Trekking and horseback riding in the Celestial Mountains 14 days
Trekking tour to Kol-Suu, Ton - Jyluu-Suu (hot spring). Horseback riding at Song-Kul Lake. Great trekking in the nature with multicolored landscapes, meeting nomads at the "jailoo", in the heart of the Tian-Shan (Celestial Mountains) and Terskeï Ala-Too and in the valley of Ak-Saï. 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 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 2: Kilemche
Transfer to the "jaïloo" (summer pasture) of Kilemche which means "carpet of flowers" in local language, which is located at the foot of the Song-Kul mountains. At Tokmok a stop to visit the Burana Tower, a historical city of the Karakhanid era X-XI century.
Day 3: Song-Kul
Trekking to Song-Kul Lake. Crossing of the Jalgyz-Karagai Pass (3200m). At the pass a breathtaking view opens to you.
Trekking time: 5h
Altitude variation: 900m
Day 4: Free day
During the summer a large gathering of Kyrgyz nomads cover the whole landscape of Son-Kul. Discover the life of the nomads. Possibility of a horseback riding or on foot walking.
Day 5: Transfer
Transfer to Tash-Rabat, a caravanserai of X-XI century hidden in the mountains of At-Bashy. We will go through the huge valley of Ak-Talaa with the desertic landscape, then the MELS pass (Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin) and another large green valley, canyons.
Transfer: 6 h
Day 6: Free day
A free day in Tash-Rabat. Visit the caravanserai. Possibility of a walking around the caravanserai.
Day 7: Transfer to Ak-Saï
Transfer to Ak-Saï by crossing the valley of At-Bashy. Night under the yurt, summer is quite cool at 3200m of altitude. Visit the ruins of the fortress and the Koshoi Korgon Museum
Day 8: Trekking to Kol-Suu
Trekking to Lake Kol-Suu, a beautiful lake hidden in the mountains of Kakshaal Ala-Too not far from the border with China.
Trekking time: 5h
Altitude variation: 300m
Day 9: Return trekking
We go back down the valley to the camp, taking the same path.
Trekking time: 5h
Altitude variation: -300m
Day 10: Transfer to Jyluu-Suu
We continue to change the valleys to enjoy the very different landscapes, along the Naryn river we will arrive at Jyluu-Suu where we can enjoy the hot spring.
Day 11: Teshik-Kul
Trekking to Teshik-Kul Lake (pierced lake) 3400m above sea level. In the afternoon we go down to the same camp.
Trekking time: 5/6h
Altitude variation: 650m/-650
Day 12: Trekking
Trek to Bokonbaev, we will cross Ton Pass (4022m) on the Teskei Ala-Too chain, south of Issyk-Kul Lake.
Trekking time: 6h
Altitude variation: 900m/-1100
Day 13: Transfer
Transfer to Ak-Saï Canyon, Issyk-Kul where we will put up our tents by lakeshore. Walking in the canyons and swimming in the lake. In the afternoon, there will be hunting demonstration with am eagle.
Day 14: Return to Bishkek and transfer to the airport
In the afternoon we take the road to Bishkek, on the road visit the yurt makers village to see how they make yurt.
Transfer to the airport: 45min
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