Kyrgyzstan trekking 1

Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 1

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Time of the tour: 7 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Karakol - Mokraya Polyana - Eastern Irdik Lake - Western Irdik Lake - Karakol - Kochkor - Bishkek

Our company will do our utmost to help you to discover Kyrgyzstan, a unique country lying in the heart of the Tien-Shan Mountains. It is a land of contrasts offering multitude of spectacular landscapes: wide steppes, green fields, sandy deserts, turquoise lakes, snowy mountains, fast rivers, an abundance of wild life with many rare and endangered species, historical and archeological places related to the Great Silk Road and people preserving the traditions of their nomadic ancestors. All this makes Kyrgyzstan a pearl of Central Asia.

 

Day 1: Bishkek - Karakol (450 km - 8 h) (1 650 m. a. s. l.)
In the morning we will start our way to Karakol town that is situated on the eastern part of  the celestial Issyk-Kul Lake. On our way, we will visit the Burana Tower (minaret from the 11th century) and an open air museum of Balbans (stone warriors). Then you will be transferred to the incredible Issyk-Kul Lake - the second largest alpine lake in the world (1608m.above sea level).The coast line of this lake stretches for the length of 180 km. You will really enjoy the amazing view of the Tien Shan Mountains that surround the whole lake. Thanks to the salty water, Lake Issyk Kul possesses curative qualities. On tour way, we will make a short break to give you the opportunity to visit ancient stone inscriptions (dating back to 800 B.C.). They were depicted by local tribes of Saks and Usuns that believed that Issyk Kul Lake was the center of the world. During the trip to Karakol town you will drive along the whole northern shore of Issyk Kul Lake. Overnight in a guesthouse "Elita" in Karakol.   
 
Day 2: Karakol - Mokraya Polyana (2790 m a. s. l.)
In the morning we will visit the Dungan mosque. One of its highlights is the fact that it is built in Chinese style without using a single metal nail. This will be followed by the visit of an old wooden Orthodox Church. It was made of wood more than 100 years ago and even nowadays attracts a lot of visitors. Afterwards transfer to Karakol gorge. It is an amazing gorge that is situated at the heart of the Terskey Mountains. Here we can see Turkestan spruce trees that are widespread only here in Kyrgyzstan. The height of the tree can make up 18 meters and the girth of its trunk - 1.5 meters. We will have hiking to the foot of the glade with the name Mokraya Polyana (7 h). Overnight in tents on the altitude of 2790 m. above sea level.
 
Day 3: Mokraya Polyana  glade - Eastern Irdik lake (3 200 m. a. s. l.)
In the morning we begin our hiking to the eastern Irdik Lake (3200 m). This hike will take 7 hours. We will hike over the pass Bokovoi (3300 m). During the hike we see constant changing of the landscapes. We will see steep cliffs and precipices, high rocks, green mountains; we will go through the juniper forest where a sick person can start to feel better. There we can see a wonderful and unforgettable sunset over the most beautiful peaks of Kungey Ala-Too mountain range: Fuchika (4010m), Morozov (3960m), 800 years of Moscow (3872m). Overnight in tents.
 
Day 4: Eastern Irdik Lake - Western Irdik Lake (3 300 m. a. s. l.)
Today's hike will take 7 hours. On our way we will see a lot of edelweiss fields (the flowers of love) and pastures that are used by Kyrgyz nomads. We will see a lot of marmots at the altitude of 3650 m. On the way we will hike over Severnyi pass that is 3380 m. above sea level. While hiking at these places you start to forget about hectic civilization and you can really relax enjoying the amazing views of our Mother Nature. Camping is organized at the altitude of 3300 m. above sea level. Overnight in tents. 
 
Day 5: Western Irdik Lake - Karakol  (1 650 m. a. s. l.)
After breakfast we start our hiking with descent to Diychin valley (5h) where a lot of dungan people live. Dungans are considered to beChinese ethnically but muslims from the religious point of view. They had been prosecuted by the Chinese in the 19th century and fled to Kyrgyzstan. Today we will visit a Dungan family, and you will try traditional lagman soup. While hiking to the village it is possible sometimes to meet real nomadic families on the way. Every year they go to the mountains with their cattle and live in yurts. Yurts are collapsible nomadic dwellings that are made without using a single nail! Afterwards transfer to Karakol town (10 km - 25 min). Overnight in "Elita" guesthouse (1650 m).
 
Day 6: Karakol - Kochkor (280 km - 5 h, 1800 m. a. s. l.)
Our last destination for to9day is Kochkor. Being in Karakol we will visit a local bazaar and try national dishes, such as ashlyamfu and shashlyk made of beef or lam. Then we will start or way to Kochkor village. On the way we will visit Djeti Oguz Mountains that are very popular because of their beauty and of course you will see the Broken Heart Mountain. Then while driving along the southern shore of Issyk Kul Lake we will visit a private factory for producing yurts. Your lunch will be in Bokonbaevo village in Talgat's  House. He is a famous hunter with golden eagles. Talgat is going to tell us everything about this unique type of hunting and it is possible for you to take pictures with these magnificent birds of prey. After arrival in Kochkor village we will find out about national traditions and customs. You will watch the process of making traditional Kyrgyz carpets and even participate in it!  After it traditional dinner in a yurt, we will listen to a folk concert.  This night you will spend in a home stay with a local family.
 
Day 7: Kochkor - Bishkek (210 km - 5 h)
After a traditional breakfast with hosts we will drive to the capital of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek city. After arrival you will have some spare time to have a rest in your guesthouse and then will be the last dinner in national restaurant with national music. Overnight stay is in the hotel named "Asia Mountains". 

 

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