Walking in Kyrgyzstan

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  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • max group size 17
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • Ends Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • +3
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Osh Bazaar Mingle among the locals at this lively market
  • Ala Archa Gorge Hike through dramatic landscapes to a waterfall
  • AltynArashan Walk in the shadow of the snowcapped Palatka Peak
  • DjetyOguz Gorge Trek among the red cliffs and meet the eagle hunters
Starting and ending in Bishkek, the "Walking In Kyrgyzstan" tour is a guided hiking tour that takes 9 days. You will travel through Altyn Arashan, Issyk-Kul and Karakol in Kyrgyzstan. "Walking In Kyrgyzstan" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Discover the unspoilt wilderness and semi-nomadic culture of Kyrgyzstan on series of day walks. Hike through the gorges of the Tien Shan mountains on a journey that takes you around the shores of vast Lake Issyk Kul. Meet eagle hunters among the surreal red mountains of Djety-Oguz Gorge and experience a night in a traditional yurt tent. Osh Bazaar - Mingle among the locals at this lively market in Bishkek, the Kyrgyz capital Ala Archa Gorge - Hike through dramatic landscapes to a waterfall Altyn-Arashan Valley - Walk in the shadow of the snow-capped Palatka Peak
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  • Day 1 : Join trip in Bishkek, the relaxed Kyrgyz capital
  • Day 2 : Discover the city on foot and by bus; visit to Osh Bazaar
  • Day 3 : Trek to a waterfall in the beautiful Ala Archa Gorge
  • Day 4 : Drive to the Chon Kemin Valley via the Burana Tower; walk in the Valley
  • Day 5 : Journey around the shores of Issyk Kul to Karakol; walking tour
  • Day 6 : Hike in the Altyn-Arashan Gorge with the chance to take a dip in thermal springs
  • Day 7 : Walk in Djety-Oguz Gorge and meet the eagle hunters. Overnight in a yurt by the lake
  • Day 8 : Drive to Kochkor, visit a shirdak (rug) workshop before returning to Bishkek
  • Day 9 : Trip ends in Bishkek.
  • 8 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners
  • Tien-Shan Guesthouse (4 nights)
  • Chon Kemin Homestay (1 night)
  • Altamira Hotel (2 nights)
  • Tosor Yurt Camp (1 night)
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • 4WD
  • Explore Tour Leader / Trek Guide
  • 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 Walking in Kyrgyzstan tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Walking in Kyrgyzstan tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 18 December 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 18 December 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Walking in Kyrgyzstan 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 Walking in Kyrgyzstan 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.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Various COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this trip to ensure the safety of each traveller.
  • This tour has implemented COVID-19 protocols that are guided by the WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council), UNWTO (World Tourism Organisation), the European Commission and local government regulations. It amongst others take into account personal protection, extensive disinfecting and social distancing measures.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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