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Trekking Tour "The Taste of Tien Shan" - 11 Days

Day 1. Airport – Bishkek city.

30 km, 1 hrs, (B,L,D)

Upon arrival to the international airport “Manas” you will be met by “Ak Sai Travel” guide. Short drive to Bishkek and accommodation in a hotel.

Afternoon city tour.

Optionally: Kyrgyz folklore show during dinner.

Overnight in a hotel.

Day 2. Bishkek city – Karakol town.

430 km,7-8 h, +900 m, (B,L,D)

After breakfast we drive to Issyk Kul Lake.

Our way goes via ruins of Burana Tower (old minaret) near Tokmok city.

Also watch a collection of Balbals.

Optionally: On the area around the tower it is possible to organize horse riding games.

Lunch en route.

En route we also visit so called “Stone garden” or Cholpon Ata Petroglyphs site.

Continue driving to Karakol town. Upon arrival accommodation in a guest house.

Dinner in a local café/local family.

Overnight in a guest house

Day 3/12 August. Karakol city tour. Karakol town – Djety Oguz gorge.

45 km, 4-5 h, +900m, (B,L,D)

Morning short sightseeing tour in the town – Dungan Mosque, Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Prjevalskii Memorial Complex.

Lunch in a local café.

Transfer to Djety Oguz gorge.

Dinner and overnight in “Djety Oguz” tent camp at 2600m.

Day 4. Radial hike to Oguz Bashi peak. Trek to Telety pass.

16 km, 6-8 hrs., +450 m, (B,L,D)

Radial hike rto Oguz Bashi peak.

Lunch in the camp.

Trek to the tent camp at the foot of Telety pass. It is not a difficult trek, about 6-7km along West Telety river.

Dinner and overnight in “Telety” tent camp at 3050m.

Day 5. Trek over Telety pass (3800m) down to Karakol gorge (2500m).

18 km, 6-8 hrs., +750 m/-1300 m, (B,L,D)

Dinner and overnight in “Karakol” tent camp at 2500m.

Day 6. Radial hike to the foot of Karakol peak (5216m).

16 km. 6-8 hrs, +700 m/-700 m, (B,L,D)

Radial hike up along Uyun Tor river to the foot of Karakol peak.

Possibility to use sauna. Dinner and overnight in “Karakol” tent camp at 2500m.

Day 7. Trek along the gorge to “Sirota” hut and to Ala Kol Lake (3532m).

9 km, 6-8 hrs, +1100 m, (B,L,D)

Dinner and overnight in “Ala Kol” tent camp at 3600m.

Day 8. Trek over Ala Kol pass (3800m) passing Ala Kol Lake and descend to Arashan gorge (2600m).

18 km, 6-8 hrs, +200 m/-1200 m, (B,L,D)

Possibility to take thermal baths.

Dinner and overnight in “Altyn Arashan” tent camp at 2600m.

Day 9. Altyn Arashan gorge – Cholpon Ata town.

155 km, 4-5 hrs, -1000 m, (B,L,D)

Accommodation in a hotel on the north shore of Issyk Kul Lake.

Dinner and overnight in a hotel.

Day 10. Cholpon Ata town – Bishkek city.

250 km, 3-4 hrs, -800 m. (B,L,D)

Morning, after breakfast, transfer to Bishkek city.

Lunch en route.

Upon arrival to the city accommodation in a hotel.

Dinner in a local restaurant.

Overnight in a hotel.

Day 11. Bishkek city – Airport “Manas”

30 km, 1 hrs, (B)

Morning transfer to airport to catch your flight back home.

Country: Kyrgyzstan
Transfer: Included
Food: Included
Registered Member of Tourism board of: Tourism Board of Kyrgyz Republic
Testimonials (Website,TripAdvisor, etc.): No
Guide Languages:
Experience Level: Difficult
Tour operator name: Ak Sai Travel
Min group size: 1
Max group size: 15
Duration: 11
Provided Accommodation: Tent and Hostel/Hotel
Included in service: - accommodation in hotels in Bishkek – 3 nights - accommodation in Amir hotel or Green Yard Guest House in Karakol – 1 night - accommodation at the Hotel at Issyk-Kul Lake – 1 night - accommodation and full board (hot food for breakfast and dinner, lunches as snack boxes) in the permanent tent camps along the trek Djety Oguz gorge – Altyn Arashan gorge – 6 nights. (Please note, you do not need to set up your tents, they will be set in advance + cook will be waiting for your with hot meal when you arrive!) - FB during whole program - Escorting Guide during the whole program - porter service during the trek (*please read about baggage allowance on trek below) - all the transfers according to the program - entry and ecological fee
Not included in Service: - visa support and visa fee (if necessary) - all optional deviations from the main itinerary - beverages and meals not included in main menu
Equipment to bring: - 4 season sleeping bag - walking boots - waterproof jacket and trousers - fleece jacket or similar - warm hat and gloves - sunglasses - a daypack of around 40 liters - head-torch and batteries - 2 x 1 liter water bottle - sun cream. A down jacket, pair of sandals, swimming suit and walking sticks are recommended.
Recommended Season:
Guaranteed departure dates: Fixed dates: from 7th of August to 17 th of August, 2016
Terms and Conditions: tbd
Listing created Apr 21, 2015

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