Kyrgyzstan

Travel in Asian Patagonia.

Untouched nature, magical beauty of the mountains, majestic lakes. All this is waiting for you  in Kyrgyzstan.

Tour number1. All the best in Kyrgystan. Driving is a great way to explore: Mountains. National parks. Glaciers, lakes.

Guarantee tour. This tour is guaranteed and will be arranged regardless of the number of persons in a group.

For 4 people we offer a private tour at the same price. Shoulder : every Monday and Thursday.

Please note that the tour price includes service with an English speaking guide.

Price per person: 570 euro. Small groups. 3-6 people.

Prices includes: – Transport – Breakfast and dinner (lunch not incl/You have a choice, depending on your wishes. On average, 5 euro-day).  Accommodation:  Hotel  and Home stay. – English speaking guide. – Water during the tour.

Service does not include: – Single rooms (50 euro) – Travel insurance – Visa.

Day 01: Arrive Bishkek.

Meeting on arrival at Manas International airport – later transfer to Hotel Green City Later sightseeing tour of Bishkek visit – Alatoo Square – see the changing of the guard ceremony, Manas Monument and fountain, Oak Park the open air painters at work!! Later we shall see the Statue of the Mother of the Kyrgyz Nation Kurmanjan Datkha, Old Square, Govt. buildings and the Parliament House Lunch at local restaurant Afternoon short walks around the Square and see the Tsum Market Dinner at local restaurant Overnight (L,D).

Day 02: Bishkek – Ala Archa National Park – 40 kms.

Morning we shall drive to Ala Archa National Park – on arrival transfer Park Guest House Later we set off to explore Ala Archa National Park established in 1976 in the environs of Bishkek surrounded by Kyrgyz Alatau ranges. The park offers beautiful views starting at an altitude of 1500m rising to the 4895m the mount Semenova Tianshanski. The Park gets its name form Archa the fir tree as called in Kyrgyz language grows on the higher altitude adds to the panorama of the valleys within. The high glaciers give rise to two rivers flowing down are teeming with trout fish. We shall hike through the valley to Aksai Gorge higher up the views become more beautiful with background of snow capped mountain range – we can see sometimes the Kyrgyz herdsmen on the move through the valley – we pay short visit the shrine of Baitik Baatyr a revered person we shall take picnic pack with lunch at a nice spot in the valley The upper reaches of park prresence of wild animals like snow leopard, capra falconeri, roe deer, marmots, foxes and even wolves. Many kinds of plants and flowers from tulips to crocuses are found in the meadows of the park we shall return in late afternoon Dinner at the Guest House Overnight (B,L,D).

Day 03: Ala Archa –  – Altyn Arashan (2600m) – 180 kms.

Morning we shall depart for Altyn Arashan – after arrival at Tyup we shall visit Przhevalsky Museum and memorial – Nikolai Preshevalsky a naturalist spent his life exploring the plant and animal life around Karakol region. He is known for developing the small horse famous as Przhevalsky Horse. Later we shall take eastward road – here we shall mount an old 4x4 Russian Truck to take us through the mountainous terrain through the valley – as we travel we shall see the valley opens up on wide tree less meadow as perfect grazing ground for the Kyrgyz nomads who come here with herds of sheep and horses for the season. We shall arrive at our camping spot near the hot springs. Afterwards short hikes in the valley with beautiful views of the snow capped Aksu Wall (5022m) We can enjoy a dip in the Hot Springs (50+C) after a days walk is very relaxing Meals and overnight at the camp (B,snack,D).

Day 04: Altyn Arashan – Ala-Kul pass (3800m) – Ala-Kul Lake (3600m) – 6-8 hrs trek.

Morning we wrap our camp and head for the beautiful Ala Kol Valley crossing the pass with views of the surrounding mountains. As we leave Altyn Arashan we head to the higher meadows seeing herds of sheep and cows of local Kyrgyz shepherds who stay here for the season. Later we shall make an ascent of 1200m arriving at the top of the pass with views of Tersky Alatoo range with a panorama of peaks Aksu, Djigit, Karakol and Oghuzbashi. We then descend for 200m into the green color Ala-kul lake changing colors with radiance of light arrival at our lakeside camp Meals and overnight at camp (B,snack,D).

