Fixed departure Mountain expeditions Nepal and Tibet. Autumn 2016

01. Manaslu Expedition – 01 and 06 Sept to 19th October
02. Cho-Oyu expedition 01 and 03 September to 11 October
03. Shishapangma Expedition 01 and 03 September to 11 October
04. Ama Dablam Expedition
15th, 16th 21st & 27th October to 17th, 23rd & 29th of October Any date suitable for clients
05. Himlung Himal expedition
04th and 06th October to 09th November

Contacts e-mail your.climberca@ya.ru tel. +99898 3039846 – telegram skype – dmitriy.page

Trekking tour “Pamir Adventures”

Duration of the program: from 16 to 28 of July, 2016

The cost of the program in 2016: 1580 USD/pax.

Contact

Email:
pagetour@ya.ru
Tel: +99898 3039846 – telegram +99897 7009846 – whatsapp

The trekking program is created for those, who want to see the amazing nature of Kyrgyzstan. It goes in the Pamir mountain system through various landscapes. We trek along the gorges of Turkestan mountain range and to the heart of Pamir-Alai mountain system.

Turkestan mountain range region reminds South American Patagonia. The mountain trails going above the steeps, wild nature, panoramic views of the canyons crowned by snow-white peaks and treks to the foot of peak Piramidalnyi (5509m), which is the highest point of Turkestan range, peak Ak-Suu (5355m), Slesova (4240m) – all these will leave an unforgettable impression on everybody!!!

The second part of the trekking program goes to peak Lenin. Situated in the Pamirs on the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tadjikistan, close to the borders with China and Afghanistan, Lenin Peak is one of only five 7000 meter peaks in the former USSR. At 7134 meters it is the third highest, the others being Peak Communism (7495m) and Korzhenevsky (7105m), both in the Pamirs, and Peak Pobeda (7,439m) and Khan Tengri (7010m) in the Tien Shan. To climb all five admits you to the elite group of Russian climbers known as Snow Leopards. Lenin Peak is considered the most accessible 7000-meter mountain. There is a high way going almost to the foot of the peak. Also Lenin Peak by the normal Razdelny route is practically no technical climbing involved.

In season 2016 we install the tent camps along the whole route. Travel with comfort! If you book the trek “Pamir Adventures”, you use our tent camps and all the facilities! It gives us you s number of advantages:

1) Your journey is easier and more comfortable than ever as you do not need to carry any food, tents, kitchen utensils, etc.
2) Your journey becomes cheaper, as there is no need to hire any porters, cooks, etc. Moreover, there is no crowd to spoil the views.
3) The journey is safer, as you get a detailed map with the route description. There is means of communication in every tent camp.
4) Your journey is a discover. You learn new things, try new dishes of the national cuisine, etc.

Route:

Bishkek – Batken – Uzgurush village – Buldzhuma pass – Dzhalgychy pass – Ortochashma gorge – Ak-Suu gorge –Uzgurush village – Batken – Osh – Base Camp “Achik Tash” – Camp1 – “Achik Tash” Base Camp – Osh city

Itinerary

Day 1 /16 July. “Manas” International airport – Bishkek.
Drive 40km, 1 h.
Arrival in international airport “Manas”, transfer to the hotel. Rest, lunch and city tour.
Bishkek – is the capital and industrial centre of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek is a city of wide avenues, handsome buildings and Soviet heritage. The gesturing statue of Lenin can still be seen in the city’s vast central square, yet it is the permanently snowcapped Kyrgyz Ala-Tau mountain range which towers over Bishkek providing a quite stunning backdrop.
We visit Manas Monument, the main national hero of the Kyrgyz people. Then excursion to the State History Museum and transfer to the main Ala Too Square to watch ceremony of changing of the Guard of Honor, and finish at the Old Square with Goverment House.
We drive to Victory Square to finish our excursion visiting ZUM department store for souveniers.

Day 2 /17 July. Bishkek – Batken – Uzgurush village. (1450 m.).
Flight 1065 km, Drive 260 km, 4 h.
Day flight to Batken town. Transfer to Uzgurush villag, the drive takes us about 4 hours. Accommodation in a local Kyrgyz family house. Trekking preparation.

Day 3 /18 July. Uzgurush village – Ak-Tash tent camp (2500 m.).
Trek 15 km, 7-8 hours, +1444 / -394 m.
The first trekking day starts from the views of wild pistachio tree and walnut orchards. Wild trail stretches along Buldzhuma river and goes up to the pass with the same name – Buldzhuma (2894m). From the pass you can enjoy the wonderful view of the nearest gorges and the Western face of the peak Piramidalnyi and the peak Orto Chashma. After we enjoyed the views, we start descending to the valley of Ak-Tash river. There is the tent Camp Ak-Tash hidden among the bushes on a green meadow.
Overnight in tents in Ak-Tash Camp (2500m).

Day 4 / 19 July. Ak-Tash tent Camp – Orto Chashma tent Camp (2700 m.).
Trek 16 km, 6-7 hours, +1274 / – 1074 m.
We traverse along Ak-Tash river on scree up to Dzhalgychy pass (3774m). From the top of the pass we enjouy the panoramic view of Turkestan mountain range. Descend along a trail down along Dzhalgychy river till coinfluence with Orto Chashma river.
Overnight in tents in Orto-Chashma Camp (2700m).

Day 5 / 20 July. Orto Chashme tent camp – Ak-Suu tent camp (2800 m.).
Trek 15 km, 8 – 10 hours, +1590 m / -1590 m.
Moderate ascent along Orto Chashma river till coinfluence with Ak-Tubek river. Then we continue along Ak-Tubek river, and traverse up to Ak Tubek pass (4390 m). The hard ascent is rewarded by a majestic panoramic view over Iskander peak region and Orto Chashma river valley. Our Camp is situated in the beginning of green zone at Ak-Suu river. On the way you can see alpinist walls of Iskander (5120 m), Petrogradez (5165 m), Admiralteez (5090 m), Aksu (5355 m), A.Block (5229 m), Aktubek (5125 m) peaks.
Overnight in Ak-Suu tent camp.

Day 6 / 21 July. Radial hike to the foot of Ak-Suu peak.
Trek 14km, 5 hours, +600m/-600 m.
The trail goes through juniper forest up a steep moraine to a glacier, to the very heart of Pamir-Alai – to peak Ak-Suu (5355 m). This pyramid like peak has a snow cap, and a vertical wall (almost 2 km) on the Northern slope. The grandiose circus is surrounded by such peaks as two-headed Iskander and Admiralteez, Petrogradez and A.Block.
Overnight in Ak-Suu tent camp.

Day 7 / 22 July. Ak-Suu tent Camp – Uzgurush village.
Trek 10 km, 6 hours, -1350 m.
Descent through juniper forest along Ak-Mechet river. We can observe the peak Iskander on the way. Then we trek along a picturesque green gorge till Uzgurush village.
Overnight in a Kyrgyz family in Uzgurush village.

Day 8 / 23 July. Uzgurush village – Batken town – Osh.
Drive 360km, 9 hours, -500m
Morning drive to Batken (120km/4hours). Later drive to Osh (240km/5 hours). Accommodation in a hotel in Osh.

Day 9 / 24 July. Osh city – Base Camp “Achik Tash”.
Drive 300km/6 hours, +2800m
Morning sightseeing in Osh – Suleiman Too, History Museum, Central Square.
Afternoon transfer to the Base Camp “Achik Tash”, situated at the foot of Lenin peak (7134m).
The “Achik-Tash” BC is placed at 3600m asl by the mountain stream at a picturesque glade providing excellent views of the Lenin Peak massif, its northern slopes. A lot of moraine lakes are scattered around.
Accommodation in the tents.

