Season: July — August
from $1450 USD per person.
Kyrgyzstan has a wealth of nomadic traditions plus some of the most beautiful mountains in Central Asia: the celebrated Tian Shan, the traditional mountain homeland of the Kyrgyz and Kazakh people, who have a colorful history of nomadic wanderings. Our trek focuses on the Kyrgyz-Alatau section of the northern range of the Tien-Shan. A continuous wall of ice and rock forms the central portion of the range, crowned by Semenov-Tien-Shanski (4895m), the highest peak in the region. The trek takes us along alpine flatlands, grassy hills choked with pretty wildflowers, through forests of unique Tien-Shan blue fir trees, and close to stunning glaciers. As we hike along the deep Alamedin, and Tuyuk gorges, we’ll keep to the tracks beaten by sheep and horses that are taken to high altitude summer pastures by local Kyrgyz shepherds. On trek we’ll gain insights into the lifestyle of these local nomads who have grazed their flocks here since ancient times. Hospitable and friendly, they will welcome us to their summer huts (called yurts) and persuade us to try kumyz, the national fermented drink made of mare’s milk, and airan (a yogurt-like dairy product).
The gorges are laced by great summits whose glaciers feed numerous rivers, both large and small, with crystal clear water. We cross the range twice: via Alamedin pass (3964m) and Tuyuk Pass (4004m). We have good chances to see the diverse wildlife, including mountain turkey, mountain hen, golden eagle, mountain sheep, goat, and perhaps even a rare snow leopard.
Program of the tour “Along the Nomad’s trails in North Tien-Shan”
Preis der Tour “Along the Nomad’s trails in North Tien-Shan” in USD
The program price includes:
• Guide services
• All transfers according to the program
• Full meals according to the program
• Porter services
• Accommodation in Bishkek in a hotel in double rooms
• Accommodation in Sonkul in yurts
• Accommodation during trekking in double trekking tents
Price doesn’t include:
• Personal expenses
• International flights
• Deviations from the main program
Moving is carried out:
In Bishkek, in a guest house.
In cities, during trips and in base camps — three meals a day.