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Eolian Castles guided trekking day

Find out why Eolian Castles will remind you to the ruins of an antique city. A trekking day guided by Andrey, the perfect mountain guide for this area in Kyrgyzstan, close to Bishkek.

Mountain RangeTian Shan
Duration1 day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Type of tripNot specified


Eolian Castles is an vast area located in the East of Kyrgyz Ala-Too Range (Tian-Shan). Its name comes from the Greek language and means “god of the wind”. 

All the rocky and sandy formations you will see during this Eolian Castles trekking were created by the wind in the past. On the way, you will also discover red canyons and many other ruins that will remind you to old churches and castles. It will be a really interesting trip!

Eolian Castles has a unique scenery where the main stars are the colors produced by the aridity and drought. Besides, the water as a result of usual storms, has turned the area into a labyrinth of cracks, steep ridges and low mounts with rounded peaks.

This hiking day among Eolian Castles will take you back to a past full of gods and myths. The canyons are a consequence of the erosion of the rains and winds. They have destroyed all the environment creating an amazing new world in the region.

This trek I am proposing today will have its starting point in Bishkek. We’ll go to Boomsky gorge by car, leaving it near the Red Bridge. We will find there, the main riverbed of the Chue River. We’ll have to border it by foot. We will hike across a rocky canyon, labyrinths and small waterfalls.

After some walking time we’ll suddenly see an open valley with a the Eolian castles ahead. You won’t believe such a landscape, trust me! Then, we’ll finally return to Bishkek at 5 or 6 P.M.

If you are looking for an alternative day hiking tour, I recommend you the trekking to the Belogorka gorge that I propose as well.

It will be a really exciting trekking day in the Eolian Castles. Feel free to get in touch with me. I can help you to plan this unique trip with the best certified company.


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About the guide

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I was born in what is now Bishkek, the Capital City of Kyrgyz Republic (used to be Frunze, the Capital of Kyrgyz Soviet Socialist Republic) and live there ever since.

I started guiding professionally in 2004. I guide groups and individuals in technical and high altitude climbing, ski-tours, backcountry skiing, rock-climbing, ice climbing. I can also provide training facilities and organize trekking programs.

My main priorities in guiding are client safety and expedition success and therefore, my professional motto is “Never climb with strangers”.

In 2011, I finished my training with the Kyrgyz Mountain Guide School. The school is supported by Mammut and the Swiss and British Mountain Guide Associations and follows the IFMGA standards. Upon completion of the course and passing necessary tests I was qualified as a Mountain Guide. I am also qualified in mountain rescue and first aid by Mountaineering Instructor School in Kyrgyzstan (2012) and a member of the Kyrgyz Mountain Guide Association (KMGA) since the Autumn of 2009 where I serve as an instructor and examiner for the National Mountain Guide courses.

In my 13 years of guiding, I have worked all over Tien-Shan and Pamir in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and China and East Sayan and Lake Baikal areas in Russia. I have arranged several ski tour and backcountry skiing programs in the Ala Archa national park, Suusamyr valley, Kyrghyz Ala Too, Chong Kemin gorge, Kumtor glacier, and Terskey Ala Too.

In 2009-2016 I worked as a high altitude guide at the Lenin Peak (7134 m), Khan Tengri Peak (7010 m), Pobeda Peak (7439 m), and Muztag Ata Peak (7546 m). As a mountaineering expert, I also have participated in 6 expeditions.

Presently I have over 100 ascents of different difficulty. The most significant of them are: Pobeda peak (7439 m) 1 ascent; Lenin peak (7134 m) 13 ascents; Muztag Ata (7546 m) 1 ascent; Khan Tengri (7010 m) 1 ascent; Korona peak 1st tower ED2 Smirnov route, winter conditions; Free Korea peak ED1 George Lowe route, winter conditions; Bachachekey peak 4 routes ED1 Kusmenko, Shwab, Polik, Ilyshenko; Ak-Too peak TD route, first ascent, winter conditions; Tarasova(Slovenia) TD route, winter conditions; Simagina peak TD+ route, winter conditions.

My sport climbing level: 7a-7b on sight, 7c-8a red point.

Please get in touch with me if you are interested to come and discover the mountains of my region.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 124 each

Group of 2

USD 119 each

Group of 3

USD 104 each

Group of 4

USD 88 each

Group of 5

USD 73 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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