Day Trip from Bishkek to Boom Gorge
Are you looking to explore the “Moab Landscapes” of Kyrgyzstan? A day trip to Konorchek Canyons is a great place to enjoy a full day of trekking and exploring in the wild red rock nature in Boom Gorge.
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Once your guide meets you at your guesthouse at 8:00 am you will be driven 125 km / two hours to the head of the trail in Boom Gorge and start trekking up the narrow canyon. The trek is not challenging, but in a few places it could be hard for some guests. The trek is ~12/14 km and it total amount of time trekking is between 3-5 hours. You will be trekking in a dry canyon where there is almost no sing of life such as green trees, animals, and it's a huge contracts to the rest of Kyrgyzstan. Once you reach the panorama peak we will have lunch and there will be time to take pictures and to soak up the views of nature. The local legend is that you can see statues / people in the rocks. An additional local legend, is that it was once a volcano a few million years ago and that’s why it’s so dry. It’s a great place to see all year round. I think winter is the best time to see Konorchek Canyons because of the contrast between the snow and sand. After the trek, you will be brought back to your guesthouse in Bishkek.
Level of difficulty: Easy
*For trekking tours, it’s important that you bring waterproof trekking boots and a simple backpack to put your camera, lunch and water.
*8:00 am is a great time to start the tour, I want to show you as much as possible in one day.
*7:00 pm is a great time to be back in Bishkek.
*This price includes the cost of guide service, simple transport, gas for the car, lunch, and one litter of water per person.
*Its only possible to have 4 people on this tour unless we rent a larger car for an additional cost.
To enjoy this tour, make sure to bring:
Sun cream / Sunglasses
Water at least 2 L
Backpack 35-40 L
Warm and waterproof clothing
Trekking boots / Trekking poles
Season: The best time to book this tour is from late June to early September
*All clients are responsible for buying their own medical insurance and for bring their own medical kit with them.
It's possible to extend this day tour with other tours in the Karakol area or a small part of a bigger tour throughout Kyrgyzstan. If you were to add the Ala Kul trek or head down to Naryn to do the tour to SonKul on horseback.
Testimonials From My Guest:
Thank you very much for a most fascinating time in Kyrgyzstan. The ski touring was fun and I much enjoyed Kok-Boru, horseback riding, eagle hunting, The Farm, and meeting your many friends. It was all a great experience: I do hope to bring my family to Kyrgyzstan sometime. Thank you for all your patience, care, and flexibility.
Kevin 61 English