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9 days around Issyk-Kul lake (trekking)

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Jane Alay

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9 days around Issyk-Kul lake (trekking)

This will be a wonderful experience for the travelers not only to see and get to know the local culture and people but also be in the mountains with its beautiful nature, fresh air, cold mountain rivers and fascinating views. You will be able to see the most known pearl of Kyrgyzstan - Issyk-Kul lake, see historical sights as well as try local cuisine and see the regular life of Kyrgyz people in the towns and outside of them.

Bishkek & Ala-Archa gorge

Arrival to Bishkek, meeting at the “Manas” airport, transfer to hotel for check-in. In the morning we will go for a city tour. On a city tour, we will see the colorful Osh bazaar where you may buy fresh and dry fruit, berries and nuts. You will visit the main Ala-Too square with the change of guards, old square with the Lenin statue, Manas complex with Philharmonic hall and Victory square with the central mall - ZUM. After lunch drive to Ala-Archa gorge. In the national park Ala-Archa where we will spend our time seeing a great Kyrgyz nature. The park is located in 40 km from Bishkek on the slopes of Kyrgyz Ala-Too. Ala-Archa is translated from Kyrgyz language as “motley juniper”. The gorge got its name due to a great amount of juniper covering its slopes. As different kinds of juniper have different colors and the gorge seems to be very colorful. Almost all treks and hiking trips start from the same named alpine camp “Ala-Archa”, located in the forest zone at the height of 2100m over the sea level. The camp first consisted of tents in 1951 and then grew into the modern size. This was the second important place in the Soviet Union after the Caucasus, a kind of climbing Mecca of Central Asia. Many nowadays known climbers started their climbing career here. The camp itself is located not far from a world known Ak-Sai glacier, surrounded by many summits of different difficulty level which attracts all the climbers. We will have a hike to a beautiful waterfall and get back to Bishkek. Read more

Bishkek / 1 night
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Bishkek – Kegety gorge

This day after breakfast we will drive to Kegety gorge where we will have a hike to Kel-Tor lake. The hike usually takes about 4 hours. Enjoy the nature and freshness of the air. Picnic on the lake and going back to the car which will take you to the Hawaii center with Burana hotel.

Burana hotel / 1 night
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Kegety – Boom Gorge - Cholpon-Ata

Transfer to the Boom Gorge. On the way we will visit the historical-architectural complex of Burana Tower. Burana tower (minaret) is located on the territory of an ancient settlement 90km far from Bishkek. The historians and archeologists proved that the settlement was once the capital of Karakhanid Khanate and was called Balasagun founded in 10th century AC. Burana tower is the central monument of this complex. We will continue our way to Canyon by car. Today we will be scouting and exploring the labyrinth of various canyons with names like „Grand Canyon“, Bobsled“canyon and „skyscraper“canyon - amongst others. In some canyons you’ll really have to strain to measure the true dimension whereas in others one comes face-to-face with the tight passages, some of which you will even have to turn sideways to pass through. Furthermore, it is sometimes necessary to climb the cliffs a bit in order to see the most interesting things. (4-5 hours hike) Afterwards we will go further to Cholpon-Ata town. Evening free to walk along the beach and enjoy the beauty of the lake. Overnight in a hotel. Read more

Cholpon-Ata town / 1 night
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Cholpon-Ata – Karakol – Altyn-Arashan

In the morning after having breakfast we will go to Karakol town. On the way, we may visit Grigoriev gorge and if the weather allows us we will have a hike to the mountain lake. Upon our arrival to Karakol we will be accommodated in the hotel. After having some rest we will have a little walk around the town, visit an ancient Dungan Mosque, and a Holy Trinity wooden Church which was first built without a single nail. This evening you will get on a Soviet military car and drive to Altyn-Arashan gorge. Time to swim in the hot-springs and overnight in tents. Read more

Overnight in tents / 1 night
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Ala-Kol lake

Trekking to Ala-Kol lake (3532 m). In the early morning, we will have a trek to the Ala-Kol pass (3860 m), 6 hours one way for normal physical people. Overnight in tents.

