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I had an amazing trip! A once in a lifetime experience, and memories I will cherish forever ... the entire experience from booking to trekking was exceptional, I couldn't expect higher standards.

Gabrielle Johnston | North Ryde, Australia

Kyrgyzstan and the Tian Shan Mountains

The Celestial (Tian Shan) Mountains dominate the small republic of Kyrgyzstan many of its peaks covered by eternal snows and alpine meadows. Explore this culturally rich country meeting local herders to learn about their traditional way of life and discover a land where people's lives are shaped by breathtaking sheer peaks, swift horses and majestic glaciers. Explore the lonely beauty of Son-Kul and Issyk-Kul Lakes, the latter the second largest alpine lake where the water never freezes, even in the depths of winter. Trek across a treeless mountain plateau with its verdant meadows used by shepherds in the summer months and ascend high into the mountains to Telety pass (3800m), Ala Kol Lake (3532m) and Ala Kol pass (3800m). Cultural immersion is also an important part of the experience and during the trip we learn the art of constructing a yurt with nomadic people and sample some kumis (fermented mares milk). If you are looking for an unforgettable experience exploring a remote country of blue lakes, green valleys and strong cultural traditions, this is the journey for you!

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Bishkek
DAY 2 Bishkek sightseeing
DAY 3 Transfer to Son Kul lake
DAY 4 Son Kul lake
DAY 5 Transfer to Issyk Kul lake
DAY 6 Jetty-Oguz gorge
DAYS 7/8 Trek Telety pass (3800m) (7hrs /day)
DAYS 9/11 Trekking to Ala Kol Lake (8hrs /day)
DAY 12 Transfer to Karakol
DAY 13 Cholpon-Ata
DAY 14 Transfer to Bishkek
DAY 15 In Bishkek, trip concludes

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Trip Code: NCM
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  15 days
Activities:  Trekking
Next Trip:  17 July 2017
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price: £1,890.00 GBP

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