Day 05: Ala-Kul Lake – Karakol Gorge (2500m) – 6-8 hrs trek.

We shall depart for Karakul descending into the beautiful valley with river and water fall into the thick fir forest arriving at ‘Sirota’ the log house – we shall stop for our lunch here It is interesting to see wood carved images of animals and humans Later continue downwards follow the river line to Karakol camp site Dinner and overnight (B,snack,D).

Day 06: Karakol Gorge – Karakol Town – 6-8 hrs trek.

We shall first make a radial trek along Uyun tor river to the foot of Karakol Peak(5216m) This is very alpine surrounding and you can explore and hunt for wild flowers and trees like Tienshan Blue spruce, shrubs like dog rose, honeysuckle, blackberries, mountain ash, black currant and many others and even some kinds of mushrooms later return and walk to the road point where we meet our transport and drive to the town on arrival transfer to Green Yard Guest house or similar Overnight (B,snack,D).

Day 07: Karakol – Djeti Oghuz  120 kms.

This morning we shall make sightseeing tour of Karakol Town – visit Russian Orthodox Church one of the oldest in town. Later visit Dungan mosque in interesting middle Chinese architecture was constructed by Dungan community which settled here in 1930s disturbed by the civil wars in China Later excursion to Dejeti Oghuz the Kyrygz meadow with very interesting rock formation that gives it the name ‘Dejeti Oghuz’ ‘seven maidens’ is a group red rocks Later short hikes in the village Dinner at a Dungan family house Overnight (B,L,D).

Day8. Jeti Oguz- "Place of Seven Bulls".

Turquoise lakes, snowy mountains, fast rivers, an abundance of wildlife. Enjoy the magnificent nature. Walking through the canyon. It will be interesting for people with any physical training.

Day9. Barskoon Waterfall.

We do not go in Cholpon-Ata. It is too simple and not interesting route in relation to our next destination- Barskoon. From the gorge you can see the snowy peaks of the surrounding mountains, the highest and most beautiful ones are the Peak of Panfilov Heroes (4610 m) and the Peak of the World Peace Council (4310 m). Barskoon gorge is famous for its cascading waterfalls. The most picturesque have interesting names: Tears of a Bars, Oldman Beard, Splashes of Champagne and Cup of Manas. Through the gorge runs the road to the Kumtor gold mine, and it is noteworthy that in many small tributaries of the river can be seen the pieces of golden sand shining in the sun.

 Day 10: Bishkek/Depart.

Morning transfer to airport for your destination flight Assistance on departure.

 

Tour number 2- Asian Patagonia. Сontinued of the TOUR - THE LEGENDARY PAMIR HIGHWAY. Part 2. Trip to mountain lakes.

Shoulder : every Every Tuesday and Friday.

Dear travelers. You can continue the tour, which started in Tajikistan. The second option: begin the legendary Highway TOUR, starting with its part in Kyrgyzstan.

The program begins in Osh. We can take you to the beginning of the tour from any part of Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. You can also fly to Osh airport. Flight ticket from Bishkek to Osh costs about 20 euro.

Guarantee tour. This tour is guaranteed and will be arranged regardless of the number of persons in a group. For 4 people we offer a private tour at the same price.

Please note that the tour price includes service with an English speaking guide. During the tour you will have a full sightseeing program with a professional guide. You'll be staying in the most interesting places. You will get acquainted with the local cuisine. Learn the history, culture and customs.

Price per person: 574 euro. Small groups. 3-6 people. Small groups. 3-6 people. This is the best price in the market. You will receive good service and the incredible beauty of the Asian Patagonia. Have a nice trip.

Prices includes: – Transport – Breakfast and dinner (lunch not incl/You have a choice, depending on your wishes. On average, 5 euro-day). Accommodation: Hotel and Home stay. – English speaking guide. – Water during the tour.

Service does not include: – Single rooms (45 euro) – Travel insurance – Visa.

Day1.

We leave to the South, towards the border with Tajikistan.

