Your KMGA-certified guide Misha will lead you on this peaceful, tranquil and idyllic 4-day hike from the Chon-Kemin Valley to the Issyk-Kul lake in the Tian Shan, Kyrgyzstan, a lovely area featuring some of the prettiest lakes, fields and valleys in Central Asia, all guaranteed to take the breath away.
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I will guide you on this exquisitely beautiful 4-day hike from the Chon-Kemin Valley to the Issyk-Kul lake in the Tian Shan, Kyrgyzstan, an area of the country where sumptuous scenery reigns supreme, the astounding size and postcard-pretty nature of the Chon-Kemin Valley making for a magnificent setting in which to hike, explore and get to know this country better.
Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country in Central Asia, bordered by Kazakhstan, China, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, and is best known for its highly mountainous terrain and its long, distinguished and ancient history and culture.
After meeting in Bishkek, the biggest city and also the capital of the country, we head out to the Chon-Kemin Valley via the Burana Tower, a stunning 24-metre high UNESCO Heritage site that provides amazing views out over the Chui Valley and nearby Kyrgyz Mountain Range.
After spending the night in a guest house, day 2 is when we begin our hike to the Bai-Kishi Jailoo (a mountainous pasture), winding our way along the sublime banks of the Chong-Kemin River to the slopes of the hills and mountains, all covered in irresistible fir forest.
We keep hiking on day 3 to reach the mighty Kol Konur Lake, which stands at 2500m high and is unique for its trapezoidal shape.
Day 4 is when we finally reach the Issyk-Kul Lake, a great reward for our exertions, and we will have ample time to swim and relax in this unbelievable place, the rich blue water surrounded by the nearby snow-capped peaks and lush forestry.
Our adventure finishes when we head back to Bishkek, hopefully having convinced you to explore even more of this underrated gem of a country.
This is the best possible way to spend 4 days in Kyrgyzstan – book now to experience the raw natural beauty of Central Asia!
Driving to Chon Kemin Valley. On the way drive to Burana
Tower, which is UNESCO heritage (11-12 century A.D.).
During the excursion we climb up 24 meters Tower and see
the beautiful Chui valley and Kyrgyz Mountain Range from
above. When reach Chon Kemin, short excursion around to
the Watch Hill and Orto-Kaindy Gorge.
Dinner and overnight in a guest house.
Transfer to the beginning of the trek to Bai-Kishi Jailoo (“Jailoo” is a mountainous summer pasture) along Chong-
Kemin River. Slopes of this area are covered by fir forests. There are several types of animals which are included in the Red book. Continue the tour through the forest till Toru-
Aigyr. Overnight in a tent camp.
Continue hiking till Kol-Konur Lake, which is situated at
2500 meters. This mountainous lake has unique trapezoidal
shape. Overnight in a tent camp.
Overcome Tamchy pass (3400m). Continue hiking to Achyk-
Tash Jailoo, where car from Tamchy Village picks up and transfers to the lakeshore of Issyk-Kul. Enjoy the lakeside and swim in refreshing waters of Issyk-Kul Lake after trek. Dinner and overnight in a guest house.
Drive to Bishkek.
Guest house or camping in tents, depending on location.
Bishkek City, Kyrgyzstan
Whether in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, China or Tibet, my passion for travel and customer service will make all the difference on your trip. I lead my groups off-the-beaten-path and always strive to make sure that your experience goes far beyond ordinary tourism. An IFMGA-certified mountain guide, I will take you ski touring or climbing to some of the best spots in the area and will make sure you get a sense of our local culture, and leave with unforgettable memories and a burning desire to return.
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I would recommend this trip to anyone. It was such an incredible experience and Misha was the best guide one could ask for. His knowledge is incredible and he answered every one of my million questions. On top of that he is a great guy to be around. The hike is diverse and the natural beauty is second to none. Don’t miss out on this experience!
Group of 2
EUR 671 Each
Group of 3
EUR 485 Each
Group of 4
EUR 403 Each
Group of 5
EUR 387 Each
Want a different number of travellers?
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Transport during the trip
- Permit and entrance fees
Price does not include: Single room in guest houses, alcoholic drinks, juices,, Transfers/ Excursions not mentioned in the program, Kyrgyz Visa and Invitation letter, tickets to Kyrgyzstan and back, medical insurance.
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