TREKKING KYRGYZSTAN

Culture and nomadic people on a trekking trip to the mountains of the Asian country.

Discover Kyrgyzstan, a natural gem yet to be exploited. The Pamir and Tian Shan mountains, crystalline lakes like Ala Kul and its nomadic people who live in yurts. Infinite trekking possibilities in programs of 9 to 15 days.

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SUMMARY

  • from 9 days
  • From 1.350 €/person
  • Fitness: Accessible to all
  • Experience level: Initiation
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Minimum 4
  • Cancellation policy: Pol. Cancellation 3
  • Minimum age: 13 years
  • Languages: English, Spanish

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Kyrgyzstan trekking 9 days

20/07/2024 – 9 days
1.350€/person

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Kyrgyzstan trekking 15 days

03/08/2024 – 15 days
1.950€/person

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TRIP DESCRIPTION

“Discover the natural wonders of Kyrgyzstan, known as Asian Patagonia.”

Kyrgyzstan, a country that is a mix of cultures, with influences from China and the old Silk Road, and the years under the Soviet Republic have forged an open character among its people.

In the country we find many natural wonders that have not yet been exploited by Western tourism, as can happen in many regions of Nepal.

Surrounded by the Pamir and Tian Shan mountains, we find steppes that remind us of Mongolia, lush forests of Siberia, Swiss Alpine lakes…

All those natural wonders with a rural population with a nomadic tradition that lives in Yurts and travels on horseback. Get to know their traditions, culture and food.

yurtas camp kirguistan hike

We offer two trekking programs, the first lasting 9 days in the country with gentler routes and a more cultural focus and a second program lasting 15 days doing some more demanding trekkings such as the climb to Lake Ala Kul, one of the Kyrgyzstan’s most beautiful lakes located in the Karakol region at 3,500 meters.

We have a Spanish team in the region that has been living there for many years and will offer you the best service to enjoy Kyrgyzstan with all the security guarantees.

If you have any other travel idea in the region, do not hesitate to tell us and we will make it possible: Climb to Lenin Peak at +7,000m? Ski touring? Combine a trip to Kyrgyzstan with Uzbekistan and/or Tajikistan and/or Turkmenistan?

“Get to know this natural wonder of a country, Kyrgyzstan, not yet exploited by Western tourism”

ITINERARY

Day 1

Arrival in Kyrgyzstan. Bishkek

Upon arrival, our driver and guide will meet you. Transfer to the hotel and rest. After the break, sightseeing: we discover the city center, Ala-Too Square, the White House, Oak Park, the statues of Manas, Kurmandjan Datka, Lenin and Est, the Open Air Art Gallery, the Plaza de Victory, Opera and Ballet Theatre, Osh. Bazaar (eastern market). Welcome lunch and dinner at a local restaurant, where you will taste local cuisine.

day 2

Bishkek – Alamedin gorge – Bishkek

Today after breakfast we will go to one of the most beautiful gorges in Alamedin. On this trip, you will take an easy hike to Alamedin Falls. The length of the road is about five kilometers from the parking lot. On the way to the waterfall we can have a picnic. Upon arrival in Bishkek free time.

Day 3

Bishkek – Chon Kemin

After breakfast, we begin our journey towards Chon Kemin. Before Chon Kemin we have an activity, it is rafting on the Chu River. Upon arriving at the designated place, we put on our wetsuits and, after a brief instruction, we travel about 20 km by boat. After rafting, we continued on our way to Chon Kemin. Upon arrival, hotel accommodation and lunch. Free time and dinner.

Day 4

Chon Kemin

Breakfast. Today we will organize a hike through the Kalmak Ashuu Gorge in the Chon-Kemin Valley. During the trek after crossing the river, we will stop for lunch and rest. The total length is 15 km. After arriving at the guest house, free time until dinner.

ala kul trekking

Day 5

Chon Kemin – Konorchok (hiking) – Grigorevka

On the way we visit the beautiful Konorchek canyon, 7 km light hike. Then we continue our way to Issyk Kul. The largest lake in Kyrgyzstan, the name of the lake in the local language means “warm lake”, it never freezes in winter. Lunch. Upon arrival free time. Accommodation and dinner in Yurt.

Day 6

Grigorevka – Karakol

After breakfast, transfer to the famous Grigorievka (Chon Ak Suu) and Semenovka (Kyrchyn) gorges. We took our picnic and began our walk towards the lake which is 5 km from the bridge. On the way we will see a fantastic landscape of the Kyrgyz mountains. On the shore of the lake we had lunch, rested and on the way back we took a route along the Chon Ak Suu River. Accommodation and dinner at a hotel in the town of Karakul.

Day 7

Karakol – Sirota camp.

