Trekking and mountain biking in the Celestial Mountains 13 days

Ton - Jyluu-Suu (hot spring) and mountain biking in the Song-Kul steppes. Suberb hiking in nature with multicolored landscapes in the Kyrgyz Ala-Too chain, meeting nomads at the "jaïloo", in the heart of the Tian-Shan (Celestial Mountains) and Terskeï Ala-Too. Feel the warm welcome of the shepherds and discover an unknown country.

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 Trekkings. You will visit the Osh Grand Bazaar, Trekking 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

Accommodation: homestay

 

Day 2: Kyzyl - Kyzyl-Suu

Early morning transfer of 2h30m and we begin our first stage of trekking. We will cross several pastures of the nomads of Boz-Tegerek. The horses follow us with our luggage. Camp next to a shepherd family.

Trekking : 5h

Altitude difference: 500m/-300m

Accommodations: tent

 

Day 3: Konorchok

Canyon We will trek to the Konorchok Canyon, cross the huge pastures of Kok-Jar and cross the old collective farm buildings. In the gorge Konorchok there is a small river that requires us to cross it several times. Sandals will be very convenient to cross the rivers

Trekking: 4-5h

Altitude difference: 300/-600

Accommodations: tent

 

Day 4: The Boom Gorge and transfer to Kyzart

We climb the canyon to meet our driver with the vehicle to bring us to village of Kyzart in the afternoon. A village located at the foot of the Song-Kul mountains. Possibility to discover a Russian traditional "banya" a very hot sauna.

Transfer: 3h 30

Trekking: 4h

Altitude difference: 500m/-300m

Accommodation: homestay

 

Day 5: Trekking to Kilemche

Trek on foot from the village of Kyzart. Camp at Kilemché valley (carpet of flowers)on the edge of the river.

Trekking: 4/5h

Altitude difference 400m

Accommodations: tent

 

Day 6: Song-Kul

Horseback ride to Song-Kul Lake. The horseman will take us with his horses to Song-Kul via a Tuz-Ashuu pass 3230m.

Horseback riding: 5h

Accommodations: yurt

 

Day 7: Free day

During the summer a large gathering of Kyrgyz nomads cover the whole landscape. Discover the life of nomads. Possibility of a horse riding or on foot.

Accommodations: yurt

 

Day 8: VTT

We start our mountain bike ride around Song-Kul Lake. The landscapes are magnificent. The horses are everywhere, cows, sheep cover the dream landscapes. Yurts are spead around the pasture where people live simply. The Kalmak-Ashuu Pass 3400m, after a descent to the valley.

Cycling distance: 42 km

Altitude difference: 400/-700m

Accommodations: tent

 

Day 9: Balgart

Very early morning we will drive towards Balgart. Afternoon bike ride until Balgart. Camp at the edge of the river.

Transfer: 4h

Cycling distance: 35 km

Altitude difference: -300

 

Day 10: Transfer to Jyluu-Suu and Teshik-Kul

Trekking in the direction to Jyluu-Suu (hot spring). There was an old sanatorium in Soviet times. Today it is abandoned except the small house borrowed by a family of shepherd. On arrival we will make a trek to go and come back to Lake Teshik-Kul.

Transfer: 1h

Trekking: 5h

Altitude difference: 600m/-600

Accommodations: tent

 

Day 11: Trekking

We will pass Ton Pass (4022m) on the Teskei Ala-Too Range, south of Lake Issyk-Kul. At the end of the day the vehicle brings us to Issyk-Kul Lake 1600m, the second largest mountain lake in the world after Titicaca.

Trekking time: 7h

Altitude difference: 1100m/-1100

Accommodations: tent

 

Day 12: Walk in the canyons and return to Bishkek

Walking in the canyons and swimming. There will be an eagle hunting demonstration. In the afternoon return to Bishkek

Transfer: 5h

Accommodation: homestay

 

Day 13: Transfer to the airport

Transfer: 45 min

The organization:
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 ...)
-On-site transfers

The price does not include:
- Drinks and extra personal expenses
- All activities not mentioned in the program
- Travel insurance
- Air ticket

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