Kyrgyzstan biking: Tour 3
Activity: Bike tour
Duration of the tour: 8 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Kayindi village - Keuk-Ayrik pass - Chon Sary Oi village - Tamchi village - Kochkor - Sarybulak - Jalpak pass - Bishkek city
If you like riding then our country is right for you .The whole territory o f Kyrgyzstan is crossed by variety of mountainous routes. Here you will be able to feel real nomadic way of life following the routes of ancient traders. The landscape of Kyrgyzstan is so different that you won't be bored while riding. Come to Kyrgyzstan we are always glad to see you here.
Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek
You will be met by your tour guide in the International Airport Manas and accompanied to the Bishkek City which is located in 30 km from the airport. This day you will start from breakfast. After accommodation in a hotel*** that is situated in a clam part of the city you will have a rest. Afterwards you will have an excursion to Natural Park Ala-Archa. It is situated in the Ala-Arch gorge, on the Kyrgyz ridge (a spur of Tien-Shan), in 45 km from Bishkek - capital of Kyrgyzstan. You will go to the top of a mountain to have a nice view of this famous gorge. Return to Bishkek. Traditional dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Night is in a Hotel***.
Day 2: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Kayindi village
Today after breakfast you start your trip from Bishkek to Chon Kemin valley (200 km). The first part of the way goes on the road from which you can see the Kyrgyz range that is situated just 40 km from the capital of Kyrgyzstan. There are many different gorges along the whole ridge which are most popular place to have a day off among our people. We will have wonderful views of snowy peaks from the road. Today we will also visit the Burana Tower (minaret built in the 11th century) and an open air museum of Balbans (stone warriors). Afterwards we will arrive to the Kayindi village. After that is time to start the bike tour; you will be riding about 50 km. Overnight will be in tents near the Keuk-Ayrik river (2290 meters asl).
Day 3: Ride, Keuk-Ayrik pass 3889m - Chon Sary Oi village - transfer Tamchi village
Today we go from Chon Kemin valley to Issyk Kul Lake through the Keuk Ayrik pass. We are having lunch on the Keuk Ayrik pass. Our driver doesn't follow us this part of the distance. He will meet us in the Sary Oi village. He will transfer us to the Tamchi village that is located on the northern shore of the Issyk Kul Lake. This lake is the second largest alpine lake in the world (1608m. above sea level). The Lake is also called "the pearl of Central Asia". Thanks to the salty water, Lake Issyk Kul doesn't freeze in winter. You will be reserved rooms in the guesthouse.
Day 4: Transfer Tamchi - Kochkor - Sarybulak
Today after breakfast we start our way to Kochkor village by car passing by the Orto Tokoi water reservoir. At the Kochkor village we will come to a family that makes Kyrgyz national carpets. You will get a chance to create a carpet and to choose a pattern for it. Also you will visit Kyrgyz Handicraft museum there. After that you continue riding on an asphalt road to Sary Bulak village (2310 m. alt., 38 km). Transfer (7 km, 2390m. alt.) by car on dirt road to the confluence of Kara-Kudjur and Biulioomiu rivers. You will stay for a night in set up camp.
Day 5: Ride by bike to the foot of Jalpak pass (58 km, 3345 m)
The main goal for today is to reach the foot of Jalpak pass. You will see many amazing mountain views along the whole way. This place is quite far from the civilization and you can enjoy its beauty and silent. You will be riding on the road of moderate difficulty. The landscape of this place is similar to tundra. You will overnight in tents.
Day 6: Ride to the Jalpak pass (3345m. alt.) - Bishkek
In the morning after having breakfast you ride to high Jalpak pass and then the way goes down (25 km) to Korumdu valley, then to Kara Saz region till the the Dzhylangach river (the confluence of the Balgart and Dzhylangach rivers). After lunch we drive to Bishkek city. During the whole way back you can enjoy the scenery of our nature which will not leave indifferent. In Bishkek you will have free time for shopping or walking around. In the evening you will have a dinner in a restaurant. This night you will spend in a hotel***.
Day 7: Bishkek
Today you will have city tour which starts from visiting Osh bazaar. You will walk there and it is possible to bargain for different goods there. After that is the main part of city tour. The tour includes the visiting of the main Ala-Too Square, Oak Park, Victory Square, the Historical Museum, National philharmonic, Art Gallery and others places of interest. You will have farewell dinner at 7 o'clock. This night you will spend in a hotel***.
Day 8: Transfer to the airport
Your guide will meet you at your hotel at the pick up time arranged previously according to your flight details and accompany you to Manas International Airport.