Kyrgyzstan trekking 2

Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 2

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Time of the tour: 7 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Karakol - Mokraya Polyana - Eastern Irdik Lake - Western Irdik Lake - Karakol - Kochkor - Bishkek

Our company works for you to discover Kyrgyzstan, a unique country lying in the heart of the Tien-Shan Mountains, to make your trip one of the most remarkable.  It is a land of big contrasts offering multitude of spectacular landscapes: wide steppes, green fields, sandy deserts, turquoise lakes, snowy mountains, fast rivers, an abundance of wild life with lots of rare and endangered species, historical and archeological places connected with the Great Silk Road and people following the traditions of their nomadic ancestors. All this makes Kyrgyzstan a pearl of Central Asia.

 

Day 1: Bishkek - Karakol (450 km - 8 h) (1 650 m. a. s. l.)
In the morning we will begin our way to Karakol town that is situated on the eastern part of the celestial Issyk-Kul Lake. On our way, we will visit the Burana Tower (minaret from the 11th century) and an open air museum of Balbans (translated as stone warriors). Then you will be moved to the unbelievable Issyk-Kul Lake - the second largest mountain lake in the world (1608m.above sea level). The Lake is also called "the pearl of Central Asia". You will really enjoy the amazing view of the Tien Shan Mountains that surround the whole lake. Thanks to the saline water, Lake Issyk Kul possesses curative qualities. On the way, we will make a short break to give you the opening to pay visit ancient rock inscriptions (dating back to 800 B.C.). They were depicted by local tribes of Saks and Usuns that believed that Issyk Kul Lake was the center of the world. During transfer to Karakol town you will drive along the whole northern shore of Issyk Kul Lake. Overnight is in a guesthouse "Elita" in Karakol.   

 
Day 2: Karakol - Mokraya Polyana glade (2790 m a. s. l.)
Early in  the morning we will visit the Dungan mosque that is built in Chinese style without a single metal nail. This will be followed by the visit of an old wooden Orthodox Church. It was made of wood more than 100 years ago and even nowadays attracts a lot of visitors. Afterwards transfer to Karakol gorge. It is an amazing gorge that is positioned at the core of the Terskey Mountains. Here we can see Turkestan spruce trees that are prevalent only here in Kyrgyzstan. The height of the tree can reach 18 meters and the girth of its trunk - 1.5 meters. We will have hiking to the foot of the clearing with the name Mokraya Polyana (7 h). Overnight is in tents on the altitude of 2790 m. above sea level.

 
Day 3: Mokraya Polyana glade - Eastern Irdik lake (3 200 m. a. s. l.)
In the morning we proceed our hiking to the eastern Irdik Lake (3200 m, 7 hours hiking). We will hike over the pass Bokovoi (3300 m). During the hike we see constant changing of the landscapes. We will see steep cliffs and precipices, high rocks, green mountains; we will go through the juniper forest where a sick person starts to feel better. This is the place where we can see a wonderful and unforgettable sunset over the most striking peaks of Kungey Ala-Too mountain range: Fuchika (4010m), Morozov (3960m), 800 years of Moscow (3872m). Overnight in tents.

 
Day 4: Eastern Irdik Lake - Western Irdik Lake (3 300 m. a. s. l.)
Today be prepared for a hike for about 7 hours. On the way we will see a lot of edelweiss fields (the flowers of love) and pastures that are used by Kyrgyz nomads. We will see a lot of marmots at the altitude of 3650 m. On the way we will go over Severnyi pass that is 3380 m. above sea level. While hiking at these places you start to forget about demanding civilization and you can really relax and enjoy the remarkable views of our Mother Nature. Camping is organized at the altitude of 3300 m. above sea level. Overnight is in tents. 

 
Day 5: Western Irdik Lake - Karakol  (1 650 m. a. s. l.)
Right after breakfast we begin our hiking with descent to Diychin valley (5h) where a lot of dungan people live. Dungans are Chinese Muslims that were prosecuted by the Chinese emperor in the 19th century and fled to Kyrgyzstan. Today we will visit a Dungan family, and you will try traditional lagman soup. While hiking to the village it is possible sometimes to meet real nomadic families on the way. Each year they go to the mountains with their lifestock and live in yurts which collapsible nomadic dwellings made without a single nail! Afterwards we head to Karakol town (10 km - 25 min). Overnight is in "Elita" guesthouse (1650 m).

 
Day 6: Karakol - Kochkor (280 km - 5 h, 1800 m. a. s. l.)
In the morning after a good sleep transfer to Kochkor. Being in Karakol we will visit a local bazaar and try national meals, such as ashlyamfu and shashlyk made of beef or lam. Then we will continue our trip to Kochkor village. On the way we will visit Djeti Oguz Mountains that are very popular because of their beauty and of course you will see the Broken Heart Mountain. Then while driving along the southern shore of Issyk Kul Lake we will visit a private factory for producing yurts. Your lunch will be served in Bokonbaevo village in Talgat's  House. He is a famous hunter with golden eagles. Hunting with golden eagle is very popular in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia and Talgat will tell us about this kind of hunting and in the afternoon we can do some photos of the birds.  Talgat will also tell us the way he trains his birds of prey. After arrival in Kochkor village we will find out about national traditions and customs. You will watch the process of making traditional Kyrgyz carpets and even take part in it!  After it traditional dinner in a yurt, we will see a folk concert.  This night you are going to spend in a home stay with a local family.

 
Day 7: Kochkor - Bishkek (210 km - 5 h)
In the morning you will have a traditional breakfast together with hosts. After breakfast we will drive to the capital of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek city. After arriving you will have some time to have a rest in your guesthouse and then will be the last dinner in national restaurant with national music. Last night you will spend in «Asia Mountains» guesthouse.

 

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Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 1

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Activity: Trekking tour

Time of the tour: 11 days

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Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 2

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Time of the tour: 7 days 

Places to visit: Bishkek - Karakol - Mokraya Polyana - Eastern Irdik Lake - Western Irdik Lake - Karakol - Kochkor

Our company works for you to discover Kyrgyzstan, a unique country lying in the heart of the Tien-Shan Mountains, to make your trip one of the most remarkable.  It is a land of big contrasts offering multitude of spectacular landscapes: wide steppes, green fields, sandy deserts, turquoise lakes, snowy mountains, fast rivers, an abundance of wild life with lots of rare and endangered species, historical and archeological places connected with the Great Silk Road and people following the traditions of their nomadic ancestors. All this makes Kyrgyzstan a pearl of Central Asia. Read the tour...
 

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Activity: Trekking tour

Time of the tour: 13 days

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Activity: Trekking tour

Time of the tour: 11 days

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Activity: Trekking tour

Time of the tour: 11 days

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Activity: Trekking tour

Time of the tour: 13 days

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Country: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Time of the tour: 7 days

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