Issyk Kul Lake, Son Kul Lake, Kara-Suu Lake and Toktogul Lake are the most beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan. KAGAN Voyage offers you this trekking tour to this beautiful Central Asian country. We created it after a good learning and getting enough experiences in these areas. When traveling, you will discover a beautiful part of the Tien Shan Mountains whose translation is the Celestial Mountains. During the traveling, you have 11 days of trekking and other days by the car. Picturesque valleys, alpine lakes, green meadows and snow-covered mountains accompany us all the time. Our competent, friendly and aware team will look after you during your holidays. We guarantee you success, fun, and safety. Come discover this beautiful mountainous country of Central Asia.
D1 / Arrival – Transfer Bishkek – Chong Kemin (140km): Welcome to Manas airport. Transfer to the guesthouse for getting some rest. Transfer to Burana, the ancient capital of Central Asia “Balasagun”, visit of the small museum and the minaret. Continue drive to Chong Kemin National Park. Walk in the village of Karool Dobo. Dinner and overnight at the locals.
D2 / Trekking – Chong Kemin – Kogur Lake: 2-days trekking to Issyk Kul Lake. In the morning, after transferring by the car to the national park, we walk east towards Kogur Lake located at 2500m. alt. Overnight at the tent. Alt. 2500m. 6 hours of walking, 8km.
D3 / Trekking- Kol Tor – Lake Issyk Kul – Karakol (180km): In the morning we pass over the pass at 3380m. alt. and we descend, with a magnificent view, to Issyk Kul Lake and the mountain range of Terskey Alatoo. In the middle of the afternoon, we reach our vehicle and we follow the north shore of Issyk Kul. “Issyk Kul Lake” is the second largest alpine lake after the Titicaca. It is called as the pearl of Kyrgyzstan. We drive to Karakol, late arrival. Overnight and dinner at the guesthouse. 5h walking, 200km by car.
D4 / Transfer to Jeti-Oguz valley – trekking to Teleti valley: In the morning we drive west to Karakol. 40 minutes of transfer. Arriving in the valley Jeti-Oguz. We climb up an old abandoned mountain which is impassable by the modern jeep. We drive along the Jeti-Oguz River to the entrance of the Asan-Tukum Valley. Night at a tent at 2800m. 6 hours of walking.
D5 / Trekking to Archa-Teur Gorge 3850m: Today, we attack the Archa-Teur at 3850m. Picnic after the pass. Descent to the Kashka-Teur valley. Overnight near the stream, at the entrance of the forest. 6 / 7h walk.
D6 / Kashka-Teur Glacier – descent to Chon Kizil-Suu Valley: In the morning we climb the Kashka-Teur Gorge. The goal is to reach the Kashka-Teur Glacier which is under the supervision of a Japanese meteorological complex. Picnic near a hunting hut. Descent by the same path to the valley of Chon Kizil-Suu. We go along the river against the torrent. Overnight in the tent at 2700m.
D7 / Savator Pass at 3750m: Departure very early in the morning. Today we have a very long day. The beginning is steep, then the trail runs along the mountain slope. Picnic at the foot of the pass. Attack of sandy collar, which is particularly difficult for our pack horses. Arrival at the pass, a magnificent view that opens on the horizon. Descent to the Kichi Kizil-Suu Valley. Overnight at the entrance of the forest, 2900m.
D8 / Jumatay Pass – Jukuchak Valley: Early in the morning, we attack the pass, 3325m. Descent into the forest towards the small narrow valley. Night in a tent by the river. Opportunity to enjoy the hot spring, almost +39 C °. Night in the tent.
D9 and D10/ Transfer to Lake Son-Kul: Early morning, our driver will pick us up at the camp. Loading up the luggage to the car. The horseman goes home with the horses. On the way, visit a falconer. Lunch at homestay in Kochkor. Then we take the road to Kalmak Ashu, 3446m. Jewel of Kyrgyzstan, Lake Son-Kul, located at 3016m, is a paradise for Kyrgyz shepherds and nature lovers. At the end of the day, we arrive to the lake. We stay for 2 nights in the yurt. Walking in this areas and discovering the life of nomads by staying in the yurt. 6h transfer, 320km.
D11 / Transfer to Jalalabad: In the morning, we take our vehicle to reach the Moldo Ashuu pass at 3150m. Picnic in the middle of the road. We reach the Jalalabat city through Kazarman village. Homestay installation. The road is in bad condition, 250km.
D12 / Transfer to Kizil-Unkur: In the morning, we drive to the direction of the walnut forest. The village of Kizil Unkur is located in the walnut forest. Meet with the horses. 3h. riding. Through the red ocher canyon, we walk to the camp in the small forest. Installation at the camp.
D13 / Otuz Art Valley: In the morning, we enter to the valley of Otuz Art. “Art” means to pass. During the day, we pass through the forest along picturesque paths. Very beautiful mountainous landscape, yellow in red ocher. In the night, we set up our bivouac, at 2320m, next to a charming Kyrgyz family, which is a shepherd.
D14 / Cross the Bel Monchok Mountain: After a good rest, we climb Mount Bel Monchok. It is located at 3220 meters above sea level. We restore ourselves once on the other side. Then we will discover against the bottom, the lake Kapka (2300m) where we spend the night.
D15 / Transfer to Toktogul: Early departure. We have the last pass to cross. Our vehicle picks us up in the village of Jetiguen. Transfer to Toktogul. Walk downtown, home installation. Free time, rest.Dinner at the same place. 7 hours of walking. 70km, 1h.
D16 / Transfer to Bishkek: The road is in good condition, in the middle of the trip, there is possibility to go for a walk to the mountain lake. Arrival in Bishkek, free time, possibility to go to SPA. 280km. Night in guest house.
Price includes; Pick up and drop off in Bishkek, All transfers, Tour guide speaking French, Accommodation, Full board, Entrances to the museums mentioned in the program, Entries in the national park, Rental of a camp equipment, Renting of horses.
Price excludes; Travel insurance, International air tickets, Alcohol and mineral water, Bank transfer fees, Additional services non mentioned in the program.
Kyrgyz visa is not required for citizens of EU, USA, Canada, Japan. Just provide the valid passport in the next 6 months. The average altitude, during trekking, is 2700m. The program is for information only. It might change depending on flight schedules, weather conditions and other unforeseen. The program is intended for trekkers in a good physical shape. KAGAN Travel recommends you to exercise regularly before arriving. The equipment for the tour (tent, dishes,) is provided by KAGAN Voyage. You must bring your duvet and inflatable mattress or foam. Nights can be icy, adequate duvets must be provided to withstand temperatures around 0 ° C. Plan your personal medicaments because the guide has only a first aid pharmacy. In case of change in the Euro rate, the cost of the program will be changed accordingly. The current rate of 1 euro = 84 KGS. KAGAN Travel also advises you to get the Lonely Planet guide.