Trekking in Central Tien-Shan

Best season: mid July - August
Trekking along South Inylchek Glacier

 

Day

Itinerary

Meals

Accommodation

1.

International flight to Bishkek.  Arrive early in the morning. Meet at Airport. Transfer to the Hotel. Rest. Afternoon city sightseeing tour in Bishkek: Philharmonic Society, Ala-Too Square, Victory Square, Handicraft Shops, Osh bazaar, Fine Arts Museum. Overnight at Hotel.

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3* Hotel

2.

Transfer from Bishkek to Karakol (400km, 7 hours drive).  On the way excursion to the XII Century Burana Tower. Overnight in Hotel.

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Green Yard Hotel

3.

Transfer to At-Djailoo at an altitude of 2500m (200km, 6 hours drive). Circular trek. Acclimatization.

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Tent Camp

4.

Trekking to Inylchek Glacier at an altitude of 2900m (approximately 5 hours trekking).

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Tent Camp

5.

Trekking towards the Merzbacher Glade (6-7 hours).

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Tent Camp

6.

Continue trekking (6-7 hours). Overnight at the Merzacher Glade at an altitude of 3380m.

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Tent Camp

7.

Circular trek to the Merzbacher Lake at an altitude of 3300m.

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Tent Camp

8.

Continue trekking along the Inylchek Glacier up to the start of the Shokalsky Glacier or Komsomolsky Glacier at an altitude of 4100m (7-8 hours trekking).

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Tent Camp

9.

Continue trekking to the area of the Diky pass (7 hours).

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Tent Camp

10.

Trekking to the Khan-Tengry Base Camp (4000m).

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Tent Camp

11.

Rest Day or circular trek to near the base of Khan-Tengry Peak. Reserve day for helicopter flight.

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Tent Camp

12.

Helicopter flight to Maida-Adyr Camp or Karkara Camp (20 minute flight). Vehicle transfer to Karakol (180km, 5 hours drive).

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Green Yard Hotel

13.

Transfer to Cholpon-Ata on the northern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul (140km, 2 hours drive). On the way visit the Ethnographical Museum, an open-air Petroglyphs Museum. Reserve day for helicopter flight.

B L D

, 3* Royal Beach Hotel

14.

Transfer to Bishkek (260km, 4 hours drive).

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3* Hotel

15.

Check-out. Transfer to Airport. Departure by international flight.

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Notes:

  • Helicopters in the Inylchek glacier area are available from July 5th until August 31st.
  • The Helicopter flight schedule will be finally confirmed by May 2017.  As the programme includes shared helicopter flights, the flight day and date should be chosen according to the finalized Helicopter flight schedule.
  • Every passenger on the helicopter flight can take up to 30kg of luggage without extra charges.
  • The Helicopter flight to Maidaadyr can be changed for a flight to Karkara, this does not influence or change the itinerary day plan or cost of the programme

Notes regarding Helicopter Flight:

  • Helicopters in the Inylchek glacier area are available from July 5th until August 31st.
  • The Helicopter flight schedule will be finally confirmed by May 2017.  As the programme includes shared helicopter flights, the flight day and date should be chosen according to the finalized Helicopter flight schedule.
  • Every passenger on the helicopter flight can take up to 30kg of luggage without extra charges.
  • The Helicopter flight to Maidaadyr can be changed for a flight to Karkara, this does not influence or change the itinerary day plan or cost of the programme.

 

Trip itinerary and service can be changed by request.

 

Prices 2018

Group of 2 people - USD 2995 per person

Group of 4 people - USD 2400 per person

Group of 5 people - USD 2175 per person

Group of 6 people - USD 2000 per person

Group of 7 people - USD 1980 per person

Single supplement for accommodation - USD 164 per person per programme(available in Bishkek, Karakol and Issyk-Kul Lake only)

Price includes the following service:

  • English speaking Mountain Guide for trekking                                                                                                                                      
  • Cook for trek                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Porters to carry food and kitchen utensils only
  • Twin bedroom accommodation in the Hotels
  • Tent accommodation based on two people sharing one tent.
  • Meals: according to the programme itinerary above;  Full board during the trek and at Lake Issyk-Kul, Breakfast in the Hotels
  •  Land transport as stated in the programme (Airport-Airport)
  •  Shared helicopter flight from Khan-Tengry Base Camp to Maida-Adyr Camp or Karkara for clients and Guide
  •  Border permit
  • Excursions and entrance fees

 

 

Additional services available at extra cost:

  • Porters to carry personal belongings – USD 440 per porter per programme
  • Kyrgyz visa support (if required) – USD 30 per person
  • Kyrgyz visa fee (if required) – USD 70 per person
  • OVIR registration – USD 15 per person
  • Lunches and/or Dinners in Karakol and Bishkek – approx. USD 7-15 per person per meal

 

Payment

To guaranty booking full payment for confirmed trip should be done  6 weeks prior the 1st day of the trip. Non payment in time may result in full cancellation.

All service fees charged by banks or other financial institutions for payment processing must be paid by Sender.

Cancellations and charges

There is no fee for changes or cancellations when made more than 21 days prior to arrival, but any actual expenses incurred relating to documents such as visa support, permits, or any other necessary official paperwork, will have to be paid for by the client;

  • There  is 10% fee of ordered services for changes or cancellations when made 15 to 21 days prior to arrival;
  • There is 50% fee of ordered services for cancellations when made 7 to 14 days prior to arrival.
  • There is 100% fee for cancellations when made less than 7 days prior to arrival.
  • Trekking shoes or boots
  • Trekking poles
  • Rucksack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunblock cream
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