Biking adventure in the heart land of nomads

During the first part of this program, we descend the mountain bike Suusamyr Valley and Canyon Kekemeren. Then we ride to Lake Song Kul, home of the nomadic life. We then go cervical Kalmak Ashu at 3460m. alt. to ride to the town of Naryn through the picturesque valley Kichi Naryn.

16 days program in the most remote areas

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15 DaysAdventure toursKyrgyzstan

  • 2 people: $1,802

  • 3 people: $1,420

  • 4 people: $1,228

  • 5 people: $1,114

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    Program

      
                                Manas International Airport - Bishkek
    Meeting at airport, visit of the capital and Ala Archa National park
    Manas International Airport - Bishkek
    Arrival in the morning at Bishkek international airport. After customs and immigration formalities, transfer (30 min) to the city center. Installation in a guest house for a few hours of rest. Drive to Ala Archa National Park. Colorful ride to the Aksai waterfall; picnic on the spot. Back to Bishkek for a first discovery of the city: the Red Square, the Flag, the Dubovy park and art gallery. Dinner in town and overnight in guest house.
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    164 km
    02:00
    04:00
    1570 m
    1470 m
      
                                Bishkek - Suusamyr
    Transfer to Toe Ashuu tunnel, then ride down on bike into the Suusamyr valley
    Bishkek - Suusamyr

    We leave Bishkek for the west. the road gradually rises to the pass at over 3500 m. The splendid view on the Sussamyr valley. We leave the track for a path that will lead us in the valley. We hurtled over 600 vertical meters. We take the track to reach the Karakol town then of Kojomkul. Overnight in tents along the river Kekemeren.

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    172 km
    03:00
    03:00
    2300 m
    1000 m
      
                                Suusamyr - Chaek
    Ride down on bike the Kekemeren canyon, till the village of Chaek
    Suusamyr - Chaek

    We walk along the beautiful River Kekemeren, powerful water flows in a beautiful canyon. The slope is steady, pleasant track. We take full eyes. We stop at Aral village and leave the river behind us. Few kilometers and we are in Chaek village of Djumgal Valley. We drive a bit to reach our camp. Overnight in tents.

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    70 km
    02:00
    05:00
    260 m
    380 m
      
                                Chaek - Tash Doeboe (Song Kul)
    Biking from the Jumgal valley up to the lake Song Kul, through the Karaketche pass
    Chaek - Tash Doeboe (Song Kul)

    This step will allow us to reach the lake Song-Kul located more than 3000 m. A day under the sign of "effort". Indeed, the climb to the pass Karakeche however beautiful it is worthy of a big mountain stage of the Tour de France! After having reached the pass located at 3384 m the view is spectacular. Song-Kul Lake is nearby. Around the tens of small white dots, yurts camps Kyrgyz nomads. We take the old track that leads to the lake and our camp. Overnight in yurt or tent.

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    80 km
    03:00
    06:00
    1724 m
    370 m
      
                                Tash Doeboe (Song Kul) - Batay Aral (Song Kul)
    Bike to North shore of Song Kul's lake
    Tash Doeboe (Song Kul) - Batay Aral (Song Kul)

    We leave to the north shore of the lake and pass of one yurt villages to another yurt village. We take the opportunity to soak us to the nomadic life. We share moments with them, oulak Tartich, Koumiss ... .. Overnight in tents.

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    40 km
    01:00
    05:00
    70 m
    100 m
      
                                Batay Aral (Song Kul) - Kalmak-Ashu pass
    Discover nomadic life and bike to the pass Kalmak Ashu
    Batay Aral (Song Kul) - Kalmak-Ashu pass

    Gradually we will be closer to the pass Kalmakashu after a stage among fishermen Song Kul. We leave the lake behind our camp at the foot of the pass. Overnight in tents.

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    16 km
    04:00
    340 m
    0 m
      
                                Kalmak-Ashu pass - Sary Bulak valley
    Biking through the Kalmak Ashu pass down to the Sary Bulak valley
    Kalmak-Ashu pass - Sary Bulak valley

    To exit the "bowl" of Song Kul we must climb the Col Kalmak Ashu (3447 m) and approximately 500 m elevation. Once reached, a steep descent ahead of us to reach the valley and the village of Sary Bulak (2800 m). (option: through pastures of Ichke Ter) The landscape has changed, the area is drier. Overnight in tents near the Karakol river. 

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    54 km
    04:00
    600 m
    1340 m
      
                                Sary Bulak valley - Kara-Kudzhur valley
    Day of biking from Sary Bulak to Kara-Kujur valley
    Sary Bulak valley - Kara-Kudzhur valley

    This step takes us to the confines of a secluded valley civilization. Arid landscapes, but many wetlands provide sufficient water for some plantations in the valley. (45 km / + 500m.) Overnight in tents (2800 m).

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    45 km
    05:00
    500 m
    0 m
      
                                Kara-Kudzhur valley - Archaly valley
    Day of biking from Kara-Kudzhur valley to Archaly valley
    Kara-Kudzhur valley - Archaly valley

    In the morning, we attack the Japakbel's pass at 3300m. We descend to the confluence with the Little Naryn. Setting up camp at the confluence of two rivers: River Bolgart and Archali. Overnight in tents at 2725 m.

