Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

The lakes and gorges of Tien-Shan - a tour to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

1.-15.7.18

A unique and wonderful in its natural beauty piece of land - Central Asia - is the place where you can relax and unwind from you daily chores and dive yourself into this peaceful environment, become one with nature, get to know the interesting people who live in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

Beautiful nature, high mountains, strong rivers, glacier lakes, legends and memorials of days long gone. Culture, hospitality and the simple life of the local inhabitants - you are going to experience all of that and even much more in this adventurous tour.

On this trip, you're going to visit such amazing places as Singing Sand Dune in Altyn-Emel National Park, Aktau and Kututau, the Sharyn Canyon, the Kolsai lakes, the legendary Stones of Tamerlan, the Altyn Arashan gorge with its mineral springs, the alpine lake of Alakul, red rocks of Djety-Oguz, the Barskoon waterfalls, the sandy shores of Issyk-Kul, the fairy Skazka canyons, the wild lake of Son Kul, the inaccessible lake of Kel-Suu.

A trip to Central Asia is a great opportunity to take a look at the diversity of Asian culture, see for yourself the ancient cities along the way of The Great Silk Road and try the local cuisine.

In our journey you will see 7 lakes, 5 waterfalls, more than 10 high mountain passes and dozens of mountain rivers.

 

Program

Day 1

Arrival to Almaty, city tour, sightseeing, chimbulak ski resort, Medeo alpine ice rink. Night in Almaty 

 

Day 2

Altyn-Emel national park. 

The "singing dunes".

The 700-year old Willow tree.

Night in a guest house 

 

Day 3

A day in Altyn-Emel

Aktau and Kututau mountains

Night in a guest house 

 

Day 4

Charyn canyons after breakfast

Road to Kolsai national park

Night in a guest house at the Kolsai lakes 

 

Day 5

A hike in the gorge and the lake after breakfast

Road to Kegen border point after lunch

In Kyrgyzstan - the "Stones of Tamerlan"

Arrival to Karakol

Dinner and night in Karakol 

 

Day 6

City tour after breakfast, including the Dungan mosque and the Karakol church.

Road to Altyn-Arashan (special transport)

Picnic lunch

A hike to the mineral springs

Night in Altyn-Arashan

 

Day 7

Horseback ride to Ala-Kel lake(altitude 3532 meters) after breakfast

Picnic lunch at the lake

Horseback ride back to Altyn-Arashan

Night in Altyn-Arashan 

 

Day 8

Road to Karakol after breakfast

The Prjevalsky museum

Road to Djety-Oguz gorge

The "Broken Heart" rocks, "Seven Bulls" rocks, a hike to a waterfall.

Road to Barskoon gorge

A hike to the "Leopards Tears" waterfall

Road to the town of Tamga at the coast of Issyk-Kul

Night in a guest house

 

Day 9

Road to Kochkor after breakfast

Along the way: the "Fairy Tale" canyons, visiting the wild beaches of Issyk-Kul

Lunch in Kochkor

Visiting the ethnic souvenir workshop, shyrdak show.

Road to Son-Kul (altitude 3012 meters)

Night in a yurt camp at Son-Kul 

 

Day 10

Road to Naryn after breakfast.

Lunch in Naryn

Road to Kel-Suu lake

Night in a yurt camp by a river

 

Day 11

A horseback ride to Kel-Suu after breakfast

Whole day at the lake, then back to the camp

Night in a yurt camp by a river a yurt camp by a river 

 

Day 12

Road to Naryn after breakfast

A picnic lunch by river canyons

Night in a guest house in Naryn

 

Day 13

Road to Bishkek after breakfast

Along the way - rafting on Chon-Kemin or Chu rivers(depens on the group)

The Burana tower

Night in a hotel in Bishkek 

 

Day 14

A visit to Ala-Archa national park after breakfast

A short city tour, a visit to a bazaar

Road to Almaty airport after lunch or dinner (depends on plane time) 

 

Day 15

Departure from Almaty

Varaa matka