Kyrgyzstan trekking 02
Activity: Trekking tour
Time of the tour: 11 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Chon Sary Oi village - Orto-Koi Suu gorge - Kok-Airik Pass - Orto-Koi Suu River - Koi Suu River - Chon Kemin River - Djaman Suu River - Kara Korum Pass - Kel Tor gorge - Kel Tor gorge - Kolkogur Lake - Kel Tor Pass (3490 m) - Kel Tor sourth gorge - Tamchi village - Bishkek
There is a great chance to feel the freedom of mind if you are tired of civilization. We will organize for you a trekking tour to admire untouched nature of mountainous Kyrgyzstan, and to visit numerous lakes of pure sparkling water. During the trip you will find out about Kyrgyz traditions, customs and culture, because the Kyrgyz being nomads for thousand years managed to keep all their amazing traditions and customs till now days. Wild and stern! Great nomadic style trip, unforgettable experience!
Day 1: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley (170 km-4 h)
You will be taken by your guide from International Airport of Manas and accompanied to Bishkek City. 30 min. drive to the capital of this wonderful land where the half day will be devoted to a guided Bishkek City Tour. You will start the day with a breakfast in Chinese Muslims guest house. If you arrive in early morning we offer you a nice room with comfortable beds and shower. The tour includes the visiting of the central Ala-Too Square, Oak Park (Duboviy Park), Victory Square (Pobeda Square), National philharmonic, Oriental Bazaar, Art Gallery and many others places of interest. Lunch. Transfer to Chon-Kemin valley. On the way visiting the Burana Tower, which is located a site of a medieval city of Balasagun, the capital of the Karahanid Kaganate (Turkic dynasty of the 11 century). Dinner and overnight is in a local Chon - Kemin Guesthouse.
Photo session after breakfast. We will have time to capture all the splendor and charms of Chon Kemin Valley. Wide alpine valley, where you can see the Kyrgyz nomads with their yurts and sheep's just as it was 100 years ago among the Tian Shan mountains, strong rivers, pine trees. On our way to the Chon Sart Oi village we will stop not far from Chon-Kemin valley in order to walk 3 hours in Konorchek labyrinths, where at the end of the gorge we will present you a stunning view where everybody can find his favorite image. Then a picnic. We will continue our journey to Chon Sary Oi village. Dinner and preparations are organized for the trek. Night is in guesthouse, the north shore of Issik-kul Lake (1600m).
Day 3: Chon Sary Oi village - Orto-Koi Suu - Kok-Airik Pass (3889 m) (30 km; 6 hours)
After good breakfast our car will bring us on the mountain road in the Orto-Koi Suu gorge. The first day of our trekking starts at 7 o'clock. A little bit later we will meet with our horseman. Then we will pack on horses our bags and proceed with our horse back riding. Thus, today we have to go to the foot of 3889 m. Kok-Airik Pass where we set up our camp. Overnight is in tents (3200 m).
Day 4: Kok-Airik Pass (3889 m) - Orto-Koi Suu River - Koi Suu River (40 km; 8 hours)
We have to get back to the Kok-Airik Pass (3889 m). After breakfast we prepare all of our equipment and belongings, and then immerse it all on the horse, we will go further. Passing Kok - Airik we will find ourselves in the Orto-Koi Suu gorge. This is a very beautiful and wild place with only mountains and amazing glaciers of the Kungey Mountain Range and absolute silence. There is a river with the same name. Further, a little bit later going down the gorge we will reach on the biggest river on Kungey Mountain range is Chon Kemin River. We will finish our trek today at the bank of Koi Suu river. It is one of the hundred tributaries of the huge Chon Kemin River where we set up our camp. Dinner. Overnight is in tents (3000 m).
Day 5: Koi Suu River - Chon Kemin River - Djaman Suu River (40 km; 8 hours)
Today our meal will be served at 7 o'clock. We have to move on further seeking for the new impressions. We will move along the Chon Kemin River. The main aim for today is to reach Djaman Suu River where we will set up our camp (3000 m)! You just have to write a book after all what happened with you during your trip here! Incredible beauty of this valley and these places baffle all descriptions! Also today you will have opportunity to make photos one of the highest mountains of the Kungey Mountain Range is 4771m. Choktal Mountain, it seems to be the lonely guard of this range! Dinner and night in tents.
Day 6: Djaman Suu River - Kara - Korum Pass (3705 m) (35 km; 7 hours)
So today, as usual, meal will be served at 7 o'clock. We will reach 3705 m Kara - Korum Pass. We arrange a picnic at one of the picturesque places here named Dere hole. Simply a miracle! What can be better then simply seat at the bank of the mountain river, to eat and to hear only natural sounds: noise of water, bird's songs. In the end of the day we approach Kara - Korum Pass (3705 m). Overnight is in tents (3300 m). Free time before dinner!
Day 7: Kara - Korum Pass (3705 m) - Kel Tor gorge (35 km; 7 hours)
We are expected rather long and hard day today. A breakfast is to be served at 7 o'clock. First of all we will have to cross Korum Pass (3705 m). But it worth to do it due to the wonderful view will be opened. It seems you are alone in this world and you are just little peace of this world. You will have opportunity staying on this panorama to observe Kel Tor and other gorges. Wonderful! So, at the end result we will reach Kel Tor gorge where we will set up our camp again (3260 m! Dinner. Overnight is in tents.
Day 8: Kel Tor gorge - Kolkogur Lake (35 km; 7 hours)
Today will be interesting day for you! So today as usual our meal will be served at 7 o'clock. You should to take with yourself only towels for those who want to swim in the lake and lunch-boxes. So, if you have good health and feel free to swim there! We will move towards Kolkogur Lake (2720 m) firstly. This small scenic mountain lake is lost among sharp picks of the high mountains. There are not many people who had ever seen it! Picnic is at the shore of the pictorial lake! But after we will have to come back to our camp (3260 m) to have a dinner. Overnight in tents.
Day 9: Kel Tor gorge - Kel Tor Pass (3490 m) - Tamchi village (80 km; 8 hours)
A meal is to be served at 7 o'clock. It won't be one of the easiest day cause we have to across Kel Tor Pass (3490 m) and than to move down and down until we reach the road, which is so not far from the village of Toru - Aigyr where our chauffeur will be waiting for us there. Then we will move along the Lake Issyk - Kul till Tamchi village where we will be accommodated at the local house. So you will have enough time to take shower or to swim in the lake. Dinner. Overnight is in local house (1600 m). It is the last day of trekking, unfortunately1
Day: 10 Tamchi village - Bishkek (180 km; 3 hours)
Thus, today after a tasty breakfast we start our way back home. We move along the cost of the lake. You have enough time this morning to see Issyk - Kul Lake last time as closer as possible and to touch the water or just simply to swim. But time is coming and we have to go further. After several hours we get in our capital where you are accommodated at Kyrgyz Nomads Guest House. Leaving party! Last conventional evening meal. Overnight is in the guesthouse.
Day 11: Bishkek - Europe
You will be accompanied by our guide to the airport of Manas. Have a nice flight!