The main attraction - beautiful mountain lake. Karakul Lake is the highest lake in Central Asia, and at 3915 metres, too high to support any aquatic life. Karakul means “black lake” but in spring, summer and autumn the water is almost always turquoise blue. At the northern end of the lake a track turns off west to geoglyphs and Saka graves (5000– 3000 BC), located about 500m from the turnoff.

Day2.

A walk in the mountains. Routes to any group of complexity.

After dinner. we will go to an amazing mountain gorge called Arslanbob. It has a large wild forest. The Arslanbob woodland is the largest walnut grove on earth. Kyrgyzstan's first known export to Europe was the Arslanbob walnut. Two waterfalls are located in the area which attract tourists, pilgrims and other visitors during the spring and summer months. We will have a little trek to the first waterfall which is about 25 m and the hike will take us about half an hour. After that we will walk to a panorama place from where you will be able to see the whole gorge. It is a great view and here we will have a little free time to enjoy the nature and make some pictures. Overnight in a small home stay.


Day3. Arslanbob-Chichkan.

The mountains surrounding it gave the valley so much space that for a moment one may forget being in the harsh mountain country. Here you may see many nomads who brought their yurts for the summer time. On the green grass canvas all these yurts look like white minarets. We will stop at the cozy guest house in the picturesque gorge called Chychkan.

Day4. Chochkan-Kochkorka- Kadji-Sai.

We will go to Suusamyr valley. Mountain slopes surrounding the valley are almost snowless. Djumgal river flows into Kekemeren which is being the culmination of our day. We will stay in Kyzyl-Oi village for lunch and will enjoy the view of one of the most beautiful rivers in Kyrgyzstan. We continue going to Suusamyr.

After we will continue our way. We will see the amazing change of landscapes like in kaleidoscope. Here we may have a little hike to a beautiful waterfall and then drive to the place of our next stay - Kadji-Sai village. Accommodation in guest house. Dinner.

Day5, Kadji-Sai- Djeti-Oguz.

Picturesque Jeti-Oguz gorge is located 28 kilometers to the south-west of the town of Karakol. Its name is translated from Kyrgyz language means “Seven bulls”. The name is symbolic, because there is a 35 km long wall of seven huge red-brown cliffs resembling ranked furious bulls standing together. In front of the cliffs there are flat mountain slopes, thickly overgrown with grass and pine trees. Especially romantic look has the rock "Broken Heart" located at the entrance to the gorge. Jeti-Oguz is also famous for its hot springs with water enriched with radon and hydrogen sulfide. In the place they hit out of the ground, at the altitude of 2200 m, there is a resort. The water in springs is useful for the treatment of rheumatism, gastric and nervous diseases. Rising higher, you can reach the pan of Kok-Dzhayyk with wonderful views of the gorge, or the Valley of Flowers strewn with poppies. At the upper part of Jets-Oguz there are also mountain lakes and roaring waterfalls.

It is would not be a mistake if we call this place one of the best for trekking in the whole of Central Asia.

Day6. Jeti Oguz-  "Place of Seven Bulls".

Turquoise lakes, snowy mountains, fast rivers, an abundance of wildlife. Enjoy the magnificent nature. Walking through the canyon. It will be interesting for people with any physical training.

Day7. Barskoon Waterfall.

We do not go in Cholpon-Ata. It is too simple and not interesting route in relation to our next destination- Barskoon.

From the gorge you can see the snowy peaks of the surrounding mountains, the highest and most beautiful ones are the Peak of Panfilov Heroes (4610 m) and the Peak of the World Peace Council (4310 m). Barskoon gorge is famous for its cascading waterfalls. The most picturesque have interesting names: Tears of a Bars, Oldman Beard, Splashes of Champagne and Cup of Manas. Through the gorge runs the road to the Kumtor gold mine, and it is noteworthy that in many small tributaries of the river can be seen the pieces of golden sand shining in the sun.

Day8. Ala Archa National Park.

Ala-archa National Park is a national park famed for it's impressive gorge, situated near Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan. This park goes the length of a beautiful valley where you can hike in several kilometres to a glacier.

