Magic Sary-Chelek Lake

Magic Sary-Chelek Lake

Tour location: Kyrgyzstan 

Tour duration: 7 days.

Tour type: History, culture, ethnography, gastronomic, architecture, and nature.

Quantity of tour participants: according to the request.

Best time to travel: April May, June, and August, September, October, first half of November

ItineraryBishkek-Karasuu village -Sary-Chelek mountain lake -Bishkek.

Tour description: Highland Lake Sary Chelek is considered to be the most beautiful place in the west of Kyrgyzstan. It lies at an altitude of 1940 m above sea level in the foothills Chatkal range, 500 km from the capital city of Bishkek and 300 km from the town of Osh.

The length of lakes in the south-west to north-east is 7.5 km, the water surface area is 50.7 square kilometers and a depth in some places reaches 234 m. It was formed as a result of the powerful earthquake that occurred many centuries ago, when the incredible scale landslide blocked one of the tributaries of the Kara-Suu river - Kojo-Ata, and the river flooded the entire valley.

By the way, a deep-water Sary-Chelek is the third in Asia and the second in Central Kyrgyzstan.

Because of the great depth, water temperature, even in summer it does not exceed + 18C, and in the winter at around + 4C-0C. The lake is freshwater and gives rise to the river Kojo-Ata.

North Shore-Cheese Chelek almost entirely overgrown with spruce and fir forests, their density is such that often, even in the sunny day is half-dark and cool, the air filled with the smell of pine needles and flowering herbs. In sports streams nepuganaya Marinka (species of trout), the hillsides are covered with wild raspberries and blackberries - a true paradise on earth.

Of course, as one might think, but only if you have not visited the south bank of Sary-Chelek.

Hence, from the southern coast of the lake begins grounds Sary-Chelek Biosphere Reserve, an area is relatively small and amounts to 23900 hectares.

It occupies a small mountain hollow gorge Arkyts height differences from 1200 to 4247 m. And was created to preserve the walnut-fruit lands and mountainous landscape with its endemic fauna and flora.

The landscape here is really amazingly beautiful. Foothill grasslands and steppes, wild rivers and pristine lakes make a lasting impression, but the main wealth of the reserve - the walnut-fruit forests - a unique phenomenon, almost anywhere in the world is not found in this volume.

The main targets of these woods are walnut trees, apple, and pear.

The fauna of the reserve is diverse and colorful. Here, under the vigilant protection of human live freely bears, martens, porcupines, leopards, lynx, roe deer, wild boars, as well as 157 species of birds.

Dozens of mountain streams fun flock to the lake, almost vertical cliffs, steeply down to unprecedented depths. The blue water reflects the clouds and running is not clear whether they float across the sky, or on the water. Coastal gray rocky hills covered with pine and walnut-fruit forests, bring to the landscape effect of patina and the lake seem precious sapphire, mounted in a bar of old greenish silver.


“Manas” International airport – Bishkek

Arriving day to Bishkek, Manas international airport. Transfer to the hotel. Rest time.  
City tour. Visit souvenir shops, bazaars.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner 


Bishkek-Karasuu village

Transfer to Kara-Suu village on a beautiful highway of Bishkek-Osh. 
The path lies through a great road along the Chui valley, through the mountain tunnel and two passes – Too-Ashuu and Ala-Bel. You will see Suusamyr valley, a beautiful gorge Chychkan and the largest Toktogul water reservoir in Kyrgyzstan. Accommodation in a guest house

Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner 


Kara-Suu village – Sary-Chelek biosphere reserve

After breakfast drive to Sary-Chelek biosphere reserve. Walking along the lake, see the flora and fauna. Overnight in tents.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner 


Hikking day!

Hiking to the group of small lakes. On the way, you will see a wonderful landscape of forests, an amazing panorama of the Arkyt village. Overnight in tents. 

Meals: breakfast lunch and dinner


Sary-Chelek -Kara-Suu village

Transfer to Kara-Suu village. Accommodation in guesthouse. 

Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner 


Kara-Suu -Osh

After breakfast transfer to Osh city. Osh is the second-largest city and capital of the south part of Kyrgyzstan. It is the oldest city in the country (estimated to be more than 3000 years old). In ancient times the Silk Road went through the Osh city. 
Accommodation in the hotel. Resting time. 
City tour, visit the holy place of Sulaiman Mountain, historical museum and excursion to the local bazaar


Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner 


Home flight

Leaving day home. Osh international airport. 
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The price includes: 
All transfers during the trip, accommodation, guide, cooking services, full board, tents, service of pack animals and stableman. 
The price does not include:  
International airfare, visa/visa support, foods in Bishkek and Osh, single supplement in hotels, alcohol drinks. 

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waterproof jacket;

P.S. There might be some small changes in the program due to unforeseen circumstances. We hope for your understanding.