Kyrgyzstan biking 05
Kyrgyzstan biking: Tour 5
Activity: Bike tour
Duration of the tour: 10 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Tamchi village - Kochkor - Sarybulak - Jalpak pass - Dzhylangach river - Kichi-Naryn - Naryn town - Bishkek city
If you are fond of bike tours then Kyrgyzstan is waiting for you! There is a tour that you will definitely like. It includes the most famous mountain roads of Kyrgyzstan. You will be biking along gorges and mountainous rivers in order to see our pristine nature with all unforgettable views. Kyrgyzstan is famous for mountain biking tours and now you also can take a chance to try to do it here!
Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek
After arrival in Kyrgyzstan your guide meets you in the International Airport Manas and you go to the Bishkek city where you check in a hotel and have breakfast and rest. After that is an excursion to Natural Park Ala-Archa which is situated 45 km from Bishkek - capital of Kyrgyzstan on the Kyrgyz ridge (a spur of Tien-Shan). You will go to the top of the mountain to see the panorama view of the Ala-Archa gorge. Return to Bishkek. You will have dinner at 7 p.m. Rooms will be reserved for you in a Hotel***.
Day 2: Bishkek - Tamchi village
Today we go to Issyk Kul Lake and our roads goes via Keuk Ayrik pass. Our driver will not follow us. We will have lunch on the Keuk-Ayrik pass. Then, down. Our driver will meet us in the Sary Oi village. Transfer to Tamchi village. Tamchi is situated on the northern shore of the Issyk Kul Lake. This lake is the second largest alpine lake in the world (1608meters asl). The Lake is also called "the Kyrgyz Sea "because of its huge size. You will stay for a night in the guest house.
Day 3: Transfer Tamchi - Kochkor - Sarybulak
After having breakfast we begin our way to Kochkor village by car passing by Orto Tokoi water reservoir. At the village we will visit a family that will show us the process of national Kyrgyz carpet production. You will get a chance to create your own carpet together with them! Also you will visit Kyrgyz Handicraft museum in Kochkor village. Then you will ride on an asphalt road to Sary Bulak village (2310 m. alt., 38 km). Transfer (7 km, 2390m. alt.) by bike on dirt road to the confluence of Kara-Kudjur and Biulioomiu rivers. You will overnight in the set up tent camp.
Day 4: Ride by bike to the foot of Jalpak pass (58 km, 3345 m)
Today we will ride to the foot of Jalpak pass. There you will see very beautiful places along the whole way. This place is quite far from the civilization and you will enjoy these amazing places. The ride will be of moderate difficulty on dirt road but you will be surprised by the variety of mountains views on the way. Overnight will be in tents.
Day 5: Ride to the Jalpak pass (3345m. alt.) - Dzhylangach river
After breakfast we will ride to the high Jalpak pass and then descent (25 km) to Korumdu valley, then to Kara Saz region till the Dzhylangach river (the confluence of the Balgart and Dzhylangach rivers that forms the Kichi-Naryn river). After lunch you will have free time. Here you can see Peaks Kara-Kaman, Archaly and Burkan that have old glacial forms - smooth tops and flat slopes. Lower parts, especially along left bank of the Balgart River are hilly, and covered with loose rock. The landscape of this gorge is similar to tundra. Overnight will be in tents (2648 m. alt.)
Day 6: Ride (58 km) Dzhylangach - Kichi-Naryn
Today we will pass by two rivers Balgart and Kichi-Naryn .It will be an easy day. Riding on dirt road. You will overnight in set up camp in the forest near the Kichi-Naryn River. This place has been one of the favorite places among kyrgyz nomads since ancient time. Shepherds were coming to this area with all their relatives. Some big tribes could count up to 10000 yurts! All of them were roaming from one place to another as a big family with a great amount of cattle.
Day 7: Ride (63 km) Kichi-Naryn - Naryn town
After breakfast you ride down to the Kichi-Naryn village (2351m. alt.) situating 4 km from the confluence of the Kichi-Naryn and Naryn rivers. You will ride along Naryn River to Naryn town (2050 m. alt.). It is a long narrow town that was built right in the gorge near the longest river in Kyrgyzstan Naryn. The town is situated at a height of 2800 meters above the sea level and it has mountains very close to the town. The road to Naryn will surprise you by its beauty and amazing mountains. The whole way will be along incredible gorges and you will have many photo stops! It will be an easy day. Lunch will be taken while driving. This night you spend as in yurts Kyrgyz dwelling made of felt leather and wood! They are collapsible nomadic dwellings and have been used for more than two thousands years.
Day 8: Transfer to Bishkek city
In the morning we return to Bishkek city. You will be carried away by the amazing scenery on the way back. In the city you will have free time for shopping and going for walk. In the evening you will have a farewell dinner in the restaurant and this night you will spend in a hotel***.
Day 9: Bishkek
Today first of all you will visit an eastern bazaar called Osh bazaar. There you will get an opportunity to merge in to the life of Asia bargaining with local traders. After that is a city tour including the visiting of the central Ala-Too Square, Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Pobeda Square (Victory Square), the Historical Museum, National philharmonic, Fine Art museum and others sights of Bishkek .Your farewell dinner will be served for you at 7 o'clock. Rooms will be reserved for you in a hotel***.
Day 10: Transfer to the airport
Our guide will pick you up from the hotel at arranged time and see you off on your flight to International Airport "Manas".