Day 10 / 25 July. Base Camp “Achik Tash” – Camp1.
Trek 12 km, 5-6 hours, +800 m.
Ascend to Camp 1 Over Puteshestvennikov pass. From BC we head over the Puteshestvinnikov Pass (4200m). The ascent usually takes 1-1.5 hours by a good path. From the pass you’ll see excellent views of Lenin peak and Lenin glacier. Sometimes there is snow on the pass. Then we descend to the left moraine of the Lenin glacier. Further we should cross the river carefully. The best time for crossing is early morning, as the river rises rapidly throughout at this time. Across the left moraine of glacier to the Lenin glacier (4100m) and hike to camp 1 (4400 m).

Day 11 / 26 July. Camp 1 – “Achik Tash” Base camp.
Trek 12 km, 3-4 hours, – 800 m.
Descend to the Base Camp. Today you’ll repeat way of day before in back direction.

Day 12 / 27 July. “Achik Tash” Base Camp – Osh city.
Drive 300km/6 hours, – 2800m
Transfer to Osh city over Taldyk pass. En Route we may stop in Sary Mogol village, visit Pamir-Alai families who demonstrate us their traditions and rituals (extra cost).

Day 13 / 28 July. Departure home.
Transfer to the airport to catch your flight back home.

Equipment

Sleeping bag,
Good solid trekking shoes,
Waterproof jacket and pants,
Warm gloves and a hat,
Sunglasses,
Torch (flashlight) with a spare pair of batteries,
Sunscreen,
Water container 1-2 liter,
Daypack of 40 liters.

A down jacket and walking sticks are recommended.

Menu at camps during trekking

Always on the tables: honey, jam, sugar, condensed milk, dried fruits, cookies or sweets, salt, pepper, ketchup.

Breakfast:
Each breakfast consists of porridge and additional dish.
Additional dish: omelet with bacon, omelet with cheese, fried sausages, pancakes, cheesecakes, scrambled eggs with sausage, boiled eggs.

Dinner:
Each supper consists of salad, soup, main dish and dessert.
Salads: funchoza(starch noodles), rice with crab sticks, eggs with fish, cabbage with carrot, greek salad, beans with onion, cod-liver with eggs.
Soups: minestrone, kesme, lentil puree soup, rice soup, pumpkin puree soup, fish soup and soup with dumplings.
Main dish: kuurdak, pilaf, stew with spaghetti and cheese, dymlyama, stuffed pepper, lagman, befstroganof with rice.
Dessert: cakes, waffles, fruits and rolls.

Lunch-box:
Consists of main dish, fruits or dried fruits, processed cheese, bread, chocolate, water (cold tea with lemon or compote)
Main dish: fried chicken, smoked chicken, smoked duck breast, cheese sandwich, cutlet, boiled eggs, meat pate.

Trekking in Kyrgyzstan Asian Patagonia

Duration of the program: July 23 – August 5, 2016.

The cost of the program in 2016: 1720 USD/pax.

Contact

Email:
pagetour@ya.ru
Tel: +99898 3039846 – telegram +99897 7009846 – whatsapp

We present you a new trekking program which goes along the gorges of Turkestan mountain range and takes you to the heart of Pamir-Alai mountain system, right to the Peak Ak-Suu. Turkestan mountain range region is quite interesting and unusual.

Route

Bishkek – Batken – Uzgurush village – Buldzhuma pass – Dzhalgychy pass – Ortochashma gorge – Kara Suu gorge – Kosh Moinok pass – Ak Tubek pass – Ak-Suu gorge – Uryam pass – Uzgurush village – Batken – Bishkek

Itinerary

Day 1/23 July. “Manas” International airport – Bishkek.
Arrival in international airport “Manas”, transfer to the hotel. Rest, lunch and city tour.
Bishkek – is the capital and industrial centre of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek is a city of wide avenues, handsome buildings and Soviet heritage. The gesturing statue of Lenin can still be seen in the city’s vast central square, yet it is the permanently snowcapped Kyrgyz Ala-Tau mountain range which towers over Bishkek providing a quite stunning backdrop.
We visit Manas Monument, the main national hero of the Kyrgyz people. Then excursion to the State History Museum and transfer to the main Ala Too Square to watch ceremony of changing of the Guard of Honor, main governmental buildings, and finish at the Old Square with Parliament House.
We drive to Victory Square to finish our excursion visiting ZUM department store for souveniers.

Day 2/24 July. Bishkek – Batken – Uzgurush village. (1450 m.)
Day flight to Batken town. Transfer to Uzgurush villag, the drive takes us about 4 hours. Accommodation in a local Kyrgyz family house. Trekking preparation.

Day 3/25 July. Uzgurush village – Ak-Tash tent camp (2500 m.)
15 km, 7-8 hours, +1444 / -394 m.
The first trekking day starts from the views of wild pistachio tree and walnut orchards. Wild trail stretches along Buldzhuma river and goes up to the pass with the same name – Buldzhuma (2894m). From the pass you can enjoy the wonderful view of the nearest gorges and the Western face of the peak Piramidalnyi and the peak Orto Chashma. After we enjoyed the views, we start descending to the valley of Ak-Tash river. There is the tent Camp Ak-Tash hidden among the bushes on a green meadow.
Overnight in tents in Ak-Tash Camp (2500m).

Day 4/26 July. Ak-Tash tent Camp – Orto Chashma tent Camp (2800 m.)
16 km, 6-7 hours, +1274 / – 974 m.
We traverse along Ak-Tash river on scree up to Dzhalgychy pass (3774m). From the top of the pass we enjouy the panoramic view of Turkestan mountain range. Descend along a trail down along Dzhalgychy river till coinfluence with Orto Chashma river.
Overnight in tents in Orto-Chashma Camp (2700m).

Day 5/27 July. Orto Chashma tent Camp – Kara-Suu tent camp (2800 m.)
16 km, 7-8 hours, +960 m./ -960 m.
Crossing Orto-Chashma river on horses, then down the water flow, on a good trail till the start of ascent to Kosh Moinok pass (3260 m). The serpentine trail goes through juniper forest, passing by a cool spring and finishes at the saddle of Kara Suu pass (3760 m). From the tor of the pass we have a wonderful view of an “ocean” of pointed snowcapped rocky peaks of Turkestan mountain range. We face a row of “fortresses” of North-Western faces of the peaks Kotin (4521 m), 1000-anniversary of Kreshenie Rusi (4507 m).
Overnight in tents in Kara-Suu Tent Camp».

Day 6/28 July. Radial hile to the foot of Slesov peak.
10 km, 6 hours, +200 m. / -200 m.
Radial hike to Ak Suu gorge towards Slesov peak.
Peak Slevov (4240m) looks like a monolit rock wall when you reach it from Ak Suu gorge. This is probably who foreigners call it Russian Tower. Peak 4240 – this is the official geographic name of the peak. Alpinists from Rostov city, Russian Federation named it Slesov in the memory of their countryman, a famous alpinist Ivan Slesov.
We also see peaks Orto Tubek, Ptiza, 4774, 4810.
Overnight in tents in Kara-Suu Tent Camp.

