Conditions: There are no technical difficulties on the trekking route, but participants should have good health and fitness, in order to cross 3,500-4,000m passes and hike about 7-8 hours each day. Each participant should have warm and water-resistant clothing, a coat, trekking boots, sleeping bag, gloves and sunglasses. There are no limits on the weight of personal gear.
Service: Full board and lodging in hotels and tent camps, guides, interpreters, transport during the entire trip and full expedition services.
Season: 15 June - 10 September
In this program we offer you visits to the most beautiful and popular places in the Kyrgyz Ala-Too range, where we will see sub-alpine meadows, mountain steppes, forests of Tien Shan firs and thickets of archa (juniper); fantastic views of the "red rocks" in Kongorchok gorge; and at the end of our trip feel the exhileration of rafting on one the biggest rivers in Kyrgyzstan - the Chu river.
Day 1. Arrival in Bishkek. Excursion around the city, accommodation in hotel.
Day 2. Transfer (100 km) from Bishkek to Kelter-Kegetinskij gorge, excursion to the "Turquoise lake" (2.5 hours). Night at the lake in tents.
Day 3. Hiking (6-7 hours) under Ashu-Ter pass. Night on the moraine of the Kel-Ter glacier in tents.
Day 4. Traverse from Kelter-Kegetinskij gorge to Tujuk-Shamsinskij gorge through Ashu-Ter pass (3,800m). Night in the forest in tents.
Day 5. Hiking (5-6 hours) from Tujuk-Shamsinski gorge to Dzhinalach gorge. Night near Dzhinalach glacier in tents.
Day 6. Crossing from Dzhinalach gorge to Shamsi gorge through Dzhinalach saddle (3,700m). Descent along Shamsi gorge to the confluence of the Shamsi and Karagajluu-Bulak rivers, followed by trek through the Karagajluu-Bulak gorge to thetree line. Night in tents.
Day 7. Ascent to the upper of Karagajluu gorge, crossing over the pass, then traverse to Chon-Kelter gorge, ending at a dry lake. Night in tents.
Day 8. Hiking from Chon-Kelter gorge to Kyzyl-Suu gorge and trip through Kyzyl-Suu gorge up to the weather station on the upper section of the Kok-Dzhor-Suu river. Night in tents.
Day 9. Crossing from Kok-Dzhor-Suu gorge to Kongorchok gorge and descent along Kongorchok gorge to the confluence of the Kok-Dzhor-Suu and Kongorchok rivers (near the "red rocks"). Night in tents.
Day 10. Day of rest. Night in tents.
Day 11. Hiking from Kongorchok gorge to Boom gorge; transfer to Naryn bridge for rafting. Night in tents on the bank of the Chu river.
Day 12. Rafting (40km) along the Chu river - 5-6 hours. Night in tents on the bank of the Chu river at the Naryn bridge.
Day 13. Transfer to Bishkek (130km), en-route excursion to Burana tower - historical monument from the 10th century. Night in hotel.
Day 14. Return home.
We hope you like the program and assure you that we are absolutely open to any suggestions to increase the range of our services for the entire satisfaction of our clients and are happy to meet your special requirements.
You can alter the duration of your tour and places of visits by adding one of the extensions. Our tour operator will work closely with you or your travel agent to carefully prepare an itinerary based on your stated interests.