Hiking to the Song Kul's lake

3 days hiking to Song Kul's lake

First in Kyrgyzstan, Nomad's Land invite you all the year around to our yurt camp at the Song Kul's lake.

In winter or in summer, you may enjoy the quietness of the high Song Kul's lake. 

3 DaysWinter toursKyrgyzstan

  • 2 people: $285

  • 3 people: $233

  • 4 people: $207

  • 5 people: $191

  • 6 people: $170

  • Starting from

    $170
    USD
    or customize it

    Program

      
                                Bishkek - Kilemche Jailoo
    Transfer to Kyzart and hike to the Kilemche gorge
    Bishkek - Kilemche Jailoo
    After breakfast, you will be on the road to reach the high gorge of Kilemche (2500 meter altitude).You will have lunch along the way in a family house in Kyzart village. From Kyzart, by car we reach the entrance of the gorge, then hike to Kilemche gorge. Installation in a shepherd's house, and freetime to have short walk around. Dinner and overnight in the shepherd's house. Kilemche is a gorge situated on the North-East of the Song Kul lake. This day program can be organised the whole year around, in winter we can hike or snowshoe.
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    285 km
    04:30
    03:00
    226 m
    0 m
      
                                Kilemche Jailoo - Tuz Ashuu (Song Kul)
    Day hiking to the Song Kul's lake
    Kilemche Jailoo - Tuz Ashuu (Song Kul)
    Early morning, you leave the Kilemche pasture and hike to Song Kul's lake by the Tuz Ashuu pass (3228 meters alt.). We arrive to our yurt camp for lunch, then free time to walk around and visit fishermen. Dinner and overnight in a sherpherd's yurt camp.(In winter, it is also possible to join the yurt camp with snowshoes)
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    13 km
    05:00
    710 m
    210 m
      
                                Kilemche Jailoo - Bishkek
    Hiking down till the village of Kyzart, then drive to Bishkek
    Kilemche Jailoo - Bishkek
    In the morning, we take the road to the valley of Jumgal that we go down to the small village of Aral, from there the road goes up the canyon of Kekemeren, very colorful. Lunch with a Kyrgyz family in the village of Kyzyl Oï. In the afternoon, the road goes up to the Toe Ashuu Tunnel that connects the Suusamyr Valley to the Chuy Valley. Arrival in Bishkek, installation in hotel.
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    303 km
    05:00
    05:00
    210 m
    710 m

    Already 3 trips in 10 years and still organized by a team of professionals. Friendly guides ready to introduce people to Central Asian traditions and cultures. Thank you a thousand times for all our adventures.

    Pilar Maret

    Nomad's land organized a horseback riding trip to accompany Kyrgyz shepherds transhumance to the grasslands. It was a wonderful experience to live with the shepherds and their families and lead the flocks of sheep, goats, cows and horses to their summer camp. It was a great way to get to know these local families a little better, and it was made possible thanks to the long-term relationship and trust built between Nomad's Land agents and these shepherds for more usual tours taking travelers the the mountains. Our guide Fabien knows the region by heart and it was fascinating to see how he can place on his very little scale map all the landscapes and mountains range and summits we could see, as well as the grasslands that we were crossing, even when there was almost no road or track ! Fluent in French, English and Russian, his Kyrgyz language abilities are also growing day by day, making him our interpret every day and making the discussions with the families so much richer and interesting. Katja, another guide who accompanied the more experienced riders, astonished me with her knowledge of Kyrgyz language and about the horses culture in Kyrgyzstan. I totally recommend Nomad's Land and I would love to come back. All trips are special and their memories dear to me, but for sure this trip was extremely beautiful and special, as well as very well organized.

    Annabelle

    Info

    What is included

    • All transportation in a private vehicle

    • All airport transfers

    • Accommodation as described in the program

    • Meals (3 per day)

    • Bottled water (when possible) & tea

    • English-speaking trekking guide

    • Pack horses with saddle bags & horsemen

    • Camping & cooking equipment (tents, mats, gas, stove, etc)

    • All the activities listed in the program

    • Entry fees at national parks and/or border zones listed in the program

    • Entry fees at museums and historical sites listed in the program

    • Domestic flights mentioned in the program

    • A contribution to our sustainable development projects

    • Organisation of the trip & local taxes

    What is not included

    • International flights

    • International banking fees (PayPal, ...)

    • Travel & repatriation insurance

    • Visas / LOI (if applicable)

    • Alcoholic and soft drinks

    • Personal expenses

    • Personal equipment (sleeping bag, headlight, personal medication, etc)

    • Additional costs due to unexpected personal events (health, loss of luggage, ...)

    • Tips for guide & driver (always optional, always appreciated)

    Ready to go?
    Book your tour today.

    May we help you?

    Our trip designers are at your disposal for building your dream! Feel free to contact us.

    Postal address

    Nezhinsky lane 27


    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    Phone number

    Looking for a tailor-made experience? Check our trip planner.

    Ecotourism projects

    Through various ecotourism projects and initiatives, Nomad's Land aims to increase awareness of ecotourism and responsible travel, for a sustainable development of the tourism sector.
    29 November 2023 Eco Projects

    Trainings for tourist facilities of Zheti Oguz district 2023

    On November 25-26, 2023 trainings were held in Kyzyl Suu for our owners of homestays and yurt camp from whole district Jeti Oguz

    The main objective was to increase the potential of the district's tourist facilities in order to ensure the criteria of sustainable tourism and promotion of the region. 

    Ayana Zholdoshbek

    29 May 2023 Eco Projects

    Teskei Geopark in Issyk Kul region

    By working together, Nomad's Land and Geopark Teskei can create a synergistic relationship that promotes sustainable tourism, conserves natural and cultural heritage, and benefits both the local communities and visitors. This collaboration allows for a responsible and enriching tourism experience while supporting the long-term preservation of the Geopark's unique features.

    Author picture

    Samuel Maret

    3 March 2023 Eco Projects

    Destination Jeti Oguz

    The new Jeti Oguz District Tourism Association was created on 2nd of March 2023 with the support of Nomad's Land Ecotourism Development Company and the Mountain Cluster Association of Kyrgyzstan.

    Author picture

    Samuel Maret