3 Days Trekking Tour to Song-Kol Lake
Embark on a thrilling 3-day journey through Kyrgyzstan's breathtaking landscapes. Traverse verdant pastures, scale towering mountain passes, and marvel at the tranquil beauty of Song-Kol Lake.
Experience the nomadic lifestyle, finding solace in traditional yurts and engaging with local shepherds. This intimate interaction offers a unique glimpse into the rich Kyrgyz culture.
The adventure peaks with a scenic hike through the Tuz-Ashuu Pass, rewarding you with panoramic views. Conclude your journey with a family home stay, savoring the warmth of Kyrgyz hospitality.
After breakfast at Kochkor head west to the Kochkor – Jumgal road. Follow the road by car to the Kyzart Pass, where your guide team welcome you. Start your trekking tour with crossing the Kyzyl-Kiya jailoo, an enormous, relatively flat sea of grass. Continue over the Chaar-Archa Pass (3 061 m) into the Chaar-Archa Valley and eat a tasty lunch by the racing river, with views of holy 4400 m Baba-Ata Mountain. Sated, ford the river and follow the trail over verdant hills to Kilemche Jailoo. The name means “like a carpet,” and this swathe of grass covers whole mountain ranges, with shadings as subtle as any shyrdak (shyrdak is a Kyrgyz felt carpet). Dine and sleep in a yurt, naturally.
After breakfast at Kilemche, spend the morning climbing to Jalgyz Karagai pass (3400 m), over the Song-Kol Mountains and into the lake’s basin. The morning climb affords wonderful views of Kilemche jailoo, and the pass itself is rocky and exciting. From the pass, Song-Kol is still distant, but as you traipse down the slopes, it gets larger and larger; the mountains on the other side get higher and higher, until finally the lake fills most of your field of view and the southern mountains tower above it. After lunch at Jaman Echki, follow the lakeshore west to the yurt at Tuz-Ashuu. Upon arrival meet your host family of Kyrgyz shepherds. Meals and overnight are in a yurt of shepherds.
Last breakfast in Song-Kol Jailoo and leave to Kyzart village via Tuz-Ashuu Pass. The pass opens you spectacular panoramic view to Jumgal valley and behind the Song-Kol valley. Say “Goodbye Song-Kol” and trek down to the village where your lunch will be waiting for you in family home stay. After lunch in the home stay and transfer for Kochkor village. Accommodation and dinner in the home stay.
- Accommodation according the program (home stays, guest houses and yurt camps)
- Meals during tour (2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners), except alcoholic drinks
- Transport services,
- Visiting cultural/historical places and entrance fees
- Cultural events and show according to the program
- 3 days trekking tour to Song-Kol lake
- Accommodation and meals at cafes in Bishkek
- single supplement
- English speaking touring guide
- personal expenses; activities out of program
- travel insurance
- international air fare
- horse riding
- boat trip