Exploring the Inylchek Glacier

Going to the Inylchek Glacier is an amazing experience and maybe once in a life time!  The trek information listed below can be changed, I'm very flexible.  If clients are interested hiring this tour I need 25 days notice before the start of the tour to make the border zone permits.  

If you wish to do this tour self-guided or fully guided I can assist you with both options. I have sent many groups to the Inylchek Area to open new routes and to summit virgin peaks. 

*Going to the border zone requires a border zone permit! 

Day1

Meet at Manas airport. Bus to the guest house ~40min (25km). Bishkek City tour. Overnight in the guest house (Elevation: 900m).

Day2

Leaving the guest house you will travel to Tamga ~5-6 hours (324km). On the way you will visit Burana tower. Overnight in the guest house (Elevation: 1700m).

Day3

Leaving the guest house you will travel to Jeti-Oguz valley ~2 hours (70km). You will trek to waterfall along the valley ~2- 3 hours (5km). Overnight in the yurt (Elevation: 2300m).

Day4

Leaving the yurt camp you will travel to Echkilitash valley ~5-6 hours (150km). You will hike to Tyuz valley ~2-3 hours (8km). Overnight in the tent (Elevation: 3180m).

Day5

Leaving the guest house you will hike to the baseline of Tyuz pass ~5-6 hours (14 km). On the way you will make a river crossing across the Tyuz River. Overnight in the tent (Elevation: 3285m).

Day6

Leaving the campsite you will summit Tyuz pass (4001m) and descend to the campsite Chon-Tash ~7-8 hours (16km). Overnight in the tent (Elevation: 2900m).

Day7

Leaving the campsite you will hike on Enilchek glacier (3900m) to the campsite in Glinaya Polyana ~5-6 hours (10km). Overnight in the tent (Elevation: 3380m).

Day8

Leaving the campsite you will hike to the campsite in Polyana Merzbacher ~4-5 hours (8km). Overnight in the tent (Elevation: 3550m).

Day9

Free day. After breakfast you can hike around the Merzbacher Lake ~5-6 hours (8km). Overnight in the tents (Elevation: 3550m).

Day10

Leaving the campsite you will hike down on Enilchek glacier to the campsite in Iva ~6-7 hours (10km). Overnight in the tent (Elevation: 3000m).

Day11

Leaving the campsite you will hike ~5-6 hours (18km) along the river Enilchek to the campsite in At-Djailoo, on the way you will make several river crossings. There is a tourist camp where you can order Russian Bath (additional cost) and relax. Overnight in the tents (Elevation: 2630m).

Day12

Leaving the campsite At-Djailoo you will travel by military truck to Karakol ~5-6 hours (180km). Overnight in the guest house (Elevation: 1670m).

Day13

Leaving the guest house you will travel to Cholpon-Ata ~3-4 hours (130km). On the way you will visit an open air museum of petroglyphs. Overnight in the guest house (Elevation: 1600m).

Day14

Leaving the guest house you will travel to Bishkek ~7-8 hours (320km). Overnight in the guest house (Elevation: 900m).

Day15

Leaving the guest house you will travel to Manas airport ~40min (25km).

*Note it's necessary to buy a board zone permit before you start this tour! I will need your passports at least 14 working days before the tour starts. 

Tour Extention: 

It's possible to extend this day tour with other tours in the Naryn area or a small part of a bigger tour throughout Kyrgyzstan.  If you were to add The Shaar Waterfall horse tour and the SunKol back door jeep tour you would be blown away from the realness of Naryn!  

Includes:

• Transportation to and from planned trek

• Guide during the trek English or Russian speaking

• Food and Yurt Accommodations

Not included:

• Transpiration from Bishkek to the start of the trek (I can book you a tour Bishkek to Bishkek for an additional cost)

• Alcoholic drinks

• Bottled water during the trek  

• Permits 

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. 

Testimonials From My Clients:

I spent almost 3 months in Kyrgyzstan last Summer and Alex was extremely helpful - he gave me some advice on where to start my trip and what the top places were and helped me set up a route. He even helped me find a local guy who advised me on where and how to buy a horse. Will definitely get in touch again when I hit up Kyrgyzstan for the second time!

Stephane Roux 25 German

Number of days: 15
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
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