The tallest waterfall in Central Asia “Shar”.

The tallest waterfall in Central Asia “Shar” is located in the Atbash region. The place is far for 400 km from Bishkek and the length of the waterfall is also about 400m height. So, let make an amazing 4 days trip to this beautiful place and explore the real nomad’s life visiting the local family shepherd’s in the stunning mountain gorge Tuiuk Bogoshtu. Sleep in the yurt camp Bogoshtu which is hidden in the tiny gorge surrounding by fir forest. Take a day horseback riding tour to the famous waterfall through the beautiful gorge along the mountain river coming from the waterfall.

Waterfall height – 412 m

The foot of the waterfall 3200 meters above sea level

The highest point of the height of the waterfall 3600m above sea level

The tour is able to do tailor-made and may to be customized for longer days by request.

  • Itinerary: Bishkek – Song-Kul – Naryn – Shar waterfall – Bogoshty – Jailoo Bogoshty – Bishkek.
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Best Season: June – September
  • Category: combined –auto/horseback/trek
  • Level of Difficulty: Medium to Moderate
  • Group Size: any
  • Highlights: Song-Kul Lake, Bogoshty gorge, Shar waterfall …
  • Requirements: weatherproof warm clothes, trekking boots, hat, sunglasses, sleeping bag, and sunscreen.

 

ITINERARY

Travel from Bishkek to  Song-Kul valley. It will be a day driving for about 4-5 hours. Arrival in Song-Kul for late lunch in the yurt camp and afternoon take hiking around the valley. Optional to practicing horse riding. Dine and sleep in the yurt camp.

Spend morning time at the lake Song-Kul. Participating in the everyday life of local shepherds: milking the cows, feeding the cattle, making the bread and cooking. After having a good lunch trip for Naryn through the beautiful pass 32 serpentines where you can also do short hiking for one hour to the waterfall coming downriver from the lake Song-Kul into the Naryn kapchygai gorge. Late afternoon arrival in Naryn, accommodation in the guest house with good shower and bathroom facilities. Welcome for homemade dinner in the guest house.

Today after early breakfast transfer for Atbashy and day horse trek to the waterfall “Shar “. It is time to have the experience of riding horseback on the mountain trail to the waterfall for 10 km. The distance is available for beginners to manage for 3 hours riding up until the waterfall. Ascend the waterfall take a lunch picnic in the wild, sightseeing around and afternoon return back to your car and transfer another beautiful gorge Bogoshtu where you will be welcomed with hospitality family yurt camp. The place is nice for sleeping and enjoys the nature wild. The yurt camp is a lovely place by locals where you can have some local traditional entertainments like a master class for traditional foods, Kyrgyz traditional celebrations of locals for the wedding: “kuda tosuu”, kyz uzatuu”, baby parties: “beshik toi”, “tushoo kesuu”, “sherine” etc. Dine and sleep in the yurt camp.

After breakfast travel for Tuiuk Bogoshtu. The mountain gorge is not a crowded and unknown place for travelers so far. You will be welcomed with real local shepherd’s family for lunch and explore the most beautiful landscape surrounding by high rocky mountains, Tien-Shan fir trees, and very energy mountain crystal water river Bogoshtu which is running fast down to Atbashy valley. You can take hiking around the place and discovery the land as a first discoverer. Later afternoon transfer for Naryn. Accommodation in the guest house with dinner.

After breakfast travel back to Bishkek. On the way stop in Kochkor village to visit the local family house where you can meet the traditional felt carpet making master. Learn how to make a traditional felt carper Shirdak and Ala-Kiyiz. Demonstration of the entertainment for one hour and be welcomed for lunch with a family continue communication with the craftswoman about the tradition of the Kyrgyz people and the identity of artisans. Late afternoon leave for Bishkek. Arrival in Bishkek, accommodation in your hotel.
End of the tour.

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.

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

It is Ok to do horse treks in Kyrgyzstan for beginners or the people who have never ridden before. The 90% of our visitors have no horseback riding skils but they can manage the horse treks because we use for our clients’ very quiet and calm horses with comfortable saddles and choose the relevant trek for horse tours. Our horseback guides will be your individual instructor to ride a Kyrgyz horse and help you to manage it.

The 7 horse riding basic rules in Kyrgyzstan.

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

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/

Kyrgyz Visa. Visa and Registration Issues

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