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Kyrgyz-British Joint Company Dostuck-Trekking LTD


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Description DT - 14



Day 1. Meeting in airport, transfer to hotel, city-tour.
Arrival in airport “Manas” early morning, transfer to the hotel, short rest, late breakfast. At 13:00 excursion at Bishkek (visit Historical Museum, Central Square, Pobeda Square, Michael Frunze’s Museum). Excursion is finish at 17:00 near the hotel.
Bishkek is the capital of Kyrgyz Republic was founded in the end of XIX century. First name – Pishpek, and it called Frunze in USSR period. In 1991 it was renamed to Bishkek. City is located on the North of republic in the middle of Chu Valley near foothills of Kyrgyz Ala-Too. Population of Bishkek is above 1 million. In present, city is one of the prosperity cities in Central Asia. City has many historical monuments, museums and theatres – Frunze Museum, Historical Museum, Victory Square, Ala-Too Square, Fine Art Museum, Opera and Ballet Theatre, Erkindik Boulevard, Philharmonic.

Day 2. Trekking in Natural Park Ala - Archa (8 hours).
Departure is at 08:00. Transfer from Bishkek to the trek start point takes 1 hour. Today you'll have easy trek in the Nature Park of Ala-Archa. The offering route - waterfall in Ak-Say gorge. Trek up to the waterfall takes 3 hours. The lunch is organizing near waterfall in the forest, and then group return to alpine camp (duration 2 hours). Rest, excursion to memorial alpinist cemetery. At 17:30 the group gathering near the car for departure to Bishkek, return to the hotel, free time.
The National Natural Park "Ala-Archa" was founded in 1976; it is located in same name valley 35 km from Bishkek among mountains of Kyrgyz Range. The area is 19,4 thousands of hectares. Exclusive landscapes (forest, alpine meadows, mountains, glaciers, waterfalls) and simple access easiness are attracting here many people for rest, hiking, trekking, and ascending. In the time of Soviet Union the alp camp "Ala-Archa" disposed here, one of the most famous alpinist center.

Day 3. Transfer from Bishkek to Karakol (8 hours).
Departure from Bishkek at 9:00; transfer to Burana Tower, excursion. After excursion continue transfer and in an hour – organizing lunch at road side café. After lunch continue transfer to Karakol.
The Burana Tower is an architectural monument of the XI-th century. It is located 70 km from Bishkek. The Burana Tower was one of the first constructions of this type on the territory of Central Asia. The Minaret and the remains of the Serf Walls are the only witnesses of Karahanid's State capital Balasagyn, once existed there. One of the ways of The Great Silk Road passed through the town.
Issyk-Kul Lake is located on 1610 m above sea level, 170 km from Bishkek. There are Tien-Shan mountains around it. From Kyrgyz "Issyk-Kul" means "warm lake". The Lake is justify it's name, since big volume of warming water in summer time and salt water are make it non-freezing all over the year, nevertheless that the temperature of air is - 30°C degrees in winter. It is 180 km long, 70 km across, 702 m deep. Water temperature of the lake is + 24°C degrees in summer and not lower + 4°C degrees in winter. The transparent of this lake is setting it with cleanest lakes of the world. Among alpine lakes all over the world, Issyk-Kul is smaller by its size only with Titicaca Lake in South America, but by volume of water and depth isn't has equal. In period from May till September, the air temperature in area of water is warm up + 20°C +35°C degrees. The number of sunny days is reach 95% in this period, that is to allow make sun bathes almost everyday. Mountains around the lake are covered with fir-trees forests, higher forest zone are alpine meadows with variety of flowers and grass. At altitude above 4000m the zone of never-freeze ice begin, with summits higher than 5000m. Beautiful sandy beaches, variety of landscapes are allowed diversity rest - hiking, trekking, ascends, horse-treks, diving, sailing-tours and so on.

Day 4. Karakol city-tour, transfer to Inylche Valley 2500 m, At-Jailoo Base Camp (BLD)
Excursion is beginning in Museum of Nikolai Przhevalsky. The next place of excursion - is Dungan mosque. At the end of excursion – visit Troizckaya Orthodox Church. Lunch after excursion.

