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7 Day Follow in the Tracks of Ancient Nomads Across Tien Shan Guided Motorcycle Tour in Kyrgyzstan

Rixon Hotel, Медерова, д. 71, 720031, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Guided Motorcycle Tour Kyrgyzstan

Untouched Kyrgyzstan, the land of virgin nature and nomad culture. Come across unbelievable landscapes and learn about the traditions and lifestyle of nomads. Motorized adventures and unimaginable impressions await for you!

Key information

  • Terrain: 70% off-road, 30% pavement
  • Bike: rental bike (Suzuki DRZ400 or similar)
  • Mileage: 1095 kilometers /680 miles
  • Riding gear: not included: waterproof jacket, pants/motorcycle overalls, enduro helmet or helmet with visor, warm hat, enduro boots, gloves, knee guards, elbow protectors, and chest protector
  • Meals: full board (3 meals a day)

Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Bishkek
  • Ride towards Suusamyr Valley - a picturesque mountain valley
  • Go to Lake Song Kol, situated at a height of 3000 m above sea level
  • The road runs along with amazing landscapes, through passes, hills and sand canyons
  • Enjoy the panoramic view of Lake Issyk Kul which is unique and famous
  • Pass the Orto-Tokoi water basin which is located in rocky mountains
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


5 riding days
Group size: 4-10 participants
Airport transfer included: Manas International Airport
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Accommodation

  • Night 1: Rixon hotel
  • Night 2: SUUS Lodge
  • Night 3: Yurt Camp in Song Kol
  • Night 4: Guest House Jer-Kechky
  • Night 5: Guesthouse Tamga
  • Night 6: Rixon 3 stars hotel

Program

Day 1: Manas Airport - Bishkek

  • 06:00 Arrival, meeting at the airport
  • 07:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Accommodation at the hotel
  • 10:00 Briefing
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 Rest time

After meeting at Manas Airport, we head towards Bishkek. The city is situated at a height of 800 m above the sea. Upon arriving, we accommodate at the hotel. Get some rest after a long flight, and taste national and European cuisine. Afterward, we have a group meeting and your tour guide will go over how the tour is organized and what to expect. For lunch and dinner, we have the most delicious national dishes.

  • Accommodation: Rixon hotel 3 stars or similar

Day 2: Bishkek - Suusamyr

  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Motorcycle pick up and Departure
  • 13:30 Picnic
  • 14:00 Departure
  • 17:00 Arrival in Suusamyr valley

After breakfast, we are on the way towards Suusamyr Valley - a picturesque mountain valley located right in the heart of the Tien-Shan Mountains. Our road to Suusamyr runs through the Too-Ashuu Pass (3000 meters). This stretch is considered to be the most beautiful in Kyrgyzstan. From its height, you can see the amazing panoramic view of Suusamyr Valley. We make a short stop to take the pictures. Afterward, we have a picnic and enjoy drinking tea and coffee. We finish the day by arriving in Suusamyr Valley and accommodating at the tourist complex where you stay overnight.

  • Total distance per day: 185 km
  • Ride difficulty: 1-2
  • Terrain: 85% off-road, 15% paved
  • Max height: 2000 m
  • Accommodation: SUUS Lodge or similar

Day 3: Suusamyr - Song Kol

  • 08.30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Departure
  • 12:00 Picnic
  • 13:00 Departure
  • 16:30 Arrival at Lake Song Kol, a trip around the lake
  • 18:00 Accommodation at yurt camp

After breakfast, get ready for a long ride to one of the most beautiful locations in the northwest, Lake Song Kol. It’s situated at a height of 3000 m above sea level. Song Kol can be rightly called the wonder of Tien-Shan. The magnificent lake is surrounded by mountains and pastures. Here it’s possible to see snow-white yurts, herds of yaks, horses, and sheep and meet friendly shepherds. By the evening we get to the lake where we stay overnight in yurts - a national dwelling of nomads.

  • Total distance per day: 220 km
  • Ride difficulty: 1-2
  • Terrain: 50% off-road, 50% paved
  • Max height: 3500 m
  • Note: yurt capacity 6 people. But during the low season, you can be accommodated 2 pax per yurt according to availability.
  • Accommodation: Yurt camp

Day 4: Song-Kol - Jer-Kechky

  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Departure
  • 13:00 Picnic
  • 14:00 Departure
  • 17:00 Arrival in Jer-Kechky

You say goodbye to Song Kol and head to see and take pictures of petroglyphs-ancient rock engravings. Being on the top of mountain ridge we admire the fabulous views over the Song Kol lake. You continue riding to Naryn. This particular stretch seems to be made in motorcycle heaven. The road runs along with amazing landscapes, through passes, hills and sand canyons. On the way, it’s possible to meet nomads and learn some facts about their mode of life. Picnic. Late in the evening, you arrive at the mountain place near Jer-Kechky village where you stay overnight.

