Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan Mountain Adventure


On this multi-activity adventure we will take an incredible helicopter ride over some of the most spectacular glacier systems in the world, white-water raft on the Chui River, cycle and horse ride through the Celestial Mountains and stay with nomads. Blending equal amounts of activity with living culture, you’ll get to experience this remote part of the world from many different angles. All in all it is the perfect combination for anyone with a love of the great outdoors, wanting a physical holiday and some life-long memories.


  • Spend two days mountain biking through Narin Valley and horse riding in the Mountains of Heaven, Kyrgyzstan
  • Ride an ex-Soviet helicopter over the Tien Shan Mountains and land on a glacier (weather dependent)
  • Enjoy nomadic hospitality in yurts and guesthouses, as well as wild camp amongst stunning scenery
  • Visit the iconic wooden Cathedral in Almaty and have a picnic lunch in the Charyn Canyon, Kazakhstan
  • See a Kyrgyzstani eagle hunting and felt making demonstration near Lake Issyk Kul
  • Experience the thrill of white-water rafting down the Chui River in Kyrgyzstan

Tour Includes:

  • Full services of a Tour Leader with local guides and drivers
  • 13 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 13 dinners (typically in local restaurants where viable)
  • All transport (minibuses, helicopters, various 4WD vehicles, mountain bikes, horses and rafts)
  • 13 nights' accommodation (4 nights in small hotels & guesthouses, 3 in traditional yurts, 6 nights in fixed camps & wild camps)
  • All entrance fees, sightseeing, excursions and activities as per the itinerary
  • A carbon-offsetting contribution to Carbon Clear (if booking international flights through our office)


Trip rating:

Adventure Rating
Adventure Rating - 10

Tours that fall into this category will often involve remote, unpredictable and long journeys in emerging destinations. They can be incredibly rewarding but are definitely best suited to experienced travellers.

Comfort Rating
Comfort Rating - 4

You can typically expect a mixture of accommodation with some nights being spent in comfortable and characterful places, and some in more basic places, homestays or camping, especially where choices are limited.

Fitness Rating
Fitness Rating - 8

These tours will typically involve several days of moderate/strenuous trekking (5-7 hrs/day) and are intended for the more active traveller with appropriate trekking experience. For ridings trip see the Riding Information section

Culture Rating
Culture Rating - 5

With this rating, you can typically expect a tour with a good balance between exploring cultural sights (such as museums and historical buildings) on some days and experiencing the wonders of the great outdoors on other days.

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