Karakol is biggest city, situated near the Issyk-Kul Lake. Karakol was named Przhevalsk in period 1889 - 1991, in honor of famous Russian traveler - explorer Nikolai Przhevalski. At present it is administrative center of Issyk-Kul region, it's population above 80 000. The sightseeing of Karakol: Nikolai Przhevalski Memorial, wooden Dungan Mosque, Orthodox Church. Karakol is well known by many travels of exploring Tien-Shan has started and starting at present time.
Memorial complex of Nikolai Przevalski was founded in 1894 in memory of famous Russian traveler - explorer Nikolai Przhevalski. Complex is located near Issyk-Kul Lake at 12 km from Karakol town. The area of the complex was located near the shore in period of foundation. The shore is gone out on few hundreds meters now. Memorial complex includes monument built in 1894 year, chapel and big orchard. Here, in the silent of beautiful orchard, the grave of famous traveler is situated.
Dungan Mosque the magnificent monument of the architecture of the XX century beginning that was built up without any single nail. The builders used the experience and the craftsmanship of the traditional Dungan wood architecture. Russian Orthodox Church located in the center of the town. It was built in 1895, and it is the most ancient Orthodox Church in Kyrgyzstan. It is also one of the biggest wooden buildings in Central Asia.
Russian Orthodox Church located in the center of the town. It was built in 1895, and it is the most ancient Orthodox Church in Kyrgyzstan. It is also one of the biggest wooden buildings in Central Asia.

After lunch, aperture from Karakol and in a 1,5 hour of driving we are in large beautiful Turgen-Aksu Gorge. This road comes to Inylchek Village and was built in 70-80 years. Driving up in the gorge about 4 hours. Organizing tent camp in green glade near At-Jailoo Gorge.

Day 5. At-Jailoo – Inylchek Glacier (camp 1), 18 km, 6-8 hours, 2900m (BLD).
At_jailoo_camp Trekking from At-Jailoo camp along Inylchek River to the clapper of Inylchek Glacier. The Inylchek Glacier is one in a largest mountain glaciers of the World. Extending 59 km in length with a width of over 3 km. The first outside to travel into the area and visit the glacier was the European Gotfrid Merzbaher in 1907 year. Path is along channel of the Inylchek River. Camp are located under pedestal of the Nancen Peak (5697 m) Overnight in tents.

Day 6. Inylchek Glacier (camp 1) – Putevodniy Glecier (camp 2), 10 km, 6-8 hours, 3100 m (BLD).
Traverse of the Nansen Peaks slope Trek up along left lateral moraine of South Inylchek Glacier to confluence with Putevodnyi Glacier. Trek across the glacier. One of the most difficult parts today (especially in the second part of the day) can be the crossing a wide stream situated closer to the right shore of the glacier. There is a big smooth sandy ground at the confluence of the right moraine of Putevodnyi Glacier and South Inylchek Glacier. Overnight in tents.

Day 7. Putevodni Glecier (camp 2) – Green Glade (camp 3), 10 km, 6-8 hours, 3400m (BLD).
Trekking up to  Zelenaia Poliana Trekking along flank moraine of the glacier to green meadow. The passage during this day is not difficult and short. In the second part of the day having rest. Green Glade the last grassy place in the area located just across the unique Merzbacher Lake. There is a small metal cabin comfortable for 4 persons and a large green area around which is flat enough for camping. Overnight in tents.

Day 8. Rest day, walking around (BLD).
This day will be for the rest. For people who are interested in beautiful views we suggest to make a walk to the Merzbaher Glade, where you can see the top of Khan-Tengri Peak. Coming up the the Glade in the region of not high peak you can see the Nothern Inylchek Valley and Merzbaher Lake.

Day 9. Green Glade (camp 3) – Komsomolskiy Glacier (camp 4), 10 km, 6-8 hours, 3800m (BLD).
Green Glade It is a long day of trekking surrounded with beautiful landscapes – snow, rocks and multi-colored ice – black, white and sometimes even striped, we cross ice streams The beginning of a trek are till a Shokalski Glecier, then turn on the left and go up to central moraine (red moraine) of the South Inylchek Glacier. The road along red moraine is not difficult and dungaree. Overnight in tents.

Day 10. Komsomolskiy Glacier (camp 4) – South Inylchek base camp, 8 km, 5-6hours, 4100m (BLD).
Trekking along Inylchek Glecier Trekking in this part of Tien-Shan is absolutely fabulous. During trek opens the beautiful panorama Centre Tien-Shan with Khan-Tengri Peak(7010 m) and more northeast seven thousandth of the World – Pobeda Peak (7439 m). The distinctive characteristic of the region is a great number of nameless peaks, unclimbed yet, about 5000m above sea level high. Overnight in the base camp of South Inylchek.

Day 11. Walking around - radial trek to foothill Khan-Tengry Peak (BLD).

Day 12. South Inylchek BC - Karkara Valley - Bishkek (BL).
petroglyphs Helicopter flight to Karkara BC, transfer to Bishkek, accommodation at the hotel. Transfer o Bishkek is along north side of the Issy-Kul Lake. You can visit natural museum of the petroglyphs.

Day 13. Bishkek (B).
Free time (shopping, visit bazar …).

Day 14. Early morning, transfer to the airport, departure (B).

Service: all transfers, helicopter flight, accommodation in quest-house (2 nights in Bishkek, 1 night in Karakol) and fix camps, excursions and entrance fees, guide, meals as indicated above, permissions necessary.

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