On the first day of your trip you will be met at the airport, after which you will go to the city of Karakol, located on the shores of the country’s largest lake – Issyk-Kul. The road is long, but interesting. You will pass through the Boom gorge connecting the Chui and Issyk-Kul valleys. In the evening you will arrive in Karakol and check in the guest house, after which you will meet with the guide and have dinner.
After an early breakfast, you will ride to the Kungei-Ala-Too mountain range by bike. On this day, you need to overcome 50 km. Lunch will take place on the road. In the late afternoon, you will stop and the guide will set up tents for overnight.
Morning begins with breakfast. You need to ride some more bicycles after which you hide them in a safe place in the forest and walk another 2 km. After that, the guide set the camp and cook dinner at an altitude of 2700 m.
After breakfast, you will hike up along the gorge luggage free to the Pyramid peak (3700m.), from where a full panorama of the whole Issyk-Kul region will open. On the way back you will visit the mountain lake Kok-Kol, and then go down to the camp. After collecting tents and things, you will go down to the place of the first overnight stay in the valley, where the guide will set up tents and prepare dinner.
The final day of the active program. After breakfast, you will ride bicycles back to Karakol. The path goes along public roads, through fields and villages. After arriving in Karakol, you will accommodate in a guest house and have dinner.
After breakfast, transfer to Bishkek, continuing to admire the nature of Kyrgyzstan, as you will have a stunning view of the Issyk-Kul Lake. The driver will take you to your hotel / airport.
You can take all necessary things. Please take into consideration that in summer time the temperature in Bishkek city reaches up to 40 oC and in the mountains the temperature decreases to 10 oC. Be prepared for unexpected changes of the weather.
Recommended: rain-coat, sweater/fleece, wind-stopper, enough t-shirts and other underwear (think of taking smth with long sleeves to avoid sunburns), hat (remember – the sun can be violent), sun-screen cream (30 or higher), insect repellent (skin + clothes), good trekking boots for easy hikes in the mountains, walking shoes (don’t need heavy ones) for the city walks, flash light (torch).
Personal first aid kit (most likely problems: blisters, sunburns, allergy, diarrhoea, sore muscles after hikes. Take painkillers, anti-histaminic, antibiotics of general action, and anything you need for your usual medical conditions), personal hygiene kit (disinfection gel is highly recommended) + some toilet paper.
A small towel, swimming suit (for Issyk-Kul), sunglasses, photo camera, notepad and a pen to make notes as you travel, a smaller backpack, except for your normal suitcase.