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Kyrgyzstan
Trekking Adventure
Departing June 2019 - 7 days
 
The Plan

The plan for this adventure is to venture into the stunning Tien Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan and explore this intriguing region.

Landing in Bishkek, we'll have a quick breakfast before taking the private minibus to Karakol. The start of all things outdoor adventure in Kyrgyzstan.

From Karakol, we will begin our self-supported trek into the Karakol Valley staying first at Sirota Camp before heading onto our goal, Lake Ala Kul - a turqoise glacial lake situated at a high mountain pass. From the pass we can see the Takyr Tor glacier and many other high, alpine style mountains.

After enjoying the lake, we head down the valley to Kledike Camp. The next morning we walk down the valley, spending a few hours at the thermal hot springs of Altyn Arashan before finishing off the valley and returning to Karakol.

We'll have a full day to rest and experience the nomadic culture of  Kyrgyzstan with a performance of the famous Kyrgyz horseriding skills and a feast of local cuisine.

After all the adventure, we'll head back to Bishkek for a night before flying back to Hong Kong with plenty of stories.

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6 jul

Trip starts in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in morning. Transfer to Karakol by private minibus 6hrs. Overnight in Karakol Guesthouse

Begin trek in Karakol Valley. Overnight in Sirota Camp (tent)

Continue trekking. Visit Ala Kul Lake and high pass. Overnight in Kledike Camp (tent)

Trek to Altyn Arashan hot springs. Return to Karakol. Overnight in Karakol Guesthouse, Karakol

Cultural day - horseback riding / eagle hunting. Overnight in Karakol Guesthouse, Karakol

Travel to Bishkek (6hrs). Overnight in Apple Hostel, Bishkek

Trip ends after breakfast.

N.b. Accommodation may change but will be of similar quality. Expedition dates will remain the same.

 
Essential Info
Accommodation

Accommodation will be in basic guesthouses and hotels in towns. During the trekking phase, you will be wildcamping in tents on the hillside.

Food

Meat is a substantial part of Kyrgyz cuisine. Expect mutton, horse meat, yak, served in dumplings, on top of rice, noodles or potatoes.  During the trekking phase we will cook simple, locally-bought food. In towns, we will eat at simple but clean local restaurants.

Transport

The team will take private and public minibuses for long-distance travel and shared taxis for shorter trips.

Kit

At the first training the team will be given a reccommended kit list. The kit required is similar to that needed for a multi-day camping trek in HK winter time, with a few extras for the colder and potentially wetter weather at higher altitudes.

Language

The trip will have a bilingual trip leader (English and Cantonese). The Kyrgyz people speak mainly Russian and Kyrgyz, however many people working in tourism will also be able to speak English, but it is not widespread.

Age

The open expeditions are aimed at active people 18 or over.

Training

Our trip leaders will hold one compulsory training day covering kit, the itinerary, what to expect, fitness and to get to know each other.  Further training days will be held for free and will be open to family and friends too.

Minimum Fitness Requirements

At times expedition life can be physically and mentally tiring. We highly recommend that to fully enjoy the experience you undertake some form of physical training in your own time.  Horizon Line Expeditions are achievable by anyone with an OK level of fitness and a positive attitude.

Our aim to be as inclusive as possible, so for participants that we feel do not have a sufficient base level of fitness we may suggest a training action plan to help.

Get in touch with any fitness, health, kit or training questions which remain unanswered.

 

Dates

Training Weekend

2D/1N in Easter 2019

Trip  Dates

Sunday 30th June - Saturday 6th July 2019

 
Price
$5,900  HKD (land only)
Team size: 5 -12 pax
(N.b. If minimum numbers are not reached we may cancel the trip)
Travel Point Ltd, Licence #: 354032
included
  • Two professional English and Cantonese-speaking Horizon Line expedition leaders with full medical kit

  • 2 days of training in HK

  • Group equipment- tents, stoves, safety gear

  • All transport as outlined in the itinerary

  • All accommodation (i.e. guesthouse and tented) as outlined in the itinerary

  • All food (Breakfast x7, Lunch x7, Dinner x 6)

  • All activites and treks in final itinerary

  • Local trek guide during trek

not included
  • Flights to/from Bishkek/Hong Kong

  • Travel insurance (obligatory)

  • Visa where needed

  • Personal equipment - kit list provided in Expedition Info Pack

  • Beverages and any costs of a personal nature

  • Travel to and from HK Airport

  • Travel to Bishkek Airport after the trip

  • Additional porters

  • Activities outside of the itinerary

 
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