RAFTING THE CHU RIVER (grade: 2-4). The Chu River that runs near the capital city of Bishkek is the most popular river for rafting tours in Kyrgyzstan. The river flows at over 1,500meter elevation and the best season for a river rafting trip is from June to mid-September, when the water temperature fluctuates between 15-18 degrees Celsius. Part of the river runs through Boom Gorge, which is known throughout Central Asia to be the best training site for rafting. The river has easier access compared to other rivers and more manageable rapids. The most common tours last for 1-2 days, but longer ones that include several different rivers can be arranged.Trip season: June -September
Duration: 1 day
Route: Boom Gorge, Issyk Kul Biosphere Reserve
Brief description: The most interesting, dynamic and most dangerous white water rafting section of the Chui River, Boom Canyon is indeed a national white water arena(150km from Bishkek). It is the best in the Central Asia. Here, among the rough rapids and huge rocks, even the craziest adventurer will get a maximum doze of adrenaline. River difficulty is Class IV – VI.
Day 1. Bishkek – Boom Valley — Bishkek
09:00. Meeting with the transport, pack and transfer to Boom Valley (100km).
11:00. Meet up with the guide and explanation.
17:00. Finish. Transfer to Bishkek
Price is available by request.
Silk Road & Kyrgyz Guided Trips LLC
189 Tynystanova str., 720000
Tel: +996 312 883644 land line
Whatsapp: +996 557 799683
Web site: http://silkroad-trip.com/
Conditions of the program:
Equipment: Participants must have their equipment such as waterproof clothes, desirable to have a changing and warm clothes.
Physical requirements: Participants must be in good physical condition, but don’t need any special skills of Rafting.
*A river guide
*Rafting outfitters (rafts, catamarans, paddles, neoprene wet suits, life jackets, helmets)
Transfer from Bishkek and back
Feel free to contact us for additional information, maps and answers to any questions or to book this trip. If you wish to add more days or cut days to this program, just let us know and we will be happy to prepare a custom designed tour exactly for you.