Kyrgyzstan trekking 1

Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 1

Country:  Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Time of the tour: 11 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Jukku gorge - Chon Kyzyl Suu - Djeti Oguz - Oguz Bashi - Issyk Kul - Bishkek city

Welcome to a country of beautiful mountains, alpine lakes and gorgeous rivers and waterfalls. If you have dreamt of your vacations to be spent full of adventures and exciting impressions Kyrgyzstan is just the right place for you. This trekking tour contains everything that will make your trip to be etched in your mind for the rest of your life. A pleasantly surprising hospitality and openness of local people will give you an opportunity to learn more about their traditions and customs.


Day 1:
Arrival in Bishkek
You meet your guide at Manas International Airport and he/she will accompany you to Bishkek City that will take half an hour. After accommodation in a hotel*** that is positioned in a calm part of the city you will have a rest. Afterwards you will have a hiking tour to Natural Park named Ala-Archa. It is situated in the Ala-Arch gorge, on the Kyrgyz ridge (a spur of Tien-Shan), in 45 km from Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan. You will go to the top of a mountain to have a nice view of this famous gorge. Then we return to Bishkek. Traditional dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Night in a Hotel***.

Day 2: Bishkek - Jukku gorge

Breakfast is at 7 o'clock. Afterwards, you will start your trip to Jukku gorge by bus and your guides will tell you about nomads' mode of life, history and their traditons. On the way, we will drive through the amazing Boom gorge. Then will continue our way to the Jukku gorge along the southern shore of the celestial Issyk-Kul Lake, which is second biggest mountain lake in the world (1608 m. above sea level) the coastline of which stretches for 180 km. The Lake is also recognized as "the pearl of Central Asia". On the way we will visit the Burana Tower (minaret of the 11 century) and its attached open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors dated by 7th century). When we reach the Jukku gorge you will have hiking through the gorge to our tent camp. Dinner will be served in the camp, where you will also spend the night.

Day 3: Jukku gorge
Today you will have to be acclimatized in Jukku gorge, where you will have a chance to explore its nature on your own. Here you have a chance not only to hike along the gorge but take a bath in mineral hot water springs; climb up the nearest peaks, visit red mountains or just relax in the atmosphere of calm nature. There are astonishing mountains, red rocks, and a cave that is named "500 rams". As the people who live here are known for their hospitality and friendliness you will have a chance to learn a lot about their nomadic traditions and culture. Kyrgyz people also boast with a 2200 years of historical background.  It is possible to try national drink Kumis (alcohol mare's milk) there. National dinner will be served at 7 p.m. You have a chance to observe how the national food is prepared.

Day 4: Jukku gorge - Chon Kyzyl Suu
After breakfast we leave for a hike through the gorge Jukka (2520m above sea level) to the gorge Chon Kyzyl Suu. You will hike along the Great Silk Road as ancient traders used to do before. During this remarkable trip you will see our celestial mountains and wonderful views of its untouched nature. Overnight stay is organized in tents at this gorge.

Day 5: Chon Kyzyl Suu
After a breakfast, we will leave the camp at 9 am and start our hiking tour to the marvelous Ashu Tor pass (2800m). After your lunch you will have an ascent to an amazing mountain lake, which finds its origin in a glacier. With a bit of luck you might see mountain goats, unique animals included to the list of the extending species. After enjoying the view of the mountain lake we come back to the station. Our cooks will present you the procedure of cooking Kyrgyz national meals. Moreover you take part in the process of cooking the traditional food "plov"(rice with pieces of meat, onion and rice). Since this place is so far from civilization you can completely relax there.

Day 6: Chon Kyzyl Suu - Djeti Oguz
Strikingly beautiful Djeti Oguz gorge is where we have to hike today. You are going to have hiking along picturesque places and you can't help but admire the sharp changeability of the mountain scenery so that you might not even notice how the time passes.

Day 7: Djeti Oguz - Oguz Bashi - Djeti Oguz
the Oguz Bashi glacier is our first destination. You will see many yurts on the way. A yurta is such a unique nomad's dwelling that is very portable and aerodynamic capable to protect from all the extremes of the nature. People couldn't have thought of something better that this! It is made of a wooden skeleton that is covered by several layers of felt. This is a collapsible dwelling that is built without nails. After a nice picnic with the view to the glacier we return to the camp.

Day 8: Djeti Oguz
Morning is supposed to be spent for walking along this beautiful gorge. Several guides will suggest you different hiking routes. Some of you can hike to a mountain waterfall; others can go down the gorge to a resort built in Soviet time. It will be possible to take a bath with hot springs and have massage there if you wish. Or you can hike to the Red rocks that have unusual shape that remind the head of seven bulls. So this is where the name Djeti Oguz came from. Indeed it looks like huge bulls from a far distance. Also you will see there the Broken Heart Mountain and your guides will tell you a beautiful heart breaking legend about it. In the evening you will have a taste of our national meal - kurdak. You can also take part in its making to reveal all secrets of nomadic cuisine. During your farewell mountain dinner you will enjoy Kyrgyz Folklore performence. You will listen to our nomadic songs and melodies out of unusual national Kyrgyz instruments.

Day 9: Djeti Oguz - Issyk Kul Lake
Having packed your backpacks, you will be served breakfast at 9 o'clock Then you will have hiking down to the Djeti Oguz gorge with a beautiful alpine river that flows along the whole gorge. When we reach the bottom of the gorge you can walk for 15 minutes on the top of the nearest mountain - there is a eye-catching view on Djeti Oguz rocks and red mountains around! Then you will be transferred to the northern shore of the Issyk Kul Lake. This is the second largest mountain lake in the world (1608m.above sea level) and the second deepest lake after Baikal Lake. The Lake is also known as "the pearl of Central Asia". Dinner is to be served in a guesthouse, where you are to spend the night.

Day 10: Issyk Kul - Bishkek
As soon as we are done with breakfast we will leave for Bishkek. There you are given time to go for walking around the city and shopping.  At 7 pm a farewell dinner is organized.

Day 11: Flight home
Early in the morning you are picked up to the airport. Have a safe trip home!



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