TOP 5 TREKS

Kyrgyzstan is full of mountains and of course you can find a different types of treks. These given programs are for those who won't miss the best trekking destinations in Kyrgyz mountains. We hope these programmes will help you to choose the suitable program exactly for you just contact us after we do our best to make your trekking unforgettable.

If you wish us to establish a personal itinerary for you, we will be happy to provide a high-quality custom designed tour. Just let us know: Your group size, arrival/departure dates, itinerary (mention any ideas you might have or in what area you would like to spend your ski/splitboard tour), accomodation ( national yurt, local village house, tent). We also need to be aware of the physical condition and level of the participants of the group. Please send us this information and we will start to work on your personalized adventure.

 

Top 5 trekkings starting from Karakol:

 

1.Up To The Skyey Lake, Ala - Kol

Duration:                  3-4 days

Type:                         Trekking

Difficulty:                 Medium-Strenous

Season:                     June - October

Route:                      Karakol valley - Kurgak-Tor gorge - Ala-Kol lake - Ala-Kol pass -Altyn-Arashan hot sptings – Karakol town


Brief description:      

Want to visit the famous beautiful turquoise aquamarine lake of Karakol? You will have the opportunity to discover the natural areas of Terskey Ala-Too, to get an epic view of the highest points in the Teskey Ala Too range, such as the Karakol peak (5 216 m), the Jigit peak (5 117 m) and many other impressive peaks and glaciers. You will be able to take a dip in the hot springs of Altyn Arashan and finally contemplate the amazing alpine Ala-Kul lake, located at an altitude of 3 530 m. There are not enough words to describe the beauty of the lake and its surrounding landscape, you just need to see it!


Day to day plan:

Day 1- Karakol - Karakol valley - Kurgak-Tor gorge - "Sirota" camp site

First half of day is spending by driving through into the Karakol gorge by 4x4 soviet military car. Second half of the day is smoothly walking for a 600 m up and camping in a tree line (3000m) nearby crystal clean water of Kurgak Tor. Working day 2-3 hours.

Day 2- Sirota - Lake Ala-Kol - pass Ala-Kol (3 800 m) - Keldike gorge.

The trail to Ala-Kol lake leads up and up, along the river (coming from the Ala-Kol lake). With a nice view for the waterfall, the amazing Ala-Kol lake, the glacier, and when you reach the pass you will find yourselves surrounded by high peaks. After admiring, the trail continue via gentle descent down from the pass. Camp (3 000 m). Working day 6-7 hours.

Day 3- Keldike valley - Altyn-Arashan hot springs.

The Keldike valley is frequently visited by shepherds, who usually feed their cattle during the summer. The trail goes all the way down till Altyn-Arashan hot springs by crossing some small rivers. Working day 4-5 hours.

Day 4- Altyn-Arashan hot springs - Ak-Suu - Karakol.

After some dip in the hot springs walk down to Ak-Suu forestry village and by car get to KArakol town. Working time 3-4 hours.


Conditions of the program:

Equipment: 

Participants must have their equipment such as backpacks, desirable to have a personal sleeping bag, warm clothes, good trekking shoes, trekking poles, etc. (The whole structure of personal equipment).


Physical requirements: 

Participants must be in good physical condition, but don't need any special skills of mountaineering. The differences of heights range from 600 m to 850 m in vertical elevation. The maximum elevation is 3 850 m.


Price in USD: ($): 

 4 days trip

Group of 4: $270person/tour

Group of 5: $250person/tour

Group of 6 to 8: $230/person/tour


Price includes

• All transfers into the gorge at the beginning and from the end of the trekking

• National park and camp site fees

• Kyrgyz-Tours local Guide (English speaking)

• Cook

• Porters for personal luggage (every porter carries 15 kg of useful luggage)

• Lodging in the Kyrgyz-Tours tents with all meal and drinks at the trekking time.

