Border Zone Permits in Kyrgyzstan

If you’re an independent traveler and you're looking to travel to some of the wildest places in Kyrgyzstan you will need to get a board zone permit, information about the current conditions, transportation, and a safety plan just in case.  

The most popular place for trekking / jeep tours would be the Engilchek Glacier, Sary Jaz River, Ak-Shyirak mountain range, Kol Suu River, Peak in base camp, Karavshin (kara-su valley), ext.

The price per permit is 50 dollars per person and I will help you plan the rest of the tour.  I can book the hotels, jeeps, and connect you to some really amazing people. In addition, I can be your safety contact to help you if something happens.  It's always nice idea if you bring a SPOT locator with you or a SAT Phone.  I will also give you maps and local advice about river crossings and consult you about your tour. 

I need a full scan copy of your passport at least 14 working days before the start of your trip.  The copy of your passport needs to be clear and the passport can not expire within 6 months of the end of your tour. 

Tour Extention: 
It's possible to extend this day tour with other tours in the Bishkek area or a small part of a bigger tour throughout Kyrgyzstan.  If you were to add horseback riding in SonKul that would be amazing or a jeep tour to Kol Suu you would be blown away from the realness of Naryn!

Testimonials From My Guest:
Setting up our trip to explore some of the Kyrgyz Mountains was not easy. Having set ourselves the objective of ski touring in the Ak-Shirak (Tien Shan) range, we needed to get there. Alex helped us by connecting us with all the right people and the logistics from Bishkek to the start of our adventure.  Taking into account the amount of luggage we had and road conditions in early spring it was vital to count of a reliable and serious service. He also obtained our border permits in time, which we needed to pass near the Chinese border and access the remote mountains. We were also put in touch with the helicopter service in case of an emergency.  It was an unforgettable experience and allowed us to climb and ski some first descents.
Rob 28 British / Spanish  
 

Number of days: 1
Covered regions:
Bishkek City
Batken
Chuy
Jalal-Abad
Naryn
Osh
Talas
Issyk-kul
Osh City
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Not included: ● International flights ● Visas (if applicable) ● Travel insurance ● Repatriation insurance ● Alcoholic beverages ● Tips (always optional, but always appreciated) ● Personal expenses ● Any charged activity not mentioned in the program ● International banking fees
What to bring: ● Travel bag (70-80L) ● Light hiking backpack (20-30L max) ● Sunglasses ● 50+ sun cream ● Hat / Beanie ● Personal hygiene set ● Hiking shoes ● Warm clothes for cold evenings ● Summer clothing Light fleece ● Light gloves Scarf ● Silk inlet ● Rain cloak ● Camera + batteries ● Bathing suit Towel ●Your good mood
Transport: No transportation
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