Discover the Celestial Mountains

Bishkek-Tamchi-Karakol-Barskoon road-Bokonbaeva-Naryn-Tash Rabat-Son Kul-Kizil Oy-Toktogul-Ozgorush-Bishkek-Belogorka waterfall-Manas airport

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Duration

15 days

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The program Discover the Celestial Mountains is one of the interesting and famous programs. Our team is inviting you for 15 days of an adventurous trip around Kyrgyzstan. The main highlights of Discover the Celestial Mountains are the first curiosity of the country Issyk Kul Lake, nomad’s jewel Song Kul lake, a caravan serial dating from the 14th century, a historical tower from the 11th century, lost villages in the heart of the mountains. Beautiful landscapes, horse riding in the fabulous village, picnics on the way, hot springs, demonstration of Eagle Hunting, also we can see the ancient petroglyphs. Passes over the 3900m, 3000 m. The best season for Discover the Celestial Mountains is from early June till late September. Come and open for yourself new destinations, and enjoy the friendliness and hospitality of our nation. Welcome to the nomad’s land!

Included/Exclude

  • Transport, pick up and drop off at the airport Manas.
  • English speaking guide translator,
  • Meals
  • Accommodation in the local family house and tent camping,
  • Rental horses for the luggage.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International air tickets.
  • Horseback riding in the villages.
  • Alcohol and mineral water.
  • Last dinner, disco, bar, karaoke, or SPA.
  • Other services are not mentioned in the program.

Day 1 

Arrival Bishkek: Welcome to Manas Airport. Transfer to the center of the Kyrgyz capital. Rest, shower, and have breakfast in a guest house. Day visit Bishkek. We wander downtown and visit the National Museum. Then, the famous market of Osh Bazar, is always lively and colorful. Dinner in a restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 

Bishkek – Tamchi: Early departure in the morning. On the way, visit Burana, the 11th-century tower. 2 hours ride back to the canyon of Konorchek. Lunch in a restaurant. Then we drive to Lake Issyk Kul, the first curiosity of the country. Visit the petroglyph before arriving at Taichi. Stroll and time at the lake Issyk Kul. Night at the inhabitant. 240km by car

Day 3 

Tamchi – Karakol: Visit of spiritual complex “Rukh Ordo”, ensuite, museum of Prjevalsky in Karakol. Lunch in the form of a picnic. Walk to Karakol and discover this charming Russian city. Night in a guest house. 200kmen car.

Day 4 

Karakol – Barskoon road: Morning departure to the west of Karakol. Stop at Jeti-Oguz, the red cliff. Then drive to the Jukuchak Valley. Walking for 2 hours or 3 hours in the forest without a specific goal. Here you can feel the heart of Tien Shan. Picnic. After riding, we take advantage of the natural hot spring. Road to the village Barskoon. Night and dinner at the locals. 100km by car.

Day 5 

Excursion Day: Early morning, we go towards the south. The Barskoon Valley is the ancient caravan route of the Great Silk Road. We follow to discover the traces of caravans coming from China. The road is very beautiful with its passes over 3900m. The goal is to go to the Sook Pass at 4200m. Return to Barskoon, then drive to the village Bokonbaeva.Overnight and dinner with the locals. 150km by car.

Day 6

Walk to the panorama: In the morning, we have a short transfer to the starting point. Before leaving, we have a demonstration of Eagle Hunting. 5 hours of trekking to the south panorama of Issyk Kul. The landscape is semi-desert. Beautiful blue lake and mountains covered with snow. In the afternoon, we get in our vehicle. Transfer to the house. Night and dinner at the house the day before.

Day 7 

Bokonbaeva – Naryn: Early departure to Kochkor a small village of artisans. On the way, we discover yurt manufacturers. Arrival in Kochkor. Lunch at a dunnage family (the Chinese immigrant minority in the middle of the 19th century). Continuation of the route. According to the possibility, the guide will propose to you to walk to the Dolon pass, at 3000m. Night and dinner in Naryn. 200km. By car.

Day 8

Day in Tash Rabat: Early morning, transfer to Tash Rabat. We arrive there at midday. Lunch near caravan serial. Short walking around Tash Rabat valley and visiting of Caravan Serail dating the 14th century. Night and dinner in the yurt. 100km by car.

Day 9 

Tash-Rabat – Son Kul: Transfer via Moldo Ashu pass. Stop in Naryn, to enjoy a beautiful landscape of nature. Picnic on the way. Night and dinner in the yurt on the south shore of Son Kul Lake. 200km by car.

Day 10 

Road to Kizil Oy: Passing through the Kara Keche pass, at 3200m. Descent to the village of Chaek via the coal mine. Buying something for a picnic in Chaek. Picnic near the Kokemeren River. In the middle of the afternoon arrived Kizil Oy. Night and dinner at the locals. 130km by car.

Day 11 

Trekking around the village: In the morning, we do 5h trekking, to better discover the lost village in the middle of Tien Shan. Picnic in the mountains. In the afternoon, return to the village. Free time. Dinner at the guest house. In the evening, we make a campfire in the small forest of the village.

Day 12 

Kizil Oy -Toktogul: After breakfast driving to Suusamyr Valley. Visit a small local museum in Suusamyr. Picnic after the Ala-Bel pass. In the afternoon, we reach the small town of Toktogul. Night and dinner at the locals. 220km by car.

Day 13 

Horse riding in Ozgorush: In the morning, we go to the 4h horseback riding. 70km of road by car, we find ourselves at the foot of the mountains in the beautiful Kyrgyz village Ozgorush. Starting horse riding. We go up the mountain in chasing a beautiful view of the valley. Back home by car. Night and dinner in the house the day before. In the evening, we go to the lake of Toktogul, for the meeting amazing sunset.

Day 14 

Transfer to Bishkek: Early morning, we leave Bishkek. At Too Ashuu Pass, we go hiking to the mountain lake at 3500m. Picnic by the lake. Back to the car. Continue driving to Bishkek. Free time for rest or SPA. Dinner at the restaurant. Night at the hotel. 280km by car.

Day 15

Day trip to the Belogorka waterfall: Early morning, we go on an excursion to the Belogorka waterfall, a 3h or 4h walk. Picnic during a walk. Return to Bishkek at the end of the day. Shower at the hotel. Dinner at the restaurant. Overnight at the same hotel as the day before. 120km by car for A / R.

Day 16 

Flight Bishkek to home: Transfer to Manas airport. Fly back home. 30km by car.

Tour Amenities

Breathtaking views
Living in Yurts
Mountain Lakes
Swimming
Traditional Meals

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6

Min Age

+17

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