Excursion to Konorchek Canyon

Excursion to Konorchek Canyon

In the morning the group gather on the Old Square of Bishkek near to the Lenin’s Monument. Konorchek Canyon is situated 120 kilometers to the east of Bishkek. Thousands of years of soil erosion have made this place what it is today: magic clay sculptures. Very interesting way to the canyon. It passes through the bed of the long-dried river and sometimes rocks close together so that there is a passage just one meter. Konorchek is an excellent choice for your one-day trip. The walking distance to the canyon is 5 kilometers covering this way we will find a nice grass spot for a picnic then after it free time. After two hours, we’re going to head back. Upon arrival in Bishkek we will take you to the Old Square.

Group size: 4-12 people Season: All year around Trip duration: 1 day

Short description

Today we are going to one of the most beautiful canyons in the country, Konorchek. It is an amazing tourist spot, which is located in the eastern part of the Kyrgyz Ridge. He is like a small brother of Grand Canyon!

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  • Guide service
  • Transport

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  • Accommodation
  • Personal expenses

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Recommendations: Since the weather in the mountains is quite unpredictable, we advise you to take, warm clothes, comfortable trekking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen, and snack for the picnic.

P.S. There might be some small changes in the program due to unforeseen circumstances (weather,road repair etc)

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Bishkek – Konorchek Canyon

In the morning the group gather on the Old Square of Bishkek near to the Lenin’s Monument. We will go to Konorchek Canyon which is situated 120 km to the east of Bishkek. Upon arrival in Bishkek we will take you to the Old Square.

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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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