Overnight in tents / 1 night

Karakol

Telety pass – National park in Karakol gorge. From the pass, you may see many summits of Terskey Ala-Too range. Descent to Karakol gorge along Telety river. Transfer to Karakol city. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Karakol / 1 night

Karakol – Tamga

After breakfast drive to Djeti-Oguz by the southern shore of Issyk-Kul lake. The gorge is located in 60 km to the west of Karakol on the northern slopes of Terskey-Ala-Too. This is one of the most beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan. For 25 km on both sides of the gorge the fir trees are growing at first merging into small groups and then turning into huge forest mass. The gorge finally becomes a wide Kok-Djayik valley which is totally covered by fir forests up to the very top of the ridge. Over the forest zone (about 3000 m) in the wide valley of about 15 km there are amazing subalpine and alpine meadows called Djailoo. During the spring and the summer Djeti-Oguz gorge turns into a kind of flower holiday, among which you may see the silver stars of Edelweiss flowers, alpine daisies and asters, and nard (golden root). In the Autumn the gorge is being a colorful canvas as it’s covered not only by coniferous forests but also by the leafy trees. From the northern Karakol and Oguz-Bashi summits’ slopes Archa-Tor and Ailanysh rivers start their flows and at the end combine into Djeti-Oguz river. Here you may have a little hike to a beautiful waterfall.After that, we will go to one of the villages on the shores of the great mountainous lake. We will have free time in the evening to enjoy the waters of the lake and make great pictures of the sunset on the shores of the second biggest alpine lake in the world. Overnight in “Tamga” guest house. Read more

Overnight in Tamga / 1 night
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Tamga – Bokonbaevo – Bishkek

In the morning after breakfast, we will visit the “Fairy Tale” gorge. The whole originality of the place is the frozen in bizarre forms colorful rocks, like after the eruption. Then we will drive to Bokonbaevo village where we will have an opportunity to visit the national woolen carpet factory and the house of an eagle hunter where you will be able to see the birds, get information about them and even hold them in your hands and make pictures (optional). After lunch, we will drive to Bishkek and overnight in a hotel. Read more

Bishkek / 1 night
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Departure day

This day the car will take you to the airport for your flight home.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Bishkek
Day 2
Location Tokmok
Hotel Burana hotel
Day 3
Location Cholpon-Ata
Hotel Raduga hotel
Day 4
Location Altyn-Arashan
Hotel Trekking days (tents)
Day 6
Location Karakol
Hotel Green Yard
Day 7
Location Tamga
Hotel Tamga guest house
Day 8
Location Bishkek

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transport according to the program
  • Accommodation
  • Meals by the program – full board
  • Excursions according to the program
  • Water 1 l. per day per person
  • House of an eagle hunter (Arstan)
  • English speaking guide
  • Porters for days 4-6
  • Single supplement
  • Soviet Military car to get to Altyn-Arashan

Package excludes

  • International flights
  • Any changes in the program
  • Alcohol beverages
  • Excursions not included in the program
  • Tips for guide, driver and hotel personnel
  • Any personal expenses in hotels: international calls, bar, etc.
  • Insurance of any kind

REVIEWS

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Larisa Nesova, Russian Federation

На память у нас остались прекрасные фотографии и яркие воспоминания. Всем с удовольствием рассказываем о своем отдыхе с ITC "Asia Mountains" и зовем с нами в очередное путешествие по живописнейшей Киргизии. Надеемся увидеться со всеми впредь! Read more

Sarah Lowry, United Kingdom

Dear Jane Yes, we’re safely home and getting used to life back here. Thank you for all your help in organizing our trip in Kyrgyzstan – we had a wonderful time. Everything went well and all the arrangements were perfect. Marat was a very good and safe driver and made sure we were very well... ear Jane Yes, we’re safely home and getting used to life back here. Thank you for all your help in organizing our trip in Kyrgyzstan – we had a wonderful time. Everything went well and all the arrangements were perfect. Marat was a very good and safe driver and made sure we were very well... Read more

Canipel Jelle, Belgium

Hi Jane Just wanna say in name of all the others that we had a wonderful time with Asia Mountains in Kyrgyzstan. All was perfect, good communications and perfect guide and chauffeur. It was an awesome adventure. Thanks a lot for the good service!

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