Day 7/29 July. Radial hike to the foot of peaks Asan Usan and Piramidalnyi.
8 km, 5 hours, + 300 m. / -300 m.
Radial hike to Kara Suu gorge to the foot of peak Piramidalnyi (5509 m), 1000-anniversary of Kreshenie Rusi (Kyrkchilta) (4507 m.), Asan Usen (4378 m).
An old legend says: «It was in ancient times. An old man who lived in the mountains had two sons-twins. Their names were Asan and Usen. He brought them up as warriors and was very happy with the result. What do you need more when you get old? But a war started and both sons were killed in the battles. And then the man who got out of his mind because of the grief and sorrow, rose his arms up to the sky and asked Allakh: Oh, Allakh! You give the lifes, you take them. Return my sons to me, and take my life instead. Let it be so!» And Allakh heard his pray, and the ground opened and high peaks rose up on the spot. Many centuries went on, and people call the two bastions, standing next to each other at the beginning of Karavshin river, the names of the two sons Asan (4230 m) and Usen (4378 m). A bit further you may see the snowy white peak Piramidalnyi (Tubek) (5509m) standing against the blue sky. It reminds of the old man…».
Overnight in tents in Kara Suu Camp.

Day 8/30 July. Kara Suu tent camp – Orto Chashma tent camp (2800 m.)
16 km, 8 hours, +960 m / -960 m.
Over Kara Suu (3760 m) and Kosh Moinok (3260 m) passes we get back to Orto Chashma tent Camp again. This pass is very interesting: it is devided by a small flat spot in two parts.
Overnight in Orto Chashma tent Camp.

Day 9/31 July. Orto Chashme tent camp – Ak-Suu tent camp (2800 m.)
15 km, 8 – 10 hours, +1590 m / -1590 m.
Moderate ascent along Orto Chashma river till coinfluence with Ak-Tubek river. Then we continue along Ak-Tubek river, and traverse up to Ak Tubek pass (4390 m). The hard ascent is rewarded by a majestic panoramic view over Iskander peak region and Orto Chashma river valley. Our Camp is situated in the beginning of green zone at Ak-Suu river. On the way you can see alpinist walls of Iskander (5120 m), Petrogradez (5165 m), Admiralteez (5090 m), Aksu (5355 m), A.Block (5229 m), Aktubek (5125 m) peaks.
Overnight in Ak-Suu tent camp.

Day 10/1 August. Radial hike to the foot of Ak-Suu peak.
14km, 5 hours, +600m/-600 m.
The trail goes through juniper forest up a steep moraine to a glacier, to the very heart of Pamir-Alai – to peak Ak-Suu (5355 m). This pyramid like peak has a snow cap, and a vertical wall (almost 2 km) on the Northern slope. The grandiose circus is surrounded by such peaks as two-headed Iskander and Admiralteez, Petrogradez and A.Block.
Overnight in Ak-Suu tent camp.

Day 11/2 August. Radial hike to Uryam pass (3760 m.)
12 km, 6 hours, +960m/-960 m.
A beautiful view opens from Uryam pass over to the neighboring gorge and a river and a amaziongly beautiful Peak called Parus (Sails) (5035m). You also can see the panoramic view of Ak Suu gorge, Dostoevskii peak (4974 m) and peak Sobakh (5300 m).
Overnight in tents in Ak-Sauu tent camp.

Day 12/3 August. Ak-Suu tent Camp – Uzgurush village.
10 km, 6 hours, -1350 m.
Descent through juniper forest along Ak-Mechet river. We can observe the peak Iskander on the way. Then we trek along a picturesque green gorge till Uzgurush village.
Overnight in a Kyrgyz family in Uzgurush village.

Day 13/4 August. Uzgurush village – Batken town – Bishkek.
Morning drive to Batken. A walk in Batken town center, visiting “Manas Ordo” complex. Afternoon flight to Bishkek. Accommodation in a hotel in Bishkek.

Day 14/5 August. Home flight
Morning transfer from the hotel to the airport. Home flight.

For this trip you will need the following:

– 4 season sleeping bag
– walking boots
– waterproof jacket and trousers
– fleece jacket or similar
– warm hat and gloves
– sunglasses
– a daypack of around 40 liters
– head-torch and batteries
– 2 x 1 liter water bottles
– sun cream.

A down jacket, pair of sandals and walking sticks are recommended.

The cost for the program in the season 2016:1720 USD / pax.

Single supplement:160 USD / pax.

The price includes:
– accommodation in a hotel 3* in Bishkek – 3 nights;
– accommodation in a Kyrgyz family in Uzgurush village – 2 night;
– accommodation in tent camps with full board (3 meals a day – hot breakfast and dinner, snack boxes for lunch)– 9 nights. Attention! You do not have to set any tent yourself. There are tents ready and upon arrival you can rest immediately. You are welcomed by hot meals;
– Full board during the whole tour;
– airfare Bishkek -Batken (on the flight Bishkek – Batken you can carry on 5 kg of hand luggage and 15 kg of the big luggage.)
– escorting guide during the whole tour;
– service of pack animals for transporting your luggage;
– all transfers as per program;
– ecological and entrance fees into the museums – as per program;

The price does not include:
– visa support and consular fee (if required)
– all additions and variations from the basic program;
– food and drinks besides the main menu;
– other personal expenses (overweight charges, room service, medical expenses/insurance, foto/video charges, etc)

*Service of pack animals and stablemen during the trek:
Your personal luggage during the whole trek is carried by the animals of stablemen who accompany your group. Your luggage shouldn’t be more than 15 kg per person. For 1kg extra luggage you pay 6 USD per program (not per day!).
Your personal luggage will be carried by pack animals driven by stablemen during the whole tour.

Always on the tables: honey, jam, sugar, condensed milk, dried fruits, cookies or sweets, salt, pepper, ketchup.

Breakfast:
Each breakfast consists of porridge and additional dish.
Additional dish: omelet with bacon, omelet with cheese, fried sausages, pancakes, cheesecakes, scrambled eggs with sausage, boiled eggs.

Dinner:
Each supper consists of salad, soup, main dish and dessert.
Salads: funchoza(starch noodles), rice with crab sticks, eggs with fish, cabbage with carrot, greek salad, beans with onion, cod-liver with eggs.
Soups: minestrone, kesme, lentil puree soup, rice soup, pumpkin puree soup, fish soup and soup with dumplings.
Main dish: kuurdak, pilaf, stew with spaghetti and cheese, dymlyama, stuffed pepper, lagman, befstroganof with rice.
Dessert: cakes, waffles, fruits and rolls.

Lunch-box:
Consists of main dish, fruits or dried fruits, processed cheese, bread, chocolate, water (cold tea with lemon or compote)
Main dish: fried chicken, smoked chicken, smoked duck breast, cheese sandwich, cutlet, boiled eggs, meat pate.

Trekking program Mountains and Lakes of Tien-Shan

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Duration of the program: July 22 – August 1, 2016.

The cost of the program in 2016: 1800 USD / pax

Contacts:
e-mail – your.climberca@ya.ru; telephone – +99898 3039846 – telegram; +99897 7009846 – whtsapp

The tour we offer you below is a light version of program “The Taste of Tien-Shan ” plus trip to Son-Kul lake.
It begins in Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan. Then you are transferred to Son-Kul lake, where you can see beautiful panorama of lake, nomadic life of Kyrgyz people. You enjoy horseback riding or just hiking, spend time with friendly Kyrgyz families and taste their fresh airan (yogurt) and kymys (a fermented national drink from mare’s milk), also you will view horseshow.

Then you continue the trip to eastern shore of Issyk-Kul lake, to Karakol town. After that you are transferred to Karakol Gorge, from here the trekking part starts.