• Lodging and hot springs in  Altyn-Arashan

• Rent of tents and sleeping mats


Not included

• Visa support

• International flights to and from Bishkek

• Lodging/meals in Bishkek

• Lodging/meals in Karakol

• Roundtrip transfer between Bishkek-Karakol-Bishkek

• Medical/evacuation insurance       

    


What else?

Round trip transport between Bishkek-Karakol-Bishkek:

            By yourselves? You can easily catch a taxi or minibus by yourself in the western bus station in Bishkek. The ride takes approximately six hours (400km). In Karakol, you can settle in any reputed hotel or guest house. Our guide will meet you in Karakol and provide a briefing.   

            Our guests? For our guests, we organize a private comfortable transport from and to Bishkek/Manas International Airport, including a visit to the Burana Tower in Tokmok, a stop to the petroglyphs in Cholpon Ata and an excursion in Karakol, in the presence of our english speaking guide. Lodging in a local partners house with a clean shower/toilet, amazing breakfast and Kyrgyz history from the lips of our grandfathers, at the start and the end of the trekking (2 nights).

For just an extra $ 100 per person.

              Booking.  Feel free to contact us for more information, maps, answers to any questions or book this trip. If you want to alter this program, just let us know and we can prepare a custom designed tour exactly for you. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2."Yellow Spring" Trekking Adventure

 Duration:         6 days

 Type:                Trekking

 Difficulty:        Medium-Strenous

 Season:            June - September

Route:                Karakol - Turgon AkSuu gorge - Chon Ashuu pass (4,000m) – Echkili-Tash - Tuz gorge  - Tyz pass (4,000m) - South Enylchek gorge - South Enylchek glacier - South Enylchek valley - At Jailoo base - Karakol.


Brief description: 

Whether you’re an experienced hill walker or a beginner, this six days of trekking in the highest mountain range in the world with most impressive view from the 4000m pass allows you to experience another feeling in the nomads land.

We offer you to do rewarding hiking experience in a remote, stunning locations of Tien Shan mountains with professional Local guides, ensuring a smooth experience.


Plan on days: 
Day 1 -  Karakol – Echkili-Tash (150 km) 5 hours driving by 4x4 car. You arrive to the border post Echkili-Tash. You have border checking. Crossing along the Tyz river. About 5km walking. Camp (3,200 m). Working day 2-3 hours

Day 2 - Crossing under pass Tyz. Camp (3,500 m) Working day 5-6 hours

Day 3 - Overcome Tyz pass (4,000m). You will go down to gorge Enylchek. To the place of camp, Chon-Tash. Camp (2,900 m). Working day 5-6 hours

Day 4 - Glacier Inylchek. Crossing to the end of glacier Inylchek. Night on the other side of the most powerful river Enylchek. Camp (2,900 m). Working day 5-6 hours.

Day 5 - Hiking down trouth the valley to the last camp site. Working day 5-6 hours

Day 6 - Transfer At Jailoo - Karakol (5-6 hours driving)


Conditions of the program:  

We strongly ask you to contact us at least one month before the start dates of trekking for prepare your border permits.     

Equipment:  

Participants must have their equipment such as backpacks, desirable to have a personal sleeping bag, warm clothes, good trekking shoes, trekking poles, etc. (The whole structure of personal equipment)

Physical requirements: Participants must be in good physical condition. Feel comfortable in transitions over long distances, rapid changes in the weather and spending the night on the glaciers. Differences of heights range from 300 to 1000 m in a vertical elevation. the maximum elevation 4100 m.


