Kyrgyzstan biking 02
Kyrgyzstan biking: Tour 2
Activity: Bike tour
Duration of the tour: 10 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Son Kul lake - Kyzyl Korgon canyon - Kyrk-Kyz pass - Ter Jailak pass - Toluk village - Toktogul village - Bishkek city
Are you looking for adventures and you want to visit absolutely new country? Then come to travel to Kyrgyzstan the country where you will travel among incredible beautiful places, you will not even notice tiredness while riding your bicycle. Here you will visit many places of gorgeous nature and you will be able to get acquainted with ancient culture of Kyrgyz nomads.
Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek
You guide meets you in airport after your arrival in Kyrgyzstan, after that you go to Bishkek (the capital of Kyrgyzstan), there you check in a hotel *** and after accommodation you have time for taking a nap after long flight. Then after breakfast you have an excursion to Natural Park Ala-Archa. It is located in the Ala-Arch gorge, on the Kyrgyz Range. This place is in 45 km from Bishkek. .There you will go up along the slopes of the mountains and you can see panorama view of this place. Way back. Your dinner will be at 7 p.m. You will stay for a night in a Hotel***.
Day 2: Bishkek - Son Kul Lake
In the morning we start moving to Son Kul Lake via the Kurtka Pass (3243m. alt.). If you want you can ride this distance or just to sit in the van and enjoy the road. First part of ride distance leading to the beginning of the gorge is easy with a slight descent. Then we will enter a narrow gorge with high sharp rock walls up to 200 meters. Then begins a steep ascent to the pass. Descent is shorter and easier. Son Kul Lake is situated at the flat plateau surrounded by mountains and it is the highest lake in Kyrgyzstan, located at an altitude of 3016 meters above sea level. Here you will be able to see wonderful pasturelands and even meet shepherds who still graze their cattle here. You will be served dinner and you will sleep yurts which are made of a wooden framework and covered with felt. (3016 m. alt.)
Day 3: Son Kul Lake
This day you can spend as you want .We can go for a walk among the Tian-Shan Mountains where nomads can invite you to his yurt to taste a piece of bread and kumyz (national holy drink made of mare's milk). It will be disrespect to refuse them, because guests have been messengers of the God for them since ancient time. You have good opportunity to explore Kyrgyz nature and Kyrgyz way of life on your own. You can ride along the lake on a horse, or just relaxing in the atmosphere of the wild, but calm nature. It is a great chance to merge in to nomadic traditions and culture. This night you will spend in set up tents.
Day 4: Ride Son Kul lake - Kyzyl Korgon canyon (80km)
Today you will see ancient petroglifs (inscriptions carved on the stones dating back to 800 B.C.). Then we leave Son Kul and ride to the Djumgal valley via Kara Keche pass (3381m asl). Here you will see high mountains, snow peaks, rocks, red canyons. This night you will spend in tents.
Day 5: Ride Kyzyl Korgon - Kyrk-Kyz pass 3223m
This day will give you an opportunity to see many new beautiful places. We will pass the Kizil Oi (red canyon) village, a small poor village in the mountains where you will have time to walk and to see the country side life of Kyrgyz people. On the way to this village you will see red canyons that are of different shapes. This place always impresses travelers and many of them will to come back here one more time. You will have dinner and overnight in set up camp.
Day 6: Ride Kyrk-Kyz pass - Ter Jailak pass 2446m - Toluk village (50km)
Today you will have rather difficult day, but you will not notice it because our gorgeous country will not let you to think about tiredness. Here we can meet Kyrgyz shepherds garzing the cattle on the summer pastures. They still prefer to practice nomadic way of life and keep century traditions. Nomads are very hospitable and they are always glad to talk to foreigners. You can ask them about their life and to see their unique dwellings. Dinner and overnight is in tents.
Day 7: Ride and transfer to the Toktogul village
After packing your bags you continue bike tour. You go from Tash Rabat to Moldo village. The road goes through the Naryn Valley. You will ride Asphalted road. This way was used by many ancient traders bringing their goods from China on camels and horses. It is a nice chance to feel that you ride along the same way! Dinner and overnight is in tents. (1670m. alt.).
Day 8: Transfer to Bishkek city
Today you are coming back to Bishkek. The whole way back won't let you be indifferent to our nature because you will see many gorgeous views. After arrival you will have enough time to go to the mall and buy souvenirs or just to walk in the capital. In the evening you will have dinner in a restaurant; rooms will be reserved in the hotel***.
Day 9: Bishkek
Today you have visiting of Osh bazaar. Ii is a central open market of Bishkek. You will go to see this unique place and you will get a chance to bargain for different goods here. Here you can feel as if you are back in the past! After that you are having a city tour which includes such places as of the Ala-Too Square, Oak Park, Victory Square, the Historical Museum, National philharmonic and many others. You will have farewell dinner at 7p.m. You will stay for a night in the hotel***.
Day 10: Transfer to the airport
You r guide meets you at your hotel at picked up time and with your driver they accompany you to airport according to the time of your flight back home.