A Trekking tour in Terskei Ala Too mountain range is a wonderful combination of landscapes and romantics of adventures. Overnights in tents under the starlit sky, campfire after a long day, amazing beauty of the hidder coners and unusual nature views… it is worth coming to our mountainous land – Land of Kyrgyzstan!

We can see a Karakol Peak (5216m) and famous moraine-glacial lake Ala Kol (3532m). We go over mountain pass Ala Kol (3800m). As a “dessert” we offer you bathing in the hot natural springs with curative mineral water in Altyn Arashan valley!

In season 2016 we make tent camps along the whole route. Travel with comfort! If you book this trek, you can use our tent camps and all the facilities! It gives us you s number of advantages:

1) Your journey is easier and more comfortable than ever as you do not need to carry any food, tents, kitchen utensils, etc.
2) Your journey becomes cheaper, as there is no need to hire any porters, cooks, etc. Moreover, there is no crowd to spoil the views.
3) The journey is safer, as you get a detailed map with the route description. There is means of communication in every tent camp.
4) Your journey is a discover. You learn new things, try new dishes of the national cuisine, etc.
Itinerary:

Route:

Bishkek city – Son-Kul – Karakol town – Karakol gorge – Ala Kol Lake (3532m) – Ala Kol pass (3800m) – Arashan gorge – Cholpon Ata town – Bishkek city

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1 / 22 July. Airport – Bishkek city.
Drive 30 km, 1 h.
Upon arrival to the international airport “Manas” you will be met by a guide. Short drive to Bishkek and accommodation in a hotel. Afternoon city tour. We visit Manas Monument, the main national hero of the Kyrgyz people. Then excursion to the State History Museum and walking tour around main Ala Too Square to watch ceremony of changing of the Guard of Honor, Kurmanzhan Datka Monument, main governmental buildings, and finish at the Old Square with Government House. Transfer to the Victory Square to finish the city tour by short excursion there.
The capital and industrial centre of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek is a city of wide avenues, handsome buildings and Soviet heritage. The gesturing statue of Lenin can still be seen in the city’s vast central square, yet it is the permanently snowcapped Kyrgyz Alatau mountain range which towers over Bishkek providing a quite stunning backdrop.
Dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 2/23 July. Bishkek – Burana Tower – Son-Kul
Drive 390 km, 8-9 h., + 2000 m.
After breakfast depart to Son-Kul lake, on the road make halt on Burana Tower (old minaret) near Tokmok city. The minaret was constructed in Balasagun town, one of the capitals of Karakhanid State existed in 12 centuries AD. Explore ruins of that important trading point at the Great Silk Road and visit a little local museum telling about that civilization. Also watch a collection of Balbals, Turkic ancient tombs. After excursion lunch in the family house in Tokmok, where tourist can closer learn about life of local people.In the afternoon continue your journey to Son Kul lake, the second largest mountain lake in Kyrgyzstan.
Upon arrival in the lake basin accommodation in yurts.

Day 3/24 July. Son Kul lake.
After breakfast we will have horse-riding around area, then after lunch you can view horse show. Today you step into the nomadic life at the Song-Kul Lake. Here, the Kyrgyz people still live in traditional simplicity. You enjoy horseback riding or just hiking, spend time with friendly Kyrgyz families and taste their fresh airan (yogurt) and kymys (a fermented national drink from mare’s milk), also you will view horseshow.
Overnight in yurt.

Day 4/25 July. Son-Kul – Karakol
Drive 350 km, 7-8 h., -1300 m.
In the morning you drive to Karakol town situated in the east of the lake area, at the foot of the most picturesque mountains of Tien Shan. This sleepy but very interesting old Russian town was first erected by Cossacks in the middle of 19th century and became an important garrison settlement. On the way we will stop in Bokombaevo village. Together with the locals we will learn this ancient handicraft and get closer to the culture of nomads. In Bokonbaevo they specialize in production of huge carpets to cover a yurt or to put on the floor.
Overnight in hotel/guest house.

Day 5/26 July. Karakol town. City tour. Transfer to Karakol gorge
Drive 25 km, 1 h, +900 m.
Morning short sightseeing tour in the town – Dungan Mosque, Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Prjevalskii Memorial Complex. We visit the museum of N. M. Przhevalski, the outstanding Russian explorer of Asian continent. You visit Dungan mosque, a unique construction in Chinese style, but serving as a mosque. Also you will see an old Russian Orthodox Cathedral made of wood without any nails. Lunch in a local café. Then driving to Karakol gorge
Dinner and overnight in “Karakol” tent camp at 2500m.

Day 6/27 July. Radial hike to the foot of Karakol peak (5216m).
Trek 16 km. 6-8 hrs, +700 m/-700 m.
Radial hike up along Uyun Tor river to the foot of Karakol peak. We have a chance to see Tien Shan blue spruce forest, underwood (dog rose, honeysuckle, black barberries, mountain ash, black current, etc. There are mushrooms in the forest. Starting from May there are flowers blooming on the meadows – snowdrops, tulips, primerose, white anemone, alpine Aster, edelweiss (really big ones), etc. We reach the point with a view at the highest peak of Terskei Ala Too – Karakol peak. Dinner and overnight in “Karakol” tent camp at 2500m.

Day 7/28 July. Trek along the gorge to “Sirota” hut and to Ala Kol Lake (3532m).
Trek 9 km, 6-8 hrs, +1100 m.
Descent along the gorge about 1 km, later we cross the river over a bridge and the trail leads us into a forest. Rather long ascent finishes at a steep slope covered with grass, the trail turns into a serpentine, passes by a river overflow, and arrive to an unusual place which is called “Sirota” mountain hut. It is a log hut. There is a table, benches, fireplace inside. We can find a number of sculptures of animals and idols carved in wood around the hut. It looks like a fairy tale place. It is a nice place to sit down, rest, have a snack. Later the trail goes up higher, leaving the forest behind we hike along the river and reach a beautiful waterfall, flowing down from Ala Kol Lake.
Dinner and overnight in “Ala Kol” tent camp at 3600m.

Day 8/29 July. Trek over Ala Kol pass (3800m) passing Ala Kol Lake and descend to Arashan gorge (2600m).
Trek 18 km, 6-8 hrs, +200 m/-1200 m.
Moraine Lake of Ala Kol stretches from east to west for 2.8km, its width is 500m, and depth 70m. Ala Kol means Colorful Lake in Kyrgyz language. Depending on the light the water might change its color. It can be emerald green, turquoise with white clouds reflected, light green or dark grey, or even black. During the ascent we enjoy wonderful views of the lake. Arriving closer to the lake we see the main range of Terskei Ala Too with a number of peaks – Aksu, Djigit, Karakol, Oguz Bashi, etc. From the lake edge it will take us another hour and half to the pass. Descent from the pass along a talus slope, and later across a wide valley of Keldike with picturesque landscapes, herds of cattle and flocks of sheep grazing. Later the trail brings us into a forest again and descends into Arashan valley. Upon arrival to the tent camp you may use an opportunity to relax in the hot springs. There are thermal baths (up to +50C) in the valley. Possibility to take thermal baths.
Dinner and overnight in “Altyn Arashan” tent camp at 2600m.

