Kyrgyzstan trekking 4

Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 4

Country:  Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Time of the tour: 13 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Tamga - Barskoon gorge - Dunguromo Pass - Dugurotmo gorge - Chokolu Lake - Zauka Pass - Dzukuu gorge - Ashu Kashka Suu gorge - Ashu Tor Pass - Jukuchak gorge - Orto Bulak Pass - Kichi Kyzyl Suu gorge - Chon Kyzyl Suu gorge - Jili Suu - Kok Dzhayyk Pass - Jeti Oguz gorge - Karakol - Kochkor - Bishkek

Charming and inviting country in the name of Kyrgyzstan offers you to spend your summer holidays with use. Fresh air, clean water, fermented mare's milk and natural food products will help you to recover your health and regain energy for the whole coming year! You will have a trekking tour to really enjoy your life thanks to an untouched nature of mountainous Kyrgyzstan and to visit numerous lakes with pure sparkling water. During this trip you will learn about Kyrgyz traditions and culture, because the Kyrgyz being nomads for many years managed to keep all their extraordinary traditions and customs to these days.

Day 1: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley (170 km - 4 h)
You are brought to Bishkek city, the capital of Kyrgyzstan right after you land to the country. From the International Airport of Manas it will take you 30 minutes arrive in the city. The day starts with a breakfast. The rest of the day is dedicated to a guided Bishkek City Tour, including lunch. The tour includes the visiting of the central Ala-Too Square, Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Pobeda Square (Victory Square built in honor of the deceased in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945), the History Museum, National philharmonic, Oriental Bazaar, Art Gallery and many others places of interest. Then you will be transfered to the Chon Kemin valley in the Kalmak-Ashuu Guesthouse, where you spend the night. On the way, we will visit the Burana Tower (minaret of the 11 century) and its attached open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors used as grave stones). Dinner is at 7 pm.
 
Day 2: Chon Kemin valley - Tamga (150 km - 4 h)

After breakfast we will have time for a photo session to capture all the beauty of Chon Kemin Valley, large alpine valley. Here you can witness areal nomadic life, encounter Kyrgyz shepherds still living in yurts and looking after their livestock. Before we leave to Tamga village, we will stop not far from Chon-Kemin in order to have a walk for 2 hours in Konorchek labyrinths. At the end of the gorge you will watch you a magic view of red mountains. Then we will organize a picnic there. Afterwards we continue our trip to Tamga village that is located on the southern shore of Issik Kul lake, the second largest mountain lake in the world and the biggest lake in Kyrgyzstan. There exists a sanatorium in Tamga where soviet astronauts used to rehabilitate and train their skills since the altitude and climate was just good for them. On the way to Tamga we will visit Talgat a famous hunter with golden eagles. He will tell us about his birds of prey and everything concerned to this unique type of hunting. After it we can do some photos of the eagles. After arrival in Tamga village you will have sometime to swim in the lake. Accommodation in Askar guesthouse. (1600m).

Day 3: Tamga - Barskoon gorge - Dunguromo Pass (3570 m) - Dugurotmo gorge (5 hours)
The first destination is Barskoon village, where we will visit a felt manufacturing plant. Here you are going to learn many interesting facts about these felt nomadic dwellings. Then we continue our way to Barskoon gorge, one of the most charming places in the mountainous Terskey Ala Too. There is one of the highest waterfalls in Kyrgyzstan that is situated at the altitude of 2500 m) and in height can reach 60 meters. We will see the stone of astronauts, where there has been left a sign of first man in the space - Uriy Gagarin.  From here we start our trekking. We will have to climb to  Dunguromo pass (3100 m) going through which we find ourselves in a chocolate box valley Dunguromo. A couple kilometers down from the pass, we will stop for the camping. Dinner will give us an opportunity to share with impressions of the first day. Night is arranged in tents at the altitude of 2850 m.

Day 4: Dungurotmo gorge - Zauka Pass (3750 m) - Chokolu Lake (7 hours)
Today we start the day 7 o'clock in the morning. We have a « vertical » hike to the Chokolu Lake over Zauka Pass. It is a historical pass, that used to be the part of the great Silk Road. Famous travelers as Ella Mayart 1932, Semenov Tyanshyanskii 1856 have passed this place in the ancient time, as well as the Chinese Muslims 200 years ago.  The landscape is comparatively flat, among vegetation prevails fine grass and moss, the climate is close to that of tundra. Near the lake we will set up camp for the night. Night is in tents at the altitude of 3800 m.

