Motorcycle tours in Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan (Pamir), Uzbekistan. Enduro tours. Jeep 4x4 tours

"From desert up to glaciers!" - motorcycle or jeep tour from Almaty (Kazakhstan) to Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan).
This route is interesting because it includes two countries and two different landscapes. The tour starts from the hilly steppe and arid desert of the Altyn Emel National Park in Kazakhstan and finish in the Alpine mountains of Kyrgyzstan where you will climb up to mountain glaciers at an altitude of 4000 meters! And definitely you will not pass by the most beautiful mountain lakes of Central Asia: Issyk-Kul and Song-Kol.
All this is connected by interesting motorbike roads and accompanied by delicious local food and beautiful scenery and cozy overnight stays..

Motorcycle Tour from Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan.



Duration: 10 travel days, 8 riding days.
Country: Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
Start/Finish: Almaty (Kazakhstan). Finish Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan).
Total Distance: 1800 km
Bikes: Suzuki DR650SE
Roads: about 60% is tarmac road. 40% is dirt roads.
Accommodation: Hotels and guesthouses on twin-sharing basis. Single room upgrade available (extra pay).
Group size: min 6 and max 10 riders.
Visas info: to get info for Kazakhstan / click to get info for Kyrgyzstan
Date: 04.05.2025 - 13.05.2025
Places in group: 8 available
Price - contact us
Tour price includes: Suzuki DR650SE bike including fuel and third part insurance, motorbike guide-leader , support vehicle with passenger carrying ability, all stays (twin share room), all meals, water and soft drinks, all entry fees, airport transfer.
And FREE souvenirs from SilkOffRoad team.
Tour price excludes: possible damage of motorcycle, damage deposit $500, flights, visas (if required), personal insurances.
***If you would like a single room there will be a single supplement: US $400 (Please note, you may be required to share a bathroom at least once on this trip).
Requirements: valid driver's license with motorcycle category, age not less than 25 years, driving experience of at least 3 years, own motorcycle gear (helmet, protective jacket, knee protaction, boots and gloves) readiness to have unbelievable adventure with lots of surprises on the way, physical strength, endurance and pure optimism, respect laws and culture of local people.
1. Almaty
Arrival and meeting at the airport of the city of Almaty. Transfers, hotel accommodation. At noon we will meet at the hotel to check the motorcycles, paperwork, payment. A welcome dinner awaits us at a local restaurant. Then you return to the hotel and rest. Tomorrow the riding of freedom!

2. Almaty - Altin Emel nature park (250 km)
Today you are running away from civilization to meet motorcycle adventures. Riding on West China-West Europe highway. Visit to the retro museum. Lunch at a roadside cafe. You will ride through the expanses of the Kazakh steppes plateau Kokhan with nice views of hilling steppe. Having left the steppe on the main road, you will pass the Altyn-Emel pass where we will have a tea break with delicious mutton "shashlik” – it will be cooked for you by local family right near the road. Overnight in the guest house at the territory of the Altyn-Emel. Here, at the huge distance from the civilization, in a cozy house of the Kazakh family you can have a rest.

3. Altin Emel nature park - Chundzha Hot springs (250 km)
In the morning you will continue motorbike riding on the Altyn-Emel reserve is the huge territory of wild desert. You will visit the unique natural phenomenon Singing Dune. There, climbing the dune, you may be lucky and the dune will sing you the song of the desert.
After lunch, you will leave the reserve and visit the Holy Tree (or Aktau Mountains).
Then you will ride again along the famous Silk Road highway from China to Europe. In the evening you will reach the hot springs resort where swim and take off your fatigue.

4. Chundzha Hot springs - Karakol (280 km)
Riding along the Ketmen mountain range. Сoffee break цшер hot dogs at a gas station.Today you leave Kazakhstan and enter Kyrgyzstan - the kingdom of mountains, rivers and lakes. Crossing borders. Arrival in the city of Karakol. Accommodation in a cozy hotel.

5. Karakol - Issyk Kul Lake (190 km)
You motorcycle tour of Kyrgyzstan continues! If you are waiting mountain passes then today should make you really happy! This day will leads us to the realm of the cold and harsh peaks of the Tien Shan where you will pass the three passes - the Sarimonok Pass 3126 m, Barskoon pass 3754 m and be ready to conquer the highest pass on your tour, the Suek Pass at 4021mt. After all the mountain climbing, you will go down to the Issyk-Kul resort lake, where you enjoy a magnificent vacation on its azure coast. Overnight yurt camp.

6. Issyk Kol Lake - Kochkor village (200km)
Today you will return to the mountains again where you will enjoy motorbike riding along the most beautiful roads of the Terskey Alatau mountains. You will have lunch at the farmhouse of a family of hereditary hunters, where you will learn a lot of interesting things about hunting with eagles. You will also have a riding along the coast of the amazing Issyk-Kul Lake.
In the evening you will arrive in the Kochkorka village. Overnight in the comfortable guesthouse

7. Kochkor - Song-Kol Lake (130 km)
Continuing motorcycle tour in Kyrgyzstan you will ride the beautiful mountain serpentine pass of “33 Parrots Pass”. (3133м). This road with the twisty sections will lead you to the Song-Kol Lake which is the highest big lakes in Kyrgyzstan. Here you will have an opportunity to dine on Kyrgyz dishes prepared by shepherds and spend a night in nomadic yurt under warm blankets and songs of the mountain wind. Yurt camp accommodation.

8. Song Kol Lake - Suusamyr valley (240 km)
Kyrgyzstan is generous with mountain passes and today you will ride two more beautiful passes and the Kokomeren mountain river to reach the beautiful the Susamir valley - the largest alpine pasture in Central Asia. Our overnight in comfort cabins camp surrounded by beautiful mountain panorama.

9. Suusamyr valley - Bishkek (153 km)
After departing Susamir valley you will turn to the Kyrgyz range and start your climb to the famous Too-Ashu Pass (3,200 m). You will feel as though you are riding stairs to the sky! Too-Ashu Pass is famous for its 4 km tunnel through the mountain peak. After the tunnel you will ride down to the road to Bishkek - capital city of Kyrgyzstan.
Hotel accommodation. Celebration dinner the end of the motorcycle tour!).

10. Bishkek
With pleasant impressions and a bunch of photos returning home!)

This motorcycle is perfect for local landscapes.
Suzuki DR650SE is very reliable and easy to drive . Bike will ride with a breeze on the highway and carry you through any off-road. With adjustments, bike will be comfortable for riders with a height of 1.70 cm and above. This bike will be your faithful and reliable friend on this motorcycle trip!
Power: 43 HP Seat height: 865mm-885mm. Weight: 160 kg
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