Day 9/30 July. Altyn Arashan gorge – Cholpon Ata town.
Drive 155 km, 4-5 hrs, -1000 m.
There is a resort Altyn Arashan founded 1963, famous for its hot mineral springs. The resort represents several wooden huts located on a big treeless meadow on the right bank of Arashan river.
The Northern slopes of the left river bank are covered with fir trees. It gives an unforgettable picture – dark green trees with snowcapped mountains “Aksu wall” (5022m) in the background.
Transfer to Cholpon Ata town. Possibly to descent over green fields with blooming flowers and crystal mountain springs. The final 5 km of the gorge are very narrow not more than 30 m with high rock walls. At the entrance to the gorge we pass by a village – Ak Suu (the name comes from the hot springs). Here you will take place inside the car.
Accommodation in a hotel on the north shore of Issyk Kul Lake.
Dinner and overnight in a hotel.

Day 10/31 July. Cholpon Ata town – Bishkek city.
Drive 250 km, 3-4 hrs, -800 m.
Morning, after breakfast, transfer to Bishkek city.
Lunch en route. Upon arrival to the city accommodation in a hotel.
Dinner in a local restaurant.
Optionally: During dinner we take the unique opportunity to listen to the Manaschi (a singer performing the national Kyrgyz epos, Manas) and see Kyrgyz folklore show. The musicians in traditional Kyrgyz costumes present you a wide range of national musical instruments – starting from Komuz (a three-stringed wooden musical instrument) to Chopo Choi (wind instrument made of mountain reed). You hear the fascinating singing of young Kyrgyz ladies and men and learn more about the traditional music and poetry of Kyrgyz.
Overnight in a hotel.

Day 11/1 August. Bishkek city – Airport “Manas”
Drive 30 km, 1 h.
Morning transfer to airport to catch your flight back home.

The cost of the program in 2016: 1800 USD / pax.

SGL supplement in hotles:130 USD / pax.
SGL supplement in tents:70 USD / pax.

The cost includes:

– accommodation in hotels in Bishkek – 3 nights
– accommodation in Amir hotel or Green Yard Guest House in Karakol – 1 night
– accommodation at the Hotel at Issyk-Kul Lake – 1 night
– accommodation in yurt on Son-Kul lake – 2 night
– accommodation and full board (hot food for breakfast and dinner, lunches as snack boxes) in the permanent tent camps along the trek Karakol gorge – Altyn Arashan gorge – 4 nights. (Please note, you do not need to set up your tents, they will be set in advance + cook will be waiting for your with hot meal when you arrive!)
– FB during whole program
– Escorting Guide during the whole program
– porter service during the trek (*please read about baggage allowance on trek below)
– all the transfers according to the program
– entry and ecological fee
For groups 6 person and more:
– horse-games show (on Son-Kul lake)
– horseback riding (half day on Son-Kul lake)
– folklore show
– demonstration in Bokombaevo production of huge carpets

The cost doesn’t include:

– visa support and visa fee (if necessary)
– all optional deviations from the main itinerary
– beverages and meals not included in main menu

Luggage allowance:

Your baggage on trek will be carried by porters.
The packed weight of your trek bag whilst trekking should be no more than 12 kg of personal belongings. 1kg extra – 12 USD per programs.

It is possible to leave travel clothes or other items not required on trek in our office – we will deliver them to Issyk-Kul Hotel on your arrival there after BC.

For this trip you will need the following:

– 4 season sleeping bag
– walking boots
– waterproof jacket and trousers
– fleece jacket or similar
– warm hat and gloves
– sunglasses
– a daypack of around 40 liters
– head-torch and batteries
– 2 x 1 liter water bottles
– sun cream.

Menu at camps during trekking

Always on the tables: honey, jam, sugar, condensed milk, dried fruits, cookies or sweets, salt, pepper, ketchup.

Breakfast:

Each breakfast consists of porridge and additional dish.
Additional dish: omelet with bacon, omelet with cheese, fried sausages, pancakes, cheesecakes, scrambled eggs with sausage, boiled eggs.

Dinner:

Each supper consists of salad, soup, main dish and dessert.
Salads: funchoza(starch noodles), rice with crab sticks, eggs with fish, cabbage with carrot, greek salad, beans with onion, cod-liver with eggs.
Soups: minestrone, kesme, lentil puree soup, rice soup, pumpkin puree soup, fish soup and soup with dumplings.
Main dish: kuurdak, pilaf, stew with spaghetti and cheese, dymlyama, stuffed pepper, lagman, befstroganof with rice.
Dessert: cakes, waffles, fruits and rolls.

Lunch-box:

Consists of main dish, fruits or dried fruits, processed cheese, bread, chocolate, water (cold tea with lemon or compote)
Main dish: fried chicken, smoked chicken, smoked duck breast, cheese sandwich, cutlet, boiled eggs, meat pate.

Fixed dates for the trek in Fann mountais.

The trek starts 17-th of August.

The itinerary and price are as follows:

Day 1: 17.08.2016. Dushanbe – Fann mountains (240 km). Arrival in Dushanbe – capital of Tajikistan. Transfer to hotel. Rest. Breakfast in hotel and departure to the Fann mountains, through the Anzob pass (3372) with amazingly beautiful landscapes. Arrival in Artuch (2200), whence begins our trek. Meeting with the mountain guide, preparation to the trekking.

Day 2: 18.08.2016. Trekking. After breakfast we will walk by a good track to Kulikalonsky lakes. After 4 hours we will arrive on a wide valley of lakes Kulikalon. Views of mountain peaks over 5000 m high: Mirali, Adamtash, Rudaki. After lunch, we will pass to the Dushoha lake and visit other lakes. Camp ashore the Dushoha lake. Rest. A supper. Night in tents. (+500 m, 12 km, 5-6 hours of walking).

Day 3: 19.08.2016. After breakfast climb to Chukurak (3165) pass and descent under pass Alautdin. Night in tents. (6-7 km, 3-4 hours of walking, +/-300).

Day 4: 20.08.2016. After breakfast climb to Alautdin (3800) pass. Amazing landscapes of mountain tops and valleys. Descent to the lake through meadows and summer pastures. Camp ashore the lake (2800). (17 km, 5-6 h, +960/-1060).

Day 5. 21.08.2016. After breakfast climb towards the Moutniy lakes through moraines, admiring bewitching landscapes of mountains. Chimtarga Peak (5489), Zamok (5070), Energiya (5105), Kaznok and other. Camp on the bank of the river on 3600 m. (10 km, 4-5 h, +900).

Day 6: 22.08.2016. Climb under the Chimtarga pass (4500) through moraines and glaciers. (4-5 h, +900). Camp. Supper. Night in tents.

Day 7: 23.08.2016. Early in the morning – climb to the Chitarga pass(4740) and then climb to the Energiya Peak (5120м). Descent to the Zindon valley. Camp at the high 3700 m. (12км, 6-7 h, +620 m/-1420).

Day 8: 24.08.2016. Walk to lake Greater Alo lake, lunch. After lunch, visit the Upper Alo lake. Night in Tents ashore the Greatre Alo lake.

Day 9: 25.08.2016. Walk to the merge of the Amshut river with the Archamajdan river (18 km, 6-7 h, -1300). Transfer to the Gaza settlementor. Supper and night with the local family.
Day 10: 26.08.2016. After breakfast transfer to the border with Uzbekistan through the Shahristan pass.

The price on 2016г.
2 pax – 1380$
3-4 pax – 1120$
5-6 pax – 1040$

This price does not include:
1. Visa cost.
2. Single replacement – 55$,
3. Wood gathering – 4$/pax/day.

