Trekking to the valley of mountainous lakes
Duration: 4 days
Route: Tamga – Barskaun gorge-Uchimchek gorge- Tamga-Bel pass – Tamga gorge – Tamga
Level of difficulty: program is suitable for active people with good health, able to acclimatize on 4000m above the sea level and make hiking passages for 5-7 hours a day. Average altitude difference during trek is 1000m.
Recommended list of private things for tour: warm clothes, warm and comfortable hiking shoes, wind stopper and waterproof jacket, sunglasses, sun block cream (SPF 20-30), sun hat, sleeping bag, gloves, sleeping bag and mattress. Also it is recommended to have medical insurance.
Tamga – Barskaun gorge (30km) – start of trekking
Transfer to Barskaun gorge to the beginning of the trek. Hike to the confluence of Barskaun and Djany-Korgon rivers. After wading small stream we begin ascent along steep grassy slope. Stop on the top of the slope, where it makes little plateau with good panorama on Barskoon gorge. Then hike along the river toward Djany-Korgon pass. Overnight in tent camp. (BLD)
Altitudes during the day (above sea level): Tamga – 1685m, start of trekking – 2400m, overnight at 3500m.
Elevation: +1100(1800)m. Distance: around 6km. Time: around 6-7hours on the way.
Djany-Korgon pass – Chunkur-Kel Lake
Crossing over Djany-Korgon pass, descent to the valley of high mountainous lakes. Setting up the camp at blue lake’s shore below Kyz-Korgon pass. Excursion to Chunkur-Kel lake. Overnight in tent camp. (BLD)
Altitudes during the day (above sea level): Djany-Korgon pass – 3745m, Chunkur-Kel Lake-3670m, overnight at 3700m.
Elevation: +250,-50m. Distance: around 12km.
Time: around 4-5 hours on the way.
Kyz-Korgon pass – Altyn-Kungey plateau
Ascent to Kyz-Korgon pass. Ascent is very difficult and mainly follows along grassy slopes. But only final part before the top, we should go along scree slope and rock bands. Descent from the pass along scree slopes. Having reached the bottom of the pass, we step on grassy trail again and continue walking toward Altyn-Kungei plateau. From the plateau you will see beautiful panorama of Issyk-Kul lake. Overnight in tent camp. (BLD)
Altitudes during the day (above sea level): Kyz-Korgon pass-3960m, overnight point- 3100m. Elevation +250,-850m. Distance around 10km.
Time: around 7-8 hours on the way.
Chegedek gorge – Tamga village – finish trekking
Further descent from plateau into Chegedek valley. Soon we reach an old road in Tamga gorge and hike to Tamga village. (BLD)
Altitudes during the day (above sea level): Tamga -1685m.
Elevation -1400m. Distance around 15km.
Time: around 6 hours on the way.
Clothing and Equipment
Sunscreen (at least 20SPF)
Chapstik or equivalent lip balm
Sunglasses with UV protection
At least a 25 Liter backpack for personal items
Telescopic trekking sticks poles (optional)
Head lamp (eg Petzl) spare bulbs & batteries
T-Shirts, long-sleeved T-shirt, shorts
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
Waterproof jacket (Gore-Tex) with hood
Waterproof pants (Gore-Tex)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks - 2 pairs (for sleeping in tents cotton socks - 3 pairs)
Thin gloves for trekking and overnight
Sun hat or scarf
Warm fleece hat or light balaclava
Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
Footwear for around camp, eg running shoes and/or sandals
Double or twin accommodation in guesthouses
Transport for transfers during tour
Cook and full board during tour
English speaking guide
Tents, kitchen and camping equipment during tour
Porters during trekking to carry up to 10kg of your private stuff (for each person)
Servise doesn't include:
Accommodation in hotels before and after the program
Alcohol and soft drinks
Transfers, excursions or horse riding over the program etc.
Visa and invitation letter to Kyrgyzstan