Biking over the mountains
Follow the legend of Issik Kul: Many Kyrgyz remember the legend about the girl of Issik kul and her two admires Ulan and Santash. She liked both men, but she could not make a choice… Ulan and Santash agreed to fight for her, and with huge armies they fought so strongly for this beautiful girl of the mountains that they both perished. The armies cried and their tears filled a big basin… Lake Issik Kul. Till today the many colours of the rivers which flow into the Lake symbolize the tears they all cried… and this huge dent is filled with warm thermal, salty water, if never freezes in winter and is the oasis of Kyrgyzstan. Lined with small holiday-camps on the shores and surrounded by snow-topped mountains. This second biggest mountain lake and on the earth ( situated at an altitude of 3016m) is the “Pearl of Kyrgyzstan”.
If from one side of the Lake Santash blows a wind, definitely Ulan will answer with even stronger winds, the legend goes on…
Season: June-September, standard size of group between 4-12 persons, more is possible.
Duration: The total duration of this biking tour is 18 days, the group will be accompanied by a motor-bike, 4-WD or 6-WD, guide and cook.
|Day 1:||Arrival in Bishkek, sightseeing and overnight.|
|Day 2:||Preparation for the tour by cycling around Bishkek, acclimatization.|
|Day 3:||From Bishkek to the Boom Canyon, 140 km, including visit to Burana Tower.|
|Day 4:||Cycle from the Boom Canyon to Cholpon Ata, visit petroglyphs, 130 km.|
|Day 5:||Along the Issik Kul Lake further to Tjup village, 120 km.|
|Day 6:||From Tjup to the San Tash Lake, 80 km (crossing San Tash Pass, 2300m).|
|Day 7:||From the San Tash Lake go up along the Karkara River / Canyon, 60 km (crossing pass 3000m)|
|Day 8:||Down to the sary Jaz River and the Echkili Tash military checkpoint, 70 km.|
|Day 9:||Further along the Sary Jaz River, cross the Chon Ashuu Pass (3822m), down to Turgen Valley, 100 km.|
|Day 10:||One day reserve.|
|Day 11:||From Turgen valley further down to Karakol town, 90 km.|
|Day 12:||From Karakol town to the Jeti Oguz Canyon/River, place of the thermal water, 60 km.|
|Day 13:||From the Jeti Oguz to Tosor village, near the Issik Kul Lake (beach), 100 km.|
|Day 14:||From Tosor village to Bokonbaevo village and Canyon, 90 km.|
|Day 15:||From Bokonbaevo to Kochkor village, 120 km.|
|Day 16:||From Kochkor to the Boom Canyon, cross the Kybaki Pass (2000m), 70km.|
|Day 17:||From the Boom Canyon to Bishkek, 140 km.|
|Day 18:||Departure from Bishkek to the Airport Manas , fly home.|
Possibility of change the combination of program.