Kyrgyzstan biking 05


Kyrgyzstan bikingTour 5

DestinationKyrgyzstan

Activity: Bike tour

Duration of the tour: 11 days 

Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Dzhylangach river - Kichi-Naryn - Naryn town - Tash Rabat caravanserai - Moldo village - Son Kul lake - Bishkek city

Kyrgyzstan is mountainous country crossed by Tien-Shan and Pamir Alay mountain system, that is why it is one of the best place to travel on you bicycle here. There are great amount of roads and routes which will take you away by their unique beauty. You will not need to visit many countries to see different nature landscapes; you can do it here, because Kyrgyzstan is the country of contrasts. There you will see as gorgeous nature as unique culture of Kyrgyz people.  

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 - Chon Kemin valley - Dzhylangach river
In the morning we will go to Chon Kemin valley which is located in 200 km from the capital of Kyrgyzstan. The half of the road will be along the Kyrgyz range it is second longest range heres and it is situated 40 km from the main road. This range has a plenty mountain gorges with waterfalls and seething rivers.  On the way to Chon -Kemin we are visiting the Burana Tower (ancient city of Silk Road referiing to 10 century). After that we are arriving to Dzhylangach River. Where you will ride about 40 km. Overnight will be in tent. 
 
Day 3: 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 4: 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 5: Transfer or Ride Naryn - Tash Rabat caravanserai (130 km)
There is a choice today. You can ride or drive from   Naryn to the Tash Rabat Caravanserai on the Great Silk Road (Stone Castle from the 14th century).today you will see an amazing place where you feel the life of Middle Ages . The building is a unique one. Tash Rabat is built inside of the mountain at the very heart of Tian Shan Mountains at a height 3200 m above sea level. This caravanserai consists of 31 rooms which still keep secrets of the past. In some of the rooms are underground prison cells for ancient thieves. Dinner and overnight is in yurts near by the Tash Rabat.
 
Day 6: Ride (86 km) Tash Rabat - Moldo 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 7: Moldo village - 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 8Son 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 9: 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 10: 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 11: 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.