BEST HIKING AND TREKKING TOURS IN KYRGYZSTAN
Kyrgyzstan is one of the best countries for trekking and hiking. 90% of the country's land is preoccupied with mighty mountains, stunning gorges, and some of the most picturesque valleys. The good weather and hospitality of local people are powerful factors that make hiking and trekking tours in Kyrgyzstan so attractive.
As a citizen of Kyrgyzstan, I realize that loads of foreigners are eager to explore the country and find out more about the best hiking and trekking tours in Kyrgyzstan. Therefore, I prepared this ultimate guide to hiking and trekking in Kyrgyzstan. All Kyrgyzstan trekking and hiking tours are tailor-made and led by me.
Before giving you more information regarding hiking and trekking tours in Kyrgyzstan by ProBackpacker, let me give you some basic and necessary information regarding the Kyrgyzstan tours.
BEST TIME FOR HIKING AND TREKKING IN KYRGYZSTAN
June to September are the best months for participating in trekking and hiking tours in Kyrgyzstan. Even though Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan warms up in May, mountain valleys, hiking, and trekking trails in Kyrgyzstan are still very cold in spring.
There is still a lot of snow in the mountain passes. Passing through a gorge or climbing a high mountain might be very dangerous if a snowy storm catches you on the way. A mountain doesn't have to be high to be dangerous. Bad weather is the worst enemy during trekking and hiking in Kyrgyzstan. This is why the best time for hiking and trekking tours in Kyrgyzstan is from the middle of June to September. Thus, you have full four months to book different trekking and hiking tours in Kyrgyzstan.
TREKKING TOUR FROM JETI OGUZ TO ALTYN ARASHAN
The "Conquerors of the Heights" trekking tour in Kyrgyzstan is among the most popular hiking and trekking tours in the mountainous country. This guided trekking tour in Kyrgyzstan starts in Jeti Oguz and finishes in the hot springs of Altyn-Arashan.
After personally completing this trek, I decided to make the "Conquerors of the Heights" trek famous. I want more people from all corners of the world to experience hiking and trekking on this trail in Kyrgyzstan.
This hiking and trekking tour in Kyrgyzstan is particularly awesome because it lets you see all the natural beauties of the country. While hiking and trekking on the "Conquerors of the Heights" trekking tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will enjoy unforgettable and unrepeatable views of green valleys, fast and broad rivers, high alpine trees, stunning gorges, mighty mountains, high peaks, and glacial lakes.
If you are looking for the best hiking and trekking tours in Kyrgyzstan, then you should choose "Conquerors of the Heights". This is an all-in-one hiking and trekking tour in Kyrgyzstan that will be ingrained in your memory forever.
The approximate duration of this hiking and trekking tour is 8 days. Within this time, we will have great adventures in the most picturesque places in Kyrgyzstan. "Conquerors of the Heights" hiking and trekking tour in Kyrgyzstan will show such beautiful places as Karakol, Jeti Oguz Resort, Jeti Oguz valley, Teleti Pass, Karakol valley, Sirot Hut (Sirota Camp), Ala Kul lake, Altyn Arashan, and Issyk Kul lake.
The "Conquerors of the Heights" hiking and trekking tour in Kyrgyzstan is not the easiest trek. It is not a daily hike for lazy people. This trekking and hiking tour in Kyrgyzstan is aimed to show you the best places in the country within a short period of time. It is a very adventurous tour that will let you return home with great stories.
HIKING AND TREKKING TOUR TO PEAK UCHITEL
If you are looking for the best hiking and trekking tours in Kyrgyzstan that will be short, but at the same time, contain elements of hiking, trekking, and mountaineering, then the "On The Top of Peak Uchitel" trek should be your ideal choice.
At the start of this hiking and trekking tour in Kyrgyzstan, we will enter the famous Ala Archa Nationa Park. We will hike toward the beautiful Ak-Sai waterfall. After having a delicious picnic near the waterfall, we will continue hiking to Ratsek Hut (Ratsek Camp), a base camp for alpinists who climb nearby mountains.
After reaching Ratsek Hut which is located at the height of 3500 meters above sea level, we will spend a couple of days acclimatizing. On the right day, we will ascend Uchitel Peak (4545 m), which is one of the highest mountains in Kyrgyzstan that doesn't require professional equipment and experience.
"On the Top of Peak Uchitel" hiking and trekking tour in Kyrgyzstan is good for avid hikers, trekkers, and mountaineers. Even if you don't have any prior experience in mountain climbing, you will be able to climb Peak Uchitel with my guidance and assistance. Plus, climbing the mountain with a helpful group of other tourists will definitely ease the process.
This hiking and trekking tour is of moderate difficulty. It will definitely not suit lazy people who prefer eating sandwiches near a river. However, if you look for a hiking and trekking tour in Kyrgyzstan that would provide you with adventures, adrenaline, activity, and new experiences, then "On The Top of Peak Uchitel" is the right tour for you.
