All around Kyrgyzstan tour
Kyrgyzstan is a land-locked country in Central Asia, located along the ancient Silk Road, a crossroad for people of various origins and traditions, yet the prevailing culture is that of a nomadic lifestyle shaped by the natural surroundings. Kyrgyz shepherds move around with their flocks of animals according to seasons, living in tent-like homes called yurts; there’s a saying that goes “only in death, when he is buried, that a Kyrgyz stops wandering”. Kyrgyzstan rewards visitors with unspoiled nature, hospitality, and free spirit of nomadic traditions. In summer, high plateau pastures (jailoo) and lakesides are dotted with nomad tents, it is the best season to experience nomad lifestyle.
Bishkek – Ala Archa – Burana tower – karakol – Zheti Oguz – Bokonbaevo – Skazka canyon – Kochkor – Kilemche – Song Kol lake – Tash Rabat – Kazarman – Zhala Abad – Uzgen – Osh – Sary Mogol – Jiptick Pass – Kyzyl Shoro – Darbaza Tash – Sary Chelek – Kyzyl Oi – Suusamyr- Bishkek
Day 01: Bishkek – Ala Archa (Trekking)
After breakfast we will drive to Ala Archa National Natural Park located in the picturesque Ala Archa Gorge just 40 km outside of Bishkek. Ala Archa is a popular destination for hiking, skiing, and mountaineering including trips
In the evening we arrive to Bishkek. Dinner in restaurant. Overnight in hostel.
Trekking time 2-3 hours
DAY 02: Bishkek – Karakol (405km)
Drive to Issyk-Kul region, Karakol. En-route visit an important point on the ancient Silk Road — the Burana Tower architectural complex, dated back to the 10th century, monuments include a minaret, remnants of a castle, and ancient warrior cemetery. Enjoy home cook meal near Burana at a Kyrgyz family home. Overnight at home stay in Karakol.
By car 6-7 hours
DAY 03: Karakol –Zheti Oguz – Skazka – Bokonbaevo (150km)
A leisure morning at Altyn-Arashan, explore the surroundings. Later, trek down to the foothill, then transfer by car back to Karakol. Lunch in restaurant. Drive Later head to the southern shore of Issyk-kul, on the way visit Skazka canyons, admire rock formations shaped by wind erosion. Overnight at a guesthouse.
DAY 04: Bokonbaevo – Kochkor – Kyzart village (200km)
Eagle hunting demonstration in the morning, learn how local hunter trained eagle as partner. Possible to try Archery too. After lunch drive to Kochkor Village, visit a handicraft workshop, Overnight at home stay in Kyzart village, enjoy home cooked meal.
DAY 05: Kyzart village – Kilemche(Horse riding)
After breakfast start trekking to Kilemche. Picnic on the way. Arrival in Kilemche. The name means “like a carpet,” and this swathe of grass covers whole mountain ranges, with shadings as subtle as any shyrdak (shyrdak is a Kyrgyz felt carpet). Dinner in a yurt.
Horse riding time 5 hours
DAY 06: Kelimche – Song Kul lake (Horse riding)
Spend the morning climbing to Jalgyz Karagai pass (3400m), enter the lake basin. The trek offers superb views of grassland and mountain ranges. After lunch at Jaman Echki, follow the lakeshore east to, and meet the host family of Kyrgyz shepherds. Overnight in yurt，enjoy typical local food, such as fermented mare’s milk and grill fish from the lake.
Horse riding time 5 hours
DAY 07: Song kol lake – Tash Rabat 5 hours (By Car)
Transfer to Tash Rabat, on the way we cross 3400m via 32 parrots pass, here you can enjoy beautiful scenery of the pass, lunch in Naryn. Arrival to Tash Rabat we visit to Caravan serai, Tash Rabat is located somewhat east of the main north-south highway. In a valley, away from busy life, lies the ancient caravanserai Tash Rabat (Kyrg.: Таш Рабат). Scholars are not fully sure about the origins of the building but it is likely to be a ‘guesthouse’ on the Silk Road, serving caravans passing the mountains to nearby China. Others say it was a Nestorian Monestary from the early times of Christianity in the 9th century. Dinner overnight in yurt.
