Kyrgyzstan & the Tian Shan Mountains

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  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • Ends Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
The Kyrgyzstan & the Tian Shan Mountains tour starts and ends in Bishkek. The Kyrgyzstan & the Tian Shan Mountains is a trekking tour that takes 15 days taking you through Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and other destinations in Kyrgyzstan.

Discover the land of the Nomads and Celestial Mountains on this active adventure through Kyrgyzstan. The celestial Tian Shan Mountains take up much of the small republic of Kyrgyzstan and provide a stunning landscape of eternal snows and alpine meadows. Explore this culturally rich country meeting local herders to learn about their traditional way of life, and discover this mysterious land where people's lives are shaped by breathtaking sheer peaks, swift horses and majestic glaciers in a very unique interpretation of lands forgotten by time. Explore the lonely beauty of Son-Kul and Issyk-Kul Lakes situated on a treeless mountain plateau with its verdant meadows used by shepherds in the summer months. If you are looking for an unforgettable experience exploring a remote country of blue lakes and green valleys, this is the journey for you!
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 08 2019
5 - Excellent
“Son Kul Lake and the Tien Shan mountains were extremely scenic and wonderful for walking. The tents were excellent and the meals provided on trek were impressive, particularly in the more remote camps.”
  • Day 1 : Arrive Bishkek
  • Day 2 : Bishkek sightseeing
  • Day 3 : Transfer to Son-Kul Lake (3,100m)
  • Day 4 : Son-Kul Lake (3,100m)
  • Day 5 : Transfer to Issyk-Kul Lake (1,690m)
  • Day 6 : Transfer to Jeti-Oguz Gorge (2,250m)
  • Day 7 : Trek to Telety Pass (3,800m)
  • Day 8 : Trek over Telety Pass (3,800m) down to Karakol Gorge (2,500m)
  • Day 9 : Hike to the foot of Karakol Peak (5,216m)
  • Day 10 : Trek along the gorge to Ala Kol Lake (3,532m)
  • Day 11 : Trek over Ala Kol Pass (3,800m) & descend into Arashan Gorge (2,600m)
  • Day 12 : Transfer to Karakol (1,800m)
  • Day 13 : Transfer to Cholpon-Ata
  • Day 14 : Transfer to Bishkek
  • Day 15 : Trip concludes in Bishkek
  • Comfortable hotels on twin share basis
  • 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
  • Airport transfers (group transfers day 1 and 15)
  • Private transport throughout
  • Mountain guide on trek
  • 50l kit bag for personal items provided during trek
  • Local doctor (days 3-14)
  • Porter and cook services on trek
  • Group camping equipment
  • Medical kit
  • Any international flights to/from Bishkek are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Kyrgyzstan & the Tian Shan Mountains tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Kyrgyzstan & the Tian Shan Mountains tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 05 December 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 05 December 2021, a deposit of 1500 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Kyrgyzstan & the Tian Shan Mountains tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Kyrgyzstan & the Tian Shan Mountains tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
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