Adventure Cycling in Kyrgyzstan

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Bishkek – Suusamyr – Son-Kul Lake – Naryn – Issyk-Kul Lake –Bishkek.

 

This adventure cycling tour in Kyrgyzstan is one like no other, in the sheer diversity it offers covering the Tian Shan mountains of Central Asia and culminating on the banks of the second largest saline lake in the world – the Issyk Kul. We’ll be biking over parts of the Silk route, up and over 6 mountain passes, following ancient rivers as they cut through the expansive meadows and rocky mountains.

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  • Date Activity
    August 9, 2020
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  • Group Size Medium Group
    10-15
All about the Adventure Cycling in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan is an adventure destination like no other in the sheer diversity it offers. This 16 day journey takes you through the Tian Shan mountains of Central Asia and culminates on the banks of the second largest saline lake in the world – the Issyk Kul. Bike over parts of the Silk route, up and over 6 passes going upto 3900m, follow ancient rivers as they cut through the expansive meadows and rocky mountains and relax at the Jyli Suu hot springs and on the banks of Song Kul, Teshik Kul and Issyk Kul Lakes.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Twin accommodation in the hotels and guest houses
  • 4-5 people of the same gender, accommodation in yurt camps
  • Minibus for city sightseeing and airport transfers
  • Cross country vehicle (truck bus) URAL during the whole bike itinerary
  • Meals as detailed
  • English speaking local guide
  • 3 lead riders
  • Mechanic support
  • Workman / Cook
  • Formalities: excursions + entrance fees
  • Mountain Bike hire
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Air tickets
  • Kyrgyz visa fee, to be paid individually while applying online
  • Safety Fee for the bikes (refundable) USD 300 per bike
  • Extra airport transfers (in addition to the transfers already included): USD 120 per car.
  • Personal equipment: sleeping bags and mats, clothes, sunglasses etc.
  • Alcohol beverages etc
  • Trip Insurance
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather/landslides/road conditions/any other circumstances beyond our control
  • Anything not mentioned above
  1. Day 01: 9th Aug 2020 Arrival in Bishkek

    Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

    We meet you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Lunch and dinner at a local restaurant and sightseeing in the city.

  2. Day 02: 10th Aug 2020 Bishkek

    Distance: 35 km

    Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

    Today we prepare our bikes and ride up to Oruu-Say Ski Base (1600m) and bike back to Bishkek. Dinner at a local restaurant.

  3. Day 03: 11th Aug 2020 Bishkek – Suusamyr

    Distance: 50 km

    Accommodation: Tent

    Our first real biking day in the wilderness. We bike from Bishkek to the expansive meadows of Suusamyr (2025m). Tent camp at the confluence of the Karakol and Kekemeren Rivers.

  4. Day 04: 12th Aug 2020 Suusamyr – Karakol Pass

    Distance: 40 km

    Accommodation: Tent

    We bike along the Karakol River (2820m) all day today. We camp at the base of the Karakol Pass (3452m).

  5. Day 05: 13th Aug 2020 Karakol Pass - Djumgal River

    Distance: 35 km

    Accommodation: Tent

    We transfer by vehicle to Kyz Art Pass (2664m) and then bike over the Chara Archa Pass (3061m) to the Djumgal River (2800m). Bike 35km. Camp overnight in tents.

  6. Day 06: 14th Aug 2020 Djumgal River – Song Kul

    Distance: 50 km

    Accommodation: Yurt Inn

    We bike over the Tuez Ashu Pass (3229 m)  to Song Kul Lake (3021m). Overnight in Yurts.

  7. Day 07: 15th Aug 2020 Song Kul Lake

    Distance: 40km

    Accommodation: Tent

    Bike along the lake to reach Kokjerty River via Terskey Torpok Pass (3133m).

  8. Day 08: 16th Aug 2020 Song Kul - Naryn

    Distance: 50 km

    Accommodation: Guest House

    We leave the Lake today to bike to the city of Naryn along country roads.

  9. Day 09: 17th Aug 2020 Naryn – Kara-Kaman River

    Distance: 70 km

    Accommodation: Tent

    Today is our longest distance covered. We leave Naryn city and follow the Naryn & Kichi Naryn rivers to get to the Sary-Kungey gorge and onward to the Kara-Kaman river. We camp next to the banks of the river (2200m).

  10. Day 10: 18th Aug 2020 Kara-Kaman River – Jyli-Suu springs

    Distance: 40 km

    Accommodation: Tent

    Today we bike along the Balgart river (2725m) and Jyli-Suu River (2947m) to the Jyli-Suu hot springs.

  11. Day 11: 19th Aug 2020 Teshik-Kol Lake

    Accommodation: Tent

    Today we go on a circular bike ride or hiking to Teshik-Kol Lake (3504m) about 5km from Jyli-Suu springs. We then bike to Uchemchek River (approx 3451m).

  12. Day 12: 20th Aug 2020 Teshik-Kol Lake – Tamga Village

    Distance:  50 km

    Accommodation: Guest House

    Bike along Uchemchek and Tosor Rivers via the Tosor Pass (3893m) to Tamga Village. Tosor Pass is the highest altitude we reach on this trip. Tamga village on the banks of the Issyk Kul Lake is a welcome sight.

  13. Day 13: 21st Aug 2020 Tamga Village

    Accommodation: Guest House

    Rest day on the shore of Lake Issyk-Kul. It is the second largest saline lake in the world after the Caspian Sea, Fed by most of the rivers we cycled along, this lake is 182 km long and 60km wide.

  14. Day 14: 22nd Aug 2020 Tamga Village - Bishkek

    Distance: Drive 310 km

    Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

    Transfer by car to Bishkek (310km). Overnight in Hotel in Bishkek.

  15. Day 15: 23rd Aug 2020 Bishkek

    Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

    Last minute shopping, sightseeing etc. in Bishkek, Overnight in Hotel.

  16. Day 16: 24th Aug 2020 Departure

    Transfer to Bishkek Airport (40km, approx. 40min drive.). Trip Ends. We fly back to Delhi.

Surreal landscapes!

River valleys amidst jagged mountain ranges

Song-kul yurt camps

Tuez Ashu Pass

from the banks of the Issyk-kul lake

River valleys amidst jagged mountain ranges

The majestic Issyk-kul - the 2nd largest saline lake in the world, after the Caspian sea

Double & single tracks all the way!

River valleys amidst jagged mountain ranges

An incredibly diverse landscape!

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