Trekking tour in kyrgyzstan

Trekking Tour to the celestial mountains of Kyrgyzstan (Tien Shan)

Tour Details

Tour Highlights

Kyrgyzstan is home for the magnificent Tien Chan mountain range, which offers many trails for lovers of trekking. Hiking through the valleys, forests and mountain trails is a great way to spend a vacation and explore the natural beauty of the country.

Tour Itinerary

Arrival to Manas Airport in Bishkek where our team will pick up you and drive you to hotel situated in the capital. You can have a rest in cozy and comfortable rooms after the flight.

After breakfast in hotel, we start our city tour. We will visit the heart of the city, Ala-Too Square where the State Historical Museum is located. After, we can enjoy a walk in the Oak Park, one  of the favorite places of local people. Bishkek is known as the greenest city in Central Asia thanks to its countless parks and alleys making the city a great place to live.

After lunch, we will have time to visit the local market Osh bazar. Here you can appreciate the creativity and talent of local artisans. Just as you step the market, you plunge into the real oriental atmosphere: an interminable stream of people, a big variety of goods and colors.

In the evening, we go to one of the best restaurants in Bishkek where you can taste delicious Kyrgyz national dishes.

Meals included: breakfast
Accommodation: hotel 3 star (My Hotel or similar)

After breakfast in Bishkek, we go towards Burana Tower located about 80 km from the capital. Burana Tower is an ancient minaret in the Chuy Valley in the north part of Kyrgyzstan. It is close to the city of Tokmok. The tower with funerary monuments, earthworks, remains of the castle and three mausoleums – that’s all what last out of the ancient Balasagyn town that was founded by Karakhanids at the end of the ninth century.

Lunch on the way.

After we keep our way towards Chon Kemin valley. It is unique place thanks to its unbelievable beauty and its rich diversity of fauna and flora. You will have the opportunity to walk in the gorge and enjoy the beautiful alpine views. Dinner and overnight in the guesthouse.

Meals included: breakfast
Accommodation:Guesthouse (Kemin Guesthouse or similar)
Optionally: horse riding, national horse games demonstration, folk show 

After breakfast, transfer to the starting point of trek near the Chon Kemin River. From here we start our trek of 4 days. The slopes of the mountains are covered with fir forests. We have a picnic on the road. Then we continue to cross the forest to the pastures of Toru Aigyr. Here we set up the camp. Dinner and overnight in a tent.

Trekking: 10 km, +750 m, 4 h

Meals included: breakfast
Accommodation: Tent

After breakfast we start hiking towards Kol Kogur Lake at 2 550 meters. This mountainous lake has a unique trapezoidal shape. On the shore of the lake, we set up the camp and enjoy the wonderful sceneries around us. Dinner and overnight stay in the tent.

Trekking: 11 km, +300 m, -320 m, 5 h

Meals included: no meals included
Accommodation: tent


After breakfast we leave the lake and climb to the 3400 meters pass. We take the picnic on the way. Afternoon we descend to the pasture of Kyzyl Aska. We set up tents near the river. Dinner and rest in the tents.

Trekking: 14 km, + 880m, -800m, 5-6h.

Meals included: no meals included
Accommodation: tent

Today is the last day of the trek. We go towards Issyk Kul Lake, the pearl of Kyrgyzstan.

Our driver picks us up and drive us to the shore of the lake. We go to the guest house where you can take the shower and have a rest. Later you can enjoy the lakeside and swim in refreshing waters of the lake after trek. Overnight and dinner at guesthouse.

Trekking: 11 km, -500 m, 3-4h.

Meals included: no meals included
Accommodation: Guesthouse Tamchy or similar 

After the breakfast, we go towards Grigoriev and Semienov gorge. They are located on the northern shore of Issyk-Kul Lake, 60 kilometers from Cholpon Ata. These places are considered as the most famous attractions of the Issyk Kul region. We drive to the first lake at Grigoriev Gorge and we will have a picnic on the shore (if the weather is nice). You can have a walk, enjoy the wild nature around you and have a pleasant pastime in this beautiful place.

When we get Karakol, we will visit its famous sights as Russian Orthodox cathedral and Dungan mosque. At restaurant, you can taste the typical dish of this region ¨ ashlan fu¨, Dungan traditional cuisine.

Meals included: breakfast
Accommodation: Jamilya Guesthouse or similar
Optionally: boat trip, dinner with Dungan or Uighur Family

Today you start your 4 days trek. After breakfast, we drive you to the gorge of Karakol where you start your trek with the local guide. You walk towards the Sirota tent camp located at altitude of 2,800 meters.

Following your trail along the Karakol River, you will see the yurts the pastures with horses and other beautiful landscapes that strike your eyes. Night you will pass at Sirota Camp in the tents.

