More than 350 species of migratory rare wild birds fly to Kyrgyzstan annually. For example, in Issyk-Kul, you can find different types of rare birds, including flamingos. The bird can be seen in Kyrgyzstan during both seasonal migration and wintering.
Now in the country, there are more than 400 species of rare birds, of which 57 species are enrolled in the list of protection in the system of state protection of the animal world.
“Including 233 bird species nest in the territory of the state, of which 114 are settled, 119 migratory, 109 migratory, 20 migratory, 28 wintering by the nature of their stay.”
Kyrgyzstan will be happy for fans of bird watchers and birdwatchers. We will promote the development of ecotourism and promote environmental protection. Travel company Kyrgyz Tourism will be happy to provide unforgettable tours for birdwatching and to reveal to you all the charms of birds living in Kyrgyzstan.
Arrival in the airport Manas. Transfer for Bishkek. Accommodation in the hotel.
After early breakfast, transfer for Ala-Archa national park. Birding in the area. Lunch picnic in the wild. Afternoon you will be transferred for Chungkurchak gorge. Accommodation in the cozy and comfortable yurts surrounding by trees and with stunning nature views. The area is interesting also for birding in the early morning.
Dine and sleep in the ethnic style complex Chungkurchak.
Spend early morning time in the place and after brunch travel for Chong-Kemin. Arrival in the valley and welcome in the local family guesthouse Kok-Archa for lunch. After lunch takes horses and ride up to the mountain hut Kok-Archa. It will take a 1,5 hours horseback riding to the altitude 2700m above sea level. Overnight in the hut with the basic condition
Early morning at 6:00 am takes horses and ride up to Chong-Kemin Rocky Mountains Alps to catch the Himalayan Snowcock voices and take a chance to take pictures. Return to the hut for lunch. Afternoon descending downhill hiking to the guesthouse by single trail way through the fir forest with birding on the way. Dinner and accommodation in the guesthouse.
Here is the map itinerary link: Kok-Archa birding
After early breakfast time to explore the Lake Issyk-Kul, Ak-Bulung island. The driving time from Chong-Kemin to Ak-Bulung takes 2 hours driving. Arrival in the area and we will shoot Anseriformes and waterfowl.
For lunch, we will visit the local family house. After a lunch meeting with the local falconer. He will demonstrate a national tradition eagle hunting show with his Golden Eagle and tell you the secret of training the Golden Eagles from our old generation heritages. Late afternoon transfer for Kochkor, accommodation in the guesthouse with dinner.
Today travel for Song-Kul to the yurt camp Batai-Aral. Arrival for lunchtime. After lunch birding the area. Dine and sleep in the yurt camp.
After early breakfast transfer for Naryn via 32 serpentine passes. Birding on the way in the river Song-Kul. Arrival in Naryn and lunch at the restaurant. After lunch continues transferring to Bosogo gorge where you will stay in the next yurt camp which is located in the tiny gorge Bogoshty. Dine and sleep in the yurt.
Bogoshtu – KelSuu
Today travel for Kel-Suu. Arrival in the place for late lunchtime. On the way, sightseeing stops in Bosogo and Aksai valley. It will be 4-5 hours driving among the dusty and bumpy road. Welcome to the next yurt camp Kel-Suu with dinner. Sleep in the yurt camp.
Today will be a long day. After an early breakfast at 7 a.m., we will cover a distance of 8 km off-road using the local four-wheel drive to Lake Kel-Suu where you will sail up the cliffs of a mountain lake to the middle where you need to climb to a small valley surrounded by high cliffs where eagles nest. We will spend time filming and return back to the yurt camp. Dine and sleep in the yurt camp.
After late transfer for Naryn. On the way stop point in Bosogo for birding. Arrival in Naryn by late afternoon. Accommodation in the hotel.
Transfer for Bishkek. Arrival in Bishkek for late lunchtime. Accommodation in the hotel. Afternoon free time. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
The tours start upon request, please contact us. 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.
The price of the tour depends on the number of people and the season. According to the request and interest, we can negotiate the optimal price for your budget.
Kyrgyzstan is a mountain country and some point you prefer to do walking and hiking. We recommend you train with sport or jogging 2-3 times a week in the run-up to your trip
Kyrgyzstan has a free visa entry for many countries. Please check your availability on the e-visa online service – http://www.evisa.e-gov.kg/
The best hotels and guest houses will be at your disposal. Twin rooms (clean, comfortable). The yurt overnight experience will be also comfortable for stay. Some day will be camping in the wild.
During the trekking on the single trail to reach the high mountain slopes we provide you pack horses to carry the all heavy bags and your gears.
The basic hints for travelers.