The Great Crossing of the Pamir and Tian Shan range

14 Days
Cultural Tours
Trekking

Kyrgyzstan

Trekking and cultural

This program takes you to the most remote regions of Kyrgyzstan, to discover peoples, landscapes and various mountains. A 2-day trek takes you to the heart of the Pamir Alai through Djiptik pass 4185m offering a wonderful view of Lenin Peak 7134m. the second highest summit of the Pamirs. A horseback riding 2 days of easy level, takes from yurt to yurt around the fabulous Lake Song Kul, place of summer meeting of Kyrgyz nomads. Before the end of the program, eight days of trekking takes you in the footsteps of caravans famous Silk Road between highlands, glaciers and alpine forests

Program

Village House During Winter on the way to Suusamyr

D 1 / Bishkek - Toktogul

Road to the south of Kyrgyzstan. We drive through a tunnel at 3580m. A stroll will welcome nearly Tunnel. Suite drive by car, down to the upper Suusamyr valley, situated between 2500 and 2800 m. Large green space dominated by the yurts and herds of horses. At the end of the day we arrive at Toktogul, a large village on the edge of a large dam Toktogul. Overnight guest house.

Toktogul water reservoir

D 2 / Toktogul - Arslanbob village

Transfer to Arslanbob. Driving up to the Toktogul Dam. Picnic on the shore of the reservoir. then getting to the canyon raising over the Naryn River. On the main highway Osh-Bishkek drive to the Fergana Valley. Dinner in Djalal - Abad. Setting off for great walnut forests. Visiting a small waterfall sacred for local people. Overnight in homestay.

D 3 / Arslanbob village - Osh

To the West, cotton fields, the Fergana Valley welcomes us warm. Early departure of Arslanbob to Osh, Uzgen stop and visit of the minaret and mausoleums of the eleventh century. Then transfer to Osh. Visit of the city of Osh, the mausoleum of Babur and the throne of King Solomon. Overnight in guest house. Transfer time: 3h

Kodjo Kelen valley

D 4 / Osh - Kodjo Kelen valley

Early departure. 40 km of the road is paved, 60 km which is not paved. We pass near a dam named Papan. We walk along the river that feeds the Aral Sea. Arriving at the village of Kodjo Kelen for lunch time. Picnic in the nature. Stroll through the ocher cliffs. Back at the village. Dinner and overnight at homestay. Time of transfer: 3/4h Time of walk: 2 hours Vertical drop: 500m + Vertical Drop: - 500m

D 5 / Kodjo Kelen valley - Jiptik pass

Long day trek. Our caravan composed by mule and horse saddles, along the Ak-Bura River, at the foot of the pass Jiptik. We arrive at the camp, where we spend the night in tents.

D 6 / Jiptik pass - Jiptik South valley

In the morning, attack of the pass which rises to 4185m, great view of Lenin Peak across the valley of the Pamir Alai. Overnight in tents in the valley of Sary Mogol. Time of walk: 6/7h Vertical drop: 900m + Vertical Drop: - 800m

D 7 / Jiptik South valley - Gulsho

Morning walk aimlessly looking for a top to get a good panoramic view of the chain Zaalayskiy which Lenin peak rises to 7134m. Then we join our car and we drive up in the valley of Kyzyl Suu, then jailoo Sary Tash before crossing Taldyk'pass at 3600m. We then descend to a landscape more green to the village of Gulsho. Overnight homestay.

D 8 / Gulsho - Jalal-Abad

Back to Osh to reach the city of Jalal-Abad. The road is in very good condition. Visit of the Uzgen's minaret of the XI century. In mid-afternoon arrival in Jalal-Abad, homestay accommodation. Walking in the green parks and free time to enjoy a good shower after the trek in the mountains. Transfer time: 4h

D 9 / Jalal-Abad - Kazarman

In the morning we cross the Uzbek villages before attacking the pass Keuk-Art, which is open from June until September. Picnic in the nature. Walk at the pass. The road is in poor condition, is not paved. At the end of the day arrived in the village of Kazarman. Homestay accommodation. Dinner with a local family.

