16 to 27 July 2019

Trekking to Tien Shan - Kyrgyzstan

Iurta to Kyrgyzstan
  • Preu

    € 1510

  • Type of trip

    In groups, at least 6, maximum 15 people

  • duration

    11 days

  • Level

    3 de 5

  • Destination

    Kyrgyzstan

Our destiny


Take advantage and join our group for trekking in Kyrgyzstan!

Hiking in the valleys of Terskei Ala Too is a good opportunity to enjoy the most beautiful landscapes of Tien Shan or also called Heavenly Mountains in the middle of Asia.

We can walk through very alpine valleys next to majestic walls of peaks of 5 thousand meters, such as the Oguz Bachi, Karakol, Palatka peaks. These summits were the training camps for Russian climbers at the time of the Soviet Union.

We can walk comfortably without weight, because we will have porters that will carry our luggage. We will also have cooks in each camp that will make us a good meal.

Strong points:

  • The guide is a girl born in Kyrgyzstan who has been living in Catalonia for more than 15 years, speak Catalan, Spanish, Russian, English. You will be able to transmit the culture and magic of this country firsthand
  • A journey through the middle of Asia in unfocused places and where only nomadic shepherds will find in summer.
  • Summit view of more than 5000m (Oguz Bashi 5165m, Karakol 5216m)
  • Step through the nets of Telety 3800m and Ala Kol 3800m with beautiful views of the Tien Shan
  • Discovering cultures different from Central Asia
  • Enjoy the thermal baths of the beautiful Altyn Arashan valley
  • To be able to do a comfortable trekking, with the small backpack and without weight.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Barcelona Flight - Bishkek

Departure from Barcelona to Bishkek via Istanbul

Day 2: Bishkek - Lake Issyk Kul

Breakfast at the hotel. Relocation to Issyk Kul Lake. On the way we will pass through the Torre de Buranà, near the city of Tokmok. We will visit this almenar that was built in what was the ancient city of Balasagun, which existed in the 10th century AD. Lunch on route. Then we continue the route until we reach the town of Cholpon-Atà, on the banks of Lake Issyk-Kul, where we will visit some Petroglyphs. Then, we will end up arriving at one of the Hotels located on the north bank of the lake, where we will spend the night.

Day 3: Issyk Kul Lake - Karakol - Valley of Djety Oguz

After breakfast, we will leave towards the city of Karakol. Upon arrival, we will take a tour of this city, visiting the Dungana Mosque, a unique Chinese-style building, but which serves as a Muslim worship purpose, and also an old Russian Orthodox Church - "The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity" , made of wood and without a single key. Then move to the valley of Djety Oguz, located on the northern slope of the Terskei Ala-Too mountain range, about 35 km west of the city of Karakol. There you can see rock formations that many call the "Broken Heart" and "The Seven Braves". Lunch at the Djurt Oguz Youth Camp, at 2.600 meters tall. Walking tour to the waterfall "The tears of the girl". Dinner and night at the Yurtas Camp

Day 4: Valley of Djety Oguz - Coll Telety

Trek: 16 km, 6-8 hours, + 450 meters.

NOTE: In the morning you have to prepare the clothes that you will take during the trek and put it in a yellow bag, so that it can be delivered to the carriers after breakfast. It is allowed to carry 12 kg, so if you have more, you will have to pay for overweight.
After breakfast, find the mountain guide and the carriers and the beginning of the trekking. A very narrow, tree-lined path that runs along the banks of the Bai-Tor valley leads us to the alpine meadows above. Here, on a carpet of flowers, the air of the mountain is fresh and pure. The views are spectacular. The whole vanity of civilization is in the background, being so close to this almost wild nature. Picnic lunch We will walk to the tents camp in the Telety neck skirt. This is not a very difficult trek. We arrived at about 6 or 7 km walking along the west bank of the Telety River. Dinner and night at the Telety tent camp, at 3.050 meters in height.

Day 5: Coll Telety - Karakol Valley

Trek: 18 km, 6-8 hours, + 750 meters / - 1.300 meters

The ascent to the neck is doing very well, as the path goes smoothly. There are only a couple of rises that require a little more effort. From the highest point of the pass, at about 3.800 meters, you can enjoy the wonderful surrounding landscape. Lowering becomes much easier, as it is done along a broad, rocky ridge until you reach alpine meadows covered with grass and flowers, always bound to the east bank of the Telety River. Later, we cross a forest until arriving at the camp located in the valley of Karakol. Dinner and night at the camp, at 2.500metres. In the afternoon the camp sauna can be used.

