Trekking in Kyrgyzstan
Detailed program :
Day 1: Check in Bishkek, transfer to the guest room. Tour (markets, museums, parks, Ala Too square, church).
Day 2: Transfer Bishkek - Tosor (350 km). Home stay (near 1600m altitude).
Day 3: Road to Tosor Djety-Oguz (beginning of the trek). Climb up Telety River (eastern). Night at the foot of the pass Telety (3759m), 5-6 hours of walking. Overnight in tent.
Day 4: the pass Telety (3759 m). The West Valley Telety (Western). 5-6 hours of walking. Overnight in tent near the river One-Tor.
Day 5: down the gorges until Kourgak-Tor river and climb along the Kourgak-Tur River. 5-7 hours of walking. Overnight in tent near the lake Ala-Kul (3520m).
Day 6: crossing the Ala-Kul pass (3860m) and Keldike River Valley. 5-6 hours of walking. Overnight in tent.
Day 7: descent through the gorge of Keldike up "on Arashan river and down until" mineral sources Altyn Arashan (2300m). 4-5 hours of walking. Night in a yurt.
Day 8: Descent by the throats until "mineral sources Ak-Suu. 6-8 hours of walking. Night in a shelter.
Day 9: Descent to Ak-Suu. 4 hours of walking. Transfer to Karakol. Tour: Doungan mosque Orthodox church. Homestay overnight.
Day 10 Karakol-Kochkor. Departure to Cholpon Ata. Stop petroglyph field of Cholpon Ata. Arrival in Kochkor. Homestay overnight.
Day 11: Kochkor-Tez-Tör.Transfert to Isakeev, starting point for trail riding to the Tez-Tor alpine and lake Kul UKOK. Picnic in the nature, relaxation, discover the flora and fauna of altitude and new approach to the life of the nomads. Night in a yurt.
Day 12: Tez-Tor. Day of relaxation and sharing the life of nomads in the heart of their environment and their lives. Opportunities to hike to the lake Kul Tor for those who wish to fish with nomads and Riding. Night in a yurt.
Day 13: Tez-Tor - Kochkor. Relaxing morning in the mood of the camp of nomads and return on horseback to Isakeev with a picnic on the road. Transfer to Kochkor, visit the local craft stores and Home stay.
Day 14: Start early and finish in Kyzart, starting point for trail riding. Departure by horse in the valleys of Kilemche and discovery of nomadic life.
Day 15: Horse departure (4-5 hours) to the edge of the mountain lake Song-Kul (3013m). This lake is unique. This is one of the most picturesque places of Kyrgyzstan. Surrounded by rich pasture, this region allows hiking as riding and swimming for the bravest. Arriving at the lake around noon. The afternoon will be spent on the walk. Night in a yurt.
Day 16: Rest at the lake Song-Kul.
Day 17: Lake Song-Kul - At-Bashy. Morning departure for the valley At-Bashy is surrounded by mountains rising to over 4700m altitude. Passage through the neck of 32 parrots (32 switchbacks that lead to 3200m d 'altitude) and Naryn stop for lunch at the restaurant, arrived in the village of At-Bashy. Homestay overnight.
Day 18: departure for summering ( jailoo ) to an authentic experience in the middle of the nomads and share their activities. Overnight in tent.
Day 19: At-Bashy valley - Tash-Rabat. In the morning opportunity to participate in the daily life of nomads as milking cows and mares, prepare the cream ( kajmak ), cheese ( kurut ), the koumiss (fermented mare's milk) ... Breakfast and departure for Caravanserai Tash-Rabat. On the way stop at the village of At-Bashy where every Sunday takes place the traditional cattle market. Arrival the "afternoon in Tash-Rabat, the most important historical monument of the Silk Road in Kyrgyzstan. Tash Rabat means "house of stone" described by one travel writer as " the best preserved monument and the" atmosphere the best preserved of all the Silk Road"A symbol of Kyrgyzstan. Dinner and overnight in a yurt. Washing facilities at the local sauna ( banya ).
Day 20: Tash-Rabat - Naryn. Morning free day at Tash-Rabat, visit the caravanserai dating from the 10 th century was a Nestorian monastery according to some, and for others a Buddhist monastery. Hiking or riding in the unique and magnificent scenery of this magical place amidst herds of horses to over 3 500m d 'altitude. Drive to the town of Naryn, dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 21: departure to Bishkek. Arrival in Bishkek in late afternoon through the tower Burana dating the time Karahan.
Day 22: departure for the airport (40 km) and return flight.