Trip to Kyrgyz Ala-Too and Terskey Ala-Too Mountains


This is a Trekking/Horse Riding tour to the Celestial Mountains - Kyrgyz Ala-Too and Terskey Ala-Too. We will hike to Kel-Tor Lake, Barskoon Gorge and to amazing Tosor Pass. By the our route we will meet kyrgyz nomads with herds of horses, yaks and sheeps and discover their culture. This tour will really impress you for whole life!


Manas airport - Bishkek - Kel-Tor Gorge, up to 90 km.

Meeting with guide at Manas airport. Transfer to Bishkek and have a breakfast. After that sightseeing tour in the capital of Kyrgyzstan. We will visit Osh Bazaar and discover real Asian market. Lunch in cafe in center of city. Start to drive to Toguz-Bulak Valley and Issyk-Ata mountain pass. Visit Issyk-Ata Gorge and walk to the waterfall. Continue to drive and arrival to Kel-Tor Gorge which is located in Kyrgyz Ala-Too mountain ridge. Dinner and night in mountain guest house.


Hiking to Kel-Tor Lake - Kel-Tor Gorge, up to 12 km.

Today we will have Trekking to Kel-Tor Lake, here is also opportunity to take horses and have a Horse Riding trip. Picnic in forest of Kel-Tor Gorge. After mountain pass Kel-Tor lake will open for us. The lake is surrounded by high mountains with glaciers. There will be picturesque panorama to Chuy Valley from this point. Back to the guest house for dinner. Night in the guest house.


Kel-Tor Gorge - Barskoon, up to 280 km.

After breakfast meeting with driver and continue through The Burana Tower and Boom Gorge to the second biggest alpine lake in the world - Issyk-Kul Lake (1600 m. above sea level). Lunch on the way in traditional cafe. We will visit southern shore of the lake, stop and walk to the shore. Arrival to Barskoon village and have dinner in guest house of local family. Night in the guest house.


Barskoon - Tash-Kechuu Valley, up to 14 km.

After breakfast drive to start point. Hike or horseback (you can always choose) to Kok-Dobo Jailoo - summer pasture where the shepherds graze their cattle. Picnic on the way. Arrival to Tash-Kechuu Valley and walk in surroundings. Diner and night in tent camping.


Tash-Kechu Valley - Tosor Pass, up to 15 km.

Breakfast. Today we will visit one of the beautiful passes in Issyk Kul Region - Tosor Pass (3800 m.). Picnic before the mountain pass. Stop for enjoying panoramic view of the Central Tien-Shan. Continue to hike or horseback to our camping. Dinner and night in tents.


Tosor Pass - Uch-Emchek Valley, up to 14 km.

After breakfast start to cross Tosor Pass. Descent to Uch-Emchek valley and have a picnic near the mountain river. Continue to hike/horseback ride to our camping. Dinner and night in tents.


Uch-Emchek Valley - Sary-Moinok Valley, up to 12 km.

After breakfast we will visit nomads of Uch-Emchek Valley. Here is opportunity to try national drink - Kumyz. Continue to hike/horseback ride in the valley and have a picnic. We will cross river in the same name and arrive to Sary-Moinok Valley. Dinner and night in tents.


Sary-Moinok Valley - Barskoon Gorge, up to 15 km.

Breakfast. Start to hike/horseback ride in the valley and have a picnic. Today we will get Gold Road of Kumtor. Visit Barskoon Gorge and Tears of Bars Waterfall. Meeting with our car and drive to Barskoon village. Dinner and night in guest house of local family.


Barskoon - Manas Airport, up to 350 km.

After breakfast we will drive to Bishkek. Lunch on the way. Transfer to airport, fly home.

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  • Transport during the tour;                                    
  • English-speaking guide
  • Horseman;                                 
  • Accommodation;                                            
  • Full board during the trek (all meals);
  • Use of tents
  • Equipment for trek;
  • Сook and porters (horses). 

Not Included

  • Visa services;                                    
  • Insurance;                                 
  • Alcohol and soft drinks.                                            . 


This program is for people who can go on foot (or horseback ride) 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.