Kyrgyzstan: Tian Shan Gorge Trek

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Kyrgyzstan: Tian Shan Gorge Trek - Exodus Travels
Kyrgyzstan: Tian Shan Gorge Trek - Exodus Travels


Start in Bishkek and end in Cholpon-Ata! With the hiking & trekking tour Kyrgyzstan: Tian Shan Gorge Trek, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and 6 other destinations in Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyzstan: Tian Shan Gorge Trek includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
16 to 99 year olds
Hotel, Camping, Yurt
Max Group Size
Travel style
Hiking & Trekking, Adventure, Point-to-Point Hikes
  • Henriette Lyhne's review about another Exodus Travels tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    One of the best trekking trips we've done and there have been a few!  For the most part we had excellent weather while we were walking which certainly helps the enjoyment. There was also a great variety of scenery with the walking ranging from fairly easy... Read more

  • Martin Lucas's review about another Exodus Travels tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    A wonderful holiday - the walking was tough but worth all the effort to enjoy the absolutely spectacular scenery which never failed to amaze. If only the photographs could show the true beauty of the the snow-capped mountains.  <br /><br /><strong>What was... Read more

  • Robert Boyce's review about another Exodus Travels tour
    4.0 - Good

    Overall a great experience in a wild and remote area. Trek leader and guide were very good. Few visitirs to this area is good and bad. We only met two other travellers in over a week. However, service levels were understandably low: logisitcs were dodgey... Read more

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1:  Arrive Bishkek
  2. Day 2: Bishkek city tour
  3. Day 3: Drive via Burana Tower to Tosor Village on the shores of Lake Issyk-Kul; overnight in a yurt camp
  4. Day 4: Free morning by the lake; transfer to Juukuchak Gorge
  5. Day 5: Trek over Orto-Bulak Pass (2,540m) to Kichi-Kyzyl-Suu Gorge
  6. Day 6: Hike through nomad pastures to the hot springs of Djili-Suu. 
  7. Day 7: Trek to Jety-Oguz Canyon via Kok-Jaiyk Pass (2750m)
  8. Day 8: Ascend via a narrow, wooded river gorge to the base of Telety Pass
  9. Day 9: Cross Telety Pass (3800m); descend through alpine meadows to Karakol
  10. Day 10: Daywalk to the foot of Karakol Peak, the highest in the Terskey Ala-Too Range
  11. Day 11: Ascend through forest to a waterfall by Lake Ala-Kul (3600m)
  12. Day 12: Long descent with fine mountain views to Altyn Arashan; option to take a dip in the thermal baths
  13. Day 13: Military truck to Karakol for sightseeing; traditional home-cooked ‘lagman’ noodle dinner
  14. Day 14: Drive to Bishkek visiting Cholpon-Ata Petroglyphs en route; optional Kyrgyz folklore show
  15. Day 15: End Bishkek

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

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Kyrgyzstan: Tian Shan Gorge Trek


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About the countries

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Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Recommended for Kyrgyzstan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Kyrgyzstan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Recommended for Kyrgyzstan. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Kyrgyzstan. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Recommended for Kyrgyzstan. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Kyrgyzstan. Ideally 10 days before travel.


Bishkek is the starting point and Cholpon-Ata is the endpoint.
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TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Exodus Travels booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 17 April 2019 the full payment of $3,643 is necessary.
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No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $3643 for Kyrgyzstan: Tian Shan Gorge Trek, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable.
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Covering a total distance of approx 480 km.
  • Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 64 km
  • Burana (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 165 km
  • Lake Issyk-Kol (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 92 km
  • Karakol (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 22 km
  • Ala Kol (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 9 km
  • Altyn-Arashan (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 129 km
  • Cholpon-Ata (Kyrgyzstan)

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