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Biking Kyrgyzstan 04

Biking Kyrgyzstan: Tour 04

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Biking tour

Duration: 14 days

 

Day 1: After your breakfast you will be transferred by car from Barskoon village to the Arabel Pass (3800 m) that means you will cover 55 km and take you 2 hours by car. After lunch you will have a horseback riding tour through the Arabel Pass (3800m) up the Jashyl-Kol mountainous lake and then across the Suyek Pass (4028 m) in Kyrgyzstan. Lunch break.  Distance of tour : 15-20 km. 
Time of tour : 3 hours. Dinner and overnight stay is arranged in tents.

Day 2: The day starts with a delicious breakfast served at 8 in the morning. You will have biking tour  and travel from end to end the Suyek and Taragai Rivers and along the Kyzyl-Eshme valley in Kyrgyzstan. In the afternoon you will come to the Bel Pass (3714 m). Here you will enjoy biking tour through beautiful high mountain valleys and pastures. Lunch is organized on the tour way. Distance of tour : 25-35 km. Time of tour : 4-5 hours.

Day 3: After a strengthening breakfast you will be transferred from Bel Pass to Kara-Sai River and a mountain lake where shepherds once took their cattle. Now these pastures are empty because of the present economic crisis. Lunch is served on the tour way.  You will sleep in tents.

Day 4: The day starts with a delicious breakfast served at 8 in the morning. Biking tour and travel along Kyrtash-Yshtyk Valley in Kyrgyzstan with the possibility of sighting Marco Polo sheep. Distance of tour : 35-40 km. Time of tour : 5-6 hours. Dinner and overnight stay is arranged in tents.

Day 5: After a delicious breakfast we start our biking tour  and travel down Ak-Shyyrak Canyon where you will come to a shepherds yurt and have tea with them. Lunch is organized on the tour way. Through your guide you can talk to them about the life of a shepherd. Distance of tour : 35-40 km. Time of tour : 5-6 hours. Overnight in tents.

Day 6: Breakfast is at 8 o'clock in the morning. Biking tour  from Kurtash to Kara-Sai River with open fields to gallop and occasional roads to walk. The weather will vary from scorching sun to snow and hail. Lunch is served on the tour way. Distance of tour : 35-40 km. Time of tour : 5-6 hours. Dinner and overnight stay is arranged in tents.

Day 7: After a strengthening breakfast you will be transferred  from Kara-Sai River to the Akbel Pass (3833 m), then to the Taragai River. Distance of tour : 30-40 km. Time of tour : 5-6 hours. Lunch is organized on the tour way. Here you have again an opportunity to see mountain goat and Marco Polo sheep.

Day 8: After a delicious breakfast we start our biking tour  down to Taragai River and Maitor Valley to Chokuluu Kol. On the tour way you will meet horse shepherds and taste Kymyz (mares' milk). From Juuku Pass (3633 m) down to the Juuku Valley. Distance of tour : 35-40 km. 
Time of tour : 5-6 hours. O/n in tents. This pass is unique with its horse trails used by shepherds to bring their cattle to summer pastures. Lunch is served on the tour way.  On the tour way you will see two mountain lakes called Jashyl-Kol (meaning "green lake" and colored green by the glacial melt). Dinner and overnight stay is arranged in tents.

Day 9: After a strengthening breakfast you will be transferred from Juuku Valley all the way to Dunguromo Pass (3773m), then down to Sary-Moinok. The trails run across the wild mountain river and you will cross it many times at safe fords. The steep slopes are covered with thickets of blackberry, juniper bushes and fir trees. Dinner and overnight stay is arranged in tents.
Distance of tour : 30-40 km. Time of tour : 5-6 hours. You will sleep in tents.

Day 10: The day starts with a delicious breakfast served at 8 in the morning. Biking tour  in Sary-Moinok and Keregetash region. Along the way you will see shepherds and drink the national drink - Kymyz. According to thelegend anyone who tries Kumis is fortuned to come back to Kyrgyzstan. Lunch is served on the tour way. The wildness of the mountains will excite you every day during this horse riding tour  trek. Overnight stay is in tents.

Day 11: After a strengthening breakfast you will be transferred from Zoo Otok-Jantyk to Chunkur-Kol, a beautiful mountain lake whose name means Deep Lake. Lunch break. At night the stars shimmer on it as if the sky were kissing the earth. Overnight is organized in tents.

Day 12: After a strengthening breakfast you will be transferred to Chunkur-Kol and over Tosor Pass (3893 m). Two to three hours of horse riding tour  will bring you to a yak shepherd's yurt where you can watch them herd the hardy, woolly cattle. Dinner and overnight stay is arranged in tents.

Day 13: The day starts with a delicious breakfast served at 8 in the morning. Biking tour  up to Tash Kechuu. On the tour way you will meet shepherds and listen to their stories about the Kyrgyz and their beloved Ala-Too mountains. Lunch is organized on the tour way. Dinner and overnight stay is arranged in tents.

Day 14: The last of your trip will be completed with biking tour  in Tash gorge to Kok Dobo (green hill) Valley. Revel in the beautiful mountain scenery with glaciers on the right and Issyk-Kul Lake on the left. In the evening, we will drive to Barskoon by car. You will have a chance to bathe in local thermal waters and enjoy the meal, after which you will go sleep.