Category Archives: Things to do

Boom Canyon Rafting

Are you after adrenaline-pumping adventure?!

Then Boom Canyon rafting is for you!

Located about 2 hours outside of Bishkek, Boom Canyon is a perfect spot for beginner to medium level rafters seeking a unique adventure that few tourists dare.

Duration: Rafting lasts for up to an hour

Price: 2,000 som

Transportation to the Canyon is not included.


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Paragliding near Bishkek

Fly among magnificent Kyrgyz landscapes nearby Ala-Archa National Park and get your personal footage of this unique experience !

Transportation to the departure spot and video are included. 

5-15 minutes fly: 2,000 som

30-60 minutes fly: 45,00 som


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Bishkek Bike Tour

Join us for a tour of Bishkek by bike! Ride the city in style and see the major sights, including the Philharmonia, the Orthodox Slavic Church, Oak & Panfilov Parks, Ala-too Square, the Gallery of Arts, Circus, and Victory Square. After the tour, feel free to continue exploring the city by bike! 

Duration: 2-3 hours

Price: 1,000 som per person – Includes bike and quide


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Bishkek City Tour

“Stirrer for whipping kumys” – so translated Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. The Kyrgyz call their city “green” not only because of the abundance of ancient oaks and poplars, a thick shadow shading the busy boulevards, but also because of the soaring young spirit and optimism of the Kyrgyz capital.

Come join us for a free tip-based tour of Bishkek! Learn about the history of the city and visit its significant sights, including:

  • the Philharmonia;
  • Panfilov Park;
  • Oak Park;
  • Ala-Too Square;
  • the Gallery of Arts;
  • the White House;
  • the Lenin Statue;
  • and Victory Square!

Duration: 3-4 hours


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5 Day Sary-Chelek National Park Tour

Located in the Jalal-Adad region, Sary-Chelek spans an area of 240 km² and is the perfect location for a longer expedition. The reserve contains 7 lakes with an abundance of wild life and vegetation, with innumerable possibilities to explore the surrounding areas. 

Itinerary for 5 days horseriding/trekking tour:

Day 1: Arrival to Arkyt village. Dinner & overnight in a guesthouse.

Day 2: Arkyt village – Sary chelek lake. Camping. 

Day 3: Reacg Kara Kamysh lake via Makmal pass. Camping

Day 4: Reach Iiri kol via Kotormo pass. Camping

Day 5: Baka lake, camping. 

Day 6: Trek back to Arkyt village. Dinner & overnight in a guesthouse.

Day 7: Departure

Requirements: trekking boots/gaiters, weatherproof warm clothes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, rain coat and warm clothes – it gets really cold at night!

Best season: mid June – mid September 

Prices: 5 day horse trek 

  • 1 person: 45,500 som 
  • 2 people: 59,500 som for 2 people
  • 3 people: 78m500 som for 3 people

Price includes : 2 nights stay in a guesthouse with dinner, meals during the trek, horses, horse guide, entrance fee to the park, tent set up fee, and camping equipment. Horse guide is non-English speaking.

Prices: 5 day trekking on foot (around 15 km per day)

  • 1 person: 35500 som
  • 2 ppl: 44500 som 
  • 3 ppl: 53500 som 

Price includes : 2 nights stay in a guesthouse with dinner, meals during the trek, horse-porter, trekking guide, entrance fee to the park, tent set up fee, and camping equipment. Trekking guide is non english speaking.

* transportation not included (marshrutka to Kerben. Get off at Kara Jygach and hitchhike to Arkyt)


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Daytrip: Kol Tor Lake

Kol-Tor is one of the most wonderful lakes of the Northern Tien Shan. The lake is located in the fascinating gorge of the same name in the intermountain cavity of the Kungei Ala-Too Range at an altitude of 2725 meters above sea level.

The lake is famous for its unusually beautiful turquoise color. While glacier starts melting, it washes away the soil and grinds stones  and rocks into dust, that’s why the lake sparkles in bright sunlight with a green-blue color. From time to time the bowl of the lake overflows, then excess water flows out, and the stream goes to the ground. The area around the lake is distinguished by a variety of forest berries and medicinal herbs, which grow here in large numbers. According to many travelers, the pristine beauty of the lake captivates them at first glance and makes you come back again and again.

 


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Daytrip: Issyk Ata Waterfall and Hot Springs

Issyk Ata Gorge is an exceptionally beautiful place and well- known for its natural hot springs that you can lounge in and the beautiful mountain scenery. It also contains a waterfall that can be reached via a light hike into the mountains. A small pass will lead you to the waterfall where you can have a nice break.

Funny fact, there are several legends surround the hot springs in Issyk Ata Gorge. It said that there was once a young woman that bathed in the springs every day and while her friends grew old, she remained young thanks to the water’s miraculous powers.

What should you bring:

Good walking shoes, warm clothes, rain gear, sunscreen, hat/cap, a to- wel, swimsuit, flip flops. Price: 750 Som per person. Minimum 4 persons

Extra option: Visit the Burana tower for an additional 1000 som per group.