Here you can see the snow leopard listed in the Red Book, and high in the valley lives a rare blue bird that the Kyrghyz call "a bird of happiness." Lots of other amazing flora and fauna forms live in the reserve, where hunting is strictly forbidden. Another unique feature of the reserve is an alpine camp, located at an altitude of 2000 m above sea level. Such famous peaks as Semenov-Tyan-Shan peak(4875 m) and Korona Peak (4860 m) are also on the territory of the reserve. Semenov-Tyan-Shan Peak is the highest point of the ridge. Alpinists from all over the world gather here to conquer the summit.

We leave for Bishkek. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day9: Bishkek.

Depart. Transfer to Manas International airport for your destination flight Assistance on departure.

Those who depart from other airports, Dushanbe, Tashkent and wants to get back on land, we will carry out a transfer.

 

Tour number3. Trekking around the lakes, mountains and national parks. 6 best places for trekking in Kyrgyzstan.

Shoulder: every Tuesday and Friday.

Day1.

Transfer to the Belogorka gorge (75 km), walk to the waterfall. We come back to the Tash-Bulak village where we will have further transfer to the Berulu gorge, where we will stay for tonight (1550 m). Camping (B,L,D) Day 3. Today we go to the Djylamysh gorge over the pass (2507 m). We will start ascent along the path which will lead us soon to a small lake. It appeared here many years ago because of torrent landslip. We continue our way up to the gorge where several kilometers later we will cross the pass leading to the Djalamysh gorge. We descend along the gorge to a place of our camping (9-10 km, 1750 m). We spend this night in tents.

Day 2.

We start today early in the morning with a trekking to the Kadyberdy gorge. It is a hard and long day. We ascent to the spurs of a 3400 m high summit, and make afterwards traverse of the slopes in a direction of the Kadyberdy gorge. We make descent to this gorge and go up to the Ala-Archa gorge. Most part of the way you will have a possibility to enjoy wonderful sights of the Chu valley and wonderful panorama of surrounding summits (18-20 km, 1700 m). We stay in tents tonight.

Day 3.

We cross a bridge at the Ala-Archa river and ascent to the Beirek gorge. We cross a wonderful birch grove. And further we will climb to the ridge which affords fantastic view of skiing bases.  We descend to the Kashka-Suu gorge (8—9 km, 2050 m). Camping.

Day4.

Trip to to Dejeti Oghuz the Kyrygz meadow with very interesting rock formation that gives it the name ‘Dejeti Oghuz’ ‘seven maidens’ is a group red rocks Later short hikes in the village Dinner at a Dungan family house Overnight (B,L,D).

Day5. Dejeti Oguz- "Place of Seven Bulls".

Turquoise lakes, snowy mountains, fast rivers, an abundance of wildlife. Enjoy the magnificent nature. Walking through the canyon. It will be interesting for people with any physical training.

Day6.

Tour to Ala Archa National Park. Ala-archa National Park is a national park famed for it's impressive gorge, situated near Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan. This park goes the length of a beautiful valley where you can hike in several kilometres to a glacier. Here you can see the snow leopard listed in the Red Book, and high in the valley lives a rare blue bird that the Kyrghyz call "a bird of happiness." Lots of other amazing flora and fauna forms live in the reserve, where hunting is strictly forbidden. Another unique feature of the reserve is an alpine camp, located at an altitude of 2000 m above sea level. Such famous peaks as Semenov-Tyan-Shan peak(4875 m) and Korona Peak (4860 m) are also on the territory of the reserve. Semenov-Tyan-Shan Peak is the highest point of the ridge. Alpinists from all over the world gather here to conquer the summit.

We are going in Bishkek. End of the tour. It is possible to stay overnight at the hotel.

Price per person: 288 euro. Children under 12 years free. Payment on the spot just for the food.

Price includes: • accomodation • • full board• cook • guide service. Supplement for single- 30 еuro.

Useful tips: The tour is through mountainous terrain. Comfortable shoes, warm clothes, rain gear are required. personal crockery (bowl, mug, spoon, backpack, sleeping bag ( all items possible to rent).

 You can also buy cheap air tickets from Bishkek and a take a trip to Russia.