Adventurous Things to Do in Bishkek
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Multi-day Tours • Cultural Tours
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- One of the best winter trips I have ever taken. As a single female traveler always traveling solo, I was apprehensive about a snowy winter hike up a canyon. My tour guide was simply amazing. Mars was everything I could have asked for to feel secure & adventurous. First though, I have to say, my flight to Bishkek was diverted to Almaty due to snow & ice weather so I thought I would forfeit my tour. After speaking with Mars, he assured me that as I was the only participant for the day, he would await my flight. I arrived in Bishkek, 3 hours later and he was waiting.
It was an exciting drive in the snow to the Canyon and a great hike up & back. He had a surprise tea on the peak overlooking the canyon, as well as brief stops at an excellent local eatery where I sampled delicious local meal & tea.
I would highly recommend this tour with him.Written 6 July 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I've been this way a few times now, travelling to Osh, Jalal-Abad and Toktogul, and every time I cannot fail to be impressed by the scenery on the way. The Kyrgyz method of driving (overtake whatever is in front at any time) isn't for the faint hearted, and each time I've seen a number of wrecked vehicles. Caution is advisable! A steep climb on the north side, through the Too-Ashu pass, gives way to a slightly gentler descent on the south side where the view stretches out for what seems like infinity along the Suusamyr valley. Be sure to stop and get some of the local produce on the way through - the honey produced up in the Jailoo is particularly noteworthy, and comes in an array of colours depending on which flowers were in season at the time of production. Much of the road has been resurfaced since my previous trip, and work is ongoing to complete the rest, so the quality of travel has been greatly improved in the past year.
There is one caveat though - the trip through the tunnel is definitely NOT recommended for cyclists or hikers. Not only is there very little room when trucks are heading past, but the air quality in the unvented tunnel is genuinely dangerous. My Kyrgyz hosts informed me that several people died when their vehicle broke down and they attempted to walk. Even in a car with the windows up it's distinctly unpleasant for the few minutes it takes to get through.Written 30 October 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Had an amazing few days exploring Kyrgyzstan with Narynbek. I feel we barely scratched the surface of this beautiful country with our limited number of days. Looking forward to coming back sooner rather than later and explore more the majestic landscapes on a proper expedition. Narynbek was always helpful and great fun on the trip. He took a bunch of great photos for the group. Amazing way to remember our first trip to the Stans!Written 24 April 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- August 2022 we went to Kyrgyzstan - more specifically Osh and the Allay heights for a riding expedition in the mountains.
We chose this above other travel agencies because we wanted to go not in a large group and how lucky we were! Just my boyfriend and I, an English Speaking guide and the horse caretakers and guides.
Our guide Abdulkadyr was truly friendly and hospitable and he arranged for us to go for an unplanned trip to Jalal-Abad on our first day to visit his home town.
The horse trek itself was AMAZING. However, be aware that crossing the Alay Mountains is tough terrain and nature, so not classified as an easy ride.
The horses for this trip were truly amazing and kept very sure on their footing even through rough terrain. The views were stunning.
The people in the yurt camps and guesthouses along the way were very friendly and the children very curios and engaging.
As it so happened we were very close to the Pamir Mountains at the time of the yearly Too Mountain festival. We spoke to Abdulkadyr and were were fortunate to be able to alter our plans slightly so we could attend the festival - which mostly drowned in rain - but hey you can't control the weather.
Give yourself sufficient time to explore these mountains, so don't deny yourself from a lifetime adventure.
All in all a trip to remember - just be aware of the pull of those mountains! Once there, you may not want to leave!Written 3 January 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.