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Trekking tour #2
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Trekking tour #5

Trekking tour #4




Day 1: Bishkek
Arrival to Bishkek, transfer to the hotel. After some rest sightseeing tour: Oak Park, Ala -Too Square, Philarmonic hall, Statue of Manas, Victory Square and Oriental market – Osh Bazaar and Historical Museum. Overnight in the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 2: Bishkek- Talas

After breakfast driving to Talas (300 km). Following the main road which is connecting the south and north part of the country you will cross the high pass Too-Ashu (3585 m. a. s. l.) and the biggest tunnel in Kyrgyzstan. The magnificent panorama view of the Suusamyr valley will be available from the top. Picnic as Lunch. On the way cross the second pass Otmok (3200 m. a. s. l.).  Visit to the historical complex Manas ordo. Family run accommodation with the dinner in Talas.

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 3: Talas– Urmaral Gorge-Chim Tash Valley
After breakfast travelling to the starting point of the trek in the gorge of Urmaral the state natural reserve. Meeting and introduction to horsemen. After lunch trekking toward to the Chim Tash valley about (4 hours).  Accommodations and dinner in tents.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 4: Chim-Tash Valley- Chim Tash lakes

Breakfast. Trekking up toward the pass. Tent camp will be at the 3200 m by the mountains lakes. By the trail you could see the ancient rock paintings (petroglyphs).   Accommodations and dinner in tents. Trekking – 5/6 hours.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner


Day5: Chim-Tash  lakes- Kara Kuldzha Valley 

Breakfast. Cross Talas Range over the Chim-Tash Pass (3600 m). Cross steep and stony pass. Pass is used by shepherds and animals in the summer.  Accommodation in the tent camp under the Jety-Sart pass. Dinner in the camp.

trekking – 5/6 hours.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 6: Kara Kuldzha Valley – Kashkasuu Valley

After breakfast. Trekking alongside Mountain River towards the Kara Kuldzha Pass (3161 m). During the trekking you could see the Lamer Gail vultures and marmots. Picnic for lunch. Today you will stop for overnight by river bank in the forest. Possible to make a fire and enjoy the dinner at tent camp.

Trekking – 4/5 hours.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 7: Kashkasuu valley- Foodstep of Kashkasuu Pass

Breakfast. Trekking up toward the Kashka-Suu pass (3350 m. a. s. l.) challenging but rewarding.

The view of the mountains around will amaze you. Tent camp at the 2900 m a.s.l.). Accommodations and dinner in tents.

trekking – 5/6 hours.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 8: Foodstep of Kashkasuu pass –  Kara-Suu Lake

Breakfast. Trekking to the pass about 1 hour. Cross the pass and descend to Kara-Suu Lake. Short picnic. Dinner and accommodation in the tent camp, on the shore of Lake Kara-Suu.

Trekking – 6/7 hours.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 9: Kara-Suu Lake – Sary-Chelek National Reserve

After breakfast. Horse riding to Kotormo Pass (2446 m) into Sary-Chelek National Reserve. Sary-Chelek is one of the most picturesque lakes in Kyrgyzstan. Ten thousand years ago there was a gorge with a mountain river and after an avalanche the water collected right in the gorge. It is about 2.5 km wide and 75 km long! The altitude of this mountain lake is 1873 m. a. s. l. and its territory is protected by the state as it is national reserve Observe stunning panoramas, trees, lakes and wild animals. Picnic.  Trekking down toward to Iri Kol Lake. Tent camp and dinner by the lake.

Trekking  – 4/5 hours.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 10: Sary-Chelek National Reserve- Kara-Suu village

Breakfast. Last riding day will go through Sary-Chelek orchards and walnut forest. Cross the small pass and descend to Karasuu village. Acquaintance with local lifestyle and habits. End of the trekking. Accommodation and dinner in the local family.

Trekking – 4/5 hours.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 11: Sary Chelek – Arslanbob
After breakfast transfer to Arslanbob forest by car. Arslanbob is the largest walnut forest in the world which covers 600 000 hectares. Many different kinds of nuts and fruit trees can be found here. Arslanbob itself lies at 1700 m. above sea level. Along the whole way to the forest you will see plenty of picturesque places that will amaze you by their beauty. Family run accommodation.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 12: Arslanbob
Today you will have a lot of free time to explore this place. You will go for hiking to enjoy the beauty of this place and to see a waterfall there. Then you can continue walking around or just relax in a calm atmosphere of this forest. Family run accommodation.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 13: Arslanbob – Osh
After breakfast transfer to the second biggest city in Kyrgyzstan – Osh. It is said that the city is older than Rome because it is more than 3000 years old. On the way visiting a market and mausoleum in Uzgen. Uzgen  was one of the capitals of the Karakhanid State in the 11th and 12th centuries. Arrival in Osh in the afternoon.

City tour in Osh. As legends say Osh was founded by King Solomon ages ago and had an important position on trading routes of the Great Silk Road. Today you will visit Suleiman-Too (Solomon’s Mountain), museum, Osh bazaar – this market locates at the same place as in the times of Great Silk Road. Overnight in a guest house.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 14: Osh – departure
After breakfast transfer to the airport. Fly home with TK

Tour duration

14 days


mid June – mid September

You need to bring

warm clothes, a coat, tracking-boots, warm sleeping bag, mat, rucksack, flash light, your own First Aid Kit and sunglasses