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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)

E-mail: info@ecotour.kg
elmirakalmakova@gmail.com






Dates: 26/07 – 09/08 2020.
Price: 1350 euro p.p. if 4 or more participants

This 15-day tour is for people who would like to experience the beauty and nature of the Tian-Shan mountains at their own pace. You will need to be in a good physical condition, able to cope with unpredictable situations and love nature. In the mountains you walk on "roads" made by nomads and animals centuries ago. You will cross 3 high passes (over 3500m), and you will meet the herdsmen who live with their families and herds in the alpine meadows during the summer months. This trekking tour is not very difficult to do, and if you love to hike through quiet, peaceful mountains, are not in a hurry and enjoy outdoor life, you will always remember it as an unforgettable experience.

Walking days are usually between 5 to 8 hours. Our group consists of 4-8 people, 6-12 horses, guides and an interpreter. Our guides carry all your luggage, the necessary equipment and food on horseback. During the trek from Son-Kul to Tuura-Suu you will sleep in small tents or in yurt camps. You need a sleeping bag, isomat, warm clothes, water proof clothing and very comfortable walking shoes.

A more detailed description of the itinerary, hours of walking and altitudes, can be send to you upon request.

Programme

Day 1: Departure from your home airport.

Day 2: Arrival at Manas Airport where you will be met and taken to your hotel in Bishkek. After lunch we will go sightseeing around Bishkek along with our guide/interpreter. Bishkek is a rather new town built mostly in the Soviet style with wide boulevards, many parks and numerous terraces. A visit to the Osh Bazaar is a special experience and a good way to get an impression of Kyrgyz life. Stay in hotel.

Day 3: By minibus to Lake Son-Kul, starting point of the trek. This lake is at an altitude of 3100m, and is the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan. It is 29 kilometres long and 18 wide, with an average depth of 13 metres, and is located on a wide plateau surrounded by mountains that are around 4000m high. There are many shepherd families on the plateau and they spend their whole summer here with their horses, cattle, sheep and yaks. We can hike or rent horses (cost not included) to ride in the mountains. Stay in yurt.

Day 4: Relax around the yurt camp adapting to the altitude and go walking in the surrounding area. Stay in yurt.

Day 5-11: Hiking from Song-Kul to Tuura-Suu. We have to cross 3 passes of over 3300m., walk through green hills and over stony slopes, cross a river, pass one small village and meet many herdsmen who are staying in yurts in the mountains with their animals. The nights we stay in tents. Details of trip on request.

Day 12: Arrive near the village Tuura-Suu. The minibus will be waiting for us to bring us to the yurt camp Manjyly, close to the shore of Lake Issyk-Kul. Here you can take a proper shower again and swim in the lake. Stay in yurts.

Day 13: Day in the yurt camp Manjyly, hike in the badlands, go swimming and/or visit Manjyly Ata, a sacred palce for the Kyrgyz. The mazar is a complex of sacred places, hidden amongst the gentle clay hills, and there are holy trees, 7 healing springs, old graves and a dilapidated mosque.

Day 14: Return to Bishkek by minibus and on the way we stop near Tokmok to visit the Burana Tower, one of the few historical buildings of Kyrgyzstan and a remnant of an old Silk Road town. The tower is part of the minaret of the town of Balasagun that was the capital of the Karahanids in the 11th century. In 1974 the tower was partly restored and now it is possible to climb up inside the tower and enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding area. In the afternoon some time for shopping in Bishkek. Stay in the Umai Hotel or equivalent.

Day 15: Transfer to the airport and departure.

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

The price includes, from arrival at until departure from Manas Airport, everything except flight, visa (if required), insurance, alcoholic and bottled beverages.

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

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