12 days motorcycle tour in Kyrgyzstan – “In the footsteps of the nomads”

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12 days motorcycle tour in Kyrgyzstan – “In the footsteps of the nomads”

Kyrgyzstan, also known as  the Kyrgyz Republic, can boast two of the highest and most pristine high mountain ranges on earth: Tian Shan and Pamir. This rough mountain landscape is the ideal backdrop for an adventurous motorcycle tour through Central Asia, on the trail of the nomads and the caravanserais of the world-famous, ancient Silk Road. Natural spectacles such as the crystal clear Issyk-Kul Lake, the heart of the Tian Shan, line the path and show that this barren, little-known landscape is home to an unparalleled diversity. Nomadic traditions have been preserved over the millennia and have been supplemented by oriental and Asian cultural influences. Kyrgyzstan is a magical country with a magical, untouched landscape that should be on the wish list of every off-road motorcyclist. Join us on an unforgettable motorcycle tour through Central Asia!

Organizer:

Slava-Tour / West-East Travel LTD is the oldest and most experienced company in the country, which laid the foundation stone for motorcycle tourism in Kyrgyzstan back in 2008.

Airport:

Arrival and departure from Manas Airport in Bishkek.

Topics of the motorcycle tour:

Motorbike, nomadic life, nature, cuisine and photography.

Motto of the motorcycle tour:

Drive relaxed and enjoy diverse landscapes.

Total distance:

approx. 2100 km.

Daily stages:

160 – 350 km.

Maximum height of the ride:

3850 meters above sea level.

Offroad and asphalt ratio:

For the entire route (%): 70/30.

Motorcycle:

Thoroughbred Enduro Pamir 450 CC Sixdays (made in South Korea) / 44 PS / 119 kg, fully equipped for travel.

or

with surcharge KTM 690 Enduro R / 75 PS / 159 kg.

Driving safety:

The safety of our customers is our top priority, which is why we only mount quality tires from Germany and Europe on our motorcycles.

Driving skills: 

The journey takes us on the enduro motorcycle through mountain roads, sandy sections and stony ground. Tours are suitable for motorcyclists of all levels and abilities. We offer all drivers the individually required assistance and appropriate attention in all areas required. If you have insufficient experience, practical tips for improving your driving technique are integrated.

Degree of difficulty of the motorcycle tour:

Around 1 to 1.5 on a 5-point scale.

Accommodation:

Typical hotels, the yurts.

Climate:

The climate in Kyrgyzstan is continental with strong temperature fluctuations, especially in the mountains, with extremes between 0 ° C at night and 30 ° C during the day.

Minimum number of participants:

4 people and if the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the trip up to 40 days before the start of the trip.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Combined enduro tour: motorcycle, people, nature.
Ultimate off-road fun with a powerful thoroughbred enduro motorcycle.
Insight into a millennia-old nomad life.
Refined hospitality and local specialties.

Scenic sights:

Wide plains, deep gorges of the Tian Shan mountain range, Töö-Ashuu pass at 3586 meters, the Suusamyr valley, Songköl lake 3016 meters, Naryn river 535 km in length, majestic Tosor pass 4020 meters in height, Issyk-Kul mountain lake 60 km wide and 120 km long, Orto-Tokoy Reservoir.

The travel program at a glance:

Day 1. Arrival at Manas Airport in Bishkek – transfer to accommodation

Day 2. Bishkek – Suusamyr

Day 3. Suusamyr – Songköl Lake

Day 4. Songköl Lake – Naryn

Day 5. Naryn – Torugart – Kel Suu Lake

Day 6. Kel Suu Lake – Akmis – Naryn

Day 7. Naryn – Tosor Pass – Kadshi Sai

Day 8. Kadshi Sai – Karakol

Day 9. Karakol – Karakol

Day 10. Karakol – Semjonovka – Grigoryevka Gorges – Tcholpon-Ata

Day 11. Free time at Issyk Kul Lake

Day 12. Issyk Kul Lake – Bishkek

 

Day 1. Arrival in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

After arriving at Manas Airport, 25 km north of the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek, we drive about 40 minutes to the accommodation. Bishkek is located at an altitude of 700 meters at the intersection of steppe and high mountains. Accommodation is in a neat and comfortable local hotel. After the entire group has arrived, the detailed briefing follows. You will receive all the necessary instructions for using the motorcycle as well as all information about the travel plan. After the introductory event, a test drive and motorcycle handover will take place. A mechanic is available to all participants right from the start to adjust the control levers, adjust the motorcycles and clear up any technical uncertainties.