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    40 km
    05:00
    300 m
    300 m
      
                                Archaly valley - Small Naryn valley
    Biking from Archaly down into the 'small' Naryn valley
    Archaly valley - Small Naryn valley

    This day allow us to evolve as a first step in a broad valley (similar to a valley of Patagonia). The tops of the Terskey chain are all close. We will cross our path, herds of yaks. Then we gradually dive into a beautiful gorge where flows the powerful Kitchy Naryn. Nights in tents.

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    75 km
    05:00
    600 m
    700 m
      
                                Small Naryn valley - Naryn city
    Ride down to Naryn city
    Small Naryn valley - Naryn city

    This day will lead you to the main city of Naryn Oblast. This time we follow  Naryn river which rises at the foot of the high Kyrgyz mountains (Pic Pabeda, Khan Tengry) and will flow into the Amur - Darya. In alpine valley region where we spend on the Kyrgyz cultivated wheat. Night in guest house.

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    60 km
    03:00
    0 m
    800 m
      
                                Naryn city - Bokonbaeva
    Transfer from Naryn to Bokonbaeva
    Naryn city - Bokonbaeva
    Transfer day to the pearl of Kyrgyzstan, Lake Issyk Kul. This lake at 1600 m is the second largest mountain lake in the world after Lake Titicaca (Peru and Bolivia). Road through the Dolon pass and Kochkor. Camp near the lake. Night under yurts.
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    04:00
    1000 m
    1400 m
      
                                Bokonbaeva - Bokonbaeva
    Day visit or rest at Bokonbaeva
    Bokonbaeva - Bokonbaeva

    Day active or day of rest, relaxation, swimming in the waters of Lake Issyk Kul. Overnight in yurts the all year-around on the shore of the lake.

    Options included : hiking on the Boz Alkyn pasture, hiking Skazka canyon "fairy tale",

    Options non included : eagle training, visit of holy springs of Manjili Ata, visit of Ak-Say canyon, visit of Kyzyl Tuu village and yurt makers,

    Depending on your wishes, the options can be combined in advance with your trip designer or with your guide once there.

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    100 km
    02:00
    04:00
    400 m
    400 m
      
                                Bokonbaeva - Bishkek
    Drive to Bishkek
    Bokonbaeva - Bishkek

    Morning, drive back along the shore of Issyk Kul lake, then descend slowly to the Boom gorge where we will have lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit the Burana Tower dating from the 11th century, the ancient capital of Central Asia. Arrival in Bishkek, dinner and overnight in guest house. (options : visit of Kyzyl Tuu village and its yurt makers, 2-3 hours rafting in Chuy or Chong Kemin river)

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    280 km
    04:00
    0 m
    900 m
      
                                Bishkek - Manas International Airport
    Transfer from Bishkek to Manas International Airport
    Bishkek - Manas International Airport

    Depending on your flight time, your guide will join you to the airport and help you check in for your flight.  If your flight is later in the day your guide will show you more places in Bishkek before your flight. We hope you enjoyed your trip to Kyrgyzstan and we hope you come back again to explore other counties in Central Asia with us. 

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    40 km
    00:40
    0 m
    100 m

    Very good organization thank you Fabien serious and professional mountain guides thank you Lidia and Stas .t res nice itineraries and warm welcome in the yurts and guest houses thank you to Albina and Miralan and to nouiella and her parents.

    Nicole

    Alex Johnson is a tour guide par excellence, especially for English-speaking visitors. He is very knowledable about Kyrgyzstan, considerate, flexible, and a born problem-solver. Combined with his detailed knowledge of off-the-beaten-path sights and wonders plus his many friendships with locals everywhere, a traveler cannot go wrong picking Alex as a companion. I know because we toured the mountains together for two weeks of glorious fun

    Christian W. Dame

    Info

    What is included

    • All transportation in a private vehicle

    • All airport transfers

    • Accommodation as described in the program

    • Meals (3 per day)

    • Bottled water (when possible) & tea

    • English-speaking cycling guide

    • Bicycles (Hard tail, 27.5 inch tyres, Giant or similar)

    • Basic repair kits, spare tubes & helmets

    • Camping & cooking equipment (tents, mats, gas, stove, etc)

    • All the activities listed in the program

    • Entry fees at national parks and/or border zones listed in the program

    • Entry fees at museums and historical sites listed in the program

    • Domestic flights mentioned in the program

    • A contribution to our sustainable development projects

    • Organisation of the trip & local taxes

    What is not included

    • International flights

    • International banking fees (PayPal, ...)

    • Travel & repatriation insurance

    • Visas / LOI (if applicable)

    • Alcoholic and soft drinks

    • Personal expenses

    • Personal equipment (sleeping bag, headlight, personal medication, etc)

    • Additional costs due to unexpected personal events (health, loss of luggage, ...)

    • Tips for guide & driver (always optional, always appreciated)

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