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.
Details of the trip:
This trip can be extended for several days on bicycle and / or part of the Silk Road. Make sure you are well prepared for the journey. You take your own sleeping bag and mat. The rest will be provided. Meals will be cooked by the local staff.
The best time to travel: End of June till end of August
Level/Height: Easy / Two passes over 3800 meters
1525Euro pp. for a group of 4 people
1720 Euro pp. for a group of 3 people
|1||Manas – Bishkek||900 m||Arrival in Bishkek. Have a rest in hotel. A brief information about the whole tour and places to be visited. After lunch make a city tour in the center of Bishkek, visiting open air gallery, historical museum, Osh bazaar, etc. Welcoming dinner at restaurant. Overnight stay in hotel.|
|2||Bishkek – Burana – Chon Kemin||Breakfast, then head to Chon Kemin valley. The tour includes a visit to the Burana tower on the way (15 km from the main road), an architectural complex dating back to 10 – 11thcenturies (the Great Silk Road). Lunch en route. Arrive in Karool Dobo village afternoon. Stay at home by local family.|
|3||Chon Kemin||After breakfast, depending on your wishes, either walk around the village, meet local people and witness their way of living, or hike/ride a horse to the forest in order to get a feeling for the forthcoming trekking. Accommodation and meals are by the local family.|
|4||Chon Kemin – Bokonbaevo Almaluu yurtcamp||Breakfast up to your wishes, head to Almaluu yurtcamp, 5 km from Bokonbaevo village. Make a stop in Bokonbaevo to visit local workshops, witness process of making Kyrgyz national carpets and other handicrafts made by local people, which you can also buy. Arrive in Almaluu yurt camp afternoon. Accommodation is at the yurt camp.|
|5||Bokonbaevo Almaluu yurtcamp||Breakfast, relax, go to the lake, beach time, and swim. Walk around, communicate with local people. Prepare to the forthcoming trekking. Meals and overnight is in the yurt camp.|
|6||Almaluu yurtcamp – TuuraSuu – slop of Terskei Ala Too
Begin of trekking
|After breakfast transfer for small village Tuura-Suu where you meet your guide team. 30 min preparing and packing the luggage and start trekking head to the first place over the slop of the Terskaey Ala-Too Mountain range. 5-6 hours trekking and put the tent for overnight. Lunch/Dinner on the wild.|
|7||Terskei Ala Too – Chetindi||Test your first breakfast on the nature in the morning after continue your trip to the next places. This day also takes about 5-6 hours and gets you to the Mountains river “Chetindi”. Put your tent test your dinner cooked on the open fire, overnight in tent. Trekking time: 5-6 hours.|
|8||Chetindi – Tosor||After good breakfast head to the first pass “Tosor”. Stop for picnic time before the pass, afternoon cross the pass and reach other side where you will stop for overnight in tent. Trekking time: 7-8 hours.|
|9||Tosor – Syrt Jailoo||After breakfast continue the tour into the Jailoo “Syrt” valley. Destination goes to east and takes 5 hours trekking. This day gives you easy trekking day and hopefully the mountains weather kindly. Overnight in tent, cooking in the wild.|
|10||Syrt Jailoo – Sary Moinok||This day you will follow the horse trail and reach the Kerege Tash. Crossing the Pass Kerege and walk down into the gorge “Kerege-Tash” to the overnight place “Sary-Moinok” near the Mountain river. Trekking time: 4-5 hours,|
|11||Sary Moinok – Barskoon – Saruu
End of trekking
|After good breakfast 1 or 2 hours walking down to the car road where your transport pick up you to Saruu over the Barskoon road. On the way visit Barskoon waterfall. Arrival in Saruu village afternoon. Have a well earned rest, accommodation is by local family.|
|12||Saruu||After breakfast leaving for Juuku – Suu Gorge, to hot mineral springs. This is a popular place among local people. Hiking to waterfall through a pass covered with fir trees and rocky mounts along a mountain river. Enjoy peaceful nature during a picnic lunch. Come back to village for dinner. Overnight is by the local family.|
|13||Saruu – Djeti Oguz – Karakol||Breakfast, then transfer to Djeti-Oguz Gorge, seven large red rocks known as “Seven Bulls” and the “Broken Heart” a huge rock in a form of a broken heart with plenty of ancient legends about a sad love story. Here you can also visit a sanatorium of Soviet period. Have a picnic in area of Kok Jaiyk after which you can also hike up to a waterfall. Arrive in next destination – Karakol city afternoon. Overnight is at CBT guesthouse (a gueshouse organized by Community Based Tourism Association in Kyrgyzstan).|
|14||Karakol – Cholpon Ata – Chyrpykty||After Breakfast, do the city tour: visit the Dungan Mosque styled as a Chinese pagoda, the Russian Orthodox Church and museum. On the way make a stop in Cholpon – Ata to visit a museum. Lunch en route. Arrive in Chyrpykty by dinner time, accommodation is by local family.|
|15||Chyrpykty – Bishkek||Breakfast, leave for Bishkek. Lunch en route. Arrive in Bishkek after lunch time. Farewell dinner at a restaurant. Overnight in hotel.|
|16||Departure||Transfer to Airport and say goodbye to Kyrgyzstan.|
The price includes all services such as full pension, transport and guidance from arrival at airport till departure EXCEPT the costs for flights and alcoholic beverages.