• Trip duration
    9 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    8 people
  • Mountain range
    Tian Shan
  • Best period
    Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Description

The Besh Tash area of Kyrgyzstan is a remarkably beautiful place. Surrounded by the enormous peaks of the Tian Shan mountain range, and home to the sparkling Besh Tash lake, it is definitely an area worth exploring. And on this 9 day trek, you will get the chance to see a great deal of it.

Beginning in the capital city of Biskek, we will immediately make our way to the Talas valley, and from there the adventure will begin. And what an adventure it is!

You will have the chance to see the previously mentioned Tian Shan mountain range, home to some truly impressive peaks. You will also have the chance to climb several 4000 metre plus peaks. In addition, because we will be camping at various sites along the route, you will get to directly see and interact with members of Kyrgyzstan’s nomadic groups.

While the trek is straight forward, there is still a lot of room for surprises. This is because several of the peaks we will attempt to scale, I will be scaling for the first time.

The trek itself will not be too difficult. There is no climbing equipment or ropes necessary. However, there will be a lot of walking, so participants should be fit. Also, the terrain will vary from rocky and grassy to possibly even snowy.

On this trek, you will have the chance to admire and appreciate the seemingly endless landscape of the Besh Tash area. You will also get to look up and marvel at the Tian Shan mountains. Finally, at the end of the trip, you will get to gaze at, and even swim in the gorgeous Besh Tash lake. This is a truly magical trip. 

Please contact me if you are interested. 

I also offer a 20 day trek in the Pamir region of Kyrgyzstan.

Itinerary

Day 1

Biskek - base camp

After arriving in Biskek we will drive to the Talas Valley. We will set up camp in the foothills and explore the area.

Day 2

Ashu Tor pass (3,644m)

Today we will ascend the Ashu Tor pass. We will set up camp near the pass, and attempt to climb a nearby 4000 metre peak.

Day 3

Ashu Tor pass

Today we will attempt, depending on weather conditions, to climb yet another nearby 4000 metre peak.

Day 4

Jarlu Tor pass (3,527m)

Today we will spend the day hiking to the Jarlu Tor pass. Once there we will set up camp for the night.

Day 5

Climbing

Today, depending on weather conditions and based on the decision of the group, we will attempt to climb a nearby 4000 metre peak.

Day 6

Uzon Tor River valley (3,000m)

Today we will make our way out of the Chychkan valley and hike along the ridgeline until we descend into the Uzon Tor River valley where we will set up camp for the night.

Day 7

Lt Argar Pass (3,500m) - Besh Tash lake (2,994m)

Today we will climb over the Lt Argar Pass before making our way to the Besh Tash lake, where we will set up camp for the night.

Day 8

Return to Biskek

Today we will depart from the mountains and drive back to Biskek, where we will spend the night.

Day 9

Fly home

Participants will fly home from the Biskek airport.

Price per person

Group of 2430.00USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
Tents and personal camping/hiking gear are not included in the price.

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate
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Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Biskek

Accommodation

Camping along the trek at various sites and base camps