T-4. Wildlife and life in the Tien-Shan mountains
Itinerary:
Bishkek - Ala-Archa - Bishkek - Burana - Yurt camp (Issyk-Kul) - Tosor - Chunkur-Kel - Barskoon - Dyungyurem - Juuku - Juukuchak - yurt camp - Bishkek
Duration: 14 days
Best season: June - August
Accommodation: hotels, tents, yurts
Tour grade: moderate

The program begins in Bishkek – the capital of Kyrgyzstan. Before trekking you’ll visit the Natural Park Ala-Archa. Next we set off towards Issyk-Kul Lake, “the pearl of Tien-Shan”, surrounded by Majestic Terskey and Kungey Ala-Too Ranges and spend a night in the yurt camp at the lakeside. There is Terskey Ala-Too Range on the South shore of Issyk-Kul Lake. The range spread with length of 350 km. Its northern slope are cut through by deep gorges and covered by fir-trees and juniper. Southern slopes are gentler, with lost of alpine meadows and lakes. In this place you can see real shepherd’s life. After trekking you’ll relax on the Issyk-Kul shore.

Itinerary
Day 1
Meeting in airport, transfer to hotel, rest, late breakfast, city-tour, accommodation in hotel.
Bishkek
Day 2
Transfer to the Natural Park Ala-Archa, hiking to the waterfall, return to Bishkek, accommodation in hotel.
Natural Park Ala-Archa
Day 3
Transfer to the southern shore of Issyk-Kul lake, en the rout visiting Burana Tower, accommodation in yurt camp “Quiet Bay”.
Issyk-Kul lake
Day 4
Transfer to the trek start point Tosor gorge, trek up along Tosor gorge over Tosor pass (3893 m) to Ashulutebe gorge, trek over Keregetash pass (3684 m), camping near Chungurkul lake, camping.
Tosor gorge.
Day 5
Trek over Sary-Moinok pass (3745 m) to Barskoon gorge, camping.

Day 6-7
Trek over Dungureme pass (3773 m) to Dungureme gorge, camping.

Day 8
Trek down along Dungurome gorge to confluence with Juuku gorge, half day rest, camping.

Day 9
Radial trek to Dzashik’s lakes and Juuku pass, return to the camp, camping.

Day 10
Trek down along Djuuku gorge to confluence with Ashuu-Kashka-Suu gorge, camping.

Day 11
Trek down along Djuuku gorge to confluence with Djuukuchak gorge, radial trek to hot spring, camping.
Juukuchak gorge.
Day 12
Transfer to the shore of Issyk-Kul lake, accommodation in the yurt camp, rest.
Issyk-Kul lake
Day 13
Rest, after lunch transfer to Bishkek, accommodation in hotel.
Issyk-Kul lake
Day 14
Visiting bazaar to buying souvenirs, rest, farewell dinner in the restaurant with folklore ensemble performance, accommodation in hotel.
Bishkek
Day 15
Transfer to the airport, departure.


Level of difficulty.
This tour can be recommended for the people who are able to make long walks and passes for 5-7 hours a day..
Conditions: You must take warm clothes , hiking boots, raincoat, sunprotective cream, a hat from the sun, sleeping suck.
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