Trekking in the Celestial Mountains 17 days


From Ken-Saz, immense highlands of Balgart and Kara-Kaman. Teshik-Kul, Ton pass (4022), Jyluu-Suu (hot spring) and Song-Kul. Suberb trekking in the wildness with multicolored landscapes, meeting nomads at the "jailoo", in the heart of Tian-Shan (Celestial Mountains) and Terskeï Ala-Too. Feel the warm welcome of the shepherds and discover an unknown country

Day 1: International flight to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan


Day 2: 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.

Accommodation: guesthouse or hotel


Day 3: Kyzart

Transfer to Kyzart village which is situated at the foot of the Song-Kul mountains. Opportunity to discover a Russian traditional "banya" a very hot sauna bath. On the way we will make a stop in Tokmok to visit the Burana Tower. Burana is a historic city of the Karakhanid period X-XI centuries.

Transfer: 5h

Accommodation: homestay


Day 4: Trekking to Kilemche

We start our two-day trekking to reach Song-Kul Lake. At the end of the day camp at the "jaïloo" (summer pasture) Kilemche which is translated as Flower carpet.

Trekking time: 4h

Altitude variation: 400m

Accommodations: tent


Day 5: Song-Kul

Trekking to Song-Kul Lake. Crossing of the Jalgyz-Karagai Pass (3200m)

Trekking time: 5h

Altitude variation: 700m

Accommodations: yurts


Day 6: Free day

During the summer a large gathering of Kyrgyz nomads cover the whole landscape of Son Kul with their animals. Discovery of the life of the nomads. Possibility of a ride on horseback or walking on foot.

Accommodations: yurt


Day 7: Transfer to Ken-Saz

We will drive the car to start the second stage of our trek in the Celestial montains. Camping next to the nomads in Ken-Saz.

Transfer: 6h

Accommodations: tent


Day 8: Trekking

"Jaïloos" covered by nomads and animals along with spectacular landscapes will brighten our trek on the path that leads us to the foot of Jak-Bolot Pass.

Trekking time: 5h

Altitude variation: 500 m

Accommodations: tent


Day 9: Jak-Bolot

Pass After crossing the Jak-Bolot pass (3850 m) in the Jetim-Too massif we camp.

Trekking time: 6h

Altitude variation: 900/-1100m

Accommodations: tent


Day 10: Balgart

During our trek we will cross from region of Naryn to the Issyk-Kul region seeing old kholhozes of the soviet time. Camp by the wild Balgart river. Possibility to enjoy the Russian "banya".

Trekking time: 4h

Altitude variation: 200/-200

Accommodations: tent


Day 11: Kichi- Kara-Kaman

Our trek continues to the pastures of the high mountains of Kichi-Kara-Kaman.

Trekking time: 5h

Altitude variation: 700m

Accommodations: tent


Day 12: Jyluu-Suu

Trekking to Teshik-Kul (pierced lake in Kyrgyz) after the pass (3740) without name. The snowcapped peaks of the Terskeï Ala-Too chain will open itself to you. At the end of the day camp next to the hot spring of Jyluu-Suu.

Trekking time: 6h

Altitude variation: 450/-750m

Accommodations: tent


Day 13: Last day of the trekking

A long and last day of trekking. We will cross the Ton pass (4022 m) that the nomads cross with their animals during the springtime. Camp above the village of Tuura-Suu.

Trekking time: 7h

Variation in altitude: 1000/-1200

Accommodations: tent


Day 14: Issyk-Kul - Ak-Saï

We will go down by vehicle to Lake Issyk-Kul, the second highest salt lake in world after Titikaka. In the afternoon, we will be able to attend a hunting demonstration with an Eagle.

Transfer: 1h

Accommodation: tent


Day 15: Free day

A spectacular walk on the ridges of the Ak-Saï canyons. After the picnic we can swim in the lake.

Accommodations: tent


Day 16: Return to Bishkek

Transfer: 5h

Accommodation: guest house


Day 17: Transfer to the airport and return flight

Transfer to Bishkek Airport: 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


Your tour in photos

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