Unseen Kyrgyzstan Adventure

Duration: 13 days
From: £1,989.00

Join this Kyrgyzstan adventure and journey into an offbeat destination renowned for its trekking and horse riding, an ideal place to discover nomadic culture at a grassroots level.

Traverse your way across the rarely visited southern corner of this centuries-old Central Asian nation, on a two-part Kyrgyzstan adventure between Naryn and Osh. Over fifteen days you’ll journey through remote valleys, and verdant pasturelands frequented only by the herdsman who dwell in yurt camps there during the summer, pass by small and remote traditional Kyrgyz villages, stay in traditional yurt camps, trek and horse ride across high passes and visit Uzgen (an ancient capital city). Switch trekking for rafts to paddle across the stunning Kel Suu lake located at over 3300m and hemmed in by towering rock walls overlooking the placid alpine blue waters.

Highlights

  • Visit the ancient Silk Road caravanserai of Tash Rabat, which was originally built as a Christian monastery in the 10th Century.
  • Paddle across and explore Kel Suu Lake, one of Kyrgyzstan’s largest and highest natural dam lakes, and also a little-seen corner of the country.
  • Experience traditional Kyrgyz hospitality and ways of life staying in yurts and venturing out on horseback.

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Learn about nomadic culture and all the tasks that come with it, such as animal husbandry and cooking
  • Stay in traditional yurt camps
  • Chance to see wildlife including ibex, Marco Polo Sheep and wolves
Start
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Finish
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Trip Duration
13 Days
Group Size
Maximum 8 people
Private Departure
N/A
Activity
Hiking & Trekking, Mixed Activity
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Solo Traveller

Dates

STARTEND

Saturday

20 July 2019

Thursday

1 August 2019

This trip can be tailor made for your perfect travel dates. Please make a booking enquiry for more information.

Itinerary

A 15 day Kyrgyzstan adventure traversing your way across the southern corner of the country, through remote valleys, and verdant pasturelands frequented only by the herdsman who dwell in yurt camps there during the summer. 

What's included

  • All accommodation as described above
  • All meals during trip (3 per day)
  • All transportation in 4WD vehicle
  • Drinking water and tea
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Experienced international trekking guide
  • Horses and herdsmen
  • All activities as described above
  • All entrance fees for monuments and permits
  • Camping equipment (tents, mats, kitchen utensils, gas)
  • Boats & lifejackets
    • International flights
    • Visas (if applicable)
    • Domestic flight from Osh to Bishkek*
    • Insurance
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Tips
    • Additional rental of personal camping equipment (if required)
    • Any charged activity not mentioned in the program

*If you need to return back to Bishkek and require a flight back, with an airport collection, and night in a guesthouse then this can be arrange for an additional US$125 per person.

Trip notes

US $2,600. A US $400 deposit is required to reserve a space on this trip.

The operator cannot offer a uniform accommodation standard on the itinerary. Standards in Bishkek cannot be compared to a homestay in an isolated valley in Kyrgyzstan. The operator considers comfort, location, design, character, historical interest and whether the money we spend will go into the pockets of the local community when making the choice of where to stay. The accommodation will be based on 2 people sharing a room when that is available. When in the mountains you’ll be staying in tents and in local homestays that sometimes only offer central communal areas to sleep in.

In Kyrgyzstan, three meals are provided each day and this is included in the cost of the trip.

Guides:
On this trip, you will be accompanied by an experienced international trekking guide plus an English speaking local guide. This allows for greater flexibility and means that there will always be someone on hand to help or assist you even if the other team leader is busy making arrangements.

Security:
Kyrgyzstan is a safe and stable Central Asian country. Nevertheless, advice from the foreign office and from friends in the areas visited are taken into account when planning routes. Client’s safety is the primary concern. The tour leader has the final word with regards to changes in the itinerary for safety reasons. Whilst the route chosen passes through areas which are stable things can change and the route may need to be changed or sections of this trip cancelled at short notice.

Cost – US$2700 per person

To reserve a place on this trip we need a deposit of US$400

Tour operator

Specialists in trips to Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, former Soviet Central Asia and the Caucasus, this operator aims to add positive benefit to the areas visited by ensuring that whenever possible, the money goose directly to the people of the region. In their words “”small scale tourism might not change the world but every path starts with a single step’.

The founders met as travel guides in the mountains of Afghanistan and bonded over a shared passion to enable other people to experience the beauty of Pakistan and Afghanistan, lands that are often described as dangerous and inhospitable.

Working with small groups of a maximum of 12 people and using specialist local guides throughout, their aim is to provide authentic and original experiences for all guests. This small number allows for greater security, flexibility and access to local people and places. Each set itinerary trip is individually designed to coincide with local events or to visit the area at the best time of year.

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