06:00 arrival, transfer from the airport

07:00 Accommodation in the hotel and breakfast

12:00 Briefing, acceptance of the motorcycles, test drive

12:00 lunch

13:00 free time and relaxation

 

Day 2. Bishkek – Suusamyr

Our motorcycle tour starts directly with a highlight, the drive into the impressive Suusamyr Valley, which is located in the heart of the Tian Shan. The tour takes us along the Töö-Ashuu mountain pass at an altitude of 3586m. This route is one of the most beautiful in Kyrgyzstan and is particularly popular with amateur photographers due to its diverse motifs. From the pass’s highest vantage point, we get a unique view of the Suusamyr valley. The lush mountain meadows of the surrounding landscape are adorned with wildflowers in summer and are home to numerous herds of horses.

07:30 breakfast

09:30 departure

14:00 lunch

15:00 Arrival in Suusamyr

Total daily distance: 160 km

Difficulty level: 1

Offroad / asphalt ratio (%): 85/15

Maximum altitude -3586 m.

 

Day 3. Suusamyr – Songköl Lake.

After a hearty breakfast, we drive to an altitude of 3,016 meters to Lake Songköl, which is rightly called the miracle of Tian Shan. Here you can still experience the traditional way of life of the nomads up close: classic white yurts, hospitable shepherds and the typical yak herds. After lunch we will visit the high altitude, ancient rock carvings of the area, from where we can enjoy the beautiful panorama of the mountain lake landscape!

The overnight stay is something very special today, because it takes place in traditional yurts of the local nomads.

08:00 breakfast

09:00 departure

12:00 lunch

16:30 Arrival at Lake Songköl

15:00 Accommodation in the yurt camp

Total daily distance: 225 km

Difficulty level: 1

Offroad / asphalt ratio (%): 85/15

Maximum altitude: 3000 m.

 

Day 4. Songköl Lake – Naryn.

Our day starts particularly early today, but it’s worth it! To experience the radiant sunrise with the snow-capped peaks of the Tian Shan as a backdrop is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular and unforgettable impressions of this adventurous enduro motorcycle tour. The sight of the red and gold fireball that heralds the day and is reflected in the crystal clear mountain lake will be with you longingly for a long time.

Such a successful morning puts you in the mood for further adventures. An energetic day full of scenic highlights awaits us, such as the Moldo Aschuu Pass panorama, the Pereval Teskeytorpo Pass and a hidden waterfall in the middle of this hilly, barren mountain landscape.

08:00 breakfast

09:00 departure

12:00 Lunch: picnic in nature

16:30 Arrival in Naryn

17:00 accommodation in the hotel

Total distance today: 150 km

Difficulty level: 1

Offroad / asphalt ratio (%): 70/30

Maximum altitude: 3000 m.

 

Day 5. Naryn – Torugart – Kel Suu Lake.

The motorcycle tour Kyrgyzstan continues through this superlative landscape towards the Chinese border to the deep blue and crystal clear Kel Suu mountain lake at an incredible 3514 m.

Each participant receives a pass to be able to drive through the border post. Small souvenirs such as candy, cola or cigarettes for the border guards in this remote area help to speed up the process at the border crossing.

For the ascent to the high-lying Kel Suu Lake, we need fresh energy and the best lighting conditions, so this part of the tour is on the following morning. There is the possibility to rent horses on site for a surcharge to reach our goal relaxed and in harmony with nature.

Dinner and overnight in a yurt camp near Kel Suu Lake

08:00 breakfast

09:00 departure

12:00 lunch at the nature picnic

16:30 arrival

17:30 Accommodation in yurt camp

Total distance today: 200 km

Difficulty level: 1

Offroad / asphalt ratio (%): 75/35

Maximum altitude: 3000 m.


Day 6. Kel Suu Lake – Akmis – Naryn.

