Kyrgyzstan small mountainous country played an important role in the history of Central Asia. Its location in the heart of the continent has earned him go see many merchants and caravans that went on the Silk Road. The country inherited a wild and majestic nature that we will découvrir.Seuls you in this splendid environment steppes, high pastures live semi-nomadic Kyrgyz around their yurt camps shepherds.
Their home will remain a highlight of the trip as well as hiking in the valley of the Sussamyr in the canyon Kekemeren around Lake Song Kul, on the banks of the “pearl of Kyrgyzstan” Lake Issyk Kul caravasereil Tash Rabat at the gates of China … This tour focuses accommodation “comfort” in a guest house, homestay, in a yurt.
J1 : Flight Paris – Bishkek
J2 : Bishkek
Check on capital Bishkek Kyrgyzstan . Discover Bishkek , stroll through the bazaars ( Central Asia scents ) , the city parks and monuments copies of those of the Russian capital Moscow … Night in our Guest House or small hotel. The choice of accommodation will be requested.
J3 : Sussamyr Valley
Road to pass Tyuz Ashuu ( 3500 meters). Once the tunnel crossed the pass , a magnificent panorama awaits us. We leave our car on the flanks of the valley Sussamyr and go to meet the nomadic Kyrgyz yurts and felt famous . Then we swallowed up in the canyon Kekemeren river to reach the village of Kyzyl Oy oasis in the heart of the valley. Overnight homestay in the village of Kyzyl Oy
J4 : Canyon Kokomeren
Day rides above the village to the pastures and along the river. Overnight homestay
J5 : Song Kul
We take the direction of Chaek village planted in the middle of an arid valley. After stopping to buy food and fuel we take the road that leads to Lake Song Kul. 2 hour drive to reach the Karakeche pass . Before us the Song Kul Lake and dozens of yurts installed for the summer in this natural paradise . Overnight in yurt ( alti 3130 m).
J6- 7 : Song Kul , Kyrgyzstan ‘s heart
These two whole days are spent hiking in this area of outstanding purity and calm that highlights the scream of the royal eagle of Central Asia. We stop in ger camps where nomads settled for the summer . We share with them a few hours of life ( treated mares , making koumis , cheese …. ) . Lucky we may be able to attend the favorite game of the Kyrgyz Ulak Tartysh . In the evening we will go with the Kyrgyz shepherd to gather his flock in the pen near the family yurt. For the wolf is not far ! Camp in a yurt (on the day, possibility of horse riding ) .
J8 : Naryn
Departure to the city of Naryn city step ahead of China for traders, tourists … The city is crossed by a mighty river which rises in the heart of Tien Shan . Overnight homestay
J9 : Tash Rabat
A few hours away and we find ourselves in front of the chain At Bashy . Making mountains border with neighboring China. We are only 50 km from the Torugart pass that leads to Kashgar. We reach the camp by taking a trail winding through the heart of gorges and alpine valleys where herds are grazing Yaks . In the late afternoon visit the fortified caravaserei Tash Rabat nestled at the bottom of a small valley and crossing over the famous Silk Road . Yurt camp . (Walking 3h)
J10 : Tash Rabat
Beautiful day hiking in a beautiful alpine valley area of ibex and chamois . Climb to the pass ( 3605 m alti ) , south China. Back at camp the day before. (Walking 7-8 hours)
J11 : Tash Rabat – Naryn – Kochkorka
We drive along the Naryn massive At Bashy . 3h transfer will allow us to reach Naryn , the main town in the south . Stop bazaar. Then departure for Kochkorka which lies on the main north-south axis . 2tape the cooperative women , presentation making local crafts ( sherdak : felt carpet ….. ) . Overnight homestay .
J12- 13: Issyk Kul
Road to the south of Lake Issyk Kul , the pearl of Kyrgyzstan . The second largest lake in altitude ( 1 600 meters) after Lake Titicaca . Walk along the lake , swimming …. ) . Overnight homestay in villages Bakonbaevo , Tamga
J14 : Issyk Kul – Canyon de Kok Manyok – Donarik
Road to Canyon Kok Manyok the ” Bryce Canyon” of the Kyrgyz . Walking in the canyon that leads to a beautiful circus. We reach the wide valley and the village of Chuy Donarik . Overnight homestay (walking 3h)
Day 15 : Return flight europe
Departure to Bishkek airport .
It is possible to stay discovery , to extend to the area of Karakol ( Eastern + 5 days in China ( Kashgar Region and Mustagata 6-7 additional days) – or the discovery of Uzbekistan mythical cities of Samarkand, Bukara , Khiva ….
Hiking : They will average mountain, at an altitude between 2500 and 3800 meters. These are day tours or half day . These tours require no special technique.
Transfers : usually limited to less than 5-6 hours away. except J12 (7-8 hrs drive )
Accomodation: In Guest House or small hotel for nights spent in Bishkek , in yurts and homestay
Catering: Food ” outdoor” prepared by your guides with meals in restaurant ( Bishkek , Naryn , Kochkor … ) .
Guide: A team of local guides speaking English . Guide leader, assistant guide ( depending on the size of the group) .
To get in Kyrgyzstan must have a valid passport ( valid 6 months after the date of return)
Similar to another trip to highland region . We advise our customers to protect themselves from a fleece blanket or light sleeping bag ( not mandatory) . his own pharmacy. Upon registration you will specify your equipment.
– Travel insurance It will be imperative to have travel insurance before leaving French territory. Repatriation insurance.
Climate: Predominance of weather ( hot and dry ) summer nights are cool enough altitude
Period of stay : From June to mid-October
Health: No specific risk , no mandatory vaccinations. Being up to date on vaccinations , do not forget to go for a routine visit to your dentist.
Currencies: Currency: som (about $ 1 USD = 47 som ) ;
Take currency (U.S. $ , after 1996 cuts) .
The euro is accepted very well € 1 = 60 soms
Time difference: Hours: 4:00 add to French time .
Languages : Russian , Kyrgyz , the Turkic languages of Central Asia
Central Asia, the son of Tamerlane, Alain Chenevièvre , 1998 Vilo The wind steppes Edition
Bernard Olivier 2003 Phoebus Trek Magazine June 2003 ( 10 pages)
Wild Earth : June 2003 Book Expé No5 Dec- Jan 2005
Trek Mag June 2006-10-30
Terre Sauvage March 2006
Great News September 2006
Itinerary December 2007
From 900 euros
Request a quote based on the number of people and departure dates you want. The type of accommodation will be chosen according to your wishes
The prices include:
• The organization of living
* Transportation throughout the stay
* The restoration throughout the stay (except meals in Bishkek ) .
* Accommodation throughout the stay
* The camping equipment
* Supervision by Kyrgyz speaking guides.
* Permit ecological zone
• Prices do not include:
• Drinks and extra staff,
* Meals in Bishkek (starting between 7-10 euros per meal)
* For those wishing to bring back some memories ( starting 100 €)
* Tipping scoreboard * Air France – Kyrgyzstan
Flight to Bishkek ( capital of Kyrgyzstan ) by
– Aeroflot , British Airways, Turkish Airlines , Russia ( Pulkovo ) , Ukraine airlines- Cost of air between 400 and 700 €
Ultimate Adventure :
1 Serova , Bishkek 72 0000
Kyrgyz Republic Tel: 0 996 312 67 11 83
Contact France :
Stéphane Aubree Tel: 06 62 11 70 82
Mail: stephane.aubree @ kirghizie.fr