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Trekking tour "Contrasts of Tien Shan"

Duration: 14 days / 14 nights.

Level of difficulty:
 


Trip features:
Trek to Mertzbakher Glade, visits to Base Camp "South Inylchek", high altitude camps, over 4100 m. a.s.l. overnights in tents.

Best season:
  July August.


GENERAL INFORMATION

The trip we offer you below is a light version of trekking in Central Tien-Shan and trip to Son-Kul lake. It begins in Bishkek, the capitals city of Kyrgyzstan. By a driven car you are transferred to Son-Kul lake, you can see beautiful panorama of lake, nomadic life of Kyrgyz people. You enjoy horseback riding or just hiking, spend time with friendly Kyrgyz families and taste their fresh airan (yogurt) and kymys (a fermented national drink from mares milk), also you will view horseshow.

Then you continue the trip to eastern shore of Issyk-Kul lake, to Karakol town. After that you are transferred to At Jailoo alpine meadow, from here the trekking part starts. During the trek you will learn the real beauty of the mountains, the serenity and silence of Tien Shan, the Celestial mountains. You will see one of biggest glacier in the world, mysterious Merzbacher Lake. Your trip finishes in the Base Camp South Inylchek at the foot of magnificent Khan Tengri peak (7010m).
 

In season 2018 Ak-Sai Travel sets tent camps along the whole route. Travel with comfort! If you book the trek Contrasts of Tien-Shan, you use our tent camps and all the facilities! It gives us you s number of advantages:
  
1)    Your journey is easier and more comfortable than ever as you do not need to carry any food, tents, kitchen utensils,    etc. 
2)    Your journey becomes cheaper, as there is no need to hire any porters, cooks, etc. Moreover, there is no crowd to spoil the views. 
3)    The journey is safer, as you get a detailed map with the route description. There is means of communication in every tent camp. 

Itinerary:  Bishkek Son-Kul - Karakol - At-Jailoo - Inylchek glacier - Putevodniy glacier - Mertzbakher Glade and Lake - South Inylchek base camp Karkara Issyk-Kul - Bishkek.



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