Trkking in the Celestial Mountains 18 days

Trekking and discovering Kyrgyzstan and the Celestial Mountains: magnificent landscapes, large expanses, mountains and nomads who spend their summer in the pastures. Discover the great chain of northern Kyrgyz Ala-Too, Konorchok canyons. The famous Lake Song-Kul at 3000 m altitude and breathtaking landscapes. Canyons of Ak-Saï and Lake Issyk-Kul, the second largest mountain lake in the world after Titicaca. The Kokomeren River and the Suussamyr Valley.

Day 1: International flight 1/06


Day 2: Bishkek 2/06

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;

Accommodation: homestay


Day 3: Kyzyl - Kyzyl-Suu 3/06

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.

Trekking time: 5h

Altitude difference: 500m / -300m

Accommodations: tent


Day 4: Konorchok Canyon 4/06

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

Trekking time: 4-5h

Altitude difference: 300 / -600

Accommodations: tent


Day 5: The Boom Gorge and transfer to Ak-Sai 5/06

In the afternoon we meet the vehicle. Arrival at Lake Issyk-Kul, camp at the lake shore. Issyk-Kul is the second mountain lake of the world after Titicaca.

Transfer: 3h 30

Trekking: 4h

Altitude difference: 500m / -300m

Accommodations: tent


Day 6: Transfer to Kyzart 6/06

In the morning we will have a demonstration of eagle hunting. After the picnic, we take the road to Kyzart. A village at the foot of the Song-Kul mountains. Possibility of discovering a Russian traditional "banya" a very hot sauna bath.

Transfer: 4h30

Accommodation: homestay


Day 7: Trekking to Kilemche 7/06

Second stage of trekking at "jaïloo" (summer pasture) of Kilemche which means "carpet of flowers" in local language.

Trekking time: 5h

Elevation: 400m

Accommodations: tent


Day 8: Song-Kul 8/06

Trekking to Song-Kul Lake. Cross the pass of the Jalgyz-Karagai (3200m).

Trekking: 5h

Altitude difference: 900m

Accommodations: yurt


Day 9: Free day 9/06

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.

Accommodations: yurt


Day 10: Trekking back to Kyzart 10/06

A day of trekking towards the west side of the lake, we will cross mountains before arriving at the Uzbek-Ashuu pass.

Trekking time: 5-6h

Altitude difference: 450 / -1100

Accommodation: homestay


Day 11: Transfer to Suussamyr 11/06

Transfer along the beautiful wild river Kokomeren and the same named gorge. Arrival in the Suussamyr Valley, an important summer pasture of the nomads. We will install the tents at the entrance of the Madylbek-Tor.

Transfer: 4h

Accommodations: tent


Day 12: Trekking in the little Suussamyr 12/06

The beginning the of the trek starts between the rocks along the stream and we will arrive in big spaces of inner Suussamyr.

Trekking time: 5-6h

Altitude difference: 700m



Day 13: Kum-Bel Pass 13/06

We continue to cross the "jaïloo" (summer pasture in local language) of little Suussamyr. The Kum-Bel pass is at 3400 m and at the same time is the border between Chuï and Jalalabat regions.

Trekking time: 4-5h

Altitude difference: 600m / -600


Day 14: Village of Toluk 14/06

From "Jailoo" we go down to the village. A very green village, the summer is not very hot at 1500 m altitude. After 3 hours of walking the vehicle drops us in the village. Arrival at noon. Discovery of the village.

Trekking time: 2h

Transfer: 30 min

Accommodation: homestay


Day 15: Boirok 15/06

We leave the village by car. 30 minutes of transfer and start trekking to Boirok. The landscape is different with more varied colors.

Trekking time: 6-7h

Altitude difference: 1000 m / -400

Accommodations: tent


Day 16: Shilenkana Pass - Toktogoul 16/06

Last day of the trek: we cross the Shilenkana pass at 2400 m and the regular descent to the village of Shopok where the vehicle is waiting to take us to Toktogul.

Trekking time: 6h

Altitude difference: 500 / -1350m


Day 17: Back to Bishkek 17/06

Road to Bishkek, passing through the Suussamyr Valley. We cross the Too-Ashuu pass at 3200 m through the tunnel.

Transfer: 5h

Accommodation: the hotel


Day 18: Transfer to the airport

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

1290 euro/per

Departure guaranteed from  minimum 2-3 people, 8-9 maximum

Group rate of 2-3 people

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Your tour in photos


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