By car 5 hours
DAY 08: Tash Rabat – Kazarman (By Car)
After breakfast transfer to Kazarman via Torugart pass. Lunch dinner overnight in guesthouse. In the evening you can walk around village.
By car 5 hours
DAY 09: Kazarman – Osh (By Car)
Today go to second biggest city in Kyrgyzstan. On the way lunch in restaurant. Arrival to Osh, we visit to Sulaiman mountine, Its five peaks and slopes contain numerous ancient places of worship and caves with petroglyphs as well as two largely reconstructed 16th century mosques. One hundred and one sites with petroglyphs representing humans and animals as well as geometrical forms have been indexed in the property so far. The site numbers 17 places of worship, which are still in use, and many that are not. Dispersed around the mountain peaks they are connected by footpaths. The cult sites are believed to provide cures for barrenness, headaches, and back pain and give the blessing of longevity. Veneration for the mountain blends pre-Islamic and Islamic beliefs. The site is believed to represent the most complete example of a sacred mountain anywhere in Central Asia, worshipped over several millennia.
Dinner overnight in guesthouse
By car 5 hours
DAY 10: Osh – Sary Mogol village 4 hours (By Car)
Pick up from hotel any time, departure to Sarymogol village on Pamir Highway. Arrival, walk around the village. Overnight in a Guesthouse.
DAY 11: Sary Mogol village – Sary Mogol pass Campsite (Trekking)
After a hearty breakfast, drive for 20 minutes from Sary Mogul village to the starting point of the trek. Walk along the stream on a one-person trail all the way up to the first viewpoint (1 hour). Some parts are a bit challenging as the trail is narrow and the terrain is composed mainly of scree and small pebbles. Enjoy a break and views of the Pamir Mountains at the viewpoint before descending into a valley to follow the small stream all the way to a flat meadow. We break for lunch at the riverbank with glacier views all around. After lunch, we head to Sary Mogul Pass at 4,306 meters (1 hour). As you ascend, the glaciated peaks and alpine lakes will begin to appear. Enjoy your accomplishment at the top of the pass with its otherworldly and stunning views. The descent from the pass is steep and covered in loose scree, so consider long sliding strides or “skiing” down in a zigzag motion as you navigate the snaking path. After descending, we walk down to the campsite and set up the tents at 3,934 meters. Enjoy your dinner under the stars.
Trekking time 6-7 hours
DAY 12: Sary Mogol Pass – Kyzyl Shoro village (Trekking)
Compared to the first day, the beginning of the second day is relatively easy-going and mainly downhill. As the trek progresses through the valley, the trail cuts back and forth across the river several times. With the decline in elevation, the terrain begins to change from high alpine rocky and dry to mid-mountain green punctuated by the alpine lush of juniper bushes. Don’t forget to turn around from time to time to enjoy views of the surrounding glaciers and snow-covered peaks above and behind you. Pass through fields filled with grazing cows and shepherd’s yurts inviting you for a tea. Break for lunch near these yurts. After a few kilometers, you’ll reach the farmlands of the nearby village, Little Sary Mogul village. Pass through the village and walk for 3,5km along the dusty road to Kyzyl Shoro village. Dinner and overnight in a homestay at 2,389 meters.
Trekking time 4-5 hours
DAY 13: Kyzyl Shoro village – Koshmoinok Pass – Kojokeleng village (Trekking)
After breakfast, leave your homestay and walk to the gorge to the east of the village. The trail becomes steep and ascends approximately 860 meters through grass meadows and pastures to Koshmoinok Pass at 3,210 m. After the pass, descend into Koshmoinok Valley (1 hour). There are several shepherd’s yurts and huts in this valley. Break for lunch near one of the shepherd’s yurts. After lunch, cross over the stream and walk up to Sarybell Pass at 3,132 m (1 hour). The magnificent views of the rugged Kichik Alay Mountains open up on top of the pass. From there, follow the path as it winds along the edge of the hills on your left and enjoy the expanse of unusual red rock formations forming the “Three Dragon Gorge.” The diversity of colors and landscapes is something travelers have called “The Best of Kyrgyzstan” where you can see the dramatic and snow-covered Pamir landscapes in the distance with various grades of high-, mid- and low alpine landscapes along the way. Eventually, the trail winds its way down into a small stream through evergreen trees and continues on the edge of the valley until it reaches Kojokelen village (3 hours). Enjoy a hearty home-cooked meal and overnight in a guesthouse.
