Tour Program

Day
1
Day 1: Airport – Bishkek
Itinerary
Arrival at Manas airport where you will be met by your guide/interpreter and transfered 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 - Taldy-Suu village
Itinerary
By car to the northern shore of Lake Issyk-Kol to Taldy-Suu. The last 20 km will be cycling. Stay with a local family.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Local Family
Day
3
Day 3: Taldy-Suu village - Karakol
Itinerary
To Karakol which is the biggest town on the shore of Lake Issyk-Kul. Places of interest that are worth visiting include the Dungan mosque and the Russian Orthodox cathedral. 92km over asphalt with a slight climb. Overnight in a B&B.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Bed&Breakfast
Day
4
Day 4: Karakol - Jeti-Oguz gorge
Itinerary
If you are in Karakol on a Sunday you can visit the famous animal market in the morning. Next on to Jeti-Oguz. This yurt camp is situated at 2,250 m. The first real climb along a river. 20km asphalt followed by16km of dirt road up to the beautifully situated yurt camp. Overnight in a yurt.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
5
Day 5: Leisure day in the yurt camp
Itinerary
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
6
Day 6: Jeti-Oguz gorge - Jenish
Itinerary
To Jenish starting with a 23 km descent to the main road, then asphalt road, 60 km in total. You are now cycling on the south shore of the lake. Overnight in a B&B.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Bed&Breakfast
Day
7
Day 7: Jenish - Manjyly yurt camp
Itinerary
To Manjyly, a yurt camp in a semi desert area. About 68km over asphalt road, last 1km sand path. Overnight in a yurt.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
8
Day 8: Day of rest in Manjyly yurt camp
Itinerary
Day of rest in Manjyly. Possibile to swim in Lake Issyk-Kol or to hike to Manjyly-Ata a nearby Kyrgyz sacred. Overnight in a yurt.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
9
Day 9: Manjyly yurt camp - Bokonbaevo - Temir-Kanat yurt camp
Itinerary
To the village of Bokonbaevo 13km and at an altitude of 1.600m. Asphalt road to start then turn into the mountains to the Temir-Kanat yurt camp - 20km of dirt road. From the village Temir-Kanat to the yurt camp is a short steep climb where you may have to walk. Overnight in a yurt.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
10
Day 10-11: Leisure days in yurt camp
Itinerary
Leisure days in yurt camp, time to relax, hike, ride on horseback. Watch the horse games and maybe hear music performed by local people. Overnight in a yurt.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
11
Day 12: Temir-Kanat yurt camp - Jaichy yurt camp or Toguz-Bulak village
Itinerary
From Temir-Kanat to Jaichy yurt camp or Toguz-Bulak village, short hiking in the area. Here there is a sauna (extra) which can be used. About 25 km. Overnight in a yurt.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
12
Day 13: Over the Ala Bash pass to the yurt camp Tuura-Suu
Itinerary
Over the Ala Bash pass to the yurt camp Tuura-Suu. 35 km very bad dirt road. Overnight in a yurt.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
13
Day 14-15: Tuura-Suu yurt camp
Itinerary
Stay in the Tuura-Suu yurt camp. Go hiking, horseback riding and maybe hear the children from the nearby village sing and play their instruments. Overnight in a yurt.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
14
Day 16: Tuura-Suu yurt camp - Kara-Talaa village
Itinerary
To Kara-Talaa, a village by the lake. Cycle through a pleasant canyon but over a bad road, 30km. Stay with a local family.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Local Family
Day
15
Day 17: Kara-Talaa village - Kochkor
Itinerary
To the small town of Kochkor. 72 km of bad asphalt. Stay with a local family.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Local Family
Day
16
Day 18: Kochkor - Boom - Bishkek
Itinerary
To Boom, 48 km along a water reservoir over a pass at 2.100m, then down. From here you will go back to Bishkek by car. Overnight in Umai hotel.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
17
Day 19: Bishkek - Pigeon Waterfall - Bishkek
Itinerary
Day cycle to Pigeon Waterfall. Overnight in Umai hotel.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
18
Day 20: Free day in Bishkek
Itinerary
Free day in Bishkek for shopping etc. Lunch not included. Accommodation in Umai hotel.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
19
Day 21: Bishkek - airport Manas
Itinerary
Transfer to Manas airport and departure.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
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