Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 02
Activity: Trekking tour
Time of the tour: 7 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Chong Kyzyl Suu - Gorge Jukuchak - Pass Jukka - Chokoli Lakes - Syrthe Ak-Shirak - gorge Barskaun - Bishkek
If you are looking for the blissfully quiet place in our busy world this place is wonderful land of Kyrgyzstan. All of us were kids and had our particular dreams. If your deep wish was to roam somewhere in the wild nature, through the gorges, mountains and sparkling alpine lakes, this tour is right for you. You will not only see different kinds of mountains and the world's 2nd largest Celestial Lake, but also get a taste of the traditional life of nomads while traveling along the Great Silk Road! It is an unforgettable tour!
Day 1: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley
Your guide will meet you in Manas International Airport and accompany you to Bishkek City (30 min. drive). Your first day in Kyrgyzstan starts with breakfast. The rest part of the day you will have Bishkek City Tour, which includes lunch. City tour includes the visit of National Philharmonic, the central Ala-Too Square, Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Pobeda Square (Victory Square), the Museum of the Kyrgyz history, Oriental Bazaar, Art Gallery and many other nice places of the capital. We will go to then the Chon Kemin valley and stop in the Kalmak-Ashuu Guesthouse, where you also will spend the night. En route, we will halt to visit the Burana Tower (minaret of the 11 century) Museum and its attached cemetery of Balbans (stone warriors). Dinner is at 7 pm.
Day 2: Chon Kemin valley - Chong Kyzyl Suu
We depart at 8 o'clock just after breakfast and you will be taken to Chong Kyzyl Suu village. This village is located on the shore of the Celestial Lake of Issyk-Kul, the second biggest mountain lake in the world (1608m. above sea level); it is also known as "The Pearl of Central Asia". Chong Kyzyl Suu Guesthouse will serve dinner at 7 p.m.; there you spend the night.
Day 3: Chong Kyzyl Suu - Gorge Jukuchak
8 o'clock breakfast. After you will have free time to swim in the water of the lake and to relax on its sandy beach. Due to the saline waters, Lake Issyk Kul possesses curative properties. You will meet with your guide at noon for lunch and then start your journey to the incredible canyon of Jukuchak, where you will find a red cave known as the "500 rams". Before an earthquake destroyed and diminished its original size it is said that in olden times it was possible to have 5 hundred rams inside this cave. Nonetheless, it is easy to imagine its original size by peering through the fault. There could be some treasures inside, as it is believed, but until now nobody dared to go in and explore it. After visiting the cave of 500 rams, we will go to a sauna that is close by and where you will have a marvelous chance to take a bath with hot mineral water. At the Jukuchak Guesthouse we will be at 7 p.m. After having been checked in, you will be served dinner.
Day 4: Gorge Jukuchak - Pass Jukka
We will proceed with our 6 hours hike through the gorge Jukka of 2520m above sea level after breakfast. This path goes along the Great Silk Road. We will stop for a night at the campsite placed at the foot of the Jukka pass. Dinner is at 7 p.m. and overnight stay is in tents.
Day 5: Pass Jukka - Chokoli Lakes - Syrthe Ak-Shirak (3000m)
8 o'clock breakfast. The trek starts over the pass 3680m Jukka on the Great Silk Road and takes 6 hours. After arrival in Syrthe of Ak-Shirak you will explore its unforgettable environment on your own. This unforgettable trip will offer also the observation of the magnificent Chokoli Lakes. 7 p.m. dinner. The night is in tents.
Day 6: Syrthe Ak-Shirak (3000m) - gorge Barskaun - Bishkek
You will have breakfast at 8 o'clock after having packing your backpacks, and you start you journey to the capital of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek city via the stunning gorge of Barskaun, where you will have your lunch. In Bishkek you will have your farewell dinner in a restaurant with a national folk show. You will spend the night in Hotel****.
Day 7: Bishkek
You will be picked up and transfered to Manas International Airport is according to your flight details.