This program is a combination of cultural exploration, light hiking and horse riding suitable for any physical condition. If you want to take your time to enjoy beautiful Kyrgyz landscapes without rushing anywhere this program is for you!

A 2-day trek takes you to the heart of the Pamir Alai through Djiptik pass 4185m offering a wonderful view of in Peak 7134m. The second highest summit of the Pamirs. A horseback riding 2 days of the easy level, takes from yurt to yurt around the fabulous Lake Song Kul, place of summer meeting of Kyrgyz nomads. Before the end of the program, eight days of trekking takes you in the footsteps of caravan’s famous Silk Road between highlands, glaciers and alpine forests.

We already have one traveler for this trip! We are looking for 3 more travelers to join this great open group tour.

Program

D 1 / Bishkek - Toktogul
Road to the south of Kyrgyzstan. We drive through a tunnel at 3580m. A stroll will welcome nearly Tunnel. Suite drive by car, down to the upper Suusamyr valley, situated between 2500 and 2800 m. Large green space dominated by the yurts and herds of horses. At the end of the day, we arrive at Toktogul, a large village on the edge of a large dam Toktogul. Overnight in the guesthouse.
Driving time: 8 h
Driving distance: 280 km

D 2 / Toktogul - Arslanbob village
Transfer to Arslanbob. Driving up to the Toktogul Dam. Picnic on the shore of the reservoir. Then getting to the canyon raising over the Naryn River. On the main highway Osh-Bishkek, drive to the Fergana Valley. Dinner in Jalal - Abad. Setting off for great walnut forests. Visiting a small waterfall sacred for local people. Overnight in homestay.
Driving time: 6, 30 h
Driving distance: 380 km

D 3 / Arslanbob village - Osh
To the West, cotton fields, the Fergana Valley welcomes us warm. Early departure of Arslanbob to Osh, Uzgen stop and visit of the minaret and mausoleums of the eleventh century. Then transfer to Osh. Visit of the city of Osh, the mausoleum of Babur and the throne of King Solomon. Overnight in the guesthouse.
Driving time: 3, 45 h
Driving distance: 190 km

D 4 / Osh - Kodjo Kelen valley
Early departure. 40 km of the road is paved, 60 km, which is not paved. We pass near a dam named Papan. We walk along the river that feeds the Aral Sea. Arriving at the village of Kodjo Kelen for lunchtime. Picnic in the nature. Stroll through the ocher cliffs. Back at the village. Dinner and overnight at homestay.
Vertical drop: 500m + Vertical Drop: - 500m
Driving time: 4 h
Driving distance: 90 km
Walking time: 2 h

D 5 / Kodjo Kelen valley - Jiptik pass
Long day trek. Our caravan composed by mule and horse saddles, along the Ak-Bura River, at the foot of the pass Jiptik. We arrive at the camp. Night under tent at 2800m.
Walking time: 14km / 6-7 hrs.

D 6 / Jiptik pass – Sary Mogol valley
In the morning, attack of the pass, which rises to 4185m, great view of in Peak across the valley of the Pamir Alai. Overnight in tents in the valley of Sary Mogol.
Walking time: 14 km 6/7hrs.
Vertical drop: 900m + Vertical Drop: - 800m

D 7 / Sary Mogol valley - Gulcho
Morning walk aimlessly looking for a top to get a good panoramic view of the chain Zaalayskiy which in Peak rises to 7134m. Then we join our car and we drive up in the valley of Kyzyl Suu, then jailoo Sary Tash before crossing Taldyk pass at 3600m. We then descend to a landscape more green to the village of Gulcho. Overnight homestay.
Driving distance: 150 km
Driving time: 2, 5-3h
Walking time: 3 h

D 8 / Gulcho - Jalal-Abad
Back to Osh to reach the city of Jalal-Abad. The road is in very good condition. Visit of the Uzgen's minaret of the XI century. In mid-afternoon arrival in Jalal-Abad, homestay accommodation. Walking in the green parks and free time to enjoy a good shower after the trek in the mountains.
Driving distance: 150 km
Driving time: 2h

D 9 / Jalal-Abad - Kazarman
In the morning, we cross the Uzbek villages before attacking the pass Keuk-Art, which is open from June until September. Picnic in the nature. Walk at the pass. The road is in poor condition, is not paved. At the end of the day arrived in the village of Kazarman. Homestay accommodation. Dinner with a local family.
Driving distance: 250 km
Driving time: 5-6 h