True to the motto “The morning has gold in its mouth”, we get up at 5 o’clock in the morning with the first rays of sunshine, enjoy a freshly brewed coffee and mount our horses in the direction of Lake Kel Suu. As a little extra, if you wish, you have the option of taking a boat tour on the lake to be able to admire this dream landscape from all angles. After returning home, a hearty lunch awaits us in the yurt camp. The subsequent return to Naryn takes an alternative route, the Akmis route.

05:00 morning coffee and departure

09:00 breakfast at the lake (picnic)

12:00 Lunch in yurt camp

19:00 arrival in Naryn

19:30 Accommodation in the hotel

Total distance today: 200 km

Difficulty level: 1

Offroad / asphalt ratio (%): 75/35

Maximum altitude: 3514 m.

 

Day 7. Naryn – Tosor Pass – Kadshi Sai.

Today the crossing of the majestic Tosor Pass (4,020 m) is on the program, one of the highlights of the trip. Our motorcycle tour to the Tosor Pass leads along the Naryn, the longest river in Kyrgyzstan with a total of 535 km. We make a stopover at the confluence of the Kichi and Naryn rivers, whose panoramic view is perfect for dreamy landscape shots.

The route continues through wild, untouched landscapes right into the heart of the Tien Shan massif central. The ascent to the Tosor Pass is one of the most demanding but at the same time most beautiful parts of our motorcycle trip in Kyrgyzstan. Arrived at our destination, we are rewarded with a fabulous view of the second largest salt water lake in the world, Issyk-Kul (Issyk-Kul). After all the exertions of the day so far, there is a refreshing stopover to relax and recharge your batteries in the midst of rough nature that makes the heart of every enduro motorcyclist beat faster.

08:00 breakfast

09:00 departure

12:00 lunch by the river (picnic)

17:00 Arrival in Kadshi Sai

18:00 Accommodation in the guest house

Total distance today: 250 km

Difficulty level: 1-2

Offroad / asphalt ratio (%): 85/15

Maximum altitude: 3850 m.

 

Day 8. Kadshi Sai – Karakol.

Off-road today we continue on our enduro tour along the south coast of the Issyk Kul lake towards Karakol. This mystical landscape is known for its breathtaking diversity, from fiery red sand dunes, coniferous forests with centuries-old massive tree species, lush alpine meadows with grazing yak herds to crystal clear mountain rivers and the barren mountain cliffs of the Tian Shan. A fulfilling feeling of solidarity with the wild nature of Kyrgyzstan sets in, while the wind blows towards you on rough terrain

08:00 breakfast

09:00 departure

12:00 lunch in nature (picnic)

16:00 Arrival in Karakol

16:30 Accommodation in the hotel

Total distance today: 180 km

Difficulty level: 1-2

Offroad / asphalt ratio (%): 70/30

Maximum altitude: 2600 m.

 

Day 9. Karakol – Karakol.

Finally sleep in! Today our day starts with a later breakfast than usual so that you can catch up on some sleep. We start with a motorcycle excursion through the remote village of Teplokljuchenka to the mighty Altyn – Arashan gorge.

Ten kilometers from Karakol near Ak-Suu rise hot springs that serve as medicinal baths, hence the name meaning of Altyn – Arashan, “hot healing springs”. The natural water temperature is almost 50 degrees and, in the right mix, promises pure relaxation in picturesque nature. A well-deserved icing on the cake after our long motorcycle trip through Kyrgyzstan.

As an option, we offer the excursion to the Altyn Arashan Gorge (80 km) comfortably by car with a driver. The price is around 130 euros per group.

09:00 breakfast

10:00 departure

14:00 lunch in nature (picnic)

16:00 Arrival in Karakol, free time

Total distance today: 80 km

Difficulty level: 1-2

Offroad / asphalt ratio (%): 90/10

Maximum altitude: 2000 m.

 

Day 10. Karakol – Semjonovka – Grigoryevka Gorges – Tcholpon-Ata.

On our motorcycle tour today we mainly drive on asphalt from the southeastern side of Issyk Kul Lake to the touristy northern shore. After 180 km at the village of Semjonowka we leave the tarred road to explore the gorge of the same name. Due to its crystal clear water from the pure mountain river Aku, it is very popular with locals and visitors alike. The river is bordered by a dense spruce forest, which fills the air with the wonderful aroma of its needles. Fish lovers get their money’s worth here, because the local specialty is fresh trout from the river rapids of the Aku, grilled or made into Uha soup, a real treat!

