KYZYL SUU TREK
Trip code: KSJO
Trip season: July - October
Days: 7 days
Group size: 1-16 pax
Price: Please refer to Trek Dossier for the most up-to-date information.
Description: Kyzyl Suu trek in Central Tien Shan mountains fit trekkers who look for comfortable adventures in or just above tree line. May be good addition to your cultural section or as warm up before more ambitious plans. This seven day long trek starts from Kyzyl Suu valley and takes you thru the most beautiful scenery in Eastern Kyrgyzstan and Tien Shan - the world's second largest alpine lake Issyk-Kul, mountain ranges and snow capped peaks, woods and mountain passes. The tour begins and ends with the opportunity to visit some of Kyrgyzstan's finest cultural and historical treasures.
Route: The route begins with drive to Kyzyl Suu village located on the south shore of Issyk-Kul lake. There will be time to swim and explore the lake and its environs on foot or by boat before continue to Kyzyl Suu weather station where we stay tonight. Next day, porters take over and carry personal luggage and camping gear for the trek through stunning mountain scenery. The trekking route, known as the 'Kyzyl Suu Trek', goes through cool juniper groves and passes crystal clear alpine lake in Asantukum valley, many tempestuous rivers, high glaciated summits and a wide variety of colourful panoramas with breathtaking landscapes. The alpine meadows are extremely beautiful with a profusion of flowers and lush grass pastures. Several Golden Eagles have their home here along with other colourful bird and wild-life. There will be time at the end of the trek for sightseeing and shopping in Bishkek's bazaars, and we will gather together for a banquet on the final night.
Grade: The tour is five days trekking on foot. Paths are generally in good shapes. Mountain passes are steep but not technically difficult. The trek is porter-assisted, so you need to carry only a day pack with some of your belongings. Average walking time is around 6 - 7 hours per day. Daily altitude gain is about 800 -1000 m. You must be reasonably fit to attempt this trek. Trekking/hiking and camping background advisable but not essential.
Trek Crew: The trek is assisted by guide and porters to carry camping gear for the trek.