Beauty of Central Asia (Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan) (11 Days)

Day 1: Alma-aty

Meeting at Alma-aty Airport. Transfer to the village of Saty. Lunch at the road cafe (paid for by yourself). The road passes through picturesque places. Kapchagai reservoir and steppes of Kazakhstan with sand dunes. Visit to the canyon Charyn (if we leave the city of Alma-aty in the morning). If there is no time, then visit the canyon on “day 2”. Accommodation in a guest house. Dinner.

Meals: -/-/D

Detailed information:
Minimum altitude: 560 meters  
Average altitude: 945 meters  
Highest altitude: 1900 meters  
Transfer by car: 300 kilometers  
Travel time: 7 hours  

 

Day 2: Kolsay-Kaindy

Breakfast. A trip to Lake Kolsay. Hiking around the lake. (Horse rental, option 30 USD + Horse guide 30 USD). Lunch at the road (paid for by yourself). A trip to Lake Kaindy. Walk around the surroundings. Return to the village of Saty. Accommodation in a guest house. Dinner.

Meals: B/-/D

Detailed information:
Minimum altitude: 1450 meters  
Average altitude: 1600 meters  
Highest altitude: 1900 meters  
Distance by walk: 7 kilometers  
Transfer by car: 240 kilometers  
Travel time: 10 hours  

 

Day 3: Kyrgyzstan

Breakfast. Transfer to Kyrgyzstan across the border of Kegen. Lunch on the road (paid by yourself). Visiting the historic site “Tamerlan Stones”. Visit to the local market. Preparation for trekking. Dinner at the ethno cafe. Overnight in a guest house in the city of Karakol.

Meals: B/-/D

Detailed information:
Minimum altitude: 1425 meters  
Average altitude: 1822 meters  
Highest altitude: 2178 meters  
Walking distance: 8 kilometers  
Maximum gradient: 15 %  
Average gradient: 4 %  
Transfer by car: 240 kilometers  
Travel time: 7 hours  

 

Day 4: Trekking

Early breakfast. Transfer from Karakol city to Karakol gorge to the starting point of the track. The Karakol gorge is located 9 km south of the city. The gorge has a length of 40 km and it is adjacent to the ridge Terskey Ala-Too. A stop for the lunch.

The first overnight stay in the area of the Orphan camp (2800 m). Dinner. Overnight in tents.

Meals: B/L/D

Detailed information:
Minimum altitude: 2120 m.
Highest altitude: 2951 m.
Distance: 12 km.
Maximum gradient: 35 %
Average gradient: 10 %

 

Day 5: Trekking

Early breakfast. Distance hike to the lake Ala-Kul (3500 m). The hike takes about 3 hours, from the camp. After a short halt, excessive gradient and talus will be awaiting us to the Ala-Kul pass (3860 m). Lunch. Descent from the pass to the gorge Keldyke. Dinner. Overnight in tents (3200 m).

Meals: B/L/D

Detailed information:
Minimum altitude: 2950 m.
Highest altitude: 3860 m.
Distance: 9 km.
Maximum gradient: 47%
Average gradient: 20%

 

 Day 6: Trekking

Early breakfast. Descent to the Altyn-Arashan valley, 3 hour walk (Golden Spring). You will have the opportunity to visit the swimming pools with mineral water and take a walk in the surrounding area of Arashan. There are enclosed swimming pools and the hot springs which remain in the open air. Lunch. Accommodation in the Kyrgyz national dwelling “Yurt”. Dinner. Overnight in the yurts (2500 m.).

Meals: B/L/D

Detailed information:
Minimum altitude: 2501 m.
Highest altitude: 3207 m.
Distance: 8 km.
Maximum gradient: -37 %
Average gradient: -11 %

 

Day 7: Trekking

Early breakfast. Returning to the city of Karakol. A 4-5h hour hike along Ak-Suu gorge where a car will be awaiting us.  Lunch. Return to the city of Karakol.

Detailed information:
Minimum altitude: 1883 m.
Highest altitude: 2552 m.
Distance: 15 km.
Maximum gradient: – 23 %
Average gradient: – 7 %

 

Meals: B/L/D

Day 8: Ton

Breakfast. A trip to the picturesque gorge Jeti-Oguz. Visit to the sanatorium, the waterfall “Nine Braids” and the red rocks “Seven Bulls”. Lunch at the road cafe (paid for by yourself.) A trip to the canyons “Fairy Tale”. Dinner and accommodation in yurts in the ethno complex on the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul.

Meals: B/-/D

Detailed information:
Minimum altitude: 1600 meters  
Average altitude: 2000 meters  
Highest altitude: 2300 meters  
Walking distance: 7 kilometers  
Transfer by car: 200 kilometers  

 

Day 9: Bishkek

Breakfast. Demonstration of falconry (Not include. Option. 100 USD per group). Transfer to the city of Bishkek. On the way we will visit the Orto Tokoi reservoir and the Burana Tower. Dinner and accommodation in Hotel.

Meals: B/-/D

Detailed information:
Minimum altitude: 710 meters  
Average altitude: 1310meters  
Highest altitude: 2160 meters  
Transfer by car: 300 kilometers  
Travel time: 7 hours  

 

Day 10: Ala-Archa

Breakfast. Transfer to the trekking start point. Walking day trip to the Ala-Archa gorge to the Racek camp and back. Return to the hotel. Dinner at the cafe.

Meals: B/-/D

Detailed information:
Minimum altitude: 1600 meters  
Average altitude: 2730 meters  
Highest altitude: 3380 meters  
Walking distance: 12 kilometers  
Transfer by car: 90 kilometers  

 

Day 11: Alma-Aty

Breakfast. Transfer to the Alma-aty airport. End of program.

Meals: B/-/-

Detailed information:
Minimum altitude: 620 meters  
Average altitude: 800 meters  
Highest altitude: 1250 meters  
Transfer by car: 250 kilometers  

 

Please Note: It is necessary to have warm clothes, spare clothes, good boots and spare sport shoes, a rain jacket, sun glasses, sunblock (cream). If you have a specific disease, you should have your own first aid kit with the necessary medicines.

What is included: What is not included:
Accommodation for the entire program Meals during transfer
Transfer for the entire program Sleeping bag
Transfer to the starting point of the track Bag pack
Meals during track and accommodations Porter (for personal luggage 20 kg.) 25 USD per day
Taxes and duties Accommodation at the hotel in Almaaty
Guide
Hot springs (fee to the pool)
Cook during the track
Yurts
Sleeping mat
Tents
Porters (for equipment) during the track

 

Price (USD):
1 person 2 590
2 persons 3 230
3 persons 3 750
4 persons 4 430
5 persons 5 360
6 persons 6 500
7 persons 7 210
8 persons 7 900
9 persons 9 630
10 persons 10 280
11 persons 13 000
12 persons 13 720
13 persons 14 390
14 persons 14 870
15 persons 15 700
16 persons and more By request