Biking to Sonkul and Issyk-Kul

Best season: mid June – mid September

 

Day

Itinerary

Meals

Hotels

1

Bishkek.

Arrival in Bishkek, meet at the airport, transfer to the hotel. City sightseeing: the Art Museum. Lunch in a local restaurant and then continue with the city tour (Ala-Too square, Victory square, etc.). Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Hotel.

 

3* Hotel

2

Bishkek.

After breakfast prepare the bikes and transfer to Oruu-Say Ski Base (1600m). Bike back to Bishkek. Dinner at a local restaurant.  Overnight in Hotel.

B

3* Hotel

3

Bishkek – Suusamyr.

The first bike stage from Bishkek to Suusamyr (approx. 2025m). Tent camp at the confluence of the Karakol and Kekemeren Rivers .

B L D

Tent

4

Suusamyr – Karakol Pass

Bike along the Karakol River (approx. 2820m). Tent camp before the Karakol Pass (3452m).

B L D

Tent

5

Karakol Pass – Djumgal River.

Transfer by vehicle to Kyz Art Pass (2664m), then bike over the Chara Archa Pass (3061m) to the Djumgal River (2800m). Camp overnight in tents.

B L D

Tent

6

Djumgal River – Sonkul Lake.

Bike over the Tuez Ashu Pass (3229 m) to Song Kul Lake (3021m). Overnight in Yurts. Bike approx. 50km.

B L D

Yurt Inn

7

Sonkul Lake.

Bike along the lake to Kokjerty River via Terskey Torpok Pass (3133m). Overnight in tents.

B L D

Tent

8

Son-Kul Lake - Naryn.

Bike to Naryn along country roads. Altitudes: 1600 - 1800m. Overnight in Guest House.

B

Guest House

9

Naryn – Kara-Kaman River.

Naryn – Naryn river – Kichi Naryn river – Sary-Kungey gorge to Kara-Kaman river. Camp overnight in tents. Bike 70km. Altitudes during the day range from 2000m to 2600m.

B L D

Tent

10

Kara-Kaman River – Ju\yli-Suu springs.

Bike along the Balgart river (2725m) and Jyli-Suu River (2947m) to Jyli-Suu hot springs. Camp overnight in tents. Bike distance approx. 40km.

B L D

Tent

11

Teshik-Kol Lake.

Circular bike ride or hiking to Teshik-Kol Lake (3504m), about 5km from Jyli-Suu springs. Bike to Uchemchek River (approx 3451m).

B L D

Tent

12

Teshik-Kol Lake – Tamga Village

Bike along Uchemchek and Tosor Rivers via Tosor Pass (3893m) to Tamga Village. Overnight in Tamga Guest House. Bike distance approx. 50 km. Altitudes during the day range from 3900 - 2200m.

B L D

Guest House

13

Tamga Village.

Rest day on the shore of Lake Issyk-Kul. Overnight in Tamga Guest House.

B L D

Guest House

14

Tamga Village - Bishkek.

Transfer by vehicle to Bishkek (310km).  Pack bikes. Overnight in Hotel in Bishkek.

B

3* Hotel

15

Bishkek.

Breakfast at Hotel.  Free time for last minute shopping, sightseeing etc. Overnight in Hotel.

B

3* Hotel

16

Departure.

Transfer to Bishkek Airport (40km, approx. 40min drive.).  Departure.

B

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Notes:

  • Accommodation in any Yurt Inn is usually 3-4 persons of the same gender in a yurt, however if the Yurt Inn is not full when the group arrives, double occupancy may be arranged at no extra cost
  • Prices for 4* and 5* Hotels in Bishkek are available on request

 

Prices 2017:

Group of 4 people = USD 1555 per person

Group of 6 people = USD 1225 per person

Single supplement:  USD 125 per person per programme, available  in Bishkek and Tamga only

Price includes the following service:

  • Twin bedroom accommodation in the hotels and guest houses mentioned above – standard rooms
  • Accommodation in tents
  • Transport:

Minibus for airport transfers and for city tour

Cross Country vehicle GAZ-66/URAL/KAMAZ (depend on the group size)

  • Meals: according to the programme  
  •  Personnel:

 English speaking Bike Guide

  •  Cook
  •  All kitchen and dining utensils + gas at base camp
  •  Excursions + entrance fées

 

 

Service available at extra cost:

  • Kyrgyz visa support (if required) – USD 30 per person
  • Kyrgyz visa (if required) – USD 70 per person
  • Mountain Bike rental – USD 210 per bicycle per programme. Refundable deposit – USD 500 per bike
  • Horseback riding in the Son-Kul Lake area - USD 20 per horse
  • Folklore show in Bishkek – USD 150 per group

 

 

Payment
To guarantee booking, full payment for confirmed trips should be made 21 days prior the 1st day of the trip. Border permits should paid 6 weeks prior. Different  terms of payment may apply to particular trips. Failure to pay on time may result in full cancellation.

All service fees charged by banks or other financial institutions for payment processing must be paid by the sender.

Cancellations and charges
- There is no fee for changes or cancellations when made more than 21 days prior to arrival, but any actual expenses incurred relating to documents such as visa support, permits, or any other necessary official paperwork,  have to be paid for by the client;

- Refunds for mountain guide services may not be available and should be discussed on a case by case basis.

  • There is a fee '10% of ordered services' for changes or cancellations when made 15 to 21 days prior to arrival.
  • There is a fee '50% of ordered services' for cancellations when made 7 to 14 days prior to arrival.
  • There is a fee '100% of ordered services for cancellations when made less than 7 days prior to arrival.
  • Bike
  • Cargo rack
  • Panniers
  • Water bottles
  • Helmet
  • Head-Torch
  • Gloves
  • Personal cycling clothes (T-shirts, socks, pants, short-pants, shoes)
  • Bike repair kit and tools
  • Spare inner tubes
  • Bike pump
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat

 

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