Kyrgyzstan may only be a small country but it has played a big role in Central Asia history. Situated in the heart of the continent, the Great Silk Road – and hence the merchants and caravans of the Silk Trade – passed through. Here we will help you discover a landscape that is both wild and majestic.
The sole inhabitants of this splendid landscape of steppes and mountain pastures are the semi-nomadic Kyrgyz shepherds setting up camp in their yurts.
The welcome they offer is one of the highlights of this tour, as are the treks – through the Suusamyr valley and the Kekemeren canyon, around Lake Song Kul to Tash Rabat with its caravanserai, along the famous silk road close to the Chinese border, along the banks of the “Pearl of Kyrgyzstan” the Issyk Kul Lake. The tour includes a mix of trekking and four-wheel drive safari.
Day1: Fly to Bishkek
Day 2 : Bishkek
Arrival in Bishkek Kyrgyzstan ‘s capital. City tour ( bazar, parc …). Night at our guest house.
Day 3: Sussamyr valley
Transfer to Sussamyr valley through the Tuy Ashu pass ( 3 700 meters). Trek down the valley. Campsite beside the kekemeren river. (Trek 2 hours)
Day 4: Kokomeren canyon
Trek along the kekemeren river. Campsite beside the river. (trek 3 hours)
Day 5 : Song Koul
Transfer to Tchaek a small village. Stop at the vilage …. Road to Song Koul lake.
Campsite on shore of the lake (alti 3 130 m).
Day 6 -7 : Song Koul heart of Kyrgyzstan
2 days in this great environment. The nature is so nice ….. Trek through the yurts camp. Halt in yurte, meet the nomads and their life. The nomads spend 4 months in this paradise. Campsite around the lake
Day 8-9 : Col Moldo – Baetov – Mels
Transfer to the moldo pass (alti 3260 m) and Ak Tabah. The landscape is more aride. We are in the Naryn’s valley where the Naryn River ( the biggest river in Kyrgyzstan) flew. Campsite
Day10 : Tash Rabat
We arrive in Tash Rabat a famous caravasereil on the silk Road. We are very close from the chinese border. The nomads putted their yurts camp for the summer. Visit of the caravasereil. Campsite.
Day11 : Tash Rabat
Trek in the At Bashy mountains. Trek to the pass 3700 m. Campsite ( trek 6-7 hours)
Day 12 : Tash Rabat – Naryn – Kochkorka
Transfer to the city Naryn. stop in the bazar. Road to kochkorka, their visit of the women cooperative. An association of women which is doing local craftsmen ( sherdak : carpet …). Night in a local family
Day 13: Kochkorka – Issyk Koul
Transfer to the biggest lake of central Asia. Campsite on shore of the lake.
J14: Issyk Koul – Bishkek
Transfer to Bishkek. Night at our guest house.
J15: Fly to Europe
THIS ITINERARY IS FLEXIBLE. CHANGES MAY OCCUR DUE TO WEATHER OR OTHER UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.
Trek : No particular difficulties. Trek of 3 and 7 hours.
Guest House in Bishkek and Cholpon Ata, tent (2 people), yurtes when possibility
You will have a cook in the staff. He will cook kirghiz special meals. He will serve healthy and delicious food.
Staff : Local guide who are speaking english.
Passport and visa :
You need to have a valid passport. You can obtain your kyrgyz visa in your arrival at Bishkek airport. Cost of the visa 35 €.
You will need the same equipment than you use for example in Alps. You will need a good sleeping bag ( confort – 10 °)
The organization will give you :
All of the camping equipment including the mattress.
Before leaving your country , please make sure that you have an individual travel insurance. You are also advised to adopt a policy which provides cancellation.
Period of our tour : June to october
Health: No particular risks. Don’t hesitate before your leaving to have a check at your doctor.
Money: Local money: som (1 € = 50 som);
Local languages: Kyrgyz , Russian
From 850 euros
A la Carte :
Ask for a quotation
Included in the price :
Transfers and land transportation as detailed in the programm
Lodging : guest house, tent camp
Meals except the last day in Bishkek
Not Included in the price :
Meals except the last day in Bishkek
Drinks and personal expenses
1 Serova, Bishkek 72 0000
Tel: 0 996 312 27 07 54
Tel: 06 62 11 70 82
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