• Trip duration
    13 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    10 people
  • Mountain range
    Tian Shan
  • Best period
    May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Description

Come with me to discover the Kyrgyz range! Hiking here will be so amazing that you will never forget these beautiful mountain sceneries.

During our hiking adventure we will trek along the northern Tien-Shan, one of the major mountain ranges of the world.

Ala-Too Range is the beginning of them and its name means “Great Mountains” in Kyrgyz. It extends 454 km from east to west with tops altitude over 4700 m above the sea level. This is the typical Kyrgyz picture you may see when arrive to the airport.

Semenov Peak is the highest point, at 4875 m above the sea level. It locates inside the Ala-Archa National Park. This is the most popular place in the Kyrgyz range with more than 2,200 hectares and only 40 km away from the capital of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek.

This fascinating place affords many sunny days and huge choice of paths with varying difficulty level from easy to extreme. An excellent sight to hiking.

Here the landscape offers numerous gorges with a virgin and particular beauty. A sight surrounded by rivers with clean ice water flowing in the gorge’s bottom, archa trees, huge alpine meadows and snow-covered scenery.

We will cross several passes and walk lengthwise fir trees and alpine meadows, as they are called here Jailoo. Likewise, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide view of awesome Chue valley. You may have the pleasure of hear noisy waterfalls, feel the clean and fresh air, see mountain lakes of different origin and get introduced into a life of modern nomads.

These are some reasons why every year more than a thousand climbers come from all over the world to conquer the heavenly Kyrgyz range. At the bottom of this description you can find a day-by-day itinerary of this program with more details.

Don´t hesitate to contact me and prove by yourself why these mountains mean “Celestial Mountains”!

Itinerary

Day 1

Arriving to Bishkek and City tour

Meeting at airport and transfer to hotel. You will have a rest time and then go on a city tour around the capital of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek. You will see the soviet architecture of this city, the Ala-Too square which offers amazing views of snow peaks, green parks, oriental bazaar and many other typical sights.

Day 2

Trekking along the beautiful Karagaibulak gorge

Our second day starts early in the morning going to Tuyuk Issykatinsky gorge. We will start trekking at 1650 m above the sea level. It will be an easy trekking along Karagaibulak gorge covered with fir trees. We will reach until 2530 m crossing Kyzylbeles pass and then descend to the Karaarcha gorge. We will have a camping night in a forest zone at 1800 m.

Day 3

Easy trekking to the Keltor gorge

Today we will trek to the Keltor gorge, where we´ll stay in a camping on the bank of the Keltor river. (8-9 km, 1800 m) (B,L,D)

Day 4

Walking to the Keltor Lake

We may walk all over the Kelton Lake, here there is an altitude of 2725 m above the sea level. At night we go back to camp. (12 km, 1800 m) (B,L,D)

Day 5 to 6

Two days, five gorges

In these two days we may go across five gorges. Beginning by the right side of the Keltor gorge, trekking along spurs of the Kyrgyz ridge until Taldybulak gorge. Then, we will go along upper part of the Burana gorge and after crossing a small pass of 2383 m we will descend to the Tuura-Kavin gorge. Tonight we will stay in tents. (2100 m) (B,L,D)

Day 7

Trekking to the Tuyuk Shamsynsky gorge

Today we will trek at the same time of enjoying the beauty of slopes covered with fir trees and snow-white peaks in the background. At night we will camp on the bank of the Shamsy river. (14 km, 2100 m) (B,L,D)

Day 8

Trekking to the At-Djailoo gorge

We may trek to the At-Djailoo gorge over the pass of 2820 m. The pass offers panoramic view of the Shamsy gorge. Tonight we will stay in tents. (2100 m) (B,L,D)

Day 9

Climbing to the Tuyuk-Keltor gorge

Today we will trek all day long, starting with a descent to the At-Djailoo gorge and then we will climb to the dividing ridge which borders the Shamsy gorge from its right component, the Kel-Tor gorge. After going down to the bottom of former small lake we will climb again a small ridge which leads to the Tuyuk-Keltor gorge – Tonight we will camp here, is a zone of spruce forest. (11 km, 2110 m) (B,L,D)

Day 10

Traversing boundless alpine meadows of the Kyzylsuu gorge

Today we will traverse boundless alpine meadows of the Kyzylsuu gorge. Tents camping (13 km, 2530 m) (B,L,D)

Day 11

Climbing of the Drujba peak

Today we will climb the Drujba peak (~ 4185 m) It is the longest and hardest day of our journey, but it is worth doing.  This peak is the most western four thousands peak of the Kyrgyz ridge which affords fantastic wide view of surrounding tops. This day will be unforgettable. At night we will camp. (20 km, 2530 m) (B,L,D)

Day 12

Going back to Bishlek

Transfer to Bishkek, hotel accommodation and free time.

Day 13

Departure

End of the trip.

Price per person

Group of 21784USD
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Group of 6913USD
Group of 7913USD
Group of 8818USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Mountain guide's expenses

Other details

Meeting point

Airport in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

More info

Other Quotations:

Group of 9 – 818 US dollars per person
Group of 10 or more – 755 US dollars per person
Additional payment for SGL supplement - 130 US dollars

The price does not include:

1. International flights
2. Equipment rental
3. Extra surcharge for a single room
4. Visa costs and other consulate service fees (for Russian citizens there is no need in international passport)
5. Personal expenditures
6. Insurance
7. Excess baggage charges
8. Changes in the program