The first day of hiking around Ala Kul Lake is quite easy.
Once we entered the Karakol Natural Park, we continued following the trail for about 15 km on flat terrain. Most of the trail is a jeep track that is very easy to walk on.
As we continue, we enter the Karakol Valley and the views are great. We will also be next to the Karakol River throughout the day. After about 4 hours, we reached a bridge across the river with a yurt camp nearby. This is commonly known as Camp 1 (2500 m). The Sirota camp (2950 m) is 3 km higher and 450 m of positive elevation gain.

kyrgyzstan trekking

Day 8

Sirota camp – Ala Kul lake – Karakul

Today is a long day! From here the ascent to the lake becomes more intense. It’s pretty much a straight path made up of slippery rocks, exposed tree roots, mud and gravel, take your time. After climbing for a couple of hours, you will reach a waterfall. From there, you follow a path with a steep climb until you reach Ala Kul Lake itself. Made! We are at 3500 m high! It’s time to return after an hour enjoying this incredible lake, one of the most beautiful lakes in Kyrgyzstan. We will sleep in Karakol.

Day 9

Karakul – Jety – Oguz

Today we will spend a night in a yurt camp, in the beautiful Jety Oguz (Seven Bulls) gorge. Upon reaching the gorge, we left our car and continued our way to the yurt camp on foot. Accommodation and lunch in a yurt camp. After lunch, we walked to the Devichi Kosy (girls’ queue) waterfall. Dinner and overnight in a yurt camp.

Day 10

Jety Oguz – Barskoon – Skazka – Kajy Sai

Today we are going to Kajy Say but before that we have several stops in interesting places. The first is the Barskoon Gorge, famous for its waterfalls. After climbing the falls, on the way back we will find a wonderful meadow and eat our picnic. The next stop is the Skazka (fairy tale) canyon, with its spectacular lunar landscapes and mountains of amazing shapes that resemble dragons and princesses. After lunch, weather permitting, we will have the opportunity to swim in Issyk Kul or take a warm mineral water bath at the nearest resort. Dinner and overnight at Kajy Sai.

Day 11

Kajy Sai – Tash Rabat

The old caravanserai of Tash Rabat awaits us today. Upon arrival, accommodation in a yurt camp. Then we visited the old caravan-sarai Tash Rabat. It was built in the 12th century and was in use until the end of the 14th century, located at an altitude of 3200 meters. After the visit, walk through the beautiful Kara Kuyun Valley. Accommodation and dinner in a yurt camp.

Day 12

Tash Rabat (Panda Pass)

After breakfast, we took our picnics and began our hike towards “Panda Pass”. The distance to this place is 13 km, along the way we will enjoy the beautiful views of the Kara Kuyun Valley. Returning to the yurt camp, we stop at the bank of the Tash Rabat River and have lunch. Upon returning to camp, rest and dinner.

Day 13

Tash Rabat – Son Kul

After breakfast, transfer to Son Kul Lake, the second largest lake after Issyk Kul. It is located at an altitude of 3016 m. The lake is surrounded by a wide grassland (jailoo) and the Tien Shan mountains. Since ancient times, the nomadic tribes who lived here used this land as summer pasture. Until now, shepherds use them to graze their livestock. Upon arrival at the yurt camp, lunch, accommodation and rest. Before dinner, we have a few options: take a walk around the petroglyphs, visit a local shepherd’s family, and of course have the opportunity to take a stunning photo of the sunset at Son Kul. Dinner in a yurt camp.

Day 14

Son Kul – Bishkek

Today we return to Bishkek. And our first stop is the ancient city of Balasagun, one of the capitals of the Karakhanid state. After the excursion, lunch with a local family in the neighboring village of Don Aryk. Upon arrival in Bishkek, accommodation in a hotel. Leisure. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 15

Return

Transfer to the airport and return on an international flight.

WHAT INCLUDES

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Private tour with English-speaking guide (Spanish on request)
  • All transfers at destination
  • All meals except dinner day 2
  • All accommodations in hotels/guesthouses and yurts according to program
  • Tourist taxes and entrance fees to natural parks and historical monuments
  • All activities described: rafting, kayak, bicycle, horse…
  • All transportation and equipment necessary to carry out the trekking.
  • Technical and material advice before the trip.
  • Access to our training platform and OUTDOOR movies for 75 days.

THE SERVICE EXCLUDES

  • Flights to Kyrgyzstan (we can arrange them)
  • Travel / Accident / Medical / Evacuation Insurance. (can be managed)
  • Visa costs (if necessary)
  • Tips. (Optional).
  • Everything not included in the “INCLUDED” section.

EXTRAS

Consult complementary activities to those programmed in the plan.

actividades en kirguistan rafting
kirguistan caballos

Practical information:

Physical and technical level:

The treks are designed for all audiences, there are no technical complications in the route and the trekking days will be about 4 hours maximum in a 9-day program to 8 hours maximum in a 15-day program.

Safety:

As mountain professionals we not only seek the greatest enjoyment, but also the highest degree of safety possible during the activities. For this we will have personal safety equipment, communication and a sufficient first-aid kit.

Material:

A list of material will be provided to the participants. Although it will be very similar to the material required to carry out activities in the middle mountains in the Pyrenees.

Food and accommodation:

During the trekking days you will sleep in yurt camps with basic needs and comfort where traditional dishes from the region’s cuisine will be offered.

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We advise you to take the following courses before your trip to enjoy the experience to the fullest:

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