Trekking: 11 km, +700 m, 5h.
Accommodation: tent

Breakfast. Departure. The trail takes us along the river and small waterfalls. After a few hours of hiking, you get Ala Kul Lake, the glacier lake that changes its colors according to the weather.

When you reach the pass, you will have a spectacular view on the lake and mountain peaks around you. After the road go through a gentle descent into the Keldike valley (3000 m).

Trekking: 12 km, +1100 m, -900 m, 6h.
Accommodation: Tent

Today, our goal is to reach the hot springs of Altyn Arashan. The 4 hours walk is very fascinating and exciting. You admire the rich vegetation, the luminous carpet of flowers and the emerald grass. Arriving at the beautiful Altyn Arashan gorge, which is situated at 2500 m above sea level. You can relax in the hot springs after hiking.

Trekking: 9 km, -500 m, 3-4h.
Accommodation: tent

Today, is the last day of your trek. Enjoy and admire the rich vegetation, the luminous carpet of flowers and the emerald grass. Driver is waiting for you after 4 hours of hiking down.

Transfer to Karakol. Lunch at the
restaurant. In the guesthouse you take the shower and have a rest after the trek.

Trekking: 10 km, -500 m, 3-4h
Meals included: no meals included
Accommodation: Jamilya Guesthouse or similar

After breakfast, we keep our road to Jety Oguz valley. Its name means “Seven bulls”. The name is symbolic, because there are seven huge red-brown rocks resembling ranked furious bulls standing together. Especially romantic look has the rock “Broken Heart” located at the entrance to the gorge. There we take a walk to the waterfall. After we visit the Barskoon Gorge with impressive nature. At the end of the road, you can see the waterfall called Tears of Snow Leopard.

In the evening, you will try a real Russian bath “banya” in Tamga. Dinner and overnight in the guesthouse.

Meals included: breakfast
Accommodation: U Pavla Guesthouse or similar



Breakfast in the guesthouse. In the morning, we go towards Kochkor village by the south shore of the lake. On the road, we visit Skazka canyons, which signify Fairytale. Here you can find objects of surprising shapes and sizes. A real skyscraper or an animal may appear in front of you.

In Bokonbaevo, we will meet the real eagle hunters who demonstrate you the talent of their birds of prey (option). We get Kyzyl Tuu village where the local family reveals the secrets of yurt production. This family is engaged in this unique art from generation to generation (option). Diner and overnight in the guest house.

Meals included: breakfast
Accommodation: Guesthouse (Umosh Guesthouse or similar)
Optionally: felt show, eagle hunting, yurt show

Today we keep our road to Son Kul Lake, so we should overcome a mountain pass called Kalmak Ashuu. From the pass Son Kul Lake seems very small, but as we go down and approach the lake, it appears as a big and gorgeous lake.

When we arrive in the yurt camp, you get to know the hospitality of the nomads, their lifestyle and their customs. We will have a dinner and sleep in the yurts.

Meals included: breakfast
Note: yurt capacity 6 people. But during the low season you can be accommodated 2 pax per yurt according to the availability
Accommodation: Yurt camp
Optionally: horse riding, demonstration of horse games

The road to Bishkek passes through Boom gorge. You can take pictures of this beauty and breathtaking sceneries. After lunch in local restaurant, we will have time to visit the local markets and buy some presents. You will not leave the bazar unsatisfied; you will surely find something that you were looking for reminding you about Kyrgyzstan and your unforgettable trip here. Dinner in the restaurant in Bishkek.

Meals included: breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel 3* (My Hotel/ Rixon Hotel or similar)

Transfer to the airport. Departure.

Meals included: breakfast

Tour information

  • All transfers in comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle;
  • Professional driver;
  • English speaking local guides during the treks and walks (days 3,4,5,6,8,9,10,11);
  • Accommodation described in the program in twin /double room/tents/yurt;
  • Breakfasts (apart of the treks);
  • Visits described in the program;
  • Tents (2 pax per tent)
Not included
  • Food during the treks (Can be organized for extra cost)

As a trekking tour this tour requires good physical condition and strong legs without any major health issues.

What to bring with you: Comfortable walking shoes & trekking shoes, walking sticks (if you prefer to use them) warm clothes (it can be cold in the higher areas even during the summer time), sunscreen, cap for the sun and sun glasses, personal medications.


Price per person




8 pax

10 pax

1595 USD

965 USD

780 USD

670 USD

595 USD

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If you would like to customize your tour please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are happy to organize a custom tour or to provide a modified itinerary based on one of the tours provided by us or our cooperatives.

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Tour updated 31.7.2021

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