Trekking in the Wake of the Ancient Nomads


We offer a complete program for the north of Kyrgyzstan for who loves Trekking. Beautiful route through the high plateau of Central Tien-Shan in the heart of the celestial mountains.


Manas Airport - Chong Kemin National Park, up to 125 km.

Meet at the Manas Airport or at the border posts Kordai. Moving to the city. Accommodation in a guesthouse. After breakfast, visit to the city. Transfer to the Chon-Kemin National Park. On the way visit The Burana Tower. Arrival in the village of Karool-Dobo. Accommodation at the local’s. Night in a guest house.


Trekking from Karool-Dobo – Kel-Kogur Lake, up to 12 km.

After breakfast transfer to the start point. Meet horseman's team and loading baggage on horses (porters). We will have a Trekking deep into the valley of Chon-Kemin. Picnic on the way. We will go through a small pass at 2600 m. The descent to Kel-Kogur Lake. Setting the tent. Dinner and night in tents. 6 hours of Trekking.


Kel-Kogur Lake - Pass Kol-Tor - Tamchy village, up to 14 km.

In the morning we will hike to the pass of Kol-Tor at 3340 m. Descent and a picnic. Meeting with the driver. Moving to the village of Tamchy. Swimming in Issyk-Kul Lake. Accommodation at a local’s. Dinner and overnight at a guest house. 4 hours of Trekking.


Tamchy - Jeti-Oguz Gorge, up to 180 km.

Morning visit to the petroglyphs in the village of Ornok. Visiting Cultural Center Ruh Ordo in Cholpon-Ata. Arrive for lunch in the town of Karakol. City tour. Moving to the Jeti-Oguz Gorge. Accommodation and dinner in a yurt camp.


Moving to Juuku Valley, up to 70 km.

Morning drive to Juuku Gorge. Meeting with a horse guide. Loading luggage on horses. Start Trekking tour deep into the gorge of Juuku. Picnic by the river of Juuku. Camping in the woods. Dinner and overnight in tents. 5 hours of Trekking.


Transition under Juuku Pass, up to 12 km.

Strat in the morning. Our horses are close to us. In some places, crossing the river on horseback. On the road to meet herds of horses and flocks of sheep and goats. Picnic. Later in the afternoon we come to the place of the camp. A camp near Chon-Tash (large stone). Dinner and overnight in tents. 6 hours of Trekking.


Juuku Pass - Arabel Syrts – Chokoli Lake, up to 14 km.

After breakfast we start to hike on the Juuku Pass, which is located at 3750 m. Picnic after the pass. Walking to Barskoon (Arabel) Syrtsl 3900 meters above sea level. Camping on the shore of the Chokoli Lake. Dinner and overnight in tents. 6 hours of Trekking.


Transition to Barskoon Pass - Tamga village, up to 80 km.

In the morning we go up to the next peak. The descent to the road. Picnic and drive to Tamga village which is located on the southern shore of Issyk-Kul Lake. We will ride through the pass of Barskoon. Arrival in the village and accommodation in a guest house. Dinner and overnight in a guest house. 4/5 hours of Trekking.


Transfer to Son-Kul Lake, up to 290 km.

In the morning we go to Son-Kul Lake. Seen falconer in village of Bokonbaevo, manufacturer yurt in Kyzyl-Tuu, craft center in the village of Kochkor. Lunch at a local. Continuing on to Son-Kul Lake, which is located at an altitude of 3016 m. We will drive through Kalmak-Ashu Pass at 3470 m. Walk over the pass. Arrival in yurt camp and accommodation there. Dinner in a yurt.

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Trekking in surroundings of Son-Kul Lake, up to 15 km.

After breakfast we will go along the coast. Discover the nomadic lifestyle. Moving to the southern shore of the lake. Accommodation in yurt. 5/6 hours of Trekking.


Moving to the Canyons of Kyzyl-Korgon, up to 150 km.

Morning drive through Kara-Keche Pass to Kyzyl-Korgon Canyons. Walk on the pass of Kara-Keche, height 3320 m. Panoramic view from the saddle of a coal mine. Picnic by the river of Kokomeren. Moving to Red Canyons of Kyzyl-Korgon. Free time. Camping in the red oasis. 4/5 hours of Trekking.


Walk and drive to the village of Kyzyl-Oi, up to 50 km.

The morning walk along the river of Kokomeren. Amazing Tien-Shan, fantastically beautiful places. After lunch drive to the village of Kyzyl-Oi. Accommodation at the local. Walk in the village and meeting with local residents, who live in harmony with nature. 4/5 hours of Trekking.


Transfer to Bishkek, up to 200 km.

Morning transfer to Bishkek. We'll go through the Too-Ashu Pass. Lunch on the way. Arriving in the city. Dinner at local cafe. Accommodation in a guest house.


Bishkek - Manas Airport, up to 30 km.

Transfer to Manas Airport or border post Kordai.

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  • Meet and transfer to Manas Airport (border post Kordai)
  • Transportation during the tour
  • The organization and logistics of the tour
  • Travel guide
  • Meals B.L.D
  • Rent of horses during the tour
  • Accommodation (yurts, tents, guest houses)
  • Trekking equipment 
  • Entrance to the museum
  • Visit a falconer, a manufacturer of yurts, a handicraft center in Kochkor
  • Mineral water 

Not Included

  • Insurance
  • Flights
  • Sleeping bags
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal and other expenses not mentioned in the program


This program is for people who can go on foot for 6-7 hours per day. Kyrgyz visa is not required for citizens of the following countries: CIS, EU, the U.S.A., Switzerland and Japan. A passport valid at least for 6 months is needed. Compiled program is exemplary. It can be changed due to schedule flights, weather conditions or your individual order.