12 days

Kyrgyzstan is a country located in Central Asia. 98% of the territory of Kyrgyzsta are mountains. In these Celestial Mountains are lots of amazing mountainous lakes. One of them is Chatyr Kul Lake. Chatyr Kul Lake is an alpine lake in the Tian Shan Mountains, the name which means Celestial Lake in Kyrgyzstan. I’m Nomad team in this program invites you to discover the Chatyr Kul Lake. This is the furthest, isolated and unexplored part of Kyrgyzstan. Chatyr Kul is located near the border with China. Also, it is an ancient caravan route of the 14th century passing through the fortress of Tash-Rabat. The program allows you to discover the unique region, which is still savage.
Highlights: Kyrgyz capital, handycraft felt center, Tash Rabat caravan sarail, Chatyr Kul & Son Kul lake,s Yurt stay, Nomad’s Life, Naryn city, high mountains.

Itinerary: Bishkek > Kochkor > Son Kul lake > At-Bashy valley > Tash Rabat valley > Chatyr Kul lake > Ak-Say valley > Naryn city > Bishkek.

Level: High

Equipments: Camping equipments

Price per person in USD

2 – 3 persons 1550 $/per
4 – 5 persons 1090 $/per
6 – 7 persons 970 $/per
8 – 9 persons 960 $/per
10 – 12 persons 920 $/per

Price includes :Price does not include :
  • Support and transport in Bishkek Airport
  • English speaking guide and driver during the trip,
  • All transfers by vehicle
  • All accommodations. in twin,
  • Full board, (all meals)
  • Admissions to the museums mentioned in the program,
  • Entries to the national parks,
  • Materials for camp,
  • Horse guide during the horse riding.
  • Personal travel insurance,
  • International air tickets,
  • Alcohol, mineral waters and sweets,
  • Your personal expences,
  • Bank taxes,
  • Additional charges not mentioned in the program.


  • The visa is not required for Swiss nationals, EU, US, Canadian and Japanese (44 countries in all, see list on www.mfa.kg) passport with at least 6 months valid for a period do not exceed 60 days.
  • No mandatory vaccine.
  • The program is indicative. It is subjected to any changes in the functions of flight schedules, weather conditions and other unforeseen conditions.
  • I’m Nomad recommends you 7h of sport per week, before the trip
  • The dinner and camp gear will be provided by I’m Nomad.
  • In strong currency rate changes, we reserve the right to modify the program or price. The current rate of Dollar 1 USD = 65 KGS
  • According to the possibility, I’m Nomad suggests you to read the Lonely Planet guidebook.
  • Provide your personal medicament because the guide has only a basic pharmacy.
  • Please, consult with I’m Nomad 3 days before the trip !

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Program :


Day 1 / Bishkek – Kochkor:

Meeting at the Manas airport with a guide translator and driver. Transfer to the center of the Kyrgyz capital. Rest and shower in a guest house. Lunch in a local restaurant in Bishkek. Transfer to the Kochkor village. On the route, we briefly visit the Burana Tower, dated from the 11th century. Following Kochkor through the road of Issyk-Kul Lake. The Lake is the main curiosity of the country. In the evening arriving to the village. Homestay and dinner in a local guest house. 200 km of driving

Day 2 / Kochkor – Son Kul:

After breakfast we visit the local handicraft centre. Demonstration of made from sheep wool felts. Following the road to Son-Kul. We cross the pass Ashu Kalmak at 3447m above sea level. On the way to the pass you can admire surprising nature : stone deserts are replaced by endless alpine meadows full of beautiful flowers edelweiss. Descent to the lake Son Kul at 3016m. Through yurt camps, we join our yurt. Dinner and overnight at the yurt stay at 3020m. WC is outside.

Day 3 /

Horseback riding to the southern shore of the Son Kul lake: In the morning, we start our first horseback riding by the western shore of the Son Kul lake. We have enough time to explore and descover the paradise of nomads. In the late afternoon, we reach our yurt camp in the southern shore of the Son Ku lake.

Day 4 / Son Kul – Kyzyl Tuu:

Early departure with our vehicles to reach the Naryn city. Passing through the pass of Moldo Ashuu. Arrival to Naryn, lunch in a local cafe or picnic. Following road to the At-Bashi village. In the afternoon, arrive to the local homestay in the village. Walking around and discovery this beautiful village. Dinner and overnight in a local homestay.

Day 5 / Kyzyl Tuu - Shirikty:

After « Kyrgyz » breakfast, our luggage will be loaded to horses. We ride on the horses through the foot of the At-Bashi channel, then, we get to the Shirikty valley at 3533m above sea level. Picnic on the route with a view to the beautiful nature. Installing the tent camp, dinner and overnight in tents at 3000m .. 6h of horseriding.

Day 6 / Shirikty – Tash Rabat:

Horse Riding in Tash-Rabat Valley. We reach with the horses the pass which rises to 4130 m alt. Beautiful view around Shirikty pass. Picnic outdoors. We arrive to Tash Rabat Caravanserai. Caravanserai was an extensive network of traveller’s inns along the caravan roads, located outpost of civilization in isolated regions, providing shelter from the hostile natural environment and from bandits of the 14th century. Installation in the yurt. Leisure, Caravan Sarai, visit the 14th century trace. Dinner and overnight in a yurt. (3100 m dlt). 6h of horse riding.

Day 7 / Tash Rabat – Ak Say:

After breakfast moving to Chatyr Kul (3rd largest lake in the country). It is situated at 3560m above sea level near the border with China, surrounded by high mountains. At noon, we are on the pass Tash Rabat at 3960 m. Outdoor picnic. A panoramic view of the lake and the chain of Kakshal Too. Kakshal Too is a large mountain range, which stretches for a length of 582 km(in Kyrgyzstan) between Kyrgyzstan and China. Descent to the Chatyr Kul lake, installation in a tent camp, dinner and overnight in tents near the yak breeders. (alt 3570 m). 6h-7h of horse riding.

Day 8 / Ak Say – Ichke valley:

In the morning after breakfast we reach the pass called Last. There is Ichke valley at 4062m. Picnic in the pass with an outstanding view to the nature. Following the road to the valley Ichke. Installation in our camp near the shepherd’s pasture. Overnight in tents. 6h of horse riding.

Day 9 / Ichke – Kara Suu Bel:

After breakfast, we continue riding to the direction that goes to China. Picnic in the picturesque view. On the way meeting with the grazing animals. Overnight in tents. 5h of horse riding.

Day 10 / Visit the yak and other animals farm:

After breakfast we meet with the life of people who live peacefully in the middle of the mountains. The culture of kyrgyz people has evolved over the centuries and up to the present time has kept its uniqueness and clearly expressed elements of the nomadic way of life. Picnic. Meeting with the driver. Transfer to Naryn. Dinner and overnight in a local guest house.

Day 11 / Naryn – Bishkek:

After breakfast we take our vehicle. Transfer to Bishkek. Lunch in a restaurant on the route. At the end of the day, arrival to Bishkek. Installation in a guest house in the center of the capital. Free time to walk around. Dinner in a typical restaurant in Bishkek. Overnight in the guest house.

Day 12 / Bishkek:

Day of dedication to the visiting of Bishkek. In Bishkek there are a lot of places making your stay interesting : museums and theaters, restaurants and cafes, modern entertainment centers, parks and gardens. After breakfast we start from the Square of Victory, walking through the parks we get to the Osh Bazaar market. Osh bazaar is always lively and colorful. Free time to do shopping. Dinner at the restaurant downtown. Overnight in a guest house.

Day 13 / Bishkek – Europe:

Transfer to the airport, flight home. End of Service !

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