Itinerary: Bishkek – Talas – Besh-Tash Lake – Kara-Kayin – Kuray –Aryk Rang – Agay-Tor Lake – Talas – Bishkek
Level of difficulty: medium
Group size: 4-12 pax
Duration: 11 days
Season: early June – late September
The Talas valley in the north-west of Kyrgyzstan surrounded by the Kazakh border is considered to be the cradle of Kyrgz people’s spiritual treasure. Every mountain, river, pasture here has a tale to tell of the great national hero Manas. This is the land of lesser hero the 20th century writer, Chingiz Aitmatov.
Trekking through the Talas range is a challenge full of breathtaking adventure with its landscapes, valleys, lakes and petroglyphs. Valley is lined with silver firs and currant bushes and has a serene lake at its heart. A series of petroglyphs and rock drawings lie well hidden in the canyons of the Talas valley. This destination attracts travelers with its weak explored areas and valleys.
Arrival in Bishkek. Meeting at the airport “Manas”. Transfer to the hotel. Check-in. Sightseeing tour: visit central square Ala-Too, State History Museum, Fine Art Museum, Oak park, Osh market, Philormonia Concert Hall and etc. Accommodation in the hotel 3*.
|2||Bishkek – Talas region||Bishkek – Talas, 291 km, 4-5 hrs
Breakfast. Transfer at 09:00 to the Talas town (291 km, 5 hrs) through Too Ashu Pass (3125 m). On the way in Suusamyr valey. Afternoon arrival to Talas town at 15:30, check-in the hotel 3*. You are in Manas Hero land where you can visit local sights like Manas Mausoleum. Also Talas is motherland of the world famous writer Chingiz Aitmatov. Acclimatization at the altitude of 1244 m. Dinner in local café. Accommodation in the hotel.
Meals: breakfast, dinner
|3||Trekking||Talas – Besh-Tash Lake (12 km, driving + 12 km trekking)
Breakfast. Transfer to the start point of the trakinng trail National Park “Besh Tash” (1980 m) 12 km driving. Meeting with local crew and horses and loading all the stuff. Start trekking to Besh – Tash Mountain Lake On the way you will stop for lunch near Besh-Tash Lake at the altitude 2997 m. Afternoon continue trekking 3 hours to Kara-Kayin Gorge. Camping along Kara-Kayin river. Dinner and overnight in the tent. Trekking distance: 12 km / 5-6 hrs.
Meals: full board.
|4||Trekking||Kara-Kayin Gorge – Berbulak Gorge (7 km / 5-6 hrs)
Breakfast. Preparation to continue to the Berbulak Gorge (2400 m). Start point is at the altitude of 2120 m. Trekking trail goes along the river and fir trees which make amazing views. On the way you can meet the Big Robber Cave (18-20 sq. meters) and other smaller caves where bats lives. Lunch – box on the way. Afternoon reach Berbulak Gorge and set up camping. Rest. Dinner and overnight in the tent.
Meals: full board.
|5||Trekking||Berbulak Gorge – Omorbek Pass (9 km / 6 hrs)
Breakfast. Trekking to Omorbek Pass (3750 m). Trekking distance 9 km, 6 hr. Lunch-box. Set up camping near Omorbek Pass. Dinner and overnight in tent.
Meals: full board.
|6||Trekking||Omorbek Pass – Ibex Base Camp (8 km, 4 hrs)
Breakfast. Trekking over Omorbek Pass (3750 m) and descent to Ibex Base Camp where you can have a rest. On the way you may chance to see wild animals like Ibex, Golden Eagle, Tien Shan’s bears, birds, show cats, snow leopards, lynxes and many other wild animals. Trekking distance 12 km, 6 hr. Lunch in Base Camp. Afternoon rest. Dinner and overnight in Ibex Base Camp. Meals: full board.
|7||Trekking||Ibex Base Camp — Kurai-Aryk Range (6 km, 4-5 hrs)
Breakfast. Start trekking towards Agay Tor Lake along Kurai Aryl Range, altitude of trekking trail is 3000 – 3150 m. Lunch-box. Dinner and overnight near Bostekter hot spring basin. Trekking distance 6 km, 4-5 hrs.
Meals: full board.
|8||Trekking||Kurai-Aryk Range — Agay Tor Lake – Urmaral Gorge –Ibex Camp
Breakfast. Trekking to Agay Tor Lake (7 km, 5 hrs). Lunch-box on the shore of the lake. Afternoon visit waterfall of 20 meters which falling down to the Agay Tor Lake. After descent to Petroglyhs “Jaltyraktash” dated by VII-IX AD. Set up tent camp to overnight. Meals: breakfast, lunch
|9||Issyk-Kul lake||Ibex Base Camp – Bishkek
Breakfast. Drive to Madaniyat village through Sary Djon Range (60 km, 4 hrs) by 4 WD vehicle. Continue the road by Minibus by high way to Bishkek (291 km, 5 hrs). Dinner in local restaurant. Accommodation in the hotel 4*. Meals: breakfast. Dinner.
|10||—||Breakfast. Transfer to the airport “Manas”. Departure.|
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/
|Bishkek – Garden Hotel 4* or equal level, including breakfast.|
|Talas region – Ibex Base Camp and tent|
2. Accommodation as mentioned in the program
3. Meals as mentioned in the program
4. Excursion + entrance fee as stated in the program
|5. English speaking guide
6. Portage service by horses to carry foods + equipment
7. Tent during the trekking
8. All kitchen and dining utensils
9. Cooker during trekking
10. Memorable souvenirs
|Price does not include:
|1. International flight
2. Kyrgyz Visa / visa invitation letter if needed
3. Alcohol beverage
|4. Extra services in the hotel
5. Early check-in the hotel
6. Sleeping and carry mats
— In case of early check-in the hotel, extra night is charged (30 USD per person / twin room). Check-in time in hotel: 13:00 and check-out 11:00
— Single accommodation is available in Bishkek only.
— Tourist must have medical insurance policy with coverage of EUR 30 000.
— Participants of the mentioned program have to be aware of and accept possible risks of personal injury. The trekkers should be responsible for their own actions and involvement.
— Offered program can be changed and individualized according to the interests of the trekkers
— Offered program can be shortening or extended according to the trekkers travel dates
Altitude: The altitude on this program rarely causes anyone any problems and the trekking goes in quit manner, without big altitude difference. We advise to walk in one manner and drink more fluid.