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Daytrip: Alamedin River

This is the second biggest gorge of Kyrgz ridge known by the locals as “Hot springs”. In this gorge in Soviet times on the base of hot mineral springs on the height of 1981 m above the sea level a holiday house was built. Nowadays it doesn’t work but the pool with hot water coming from the springs is still there. The water in the pool is about 30 C where you may swim with pleasure.

The hot springs themselves function on the base of mineral water spring coming from the bowels of the mountains with the temperature of about +56 C. In the structure of the water there are calcium salt, magnesium, iron, fluorine, cilicic acid. The water is supposed to help curing some diseases of musculoskeletal system, radiculitis, osteochondrosis, peripheral nervous system. It is also used as table water. Alamedin flood plain is absolutely covered by birch and pussy-willow groves and also by different types of bushes: barberry, black current, sea buckthorn and briar.

What should you bring:
Good walking shoes, warm clothes, rain gear, sunscreen, hat/cap, a towel, swimsuit, flip flops.


To book this tour please contact us:

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Daytrip: Ala-Archa National Park

The valley of Ala-Archa river is one the most picturesque sights of Bishkek surroundings. Here, in the narrow valley of ordinary small river you may see a concentration of wonderful, stunning landscapes, waterfalls and amazing rocks. Here is unexpectedly rich flora and fauna, so that many people suppose this region to be a symbol of Kyrgyz ridge (Ala-Too).

The Ala-Archa gorge is located in a central part of Kyrgyz ridge in 30 km to the south of Bishkek. Its length is over 35 km. It is the huge gorge among all gorges of the Kyrgyz ridge. Ala-Archa is translaced from Kyrgyz language as varicolored archa. Archa is local name of juniper. The gorge got its name because of numerous bushes of archa, covering the slopes. Because there is a great diversity of archa in the gorge, of different colors and shapes, it gives a feeling chat the gorge is varicolored.

*If you have a problem with high altitude please bring your own medicine.


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Song Kol Lake 3-Day/2-Night Horse Riding Trip

Are you looking for an adventure in the spectacular Kyrgyz countryside that is affordable, a bit challenging but not too physical and that will leave you begging for more breathtaking views?

This 3-day 2-night horse riding trip to the alpine lake of Song Kol is perfect for you!

Horse riding around Song Kol lake and the high mountain pastures is one of the top activities to do from Bishkek. Stay in a traditional Kyrgyz yurt, meet the friendly semi-nomadic families and herdsmen who live in the mountains at 3,000m above sea level. 

Riding a horse Kyrgyz style is a unique experience. Beginner or experienced horse rider, you’re sure to get fantastic memories out of this trip. Don’t worry if you’ve never ridden a horse before, our guides will explain exactly how to saddle, mount, ride and even gallop in the Kyrgyz jailoos (summer pastures). 

Get a taste of the nomadic life in rural Kyrgysztan! Watch farmers milk mares, drink some mare’s milk, try to spot some of the many species of birds who live in the area, and soak in the fresh air and the absolutely gorgeous views of the sun setting over the Song Kol Lake. Don’t forget to bring a tripod with you to snap some pictures of the beautiful starry sky at night with the mountains and the lake in the background. 

Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Bishkek to Kyzart by bus. Have lunch in Kyzart before getting on your horse. Horse riding or 3 hours. Dinner & night with shepherds in a yurt.
  • Day 2: Kyzart to Song Kol by horse. Horse riding for 3 hours. Dinner & night in a yurt camp.
  • Day 3: Song Kol to Kyzart by horse. Horse riding for around 5 hours. Lunch in Kyzart. Bus back to Bishkek.

Included:

  • Horse rental.
  • Horse guide (with limited English).
  • Helmet for horse riding.
  • Meals.
  • Accommodation.

Not included:

  • Transport (around 400 som by marshrutka/bus one way – #514) / private transfer from Bishkek to Kyzart is $50 per car.
  • English speaking horse guide is $10 extra per day per group.

Duration: 3 days and 2 nights

Requirements: trekking boots/gaiters, weatherproof warm clothes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, rain coat and warm clothes – it gets really cold at night!

Seasons for riding: Mid June – Mid September  (summer season) and End of September to beginning of June (winter season) 

Accommodation & meals: 2 nights in a yurt, 3 lunches, 2 dinners and 2 breakfasts.

3-day Horseback riding tour: summer/winter pricing 

  • 1 person: 11,900 som/19700 som 
  • 2 people: 17,200 som/25900 som 
  • 3 people: 22,500 som/32400 som 
  • 4 people: 34,400 som/45500 som 
  • 5 people: 39700 som/52000 som 

3-day hiking tour with the same itinerary is possible only during summer period:

  • 1 person: 8,900 som
  • 2 people: 11,800 som
  • 3 people: 14,700 som
  • 4 people: 17,600 som 
  • 5 people: 20500 som 

To book this tour please contact us:

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