Day 6: Radial excursion to the base of the Karakol peak of 5.216 meters

Trek: 16 km, 6-8 hours, + 700 meters / - 700 meters

We will walk along the Uyun-Tor river until we reach the base of the Karakol peak. They are paths between forests of blue fir trees and rich undergrowth (honeysuckle, mountain gooseberry, black ash, etc.). Many varieties of mushrooms are also grown. Since early May, white anemones, Alpine Alpine, tulips, edelweiss flower (really great) bloom. We reach a point from where you can see the highest peak of the Terskei Ala-Too, the Karakol peak. Dinner and night at the tents camp in the Karakol valley, at 2.500metres. In the afternoon the camp sauna can be used.

Day 7: Karakol Valley - Cabana "Sirotà" - Ala-Kol Lake (3.532 m)

We will descend through a valley of 3 km, then cross a bridge over the river and the path will take us into the forest. Next we will carry out a long ascent that finishes with a slope covered with grass. By a winding road we will reach a very unique place, where there is a wooden hut called "Sirotà". Then the path continues mountain up. We will leave the forest and walk upstream until we find ourselves in front of a salt coming from the waters that flow from the Ala-Kol lake. Dinner and night at the "Ala Kol" tent camp, at about 3600 meters in height.

Day 8: Ala-Kol Lake - Coll d'Ala-Kol (3800 meters) - Arashan Valley (2600 meters)

Trek: 18 km, 6-8 hours, + 200 meters / - 1200 meters
Ala-Kol is translated from Kyrgyz as the "colorful lake". Depending on the atmospheric lighting, the water may seem to take different shades, from emerald green, turquoise, light green and dark, gray, and even black. During the ascent we will enjoy the beautiful views of this lake. As we approach, we will see the main ridge of Terskei Ala-Too and a large number of peaks: Aksu, Yigit, Karakol, Oguz Bashí, among others. From the lake, reaching the neck will take an hour and a half on foot. Then, descend from the neck through a right peat until you reach a path that runs through the wide valley of Keldike, which is full of bucolic landscapes and livestock herds. Then the path returns to us in the forest to descend to the valley of Arashan. When arriving at the tents camp we will have the opportunity to relax in the hot springs. There are hot springs for up to + 50 ° C. There is a rehabilitation spa in Altyn Arashan that was founded in 1963 year and is very famous for its sources and hot springs. This spa has several wooden huts set in flat terrain on the right bank of the Arashan River. At the appointed time, we will carry out the transfer to the city of Karakol, where we will have dinner at a local restaurant. Night at hotel.

Day 9: Karakol - Kochkor - Lake Son Kul

After breakfast, we will drive to Lake Son Kul. On the way, we will pass through the south bank of the great Issyk-kul lake and we will stop for lunch at the home of a local family. We will continue the journey towards Lake Son-Kul climbing up to about 3.000 meters in height. Arrival to the lake, lodging and dinner at the yurtas camp.

Day 10: Son Kul - Bishkek

In the morning we will raid the nomadic life of the inhabitants of Lake Son-Kul. The Kyrgyz people living in this place still maintain the traditional way of life of their ancestors. We will be invited from the hospitable and affable families of local pastors. At the agreed time, exit to the city of Bishkek. We will start on route. Arrival at Bishkek and dine at a local restaurant with folk show. Night at the Green City 3 * hotel or similar.

Day 11: Bishkek - Barcelona

At the agreed time transfer to the airport to take the return flight to Barcelona. Arrival and end of the trip.


The mountains of Tien Shan are fascinated by the contrast between the dense forests, the frozen peaks and the nomadic shepherds that we find in their meadows.

Francesc Masó

WHO IT IS FOR:

Those people who are accustomed to walking in the mountains and who want to know this area quietly, walking and going through the most interesting places.

River to the Karakol Valley

River to the Karakol Valley


Difficulty

Medium - High, generally 5 hours with a day of 6h effective tracking at a slow pace with a cumulative drop that does not exceed the positive 900m.


Price per person

1510 euros. Includes full board.

The price includes
  • Guide born in Kyrgyzstan that has spent more than 15 years living in Catalonia, speak Catalan, Spanish, Russian and English.
  • Full board throughout the program
  • 3 nights at Hotel 3 * to Bishkek
  • 2 nights at Hotel 3 * to Karakol
  • 1 night yesterday at Djety Oguz
  • 1 night at Yurtes on Lake Son Kul
  • 4 nights in tents during trekking
  • All transfers according to program
  • Mineral water throughout the trip
  • Porters for 5 trek days (max. 12 kg per person)
  • Entrances to monuments according to program
  • Thermal baths at Altyn Arashan
  • Travel insurance with the companies ARAG and AXA, which includes assistance and accidents on travel, hiking and cancellation of the same, for justified reasons.
  • Advice on the material to be carried
  • The corresponding VAT
The price does not include
  • International flights: 585 euros to date 26 March 2019
  • Supplement of 145 euros if the group is less than 10 people
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses
  • All that is not specified in the previous section
How to make the reservation

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