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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 (English)
+996 772 802805 (English)
+996 555 913245 (German)
+996 700 584245 (English)


Two week tour in Tong with 3 days trekking and some day hikes

Date: 06/07 – 20/7, 03/08  - 17/08 and 22/08 – 05/09 2018.

Price 1295 euro p.p. if 4 or more participants

On this tour you will travel through the beautiful mountains and alpine pastures of Kyrgyzstan. You will encounter the culture and experience the everyday life of the nomads in Kyrgyzstan. Sleep in yurts, the felt tent houses of the nomadic herdsmen and in a mountain lodge. From the yurt camps you can hike into the high mountains accompanied by a guide. In the evening you will return to the yurt camp so you decide for yourself how far you would like to go. And if you want to stay put in the yurt camp and watch daily life that is no problem.

During the three trekking days you will walk from Temir-Kanat to Tosor or the other way around. This hike is reasonably challenging. Your walk will be through a hilly area at an altitude of between 2,200- 2,400m. On the third day of the trek you will arrive at Sonun yurt camp or Temir-Kanat yurt camp. Whilst the trekking you will sleep in small tents that will be carried on horseback, as will your luggage. An interpreter, guide and horsemen will accompany you.

In the beginning of your trip you will make a day hike in the canyons of Boom valley. Also it is possible to walk part of the route to Tuura-suu, our other yurt camps that you will visit during this tour. In Sonun you can go swimming or hike in the badlands.

In Bishkek your accommodation is in a nice friendly hotel, and in the countryside you will spend the nights in family-run yurt camps. During the whole tour you will be accompanied by an English or German speaking interpreter.

This tour suits people who are interested in the nomadic way of life and the culture of the Kyrgyz people. For the hikes you need to be in good physical condition. About 4-6 hours walking a day in mountainous terrain should be within your abilities. You need to be a little adventurous and not to expect luxury.


Day 1 Departure from your local airport.

Day 2 Arrival at Manas Airport where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Free until lunch and then sightseeing in the afternoon. Accommodation in Umai hotel (or similar).

Day 3 Day trip Ala-Archa National Park, about 40 km south east of Bishkek. Hiking along the trail to the waterfalls of the Ala-Archa river, a rather strenuous hike. The flora in this park is very rich and many species typical for this habitat can be found. Picnic lunch, stay in hotel.

Day 4 By car to Boom and 4-5 hours hiking there in the Konorchok canyons with red aeolian (wind) outcroppings (about 4- 5 hours). Driving to Kara-Tala and stay with a local family.

Day 5 To the yurt camp Tuura-Suu at 2,200m. First part by car last part hiking (10-15 km) along a small river up to the yurt camp. Stay in yurt.

Day 6 Day in Tuura-Suu, visit village, horse riding and/or hiking. Stay in yurt.

Day 7 From Tuura- Suu through the Kongur-Ölong valley, well known for its flora and fauna, to the yurt camp Temir-Kanat at 2,450m. Last part up to the yurt camp hiking again. Stay in yurt.

Day 8 Day in the yurt camp Temir-Kanat, hiking and/or horse-riding in the mountains. Stay in yurt.

Days 9-10 Trekking over alpine meadows, crossing a high pass of 2,700m. Luggage on horseback, overnight stay in tents. 4-6 hours hiking a day.

Day 11 Arrive in Tosor canyon (alt 2,100m). Half day hiking to the place where the minibus can come to bring you to the yurt camp Sonun by the lake. Stay in yurt.

Day 12 Day in yurt camp Sonun, located in a dry semi-dessert area. You can swim, go for a hike in the badlands or learn to cook a Kyrgyz meal. Stay in yurt.

Day 13 From Sonun by car to Kemin valley. This long valley itself lies at altitudes of between 1400m and 2,800m above sea level. It has verdant pastures, woodland (of Tien Shan firs), several mountain lakes and spectacular views of the mountains. Stay in a B&B.

Day 14 By car back to Bishkek, stop to visit the Burana tower, a remnant of an important city on the Great Silk Road. Stay in hotel.

Day 15 Transfer to the airport for departure.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, it might be necessary to make small changes in the program. We ask for your understanding.

The price includes, from arrival at until departure from Manas Airport, everything except flight, visa (if required), insurance, alcoholic and bottled beverages.

For bookings of 4, or more, persons we offer a 5% discount.

Should there are less than 4 participants for this tour, you will be requested to pay an additional fee to take this tour individually or with a small group.

Kyrgyzstan is a land full of beautiful experiences and wonders unique...
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Kyrgyz nomadic culture

This 2-week tour is for people who like horse riding
but have not got enough experience yet.

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