Kyrgyzstan Rafting Tour-25 Days | Bishkek, Chu river, Chon-Kemin, Chon-Kemin river, Issyk-Kul

  • BishkekBishkek
  • Ala-ArchaAla-Archa
  • RaftingRafting
  • RaftingRafting
  • Cholpon-AtaCholpon-Ata
  • Issyk-KulIssyk-Kul
  • Cholpon-Ata petroglyphsCholpon-Ata petroglyphs
  • Burana towerBurana tower
  • Bishkek
  • Ala-Archa
  • Rafting
  • Rafting
  • Cholpon-Ata
  • Issyk-Kul
  • Cholpon-Ata petroglyphs
  • Burana tower

This active tour in Kyrgyzstan will be a real holiday for those who love water and water activities. Within almost a week, you will be able to have two floats on the wild rivers of Chu and Chon-Kemin, and then have a nice rest on the beaches of the Lake Issyk-Kul. In addition to all of this, the tour program includes few excursions to cultural monuments of the country.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Bishkek
Arrival to Bishkek, transfer to the hotel. After some rest Sightseeing tour: Oak Park, Ala-Too Square, Philarmonic hall, Statue of Manas, Victory Square and Oriental market – Osh bazaar. After lunch transfer to the Ala-Archa National Park (40 km). You will be in the alpine gorge through which the fast flowing Ala-Archa River runs, flanked by tall, snow-covered, peaks with steep-sided, forested, mountain slopes. Hiking in the gorge. Return back to the alpine camp. Transfer to Bishkek. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 2: Bishkek – Chu river – Chon-Kemin
After breakfast transfer to the Chu river (113 km), where you will start the rafting.. This day you will meet with guides who will lead catamarans: they will tell you more about catamarans and the technique of rafting. Rafting on the Chu river. Lengh of rafting - 15 km. Maximum class of difficulty 3. Road is going along the river and the car will escort the group during the rafting.
Within a short period of time you will be able to get an unforgettable experience and full understanding of rafting. Meeting with driver on Burulday bridge. Picnic-style lunch. Transfer to Chon-Kemin village. Overnight in the Guest House.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 3: Rafting Chon-Kemin river – Issyk-Kul
After breakfast transfer to Tort Kul village (15 km). This day you will meet with guides who will lead catamarans: they will tell you more about catamarans and the technique of rafting. Rafting on the Chon-Kemin river. Lengh of rafting - 25 km. Maximum class of difficulty 4. Road is going along the river and the car will escort the group during the rafting. Picnic-style lunch. Meeting with driver and transfer to Issyk Kul. Overnight at the hotel on the North Shore of Issyk-Kul Lake .
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 4: Issyk-Kul – Bishkek
After breakfast In Cholpon-Ata visit open-air art gallery of stone, said to date from V BC – VIII AD, they depict wolves, long-horned ibex, goats, horses, snow leopards, sacrifices and some hunting scenes.
Transfer to Bishkek. On the way stop to see Burana tower, which is left from ancient city Balasagyn (XI - XIII).
Farewell dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 5: Bishkek – airport
Transfer to the airport. Fly home.
Meals: Breakfast
  • Meals – as per program;
  • Twin room accommodation including early check in on Day 1;
  • Transportation throughout the whole trip;
  • English speaking guide;
  • Sightseeing tour program according to the program, including entrance fees to sights, museums. Camera/video fees are not included and paid separately;
  • Rafting on the Chu river and Chon-Kemin river;
  • Equipment for rafting;
  • Professional guides for rafting who lead catamarans;
  • Escorted car during the rafting.
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Single supplement;
  • Consular fees paid upon collection of the entrance visa to Kyrgyzstan;
  • Registration in Kyrgyzstan;
  • International airfares;
  • Tips are not included, but would be appreciated;
  • Personal insurance and items not mentioned above;


Bishkek - 2 nights
B hotel / My hotel / Bridges
Ramada / Ambassador / Central Park or similar
Chon Kemin - 1 night
Home stay (B&B) / family run accommodation
Ashu Guest House / Kemin Guest house
Issyk-Kul - 1 night
Karven / Raduga / Caprice / Baitur
Raduga / Karven / Caprice / 3 Crowns

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