Trekking with climbing Palatka Peak
16 day tour, experienced hikers, since ….
Difficult trekking with climbing Palatka Peak at 4.734 m over moraine and glaciers
During your bike tour there will be plenty of time to enjoy the local nature
In the yurt camp on the shore of lake Issyk Kul you can go for a swim in the clear blue water.
In the mountains you can go for a hike, ride a horse or pay a visit to the nomadic families who live in the mountain pastures during the summer.
This 16 days program is suitable for adventurous hikers with a good physical condition and some experience in hiking in high mountain areas. Sometimes ropes and cramps will be used for safety reasons. After arriving in Bishkek, you will need some time to get used to the change in altitude. Therefore, we included a day hike in Ala Archa National Park and a hike in the Konorchok canyons before going to the east where the 8 days trekking will take place. You will also spend a night in one of the yurt camps and experience life of the Kyrgyz nomads. On the way back, you get stop in Cholpon-Ata, a lively town at the north side of Lake Issyk-Kul where you can go for a swim and/or visit the archeological open-air museum..
A very experienced guide and porters for your luggage will go with you. During the trekking you will spend the night in tents, so a warm sleeping bag and iso-mattrass is necessary. Transportation will be with own minibus, an English speaking guide also comes along.
Day By Day Programme
Here you can find a detailed description of the tour with routes and locations
|Day 1||Departure from your local airport.|
|Day 2||Arrival in Bishkek ,where you will be met by your guide/interpreter and transfer to Umai hotel. After some rest and lunch sightseeing Bishkek.|
|Day 3||Day trip to Ala-Archa National Park with a hike to the Ak-Say waterfall higher up the gorge. he flora in this park is very rich and many species typical of an Alpine habitat can be found. In the evening, we return to Bishkek. Stay in hotel.|
|Day 4||By car to the Boom gorge, 120 km from Bishkek. The name “Boom” means “evil spirit” – and the gorge acquired this name in recognition of the trials and tribulations it presented to anyone who tried to pass through. Here you turn into the Konorchok canyons for a hike of 4-5 hours. The weather-beaten rocks are shaped and carved by time, wind and water, with the use of some imagination they may turn into people, animals or castles of bizarre shapes and forms. Next drive to a small mountain village, Tuura-Suu, at 2.200 m. In a remote valley on the south side of Issyk-Kul Lake. Stay in yurt camp.|
|Day 5||FomTuura-Suu to Karakol the stating point of the trekking. On the way a stop for a short hike in Skaska(meaning fairytale) in Russian. The sandstone cliffs of this miniature canyon have been weather-sculptured into an ensemble of fairy-castles, pillars and human forms and faces, ranging in color from deep red to bright orange and yellow. Stay in a hotel in Karakol.|
|Day 6||In the morning by minibus to Altyn-Arashan, a valley with hot springs and a small Soviet resort. We start walking until Eki-Chat where the Altyn-Arashan gorge splits. Hiking altitude is around 2.900 m. Stay in tents.|
|Day 7||After breakfast we cross the river and gradually approach our peak. The trekking will be harder than the first day. We will pitch our tents not far from the glacier at 3.800 m.|
|Day 8||Early departure today to trek over the Khatija pass (4.200 m). We will use technical equipment (rope, crampons, etc.) to cross the pass. Stay in tentson the Sary-Chat glacier.|
|Day 9||Climbing today. Another early start. The height of the peak is 4.734 m. We will climb about 550 m to the top from where we have magnificent panoramic views. We descend back to the camp. Overnight in tents.|
|Day 10||After breakfast walk back to the first camp at Eki-Chatgorge. Stay in tents at an altitude of 2.900 m.|
|Day 11||Continue walking down to the hot springs at Altyn-Araşan. It is possible to take a bath in the hot springs with water temperature ranging from 30°C up to 50°C degrees. Stay in small, simple mountain hut.|
|Day 12||An extra day for unforeseen circumstances (bad weather etc.). Rest day with some hiking to lake Ala-Kol at 3.650 m.|
|Day 13||Descend along the river to Ak-Suu (3-4 hrs) here the car will wait to bring you back to Karakol. Stay in hotel.|
|Day 14||Along he north side of lake Issyk-Kul to Cholpon-Ata, a nice bathing resort where you can swim of visit a local museum. Stay in hotel.|
|Day 15||Drive back to Bishkek. In the afternoon time for some shopping and/or visit the Osh bazaar. Stay in hotel.|
|Day 16||Transfer to Manas Airport and departure.|
Due to unforeseen circumstances, it might be necessary to make small changes in the program.
We ask for your understanding.
Our tours can be organized for individual travelers or groups of up to 10 people (and sometimes more) and for families with (young) children. For the majority of our tours you can specify the start date and length of the tour.
|On request||On request|
|4 and more persons|
|For four persons|
|Price||€ 1.670 p.p.|
|For six persons|
|Price||€ 1.340 p.p.|
|For eight persons|
|Price||€ 1.220 p.p.|
For bookings of 4, or more, persons we offer a 5% discount. In case there are less participants than required, if you pay an additional fee, the trip will go on as planned.
Terms of payment
• Transportation by own minibus
• All meals
• Stay in hotel, guesthouse, yurt, tent
• Programme as described
• English speaking guide/ interpreter
• Camping equipment except sleeping bag and Iso-mattress
• Porters to carry luggage (max 12 kg pp.)
• Trekking guide
• Road taxes
• Personal expenses
• Entrance fees
• Alcoholic and other bottled beverages
• Activities not mentioned in the programme
If you have to cancel a tour you already booked, we have to charge you cancellation fee.
If Ecotour cancels the tour, of course you will get back the full amount you paid.
If you cancel your trip, depending on the time your message reaches us, you owe Ecotour the following amount:
|till 42 days before departure||one pays the deposit|
|day 42- till day 28||35 %|
|day 28- till day 21||40 %|
|day 21- till day 14||50 %|
|day 14- till day 5||75 %|
|day 5 – till day 2||90 %|
|on the last day before and the day of departure||100%|
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 the silence and do not want to travel in large groups.
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Mountain passes, bad tracks, off-road, and firm climbs over 3000 m characterize this route.
Not all slopes are steep, but some are very long and on dirt roads.
But it is worth the effort.