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Kyrgyzstan alpine lakes 4-day guided hiking tour

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hiking tour

During this 4-day hiking tour, local IFMGA-certified guide Mischa Danichkin will take you to discover the remote alpine lakes in Kyrgyzstan.

4 Days

Jun - Sep




I propose an exciting 4- day hiking tour through the incredible valleys of Kyrgyzstan. Exploring its mountainous lakes, majestic waterfalls and the thick vegetation that this place has to offer is everything you need for a hiking tour of a lifetime!

For those interested in trekking and camping, every region of Kyrgyzstan offers attractions and challenges.

My invitation is to discover the country’s most beautiful gorges. That´s why we will kickoff our journey from the Barskaun gorge, famous for its waterfalls and its heavily forested slopes. From there, we will march alongside the Barskaun and Djany-Korgon rivers and hike along  grassy slopes to afterwards appreciate the stunning view that the Barskoon gorge has to offer.

During the next few days will hike alongside rivers surrounded by high mountains and breathtaking landscapes and, every night after a long day of trekking, we will camp under a starry night. You will find the detailed program below!

The average walking time per day is 5/ 7 hours, including time to eat and relax to admire the scenery. So keep in mind that a good physical condition is required for this trip: we will be trekking in a high mountain environment (often above 4000m). In total, we will hike 43km in 4 days!

So if you are ready for a serious challenge in the Kyrgyzstan alpine lakes, send me a message and I promise an incredible 4-day adventure that you will never forget!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters

Price details

Double or twin accommodation in guesthouses

Cook and full board during tour


Day 1: Meeting point in Tamga

Transfer to Barskaun gorge to start the trekking. We will hike to Barskaun and Djany-Korgon rivers and from there we will ascent along the  grassy slope.

At the top, we will enjoy the view of the Barskoon gorge and then hike along the river towards the Djany-Korgon pass.

Overnight in tent camp.

Day 2: Djany-Korgon pass – Chunkur-Kel Lake

Hiking Djany-Korgon pass, and then we will descent to the valley of high mountainous lakes. Setting up the camp at blue lake’s shore below Kyz-Korgon pass.  Excursion to Chunkur-Kel lake.

Overnight in tent camp.

Day 3: Kyz-Korgon pass – Altyn-Kungey plateau

Challenging ascent to Kyz-Korgon pass. The final part before the top is very difficult and mainly follows along grassy slopes. We will go along scree slope and  rock bands.

Descent from the pass along scree slopes and at the bottom of the pass, we will step on a grassy trail again and continue walking toward Altyn-Kungei plateau. From there, you will see a beautiful panorama of the Issyk-Kul lake!

Overnight in tent camp

Day 4: Chegedek gorge – Tamga village. End of trekking

We will continue our descent from plateau into Chegedek valley. From there we will reach an old road in Tamga gorge and hike to Tamga village. (BLD)



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Recommended list of private things for tour: warm clothes, warm and comfortable hiking shoes, wind stopper and waterproof jacket, sunglasses, sun block cream (SPF 20-30), sun hat, sleeping bag, gloves, sleeping bag and mattress.

Meeting point


About the guide

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Mountain Guide

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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What people are saying about this trip



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!

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