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Duration: 13 Days
Combined tour: (trekking and cultural)
Season: Late June - September
Lake Son-Kul: Son-Kul alpine lake (3,016m above sea level). Nomadic herders and their families spend the summer around the Lake, tending their yaks and sheep on lush pastures. We will see the nomadic women making colorful rugs and bags with traditional Kyrgyz designs.
Itinerary:Bishkek - Chon - Kemin - Grigoryevka Gorge - Issyk -Kul - Son-Kul - Bishkek
Day 1. Arrival at "Manas" airport. Transfer from airport to Bishkek (40km from Bishkek). Transfer to "Asia Mountains" guesthouse. Rest. After short briefing (12:00) transfer to Chon-Kemin (1,900m) Accommodation in guesthouse.
Day 2. Transfer (1 hour) from Chon-Kemin to Kashka-Suu River valley (starting point of trek, 2,000m). Trekking from Kashka-Suu River valley to Koi-Suu River (2,350m, 6-7 hours). Overnight in tents.
Day 3. Trekking from Koi-Suu River valley to Severnaya Cholpon-Ata River (2,550m, 6 hours). Overnight in tents.
Day 4. Trekking from Severnaya Cholpon-Ata River to Zapadnaya Ak-Suu River, camp under a glacier (3,000m, 3-4 hours). Overnight in tents.
Day 5. Trekking the Zapadnaya Ak-Suu River valley to Chon-Ak-Suu River (3,066m, 6-7 hours), through Ak-Suu pass (4,054m). Overnight in tents.
Day 6. Trekking through Chon-Ak-Suu River valley (2,375m, 4 hours). Overnight in tents.
Day 7. Trekking from Chon-Ak-Suu River valley to Grigor'evka Gorge. Transfer along the North shore of Lake Issyk-Kul to Bulan-Sogotu area, where one of the largest hotels on Issyk-Kul is located, the "Aurora Issyk-Kul" Hotel, built in the Soviet era and reminiscent of a bygone era in history and architecture (160km). Dinner in Hotel (1,609m).
Day 8. Rest Day. Free time at Issyk-Kul, relaxing and swimming in the Lake. Accommodation in "Aurora Issyk-Kul".
Day 9. Transfer to Lake Son-Kul from Lake Issyk-Kul (300km from Bulan-Sogotu, via Kochkor village and Kalmak-Ashuu pass(3,250m), 6-7 hours). Accommodation in Yurts.
Day 10. Horse riding from north shore of Son-Kul around to the east and south sides, 5-6 hours. Accommodation in tents.
Day 11. Horse riding from north shore of lake to southern shore through eastern side, 5-6 hours. Half day of free time by the Lake. Relaxing and horse riding by the Lake. Accommodation in tents.
Day 12. Transfer to Bishkek (365km) via Kochkor village. En-route, visit to the Burana Tower (11th century), the remains of the Karakhanid empire in Central Asia. Accommodation in "Ak-Keme" Hotel (800m).
Day 13. Breakfast. City tour in Bishkek. Excursions and sightseeing. Visits to Museums, Eastern bazaar, souvenir shops. SPA. Lunch and dinner in the city. Accommodation in "Ak-Keme" Hotel.
Day 14. Transfer to airport. Flight home.
- All transfers;
- Accommodation according to the program;
- Full board;
- Excursions and sightseeing tour programs;
- English speaking tour guide;
- All entry fees;
- Horses for riding.
- Visa, consular fees and any other formalities;
- Airfare to/from Kyrgyzstan;
- Alcoholic and soft drinks;
- Souvenirs, shopping, personal expenses;
- Fees in connection with photography;
- Tips for personnel.
Level of difficulty: This tour is recommended for people with some hiking experience (hiking time approximately 5-7 hours per day).
Conditions: You will be required to bring a sleeping bag, warm clothing and trekking boots.
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