Multiactivity in the Celestial Mountains 10 days
Trekking and horse riding in the Celestial Mountains. Suberbe hiking in the nature with multicolored landscapes in the chain of Kyrgyz Ala-Too mountains, meeting nomads at "jailoo", in the heart of Tian-Shan (Celestial Mountains). Horseback riding at
Day 1: Bishkek
We will meet at the Manas international airport and transfer to Bishkek. Rest in a guesthouse or hotel. Visit the capital city Bishkek and its center, contrasted city of Soviet architecture but with nice parks and superb walks. You will visit the Osh Grand Bazaar, walk along its bustling alleyways, and see its artisanal goods, its cultural contrasts between Chinese specialties and dried fruits from the Middle-East.
Transfer: 45 min
Day 2: Kyzyl - Kyzyl-Suu
Early in the morning after a transfer of 2:30h and we begin our first stage of hiking. We will cross several pastures of the nomads of Boz-Tegerek. The horses follow us with our luggage. Camp by a family of shepherds.
Altitude difference: 950m / -550m
Day 3: Konorchok Canyon
We will trek to the Konorchok Canyon, cross the immense pastures of Kok-Jar and cross the
old collective farm buildings. In the gorge Konorchok a small river requires us to cross it several times. Sandals will be very convenient.
Altitude difference: 300 / -650
Day 4: The Boom Gorge and transfer to Kochkor
We go up through the canyon to find the vehicle that brings us to Kochkor.
Altitude difference: 780m / -700m
Day 5: Kilemché
We start second stage of our journey by horse riding. A transfer of 1h 30minutes, to meet the horses that we
will ride to Song-Kul. Arrival at the "jaïloo" Kilemché (flower carpet local langauge). Camp at the edge of a river.
Horseback riding: 5h
Day 6: Song-Kul
We cross with horses Jalgyz-Karagai pass at 3200 m altitude. The horses will go slowly to cross the pass and arrive in the steppes of Song-Kul, paradise of horses.
Horseback riding: 4 / 5h
Day 7: Free day
During the summer a large gathering of Kyrgyz nomads cover the whole landscape. Discovery of nomad life. A horse ride by the lake.
Day 8: Transfer to Ak-Saï
By car we pass the Kalmak-Ashuu pass 3400 meters. Arrival at the Lake Issyk-Kul, camp by the lake.
In the afternoon walk in the canyons.
Day 9: Canyons of Ak-Saï
In the morning demonstration of eagle hunting. Walk in the canyons. Swimming in the lake.
Day 10: Return to Bishkek
Back to Bishkek. On the roadwe visit the Burana Tower. An ancient city from the time of the Karakhanides of XXII centuries.
Day 11. Return flight
Very early morning transfer to the airport.
A Francophone Kyrgyz guide (one or two assistants depending on the number of participants in a group), a driver. Meeting at the airport upon arrival and the accompaniment during the whole stay proposed on the program. A horseman with his packhorses for the treks.
The price includes:
-The organization and coordination of the trek
-All accommodation fees in full board
-French speaking Kyrgyz guide
-The equipment (tent, stove, dishes etc ...)
The price does not include:
- Drinks and extra personal expenses
- All activities not mentioned in the program
- Travel insurance
- Air ticket
Departure guaranteed from minimum 2-3 people, 3-4 maximum
Group rate of 2-3 people