Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 04
Activity: Trekking tour
Time of the tour: 11 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Chon Sary Oi village - Orto-Koi Suu gorge - Kok-Airik Pass - Orto-Koi Suu River - Koi Suu River - Chon Kemin River - Djaman Suu River - Kara Korum Pass - Kel Tor gorge - Kel Tor gorge - Kolkogur Lake - Kel Tor Pass (3490 m) - Kel Tor sourth gorge - Tamchi village - Bishkek
It is an unforgettable tour where you will not only see different kinds of mountains and the world's second largest alpine Issyk Kul Lake, but also experience the traditional nomad's life while hiking along our heavenly mountains! During this trip you will have trekking in a wild nature, among beautiful gorges, mountains and celestial lakes - believe us this tour is right for you.
Day 1: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley (170 km-4 h)
In Manas International Airport you will be met by your guide and accompanied to Bishkek City - the capital of this wonderful country (30 min. drive). You will start the day in Bishkek with a breakfast in Chinese Muslims guest house. If you arrive too early we offer you a nice room with comfortable beds and shower. The half day is dedicated to a guided Bishkek City Tour, including lunch; the tour includes the visiting of the central Ala-Too Square, Duboviy Park (Oak Park), the Museum of Fine Arts, Pobeda Square (Victory Square), National Concert Hall, Oriental Osh Bazaar, and many other places, which will be interesting to see. Chon-Kemin valley transfer. On the way visit the Burana Tower Museum, a site of a medieval city of Balasagun - the capital of the Karahanid Kaganate, a Turkic dynasty of the 11 century. Dinner and overnight is in Chon Kemin guesthouse.
Day 2: Chon Kemin valley - Chon Sary Oi village ( 150 km-4 h)
We will have time for a photo session after breakfast. Here you can see Kyrgyz nomads with their yurts and sheep's as it was 100 years ago among the Tian Shan Mountains, strong rivers, pine trees. You will see all the prettiness and charms of Chon Kemin Valley - wide alpine valley. On our trip to the Chon Sart Oi village we will stop not far from Chon-Kemin valley. Walking 3 hours in Konorchek labyrinths, where at the end of the gorge we will present you a stunning view where everybody can come across his favorite image. Then a picnic. Continue our trip to Chon Sary Oi village on the northern shore of Issik-kul Lake (1600m). Preparations are organized for the trek. Dinner. Overnight is in guesthouse.
Day 3: Chon Sary Oi village - Orto-Koi Suu - Kok-Airik Pass (3889 m) (30 km; 6 hours)
The first day of our trekking starts at 7 o'clock. Our car will bring us on the mountain road in the Orto-Koi Suu gorge after good breakfast. Later we will meet our horseman with horses. Then we will pack on horses our bags and proceed with our horse riding! This day we have to go to the foot of 3889 m Kok-Airik Pass where we set up our camp. Overnight is in tents (3200 m).
Day 4: Kok-Airik Pass (3889 m) - Orto-Koi Suu River - Koi Suu River (40 km; 8 hours)
After breakfast we immerse our all prepared equipment and belongings on the horses, we will go further. Geting back to the Kok-Airik Pass (3889 m), passing that we find ourselves in the Orto-Koi Suu gorge.There is a river with the same name.Very beautiful and wild place with only mountains and the Kungey Mountain Range amazing glaciers. Absolute silence! Going down the gorge a little bit later we will reach one of the main rivers on Kungey Mountain range - Chon Kemin River. At the bank of Koi Suu river, which is one of the hundred rivers that following into huge Chon Kemin River where we set up our camp(3000 m). And we will finish our trip today. Dinner. Overnight is in tents.
Day 5: Koi Suu River - Chon Kemin River - Djaman Suu River (40 km; 8 hours)
Our meal will be served at 7 o'clock today. We have to move on further looking for new impressions. Today we will move along the Chon Kemin river! Extraordinary beauty of these places and this valley can't be described in a word! The main aim for today is to reach Djaman Suu River where we will set up our camp! Also today you will have opportunity to make photos one of the highest mountains of the Kungey Mountain Range is Choktal Mountain (4771), seeming to be the lonely guard of this range! You just have to write stories after all what happened with you during your trip here! Dinner and overnight is in tents (3000 m).
Day 6: Djaman Suu River - Kara - Korum Pass (3705 m) (35 km; 7 hours)
Today as usual meal will be served at 7 o'clock. This day we reach Kara - Korum Pass (3705 m). Just say what can be better then simply seat at the bank of the mountain river, to eat and to hear only natural sounds: noise of water, bird's songs. We arrange a picnic at one of the picturesque places here named Dere hole. Simply a miracle! At the end of the day we come within reach of Kara - Korum Pass (3705 m). Free time before dinner! Overnight is in tents (3300 m).
Day 7: Kara - Korum Pass (3705 m) - Kel Tor gorge (35 km; 7 hours)
7 o'clock breakfast is to be served. Rather long and hard day today. First of all we will have to cross 3705 m. Korum Pass. It will be worth to do, because wonderful picture will be opened in front of you. You will have opportunity staying on this panorama to observe Kel Tor and other gorges. Amazing! It seems you are alone in this world, you are just little peace of this world. So in result we will reach Kel Tor gorge, which is situated at the altitude of 3260 m. where we will set up our camp again! Dinner. Overnight is in tents.
Day 8: Kel Tor gorge - Kolkogur Lake (35 km; 7 hours)
After our 7 o'clock meal we will take with yourself only lunch-boxes and towels for those who wants to swim in the lake. Today will be interesting day for you! Firstly, we will move towards small picturesque mountain Lake Kolkogur Lake (2720 m). This is lost among high and sharp mountains and there are not many people who had seen it! If you have good health and feel free to swim there! Picnic will be at the shore of the lake! We will have to come back to our camp after. Dinner. Overnight in tents (3260 m).
Day 9: Kel Tor gorge - Kel Tor Pass (3490 m) - Tamchi village (80 km; 8 hours)
A breakfast is to be served at 7 o'clock. Unfortunately it is the last day of trekking, but it will be not one of the easiest days cause we have to across Kel Tor Pass (3490 m); and than to go down, down, down and down till the road not far from Toru - Aigyr village. Our driver will be waiting for us there. Next we will move along the Issyk - Kul Lake (1600 m) till Tamchi village. We will be accommodated at the local house. So you will have enough time to take shower or to swim in the lake. Dinner. Overnight is in local guesthouse.
Day: 10 Tamchi village - Bishkek (180 km; 3 hours)
Delicious breakfast. You have enough time in the morning last time to see Issyk - Kul as closer as possible and to touch the water or just simply to swim. But time is coming and we have to go further. We move along the cost of the lake. We take our way back home. After several hours we get in the capital where you are accommodated at Kyrgyz Nomads Guest House! Leaving party! Last traditional dinner! Overnight is in a guesthouse.
Day 11: Bishkek - Europe
Transfer to the Manas Airport. Have a safe flight!