Tour Program

Day
1
Day 1: Bishkek - Karakol
Itinerary
Pick-up at Manas Airport and transfer to a guest house where you can take a shower and eat breakfast. After breakfast, visit an old garrison museum, then continue driving along the northern shore of Lake Issyk Kul, eventually arriving in Karakol. Once in Karakol, visit the Przhewalski garrison museum. Overnight accommodations at a guest house.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Guest House
Day
2
Day 2: Karakol - Kyzyl Suu
Itinerary
In Karakol, visit a historic Orthodox church and Dungan mosque, as well as the Przhewalski museum. Afterwards, head towards the local market where you can try some shashlyk, grilled meat on a skewer, or the traditional dish of Ashlyam Fu, a spicy soup served chilled. Next, transfer to Kyzyl Suu, stopping at a resort in Jeti Oguz for a massage or bath on the way. Arrive in Kyzyl Suu in the afternoon and meet a yurt maker. Overnight accommodations at a guest house.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Guest House
Day
3
Day 3: Kyzyl-Suu - Juuku Gorge
Itinerary
Go for a walk in the woods and then drive along the Naryn River, heading north to the town of Tash Kumyr, then turning west, reach the village of Arkty and continue on to Sary Chelek National Park. Overnight accommodations at a local guest house.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Guest House
Day
4-6
Day 4-6: Juuku Gorge
Itinerary
Ride across Juuku Pass (3,800 m) and meet up with some local nomads and shepherds who will lead us to a gorgeous high elevation land platform. Overnight in tents.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Tents
Day
7
Day 7: Kumtor Gorge
Itinerary
Head down to Kumtor Gorge, where we’ll see a huge gold mine and the Ak Shyyrak ridge. Overnight in tents.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Tents
Day
8
Day 8: Ak Bel Pass
Itinerary
Pass the Ak Shyyrak ridege via Ak Bel Pass. Between the gold mine and areas where nomadic hunters tread, we’ll find ourselves traversing ancient paths once used by caravans. Overnight in tents.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Tents
Day
9
Day 9: Ishtik Pass
Itinerary
Continue on towards an ancient caravanserai, Ishtik. Relax and set up camp for the night.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Base Camp
Day
10
Day 10: Ishtik – Tez Canyon
Itinerary
In the morning we’ll ride towards the Chinese border where we’ll see some breathtaking scenery. Head back to the Ishtik River and then pass through the Tez Canyon until we reach a small farm.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Tents
Day
11
Day 11: Tez - Uch Koshkon
Itinerary
Ride along the southern edge of Ak Shyyrak Ridge and arrive in the village of Uch Koshkon. Spend the night at a local residence.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Local Residence
Day
12
Day 12: Uch Koshkon - Ak Shyyrak
Itinerary
Arrive in Ak Shyyrak after about 10km. Take the day to explore this little village tucked away in the Tien Shan Mountains. Expect to see some yaks during the day. Head to a yurt camp where we’ll sleep for the night.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
13
Day 13: Ak Shyyrak - Tamga
Itinerary
Here we’ll leave the horses and make for Kara Sai, a natural land platform. Eat dinner with a local yak herder, then head towards Lake Issyk Kul, crossing Suyak Pass (4,021 m) and Barskoon Pass (3,754 m) before arriving in Tamga. Overnight accommodations at a guest house.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Guest House
Day
14
Day 14: Tamga - Bishkek
Itinerary
Leave Tamga and transfer to Bishkek where you can pick up some souvenirs and walk around. Overnight accommodations at a hotel or guest house.
Meals
B L _
Accomodation
Guest House
Day
15
Day 15: Manas Airport
Itinerary
Transfer to Manas Airport.
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Accomodation
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