Express trip to the Lake Song-Kul.

Lake Song-Kul – lovely place for nature lovers. Express trip to the Song-Kul Lake gives an opportunity to enjoy alpine meadows, feel Kyrgyz Hospitality and enjoy shepherd’s life at high mountain pastures. Just leaving from the city Bishkek in the morning and do driving about for  5-6 hours you get the place blooming your mind with huge space mountain valley and open sky area, nomad’s culture, a lot of cattle feeding on the wild pasture and white tiny yurts are everywhere like mushrooms after the raining season. Enjoy the landscape and change the crowded and noisy city life quickly to natural wildlife with nomads.

  • Itinerary: Bishkek – Northen Lakeshore of Song-Kul – Bishkek
  • Duration:2 days
  • Best Season: June – mid-September
  • Category: combined –auto/trekking
  • Level of Difficulty: Medium to moderate
  • Group Size: 2 – 24 pax
  • Highlights: Burana, Songkul lake, trekking
  • Requirements: weatherproof warm clothes, trekking boots, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
  • 2 pax – 250$
  • 3 pax – 230$
  • 4 pax – 200$
  • 5 pax – 180$
  • 6 pax – 160$
  • 7 pax – 150$
  • 8 pax – 140$

ITINERARY

Early morning at 08:00 is a departure from Bishkek to Song-Kol. The road goes due Kochkor region and all distance takes about 4-5 hours driving. On the way visit Burana Tower. Arrival in Song-Kol for late lunchtime. Welcome to local yurt camp and free time for exploring the wildlife. Dine and sleep in yurt camp.

After breakfast your start trekking about 14km distance over the pass Tuz-Ashuu. Today you can approach the best panorama views for Song-Kol valley behind and Jumgal mountain on the front of you. The trail is easy and the first 2 hours spend hiking up from 3 000 m to 3300 m in the distance 5km. Take a rest on the top of the pass Tuz-Ashuu, say good buy Song-Kol and ascend the gorge Bazar-Turuk where your driver will be waiting for you to bring you for Kyzart village to the local family house for lunch. Late afternoon transfer for Bishkek.

FAQ

It is included:

  • Individual 4×4 wheel transport from Bishkek – SongKul – Bishkek
  • English speaking trekking guide
  • One overnight in the yurt camp at Song-Kul
  • all meals during the 2 days trip
  • mineral water (bottled water)

It is not included:

  • Air flight ticket
  • Bishkek hotels
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Other services out of the program.

The tours start upon request. The itineraries can be adjusted individually to fit into your schedule and provide you with the best experience. Furthermore, we are happy to create tailor-made tours according to your wishes.

After having solved all the questions and programs confirming we issue an invoice for payment. You can make a bank transfer or pay upon your arrival time in Bishkek before the trip starts.

Song-Kul mountain is a high altitude valley (3000m above sea level). We recommend you train with sport or jogging 2-3 times a week in the run-up to your trip.

Clothing for hiking in temperatures from +25C to -0C. A detailed kit list will be sent to you when you book on.

Yes, you can change the trekking route on the second day for horseback riding. Then the price will be changed for the horseback option. For more details contact us.

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