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Departing July 2020 - 10 days
The plan for this adventure is to venture into the stunning Tien Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan and explore this intriguing region.
Starting in Bishkek, we will get a taste for the country and get to know each other with a day hike into the impressive Ala-Archa National Park. The next day we head to Karakol via Burana Tower, the only remains of an ancient city.
In Karakol, we will experience up close the exhilarating horseback game of Kok Boru played at festivals.
Our trek will head up into the Tien Shan Mountains with our goal being the Boz Uchak Lakes. A cluster of remote crystal clear laes in the high mountains.
After enjoying the lakes, we head down the valley to the thermal hot springs of Altyn Arashan before finishing off the valley in a soviet truck and returning to Karakol.
After all the adventure, we'll head back to Bishkek for a day of souvenir shopping and sightseeing. a night before flying back to Hong Kong with plenty of stories.
Trip starts in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in morning. We take a day hike in Ala-Archa National Park. Overnight in Bishkek hostel.
Travel to Karakol with stops at Burana Tower and Lake IssyKul (8hrs with breaks). Overnight in Karakol Guesthouse.
Cultural day in Karakol - watch traditional horse games.Overnight in Karakol Guesthouse.
Begin trek. A 4-day trek to the crystal clear Boz Uchak Lakes. Overnight in tents.
Return to Karakol for a well-earned celebration meal. Overnight in Karakol Guesthouse.
Travel to Bishkek (6hrs) with stops at Skazka Valley and eagle-hunting show. Overnight in Bishkek Hostel.
Day of sightseeing an souvenir shopping in Bishkek. Overnight in Bishkek Hostel.
Trip ends after breakfast. Depart to HK
N.b. Accommodation may change but will be of similar quality. Expedition dates will remain the same.
Accommodation will be in basic guesthouses and hotels in towns. During the trekking phase, you will be wildcamping in tents on the hillside.
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.
The team will take private and public minibuses for long-distance travel and shared taxis for shorter trips.
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.
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.
The open expeditions are aimed at active people 18 or over.
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. This trip requires a good level of fitness; for example on one day we will walk for approx 6hrs, 15km on uneven terrain gradually ascending for most of the day.
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.
2D/1N in Spring 2020
Monday 13th July - Wednesday 22nd July 2020
$11,200 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
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 x9, Lunch x9, Dinner x 9)
All activites and treks in final itinerary
Local trek guide during trek
Travel insurance (obligatory)
Flights to/from Bishkek/Hong Kong
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/from Bishkek Airport/hotel
Activities outside of the itinerary