Discover the land of snow leopard and famous Marcon Polo on a bicycle, horse, or foot. A combination of two or three is also possible. Moreover, you can adjust the level of activeness and complexity of tours. The routes take you to unbeaten paths in summer pastures, through remote villages and towns. Of course, you will have time to learn the culture and observe busy people negotiating prices on a local market.
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High variation in landscapes and activities. This tour consists of a nice combination of various activities: in three days trip from Chong Kemin Valley to Chyrpykty you can choose to pass the Kol Tor Pass at 3.000 m either on a horse or foot. Further you will continue the trip observing the differences in living styles between the north and south shores of the Yssik Kul Lake. Song Kol, the paradise of nomad shepherds and free cattle, is the next destination of the trip. By the end you will visit the Tash Rabat Caravanserai on the Silk Road. In short, enjoy your three weeks!
This trip offers a 5 days trip in the Terskei Mountain Range in south Isskkul. The luggage is transported by horses. Depending on level of complexity, you will walk between five and eight hours per day. The height of the trekking route varies between 2150 to 3900 meters. Along the way, you will see nomads and visit their yurt settlements. During the trek, you can enjoy a multitude of views. Enjoy the nature.
To ensure your safe adaptation to the local geographic conditions, the trip takes you slowly to high altitude. After the five-day trek, you will have time to explore the local culture around the Issikkul Lake and, of course, enjoy the sun on a local beach.
The jailoos are the pastures where Kyrgyz shepherds tend their flocks in the summer, and Song-Kol is the jewel of the jailoos, a stunning 270 km2 of sparkling water at 3016 m, surrounded by 3700 m mountains on all sides. For the fullest jailoo experience, approach the lake via the mountains enclosing the western end of Kochkor Valley, moving from jailoo to jailoo and staying with shepherd families in remote meadows far off the beaten path. Enjoy homemade jam, fresh cream, bread still warm from the oven, and the best kymyz (fermented mare’s milk) around. The route traverses remote Jumgal rayon, and reaches Song-Kol via Jalgyz-Karagai (Lonely Fir) Pass on the north shore.
A fantastic journey on a horse.At the beginning of the trip, you will have a one day hourse riding to adapt to local horses and conditions before going on a 5-days horse riding during which horses will be the only means of transport. The treck goes from jailoo to jailoo through valleys covered with alpine meadows and over passes (3400 and 3600 meters) with breathtaking 360 ° views. Enjoy the noise of river flowing, birds of prey in the air and panaromic views of endless mountains. With an occasional let the wind play with you. Enjoy your freedom.
The Jailoos are the pastures where Kyrgyz shepherds tend their flocks in the summer. For the fullest jailoo experience, approach the mountain valley Orto-Syrt via the pass Tong enclosing from Bokonbay village in Issik-Kull region, moving from jailoo to jailoo and staying with shepherd families in remote meadows far off the beaten path. Enjoy homemade jam, fresh cream, bread still warm from the oven, and the best kymyz (fermented mare’s milk) around.
During this tour you get to know local people and way of living, visit historical and culturally special places. You cycle independently at your pace but interpreter and driver will always stay close by. You will meet see each other at the next destination. The cycling route includes challenging off road tracks yet with beautiful views. You pass beautiful mountain rivers in huge gorges, sandy canyon and, of course, the incredible panaromic view to Issykkul Lake. It is possible to combine this tour with few days of hiking or visiting e.g. At Bashy.