Trekking the Tien Shan Mountains is a beautiful trek in the middle of Tien Shan mountain range.
Outdoor activity: Trekking and road trip
Physical level: Medium
Season: July and August
Duration: 12 days
Insurance: Not included
D1 / Arrival in Bishkek: Meeting with a guide at the airport. Transfer to the guest house for the rest, shower and breakfast. Sighseeing tour in the kyrgyz capital ; main square, main market and Museum of Frunze. Lunch and dinner in the restaurant. Overnight in the guest house.
D2 / Transfer to Bokonbaeva: Early morning, we drive to Issyk Kul lake, east from the capital. On the way, we stop at Burana tower dating 11th century. Then, walking 2h into the Konorchek canyon. Picnic in the red canyon. Back to the car. Following the road to the southern shore of the Issyk Kul lake. Free time on the beach. Overnight and dinner in the local family house. 300km
D3 / Trekking to the foot of Tong pass: In the morning, we start our trekking in the mountains of Tien Shan. 1800m departure altitude. Picnic on the way. We reach the foot of Tong pass at 3900m. Overnight and dinner in the tent camping. 6h or 7h oh trekking.
D4 / Trekking to the valley of Jiluu Suu: attacking of the pass at 4000m. Down to Jiluu Suu valley and hot spring. Hard day for the horses. Arrival in the valley. Overnight and dinner in the tent camping at 2800m. 5h or 6h of trekking.
D5 / Trekking to Karakaman via Teshik Kul lake: Early mroning, we hike up to the lake of Teshik Kul. Beautiful lake. Picnic after the lake. Crossing the pass at 3700m. Down to Karakaman valley. Arrival at the camping. Overnight and dinner in the tent camping. 7h or 8h of trekking.
D6 / Transfer to Jumgal: In the morning, we walk down to the yurt camp to meet our driver. Transfer to Jumgal village. Picnic on the way. We arrive in the late afternoon. Shower, rest and dinner in the local family house. 5h of transfer.
D7 / Horseback riding at Son Kul lake: Early morning, we start on horseback to reach the northern shore of the Son Kul lake. Picnic in the valley of Kilemche. Attack of the Tuz Ashu pass at 3200m. Arrival on the northern shore. Overnight and dinner in the yurt camp. 6h or 7h on horseback.
D8 / Horseback riding to the south of Son Kul lake: Along the jewel of Nomads, Son Kul lake, we ride on horseback to the southern shore of the lak. We explore the unique culture of the nomads, flora and fauna of Tien Shan mountains. Picnic on the way. Arrival in the yurt camp on the south Son Kul lake. Overnight and dinner in the yurt camp. 6h or 7h on horseback.
D9 / Transfer to Kizil Oy: Drive to Kizil Oy village, lost in the middle of the mountains via Kara Keche pass at 3325m. Picnic on the way. In the afternoon, we reach Kizil Oy village, charming, red, authentic and lost village in the heart of Tien Shan mountains. (150km / 5 or 6h transfer by car)
D10 / Trekking to Balik Kol lake: After a good night and breakfast in the guest house, we start our trekking to the Balik kul lake. We have a short transfer to the point of meeting with equestrian guide. Picnic in the middle of the trekking. Crossing the pass at 3000m. down to the lost lake on the foot of glacier. Overnight and dinner in the tent camping. 2900m. 7h or 8h of trekking.
D11 / Trekking to the valley of Kichi Suusamyr: Following the trekking tour to Kichi Suusamyr valley. Meeting with local shepherds, we permets to discover real life of kyrgyz nomads. Picnic on the way. Arrival in the camping. Overnight and dinner in the tent camp. 7h or 8h of trekking.
D12 / Trekking to the valley of Aramza – Transfer to Bishkek: Last day trekking. We have to leave early morning, because we drive to Bishkek after the trekking. Picnic with driver. Road to Bishkek. Arrival in the guest house in Bishkek. Time to shower. Dinner in the restaurant. Overnight in the guest house.
D13 / Transfer to the airport: In the night, we drive to the airport. End of service
• The visa is not required for EU, Canadian, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Japanese passport with at least 6 months valid for a period do not exceed 60 days. No mandatory vaccine.
• Please take an adequate equipment for hiking in the mountains. Sleeping bag, matrass, raincoat and good hiking shoes. Sleeping bag and matrass as well.
• Provide the small backpack for picnic and personnel objects.
• The tour oriented for the adults, +23.
• Provide your personal medicament the guide has only a basic pharmacy.
• Please inform us in you have a preference to some foods; allergic or vegetarian.
• In home stays there aren’t a shower and WC in each room.
• For the confirmation of the trip, we ask 100$ prepayment as confirmation. In case of cancellation, we keep the prepayment. The rest of total amount, you have to pay in cash at your arrival in Bishkek.
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Price per person in USD:
2 pax 1500$/per
3 pax 1200$/per
4 pax 1050$/per
5 pax 960$/per
6 pax 900$/per
– Transport, pick up and drop off at the airport Manas.
– English speaking guide translator,
– Accommodation in the local family house, tent, yurt and guest house in Bishkek,
– Horses for luggage,
– Camping equipment,
– Visit of eagle hunter.
– Travel insurance.
– Extra price for single room.
– International air tickets.
– Horseback riding in the villages.
– Alcohol and mineral water.
– Last dinner, disco, bar, karaoke or SPA.
– Others services non mentioned in the program.