AK-SUU TRAVERSE HIKING AND TREKKING TOUR
Ak-Suu Traverse (Transverse) trekking and hiking tour in Kyrgyzstan is the same as the "Conquerors of the Heights" trekking tour, but longer and more difficult. This trekking and hiking tour is 109 km long. It starts in Jyrgalan and finishes in Jeti Oguz. Plus, Ak-Suu Transverse (Traverse) hiking and trekking tour will require at least 8 days to complete.
This tour is one of the most fulfilling and adventurous trekking and hiking tours in Kyrgyzstan. On this trekking tour, you will pass Jyrgalan Village, Terim-Tor Bulak Valley, Boz-Uchuk Ashuu Pass, Boz-Uchuk Lakes, Ak-Suu Almaluu, Jergez and Aylanysh valleys, Aylanysh Pass, Altyn Arashan, Keldike Valley, Ala Kul Pass, Ala Kul lake, Karakol Valley, Teleti Pass, Jeti Oguz Valley, and Jeti Oguz resort.
Ak-Suu transverse is the ultimate hiking and trekking tour in Kyrgyzstan that will test your will. This hiking and trekking tour in Kyrgyzstan is suitable for people with a good fitness level. It doesn't require any prior hiking and trekking experience.
ESSENTIALS ON HIKING AND TREKKING TOURS IN KYRGYZSTAN
While booking your hiking and trekking tour in Kyrgyzstan from ProBackpacker, you will be provided with important essentials that will be included in your tour. Here is a list of these essentials and a short description of each of them.
TRANSFERS TO/FROM TREKKING TRAILHEADS
You will be picked up by your personal driver in Bishkek and taken to the trailhead (a starting point of our trekking tour). We will have a comfortable bus that will take us to all the necessary starting points on our hiking and trekking tours in Kyrgyzstan.
PRIVATE COOK AND DAILY MEALS
On our hiking and trekking tours in Kyrgyzstan, we will have a private cook who will prepare for us delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Every evening, we will have campfire dinners accompanied by great storytelling. We will take into account your dietary preferences (kosher, halal, vegetarian, etc.)
PORTERS FOR TOUR EQUIPMENT
On our hiking and trekking tours in Kyrgyzstan, we will have hardworking and fast porters who will carry the tour equipment such as tents, sleeping bags, and other essentials. Porters don't carry the personal belongings of the tourists.
CHOOSING THE BEST HIKING AND TREKKING TOUR IN KYRGYZSTAN
Each of the tours mentioned in this blog post contains more detailed information on their dedicated pages. You can go through the links in this article and learn more about the best trekking and hiking tours in Kyrgyzstan. Thus, you can easily select the best tour that suits your preferences, fitness level, and available time.
If you have any questions or would like to add or edit some routes on the treks, you can easily contact me. Also, if you hesitate regarding a certain hiking and trekking tour in Kyrgyzstan, please, contact me and I will provide you with more information.
UNGUIDED HIKING AND TREKKING IN KYRGYZSTAN ARE DANGEROUS
Keep in mind that hiking and trekking in Kyrgyzstan are very dangerous. First, there is a big likelihood that you will get lost in one of the valleys, forests, or mountains. Maps.me and all other GPS applications don't contain any hiking and trekking routes in Kyrgyzstan. As soon as you enter Jeti Oguz valley, your mobile network Internet will shut down and reappear only in Ak Suu city.
GETTING LOST IN KYRGYZSTAN WILDERNESS
Thus, while hiking and trekking in Kyrgyzstan without a tour and a guide, you will be fully isolated. This can lead to bad consequences. I have heard stories of unguided tourists getting lost in the wilderness of Kyrgyzstan. Only with the alert of their relatives and friends, Kyrgyzstan rescue teams were able to find them and save their lives.
WILD AND DANGEROUS ANIMALS
If you decide to hike and trek in Kyrgyzstan without a guidance of a tour company, you will likely encounter very dangerous and ferocious animals such as bears and wolves. Attacks of wild animals in the Kyrgyzstan mountains are frequent. Usually, they happen with solo and unguided tourists who decided to make a long trek without any guidance and assistance from a local company. This is why you should be on a guided trekking tour.
I INVITE YOU TO GREAT ADVENTURES IN KYRGYZSTAN
I am the founder of ProBackpacker, the adventure travel tours company that organizes and lead adventurous travel tours in loads of countries around the world. I dedicate months from June to September to Kyrgyzstan, and will personally organize and lead hiking and trekking tours to the country's most picturesque places.
If you are interested in some of the best hiking and trekking tours in Kyrgyzstan and wish to reserve your spot, please contact me and I will include you in our team. If on the other, you still hesitate about which tour is best for you, please contact me too and I will answer your questions and help you select the best tour according to your preferences. I am looking forward to seeing you on our next hiking and trekking tour in Kyrgyzstan.
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