Duration: 13 days

  • Fascinating trekking route of medium grade
  • Unique climate area of high mountain Lake Issyk-Kul
  • Rich wildlife and original Kyrgyz nomads culture
  • Accommodation in Hotels or Guest Houses and Tent Camps

Issyk-Kul Lake is a huge natural accumulator which determine the unique climate of the whole area. You can hardly experience anywhere else such a hot mountain sun, fresh air and smell of fir trees, as well as coolness of sea breeze. While travelling there you will feel stronger, healthy, full of pleasant emotions.

Season: June — September

Days

Itinerary:

1 Arrival in Bishkek. Hotel
2 Transfer to the Boom gorge. Walking to the red sandstone rocks. Tent Camp
3 After lunch transfer via Karakol town (former Przhevalsk) to Kashka-Suu Gorge. Tent Camp
4 Hike up to Chon-Kol-Dzar pass (3350 m) along Kashka-Suu River and then descent to Altyn-Arashan Gorge («Golden Spring»). Tent Camp or mountain hut
5 Radial hike to the upper reaches of Arashan Gorge. Tent Camp
6 Radial hike to Ala-Kol Lake. Tent Camp
7 Transfer to Dzhety-Oguz Gorge. Tent Camp
8-9 Radial hiking. Tent Camp
10 Transfer to Lake Issyk-Kul. Hotel or Guest House
11 Rest by the Issyk-Kul lake. Hotel or Guest House
12 Transfer to Almaty or Bishkek. On the way visit Burana Tower, architectural monument of XII century on the Great Silk Road. Hotel
13 Departure from Bishkek or Almaty.

Conditions:
1) Average trekking time is 5-6 hours a day, however on some days it takes 7 hours over a pass.
The route is not very difficult. It requires average fitness.
2) Every tourist must have sleeping bag, sleeping pad, warm clothes, rain coat, trekking-boots.

Service included in basic package:
— Transportation
— Kitchenware and dining set
— Full board and lodging in hotels and tent camps
— Personnel: Guide / Interpreter, Cook, Porters

Extra service:
— Boating on Lake Issyk-Kul
— Folklore show
— National horse games show
— Kyrgyz visa support
— Registration in OVIR