D 10 / Kazarman - Tash Rabat
Starting from Kazarman to Tash Rabat. In the footsteps of Genghis Khan, we still go through two small passes around 3400m., till the caravanserai of Tash Rabat, 11th century (3200m. alt.). Variety and scenic beauty, virgin land, the peaks are not very far from us. Overnight in yurts.
Driving distance: 250 km
Driving time: 6-7 h

D 11 / Tash Rabat - Tash Doeboe (Song Kul)
Drive to the town of Naryn (2000m. alt.). We will visit the bazaar to replenish supplies before driving to Lake Song Kul (3016m. alt.). Stop at the natural reserve of Song Kul, then to the waterfalls of the Song Kul River before reaching the plateau where you will spend the night in a yurt.
Driving distance: 250 km
Driving time: 6-7 h

D 12 / Tash Doeboe (Song Kul) - Tulpar Tash (Song Kul)
This morning we hike to Sary Bulak River northwest of Lake Song Kul. We walk from yurt to yurt in the footsteps of the Great Timur Khan and first hunters of the Stone Age. Petroglyphs, ancient sites, tombs. Overnight in yurts.
Walking time: 5/6h

D 13 / Tulpar Tash (Song Kul) - Kochkor
We hike on the foothills of the mountains plunging into the lake. Then we meet our driver, we drive to the Kalmak Achu's pass (3440m). Then we reach the valley of Kochkor, visit the women association handicraft center and demonstration of working with felt. Overnight in guesthouse.
Driving distance: 150 km
Driving time: 3 h
Walking time: 3 h

D 14 / Kochkor - Bishkek
After a nice breakfast, you will pack your bags and make your way to Bishkek. The first stop along the way will be the artificial Lake Orto Tokoi and then Issyk Kul Lake. The road will follow through the Boom canyon and in no time, you will be in Bishkek. If you wish you have the option to have a 3-hour hike though the Kyzyl Terek Canyon, visit Burana Tower, white water rafting in the Chuy River, or visiting the hot springs in Issyk-Ata. Once you arrive in Bishkek, you will be able to have a walk through the city and see some of the many highlights of Bishkek. Overnight in a guesthouse in Bishkek.
Driving distance: 200 km
Driving time: 3h

Price per person

2 pax: 2,397 dollars per person
3 pax: 1,882 dollars per person
4 pax: 1,597 dollars per person

We already have one traveler for this trip! We are looking for 3 more travelers to join this great open group tour.

The price includes:

Airport transfers
All transportation in private 4x4 vehicle
Accommodation described in the program
Full board during the whole trip (3 meals per day)
French or English speaking tour guide
Drinking water and tea
All activities mentioned in the program
Entrance fees for monuments and parks mentioned in the program
Carrying luggage during trekking
Rent camping equipment (tents, mats, kitchen utensils)
All the visits indicated in the program

Price does not include:

Insurance repatriation and CR insurance
International airfare and taxes
Alcohol or sweetened mineral water
Additional services not mentioned in the program
Staff costs and rental of personal equipment (Sleeping bag, water bottle, flashlight, etc.)
Tips (always optional, but always appreciated)
Additional costs due to personal problems (health, loss of luggage, etc.)
International banking fees

Remarks:
Since July 27, 2012, the visa is not any more required for the persons of Swiss, EU, US, Canadian and Japanese nationalities (in total 44 new countries, for more information visit nomadsland.kg); passport should be with minimum of 6 months validity for period of 60 days maximum. Vaccination is not mandatory.
This is a draft program. It can be changed due to changes of flight schedules, safety reasons, weather conditions and others imponderable or unforeseen conditions. Only our tour guide is authorized to take the necessary decisions. Prices are calculated daily and are subject to change in case of wide fluctuations in prices or exchange rates.
Though Kyrgyzstan evidenced caravans over 3000 years it is still a young developing country and infrastructure of villages is not at a very high level. Refusing hospitality might be offensive and in order to avoid misunderstanding one had better to read some guidebooks and other books about Kyrgyzstan before getting prepared to visit.

Hope to see you soon.

Number of days: 14
Start Date: Jun 30, 2020
End Date: Jul 13, 2020
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: Insurance repatriation and CR insurance International airfare and taxes Alcohol or sweetened mineral water Additional services not mentioned in the program Staff costs and rental of personal equipment (Sleeping bag, water bottle, flashlight, etc.) Tips (always optional, but always appreciated) Additional costs due to personal problems (health, loss of luggage, etc.) International banking fees
Transport: SUV 4x4
Start in (City): Bishkek
End in (City): Bishkek
Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
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