Walking tour on the north coast of Issykkul

Discover the grandiose beauties of primordial nature of the Tien-Shan mountains on foot track! Difficulty level: medium

Tour program
5 days
Bishkek - Chon-Kemin - Toru Aigyr - Kol-Kogur Lake - Kyzyl Aska - Tamchy

You will get to the guesthouse in Chon-Kemin by comfortable transport. You will spend a night there, the dinner is offered.

Transfer by car: 105 kilometers

Transfer to the starting point of trek near the Chon-Kemin River. You start your 4 days trek.
The slopes of the mountains are covered with fir forests. We have a picnic on the road.
Then we continue to cross the forest to the pastures of Toru Aigyr.

Dinner and overnight in a tent.

Trekking: 10 km, +750 m, 4 h

Breakfast. You start hiking towards Kol Kogur Lake at 2 550 meters.
On the shore of the lake, we set up the camp and enjoy the wonderful sceneries around us.

Dinner and overnight stay in the tent.

Trekking: 11 km, +300 m, -320 m, 5 h

After breakfast you leave the lake and climb to the 3400 meters pass.
Picnic on the way.
Then you descend to the pasture of Kyzyl Aska.

Dinner and rest in the tents.

Trekking: 14 km, + 880m, -800m, 5-6h.

On the last day of the trek, we will move towards Issyk Kul Lake. You will have some time for swimming and relaxing. After that, we will get you back to Bishkek in a comfortable car.

Trekking: 11 km, -500 m, 3-4h.

Transfer by car : 225 km

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.

Tents, karеmat and sleeping bag  not included in the coat, but you can take them in rent.

Tour prices
Private tour for one person
1000 USD
Group of 2 people
1200 USD
(600 USD per one person)
Group of 3 people
1500 USD
(500 USD per one person)
Group of 4 people
1600 USD
(400 USD per one person)
If there are more than 4 participants in your group, please contact us for pricing this tour.
Horses for load
Three meals a day
Transport service
Does not include
Sleeping bag
Sleeping mat
Flight tickets