Trekking time 7-8 hours
DAY 14: Kojokeleng village– Jiptik area Yurt camp (Trekking)
Today is an easy walk on an unpaved road along the river leading up to the foot of Jiptick Pass. Enjoy walking in this beautiful gorge with evergreen trees, and engage along the way with Kyrgyz nomads who are busy with their daily activities, including shepherding their animals. Arrive at the yurt camp. Enjoy a home-cooked meal with a local family and overnight in a yurt.
Trekking time 4 hours
DAY 15: Yurt camp – Jiptik pass – Darbaza Tash valley (Trekking)
From the yurt camp the trail goes easily up along the river all the way to the foot of Jiptick Pass (1 hour). Head up to the pass on a barely seen trail in a zigzag formation on loose scree (2 hours). Reach the breathtaking Jiptick Pass at 4,185 meters and enjoy the stunning view of the snowcapped Pamir Mountains with towering Lenin Peak at 7,134 meters in the far distance. Break for lunch on top. The path then goes steeply down to Darbazatash Valley (3 hours). Arrive in the valley at 3274 meters. Dinner and overnight are in yurts on the shore of the stream.
Trekking time 7-8 hours
DAY 16: Darbaza Tash Valley – Sary Mogol – Osh city
Walk to Sary Mogul village on an unpaved road (3 hours). While walking, enjoy the expansive view of the Alay Valley and snowcapped mountain ranges of Pamir-Alay in a distance. Arrive at your homestay and enjoy a home-cooked lunch. Take a shower, check your emails if you wish. After lunch, drive back to Osh city 4 hours.
Trekking time 3 hours. Transport 4 hours
DAY 17: Osh city
Drive to Sary Chelek lake, The lake and surrounding Biosphere Reserve of Sary-Chelek are oft-quoted as one of the most beautiful sights in Kyrgyzstan. A habitat for 1.000 different plants and rare mammals such as bear and lynx, Sary-Chelek is a great place to hike, observe nature or to simply get away from it all. Lunch on the way. Short walking at the lake Dinner overnight in Arkyt village.
DAY 18: Sary Chelek – Kyzyl Oi
Afeter breakfast drive to Kyzyl Oi, and cross over Ala Bel Pass, you’ll enter the exquisite Chychkan Gorge. The gorge’s name actually means “mouse gorge” and was named after all the field mice that live there. Within the gorge is a diversity of flora and fauna. Some animals you might see in the gorge include the ibex (mountain goat), roe deer, argali (mountain sheep), and wild boar. Various types of juniper, spruce, and wild berries also grow on the surrounding mountainsides. The Chychkan River flows through the gorge and empties into the Toktogul Reservoir. Lunch on the wau in a restaurant. Dinner overnight in a guesthouse.
DAY 19: Kyzyl Oi – Too Ashuu pass 3180m – Bishkek
Drive to Bishkek via Suusamyr valley, Suusamyr is situated between the Kyrgyz range and the Suusamyr Too range, on the way (M41) between Bishkek, the Kyrgyz capital and Osh city of the Ferghana valley. In summer, Suusamyr become a wide pasture for numerous Kyrgyz nomad coming during the hot season with their cattle. On the way we visit to museum Kojomkul. This museum is dedicated to Kaba Uluu Kojomkul (1889-1955), a man that exhibited such incredible strength that the village where he was born in Suusamyr was renamed for him. He’s most famous for carrying a boulder on his shoulders that weighed 700 kilograms. Lunch Kara Balta, Arrival to Bishkek dinner in restaurant, Free time, end of the tour.
– Transportation, driver, Fuel, Petrol (Drivers waiting time)
– Guide translator
– Accommodation Yurt/Guesthouse/Tent
– Eagle show
– Natural hot spring in Altyn Arashan.
– Parks, museum, tickets
– Mineral water
– Tent, sleeping bag, gas, dishes
Price doesn’t include
Tax of bank,
Standard cost for the 19-day tour is (EURO):
2 people = €2100 per person
3,4 people = €1900 per person
5,6,7 = €1700 per person
8,9,10,11,12 people = €1600 per person