D 10 / Kazarman - Tash Rabat

Starting from Kazarman to TashRabat. In the footsteps of Genghis Khan, we still go through two small passes around 3400m., till the caravanserai of Tash Rabat, 11th century (3200m. alt.). Variety and scenic beauty, virgin land, the peaks are not very far from us. Overnight in yurts. Time of transfer: 6/7h

Waterfall of Ak-Tash Naryn Oblast

D 11 / Tash Rabat - Tash Doeboe (Song Kul)

Drive to the town of Naryn (2000m. alt.). We will visit the bazaar to replenish supplies before driving to Lake Song Kul (3016m. alt.). Stop at the natural reserve of Song Kul, then to the waterfalls of the Song Kul river before reaching the plateau where you will spend the night in a yurt. Time of transfer: 6/7h

Song Kul's lake and range

D 12 / Tash Doeboe (Song Kul) - Tulpar Tash (Song Kul)

This morning we hike to Sary Bulak river northwest of Lake Song Kul. We walk from yurt to yurt in the footsteps of the Great Timur Khan and first hunters of the Stone Age. Petroglyphs, ancient sites, tombs. Overnight in yurts. Time of walk: 5/6h

Horseride on North shore of Song Kul lake

D 13 / Tulpar Tash (Song Kul) - Kochkor

We hike on the foothills of the mountains plunging into the lake. Then we meet our driver, we drive to the Kalmak Achu's pass (3440m). Then we reach the valley of Kochkor, visit the a women association handicraft center and demonstration of working with felt. Overnight in guest house. Hour walk: 3 hours Transfer time: 3h

Konorchek Kyzyl Terek canyon

D 14 / Kochkor - Bishkek

After a nice breakfast, you will pack your bags and make your way to Bishkek. The first stop along the way will be the artificial lake Orto Tokoi and then Issyk Kul lake. The road will follow through the Boom canyon and in no time you will be in Bishkek. If you wish you have the option to have a 3-hour hike though the Kyzyl Terek Canyon, visit Burana Tower, white water rafting in the Chuy river, or visiting the hot springs in Issyk-Ata. Once you arrive in Bishkek you will be able to have a walk through the city and see some of the many highlights of Bishkek. Overnight in a guesthouse in Bishkek.

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Info

Include:
  • Organization of the stay
  • All transfers in vehicle incl. A / R airport
  • French speaking tour guide
  • Full board incl. drinking water
  • Accommodation described in the program
  • Carrying luggage during trekking and horse riding
  • Rent camping equipment (tents, mats, kitchen utensils)
  • All the visits indicated in the program
  • Entry fees at national parks or nature reserves
  • Entry fees at museums mentioned in the program
  • National or regional flights specified in the program
Non Include:
  • Insurance repatriation and CR insurance
  • International airfare and taxes
  • Alcohol or sweetened mineral water
  • Additional services not mentioned in the program
  • Staff costs and rental of personal equipment (ATV, sleeping bag, water bottle, flashlight, etc.)
  • Tips
  • Additional costs due to personal problems (health, loss of luggage, etc.)
Remarks:

Since July 27, 2012, the visa is not any more required for the persons of Swiss, EU, US, Canadian and Japanese nationalities (in total 44 new countries, for more information visit www.nomadsland.kg); passport should be with minimum of 6 months validity for period of 60 days maximum. Vaccination is not mandatory.

This is a draft program. It can be changed due to changes of flight schedules, safetely reasons, weather conditions and others imponderable or unforeseen conditions. Only our tour guide is authorized to take the necessary decisions. Prices are calculated daily and are subject to change in case of wide fluctuations in prices or exchange rates.

Though Kyrgyzstan evidenced caravans over 3000 years it is still a young developing country and infrastructure of villages is not at a very high level. Refusing hospitality might be offensive and in order to avoid misunderstanding one had better to read some guidebooks and other books about Kyrgyzstan before getting prepared to visit.

Hope to see you soon.


Nomad’s Land Team

We will help you to discover Kyrgyzstan, a unique country lying in the heart of the Tien-Shan Mountains. It is a land of contrasts offering multitude of spectacular landscapes: wide steppes, fields, sandy deserts, turquoise lakes, snowy mountains, fast rivers, an abundance of wildlife with many rare and endangered species, historical and archeological places connected with the Great Silk Road and people preserving traditions of their nomadic ancestors. All this makes Kyrgyzstan a pearl of Central Asia.

Nomad Land and its team would like to present a region situated in middle Tian-Shan. Kyrgyzstan, the country of nomads located in the center of Central Asia, offers widely unexplored mountains. Kyrgyz people, who keep the tradition of hospitality, live peacefully inside landscapes of a surprising diversity of landscapes (meadows, deserts and also canyons, high alpine valleys, steppes, lakes in waters turquoise), which makes the country the pearl of Central Asia. In summer as in winter, Nomad Land invites you for the unpublished programs.

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