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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

46-A, Donskoy Pereulok
720040 Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic


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e-bike tour in Kyrgyzstan

New this year - a tour for e-bikers!

Two weeks around Lake Issyk-Kul on a rental electric bike with luggage transportation and interpreter.

This is a new programme especially designed for those of you who love to be outside and are adventurous by nature but need a little assistance to make a cycle tour through our still rather unknown country.

A trip with Ecotour means an unusual and unforgettable vacation. Our trips are suitable for those who do not insist on luxury, love the mountains, appreciate nature’s silence and do not wish to travel in large groups.

This cycle tour is around Lake Issyk-Kul, a mountain lake at 1,600m. Daily distances are between 20 and 62 km. The cycling is almost always over asphalt road, At night there is the chance to charge the bike’s batteries. To avoid lenghty cycling over stony or sandy roads, some parts of the itinerary will be done by car.

Accommodation - the tour goes around Lake Issyk Kul, starting on the north shore. Accommodation will be in small hotels, guesthouses, a yurt camp and with local families. A car, in which all baggage will be transported, will accompany the whole tour. In an emergency it will be possible to ride along in the car. An interpreter (English or German speaking) will also accompany the tour to assist in communication with the local people. She will provide information about the country, its customs and habits.

Bicycle: As it is not allowed to take batteries with you in the plane, so you have to hire an electric bike in Bishkek. These are new, modern bikes of good quality (more details and price on request). You should bring a cycling helmet and orange or yellow safety jacket.


Day 1 Departure from your local airport.

Day 2 Arrival at Manas Airport. Transfer to the Umai Hotel. After lunch collecting the bike and a short cycling ride to get used to the bike. If necessary small adjustments can be made in the afternoon. Accommodation in the Umai Hotel.

Day 3 By car to the Burana Tower, a remnant of a town on the Silk Road located near Tokmok. From here cycling over a good secondary asphalt road to Kemin Village (50 km cycling). From here by car to Cholpon-Ata, nice resort on the north side of lake Issyk-Kul. If interested it is possible to visit the archeological open-air museum with petroglyphs. Stay in hotel.

Day 4 From Cholpon-Ata cycling over a new, but rather busy road to Semyonovka. You will stay here in a nice B&B with large garden. 45 km.

Day 5 Start cycling, after Tup (71 km) you will leave the main road and turn to the east. From here or (earlier if necessary) you can ride in the car to Taldy-Suu a small village in the Kegen Valley. Stay with a local family.

Day 6 Back to the main road by car, if wanted cycling the next 24 km over an asphalt road, then by car over the San-Tash pass and after the pass cycling another 30 km over asphalt to Karakol. Stay in hotel.

Day 7 Day in Karakol, sight-seeing in town. Visit the Dungan Mosque and the wooden Russian Orthodox Cathedral and in the afternoon visit Karakol National Park. Stay in hotel

Day 8 Day cycling trip to Jeti Ogus, (35 km one-way) one of the most beautiful gorges in Kyrgyzstan located at an altitude of 2,200 metres above sea level. You will see famous red rocks, the “Seven Bulls” and the “Broken Heart”. Many legends are told about those rock formations. In the small village there is an old Russian Spa where it is possible to take a bath or have a massage. In the afternoon back to Karakol. Stay in hotel.

Day 9 Leave Karakol and cycle along the south shore to the village Jengish. Stay in guesthouse (60 km).

Day 10
From Jengish to the yurt camp Sonun by the shore of the lake. The last 2 km after leaving the main road, you cycle over a paved path. Stay in a yurt. Total 65 km.

Day 11 From Sonun to the village Bokonbaevo, (15 km), the district town of the Tong Region. Here you will meet a man who hunts with golden eagles and other birds of prey. Next to the village Toguz-Bulak where you will stay with a local family (another 45 km).

Day 12 From Toguz- Bulak back to the main road around the lake and after a long slight slope you will reach Kyzyl-Tuu, a well-known village for making yurt frames and yurt decorations. On this part of the tour you will have to climb up from 1700 to 2100m., the highest point of the tour. Descending to Kara-Tala, (1700m) stay with local family. (49 km).

Day 13 From Kara-Tala to Kochkor, centre of feltmaking, where the women from the surrounding village have started a cooperative shop from which they sell their products. It is interesting to visit this shop, named Altyn Kol (means golden hands). Lunch here and visit the bazaar. (total 65 km) Stay in B&B.

Day 14 Cycling to the the water reserve of Orto-Tokoy. From here you will go back by car to Bishkek. In the afternoon some time for shopping. Stay in hotel Umai.

Day 15 Tranfer to Manas Airport and departure.

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

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


Kyrgyzstan is a land full of beautiful experiences and wonders unique...
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Kyrgyz nomadic culture

Trekking tours are the best holidays
when you have a good physical condition,
are capable to cope with unpredictable situations and love nature.
In the mountains you walk on "roads" made by nomads and animals centuries ago.

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Date   11/06
Price € 1.280
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