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Of Shamshy valley to Issyk-Kul lake

Tour Country:



11 days

Price per person:

1500-3000 USD

Tour Program:

Day 1:  Airport Manas – Bishkek city

We meet you at the airport `Manas` (34 km from Bishkek city). Transfer to the Bishkek. Accommodation in hotel and briefing with a guide. Lunch in the cafe. After, city-tour: сity center Ala-Too Square, Victory Square, The Oak Park, Osh Bazar. If we will have time we can visit Ala-Archa National Park (40 km from Bishkek). Dinner in restaurant.

Meals: lunch, dinner.

Accommodation: hotel.

Day 2:  Bishkek – Shamshy Valley

After breakfast, we`ll go to Tokmok city for visiting Burana tower, it was built in X-XI centuries, will inspect the tower and the petroglyphs Museum. After our arrival in Shamshy Valley, we will make a little picnic on nature. Afternoon you will ride horses for 3 hours. Dinner and overnight will in tents.

*Amazing Shamshy valley*

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Accommodation: tents.

Day 3:  Excursion in Shamshy Valley

In the early morning, we will go up by Valley, on the way we can see local nomads and beautiful montane forest. The path continues in a wonderful wooded area. After, we`ll go to the Shashy pass. Our camping will on 2980 meters a.s.l. Dinner and overnight in tents.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Accommodation: tents.

Day 4:  Shamshy Valley – Shamshy Pass – Saralasaz pasture

We will go up on Shamshy pass on 3500 meters a.s.l., where living wild goats and golden eagles. The way will go to the south where we can see our beauty Edelweiss flowers, only it can grow in this mountain climate. From Pass, we will go to Saralasaz pasture where we will camp near Yurts. Dinner and overnight in tents.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Accommodation: tents.

Day 5:  Saralasaz pasture – Karakol Valley

 In the morning we`ll leave our nomad`s yurt base in Saralasaz and go to the Karakol river. On the road, we`ll meet many yurts of local nomads before our arrival. Our camp will near the East Karakol river (2500 meters a.s.l.). Dinner and overnight in tents.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Accommodation: tents.

Day 6:  Karakol Valley – Buchuk Pass – Sandyk mountain range

Crossing Buchuk Pass is a little easier than before. We will go along the Sook river. On the way, we will make a picnic. We`ll stay to camp on the Sandyk mountain range. Dinner and overnight in tents.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Accommodation: tents.

Day 7:  Sandyk mountain range – Saryk Pass – Kyzart Pass 

On this day we’ll need to cross Sandyk mountain range along the river. We`ll arrive by Saryk Pass on 3540 meters a.s.l. We will really near Son-Kul`s pick. Then way down to the Dzhumgal Valley, where you can wonderful mountain view of nomad’s life. We`ll stay in a heart of pasture near the Kyzart Pass (2664 m  Dinner and overnight in tents.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Accommodation: tents.

Day 8:  Kyzart Pass – Kilemche pasture

Crossing Chaek-Kochkor pass will on the 8th day, and arriving on Kyzart Pass (2664 m a.s.l). In a during of the day, we`ll cross Chaar-Archa gorge (2900 m) and Kilemche massif. Dinner and overnight in Yurt camp.

*In summer time, shepherds takes the herds up to the “jailoo” – summer pastures*

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Accommodation: yurts.

Day 9:  Kilemchi pasture – Son-Kul Lake

This day will really interesting. Because we’ll have to cross hard way over Zhalgyz Karagay Pass (3400 m a.s.l.). There will the amazing panoramic view with Son-Kul lake. Our lunch will at “Son-Kul your camp”. After lunchtime, we can see Kyrgyz national nomad`s games: Kok-Bory, Tyiyn-Enmey, Arkan-Tartysh. Nation games will onshore of Son-Kul lake. In the evening, our guides will make an “International party” for you. Dinner and overnight will in yurt.

*Around the Son-Kul Lake you can see a lot of yurts*

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Accommodation: yurts.

Day 10:  Son-Kul – Issyk-Kul lake – Cholpon-Ata town

After breakfast, we`ll go from Son-Kul to Cholpon-Ata town. We`ll visit the local center of handcraft to see felt-show, souvenir shop, the local museum. After lunch, we`ll go to The Issyk-Kul lake – the jewel of our country. The mix of marine and mountain climates, coniferous forests and thermal vents can make your rest better. Dinner and overnight in a guesthouse in Cholpon-Ata town.

*Sunset on picturesque Issyk Kul lake*

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Accommodation: guesthouse.

Day 11:  Cholpon-Ata – Bishkek

After breakfast, we`ll organize city-tour in Cholpon-Ata will visit “Stown garden”, where was collected petroglyphs (XX century BC) and cultural center Ruh-Ordo. You will have an amazing opportunity to enjoy the wonderful view of Issyk-Kul and to bathe. Lunch will in the cafe with traditional food. After lunchtime, we`ll go to Bishkek. In the evening we’ll arrive in recreational center “Hawaii” near Tokmor town. We`ll make farewell dinner in the “Hawaii” restaurant. Then we`ll go to Bishkek. (1h by car).

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

  • • Accommodation and meals in tents, yurts, guesthouses
  • • National games onshore Son-Kul
  • • English and French guides
  • • 1 horseman for 4 people
  • • Horse for cargo
  • • Helmet
  • • Leggings
  • • Mineral water
  • • Equipment (tents, tableware, sleeping bag)
  • • Transport issues (Airport-Airport)
Does not include
  • • Flight tickets and taxes
  • • Alcohol drinks
  • • Additional costs not mentioned in the tour program


Fixed price per person



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