Group Size: 4 min-8 max


Price in USD: ($): 
6 days trip
Group of 4: $/person/tour
Group of 5: $/person/tour
Group of 6: $/person/tour
Group of 7: $/person/tour
Group of 8: $/person/tour


Price includes
• Transfer Karakol- Echkili-Tash by 4x4 car
• Border zone permit
• Kyrgyz-Tours local Guide (English speaking)
• Cook
• Porters for personal luggage (every porter carries 15 kg of useful luggage)
• Transfer At-Jailoo base camp - Karakol by 4wd car
• Lodging in the Kyrgyz-Tours tents with all meal and drinks at the trekking time.
• Rent of tents, sleeping bags, and sleeping mats


Not included 
• Visa support
• International flights to and from Bishkek
• Lodging/ meals in Bishkek
• Lodging/ meals in Karakol
• Roundtrip transfer between Bishkek-Karakol-Bishkek
• Medical/evacuation insurance       


What else?
Round trip transport between Bishkek-Karakol-Bishkek:
       By yourselves?
 You can easily catch a taxi or minibus in the western bus station in Bishkek. The trip takes approximately six hours of driving. In Karakol, you can settle in any reputed hotel or guest house. Our guide will meet you in Karakol and provide a briefing.   
       Our guests?
For our guests we organize a comfortable and private  transport from and to Bishkek, with a visit of the Burana Tower in Tokmok, a stop at the petroglyphs in Cholpon Ata and an excursion in Karakol. Housing in a local partner's guesthouse with clean shower/toilet, amazing brakfast and Kyrgyz history from the lips of Kyrgyz-Tours grandfathers.
For just an extra $ 150 per person.

   
        Booking.       Feel free to contact us for more information, maps, answers to any questions or book this trip. If you want to alter this program, just let us know and we can prepare a custom designed tour exactly for you.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.To The Heart Of The Celestial Mountains, Enylchek

Duration:           10 days

Type:                  Trekking.

Difficulty:         Medium-Strenous

Season:              June - September

Route:               Karakol - Turgon AkSuu gorge - Chon Ashuu pass (4,000m) – Echkili-Tash - Tuz gorge  - Tyz pass (4,000m) - South Enylchek gorge - South Enylchek glacier - Merzbacher base - KhanTengri base camp (4,100m)- Karkyra base - Karakol.


Brief description:     Central Tien Shan, located on the border of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and China, is one of the most popular moutaineering center of the world.
The route belongs to one of the most famous trekking path in Kyrgyzstan
Trekkers can feel the power of the glacier in the south Enylchek valley, which is the second largest glacier in the world outside of the polar ice caps, with a length of more than 60 km. 

The appointment is the base camp at the foot of the great mountains. There is a beautiful view of the highest points of the Tien Shan mountains - Victory (Tomur 7 439 m) and Khan Tengri (6 995 m). Kan Too, the seond highest peak in this range, is the treasure of the Tien Shan It is said only a few other mountains can compete with the beauty of Khan Tengri. When the sun sets, all the surrounding mountains are left in darkness while Khan Tengri is covered by the last ray of light of the day, taking a blood-red color. This magnificent view explains why this mountain range has been renamed the "Celestial Mountains".

We invite you to join us in this adventure through the unforgettable experience on this famous glacier.

After all this dreamlike landscape in this land of legends, the group will experience an exceptional aerial view of the impressive summits and glaciers aboard of a soviet military helicopter on their way back to Karkyra base camp, where our transport will be waiting for the group.


Plan on days: 
Day 1 -  Karakol – Echkili-Tash (150 km) 5 hours driving by 4x4 car. You arrive to the border post Echkili-Tash. You have border checking. Crossing along the Tyz river. About 5km walking. Camp (3,200 m). Working day 2-3 hours

Day 2 - Crossing under pass Tyz. Camp (3,500 m) Working day 5-6 hours

Day 3 - Overcome Tyz pass (4,000m). You will go down to gorge Enylchek. To the place of camp, Chon-Tash. Camp (2,900 m). Working day 5-6 hours

Day 4 - Glacier Inylchek. Crossing to the end of glacier Inylchek. Night on right side of moraine. Camp (3,000 m). Working day 5-6 hours.

