Kyrgyzstan Walking Explorer

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-99 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-41567
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • Ends Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Hike to alpine lakes in the Jergalan Valley
  • Explore the southern shores of Issyk Kul on foot
  • Get a taste of nomadic life with a yurt stay at Son-Kul
  • Walk amid spruce forests in Ala-Archa National Park
  • Visit Burana Tower, a 12th-century minaret
  • Experience Kyrgyz village life in Chon Kemin
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The "Kyrgyzstan Walking Explorer" tour starts and ends in Bishkek. It is a trekking and hiking tour that takes 10 days taking you through Son-Köl, Chong Kemin National Park, Issyk Kul and 3 other destinations in Kyrgyzstan. "Kyrgyzstan Walking Explorer" is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, meals and others.

Dominated by majestic mountain ranges, Kyrgyzstan has been nicknamed the Switzerland of Central Asia. Yet despite its seemingly endless natural beauty, it remains undiscovered by mass tourism, making it the ideal destination for culturally curious travellers. Come and explore this magnificent land on foot, the best way to truly appreciate the natural wonders.

Starting from the capital, Bishkek, we head into the wild and walk among marvels of nature, including the Tian Shan mountains, Ala-Archa Gorge, and alpine lakes, such as Issyk Kul and Son-Kul. We also experience the nomadic traditions of the country, staying in a lakeside yurt camp, before returning to Bishkek with a scenic drive over mountain passes.
  • Day 1: Start Bishkek; afternoon city tour
  • Day 2: Walk in Ala-Archa Gorge
  • Day 3: Burana Tower. Walk in Chon-Kemin National Park
  • Day 4: Cholpon-Ata petroglyphs. North shore of Issyk Kul to Karakol
  • Day 5: Walk in the Jergalan Valley
  • Day 6: Walk in the gorges of the southern shore of Issyk Kul
  • Day 7: Drive to Son-Kul
  • Day 8: Walking at Son-Kul
  • Day 9: Scenic drive back to Bishkek via mountain passes
  • Day 10: End Bishkek
  • All accommodation
  • All listed transport and activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Kyrgyzstan Walking Explorer tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 27 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 27 August 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Kyrgyzstan Walking Explorer tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Kyrgyzstan Walking Explorer 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 traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
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