in Naryn).
Meals
_ L D
Accomodation
Yurt (outdoor toilet, no shower)
Day
2
Day 2: Tash Rabat - Kel Suu Lake
Itinerary
Leaving Tash Rabat you will head deeper into the remote mountains near the Chinese frontier. The goal for the night is Kel Suu. This 3500 meter elevation lake fills a narrow, rock gorge, exiting underground for a truly mysterious lake. The road there is unpredictable, changing every season. Usually the Jeeps can make it all the way there, but if not, the last of the distance will be done on horseback. Camp near the lake or stay in a local family’s yurt some distance away.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Camping or yurt stay (outdoor toilet, no shower)
Day
3
Day 3: Kel Suu Lake
Itinerary
Spend the day on foot or horseback in search of Marco Polo sheep. Along the way you may spot other of Kyrgyzstan’s elusive, high-altitude wildlife like Ibex.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Camping or yurt stay (outdoor toilet, no shower)
Day
4
Day 4: Kel Suu Lake
Itinerary
Spend a second day on foot or horseback in search of Marco Polo sheep (or other wildlife according to which season). Along the way you may spot other of Kyrgyzstan’s elusive, high-altitude wildlife like Ibex. You will also see remote valleys and canyons in an area few people will ever see.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Camping or yurt stay (outdoor toilet, no shower)
Day
5
Day 5: Kel Suu Lake - Tamdi Suu
Itinerary
Leaving Kel Suu you begin to make your way back to Bishkek. Rather than take all the same roads back, go through the Bosogo jailoo (summer pasture) and turn east from Naryn. There you cross through the rugged, forested Eki-Naryn Gorge. Just past the gorge is a village, Tamdi Suu, which is so small it is not on any maps! Spend the night with a local family in a simple village home.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Simple village home (outdoor toilet, no shower)
Day
6
Day 6: Tamdi Suu - Bishkek
Itinerary
After a hearty breakfast, head north through a grass and rock gorge and across vast jailoo areas. In Sary Bulak turn north toward paved roads and Kochkor. Stop in Kochkor for lunch and a chance to pick up souvenirs from the local women’s handcrafts collective. Return to Bishkek through Boom Gorge. After a stop at your hotel so you can clean up, go to dinner at one of Bishkek’s great restaurants and relax during a last group dinner.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Hotel of your choice (not included in trip price)