Suusamyr And The Traces Of Ancient Nomads

Suusamyr And The Traces Of Ancient Nomads

We will enter the Suusamyr valley, located in the heart of the Tien Shan mountains to begin our motorcycle route between lakes and mountains to meet the last exponents of the nomadic culture, the places through which the caravans of the ancient Silk Road.
A delicious combination of roads and tracks with amazing views, lakes and beautiful mountain passes.

Group size: 4 people Meals: Full package Season: June – September Trip duration: 7 days / 6 nights

Short description

Follow in the footsteps of the mythical Silk Road caravans and spend a few days enjoying the nomadic life with real nomads.

Type of tour

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Includes:

  • 5 riding days.
  • 6 nights.
  • Transfers to airport.
  • Guide service.
  • Full board (3 meals a day).
  • Farewell dinner.

Not included:

  • Single supplement 150 EUR extra.
  • Early check-in – until 12:00.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Visa (if necessary).
  • Airfare.
  • Equipment.
  • Mobile services.
  • All other services not specified as “included in the price”.
  • In case of motorcycle accident or fall-off the driver the latter is responsible for the repairs and damages – 600 EUR.

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Important:

GOOD TO KNOW:

The climate in Kyrgyzstan is sharply continental, and throughout the day the temperature in the mountains can range from +30 up to 0 degrees Celcius, that’s why we recommend the tourists taking warm shoes, warm clothing, sunscreen and sunglasses.

Equipment having with you:

  • warm waterproof jacket, pants/motorcycle overalls
  • Enduro helmet or helmet with visor
  • thermal underwear
  • warm hat
  • Enduro boots
  • gloves
  • knee guards, elbow protectors and chest protector
  • backpack, thermos

NOTES:

  • Respect foreign culture and people
  • Off-road riding experience
  • Observe terms and conditions of the agreement

We reserve the right to make incremental changes to the program due to changes in flight arrival times, weather or terrain conditions, availability of places in hotels or guest houses, etc.

Thanks for your understanding.

Itinerary

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Itinerarios

Day 1

Manas airport – Bishkek

After meeting at Manas airport we head towards Bishkek. Bishkek is located at 700 meters above sea level. Upon arriving, we accommodate at a hotel. Get some rest after a long flight. In the evening we get the motorcycles, pass instructions about the route; we will discuss characteristics of the track, etc. Enjoy for lunch and dinner delicious national dishes.

Day 2

Bishkek – Suusamyr (185km)

After breakfast we are on the way towards Suusamyr valley – a picturesque mountain valley located right in the heart of the Tien Shan Mountains. Our road to Suusamyr runs through the Too-Ashuu Pass (3000 m). This stretch is considered to be the most beautiful in Kyrgyzstan. From its height you can see the amazing panoramic view of Suusamyr valley. We make a short stop to take pictures. Afterwards we have a picnic.
We finish the day by arriving in Suusamyr valley and accommodating at tourist complex where we stay overnight.

Day 3

Suusamyr – Son-Kul (220 km)

After breakfast get ready for a long ride to one of the most beautiful locations in the northwest, Lake Son-Kul. It’s situated at a height of 3000 m above the sea level. Son-Kul can be rightly called the wonder of Tien-Shan. The magnificent lake is surrounded by mountains and pastures. Here it’s possible to see snow-white yurts, herds of yaks, horses and sheep and meet friendly shepherds. By the evening we get to the lake where we stay overnight in yurts (3-4 pax per yurt) – a national dwelling of nomads.

Day 4

Son-Kul – Tash Rabat (265 km)

We continue riding to Tash Rabat. This particular stretch seems to be a motorcycle heaven. The stone caravan sarai Tash-Rabat is located at an altitude of over 3000m above sea level. This historical building from Great Silk Road of the 15th century, wherepilgrims used as guest house. Traditional dinner and overnight in yurts (4-5 pax per yurt).

Day 5

Tash Rabat– Kaji Sai (300 km)

Today we ride along the Naryn river – the longest river in Kyrgyzstan (its length is 535 km) and continue riding till we see its junction with another river – Kichi Naryn. It is time to stop and enjoy the breathtaking sceneries. In the afternoon we take a thrilling ride across the Tosor pass (4020 m). Riding difficulty-2. From its height you’ll see a panoramic view of Lake Issyk-Kul which is unique and famous and considered to be a pearl of Central Asia. Picnic. In the evening we arrive in Kaji Sai village where we stay overnight at a cosy guest house.

Day 6

Kaji Sai – Bishkek (350 km)

Our last day of riding takes us back to the capital. Upon arriving to Bishkek we turn in the bikes and accommodate at the hotel to freshen up before our complimentary farewell dinner that evening at café in ethnic style.

Day 7

Transfer to Manas airport

Leaving

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    Som (Kyrgyz som) is the monetary unit of the Kyrgyz Republic. One som is equal to one hundred tyyns. Kyrgyzstan was one of the first countries of the former Soviet Union (and the first in post-Soviet Central Asia) to adopt its own national currency. The average exchange rate is about 85-95 KGS per dollar, or 95-105 KGS per euro. You can review the most recent exchange rate in: https://www.nbkr.kg/index.jsp?lang=ENG You can do it in a bank branch, but also in the center of Bishkek there are a huge number of exchange offices. When exchanging banknotes, they must be in very good condition and without any marks. Small denomination bills are exchanged at a slightly lower rate.
    In large cities, almost in any store you can pay for a purchase or service by credit card, but still cash is more welcome. As for the small villages and settlements, there is only cash.
    There are several mobile network operators in Kyrgyzstan. You can choose any of them: Beeline, Megacom, O! You can buy a SIM card in any shopping center, there are branches of various mobile operators. When you register you will be asked for your passport and offered the most convenient and advantageous tariff for you.
    For sure you would like to make a lot of photos and that's ok. In case of closed places or if you want to make photos to local people, ask first for permission, and remember to show a respectful attitude.
    There are mainly three types of public transport. Buses, trolleybuses and minibuses. The fee ranges from 11 to 15 som. (Less than 20 cents of euro). There is also a very good taxi service, with multiple companies and very affordable. An average trip by taxi can cost between 100 and 200 soms, that is, between 1 and 2 euros. There are shuttles between towns and cities. The cost depends on both the frequency and the distance.
    You can drive with your international permit and you can rent cars if you wish. But you can't taste a drop of alcohol. The traffic police can stop you at any roadblock and check your alcohol level. The tolerance is zero. If you have drunk, however little, you will have problems and you will have to pay a fine.

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