Location: Kyrgyzstan-China
Duration: 20 days

  • Magnificent high mountain sceneries of Kyrgyzstan and China
  • Trek in Kyrgyzstan over passes up to 4000m for acclimatization
  • Fascinating trekking route in China
  • Extra exciting activity — rafting and horseback riding
  • Accommodation in Hotel, Yurt Inn and Classic Tent Camp

Best season: June — mid September



1 Arrival in Almaty or Bishkek. In case of arrival in Almaty transfer to Bishkek 250 km. Hotel
2-3 Trekking in the National Nature Park Ala-Archa (42 km). Acclimatization radial hikes (1800m-2500 m) Mountain hut Kashka-Suu
4 Transfer to Son-Kul Lake which is located in wide plane hollow at the altitude of 3016m, and it is surrounded by mountains. There are no villages, only in summer time many herdsmen come there with families and stay in yurts (Kyrgyz traditional dwelling). Yurt Inn
5 Radial hike to one of the neighbouring ranges. Visit local nomads, taste traditional food and drinks. Yurt Inn or Tent Camp
6 Transfer to Tash-Rabat (260 km), architectural monument of XI century on the Great Silk Road. Yurt Inn
7 Hike up to Tash-Rabat pass. Dramatic view of salt-marsh valley and lifeless Chatyr-Kul Lake opens from the pass. Chatyr-Kul Lake is located at the altitude of 3530m. Caravans from Kashgar to Tien-Shan went on this way in ancient times. Yurt Inn
8 Transfer to Torugart border post (110 km). Border formalities. Meet with Chinese agency representative. Transfer further o Kashgar (150 km). Hotel
9 Kashgar was one of the main points on the Great Silk Road. Craftsmen and tradesmen live here. During the first half-day sightseeing and visit of the market. After lunch transfer to Kara-Kul Lake (200 km) at the altitude of 3552m near 2 mountain giants: Mustag-Ata 7546m and Kongur 7719m. Tent Camp
10-13 Four days of trekking Karakul — Kuqikaqi — Subach — Mustag-Ata base camp. Tent Camp
14 Ascent of Mustag-Ata slope to an altitude of 5000 — 5500m. Return to the base camp. Tent Camp
15 Transfer Mustag-Ata — Kashgar. Hotel
16 Transfer Kashgar — Torugart. Border formalities. Meet with ITMC representative. Transfer further to Naryn (200 km). Yurt Inn
17 Transfer to Issyk-Kul Lake. Rest by the Lake. Hotel or Guest House
18 Transfer to Boom gorge. Rafting on Chu river. Tent Camp
19 Transfer to Bishkek. Hotel
20 Transfer to Bishkek.

Conditions and notes:
1) Grade of this trek is challenging, on rugged terrain and at the altitudes of 4000m-5000m. We advise it for trained people experienced in trekking in high mountains.
2) Every tourist must have sleeping bag, sleeping pad, warm clothes, raincoats, trekking boots, trekking sticks, sunglasses.
3) All tourists must have medical insurance.

Service included in basic package:
— Transportation
— Accommodation as mentioned in the programme
— Full board
— Kitchenware and dining set
— Personnel: Guide / Interpreter, Cook, Porters
— Chinese visa support

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