Kyrgyzstan Trekking Tour8 Days | Bishkek, Karakol, Svetlay polyana, Jety-Oguz, Karakol National Park

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Kyrgyzstan is a country of mountains that is perfect for lovers of trekking – hiking in the mountains. Often hiking routes are on the height that you shouldn’t worry about Altitude sickness and enjoy comfortable climatic conditions. This tour includes visiting mountainous region in the surroundings of Karakol where there are beautiful gorges, waterfalls and passes on the height of 3600meters with breathtaking views of Tyan-Shan, where you can see glittering waters of a famous Lake Issyk-Kul. In addition to the hike, you will also visit main sites of Bishkek, Karakol and Cholpon-Ata. Kyrgyzstan trekking tour is a real 8-day adventure.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Airport – Bishkek
 
Arrival in Bishkek, transfer to the hotel. Sightseeing tour: Oak Park, Ala-Too Square, Philarmonic, Statue of Manas, Victory Square. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: -/-/-
Day 2: Bishkek – Karakol
 
In the morning transfer to Karakol (400 km). En route visit Burana tower, which marks the original site of the Karakhanid town, Balasagun. Lunch is at the local café. Next stop to visit open-air art gallery of stone, said to date from 500 BC – 100 AD, they depict wolves, long-horned ibex, goats, horses, snow leopards, sacrifices and some hunting scenes. Dinner in Uigur family. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast/-/Dinner
Day 3: Karakol – Jety-Oguz (3-4 hours on foot)
 
Transfer from Karakol to the starting point of the trek through Svetlaya Polyana. The trek takes around 2 hours and goes through the conifer forest until you reach nameless (2725 m). In cloudless day it is possible to experience excellent view of the lake, snow-covered mountain peaks, flower's valley “Kok-Jaik” in the Jety-Oguz gorge. A descent from the pass to the gorge Jety-Oguz (2200 m). On the way you may visit Jety-Oguz waterfall (20 m). Overnight in tents.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 4: Jety-Oguz (5 hours on foot)
 
Walk up from the camp towards Tilety pass (around 2 hours). The path goes along Jety-Oguz river, through the conifer forests and flower fields. Picnic. Overnight in a tent under the Tilety pass.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 5: Jety-Oguz – Tilety pass (6-7 hours on foot)
 
After breakfast walk up towards the Tilety pass. The path goes along Tilety river (it takes around 3 hours to get to the top of Tilety pass (3665 m). A descent to the Karakol National Park. Overnight in a tent (2465 m).
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 6: Karakol National Park – Karakol (4-5 hours on foot)
 
In the morning we take a radial walk to the Ala-Kul lake where the altitude is 3600 m. The width is 600-700 m, the length is 2,3 km. The path goes through conifer forest in Karakol gorge and then goes up by the moraine to the lake. Return back to the tent. Transfer to Karakol. Dinner in Uzbek family. Overnight in Karakol.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 7: Karakol – Bishkek
 
In the morning city tour of Karakol. Visit the wooden Russian-orthodox church, Dungan Mosque. Transfer to Bishkek (400 km) along the Southern Shore of Issyk-Kul lake. On the way visit to Skazka gorge, fantastic gorge with red mountain formations. One of the best views on the Issyk-Kul Lake is guaranteed. Continue driving to Bishkek. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 8: Bishkek – Airport
 
Transfer to the airport (30 km). End of the tour.
Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

City

Deluxe Option

Budget Option

Bishkek

Hotel (****)

Guest House (**+)

Tamga

Guest House (B&B)

Trek

Double tent

Karakol

Hotel “Green Yard” or similar

Guest house B&B

 

Recommended list of personal items: warm clothes, a coat, tracking-boots, sleeping bag, rucksack, flash light, your own First Aid Kit and sunglasses.

Conditions: There are no technical difficulties on the trekking route, but the tourists should have good condition as they will walk around 3-7 hours a day and will go over the pass (3665 m).

  • Twin accommodation including early check in on Day 1;
  • Meals – groups 1-4 people - as per program; groups 5-10 people – full board;
  • All transfers;
  • Sightseeing tour program with English speaking guide (on trek: for group of 1, 2 people - cook and guide is one person);
  • Entrance fees to sights according to the program;
  • Rent of kitchen equipment, a tents and mat;
  • Assistance of porters. Please note that porters can carry maximum of 7 kg per tourist;
  • Cook’s services.
  • Visa support;
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Single supplement;
  • Camera/video at the sights;
  • Accommodation in a single tent;
  • Sleeping bag;
  • Additional kilograms of luggage for porters;
  • Consular fees for Kyrgyzstan tourist visa;
  • Registration in Kyrgyzstan;
  • International airfares;
  • Personal insurance and items not mentioned above.

 

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