To the Heart of Tian Shan

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To the Heart of Tian Shan - Ak-Sai Travel
To the Heart of Tian Shan - Ak-Sai Travel


Start and end in Bishkek! With the hiking & trekking tour To the Heart of Tian Shan, you have a 14 day tour package taking you through Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and 4 other destinations in Kyrgyzstan. To the Heart of Tian Shan is a small group tour that includes more.
Age range
18 to 60 year olds
Max Group Size
Travel style
Hiking & Trekking


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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1  “Manas” international airport - Bishkek – Karakol (1700m a.s.l.).
  2. Day 2. Karakol sightseeing tour. Karakol – At-Jailoo Base Camp
  3. Day. At Jailoo Camp – Iva Camp (2900m a.s.l.)
  4. Day 4. Iva Camp – Glina camp (3100 m a.s.l.)
  5. Day 5. Camp Glina – Merzbacher Glade (3400m a.s.l.)
  6. Day 6. Merzbacher Lake.
  7. Day 7. Merzbacher Glade – Komsomolskiy Glacier (3800m a.s.l.)
  8. Day 8. Komsomolskiy Glacier – Dikiy Glacier (3900m a.s.l.)
  9. Day 9. Dikiy glacier – South Inylchek base camp (4100m a.s.l.)
  10. Day 10. South Inylchek base camp.
  11. Day 11. Helicopter flight to Karkara helicopter pad – Issyk Kul Lake.
  12. Day 12. Issyk-Kul – Bishkek.
  13. Day 13. Sightseeing tour in Bishkek.
  14. Day 14. Flight back home.

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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.


Start and end in Bishkek.
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TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Ak-Sai Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 17 December 2018 the full payment of $2,018 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
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 $2018 for To the Heart of Tian Shan, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
Some departure dates and prices may vary and Ak-Sai Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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Covering a total distance of approx 924 km.
  • Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 316 km
  • Karakol (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 123 km
  • Merzbacher Lake (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 23 km
  • South Inylchek base camp (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 255 km
  • Cholpon-Ata (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 207 km
  • Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)

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