Fann mountais – Route FT10 – Southwesterly

Key Information

Tour Duration: 9 days
Recommended Group Size: 1 – 10 pax
Destination: Tajikistan
Location: Western Tajikistan, near the Uzbek border (and Samarkand)

Route: Samarkand or Tashkent – Dushanbe/Hudzhant – Marguzorsky lakes (Mizhgon, Soya, Husher, Nofin, Hurdak, Marguzor, Azorchashma) – Tavasang pass (3450 m. 1А). – Sarymat – Munora pass (3676 m.) – Pushtikul lake – Valangi-Shahob – Archamajdan – Duoba – Amshut – Smaller Alo – Duzahak – Shibarzor – Greater Alo – Smaller Alo – Amshut – kishlak Gaza – Dushanbe/Hudzhant – Samarkand/Tashkent

Specialty Categories: Mountain Trekking
Grade: Moderate
Season: June – September
Tour Customizable: Yes

Suppliers contact information: www.climberca.com; e-mail: your.climberca@ya.ru; phone: +99898 3039846.

Fann mountais – Route FT10 – Southwesterly. Program of 9 days trek for fixed dates: 2.08-10.08, 13.08-21.08, 03.09-11.09, 16.09-24.09.

1. Day. Departure from Samarkand. Early in the morning meeting at the border with Tajikistan. The frontier point Sary-Asija. Transfer to Dushanbe. (Arrival from Tashkent through the frontier point of Aybek is also allowed). Hotel.
2. Transfer to Marguzorsky lakes: Mizhgon, Soya, Husher, Nofin, Hurdak, Marguzor, Azorchashma. Night in tents.
3. Day. Climb to Tavasang pass (3450 m. 1А). Descent to Sarymat. Night in tents.
4. Day. Sarymat – Munora pass (3676 m.), descent to Pushtikul lake. Night in tents.
5. Day. Valangi-Shahob, Archamajdan, Duoba, Amshut, Smaller Allo lake. Night in tents.
6. Day. Smaller Alo, Duzahak, Shibarzor, Greater Alo lake. Night in tents.
7. Day. Greater Alo, Smaller Alo, Amshut, kishlak Gaza. Night in tent or in the national house.
8. Transfer to Dushanbe or to Hudzhant.
9. Return to Samarkand (from Dushanbe through the frontier point Sary-Asija) or to Tashkent (from Hudzhant through the frontier point of Aybek).

Fann Mountains – Route “Fann Mountains and lakes”

Key Information

Tour Duration: 11 days
Destination: Tajikistan
Location: Western Tajikistan, near the Uzbek border (and Samarkand)

Route: Dushanbe – Gaza – Greater Alo – Chimtarga Pass – Moutniy lakes – Alaudinsky lakes – Alp-camp “Vertical” – lake Iskanderkul – Pendzhikent – Marguzorsky lakes – Dushanbe

Specialty Categories: Mountain Trekking/Mountain Climbing

Grade: Moderate to fairly challenging

Season: June – September
Tour Customizable: Yes
Ability to climb Chimtarga, Energiya peaks: Yes
Mountain Guides Service Included: Yes
The Guide/Climber Ratio: 1:5

Price: U$1200 per pax.

Suppliers contact information: www.climberca.com; e-mail: your.climberca@ya.ru; phone: +99898 3039846.

1. Day. Arrival in Dushanbe. Moving to settlement Gaza through Dushanbe, spending a night in the national house.
2. Day. Breakfast, walk to Amshut, further to lake the Smaller Alo, things on donkeys. Night in tents.
3. Day. Walk: the Smaller Alo lake – the Greater Alo lake. Night in tents. Donkeys do not go further.
4. Day. Walk towards the Chimtarga pass along the river Right Zindan, things, if necessary, bear porters. Spending a night under the Chimtarga peak.
5. Day. Early in the morning climb to the Chimtarga pass (4500 m. 1B), descent to the Moutniy lakes. Night in tents.
6. Day. Descent to the Alaudinsky lakes, spending a night in tents.
7. Day. Descent to “Vertical” alp-camp. Transfer to the Iskanderkul lake, spending a night in a guest house or in tents.
8. Day. the Iskanderkul lake – Pendzhikent, a dinner, excursion on a city, spending the night in hotel.
9. Day. Breakfast, departure to the Marguzorsky lakes (75 km). Spending a night in tents.
10. Day. Tranfer to Dushanbe. Accommodation in hotel.
11. Departure from Dushanbe.

V High speed ascent to Lenin Peak


Dear friends, we invite you to join to the – “V High speed ascent to Lenin Peak ”. Competitions will be organized in the memory of athlete- Yashina Dasha. Start of Lenin Race Vertical SkyMarathon is planned in period 25 – 27 August 2016 year. Starting point is the 1st camp (4400) through the Razdelnaya Peak, and finish on the exit to the top of the Lenin Peak.

Conacts:
e-mail – your.climberca@ya.ru, tel. +99898 3039846 (telegram) +99897 7009846 (whatsapp).

Lenin peak. The extra service packages.


In your planning of Lenin Peak Attempt we recommend you to consider the packages with extra services for your convenience:

1) with these packages you would need to take care of the tents in high altitude camps, because you can stay in our preinstalled tents.

2) according to your desire you may use foodstuff as well as gas and kitchen sets in high altitude camps, which already delivered there by our porters.

Thereby you should not hire porters, rent the tent, take care about tent installation, gas and so on.

Conacts:
e-mail – your.climberca@ya.ru, tel. +99898 3039846 (telegram) +99897 7009846 (whatsapp).

These packages are as follows:

Bishkek-Bishkek Packages

Extra package Bishkek-Bishkek in 2016: 1450 USD/person

Given cost includes:
– guaranteed installed high altitude tents (3 persons in one tent) on 5300 m, 6200 m
– boundary zone permit, OVIR registration, visa support (if necessary)
meeting/seeing off at the airport
– all transfers according to the program
– flight Bishkek – Osh – Bishkek and back (please note only 15 kg incl. hand luggage are free of charge!; Extra kilo costs about 0,5 EURO)
– Accommodation in hotel with breakfasts for 4 nights in total during the program (* please consider early check in the hotel)
– lunch en route to/from BC
– rent of walkie-talkie
– registration with rescue team
– ecological fee

The cost does not include:
– The cost of Kyrgyz visa
– International flight
– All optional deviations from the main itinerary
– Beverages and meals not included in main menu (meal in the cities and Camp2, Camp3)
– All personal expenses (extra luggage fee, room service, medical expenses/insurance, etc.)
– The services of a mountain guide and porters for ascending
– The rent of group and personal mountaineering equipment for ascending

Maximal package Bishkek-Bishkek in 2016: 1600 USD/person

Given cost includes:
– guaranteed installed high altitude tents (3 persons in one tent) on 5300 m, 6200 m
– group equipment: rope (if needed), gas and gas stoves, cooking set.
– high altitude food
– boundary zone permit, OVIR registration, visa support (if necessary)
– meeting/seeing off at the airport
– all transfers according to the program
– flight Bishkek – Osh – Bishkek and back (please note only 15 kg incl. hand luggage are free of charge!; Extra kilo costs about 0,5 EURO)
– Accommodation in hotel with breakfasts for 4 nights in total during the program (* please consider early check in the hotel)
– lunch en route to/from BC
– rent of walkie-talkie
– registration with rescue team
– ecological fee

The cost does not include:
– The cost of Kyrgyz visa
– International flight
– All optional deviations from the main itinerary
– Beverages and meals not included in main menu (meal in the cities and Camp2, Camp3)
– All personal expenses (extra luggage fee, room service, medical expenses/insurance, etc.)
– The services of a mountain guide and porters for ascending
– The rent of personal mountaineering equipment for ascending

Permanent link:
http://www.climberca.com/index.php/13-special-offer-lenin-peak-2013

The Taste of Tian-Shan. Trekking Tour


Duration: 11 days, 11 nights
Trip features: Trek. Visits to gorges of Terskei Alatoo Range, high altitude camps, over 3600 m. a.s.l. Overnights in tents, yurts.