08:30 breakfast

09:30 departure

13:00 lunch in nature

17:00 arrival in Tcholpon-Ata

Total distance today: 220 km

Difficulty level: 1

Off-road / asphalt ratio (%): 35/65

Maximum altitude: 2300 m

 

Day 11. Free time at Issyk Kul Lake.

Today we treat ourselves to well-deserved relaxation on the sandy beach of Lake Issyk Kul.

Dinner in a local restaurant in Tcholpon-Ata (Tscholponata).

Day 12. Issyk Kul Lake – Bishkek.

Our journey is coming to an end and the last stage of the motorcycle route leads through the narrow Boom Gorge to Bishkek. During the trip you can let yourself be enchanted by the varied landscape and have to say goodbye to the now familiar peaks of the Tian Shan Mountains. After arrival in Bishkek, the motorcycle is handed over with a transfer to the booked hotel.

In the evening there will be a closing dinner where we can review our trip again and remember the highlights of our adventurous Kyrgyzstan motorcycle tour of the past few days.

8:30 am breakfast

09:30 departure

14:00 lunch

16:00 Arrival in Bishkek, accommodation in hotel

19:00 dinner

Total daily distance: 340 km

Difficulty level: 1

Off-road / asphalt ratio (%): 0/100

Maximum altitude: 2300 m

 

Particularities:

If the number of travelers is uneven, the person occupying the single room pays the corresponding single room supplement.

Single supplement 250 EUR.

Accompanying person in the car 2700 euros

Motorcycle damage coverage insurance 15 euros per day.

Without insurance, personal contribution in the event of damage is max. 600 EUR

Respectful behavior towards the foreign culture and the local people.

The price includes:

3750 Euro motorcycle trip with Pamir 450 CC Sixdays (Thoroughbred Enduro specially made in South Korea for off-road trips) / 44 HP / 119 kg, fully equipped.

4250 euros motorcycle trip with KTM 690 R / 75 hp / 159 kg.

10 driving days.

12 nights

Half board (breakfast and lunch included).

Airport pick-up service.

Motorcycle.

Replacement motorcycle.

Fuel for the motorcycle.

Support vehicle, including fuel.

Mechanic service.

Tour guide in German / English.

Not included in the price:

Single supplement 250 EUR.

Early check-in before 12:00.

All environmental taxes.

Insurance for the trip.

Visa (no visa requirement for EU citizens).

Flights.

Dress.

Mobile services.

 

We recommend taking the following items with you:

Sunglasses.

Sunscreen.

Lined rain jacket, waterproof pants or overalls.

Enduro helmet or hard hat with visor.

Enduro boots.

Thermo underwear.

Warm hat.

Gloves.

Protectors.

Backpack.

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We recommend taking the following items with you:

Sunglasses.

Sunscreen.

Lined rain jacket, waterproof pants or overalls.

Enduro helmet or hard hat with visor.

Enduro boots.

Thermo underwear.

Warm hat.

Gloves.

Protectors.

Backpack.

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Particularities:

If the number of travelers is uneven, the person occupying the single room pays the corresponding single room supplement.

Single supplement 250 EUR.

Accompanying person in the car 2700 euros

Motorcycle damage coverage insurance 15 euros per day.

Without insurance, personal contribution in the event of damage is max. 600 EUR

Respectful behavior towards the foreign culture and the local people.

The price includes:

3750 Euro motorcycle trip with Pamir 450 CC Sixdays (thoroughbred enduro specially made in South Korea for off-road trips) / 44 hp / 119 kg, fully equipped.

4250 euros motorcycle trip with KTM 690 R / 75 hp / 159 kg.

10 driving days.

12 nights

Half board (breakfast and lunch included).

Airport pick-up service.

Motorcycle.

Replacement motorcycle.

Fuel for the motorcycle.

Support vehicle, including fuel.

Mechanic service.

Tour guide in German / English.

Not included in the price:

Single supplement 250 EUR.

Early check-in before 12:00.

All environmental taxes.

Insurance for the trip.

Visa (no visa requirement for EU citizens).

Flights.

Dress.

Mobile services.

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