Conditions: Every participant should have: warm clothing, rain jacket, trekking boots, sleeping bag. Weight of personal gear is unlimited.
Kyrgyzstan country of the Tien Shan
Service: Full board and lodging in hotels and tent camps, guides, interpreters, and transportation during the entire trip and full expedition services.
This adventurous mountain tour gives us the chance to experience the unforgettable natural beauty of our mountains, beautiful mountain lake basins framed by eternally snow covered peaks, towering ranges, and big and beautiful waterfalls. At the same time, you will visit an amazing historical memorial of Kyrgyzstan - the Burana tower, and glimpse the way of life of the Kyrgyz people.
Day 1. Arrival in Bishkek. Excursion around the city. Accommodation in hotel.
Day 2. Breakfast in hotel. Excursion to Ala-Archa gorge. Lunch. Returning to the city and cultural program (Opera House, Philharmonic Society, etc).
Day 3. Departure from Bishkek to Karakol. On the way - visit to Burana, petroglyphs in Cholpon-Ata. Accommodation in hotel.
Day 4. Full day in Karakol. Visit to the Prezhevalsky Museum, Orthodox Church, Muslim mosque and bazaar (oriental market). Hotel.
Day 5. Departure from Karakol to Altyn-Arashan gorge. Afternoon: optional program: possibly light hiking, mineral water bathing, etc. Night in tents.
Day 6. Full day in Altyn-Arashan - short hiking trips. Night in tents.
Day 7. Transfer to Jety-Oghuz gorge. Night in tents.
Day 8. Hiking to the upper part of Jety-Oghuz gorge, afternoon transfer to guesthouse in Tamga village (on the Southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul). Night in guesthouse.
Day 9. After breakfast excursion to Barskaun waterfall. Lunch in hotel. After lunch, swimming in the Issyk-Kul Lake. Upon guests' request, possibility to order 4-5 horses for riding to Tamga gorge.
Day 10. Transfer to Lake Son Kul. Stay in tents.
Day 11. Free day in Son-Kul area. Night in tents.
Day 12. Transfer to Chu River for rafting. Night in tents.
Day 13. Rafting all day (40km along the Chu River). Night in tents.
Day 14. Transfer to Bishkek. Hotel.
Day 15. Return home.