In this program you can look into the “heart” of the Tien Shan - the central or internal Tien-Shan. You will see all the major site attractions, both natural and historical. In the list there is Issyk-Kul Lake, Son-Kul Lake, Tash-Rabat caravanserai, Naryn River, Toktogul reservoir, and much more. The route covers four areas of Kyrgyzstan out of six - Chui, Jalal-Abad, Naryn and Issyk-Kul.
The road goes through eight mountain passes, which connect the different valleys. Most of roads are not asphalted and are available only for the four-wheel drive vehicles. Accommodation and meals in tents or yurt camps.
The weather in mountains is unpredictable. Therefore, there is a possibility of small changes in the route due to weather conditions or other factors beyond our control.
300 km by car. Meeting at the airport. The route starts with a mountainous road Bishkek - Osh. The road with good asphalt winds through the narrow gorge. There are many steep serpentine with spectacular views from the bird's-eye view, and we drove in the tunnel at an altitude of 3200 meters. On the other side of mountain you will meet a completely different world - the majestic alpine valley - Susamyr which is about one hundred kilometers in length. It ends with another pass, beyond which a steep descent to the picturesque gorge Chychkan begins. There is crystal clear river, steep slopes covered with forests and granite rocks. There is a small but beautiful lake Itagar a few kilometers away from the road. Lunch outdoors. Overnight in tent camp
230 km by car. After the breakfast, we deconstruct camp. Take car and go back to the highway. We continue drive along Chychkan gorge to Toktogul reservoir. There you can stop for a swim in the warm lake. Then again we leave asphalt now for longer period of time. The narrow road serpentines in mountain gorges. We pass small villages, driving from one valley to other valley. As a result, we get down to the big river - Kekemeren, with beautiful rock walls. Overnight on the river in the tent camp.
150 km by car. Breakfast, pack our stuff. Moving further to the east along Kekemeren river. Soon the mountains move aside, and we enter Jumgal valley. Over 50 km we turn again to the mountains. Ascent to the next pass begins, through which we get to Son-Kul lake (3013 m asl). Here we can eat fried fish, see flocks of sheep and herds of horses. Overnight in a tent camp near the lake.
230 km by car. After breakfast, load the car, go round the lake and drive another pass. We descend by the steep serpentine to the picturesque valley. We cross Naryn river upon the bridge and come to the stunning red-colored canyon. There ascent to the pass begins. There is beautiful panorama. The road serpantines through a long slope and leads us to the foot of the At-Bashy range. Overnight in the yurt camp near the historical monument - Tash-Rabat Caravanserai. The tour through the maze of the caravanserai. Hot shower and dinner.
200 km by car. Breakfast in yurts, we pack stuff and go to the regional center - Naryn city. Here we can buy some products, and we go up along the river Naryn. Along the way, there are a lot of settlements, and there is a construction of Upper Naryn HPP on the confluence of Small and Large Naryn. In the future there will be reservoir. Our way lies up along Small Naryn river with amazingly beautiful canyon. Overnight in a tent camp on the bank of the river.
200 km by car
After the breakfast we depart further to the east. The road climbs higher and leads to Alpine meadows. Then we go over the pass to the valley of Arabel River. There is endless valley with many lakes at an altitude of 3700-3800 meters asl. Their sizes range from tens of meters to several kilometers in diameter. Valley is surrounded by mountains with glaciers. We walk around the lakes, have lunch and descend through Barskaun pass to Issyk-Kul Lake. Overnight in the guest house. Shower or bath (optional)..
350 km by car. Breakfast in the guest house. Departure towards Bishkek city. On our way, we can do a stop and walk through "Fairy Tale" canyon with multi-colored rocks of fantastic shapes. Then we have free time laying on the sandy beach of Issyk-Kul Lake. The road passes through Ortho-Tokoy reservoir. Here it is possible to meet the camels. Further, through Boom gorge to Bishkek, where is the end of our journey.
30 km by car. Transfer to Manas airport.