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 - Boom gorge - Balykchy town
Itinerary
By car to the starting point of the tour in the Boom gorge. From here it is about 20km to the town of Balykchy where our first overnight stay will be. Stay with a local family.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Local Family
Day
3
Day 3: Balykchy town - Tamchy village
Itinerary
From Balykchy along the north shore to the village Tamchy. Stay in a B&B - 45 km.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Bed&Breakfast
Day
4
Day 4: Tamchy village - Cholpon-Ata
Itinerary
From Tamchy to Bosteri/Cholpon-Ata. It is possible to stop in Cholpon Ata to visit the open air museum where petroglyphs from the Scythian period can be seen (11th. to 3rd. century B.C). In Bosteri you will stay with a local family - 47 km.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Local Family
Day
5
Day 5: Cholpon-Ata - Ananievo
Itinerary
To the village of Ananievo. Stay with local family - 43 km.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Local Family
Day
6
Day 6: Ananievo - Tyup
Itinerary
From Ananievo to the village of Tyup. Here we turn south towards the far side of the lake. This is a rather long day of 62 km. B&B or home stay.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Bed&Breakfast
Day
7
Day 7: Tyup - Karakol
Itinerary
From Tyup to Karakol, a pleasant town at the end of Lake Issyk-Kul. This will be the first climbing and going downhill before we reach the town. Stay in a B&B. Visit the Dungan mosque and the wooden Russian Orthodox church - 31 km.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Bed&Breakfast
Day
8
Day 8: Karakol - Jengish
Itinerary
If this is a Sunday, you can first visit the animal market. Then on along the south shore to the village Jengish. Stay in B&B - 60 km.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Bed&Breakfast
Day
9
Day 9: Jengish - Bel-Tam Yurt Camp
Itinerary
From Jengish to the yurt camp Bel-Tam on the shore of the lake. The last couple hundred meters you cycle over a paved path. Stay in a yurt. Here there is no electricity - 65 km.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
10
Day 10: Bel-Tam Yurt Camp - Bokonbaevo
Itinerary
From Bel-Tam to the village Bokonbaevo. Here you will stay in a B&B and you can charge your batteries again. Bokonbaevo is a district town, with different felt shops and a bazaar. Here you can also meet a man who hunts with a golden eagle - 10 km.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Bed&Breakfast
Day
11
Day 11: Bokonbaevo - Kara-Tala
Itinerary
From Bokonbaevo to Kara-Tala. You will pass Kyzyl-Suu, a well-known village for making yurt frames and yurt decorations. On this part of the tour you will have to climb up from 1,700 to 2,100m., the highest point of the tour. Descend to Kara-Tala, stay with local family - 60 km.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Local Family
Day
12
Day 12: Kara-Tala - Burana tower - Bishkek
Itinerary
By car back to Bishkek. On the way visit Burana tower. Stay in the Umai Hotel.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
13
Day 13: Bishkek
Itinerary
Free day in Bishkek. Time to the visit the Osh bazaar and go shopping (lunch not included).
Meals
B _ D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
14
Day 14: Bishkek - airport Manas
Itinerary
Transfer to Manas airport and departure.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
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