Day 5 - Mertsbaher meadow. You will come to the meadow Mertsbaher on this day. Camp (3,300 m). Working day 5-6 hours

Day 6 - Southern Enelchek glacier. Hiking up along the glacier Southern Enelchek, by the glacier Komsomol. Camp (3,600m)

Day 7 - Southern Enelchek glacier. Hiking up along the glacier Southern Enelchek, by the glacier Proletarskiy tourist. Camp (3,900m)

Day 8 - Zvezdochka glacier. Hiking up along the glacier Southern Enelchek till the junction with the glacier Zvezdochka. The basic camp is here. Camp(4,100m)

Day 9 - Radial treks/lazy day

Day 10 - Flight by helicopter. Flight by helicopter from the base camp South Enelchek to the base camp in Karkara. Transfer Karkara-Karakol (120 km, 2-3 hours).


Conditions of the program:  

We strongly ask you to contact us at least one month before the start dates of trekking for prepare your border permits.     

Equipment: 

Participants must have their equipment such as backpacks, desirable to have a personal sleeping bag, warm clothes, good trekking shoes, trekking poles, etc. (The whole structure of personal equipment)

Physical requirements: Participants must be in good physical condition. Feel comfortable in transitions over long distances, rapid changes in the weather and spending the night on the glaciers. Differences of heights range from 300 to 500 m in a vertical elevation. the maximum elevation 4100 m.


Group Size: 4 min-8 max


Price in USD: ($): 
11 days trip
Group of 4: $2400/person/tour
Group of 5: $2300/person/tour
Group of 6: $2200/person/tour
Group of 7: $2100/person/tour
Group of 8: $2000/person/tour


Price includes
• Transfer Karakol- Echkili-Tash by 4x4 car
• Border zone permit
• Kyrgyz-Tours local Guide (English speaking)
• Cook
• Porters for personal luggage (every porter carries 15 kg of useful luggage)
• Helicopter flight from base camp South Enilchek to the base camp Karkara (group and guide)
• Transfer Karkara valley-Karakol (group and guide)
• Lodging in the Kyrgyz-Tours tents with all meal and drinks at the trekking time.
• Rent of tents, sleeping bags, and sleeping mats


Not included 
• Visa support
• International flights to and from Bishkek
• Lodging/ meals in Bishkek
• Lodging/ meals in Karakol
• Roundtrip transfer between Bishkek-Karakol-Bishkek
• Medical/evacuation insurance         


What else?
Round trip transport between Bishkek-Karakol-Bishkek:
       By yourselves? You can easily catch a taxi or minibus in the western bus station in Bishkek. The trip takes approximately six hours of driving. In Karakol, you can settle in any reputed hotel or guest house. Our guide will meet you in Karakol and provide a briefing.   
       Our guests?
For our guests we organize a comfortable and private  transport from and to Bishkek, with a visit of the Burana Tower in Tokmok, a stop at the petroglyphs in Cholpon Ata and an excursion in Karakol. Housing in a local partner's guesthouse with clean shower/toilet, amazing brakfast and Kyrgyz history from the lips of Kyrgyz-Tours grandfathers.
For just an extra $ 150 per person.

   
        Booking.       Feel free to contact us for more information, maps, answers to any questions or book this trip. If you want to alter this program, just let us know and we can prepare a custom designed tour exactly for you.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.Trekking To Ala-Kol Glacier

Duration:         5 days

Type:                Trekking

Difficulty:        Strenuous (1B category)

Season:            June - September

Route:             Karakol valley – Kurgak-Tor gorge – Ala-Kol lake (3500m) – Ala-Kol glacier (3600-3800m) – Takyr-Tor pass (4000m) – Altyn-Arashan hot springs resort – Karakol town.


Brief description:    This is one of our favourite routes in the Teskey Ala-Too range. In this route we begin from beautiful forest zone in Karakol National Park then time by time get higher and higher. We will drink the glacial crystal clear water coming from the Ala-Kol glacier where we can see the beginning of the water. Amazing view from the Takyr-Tor pass to high mountains around. We will see two waterfalls and will be able to take a dip in the wild hot spring water. Also the hot springs of Altyn-Arashan always welcomes us for its hot pools. Again there are not enough words to describe the beauty of the lake and its surrounding landscape, you just need to see it!


