Destination – Kyrgyzstan
Duration – 21 days (11th July – 2nd August 2016)
Group size – Minimum of 8 students + staff
Cost – £2500 all inclusive
Kyrgyzstan is a country of amazing contrasts. It is a country of the powerful mountains covered by eternal snows and alpine meadows with carpets of flowers, the country of impetuous mountain rivers with the foaming waterfalls and the steppes smelling of sagebrush, this is the country of the blue lakes and green valleys.
88 powerful ridges of the great Tian-Shan mountain system translated as “Celestial Mountains”create long chains going from west to east. They fully justify their name as most of the mountains lead their summits over the snow line. There are the most known peaks such as Pobeda (7439 m), the pyramid of the legendary Khan-Tengri (6995 m) and many others.
The 21 day trip will involve visiting the vibrant and exciting capital of Bishkek and travelling to the stunning Lake Issyk-Kol (the world’s second largest alpine lake). The trip will evolve around a beautiful trek in the Tian Shan Mountains in the south of the country taking in bits of the silk route and climbing to altitudes up to 5000m. There will be opportunities for staying in traditional yurts and interacting with locals in this wild and natural environment.