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Motorcycle tour along nomadic ways of the Tien-Shan

Part of the Great Silk Road

Most of the territory of Kyrgyzstan surrounded by the Tien-Shan mountains, spectacular views of snow-capped mountains, green valleys, turquoise lakes and rivers. A democratic state based in Central Asia bordering China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Kyrgyz people lived thousands of years ago on the ancient Silk Road and heritage until now the ancient tradition and culture of the nomads. Join us on an exciting journey to the Land of nomads and get your own motorcycle experience in amazing mountain area. Climb high mountain passes, get to know the hospitality of the Kyrgyz people, experience the nature of the inviolated Tien-Shan mountains, take a walk around Lake Son-Kul located on the Silk Road and Lake Issyk-Kul, one of the largest alpine lakes and the deepest in the world.

Program

Day
1
Airport Manas - Too-Ashu pass - Kyzyl-Oi village, 190 km.

Meeting with our team at Bishkek Manas Airport. Transportation to the capital of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek. Check-in at the hotel, breakfast. After a rest taking exit road trough village Sokuluk and drive to the West. Ride by mountain pass Too-Ashu, height 3500 meters. Stop and have a coffee-brake at the top of Too-Ahu – with a great panoramic view at Kyrgyz Ala-Too range and Suusamyr Valley. Continue driving down to Suusamyr – Valley, big summer pasture. Continue driving along the river Kokomeren. Check in Kyzyl- Oi village located in the Red Valley. Dinner and overnight in a guest house of a local family.

Day
2
Kyzyl-Oi - Kyzyl-Korgon canyon -Son-Kul Lake, 210 km.

After breakfast continuing travel along the river Kokomen and her red malls of Kyzyl-Korgon. The road goes through several villages on the way. Further we start riding on the pass Kara-Keche, 3400 meters altitude. The way we find coal mines. Picnic in nature. Arrival of summer pasture Son-Kul Lake and drive to yourt- camp – traditional Kyrgyz nomad’s houses. Having dinner and overnight in the camp by the lake Son-Kul.

Day
3
Son-Kul Lake - Baetovo - Tash-Rabat, 200 km.

In the morning we will be witnesses of ancient nomad Games: Ulak-Tartysh, Kyz-Kumai, Tyin Ene. After watching the games go up to the pass Moldo-Ashuu, altitude 3225 m. Go down to the valley Ak-Tala and have a picnic on the nature. We will pass Baetovo village and ride on th MELS pass, 3420 m. Rich the Silk Road ancient hotel - Tash-Rabat and stop by yurt camp. Dinner and overnight in a yurt-camp.

Day
4
Tash-Rabat - At-Bashi Valley -Naryn City, 150 km.

After breakfast we head into a mountain range at At-Bashi Valley. After a few hours’ drive turn to Bash-Kaindy Valley, where the beautiful and fascinating view opens to us. Picnic on the nature. Go up to pass Kyzyl-Bel, 2240 m, and arrive to Naryn city. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day
5
Naryn City - Tosor pass - Tamga village, 240 km.

After breakfast we head east. Drive along the valley Eki-Naryn. After some beautiful mountain passes we reach the valley Jylu-Suu. We will Picnic near the river valley. We continue driving in the mountains and the most remarkable passage of the Tosor pass - at an altitude of 4000 meters, from which we will continue to the beautiful valley and further direct to Issyk-Kul - alpine lake, second biggest in the world. We reach the village of Tamga located on the south side of the lake. Dinner and overnight in a guest house.

Day
6
Tamga - Juuku gorge - Jeti-Oguz gorge- Karakol, 120 km.

After breakfast we continue along the southern shore of Issyk-Kul lake to the valley Juuku gorge, where caravans from China used to pass during the Silk Road trading. Then we drive to the valley Jeti-Oguz and see the panoramic views over the Oguz Bashi. The lunch will be conducted at a summer pasture Kok-Jayik and thereafter we will meet with Berkutchi, hunting eagles and watch a demonstration of hunting with an eagle. In the evening we reach the city of Karakol, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day
7
Karakol city - Sary-Jaz valley – Karakol city, 300 km.

After breakfast we drive towards the mountains Khan- Tengri. Cross the mountain pass Chong-Ashu, altitude 3800 meters. Go through the border station, we will continue to Sary-Jaz valley where stunning views of glaciers and have picnic in the fields. Then travel to the valley Karkara and the pass Tup. Finally we return to the road and we get to Karakol. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day
8
Karakol city - Grigoriev Valley - Cholpon-Ata city, 200 km.

After breakfast we will visit the local market of Karakol. Then go the road leading to Lake Issyk-Kyl, Northern shore. Drive up to Semenov gorge at the Tien- Shan mountains, northern Kungey Ala-Too. Have a ride to the mountain pass at altitude of 2400 m, Kumbel. Afterwards we enter the Grigoriev gorge. We will continue to summer pasture beautiful lake Ak-Suu Chong. We will have a picnic and have some time to walk around. We'll go down the road and reach the city of Cholpon-Ata. Dinner and overnight at the resort located on the shore of the lake.

Day
9
Cholpon-Ata City - Bishkek city, 250 km.

After having breakfast we will visit the museum of ancient rock paintings. Afterwards we will go to Bishkek city through Bo’om canyon. There is the possibility of rafting activities in the valley Chuy. Lunch in a restaurant. After arriving to Bishkek we will have a short city- tour and visit the open market  Osh - bazar,the heritage of Silk Road Bazars. Thereafter we will leave the motorbikes and have a  short rest before a farewell party at the Kyrgyz National restaurant Supara. Overnight at the hotel. Early in the morning we will go to the airport Manas to fly home.

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Include

  • Meeting at the airport and drive back
  • Dual purpose bike: Suzuki DRZ 400
  • Escort Car
  • Technical Support
  • Motorcycle Parts
  • Fuel
  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodation in guest houses, hotels, Yurts(4 people at one), tickets to museums
  • Permission for border crossing
  • Kyrgystanian folklore show
  • Nomad’s Games
  • The show of Eagle hunting
  • Rafting
  • Food (3 meals a day), mineral water.

Not Include

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa
  • Kyrgyzstan souvenirs and alcohol

 

  • Accommodations:

1.  Kyzyl-Oi - Guesthouse
2.  Son-Kul - Yurt camp
3.  Tash-Rabat - Yurt Camp
4.  Naryn - Hotel 3*
5.  Tamga - Guest house
6.  Karakol - Family hotel
7.  Karakol - Family hotel
8.  Cholpon-Ata summer resort on a lake shore
9.  Bishkek - Hotel 3*

Notes

The climate in Kyrgyzstan is Extreme-Continental, temperature for each day in the mountains can range from 30 to 0 degrees, so we recommend tourists to take light clothing and warm ones, warm and light walking shoes, sunscreen and sunglasses with them.

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