Contrasts of Tian Shan 2018

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Contrasts of Tian Shan 2018 - Ak-Sai Travel
Contrasts of Tian Shan 2018 - Ak-Sai Travel


Start and end in Bishkek! With the hiking & trekking tour Contrasts of Tian Shan 2018, you have a 14 day tour package taking you through Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Contrasts of Tian Shan 2018 is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport.
Age range
18 to 65 year olds
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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1. “Manas” international airport - Bishkek
  2. Day 2. Bishkek – Burana Tower – Son-Kul
  3. Day 3. Son Kul lake.
  4. Day 4. Son-Kul – Karakol
  5. Day 5. Karakol sightseeing tour. Karakol - At-Jailoo Base Camp (2500m a.s.l.)
  6. Day 6. At Jailoo Camp – Iva Camp (2900m a.s.l.)
  7. Day 7. Iva Camp – Glina camp (3100 m a.s.l.)
  8. Day 8. Camp Glina – Merzbacher Glade (3400m a.s.l.)
  9. Day 9. Merzbacher Lake.
  10. Day 10. Merzbacher Glade – South Inylchek base camp 4100m a.s.l.
  11. Day 11. South Inylchek base camp.
  12. Day 12. Helicopter flight to Karkara helicopter pad – Issyk Kul Lake.
  13. Day 13. Issyk- Kul – Bishkek
  14. Day 14. Flight back home.

What's included

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  • Accommodation

  • Flights

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Insurance

  • Optional Extras
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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • April 1, 2016

    Can you give me any information on the helicopter company?

    There is no any special company who can provide you helicopter flight. All the flights are conducted by military forces, that means you will have the best pilots to deliver you.

  • April 1, 2016

    What do I need to bring for this trip?

    For this trip you will need the following: 4 season sleeping bag, Thermarest or similar sleeping mat, walking boots, waterproof jacket and trousers, fleece jacket or similar, warm hat and gloves, sunglasses, a daypack of around 40 liters, head-torch and batteries, 2 x 1 liter water bottles, sun cream. A down jacket, pair of sandals and walking sticks are recommended.

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  • Caroline25th January 2018
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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.


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 21 July 2018 the full payment of $2,160 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 $2160 for Contrasts of Tian Shan 2018, 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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