KYRGYZSTAN
THE GREAT TIEN-SHAN

MOTORCYCLE TOUR
14 DAYS

Motorbike adventures are waiting for you in the magical country – Kyrgyzstan!!

Kyrgyzstan is country of green mountains, glaciers and the clearest rivers. Kyrgyzstan – is the most lofty and clear image of the Central Asia – the heart of the great mountain range Tyan-Shyan. The Tyan-Shyan is translated as ‘sky mountains’, that’s why here climbing and coming down through the most beautiful passes of the Central Asia you may see incredible panorama of the earth and breathe with cool open air. About 90 % of our tour lays on 1500m. of altitude above sea level, and the third part of it – on 3000m. At this tour we go to the main sightseeing of the country – the clearest lake in the world – the mystery of submarine city – the Issyk-Kul Lake. Our tour is plenty of acquaintance with local hospitable people and visiting ancient monuments and stays in yurts of nomads. And you can be part of it! Besides, you do it by motorcycle.

We do not describe on our website some places and roads which is commercial secret and exclusive part of our itinerary. But you will see it!

Date: 

1: 15.08.2018 - 28.08.2018 ( the group is open, 5 spots available )
2: 09.09.2018 - 22.09.2018 (the group is completed)
Duration: 14 travel days, 12 riding days
Country: Kyrgyzstan
Start/Finish: Bishkek. Capital city of Kyrgyzstan
Total Distance: 2540 km
Bikes:  Suzuki DR650.
Roads: about 70% is tarmac road. Other 30% is gravel, dusty roads.
Accommodation: twin room/ in hotel (8 nights), guesthouse (2 nights), yurt (2 nights), tent (1 night).
Group size: min 6 and max 10 riders.
Visa: Visa free for more than 40 countries 


 


 
 
 
 

PRICE INFO

Price - $3150
Tour price includes: bike including fuel, car support, tour-leader on the bike, all stays, all meals, water and soft drinks, evening beer, all entry fees, airport transfer, SilkOffRoad souvenirs.
Tour price excludes: damage of motorcycle, single room, flights, visas and visa support, insurance
Requirements: readiness to have unbelievable adventure with lots of surprises on the way, physical strength and pure optimism, good riding skills , respect laws and culture of local people.

 

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Itinerary

1. Bishkek.

Arriving to Bishkek. Airport transfer. Check-in hotel. City tour -A visit to the main square - Ala-Too. Translated from the "Snow Mountain" Kyrgyz language, symbolizes the nature of the country, two thirds of which is mountainous. The area of "Ala-Too" - the most popular place in the city are held festivities, celebrations, meetings and other events.
On the square waving the 45-meter flag of Kyrgyzstan. A visit to the State Museum of History of Kyrgyzstan, St. Nicholas Church, the mosaic of the monument "Friendship of Peoples" established in 1964, visiting the memorial to World War II monument in Victory Square, established in 1985, the 40th anniversary of victory in World War II. Visit Osh bazaar. Lunch at a local restaurant. Check motorcycles. Free time. Dinner. Overnight hotel.

2. Bishkek - Toktogul Lake. 339 km.

Leaving out of Bishkek, we go through a line of different villages. Then we turn to the Kyrgyz range and start our climbing to the famous pass Too-Ashu (3700 m). It is a real stairs to the sky! It is famous for its 4 km tunnel through its peak. Going through it and coming down we cross Susamir mountain's valley with Alabel pass 3200m . There nomads live in yurts and tens of thousands of horses and sheep on pasture. We will stop for the night in a resort on Toktogul Lake where we spend good time relax and swim in the lake. Dinner delicious local trout. Overnight hotel.

3. Toktogul Lake - Arslanbob village. 241 km 

We'll go for one of the most beautiful roads Bishek-Osh road (M41) which runs along the Naryn river in the mountains through tunnels. Arriving at a mountain resort village Aryslanbob. Visits to local waterfalls. Overnight the guest house.

4. Arslanbob village - Osh city. 140 km

We continue our motorbike tour along the border with Uzbekistan and eating gifts of famous Ferghana Valley - watermelons and sweet melons. Visit the ancient complex Karakhanids: 44 meters tall minaret, madrasa and mosque in the city of Uzgen. The arrival of the second-largest city of Kyrgyzstan - Osh. The ancient city of the Great Silk Road linking the Fergana Valley with the Chinese Kashgar. City Tour: Mount Suleman and museum, Osh bazaar. Overnight at the hotel.

5. Osh city - Alps camp (Lenin Peak). 257 km

Today we go to the south of the country in the Pamir-Alai Mountains. We will drive through beautiful mountain passes Chirchik Ashu (2500m) and Taldyk Ashu (3615m). Arrival at alpine camp located at the foot of the famous Lenin Peak (7134m). Overnight tent.

6. Lenin peak alps camp - Osh city. 257 km.

Back to Osh. Overnight hotel.

7. Osh city - Kazarman village. 272 km

We leave Osh and delve into the mountains. After Jalalabad mountain gravel road begins that passes through the pass Kaldama 3000 m and descends into the large settlement Kazarman. Overnight a cozy homestay.

8. Kazarman village - Song-Kol Lake. 153 km.

In the morning we will continue our motorcycle tour in Kyrgyzstan. Mountain serpentine of Moldo-Ashu pass (3201m) lead us to the high mountain Song-Kol lake situated 3500m of altitude above sea level. This lake one of the highest big lake in Central Asia. Here we have an opportunity to dinner Kyrgyz dishes prepared by shepherds, spend a night in nomadic yurt under warm blankets and songs of the mountain wind.

9. Song-Kol Lake - Tash Rabat caravanserai fortress. 230 km

From the lake we will pass down using another pass Terakei-Tarpok (3132m) or "33 parrot», known for its winding serpentine and get to Tash Rabat Caravanserai on the Great Silk Road (Stone Castle from the 14th century). Tash Rabat is located at the very heart of Tian Shan Mountains. There will be a traditional dinner and the night will be spent in yurts near Tash Rabat caravanserai.

10. Tash Rabat caravanserai fortress - Naryn city. 114 km

We continue our Tianshan motorcycle tour in the beautiful Kyrgyzstan. We pass several passes Kulak - Ashu (3399m) and Buroylyu (3268m) with a wonderful panorama and go down to the Naryn city. Overnight in hotel.

11. Naryn city - Issyk Kol Lake (South coast). 344 km

This day is full of bright emotions because if nature allows us (snow doesn’t block up our way) we climb the pass Tosor situated 3892m. of altitude above sea level. We come down on the other side of Terskei - Alatau mountain range and get to the Issyk-Kul Lake. It is the second largest alpine lake in the world (1608m.above sea level). The lake is frequently called "the pearl of Central Asia" and is the main touristic highlight in Kyrgyzstan. Relax on the lake. Overnight a resort.

12. Issyk Kol Lake(South coast) - Issyk Kol Lake(North coast). 188 km.

We climb to the Sarymoynok pass (3126 m), cross the Barskoon pass (3754m) and then conquer the highest pass of our route - Suek pass (4021m). We return by the same route to Lake Issyk-Kul. We visit the museum of Prezhevalskiy the great Russian traveler . We drive around the lake and to post on its north side. Overnight a resort.

13. Issyk Kol Lake – Bishkek. 262 km 

We leave the beautiful lake Issyk-Kul and back to Bishkek. Today, the gala dinner and souvenirs and after, let the party begin!

14. Bishkek

Departure.

 
 

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