Kyrgyzstan biking 03
Kyrgyzstan biking: Tour 3
Activity: Bike tour
Duration of the tour: 10 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Tamchi village - Kochkor - Sarybulak - Jalpak pass - Dzhylangach river - Kichi-Naryn - Naryn town - Bishkek city
Peaks over seven thousands meters high, coniferous forests, rapid mountains rivers, alpine meadows, rare animals and flowers. If you think that we are talking about Switzerland you are mistaken! This is the land of Kyrgyzstan, the place where you will spend unforgettable time while riding along all these unique beauties, it is also the only country where you can meet real 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 - Tamchi village
This morning we start moving towards Issyk Kul Lake passing by Keuk Ayrik pass. This part of distance our driver doesn't follow us. Lunch is on the Keuk Ayrik pass. Next part of the distance goes down. Then we will be picked up be our driver in the Sary Oi village. He will transfer us to Tamchi village. Tamchi is situated on the northern shore of the Issyk Kul Lake. This lake is the second deepest lake in the world (700 meters is maximum depth). The Lake is also called "the pearl of Central Asia". It doesn't freeze up in winter thanks to the salty water. Night you will spend in the guesthouse.
Day 3: Transfer Tamchi - Kochkor - Sarybulak
In the morning we start moving to Kochkor village passing by very beautiful artificial lake called Orto Tokoi water reservoir. At the Kochkor village we stop at the house of family that will show you the way our national felt carpets are produced. You will get a chance to display your imagination and to create a pattern for a carpet. Then you will visit Kyrgyz Handicraft museum in Kochkor village. After that is ride on an asphalted road going to Sary Bulak village (2310 m. alt., 38 km). Transfer (7 km, 2390m. alt.) by bike on dirt road to confluence of Kara-Kudjur and Biulioomiu rivers. You will sleep in tents this night.
Day 4: Ride by bike to the foot of Jalpak pass (58 km, 3345 m)
This morning we need to get the foot of Jalpak pass. You will see an astounding place that will take you away. You will see lots of amazing views along the way. This place is quite far from busy cities you can fully relax and enjoy its beauty here. The road you will ride is of moderate difficulty on dirt road in satisfactory condition. Landscape in the gorge is like in tundra. We will set up tent camp where you will overnight.
Day 5: Ride to the Jalpak pass (3345m. alt.) - Dzhylangach river
In the morning you are riding to the high Jalpak pass and then the route goes down (25 km) to Korumdu valley, then to Kara Saz region till the the Dzhylangach river (confluence of the Balgart and Dzhylangach rivers that forms the Kichi-Naryn river). After lunch time you have free time. Such peaks as Kara-Kaman, Archaly and Burkan can be observed here. Peaks have old glacial forms - smooth tops and flat slopes. Lower parts, especially along left bank of the Balgart River are hilly, and covered with loose rock. Landscape in gorge is similar to tundra. Dinner and overnight in tents (2648 m. alt.)
Day 6: Ride (58 km) Dzhylangach - Kichi-Naryn
Today you are riding along two rivers Balgart and Kichi-Naryn . The distance is on dirt road. We are staying for a night in tents in the forest near the Kichi-Naryn River. This place was used by shepherds a lot when they roamed from one place to another in search of good pasturelands. Some tribes living here counted up to one thousands of families. They installed yurts here and grazed their cattle during summer. Even now some people still prefer to live in the mountains and you can meet them here.
Day 7: Ride (63 km) Kichi-Naryn - Naryn town
After hearty breakfast we start moving to the Kichi-Naryn village (2351m. alt.). This village is 4 km from the confluence of the Kichi-Naryn and Naryn rivers. The riding will go along Naryn River and the road will lead you to Naryn (2050 m. alt.). The Naryn town has prolonged form as it was built right along the gorge very close to the mountains. The town is situated 2800 meters above the sea level. The road to Naryn is very picturesque. The whole way will be along incredible gorges and you will have many photo stops! This day will seem you very easy. Lunch will be served while a break. You ride on the main road. You will have dinner and you will stay for a night in nomadic collapsible dwelling called yurts
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.