This trek will make you discover a part of the Tian Shan massif with its lakes and forests. You will also have the opportunity to relax in the hot springs and discover the nomadic life.
Day 1: Bishkek - Kégéti
Walk: 1 to 2 hours
Transfer from the airport to Bishkek. Visit of the city center. Transfer to Kégéti canyon (90 km). Lunch and rest time. In the evening, walk to the waterfall. Night and dinner in Guest House.
Day 2: Kégéti - Kol Tor - Kégéti
+/- : 900/900 m - 18 km
Trek to Kol Tor Lake. Picnic by the lake. Dinner and overnight in the same Guest House.
Day 3: Kégéti - Chong Kemine
Walk: 1 to 2 hours
Transfer to Chong Kemine National Park. On the way, visit the Burana Minaret - the ancient capital of the Kara Khanide Empire. Lunch at Kayindi village at the park entrance. In the afternoon, walk near the village. Dinner and overnight at the inhabitant.
Day 4: Chong Kemine - Tory Aigur
+/- : 600/0 m - Walk: 5 to 6 h
Meet with our team of trek and the horses. Beginning of the trek. Arrival in Toru Aigur valley decorated on one side with a fir forest. Installation of tents and small free walk while our team prepares dinner in the fire. Night under tent.
Day 5: Tory Aigur - Lake Kogur
+/- : 500/300 m - Walk: 5 to 6 h
Crossing a beautiful valley of Tory Aigur and descent at the edge of a beautiful alpine lake -Chelek. Picnic with a panoramic view of Tory Aigur. Arrival at the lake for the bivouac.
Day 6: Lake Kogur - Kytai Too - Karakol
+/- : 900/1000 m - Walk: 7 to 8 h
Wake up very early to pass Chong Kemine pass. Picnic. Afternoon, descent to Kytai Too where our car is waiting for us. Transfer to Karakol. Dinner in the restaurant and overnight at Askar Guest House.
Day 7: Karakol - Altyn Arashan
+/- : 850/0 m - Walk: 5 to 6 h
Transfer to the entrance to Karakol Canyon. Meeting with the team. Trek to Altyn Arashan. Picnic on the road. In the evening arrive at Altyn Arashan. Free time for hot baths in natural springs. Dinner and overnight in the guest house.
Day 8: Altyn Arashan - Ala Kol - Altyn Arashan
+/- : 1000/1000 m - Walk: 7 to 8 h
Trek to Ala Kol. Picnic by the lake at 3500 m. re-descent. Time to enjoy the hot springs. Dinner and overnight in the same place.
Day 9 Altyn Arashan - Karakol - Kochkor
+/- : 0/750 m - Walk: 5 to 6 h
Descent to Karakol. Dinner in the restaurant and visit the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and Dounghane Mosque. Then drive to Kochkor village. Dinner and overnight at the inhabitant.
Day 10: Kochkor - Kilemché
+/- : 750/450 m - Walk: 4 to 5 h
Transfer to the entrance Joumgal region to begin our trek to Song Kol Lake. Picnic. The evening arrived at the nomads of the valley Kilemché. Dinner and overnight at nomads.
Day 11: Kilemché - Song Kol
+/- : 650/150 m - Walk: 4 to 5 h
Pass Kyzart Pass to Song Kol Lake. Picnic. The evening arrived at the nomads.
Day 12: Song Kol
Day of discovery of the life of the nomads. Dinner and overnight at nomads.
Day 13: Song Kol - Kochkor
In the morning after our walk among the nomads. Lunch with the nomads under the yurt. Afternoon transfer to Kochkor. Visit a small museum of traditional objects. Dinner under the yurt, accompanied by a folk concert.
Day 14: Kochkor - Bishkek
Transfer to Bishkek. On the way stop in the Hawai restaurant on the artificial lake. Arrival in Bishkek in the afternoon. Visit of Osh Bazaar and the Historical Museum. Dinner in a local restaurant. Night at the hotel.
Day 15 Back
Transfer to Bishkek Airport
Decreasing price from 6 people. Contact me.
The price includes:
- Organization and logistics of the stay
- English speaking trekking / tour guide
- all vehicle transfers
- full board grooms
- pack horses
- accommodation: yurt, tent, guest house
- admissions to museums and national parks;
- Eagle Hunter Tour and Folk Concert
- Mineral water outside trekking and hiking
The price does not include
- travel insurance
- airline tickets and tax
- alcohol or sweet mineral waters
The program is for information only. It may be modified according to flight schedules, weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances.