Trekking in the Celestial Mountains 13 days
Trekking in the mountains of Tien-Shan. Walk in the canyons of Konorchok and Ak-Sai. Hiking and camping at Lake Song-Kul at 3000m altitude.
Day 1: International flight 10/05
Day 2: Bishkek 11/05
We will meet you at Manas international airport and transfer to Bishkek. Rest in the homestay. Sightseeing tour in Bishkek, contrasting city with Soviet architecture, with gardens and superb walks. You will visit the Osh Grand Bazaar, its lively alleys, its artisanal goods, its cultural contrasts, between Chinese specialties and dry fruits of the Middle East.
Transfer: 45 min;
Day 3: Kyzyl - Kyzyl-Suu 12/05
Early in the morning after a transfer of 2:30h 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.
Altitude difference: 500m / -300m
Day 4: Konorchok Canyon 13/05
We will drive to the Konorchok canyon, cross the huge pastures of Kok-Jar and cross the old collective farm buildings. In the gorge Konorchok a small river requires us to cross itseveral times. Sandals will be very convenient for crossing the river during our trek.
Altitude difference: 450 / -600
Day 5: The Boom Gorge and Transfer 14/05
We climb through the canyon to meet the vehicle that brings us to Bokonbaevo. A village in the region of Issyk-Kul.
Transfer: 3h 30
Altitude difference: 650m / -300m
Day 6: Hiking in the canyons and eagle hunting 16/05
A splendid walk in the canyons of Ak-Saï which also opens magnificent views of the Celestial Mountains and the lake. Discover eagle hunting tradition. Camp by the shore of Issyk-Kul Lake, the second largest mountain lake in the world after Titicaca.
Day 7: Driving for Kilemche 17/05
Second stage of trekking at "jaïloo" (summer pasture) of Kilemche which means "carpet of flowers" in local language.
Day 8: Song-Kul 18/05
Trekking to Song-Kul Lake. Crossing the pass of the Jalgyz-Karagai Pass (3200m)
Altitude difference: 900m / -250
Day 9: Free day 19/05
During the summer a large gathering of Kyrgyz nomads cover the whole landscape. Discover the life of the nomads. Possibility of a horse riding or walking on foot.
Day 10: Back to Kyzart 20/05
We take another path to return to Kyzart, the Uzbek-Ashuu Pass 3400 m above sea level.
Altitude difference: 550m / -1100m
Day 11: Kokomeren 21/05
In the morning we will leave Kyzart. Drive along the beautiful wild Kokomeren River.
Day 12: Return to Bishkek 22/05
Back through the Suusamayr plateau, then the famous Too-Ashuu pass
Day 13: Return flight 23/05
Transfer to the airport: 45 min
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