Day to day plan:

Day 1- Karakol - Karakol valley - Kurgak Tor gorge - "Sirota" camp site.

First half of day is spending by driving through into the Karakol gorge by 4x4 soviet military car. Second half of the day is smoothly walking for a 600 m up and camping in a tree line (3000m) nearby crystal clean water of Kurgak Tor. Working day 4-5 hours.

Day 2- Sirota - lake Ala-Kol.

The trail to Ala-Kol leads up and up, along the river (coming from the Ala-Kol lake). With a nice view for the waterfall, the amazing Ala-Kol lake, the glacier. Camp close to the glacier. Very nice view of the sunset. Walking 5-6 hours.

Day 3- Glacier Ala-Kol – Takyr-Tor pass (4000m)  – Takyr-Tor valley.

This day need to start the walk early to cross the glacier, after pass the beautiful pass Takyr-Tor then slowly go down through the moraines to the valley. On the way in a good weather take a wild hot spring. Camp in a tree line. Walking 5-6hrs.

Day 4- Takyr-Tor valley – Altyn-Arashan hot springs resort.

Another walking day, easy walk down to Altyn-Arashan by the valley where you can meet shepherds, who are feeding their cattle during the summer. The trail goes all the way down till Altyn Arashan hot springs by crossing some small rivers. Stay in Yurt, take a hot spring bath. Walking 4-5hrs.

Day 5- Altyn-Arashan – Karakol town. The rest day after trek. Walk around the hot springs. Second part of the day driving by same car to the Karakol town (2-3 hours).


Conditions of the program:

Equipment:

Participants must have their equipment such as backpacks, desirable to have a personal sleeping bag, warm clothes, good trekking shoes, trekking poles, etc. (The whole structure of personal equipment)

Physical requirements: 

Participants must be in good physical condition, but don't need any special skills of mountaineering. The differences of heights range from 600 m to 850 m in vertical elevation. The maximum elevation is 4000m.


Group Size: 3 min- 10 max


Price in USD ($): per person for the trek

2 person $490

3 person $390

4 person $350

5 person $340


Price includes

• All transfers into the gorge at the beginning and end of the trekking

• National parks and camp sites fees

• Kyrgyz-Tours local Guide (English speaking)

• Cook

• Porters for personal luggage (every porter carries 15 kg of useful luggage)

• Lodging in the Kyrgyz-Tours tents with all meal and drinks at the trekking time

• Lodging in Yurt with the hot spring in Altyn-Arashan.

• Rent of tents and mat (2 person in 1 tent)


Not included

• Visa support

• International flights to and from Bishkek

• Lodging/meals in Bishkek

• Lodging/meals in Karakol

• Roundtrip transfer between Bishkek-Karakol-Bishkek

• Medical/evacuation insurance       


What else?

Round trip transport between Bishkek-Karakol-Bishkek:

By yourselves? You can easily catch a taxi or minibus by yourself in the western bus station in Bishkek. The ride takes approximately six hours (400km). In Karakol, you can settle in any reputed hotel or guest house. Our guide will meet you in Karakol and provide a briefing.   

Our guests? For our guests, we organize a private comfortable transport from and to Bishkek/Manas International Airport, including a visit to the Burana Tower in Tokmok, a stop to the petroglyphs in Cholpon Ata and an excursion in Karakol, in the presence of our english speaking guide. Lodging in a local partners house with a clean shower/toilet, amazing breakfast and Kyrgyz history from the lips of our grandfathers, at the start and the end of the trekking (2 nights).

For just an extra $ 100 per person.

Booking.       Feel free to contact us for additional information, maps, answers to any questions or to book this trip. If you wish to add more days or passes to this program, just let us know and we will be happy to prepare a custom designed tour exactly for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.To Merzbacher Lake In Kyrgyzstan

Duration:        8 days

Type:              Trekking

Difficulty:      Medium-Strenous

Season:          June - September

Route:            Karakol - Turgon AkSuu gorge - Chon Ashuu pass (4,000m) – Echkili-Tash - Tuz gorge - Tyz pass (4,000m) - South Enylchek gorge - South Enylchek glacier - Merzbacher lake - South Enylchek valley - At Jailoo base - Karakol.


