UP INTO THE MOUNTAINS

For lovers of the great outdoors perhaps the best thing about Bokonbaevo is the varied terrain which surrounds the town. And what better way to enjoy it than on a trek or on horseback? Our CBT guides will be happy to take you into the high green valley pastures of the Ala-Too Range, and through the rocky rugged passes which lead into the famed Naryn Valley. Equally breathtaking are the treks up the orange-red valleys characteristic of southern Issyk-kul Lake. The changes in seasons also bring different colors from green grass in summer to orange leaves in fall and towering white peaks in winter. 

 

Below are some of the more popular tours available in the area. Why not scroll down and have a look? Or feel free to contact our office staff to find out more. Please note that the season for horseback riding usually starts one to two months later.

TASHTARATA TOUR

Tashtarata mountain is considered a holy place by local people, because legends tell that Manas used this hill as a watchtower to spot approaching enemies. From the mountain you will enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the Issyk-Kul lake and surrounding jailoos (summer pastures). This tour is an absolutely must do, when visiting Bokonbaevo.

Trekking

Duration:

1 day

Distance:

10.3 km (Route 1)

7.9 km (Route 2)

Difficulty:

Easy (Route 2)

Moderate (Route 1)

Best Season:

Mid May – Mid October

Max. Altitude:

3840 m

Panorama:

 
 
 

360° Tashtarata Peak

We offer two different routes for this tour. Route 1 is a roundtrip, whereas Route 2 is a single way trip. Route 1 is more challenging with an elevation gain and loss of 1150m each, whereas with Route 2 the elevation gain is only 387m. On every tour our drivers will bring you to the starting point of the tour and await you at the finish point to bring you back.

Route 1: The Roundtrip. Distance: 10,30km – Elevation gain/loss: 1150m/-1150m

Route 2: The Singleway Trip. Distance: 7,8km – Elevation gain/loss: 387m/-1172m

SHATYLY TOUR 

Our drivers take you to the jailoo (summer pasture) Boz-Salkyn from where this tour will start. If you’ve chosen horseback riding then your horses will already be waiting for you there. On this unique tour, which is possible the whole season, you will be enjoying an unforgettable view of Issyk-Kul lake and the surrounding canyons that will amaze you with their colorful appearance. The level of difficulty is easy and hence the tour is very family friendly on horse or by foot.

Trekking &

Horseback

Duration:

1 day

Distance:

7.5 km

Difficulty:

Easy

 
 
 

Best Season:

Whole year

Max. Altitude:

2850m

Panorama:

 
 
 

360° Shatyly Peak

PANORAMA TOUR

​What makes this tour special?​

  • On every day you will be enjoying unique panorama views of Issyk-Kul lake from Jailoos (summer pastures) and Mountain passes

  • For the night you will have the option to stay with shepherds and spend your nights in traditional yurts

  • The tour is family friendly and even children can do the tour

 
 
 

Trekking &

Horseback

Duration:

2-4 days

Distance:

44.2 km

Difficulty:

Easy - Moderate

(one pass above 3.500m)

Best Season:

Late May – Mid September

Max. Altitude:

3617m

Panorama:

 
 
 

View of Lake Issy-Kul

KEREGE TASH TOUR

​What makes this tour special?​

  • On this tour we will encounter many shepherds and you will get the chance to get in touch with them

  • The highest point of this tour will be Tosor Ashuu pass with almost 3900m. From here you will enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of both Issyk-Kul lake and all the surrounding mountains.

  • This tour is family friendly and can be done by the whole family, if you choose to do It on horses

 
 
 

Trekking &

Horseback

Duration:

4 days

Distance:

73.5 km

Difficulty:

Moderate

(one pass above 3.900m)

Best Season:

Mid June – Mid September

Max. Altitude:

3897m

Panorama:

 
 
 

View of Lake Issy-Kul

BARSKOON TOUR

What makes this tour special?​

  • After the second day of this tour we will set up our camp close to Jyluu-Suu hot springs, where you can swim and have a rest

  • We cross Tong Ashuu pass with 4000m, where you will have panorama view of both Issyk-Kul lake and Naryn mountains

  • We cross the watery Uch Emchek valley, full of small waterfalls, streams and yaks

 
 
 

Trekking

 
 
 

Duration:

5 days

Distance:

85 km

Difficulty:

Moderate

(one pass above 4.000m)

Best Season:

Mid June – Mid September

Max. Altitude:

4012 m

Panorama:

 
 
 

View of Lake Issy-Kul

FROM ISSYK-KUL

TO NARYN

What makes this tour special?​

  • This tour leads you deep into the Tien Shan mountains, where you will experience remote places and nomads living there.

  • You will see different animals like yaks, ancient stone sculptures, big glaciers will have the chance to fish in mountain lakes.

  • Eki Naryn gorge is the place where the two Naryn rivers meet, it’s absolutely astonishing.

Trekking &

Horseback

Duration:

7 days

Distance:

94 km

Difficulty:

Moderate

(one passes at around 3.800m)

Best Season:

Mid June – Mid September

Max. Altitude:

3842 m

Panorama:

 
 
 

View of Lake Issy-Kul

TWO PASS TOUR

On this tour we will pass Teshik-Kul Lake, which is a fascinating mountain lake full of fish. On the route we will also visit hot springs, where you can relax. We will spend one of the nights close to these hot springs. We will cross several small waterfalls, lakes and rivers on our way.

Trekking &

Horseback

Duration:

7 days

Distance:

118 km

Difficulty:

Moderate to difficult

(two passes at around 4.000m)

Best Season:

Mid June – Mid September

Max. Altitude:

4040m

Hot Springs:

Teshik-Kul Hot Springs