Day 5: Chokolu Lake - Zauka Pass (3750 m) - Dzukuu gorge - Ashu Kashka Suu gorge
We keep going right after we are done with breakfast and get our gear and all belongings ready. Having ascended the Zauka pass we reach the Dzhukuu valley. Then we go down the gorge about 20 km and reach the foot of the Ashu Kashka Suu gorge where we set up camp for the night. On our way we may encounter Kyrgyz people still living in yurts. They are the most hospitable people in Central Asia. We will try Kyrgyz cheese there and if you want you can try Kyrgyz beer (fermented mare's milk). Dinner and overnight is arranged in tents at the altitude of 2770 m.

Day 6: Ashu Kashka Suu gorge - Ashu Tor Pass (3490 m) - Jukuchak gorge (7 hours)
The first destination for today is the gorge Ashu Kashka Suu. We get the foot of the pass. Afterwards we will have a short break for lunch and then we will have to climb to the Ashu Tor Pass (3490 m). After the pass we get into the Dzhukuchak gorge where there are the hot mineral springs. Here we have the chance to take a bath in hot mineral water which we all have been dreaming for 4 days. After the bath you will be offered a real Kyrgyz beer. Dinner and overnight is arranged in tents at an altitude of 2500 m.

Day 7: Dzhukuchak gorge - Orto Bulak Pass (2900 m) - Kichi Kyzyl Suu gorge
In the morning we will head towards the Kichi Kyzyl Suu Valley. First we reach the area of Issyk Kul forestry that is positioned in the Dzhukuchak gorge. Further we have to overcome the pass Orto Bulak (2900 m). Then we reach to the Kichi Kyzyl Suu gorge where we break our camp for the night. This place is renowned for its unbelievable beauty and stunning views of mountains.  Dinner in a friendly atmosphere is arranegd in the open air sharing with impressions of the passed day. The night you will spend in tents at the altitude of 2300 m.

Day 8: Kichi Kyzyl Suu gorge - Chon Kyzyl Suu gorge - Jili Suu water warm springs
Chon-Kyzyl Suu is one of the most picturesque valleys where we start our trek from after a good breakfast. First we have to descend to the Kichi Kyzyl Suu gorge through the area of forestry. Then we will hike along the Djily Suu Mountains and finally we arrive in Chon Kyzyl Suu gorge. At this very place we enter the area of Ak Tash. Having gone for three miles up we will get the thermal waters where we can take a bath. The region is renowned for its beauty: nomads unimaginable mountains make you feel like you are above the whole world! Overnight is arranged in tents at the altitude of 2150 m.

Day 9: Chon Kyzyl Suu gorge - Kok Dzhayyk Pass (2700 meters) - Jeti Oguz gorge
After the breakfast we head towards the Jeti Oguz gorge - one of the most accepted places to visit in our country. First of all, we go down to the place of Ak Tash, where we cross the river Kyzyl Suu (Red River). Then we begin ascend the pass Kok  Dzhayyk. The road passes through a little pine forest, which is impressive for its mysterious silence. It seems as if the whole world looks at you there. After this we will have a look at the Jeti Oguz gorge that is going to really impress you. A couple of kilometers further we reach the yurt camp Kok Dzhayyk where we stop for the night. Dinner and overnight is arranged in yurts at the altitude of 2300 m.

Day 10: Jety Oguz gorge - Karakol (30 km - 1 h)
After a wonderful breakfast we head towards Karakol city, the administrative center of Issyk- Kul oblast. Check-in hotel Elita**.  Today we will visit   Prjvalsky Memorial Complex, devoted to the outstanding Russian traveler and explorer of Central Asia. To understand better the Kyrgyz life of the 19th century we will visit the Holy Trinity Cathedral and the wooden mosque, built in Chinese style.  In the evening we drive to Dyishin village, where we will have dinner with Chinese Muslims, known as Dungans, who have come from the central part of China. Chinese Muslims have come to Kyrgyzstan 200 years ago when there had been a war between Chinese of different religious beliefs. They are good agricultural masters and very famous for national cuisine.  We will try different kinds of salads and of course national dungan bread. After dinner you will we will come back to hotel.

Day 11: Karakol - Kochkor village (330 km-6 h)
Early in the morning we transfer to the Kochkor village, which is interesting for you to explore national traditions and customs. Here you can also observe the process of manufacturing traditional Kyrgyz carpets and visit a handicraft museum. Also we will see and participate in the process of building a yurt, a traditional felt house of nomadic people. In the evening you will listen to the Folk-concert performance.  On the way to Kochkor village we will drive along the north Shore of Issyk Kul Lake which means that you will be able to see the "pearl of Central Asia" form all sights! Dinner is served in a yurt and you are presented carpet-making show. Overnight is in a guesthouse. 

Day 12: Kochkor - Bishkek
We transfer to Bishkek. Accommodation is arranged in a guesthouse. Afterwards you have a free time for shopping or to walk in the capital.

Day 13: Bishkek - Europe
You meet your guide at the hotel at the pick up time arranged previously according to your flight details and he/she will accompany you to Manas International Airport.



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