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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

 

Today it is already more than a month ago that we left Kyrgyzstan, but it is still every day that we think about our wonderful time we spent there. One of the things mostly staying in our mind is that from the very beginning we felt we were your personal guests where ever we are staying. That kind of hospitality is unique.

Arnoud van Grieken
& Marion van den Ende
the Netherlands

We are proud that Ecotour has got
the Green Globe Commendation
Award 1999

But the best prize
for us is our guests' satisfaction

 



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

phones:

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

E-mail: info@ecotour.kg
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unique combination

Combination tour
cycling and 3 days trekking on horseback.

Dates: 5/6 - 19/6 2020

Price: 1390 euro if 4 or more participants.

If you are active and adventurous we can offer you this unforgettable trip. Imagine yourself cycling in the mountains, followed by a 3-day trekking on horseback. During your stay you will learn about Kyrgyz traditions and legends, and meet many local people. You need to be in good physical condition and have the expertise that is required for the activities you want to include.

You should bring a sleeping bag, camping mattress, warm clothes and raincoat. Our guide/interpreter, and local guides, will accompany you and are there to help you at all times.

In Bishkek you will spend the night in the Umai Hotel (or similar). During the remaining part of the tour you will sleep in B&Bs and yurts (nomadic tents made of felt), and during the trek you will sleep in tents.

Come and experience the life and the culture of the nomads of Kyrgyzstan. See how herdsmen make 'Kymyz', the national drink made from mare’s milk.

Programme

Day 1: Departure from your home airport.

Day 2: Arrival at Manas Airport where we will meet you and take you to your hotel. After lunch preparation of bicycles followed by some sightseeing. Accommodation in hotel.

Day 3 By minibus until after the tunnel at the Tor Ashuu Pass - 125km (the tunnel is at 2564 m and is 2.5km long). Then we cycle down to the village of Kyzyl-Oi (1,800m). 16km of asphalt until the junction with the road to Osh, and then 45km of dirt road to the village. Stay with local family.

Day 4: After lunch cycling through the gorge along the Kokomeren River to Chaek, the district town of this area. 35km of dirt road. Stay in B&B.

Day 5: Today we start by cycling to Kyzart along a very spectacular road. We will enjoy the wonderful mountain landscapes and explore local flora and fauna (47km). Then we continue to Kochkor in the minibus – if wanted a longer distance may be cycled. Stay in B&B.

Day 6: We will cycle past the Orto-Tokoy Water Reserve down to Lake Issyk-Kul and the village of Kara-Tala. This is where the cycling ends. Continue in the minibus to the yurt camp Sonun close to the shore of the lake. 65 km over flat asphalt road. Stay in yurt camp.

Day 7: By minibus to Tosor Gorge where we begin our 3-day horse trekking. Ride to the Kyrchyn Valley, crossing a pass of 2500m. Stay in tents.

Days 8-9: From Kyrchyn we go to Bel-Tam over a high pass of 3350m (stay in tents), and the next day to the yurt camp Temir-Kanat (2,450m). Stay in yurts.
 
Day 10: Day at the yurt camp Temir-Kanat, hiking or horse riding in the surrounding mountains and getting a closer view of the glaciers. Stay in yurts.

Day 11: Driving to the Boom Gorge where we will hike for a few hours in the Konorchok Canyons. Drive to the Chon Kemin Valley where we stay in a nice B&B.

Day 12: Day in the Kemin Valley. The valley has a rich variety of vegetation and animal life, and we will hike in the surrounding mountains. Stay in B&B.

Day 13: Return to Bishkek, stopping near Tokmok to visit the Burana Tower, an architectural complex that has survived from the 10th century and the times of the Great Silk Road. Arrive in Bishkek in the afternoon. Stay in the Umai Hotel.

Day 14: Day without programme to allow you to go shopping and/or visit some museums and the Osh Bazaar. Lunch not included. Stay in hotel.

Day 15: 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.

Down Home Mail

 

 

The price includes everything as described in the programme:
- Transportation by minibus
- Transfers from and to the airport
- All meals
- All overnight stays hotel in Bishkek, B&B, yurts and local family
- program as described
- English speaking guide/interpreter

IThe following are not included:
- Flight
- Insurances
- Personal expenses
- Tips
- Entrance charges if applicable
- Alcoholic and other bottled beverages
- Bike rental
- Alcoholic and other bottled beverages

 

cycling in Kyrgyzstan

 

 

Burana tower

 

yurt camp

 

 

 

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