Trekking in Kyrgyzstan: Trek 06
Activity: Trekking tour
Duration: 9 days
Day 1: Today we will transport you from Barskoon to Jyrgalang Village of Kyrgyzstan by car. Distance between these two spots is 150 km, so it will take about 3-4 hours. In Jyrgalang Village we meet our horseman with horses for you. After lunch we will departure and cross Kyzylmoinok Pass and have a descent to the Tup Valley along the Tup River in Kyrgyzstan. During the tour you will cross the river 7-8 times and stay for a night of tour in Archator Valley of Kyrgyzstan.
Day 2: After a delicious breakfast we start our trekking tour and travel from Archator over Kyzyltor and Ashytor Pass (3649 m). You will have your lunch boxes with you. Here you will meet the local inhabitants, very kind and hospitable shepherds. You will taste mare's milk "kymyz," and see the real life of the Kyrgyz people. You will stay for the night of tour in tents.
Day 3: Trekking tour and travel over the top of the pass you will be astonished by the breathtaking mountains of Khan-Tengry and Pobeda Peaks. Then you will pass Uchkungoi Valley.
Day 4: Trekking tour and travel from Uchkungoi over Echkilitash canyon along the Saryjaz River. Here you find beautiful mountain lakes and pastures. Staying for the night of tour is organized in shepherds' dwelling.
Day 5: After a delicious breakfast we start our trekking tour along the river and then you will go up to Tuz pass (4001m). The lunch will be organized "on the horse's mane" on the tour way. Distance: 25-30 km. Time: 5-6 hours.
Day 6: Trekking tour over Tuz Pass and Staying for the night of tour is organized along Engilchek River in tent camp.
Day 7: Trekking tour to At-Jailoo (meadows) and mountain lake where you can see the Engilchek glacier. You will have your lunch boxes with you. All around you will see mountain flowers (edelweiss) which are the pride of our country, and the national flower of Switzerland.
Day 8: Trekking tour along the river Dunguromo and over Kaiyndy and again there are shepherds and yak's shepherds here. Distance: 25-30 km. Time: 5-6 hours. You will stay for the night of tour in tents
Day 9: After a wonderful breakfast we start our trekking tour over Kunan Pass. Having lunch at the other side of the pass you will drive back to Barskoon. In the village you will have a wonderful opportunity to enjoy warm relaxing bath in local thermal springs, admire the delicious dinner and sleep in a very cozy and comfortable guesthouse.
Kyrgyzstan: "At kojuu"
Kyrgyzstan: "Beshik toi"
Kyrgyzstan: "Bata beruu"
Nomad's culture, Kyrgyzstan
Respect for forefathers
The system of tribe being
Azhos, biys, manaps
Kyrgyzstan: Nomads' life
Tribalism in Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz way of life