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 - Ananievo
Itinerary
By minibus to the north side of lake Issyk-Kul. When we have passed Bosteri, we start cycling, on an asphalt road, to Ananievo, a small village where we stay in a nice B&B (275 km by car, 30 km cycling).
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Local Family
Day
3
Day 3: Ananievo - Karakol
Itinerary
Continue along the north side of the lake. After 70 km we arrive in Tupp (68 km) and from here you continue by minibus through Karakol to the Kara-Kyz Yurt Camp (alt 2000m) Kara Kyz is located in a wooded area, 20 km from Karakol, next to a small river. Stay in a yurt.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurts
Day
4
Day 4: Karakol - Karakol NP
Itinerary
Descend from Kara Kyz to Karakol, the first part over a rather bad stony road, (if necessary this can be done in the minibus), and then over a flat asphalt road to Karakol, Sightseeing in Karakol. Places of interest that are worth visiting include the Dungan Mosque and the Russian Orthodox Cathedral. In the afternoon visit Karakol National Park. Here it is possible to either cycle or hike and enjoy the beautiful nature. Along the river there is a small path which leads up into the mountains (from 1,740 to 3,000m). Stay in guesthouse.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Guest house
Day
5
Day 5: Karakol - Jeti-Oguz gorge - Jenish
Itinerary
Cycle from Karakol along the south side of Lake Issyk-Kul to the turn off to Jeti Ogus. Jeti Ogus is one of the most beautiful gorges in Kyrgyzstan located at an altitude of 2,200 m. We will see famous red rocks the Seven Bulls and the Broken Heart. From here return to the main road and continue to Jenish, stay in a guesthouse near the lake Total 31 + 55 km.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Bed&Breakfast
Day
6
Day 6: Juuku valley - Jenish
Itinerary
Day trip: Discover Juuku and the valleys around Jenish, total 62km, of which 28km asphalt. Stay in guesthouse.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Guest house
Day
7
Day 7: Manjyly yurt camp
Itinerary
Today we head to Manjyly Yurt Camp in a semi desert area. Stop for a short hike in the Skazka Valley. About 70km over asphalt road, the last 4 km sand path. The lake shore and a sandy beach are only a few hundred metres from the yurts and we can swim in the lake. Stay in yurt.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
8
Day 8: Manjyly yurt camp - Bokonbaevo - Boz Salkyn yurt camp
Itinerary
To the village of Bokonbaevo, 15km and at an altitude of 1.600m. After 4km again asphalt road. Stop to meet a man who hunts with golden eagles and see his bird(s). From here up into the mountains to the yurt camp at Boz-Salkyn at 2,500m 12km cycling. Not an easy road, and again it is possible to ride this part in the minibus. Stay in yurt.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
9
Day 9: Bokonbaevo - Temir-Kanat yurt camp
Itinerary
Cycle back down to Bokonbaevo and then into the mountains to the yurt camp at Temir-Kanat, 20km of mostly asphalt road. From the village of Temir-Kanat to the yurt camp is a short steep climb where you will have to walk up. Stay in yurt.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
10
Day 10: Leisure day in yurt camp
Itinerary
Leisure day 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 11: Temir-Kanat yurt camp - Kara Taala village
Itinerary
Leave Temir-Kanat after lunch. From Temir-Kanat over a reasonably good asphalt through the village Toguz-Buak and over the Kesken-Bel Pass to Kara Taala where you will spend the night with a local family.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Local family
Day
12
Day 12: Kara Taala - Kochkor
Itinerary
Leave Kara-Talaa, and cycle through a pleasant canyon but over a bad asphalt road, 35km, before joining the asphalt road to Kochkor (alt 1800m), center of felt making. Total 97 km. Stay in B&B.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
B&B
Day
13
Day 13: Local cycling to the Salt Mine
Itinerary
Local cycling today to the Salt Mine and surrounding area. Stay in B&B.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
B&B
Day
14
Day 14: Kochkor - Bishkek
Itinerary
From Kochkor to Boom, alongside a water reservoir and over a pass at 2.100m, then down. Here we all get in to the minibus and drive to Bishkek. 48 km asphalt road. Stay in hotel Umai or equivalent.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
15
Day 15: Free day
Itinerary
Free day for shopping, visit Osh bazaar etc. Lunch is not included.
Meals
B - D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
16
Day 16: Transfer to the airport, departure.
Itinerary
Transfer to the airport and departure..
Meals
B - -
Accomodation
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