Towards the Issyk-Kul gorges
January - December
Open for yourself the terrific regions hidden in Tien-Shan! Kyrgyzstan is a land of nomads, sitting in the heart of Central Asia, covered with miles of unexplored mountains. People of Kyrgyzstan are one of few nations that managed to preserve their culture and customs. Nomads of Kyrgyzstan live in fascinating harmony with nature: steppes, fields, deserts, canyons, plateaus and lakes with azure water. We invite you to the most memorable adventure of a nomad, trek to lake Irdyk. This adventure is suited best for nature lovers and ecotourism enthusiasts.
Arrival to Bishkek, meeting with a guide at Manas airport, transfer to Bishkek, accomodation in a guesthouse. Brief city tour, followed by transfer to Chon-Kemin national park. Arrival to Karoo-Dobo village, dinner and overnight in a guesthouse. Leisure time. 200 km, 3-4 hours.
Arrival to Karakol, visitng red canyons of Konurchek. Lunch in Boom gorge, visiting Ruh Ordo ethnic centre. At evening we will visit Przhevalsky museum in Karakol. Dinner and overnight stay in Karakol. 310 km 5-6 hours.
Transfer to Irdyk gorge, then we will travel by feet to Kyzyl-Kunjur (Red Cathedral) 3 hours ascension to 2700 meters. Walk to Jeti-Oguz is available as option. Overnight in a guesthouse.
4 hours, 2600 meters. Taking our time to explore beautiful gorge of Jety-Oguz, where you can enjoy a beautiful nature: mountaneous landscape, red rocks surrounded by gigantic mountains. Overnight stay in "Znaky" eco-resort.
We will leave small village of Jety-Oguz and head to the valley of magnificent waterfalls in Barskoon gorge. Overnight stay in Tamga guesthouse.
In the morning we will visit Fairy-Tale canyon, that is famous for its rainbow colors. Then we will continue our journey to Issyk-Kul shore, where we will stop by historical and cultural monument of Manjyly Ata. At Bokonbaevo village we will stop by a house of eagle hunter (optional: eagly hunting). Dinner and overnight stay in local guesthouse.
After breakfast we will take you to Bishkek. On our way we will visit Kochkor artisan center and buy some souvenirs from felt and leather. Continuing our journey to Bishkek with lunch on the way. Arrival to Bishkek, accomodation in a guesthouse. Night walk in Bishkek, followed by dinner in local cafe.
Arrival at Manas airport. Fly home.
Tour is designed for people, who can walk 7-8 hours a day. US, Canada, EU and Central Asian residents do not require any visa to enter. Passport expiry date should exceed 6 months at least. Some tour elements may be a subject to change.