11 passes of the Great Tian Shan - Motorcycle tour in Kyrgyzstan
Motorbike adventures are waiting for you in the magical country of Kyrgyzstan!!
Kyrgyzstan is a country of green mountains, glaciers and the clearest of rivers.
It provides the loftiest and clearest images of the Central Asia region and is the heart of the great Tyan-Shyan mountain range.
Tyan-Shyan is translated as “Sky Mountains”.
Here you will ascend and descend the most beautiful mountain passes of the Central Asian region. You will see incredible panoramas of the terrain and breathe in the clear mountain air.
About 90 % of our tour lays at 1,500mt altitude and a section of it at 3,000mt.
On this tour we will ride to the main sightseeing regions of the country including Issyk-Kul Lake – the clearest lake in the world with mysteries of the submarine city at Issyk-Kul and the large humanoids that have been reported. True or False? Come and see for yourself! You can be part of this motorcycle tour through an amazing country. Our tour will provide plenty of acquaintance opportunities with local hospitable people and accommodation stays in the yurts of nomads and will also visit ancient monuments.
Motorcycle  adventures are waiting for you in the magical country – Kyrgyzstan!!.

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:  04.06.2022 - 14.06.2022

Date 2:  28.07.2022 - 07.08.2022
Duration: 11 travel days, 9 riding days
Country: Kyrgyzstan
Start/Finish: Bishkek. Capital city of Kyrgyzstan
Total Distance: 2200 km
Bikes:  Suzuki DR650.
Roads: about 70% paved roads and  30% dirt roads.
Accommodation: twin room/ in hotel (7 nights), guesthouse (2 nights), yurt (1 night).
Group size: min 6 and max 10 riders.
Visa: Kyrgyzstan visa free for more than 40 countries. Click for more info  


Price - $2500
Tour price includes: bike including fuel, car support, tour-leader on the bike, all stays, all meals, water and soft drinks, all entry fees, airport transfer, SilkOffRoad souvenirs.
Tour price excludes: damage of motorcycle, single room (+$350), 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.  







1. Bishkek.

Airport transfers to hotel. Then we take you to lunch at a local restaurant after which you will return to the hotel where your bikes have been parked and familiarize yourselves with them.  Before a dinner we will take you on a city tour. Then the welcome dinner after which you return to your hotel.

2. Bishkek - Toktogul Lake. 339 km.

After departing Bishkek you will turn to the Kyrgyz range and start your climb to the famous Too-Ashu Pass (3,700 mt). 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 descend to cross the Susamir mountains valley with Alabel Pass at 3,200mt. There are many nomads living in yurts and grazing hundreds of horses and sheep on lush green meadows. You will drink tea in the yurt of a hospitable nomadic family.  
Our overnight stay will be at Toktogul Lake where you will have time to relax and swim before a meal of fresh trout from the lake. Hotel accommodation.

3. Toktogul Lake - Arslanbob village. 243 km 

On this day you will ride the Bishkek-Osh road (M41) which is certainly one of the most beautiful of roads alongside the Naryn River. You will ride and view more mountains and travel through several tunnels. You will arrive at Arslanboba mountain village for your overnight stay. Arslanbob is without doubt one of the most beautiful villages in the country. It is surrounded by mountains with a river running through town and has the largest wild walnut forest in the world. Most residents are Uzbeks hence this village has a truly unique culture. You will visit local waterfalls. Guest house accommodation.

4. Arslanbob village - Kazarman village. 230 km

Today your fascinating motorcycle journey will have you riding deep into the mountains of Tien Shan.  There are many beautiful mountain gorges and panoramic views. A gravel road passes through the Kaldama Pass at 3,000 mt. and descends into Kazarman village. Guest house accommodation.

5. Kazarman village - Song-Kol Lake. 160 km.

Continuing your motorcycle tour in Kyrgyzstan you will ride the  “Mountain Serpentine” of Moldo Ashu Pass (3201m.) If you research Moldo Ashu Pass we know that once viewed you will be even more eager to ride in Kyrgyzstan.This road with the greatest of twisty sections and switchbacks will lead you to the high mountain Song-Kol Lake situated at 3,500mt altitude which is among the highest altitude of lakes throughout Central Asia.  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 accommodation.

6. Song-Kol Lake - Naryn town 180 km

After what will be a delicious breakfast you will take a ride around the amazing Song Kol Lake with many majestic viewpoints. From there you ride down to Naryn City through the “33 Parrots Pass”. If you liked riding the twisty sections yesterday then you will be smiling today. This is a dizzy winding pass.  Don’t look for brightly coloured parrots as this road has nothing to do with birds! Hotel accommodation.

7. Naryn town - Naryn town. 250 km

Our Kyrgyzstan motorcycle tour continues. Early in the morning you will go along the road traveling to China along the At Bashi snow-white mountain range to get to Tash Rabat Caravanserai (an Inn with Courtyard or Stone Castle from the 14th century) on the Great Silk Road. You will get to visit this mysterious Caravanserai and have lunch in a yurt with nomads. You will then return to Naryn via a different route with wonderful panoramas.  Hotel accommodation.

8. Naryn town - Issyk Kol Lake. 350 km
This day is full of bright emotions because we come down on the other side of Terskei -   Alatau  mountain range and get to the  Issyk-Kul Lake. The lake is one of the largest mountain lakes 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.

9. Issyk Kol Lake. 220 km.

You can remain on the lake for relax or join to tour leader to  ride the Sarimonok Pass at 3,216 mt. and the Barskoon pass at 3,754mt.. Now be ready to conquer the highest pass on your tour, the Suek Pass at 4,021mt. If you have not yet had enough high sections then today should make you really happy! Back to the same resort.

10. Issyk Kol Lake – Bishkek. 262 km 

Today your riding will be completed as you leave beautiful Issyk-Kul Lake and ride back to Bishkek. A generally relaxing day getting you back to the city with time to clean up and get ready for the night’s gala dinner  where we will celebrate your ride with us with souvenirs for you and ride certificates. It will be our wish that you have enjoyed the ride and local hospitality and that we may see you again on another fabulous tour within Central Asia.

11. Bishkek

Transfers from hotel to your flights with best wishes for safe travel from all at SilkOffRoad Tours and also from the new friends you will have made during the ride. No doubt you have lots of photos and wonderful feelings and memories to share on your return home!


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