  • Total distance per day: 320 km
  • Ride difficulty: 1-2
  • Terrain: 85% off-road, 15% paved
  • Max height: 3300 m
  • Accommodation: Guest House Jer-Kechky

Day 5: Jer Kechky - Tamga

  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Departure
  • 12:00 Picnic
  • 13:00 Departure
  • 16:00 Arrival at Tamga

Today, you'll ride along the Naryn River. It is the longest river in Kyrgyzstan (its length is 535 km) and continues our riding till we see its junction with another river – Kichi Naryn. It’s time to stop and enjoy the breathtaking sceneries. In the afternoon we’ll take a thrilling ride across the Tosor Pass (4020 m). Riding difficulty is 2. From its height, you’ll see a panoramic view of Lake Issyk Kul which is unique and famous and considered to be a pearl of Central Asia. Picnic. In the evening we arrive in Tamga where we stay overnight at a cozy guest house.

  • Total distance per day: 220 km
  • Ride difficulty: 1-2
  • Terrain: 85% off-road, 15% paved
  • Max height: 4020 m
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse Tamga

Day 6: Tamga - Bishkek

  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Departure
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 Departure
  • 16:00 Arrival in Bishkek
  • 17:00 Motorcycle drop-off
  • 17:30 Check-in
  • 19:00 Farewell dinner

Your last day of riding takes us back to the capital. As you travel towards there, you pass the Orto-Tokoi water basin which is located in rocky mountains. Upon arriving in Bishkek you turn in the bikes and accommodate at the hotel to freshen up before your complimentary farewell dinner that evening at café in ethnic style.

  • Total distance per day: 350 km
  • Ride difficulty: 1
  • Terrain: 15% off-road, 85% paved
  • Max height: 1750 m
  • Accommodation: Rixon 3 stars hotel or similar

Day 7: Transfer to airport - Departure

Today is the day to pack your bags, filled with the experiences and memories of a great tour and head home. Have a safe journey back home and we hope to see you back for another motorcycling sunride next year.

Skill level(s) required for this tour:

Beginner:

  • can ride for 2-3 hours
  • minimal riding experience
  • assistance required
  • comfortable with curves and leans
  • basic experience with unsurfaced roads
  • short distance ascents and descents

Location

This tour will take you to explore Kyrgyzstan. The places you will visit include Chunkurchak Gorge, Suusamyr, Song Kol, Naryn, Tamga, and Bishkek.

The Kyrgyz Republic is a country located in the north-eastern part of Central Asia. It borders with Kazakhstan in the north, with Uzbekistan in the west, with Tajikistan in the south-west, and with China in the east and south-east.

Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country. More than three-quarters of the country is mountainous.

The highest point is Pobeda Peak (7439 meters). The lowest point of Kyrgyzstan is located in the Batken region, at an altitude of 401 meters above sea level. The average altitude of the country is about 2750 meters. Throughout the country, there are two major mountain systems. They are Tian-Shan in the north-east and Pamir-Alay in the south-west. In Kyrgyzstan, there are 40,000 large and small rivers, over 2,000 lakes, and 8,000 glaciers.

Food

Included in your package is full board (3 meals a day).

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Horseback riding

Taste local food

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • All transfers
  • Suzuki DRZ400 or similar
  • Support vehicle
  • Technical support
  • Spare motorcycle
  • English-speaking guide service
  • Full board (3 meals a day)
  • Farewell dinner

What's not included

  • International flights
  • Equipment
  • Fuel for tourists' motorcycles - 105 USD
  • Single supplement
  • In case of motorcycle accident or fall-off the driver is responsible for the repairs and damages - 600 USD

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Manas International Airport (FRU). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Travel Land Kyrgyzstan will pick you up from the airport.

The easiest way to get to Kyrgyzstan is by plane. There are daily flights from Europe via Moscow and Istanbul to Bishkek with airlines like Aeroflot, Turkish Airlines, and Pegasus. There are also flights from Bishkek to Delhi, Dubai, Novosibirsk, Tashkent, Astana, Almaty, Urumqi and other destinations operated by airlines such as Air Astana, Fly Dubai, S7, Air Manas, and Air Kyrgyzstan.

Airport: Manas International Airport Airport transfer included: Manas International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 12% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 4 participants

Availability

Start: Saturday September 11, 2021
End: Friday September 17, 2021

Tour information

This tour requires a minimum of four riders.

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