Program with fixed dates: from August 7 to August 17, 2016.

Cost of the program in 2016: 1770 USD / pax

Information and reservation:
Tel: +99898 3039846
e-mail: your.climberca@ya.ru

A Trekking tour in Terskei Ala Too mountain range is a wonderful combination of landscapes and romantics of adventures…
It is impressions and emotions that one remembers forever… Overnights in tents under the starlit sky, campfire after a long day, amazing beauty of the hidder coners and unusual nature views… it is worth coming to our mountainous land – Land of Kyrgyzstan!

The peaks we can see are – Oguz Bashi peak (5165 m.), Karakol (5216 m.). The famous moraine-glacial lake Ala Kol (3532 m.). We go over two mountain passes – Telety (3800 m.) and Ala Kol (3800 m.). As a “dessert” we offer you bathing in the hot natural springs with curative mineral water in Altyn Arashan valley!

In season 2016 we continue setting up stationary tent camps along the whole route. Travel with comfort! If you book the trek “Contrasts Of Tien Shan”, you will enjoy all the facilities and commodities of our fixed camps all the way along the trek! It also gives you a number of advantages:

1) Your journey is easier and more comfortable than ever as you do not need to carry any food, tents, kitchen utensils, etc.
2) Your journey becomes cheaper, as there is no need to hire any porters, cooks, etc. Moreover, there is no crowd to spoil the views.
3) The journey is safer, as you get a detailed map with the route description. There is means of communication in every tent camp.
4) You have more time to discover and learn new things, you can try new dishes of the national cuisine, and relax at the end of the day.

Itinerary: Bishkek city – Karakol town – Djety Oguz gorge – Telety pass (3800 m.) – Karakol gorge – Ala Kol Lake (3532 m.) – Ala Kol pass (3800 m.) – Arashan gorge – Cholpon Ata town – Bishkek city.

Detailed tour itinerary

Day 1 / 7 August. Airport – Bishkek city.
30 km, 1 hrs, (B,L,D)
Upon arrival to the international airport “Manas” you will be met by “Ak Sai Travel” guide. Short drive to Bishkek and accommodation in a hotel.
Afternoon city tour.
The capital and industrial centre of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek is a city of wide avenues, handsome buildings and Soviet heritage. The gesturing statue of Lenin can still be seen in the city’s vast central square, yet it is the permanently snowcapped Kyrgyz Alatau mountain range which towers over Bishkek providing a quite stunning backdrop.
We visit Manas Monument, the main national hero of the Kyrgyz people. Then excursion to the State History Museum and walking tour around main Ala Too Square to watch ceremony of changing of the Guard of Honor, Kurmanzhan Datka Monument, main governmental buildings, and finish at the Old Square with Parliament House. Transfer to the Victory Square to finish the city tour by short excursion there.
Dinner in a local restaurant.
Optionally: During dinner we take the unique opportunity to listen to the Manaschi (a singer performing the national Kyrgyz epos, Manas) and see Kyrgyz folklore show. The musicians in traditional Kyrgyz costumes present you a wide range of national musical instruments – starting from Komuz (a three-stringed wooden musical instrument) to Chopo Choi (wind instrument made of mountain reed). You hear the fascinating singing of young Kyrgyz ladies and men and learn more about the traditional music and poetry of Kyrgyz.
Overnight in a hotel.

Day 2 / 8 August. Bishkek city – Karakol town.
430 km,7-8 h, +900 m, (B,L,D)
After breakfast we drive to Issyk Kul Lake that is considered to be the “pearl” of Tien Shan and one of the most beautiful lakes in the country.
Our way goes via ruins of Burana Tower (old minaret) near Tokmok city.
That minaret was constructed in Balasagun town, one of the capitals of Karakhanid State existed in 11-12 centuries AD. Explore ruins of that important trading point at the Great Silk Road and visit a little local museum telling about that civilization. Also watch a collection of Balbals, Turkic ancient tombs.
Optionally: On the area around the tower it is possible to organize horse riding games. Along with hunting dogs and birds, horses have always played an important role in the life of Kyrgyz people. They were used in every day life as true assistants in household and as thoroughbred racers. There are festivals of Horse Games (Ulak Tartysh, Kyz Kuumai, Tyiyn Enmei, etc) held throughout the year.
Lunch en route.
In the late afternoon three hours drive to Issyk Kul Lake, the second largest alpine lake in the world after Lake Titicaca in South America.
Measuring 182 km long by 58 km wide, the lake appeared as a result of volcanic activity. It is heated from below by thermal activity and never freezes even in the depths of winter. In the summer the water temperature reaches 25-28 degrees centigrade (warmer than the air) and you can swim in the lake enclosed on all sides by the snowy peaks of the Tien Shan Mountains. Extremely deep and nicely warm over the centuries the lake has been something of an oasis in this inhospitable mountain environment. With diverse flora and fauna Issyk-Kul Lake and the surrounding environments are rightly considered to be one of Central Asia most remarkable locations.
En route we also visit so called “Stone garden” or Cholpon Ata Petroglyphs site, the temple in the open air of Scythians and Hung suns civilizations dated back 9-8 centuries BC till 3-4 centuries AD. The area of those stone drawing lies at the foot of Kungei Alatau Ridge with a beautiful view of the whole lake.
Continue driving to Karakol town. Upon arrival accommodation in a guest house.
Dinner in a local café/local family.
Overnight in a guest house

Day 3 / 9 August. Karakol city tour. Karakol town – Djety Oguz gorge.
45 km, 4-5 h, +900m, (B,L,D)
Morning short sightseeing tour in the town – Dungan Mosque, Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Prjevalskii Memorial Complex.
Lunch in a local café.
Transfer to Djety Oguz gorge located in the Northern slopes of Terskei Ala Too some 35km west from Karakol town. The length of the valley is 40 km. There is a chance to see the well-known redsand rock formations – “The Broken Heart” and “Seven Bulls”. The slopes in the gorge are covered with the world-famous Tien Shan blue spruce for about 25km along the fast mountain river. The road goes along the river (five log bridges to cross). This is the most narrow part of the way. Later it opens into so called “Flower Meadow” (Kok Jaiyk). The upper part of Djety Oguz valley is blocked by a long Djety Oguz wall with a fabulous Oguz Bashi peak (5165m) in the central part of it.
Dinner and overnight in “Djety Oguz” tent camp at 2600m.

Day 4 / 10 August. Radial hike to Oguz Bashi peak. Trek to Telety pass.
16 km, 6-8 hrs., +450 m, (B,L,D)
Radial hike rto Oguz Bashi peak.
The path along the river bank in a very narrow wooded gorge Bay Tor leads us to the alpine meadows. Here, on a flower carpet, in the mountains the air is sweet and clear, the views are amazing, one forgets all his troubles and gets closer to the nature. Hike back to the camp.
Lunch in the camp.
Trek to the tent camp at the foot of Telety pass. It is not a difficult trek, about 6-7km along West Telety river.
Dinner and overnight in “Telety” tent camp at 3050m.

