The land of Celestial Mountains

Activity: Trekking tour

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Duration of the tour: 7 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Karakol - Mokraya Polyana - Eastern Irdik Lake - Western Irdik Lake - Karakol - Kochkor - Bishkek

Our company will help you to discover Kyrgyzstan, a unique country lying in the very heart of the Tien-Shan Mountains. Our country is the land of contrasts: wide steppes, green fields, sandy deserts, turquoise lakes, snowy mountains, fast rivers, an abundance of wild life with many rare and endangered species, historical and archeological places connected with the Great Silk Road and people preserving the traditions of their nomadic ancestors. All this variety of nature and life you will see if you visit our land. You will go here once and after that you will to start all over again.

Day 1: Bishkek - Karakol (450 km - 8 h) (1 650 m. a. s. l.)
You will start your way to the Karakol town in the morning; this place is situated on the eastern part of Issyk-Kul Lake. On your way, you will visit the Burana Tower (minaret of the 11th century) with an open air museum of Balbans (stone warriors). Then you will be transferred to the incredible Issyk-Kul Lake - the second deepest lake in the world (1608m.above sea level). The Lake is also called "the pearl of Central Asia". You will really enjoy the amazing view of the Tien Shan Mountains that surround this lake. On the way,you  will make a short break during which you will have short excursion of ancient stone inscription (dating back to 800 B.C.). They were depicted by local tribes of Saks and Usuns that believed that Issyk Kul Lake was the center of the world. During transfer to the Karakol town you will drive along the northern shore of Issyk Kul Lake. Overnight is in a guesthouse "Elita" in Karakol.   

 

Day 2: Karakol - « Mokraya Polyana » glade-upper circus (2790 m a. s. l.) 
You will visit the Dungan mosque in the morning. The mosque was built in Chinese style without using a single metal nail. After that you will visit an old wooden Orthodox Church. It was made of wood more than 100 years ago and attracts a lot of visitors even nowaday. Afterwards you will be transferred to Karakol gorge. It is an amazing gorge that is situated at the very heart of the Terskey Mountains. Here you can see Turkestan spruce trees that are widespread only in Kyrgyzstan. The height of the tree can reach 18 meters and the diameter of its trunk - 1.5 meters. You will have hiking to the foot of the glade with the name « Mokraya Polyana » (7 h). Overnight will be in tents at the altitude of 2790 m. above sea level.

Day 3: « Mokraya Polyana » glade - Eastern Irdik Lake (3 200 m. a. s. l.)
This morning you will begin with hiking to the eastern Irdik Lake (3200 m, 7 hours hiking). You will hike over the pass Bokovoi (3300 m). During the hike you will see constant changing of the landscapes .You will see steep cliffs and precipices, high rocks, green mountains; we will go through the juniper forest where a sick person starts to feel better. There you can see a wonderful sunset over the most beautiful peaks of Kungey Ala-Too mountain range: Fuchika (4010m), Morozov (3960m), 800 years of Moscow (3872m). Overnight is  in tents.

Day 4: Eastern Irdik Lake - Western Irdik Lake (3 300 m. a. s. l.)
Today you will hike for t 7 hours. On the way you will see a lot of edelweiss fields (the flowers of love) and pastures that are used by Kyrgyz nomads. You will see a lot of marmots at the altitude of 3650 m. On the way you will hike over Severnyi pass that is 3380 m. asl. During the hiking at these places you will forget about every day fuss and you can really relax and enjoy amazing views of our Mother Nature. Camping is at the altitude of 3300 m. asl Overnight is in tents. 

Day 5: Western Irdik Lake - Karakol (1 650 m. a. s. l.)
After breakfast you start your hiking with descent to Diychin valley which will take 5 hours to get this place, many Dungan people live there. Dungans are Chinese Muslims that were prosecuted by the Chinese in the 19th century and fled to Kyrgyzstan. Today you will visit a Dungan family, and you will try traditional lagman soup. While hiking to the village it is sometimes possible to meet real nomadic families on the way. Every year they go to the mountains with their cattle and live in yurts. Yurts are collapsible nomadic dwellings that are made of felt. Then you will be transferred to Karakol (10 km - 25 min). Overnight is in "Elita" guesthouse (1650 m).

Day 6: Karakol - Kochkor (280 km - 5 h, 1800 m. a. s. l.)
In the morning you will be driven to the Kochkor village. In Karakol you will visit a local bazaar and try national dishes, such as ashlyamfu and shashlyk made of beef or lam. Then you will start your way to Kochkor village. On the way you will visit Djeti Oguz Mountains that are very popular because of their beauty and of course you will see the Broken Heart Mountain. Then while driving along the southern shore of Issyk Kul Lake you will visit a private factory of producing yurts. Your lunch will be in Bokonbaevo village in Talgat's House. This man is a famous hunter with golden eagles. Hunting with golden eagle is very popular in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia. Talgat will tell you about this kind of hunting .In the afternoon you can take some pictures of the birds.  Talgat will also tell us the way he trains his birds of prey. After arrival in Kochkor village you will find out about national traditions and customs. You will watch the process of making traditional Kyrgyz carpets and you can even to take part in this process .After it is traditional dinner in a yurt during which you will listen to a folk concert.  This night you will spend in a home stay with a local family.

Day 7: Kochkor - Bishkek (210 km - 5 h)
You will have breakfast with your host family. After it you will drive to the capital of Kyrgyzstan - the Bishkek city. After arriving you will have some time to have a rest in your guesthouse and then will be the last dinner in national restaurant with national music.  The last night you will spend in «Asia Mountains» guesthouse.



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