Off road adventure in Kyrgyzstan

Race to the mountain roads by 4×4 wheel driving and take an adventure by self-driving the off-road vehicle or our experience drivers. They will be at your disposal accompany you to explore the remote and nature beauties driving you to approach the nomad’s land. Your off-road adventure in Kyrgyzstan.

  • Itinerary: Bishkek – Ala-Archa – Chong-Kemin – Karakol – Jety-Oguz – Tosor – Orto-Syrt – Naryn – Kel-Suu – Son-Kol – Bishkek.
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Best Season: June – mid-September
  • Category: combined –auto
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy to Medium
  • Group Size: 2 – 24 pax
  • Highlights: Bishkek, Ala-Archa, Semenovka and Grigorievka Gorges, Tosor, Kel-Suu, Song-Kul valley, Nomad’s life, yurt stays
  • Requirements: weatherproof warm clothes, trekking boots, hat, sunglasses, sleeping bag, and sunscreen.

 

ITINERARY

Arrival at Manas airport. Pick up and transfer to Bishkek. Hotel accommodation. (Optional to do city tour).

After breakfast take a road to Ala-Archa national park (40km). Sightseeing and walk around the park for 1 hour. Then return back for 10 km and turn to the mountain road for Chungkurchak gorge. You will drive over the mountain’s hill and open the panorama view for chui valley. Chungkurchak offers you luxury lunch at ethno restaurant on the mountains. Afternoon keep the road on the slop of the mountain range and ascent to Burana tower on the valley Tokmok. Take a short excursion with historical monument from Silk-Road age. Late afternoon arrival in Chong-Kemin village for overnight at the guest house with dinner.

Continue the drive to Karakol (about 4 hours). On the way make a stop in Cholpon-Ata to visit an open-air petroglyph (rock painting) gallery (5km from Cholpon-Ata, heading to the mountains). After change the asphalt road to dirt road to make loop Grigorevka and Semenovka gorge. You can have a trout fish for lunch at the road side café on the nature. Afternoon return to the main road due Semenovka gorge to keep driving for Karakol. Arrival in Karakol, accommodation in the guest houses with dinner.

Today travel for high altitude mountain valleys Orto Syrt. On the way visit Jeti-Oguz gorge, and crossing the pass Tosor. You will drive up to 3600m above sea level and approach the high altitude nature views. After Tosor pass make a stop to visit the shepherd’s camps, take a short walking for mountain waterfalls, take a thermal hot spring. Late afternoon arrival in the valley Orto-Syrt and have overnight in touristic camping tents base. Dine and sleep in tent.

After breakfast travel for Naryn among the river Eki-Naryn. You will drive due narrow gorge Ekinaryn and make a photo stops and wandering the nature beauties. On the last point of the gorge you will be welcomed for lunch in the yurt camp Eki-Naryn. After lunch take a short horseback riding around the place for 2 hours. For evening arrival in Naryn town for accommodation. Dinner at local café.

Today explore the lovely lake Kel-Suu. Check out Naryn accommodation early morning at 08:00 am to be on the time at the lunch in the yurt camp near Kel-Suu. After lunch horse trip to reach the lake Kel-Suu. It will take 1-hour horse riding. Sightseeing around the lake and return back to the yurt camp. Dine and sleep in yurts.

After breakfast spend morning at the place, walking in the area and participate everyday life of local nomads (milking cows, feeding sheep, riding horses). After final lunch from the yurt camp take a road back to Naryn. Arrival in Naryn, accommodation in the hotel.

It is the day to visit the another favorite place Song-Kol. Leave Naryn at 09:00 am and take the road to the valley Song-Kol due the pass 32 serpentine. Ascend the valley by cars and arrival in the yurt camp Batai-Aral which is located on the north lake shore of Song-Kol. Lunch upon your arrival time in the yurt camp. After lunch horse riding around the place for 2-3 hours. Dine and sleep in the yurt camp

After breakfast travel for Bishkek. It will take a 4-5 hours driving. Arrival in Bishkek, meals at restaurant.

FAQ

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.

Yes, you can rent a car and do also self-driving. We can also arrange your self-driving car rental according to the request. For more details please personally contact us.

Kyrgyzstan has a free-visa entry for many countries.

For more information about Kyrgyz visa please apply to http://www.evisa.e-gov.kg/index.php 

The basic hints for travelers.

  • During your travel time, please respect local culture, customs, traditions, and religion.
  • Try to buy local products and make a benefit for the local economy.
  • Always give fair prices for lodging, food and other services.
  • Take off your shoes, when entering home or yurt stay.
  • Smoking is prohibited at home.
  • Please share your ideas on food and accommodation preferences.
  • Ask people for photographing them.
  • Be friendly and try to get in contact.
  • Be careful during the evening and night time and aware of mass meetings.
  • Be careful with your documents, money and valuable items.
  • Be aware of pickpockets and strangers at bazaars and streets.
  • If someone asking for documents, wallets or cameras, saying that they are from the police, ask them to go police together.
  • Never give your belongings to strangers.
  • Wear good hiking shoes for outdoor activities.
  • Bring warm waterproof clothes even in summer.
  • Have your torch sunscreen and repellent.
  • Do not drink very cold water from unknown sources.
  • Drinking alcohol at high altitudes is unsafe.
  • If the food fat or not acceptable for you can taste a bit and say thanks.
  • Do not drink cold water after eating out, better hot tea or c It helps in high altitude digestions cases.
  • Wear warm clothes in the mountains, usually after eating out.
  • Bring your medicines and first aid kit.
  • If you feel unsafe or have issues to discuss, please share with your staff, host or tour manager.
  • Collect your litter. Pack up all non-biodegradable rubbish.
  • Please don’t drop cigarette butts or litter.
  • High altitude vegetation is very fragile. Save the environment.
  • Use toilets in nature wherever available. Where are none, stay at least 40-50 m from streams and water sources and bury all waste and paper.
  • Leaving footprints, take just your photographs.

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