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We can give our warm recommendations to anyone considering going to Kyrgyzstan in general, and with Ecotour in particular! We spent two weeks in some of Ecotour's yurt camps, and it was a highly memorable experience. Ecotour was very flexible and had arranged a programme that suited our wishes perfectly.

Tom & Karin Airaksinen
Stockholm, Sweden


46-A, Donskoy pereulok
720040 Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic


+996 557 802805 (Engels)

+996 700 584245 (Engels)

+996 772 802805 (Engels)

+996 555 913245 (Duits)

Difficult trekking with climbing Palatka Peak at 4.734 m over moraine and glaciers

Price: 4 people 1670-euro p.p.; 6 – 1340-euro p.p. 8 – 1220-euro p.p.

This 16 days program is suitable for adventurous hikers with a good physical condition and some experience in hiking in high mountain areas. Sometimes ropes and cramps will be used for safety reasons. After arriving in Bishkek, you will need some time to get used to the change in altitude. Therefore, we included a day hike in Ala Archa National Park and a hike in the Konorchok canyons before going to the east where the 8 days trekking will take place. You will also spend a night in one of the yurt camps and experience life of the Kyrgyz nomads. On the way back, you get stop in Cholpon-Ata, a lively town at the north side of Lake Issyk-Kul where you can go for a swim and/or visit the archeological open-air museum..

A very experienced guide and porters for your luggage will go with you. During the trekking you will spend the night in tents, so a warm sleeping bag and iso-mattrass is necessary. Transportation will be with own minibus, an English speaking guide also comes along.


Day 1: Departure from your home country.

Day 2: Arrival in Bishkek ,where you will be met by your guide/interpreter and transfer to Umai hotel. After some rest and lunch sightseeing Bishkek.

Day 3: Day trip to Ala-Archa National Park with a hike to the Ak-Say waterfall higher up the gorge. he flora in this park is very rich and many species typical of an Alpine habitat can be found. In the evening, we return to Bishkek. Stay in hotel..

Day 4: By car to the Boom gorge, 120 km from Bishkek. The name "Boom" means "evil spirit" – and the gorge acquired this name in recognition of the trials and tribulations it presented to anyone who tried to pass through. Here you turn into the Konorchok canyons for a hike of 4-5 hours. The weather-beaten rocks are shaped and carved by time, wind and water, with the use of some imagination they may turn into people, animals or castles of bizarre shapes and forms. Next drive to a small mountain village, Tuura-Suu, at 2,200m. In a remote valley on the south side of Issyk-Kul Lake. Stay in yurt camp.

Day 5: FomTuura-Suu to Karakol the stating point of the trekking. On the way a stop for a short hike in Skaska(meaning fairytale) in Russian. The sandstone cliffs of this miniature canyon have been weather-sculptured into an ensemble of fairy-castles, pillars and human forms and faces, ranging in color from deep red to bright orange and yellow. Stay in a hotel in Karakol.

Day 6: In the morning by minibus to Altyn-Arashan, a valley with hot springs and a small Soviet resort. We start walking until Eki-Chat where the Altyn-Arashan gorge splits. Hiking altitude is around 2,900m. Stay in tents.

Day 7: After breakfast we cross the river and gradually approach our peak. The trekking will be harder than the first day. We will pitch our tents not far from the glacier at 3,800m.

Day 8: Early departure today to trek over the Khatija pass (4,200m). We will use technical equipment (rope, crampons, etc.) to cross the pass. Stay in tentson the Sary-Chat glacier.

Day 9: Climbing today. Another early start. The height of the peak is 4,734m. We will climb about 550 m. to the top from where we have magnificent panoramic views. We descend back to the camp. Overnight in tents.

Day 10: After breakfast walk back to the first camp at Eki-Chatgorge. Stay in tents at an altitude of 2,900m.

Day 11: Continue walking down to the hot springs at Altyn-Araşan. It is possible to take a bath in the hot springs with water temperature ranging from 30°C up to 50 °C degrees. Stay in small, simple mountain hut.

Day 12: An extra day for unforeseen circumstances (bad weather etc.). Rest day with some hiking to lake Ala-Kol at 3,650m.

Day 13: Descend along the river to Ak-Suu (3-4 hours) here the car will wait to bring you back to Karakol. Stay in hotel.

Day 14: Along he north side of lake Issyk-Kul to Cholpon-Ata, a nice bathing resort where you can swim of visit a local museum. Stay in hotel.

Day 15: Drive back to Bishkek. In the afternoon time for some shopping and/or visit the Osh bazaar. Stay in hotel.

Day 16: Transfer to the airport and departure.


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