Kyrgyzstan biking 05
Kyrgyzstan biking: Tour 5
Activity: Bike tour
Duration of the tour: 10 days
If you like bike tours then Kyrgyzstan is waiting for you! There is a bike tour that you will definitely like. It includes the most famous mountain roads of Kyrgyzstan. During one bike tour you will visit different landscapes of Kyrgyzstan and you will be surprised that the views will change so fast each other. Kyrgyzstan is famous for mountain biking tours and now you also can take a chance to travel there!
Places to visit: Bishkek - Tamchi village - Kochkor - Sarybulak - Jalpak pass - Dzhylangach river - Kichi-Naryn - Naryn town - Bishkek city
Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek
Your will be met by a professional guide at Manas International Airport and accompanied to Bishkek City - capital of Kyrgyzstan (30 min. drive), to a hotel*** where you will have nice breakfast. After some rest you will have a trip to Natural Park Ala-Archa. It is located in the Ala-Arch gorge, in 45 km from Bishkek. You will walk amng staggering landscapes in one of the most beautiful gorges in Kyrgyzstan. Traditional dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Night in a Hotel***.
Day 2: Bishkek - Tamchi village
Today we will ride to Issyk Kul lake, crossing Keuk Ayrik pass. Our car doesn't drive with us; driver will meet us in the Sary Oi village. Lunch on the Keuk Ayrik pass. From the village we drive to Tamchi village. Tamchi is located on the northern shore of "the pearl of Central Asia"- Issyk Kul Lake the second largest alpine lake in the world (1608m. above sea level). The Lake is also called. Because of the salty water, Lake Issyk Kul possesses healing qualities. Night in a guesthouse.
Day 3: Transfer Tamchi - Kochkor - Sarybulak
In the morning we transfer to Kochkor village by car via Orto Tokoi water reservoir. At the Kochkor you will meet a family that produce national felt carpets according traditional technologies. You will take part in show and can create your own carpet together with them! Later, you will visit Kyrgyz Handicraft museum there in the village. Then ride on an asphalt road to Sary Bulak village (2310 m. alt., 38 km). Transfer (7 km, 2390m. alt.) by bike on dirt road to confluence of Kara-Kudjur and Biulioomiu rivers. Overnight in tents
Day 4: Ride by bike to the foot of Jalpak pass (58 km, 3345 m)
Today we have to ride to the foot of Jalpak pass. It is a very picturesque spot that will take you away. You will see many unforgettable views of mountains along the whole way. This place is quite far from the civilization and you can enjoy to the full its untouched nature. The ride is not very difficult on dirt road that is in satisfactory condition. Landscape in the gorge is almost the similar to tundra. You will spend this night in tents.
Day 5: Ride to the Jalpak pass (3345m. alt.) - Dzhylangach river
In the morning you will ride to the Jalpak pass and then very pleasing descent (25 km) to Korumdu valley. From there you ride to Kara Saz region till the the Dzhylangach river (confluence of the Balgart and Dzhylangach rivers that forms the Kichi-Naryn river). After lunch, free time. At this place you can see Peaks Kara-Kaman, Archaly and Burkan that have old glacial forms - smooth tops and flat slopes. Lower parts, especially along left bank of the Balgart river are hilly, covered with loose rock. Landscape in gorge is similar to tundra. Overnight in tents (2648 m. alt.)
Day 6: Ride (58 km) Dzhylangach - Kichi-Naryn
Today you will ride along the sparkling Balgart river and Kichi-Naryn river. It is easy day you will ride on dirt road. For night we will stay in tents near the Kichi-Naryn river in the forest. Since the ancient time nomadic shepherds were coming to this area with all their relatives. Some time there could be about 1000 yurts in a big tribe! All of them were going from one place to another as a big family with great herds of cattle. Kyrgyz nomads are very hospitable and like to meet travelers.
Day 7: Ride (63 km) Kichi-Naryn - Naryn town
In the morning we will ride down to the Kichi-Naryn village (2351m. alt.) that is located not far from the confluence of the Kichi-Naryn and Naryn rivers(4 km). You will move along Naryn- the longest river in Kyrgyzstan river to the town of Naryn (2800 m. alt.). It is an administrative centre of the region and was built right in the gorge along the river Naryn. The road to Naryn will surprise you by remarkable and amazing mountains. The whole way will bike along improbable gorges and you will have many photo stops! Day is easy because you will ride on the main road. Lunch will be on the road. This night you spend in yurts as real nomads! Yurts are traditional nomadic dwellings that are made of felt and wood without using a single nail. It might be collapsed and constructed in one hour and to transmit yurt you need just one camel.
Day 8: Transfer to Bishkek city
In the morning we will drive to Bishkek city. You will be charmed by the stunning scenery offered through views of the primeval nature. In the city you will have free time to go shopping and to walk in the capital. In the evening you will have a dinner in a restaurant and this night you will spend in a hotel***.
Day 9: Bishkek
You will start city tour with visiting our famous Osh bazaar. You will have opportunity to dip to atmosphere of oriental market on the Great Silk Road and bargain for different goods with local traders! Then we will visit the central Ala-Too Square, Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Pobeda Square (Victory Square), the History Museum, National philharmonic, Oriental Bazaar, Art Gallery and many others places of interest. A farewell dinner will be served at 7 o'clock. Night is in a hotel***.
Day 10: Transfer to the airport
Your guide will meet you at your hotel at the pick up time arranged previously according to your flight details and attend you to Manas International Airport.