Brief description: After this eight days of trekking in the highest mountain range in the world with most impressive view from the 4000m pass and unique Merzbacher lake you will have one of the best memories in your trekking experience. The trek goes along one of the longest glaciers in the world. 

The lake Merzbacher is known for its mysterious fill and explode cycles. Every year between mid July to August the lake bursts and explodes into Enylchek River below the glacier and starts a new cycle of filling. The lake is named after the German geographer Gottfried Merzbacher led an expedition which discovered it in 1903. It is an object of research scientists, close by there are observation stations.


Plan on days:

Day 1 - Karakol – Echkili-Tash (150 km) 5 hours driving by 4x4 car. You arrive to the border post Echkili-Tash. You have border checking. Crossing along the Tuz river. About 5km walking. Camp (3,200 m). Working day 2-3 hours

Day 2 - Crossing under pass Tuz. Camp (3,500 m) Working day 5-6 hours

Day 3 - Overcome Tyz pass (4,000m). You will go down to gorge Enilchek. To the place of camp, Chon-Tash. Camp (2,900 m). Working day 5-6 hours

Day 4 - Glacier Enilchek. Crossing to the end of glacier Inylchek. Night on the other side of the most powerful river Enilchek. Camp (2,900 m). Working day 5-6 hours.

Day 5 - Hiking on a glacier to a place called Merzbacher's field. Working day 5-6 hours.

Day 6 - A day excursion to Merzbacher's lake.

Day 7 - Hiking down trouth the valley to the last camp site. Working day 5-6 hours

Day 8 - Transfer At Jailoo - Karakol (5-6 hours driving)


Conditions of the program: 

We strongly ask you to contact us at least one month before the start dates of trekking for prepare your border permits.

Equipment: 

Participants must have their equipment such as backpacks, desirable to have a personal sleeping bag, warm clothes, good trekking shoes, trekking poles, etc. (The whole structure of personal equipment)

Physical requirements: Participants must be in good physical condition. Feel comfortable in transitions over long distances, rapid changes in the weather and spending the night on the glaciers. Differences of heights range from 300 to 1000 m in a vertical elevation. the maximum elevation 4100 m.


Group Size: 4 min-8 max


Price in USD: ($):


Price includes 

• Transfer Karakol- Echkili-Tash by 4x4 car

• Border zone permit

• Kyrgyz-Tours local Guide (English speaking)

• Cook

• Porters for personal luggage (every porter carries 15 kg of useful luggage)

• Transfer At-Jailoo base camp - Karakol by 4wd car

• Lodging in the Kyrgyz-Tours tents with all meal and drinks at the trekking time.

• Rent of tents, sleeping bags, and sleeping mats


Not included • Visa support

• International flights to and from Bishkek

• Lodging/ meals in Bishkek

• Lodging/ meals in Karakol

• Roundtrip transfer between Bishkek-Karakol-Bishkek

• Medical/evacuation insurance


What else?

Round trip transport between Bishkek-Karakol-Bishkek:

By yourselves? You can easily catch a taxi or minibus in the western bus station in Bishkek. The trip takes approximately six hours of driving. In Karakol, you can settle in any reputed hotel or guest house. Our guide will meet you in Karakol and provide a briefing.

Our guests? For our guests we organize a comfortable and private transport from and to Bishkek, with a visit of the Burana Tower in Tokmok, a stop at the petroglyphs in Cholpon Ata and an excursion in Karakol. Housing in a local partner's guesthouse with clean shower/toilet, amazing brakfast and Kyrgyz history from the lips of Kyrgyz-Tours grandfathers. For just an extra $ 150 per person. Booking. Feel free to contact us for more information, maps, answers to any questions or book this trip. If you want to alter this program, just let us know and we can prepare a custom designed tour exactly for you.