KYRGYZSTAN – XINJIANG TREK

xinjiangKYRGYZSTAN – XINJIANG TREK 
(23-day variant Bishkek – Bishkek)

This programme is for mountain walkers who want to see a beauty of the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, go along the ancient Silk Road and visit very high and amazing virgin mountains in the area of the Kuksay Glacier on the eastern side of the Muztagh-Ata Massif in the Western Kun-Lun.

Period of the programme: June – September

Variant of the programme: 
day 1 – arrival in Bishkek (in the morning); transfer airport – hotel; hotel accommodation; autoexcursion to the mountains of Ala-Archa and easy walks there; coming back to the hotel
day 2 – drive to Son-Kul Lake (3000 m); yurt accommodation
day 3 – easy walks around the Son-Kul area; yurt accommodation
day 4 – drive to Tash-Rabat (3500 m); walks around the Tash-Rabat area; yurt accommodation
day 5 – trek from Tash-Rabat to Chatyr-Kul Lake via the Tash-Rabat Pass (3968 m); night in own tents
day 6 – drive to the Torugart Pass; crossing the Kyrgyzstan-China border; drive to Kashgar, 3 hours; hotel accommodation
day 7 – shopping in Kashgar; drive to Karakul Lake and then to Subashi/Kongtoyagz Village (3659 m), 4-5 hours; night in own tents
day 8/9 – trek up with pack-camels along the Kengxuwar and Torbulung rivers to the tongue of the Kuksay Glacier (about 4000 m); nights in own tents
day 10 – trek up with donkeys and local porters to the place of the Kuksay Base Camp (about 4600 m)
day 11/15 – treks and easy climbs around the Kuksay Base Camp area, 5 days
day 16 – trek down with donkeys and local porters to the tongue of the Kuksay Glacier; night in own tents
day 17/18 – trek down with pack-camels to Subashi/Kongtoyagz Village; nights in own tents
day 19 – drive to Kashgar; hotel accommodation
day 20 – Kashgar city tour
day 21 – drive to the Torugart Pass; crossing the China-Kyrgyzstan border; drive to Tash-Rabat; yurt accommodation
day 22 – drive to Bishkek; hotel accommodation
day 23 – transfer hotel – airport; departure from Bishkek

Services and expenses included in the programme price: 

  • All necessary permits and formalities for Kyrgyzstan and China: Kyrgyz and Chinese visa invitations, registration in Kyrgyzstan, all necessary fees and charges for Xinjiang including a trekking permit fee, an administrative fee, highway and conservation charges, etc
  • Transfers airport – hotel in Bishkek: 2 transfers
  • Autoexcursion to the mountains of Ala-Archa for 1 day
  • Bus/jeep for the transportation Bishkek – Kashgar – Subashi/Kongtoyagz Village and back and special payment for crossing the Kyrgyzstan-China border with bus/jeep
  • Pack-camels for the luggage transportation Subashi/Kongtoyagz Village – the tongue of the Kuksay Glacier and back
  • Donkeys and local porters for the luggage transportation the tongue of the Kuksay Glacier – Kuksay Base Camp and back
  • Hotel accommodation (double rooms, breakfast) in Bishkek for 2 nights
  • Hotel accommodation (double rooms, breakfast) in Kashgar for 3 nights
  • City tour in Kashgar for 1 day
  • Yurt accommodation at Son-KulLake for 2 nights
  • Yurt accommodation at Tash-Rabat for 2 nights
  • Meals during the treks and transportation through Kyrgyzstan
  • Base camp equipment: a big mess tent, tables, stools, a mess kit, gas stoves and a cooking set
  • Fresh food for the meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek and in the Kuksay Base Camp
  • Chinese cook for cooking during the trek and in the Kuksay Base Camp
  • Chinese liaison officer-interpreter
  • Mountain guide of Fii Activ

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