Day 5 / 11 August. Trek over Telety pass (3800m) down to Karakol gorge (2500m).
18 km, 6-8 hrs., +750 m/-1300 m, (B,L,D)
Going up the pass is not very difficult, mainly the route goes along a narrow path with a slight ascend. There are only two rather steep slopes, which require some efforts.
From the top of the pass at 3800m asl we enjoy the views of the surroundings.
Descent is rather simple, along a wide slope covered with talus, across alpine meadows with various herbs and flowers, along East Telety river. Later we hike through the wood along a trail covered with roots.
Dinner and overnight in “Karakol” tent camp at 2500m.

Day 6 / 12 August. Radial hike to the foot of Karakol peak (5216m).
16 km. 6-8 hrs, +700 m/-700 m, (B,L,D)
Radial hike up along Uyun Tor river to the foot of Karakol peak.
We have a chance to see Tien Shan blue spruce forest, underwood (dog rose, honeysuckle, black barberries, mountain ash, black current, etc. There are mushrooms in the forest. Starting from May there are flowers blooming on the meadows – snowdrops, tulips, primerose, white anemone, alpine Aster, edelweiss (really big ones), etc. We reach the point with a view at the highest peak of Terskei Ala Too – Karakol peak.
Possibility to use sauna. Dinner and overnight in “Karakol” tent camp at 2500m.

Day 7 / 13 August. Trek along the gorge to “Sirota” hut and to Ala Kol Lake (3532m).
9 km, 6-8 hrs, +1100 m, (B,L,D)
Descent along the gorge about 3 km, later we cross the river over a bridge and the trail leads us into a forest.
Rather long ascent finishes at a steep slope covered with grass, the trail turns into a serpentine, passes by a river overflow, and arrive to an unusual place which is called “Sirota” mountain hut.
It is a log hut. There is a table, benches, fireplace inside. We can find a number of sculptures of animals and idols carved in wood around the hut. It looks like a fairy tale place. It is a nice place to sit down, rest, have a snack.
Later the trail goes up higher, leaving the forest behind we hike along the river and reach a beautiful waterfall, flowing down from Ala Kol Lake.
Dinner and overnight in “Ala Kol” tent camp at 3600m.

Day 8 / 14 August. Trek over Ala Kol pass (3800m) passing Ala Kol Lake and descend to Arashan gorge (2600m).
18 km, 6-8 hrs, +200 m/-1200 m, (B,L,D)
Moraine Lake of Ala Kol stretches from east to west for 2.8km, its width is 500m, and depth 70m. Ala Kol means Colorful Lake in Kyrgyz language. Depending on the light the water might change its color. It can be emerald green, turquoise with white clouds reflected, light green or dark grey, or even black.
During the ascent we enjoy wonderful views of the lake. Arriving closer to the lake we see the main range of Terskei Ala Too with a number of peaks – Aksu, Djigit, Karakol, Oguz Bashi, etc. From the lake edge it will take us another hour and half to the pass.
Descent from the pass along a talus slope, and later across a wide valley of Keldike with picturesque landscapes, herds of cattle and flocks of sheep grazing.
Later the trail brings us into a forest again and descends into Arashan valley.
Upon arrival to the tent camp you may use an opportunity to relax in the hot springs. There are thermal baths (up to +50C) in the valley.
Possibility to take thermal baths.
Dinner and overnight in “Altyn Arashan” tent camp at 2600m.

Day 9 / 15 August. Altyn Arashan gorge – Cholpon Ata town.
155 km, 4-5 hrs, -1000 m, (B,L,D)
There is a resort Altyn Arashan founded 1963, famous for its hot mineral springs. The resort represents several wooden huts located on a big treeless meadow on the right bank of Arashan river.
The Northern slopes of the left river bank are covered with fir trees. It gives an unforgettable picture – dark green trees with snowcapped mountains “Aksu wall” (5022m) in the background.
Transfer to Cholpon Ata town.
Possibly to descent over green fields with blooming flowers and crystal mountain springs. The final 5 km of the gorge are very narrow not more than 30 m with high rock walls. At the entrance to the gorge we pass by a village – Ak Suu (the name comes from the hot springs). Here you will take place inside the car.
Accommodation in a hotel on the north shore of Issyk Kul Lake.
Dinner and overnight in a hotel.

Day 10 / 16 August. Cholpon Ata town – Bishkek city.
250 km, 3-4 hrs, -800 m. (B,L,D)
Morning, after breakfast, transfer to Bishkek city.
Lunch en route.
Upon arrival to the city accommodation in a hotel.
Dinner in a local restaurant.
Overnight in a hotel.

Day 11 / 17 August. Bishkek city – Airport “Manas”
30 km, 1 hrs, (B)
Morning transfer to airport to catch your flight back home.

End of our service

The cost of the program with guaranteed departure date: 1770 USD / pax.

SGL supplement in hotels:130 USD /pax
SGL supplement in tents:70 USD /pax

The cost includes:

– accommodation in hotels in Bishkek – 3 nights
– accommodation in Amir hotel or Green Yard Guest House in Karakol – 1 night
– accommodation at the Hotel at Issyk-Kul Lake – 1 night
– accommodation and full board (hot food for breakfast and dinner, lunches as snack boxes) in the permanent tent camps along the trek Djety Oguz gorge – Altyn Arashan gorge – 6 nights. (Please note, you do not need to set up your tents, they will be set in advance + cook will be waiting for your with hot meal when you arrive!)
– FB during whole program
– Escorting Guide during the whole program
– porter service during the trek (*please read about baggage allowance on trek below)
– all the transfers according to the program
– entry and ecological fee

The cost doesn’t include:

– visa support and visa fee (if necessary)
– all optional deviations from the main itinerary
– beverages and meals not included in main menu

Luggage allowance:

Your baggage on trek will be carried by porters.
The packed weight of your trek bag whilst trekking should be no more than 12 kg of personal belongings. 1kg extra – 12 USD per programs.

It is possible to leave travel clothes or other items not required on trek in our office – we will deliver them to Issyk-Kul Hotel on your arrival there after BC.

For this trip you will need the following:

– 4 season sleeping bag
– walking boots
– waterproof jacket and trousers
– fleece jacket or similar
– warm hat and gloves
– sunglasses
– a daypack of around 40 liters
– head-torch and batteries
– 2 x 1 liter water bottle
– sun cream.

A down jacket, pair of sandals, swimming suit and walking sticks are recommended.

Menu at camps during trekking

Always on the tables: honey, jam, sugar, condensed milk, dried fruits, cookies or sweets, salt, pepper, ketchup.
Breakfast:
Each breakfast consists of porridge and additional dish.
Additional dish: omelet with bacon, omelet with cheese, fried sausages, pancakes, cheesecakes, scrambled eggs with sausage, boiled eggs.

Dinner:
Each supper consists of salad, soup, main dish and dessert.
Salads: funchoza(starch noodles), rice with crab sticks, eggs with fish, cabbage with carrot, greek salad, beans with onion, cod-liver with eggs.
Soups: minestrone, kesme, lentil puree soup, rice soup, pumpkin puree soup, fish soup and soup with dumplings.
Main dish: kuurdak, pilaf, stew with spaghetti and cheese, dymlyama, stuffed pepper, lagman, befstroganof with rice.
Dessert: cakes, waffles, fruits and rolls.

Lunch-box:
Consists of main dish, fruits or dried fruits, processed cheese, bread, chocolate, water (cold tea with lemon or compote)
Main dish: fried chicken, smoked chicken, smoked duck breast, cheese sandwich, cutlet, boiled eggs, meat pate.