MOUNTAIN SKY TRAVEL Sky Travel

General information

Season

July-October

Duration

10 days / 9 nights

Price

$ 550 / 1390

level

Beginner

Description

The capital of Kyrgyzstan Bishkek is located in the Chui valley at the foot of the Kirghiz Range. The main ridge rises to 4000-4500 meters above sea level. Here you can see wide variety of natural landscapes. There are arid sandy canyons and evergreen spruce forests, as well as lakes, waterfalls, glaciers, alpine meadows and others.

We offer you a program that includes two modules. With a minimum of approach roads you can see two absolutely different areas. First - the amazing Komorchek canyons or Eolian rocks. Canyons occupy the eastern and quite a vast territory of Kyrgyz Ala-Too. They are distinguished by their bright red color. Kyrgyz red-colored complex of sedimentary rocks is made predominantly of clays, siltstones and sandstones. Color is caused by oxides of iron. These rocks are formed under the conditions of a dry climate and can be seen in some areas of Kyrgyzstan. Here, between Komorchek and Kyzylsu rivers nature has transformed mountains into a work of art. Dry, with specific types of drought-resistant vegetation, canyons seem to be an accumulation of fantastic dilapidated castles, ancient temples, modern skyscrapers, columns and spires. A short video about this place you can find in our video gallery on the main page or here: youtu.be/A9nygfaicJs

The second part of the journey begins in the gorges of great beauty with birch trees and spruce forests. You will pass two high mountain saddles, where you will see the magnificent panorama of the Kirghiz Ala-Too Mountains. Also, you will stop for the night on the bank of a mountain lake, walk on a real glacier and swim in the waterfall.

Between these hiking you will take a city tour in the modern capital of Kyrgyzstan. Experienced guide will show you all the main attractions, including the Asian market and gift shops. Also, you will know about the history of Kyrgyzstan and will visit the historical complex X-XI century Burana Tower.

Details

Automobile 150 km, 2 hours

Trek 5-8 km, 3-4 hours

Altitude 600-1700 m

Pick up at the airport "Manas" in Bishkek. Breakfast in the cafe in Bishkek city. Transfer to Boom canyon. Simple path in the beautiful canyon to the first eolian rocks. Fixing the camp, lunch. Walk through the red sandstone canyons. Overnight in the tent camp. There is no water, it is necessary to bring.

Walking 10 km, 5-7 hours

Altitude 1700-2300-1700 m

After breakfast we pack the luggage and use an invisible trail ascent to the Sulu-Terek pass (2320m). On the way you will have a bird's-eye view panorama of canyons. There is wonderful view of the top eolian rocks from the pass. Then the path descends into the valley of the Komorchek River. Overnight in the tent camp close to the clear mountain river.

Walking 5-20 km, 4-7 hours

Altitude 1700-2000-1700 m

Today, the whole day spent exploring the upper canyons - Skyscraper, Bobsled, the Grand Canyon. Overnight in the same camp.

Walking 12 km, 5-7 hours

Altitude 1700-2300-800 m

Automobile 150 km, 2 hours

After breakfast we will go up the Kok-Jar River. The trail passes through the picturesque gorge, sometimes you have to jump or wade a small river. A few hours later we leave the canyon to the alpine meadows. From here we will go by car to Bishkek city. Overnight at the hotel.

Visit the main attractions of Bishkek city: parks, museums, monuments, square, central department store, the Asian market.

Automobile 150 km, 2 hours

Walking 12 km, 4-5 hours

Altitude 800-1800-2500 m

First we will visit famous historical complex of the X-XI century - Burana with a watchtower. Inspection of the complex takes 1-2 hours. Then we continue our way to another valley of the Kirghiz Range - Shamsi. Soon we leave our car and walking along the mountain river through the fir forest. After lunch, we come to the tent camp site in the spruce forest on the banks of the river.

Walking 10 km, 6-8 hours

Altitude 2500-3600-2700 m

The trail goes up steeply to the pass. From here you will see a unique panorama of the Kyrgyz Ala-Too Mountains. After that we will have another small pass and a long descent to the lake. Here we will fix our tents.

Walking 10-15 km, 6-8 hours

Altitude 2700-3600-2700 m

Today we will go to the glaciers, where the river Kol-Tor is begins. Descent the same way. You can have a rest in the camp on this day.

Walking 15 km, 8-10 hours

Altitude 2700-3600-2200 m

Automobile 100 km, 2 hours

Today we will go to the glaciers, where the river Kol-Tor is begins. Descent the same way. You can have a rest in the camp on this day.

Automobile 30 km, 1hour

Transfer to the Airport.

Price

Season 2018. Per pax for a group from 4 people

Included:

  • All necessary permits, environmental fees, the permits and entrance fees according to the program;
  • Pick-up at the airport;
  • All transfers according to the program;
  • Accommodation - Hostel in Bishkek 3 night;
  • Mountain guide during the whole program.

Excluded:

  • International flights;     
  • Change program;
  • Personal expenses;
  • Insurance;
  • Accommodation in the field camp;
  • Meals;
  • Porter’s service;
  • Insurance.
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Season 2018. Per pax for a group from 4 people.

Included:

  • All necessary permits, environmental fees, the permits and entrance fees according to the program;
  • Pick-up at the airport;
  • All transfers according to the program;
  • Accommodation - Hotel in Bishkek 3 night, Tent Camp (twin based) during the trek 6 nights;
  • Meals - Full Board during whole tour;
  • Mountain guide during the whole program;
  • Porter’s service - оnly camp equipment (tents, food, gas, etc.).

Excluded:

  • International flights;     
  • Change program;
  • Personal expenses;
  • Insurance;
  • personal porters extra $15/kg the whole program;
  • Single supplement extra $ 150 the whole program.
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Important:

You should have insurance coverage for 30,000 US Dollars. The insurance should cover injured transportation.​

necessary equipment:

  • sleeping bag 3 seasons;
  • sleeping pad;
  • trekking shoes;
  • waterproof jackets and pants;
  • warm jackets and pants;
  • warm gloves and hats;
  • sunglasses;
  • sunscreen;
  • backpack 40-80 liters;

 

When choosing Small Package you should add the following equipment:

  • tent;
  • cookers;
  • products for trek (you can bay in the supermarket in Bishkek city);
  • gas cartridge  or gasoline for cooking.

buy gas can or gasoline for cooking.

 

It is recommended to bring:

  • sandals;
  • trekking poles.

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