Kyrgyzstan biking 07
Kyrgyzstan biking: Tour 7
Activity: Bike tour
Duration of the tour: 8 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Kayindi village - Keuk-Ayrik pass - Chon Sary Oi village - Tamchi village - Kochkor - Sarybulak - Jalpak pass - Bishkek city
If you like riding it is your chance to visit a new place for doing it. You will not find a better country than Kyrgyzstan for doing this. Kyrgyzstan is a mountainous country and there many different routes and roads going along picturesque gorges meadows and rapid rivers. Here you will get a chance to be acquainted with ancient culture of nomads and to see their way of life.
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 - Kayindi village
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 the Kayindi village. Where you will ride about 50 km. Overnight will be in tent camp near the Keuk-Ayrik river (2290 alt.).
Day 3: Ride, Keuk-Ayrik pass 3889m - Chon Sary Oi village - transfer 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: Ride to the Jalpak pass (3345m. alt.) - Bishkek
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 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 7: 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 8: 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.