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We can give our warm recommendations to anyone considering going to Kyrgyzstan in general, and with Ecotour in particular! We spent two weeks in some of Ecotour's yurt camps, and it was a highly memorable experience. Ecotour was very flexible and had arranged a programme that suited our wishes perfectly.

Tom & Karin Airaksinen
Stockholm, Sweden



address:
46-A, Donskoy Pereulok
720040 Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic

phones:

+996 557 802805 (English)
+996 772 802805 (English)
+996 555 913245 (German)
+996 700 584245 (English)

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Double Trek Tour
This is a 3 week tour and comprises 2 separate treks,
one in Tong and a more difficult one in Karakol National Park.

Date: 17/07 -07/08 2015.
Price: 1,595 Euros p.p. for 4-8, 2,365 Euros p.p. for 2 participants.

On this three week tour you will complete two separate mountain treks. The first trek of 3 days will be in Tong on the south side of Lake Issyk-Kul . You will hike for 5-6 hours each day and your luggage will be transported on horseback. The second trek of 5 days is a hard one. On this trek it is not possible for horses to carry the luggage. Porters will carry the tents and cooking utensils but you will have to carry your own luggage. On this tour you will climb to almost 4,000m and thus it is only suitable for people with experience of hiking in high mountains.

During both treks you will sleep in small tents. You need to bring your own warm sleeping bag and iso-mattress. Tents and other camping equipment will be provided. The programme starts with the easier trek. Over 3 days you hike from a yurt camp at 2,450m and over 2 passes of about 3,000m to the Tosor Canyon at 1,700m. Here the car will wait for you to bring you to a yurt camp near the shore of the lake. Next day is a rest day to swim or visit Manjyly-Ata, a traditional sacred place of the Kyrgyz. Then it is on to Karakol, to start the 5 day trek to Altyn-Arashan and Altyn-Kul lake. From here along the north side of the lake you return to Bishkek.

Transportation is by own Ecotour minibus. During the whole tour an English or German speaking interpreter will accompany you and during the treks an experienced guides will accompany you. On the trek you will have the chance to get acquainted with the life of the Kyrgyz nomads end enjoy the beauty of nature in the Kyrgyz mountains.

Itinerary

Day 1 Departure from your home airport.

Day 2 Arrival at Manas airport where you will be met by your guide/interpreter and transfer to Umai Hotel. After lunch some sightseeing around Bishkek. Accommodation in the hotel.

Day 3 Daytrip to Ala Archa National Park to get used to the altitude, and time change. Picnic lunch with a hike to the waterfall. Stay in Umai Hotel.

Day 4 By car to the yurt camp Temir-Kanat at 2,450m. The last 100m up has to be done on foot and your luggage will be taken on horseback. Stay in yurt.

Day 5 Day in Temir-Kanat. Hike in the mountains and possibly go horse-riding. Stay in yurt.

Day 6 Start of the first trek. About 5-6 hours of walking, mainly alpine meadows, with guide and horseman. Luggage on horses. Sleep in tents.

Day 7 Full day of hiking over a pass of 3,000m. 5-7 hours walking. Sleeping in tents.

Day 8 Walking again and at the end of the day you will reach Tosor Canyon. Here, at an altitude of around 1,700m, the car will be waiting for you. By car to the yurt camp Altyn-Bulak close to the shore of the lake.

Day 9 Rest day in Altyn-Bulak yurt camp in a dry semi-desert area. Swimming and/or a visit to Manjyly-Ata, a traditional sacred place close by.

Day 10 By car to Karakol. Stop for a hike in Skaska (Russian for fairy tale). The coloured rocks are fairylike shaped. Stay in guesthouse in Karakol.

Day 11 If a Sunday the first a visit to the animal market and then to Jeti Ogus yurt camp, starting point of the 5 day trek. Stay in yurt.

Day 12 Start trekking. You will carry your own luggage. Anything you do not wish to take on this trek may be safely left in the guesthouse. It is 6 hours hiking in the direction of the Telegy Pass. After about 6 hours walking, stop and stay in tents at 3,400m.

Day 13 Continue to the Telegy Pass at 3,800m. After the pass descend over a rather difficult path to the Karakol canyon at 2,500m. Stay in tents near a little river.

Day 14 Climb to the Ala-Kul Lake at 3,500m. The last part of the path is alongside a waterfall. A rather difficult itinerary. Stay in tents.

Day 15 Difficult ascent to the Ala–Kul pass, 3,900m. The first part of the way down is difficult but the next part gets easier and finally you arrive in the Altyn Arashan valley at 2,500m. Here there are a few houses and a hot spa where you can, for a small payment, take a bath. Stay in tents near one of the buildings.

Day 16 The next part of the itinerary down is easy in comparison with the routes from the previous days. Walk down to the village of Ak-Suu. Here the car will wait for you to bring you back to the guesthouse in Karakol. Stay in guesthouse.

Day 17 Day of rest in Karakol with time to visit the Russian Orthodox cathedral and Dungan mosque along with the bazaar. Stay in guesthouse.

Day 18 By car along the north side of the lake to Gregorievka Canyon. Hike in the valley. Stay in yurt lodge in the village.

Day 19 From Gregorievka to Cholpon-Ata resort where you can visit the archeological open air museum and see petroglyphes, drawings from the Scythian period. Stay in B&B.

Day 20 From Cholpon-Ata back to Bishkek. In the Boom canyon you will stop for a hike in the Konorchok Canyons , a dry area with wonderful rock cave. Stay in Umai Hotel.

Day 21 Day without fixed programme. A chance to go shopping and visit the Osh Bazaar. Stay in Umai Hotel.

Day 22 Transfer to the airport and departure.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, it might be necessary to make small changes in the programme. We ask for your understanding.

The price includes, from arrival at until departure from Manas Airport, everything (transport, guide/interpreter, dinner, bed and breakfast) except flight, visa (if required), insurance, alcoholic and bottled beverages and optional extras such as saunas and horse riding.

For bookings of 4, or more, persons we offer a 5% discount.

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Date   July 17
 
August 7
   
Price € 1.595
   
Group 4-8
 

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