Hunting wild flowers - Trip to Sary-Chelek lake
Hunting wild flowers

Trip to Sary-Chelek lake

Hunting wild flowers
(Trip to Sary-Chelek lake)

If you want to make beautiful photos of Kyrgyz nature than you are on the right page! Mountain gorges, wide valleys, rugged rivers, rock massifs, blooming wild flowers, the beauty of mountain lakes – this all is waiting for you on your trip to Sary-Chelek Lake. We will visit the incredible Talas valley, walk along the mountain slopes and look for mountain flowers to take colorful photos. Many flowers are listed in the Book of disappearing species and we will definitely be able to see quite rare specimens.

We will pass by the beautiful Toktogul reservoir, try local fish and enjoy the panoramic view of the beautiful water surface.

In the Sary-Chelek reserve we will visit several lakes. We will see different kinds of blooming tulips (in April-May), Vorontsians (May-June) and many other beautiful flowers during the summer.

Available Dates

  • May 06-11.2024 | 10 places Book
  • May 13-18.2024 | 10 places Book
  • June 03-08.2024 | 10 places Book
  • Individual dates are available. Please, contact program manager.

Trip details

Intensity Level 1
Season Summer, Spring, Autumn
Begins in Bishkek
Ends in Bishkek
Wildlife Mountain goats, Birds, Predator birds, Hares


Great for Couples Individuals Families

Best seasons to vist Sary-Chelek lake is spring, summer and autumn. Every season is beautiful itself and unique. There are many beautiful flowers in spring, bright green colours in summer and colorful fairy-tale in autumn. On this trip you can see the beauty of Talas valley, the lakes of the Sary-Chelek reserve, surrounded by hills covered with mountain flowers, try local fish on the Toktogul reservoir and enjoy the panoramic view of the beautiful water surface.

What's Included:

  • Transport according to the program
  • Accommodation according to the program (in guest houses)
  • Meals full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Entrance and ecological fees at reserves according to the program
  • Local Guide

What's not included:

  • Alcohol and soft drinks
  • Any changes in the program
  • Personal expenses

Bishkek - Talas (350 km / 6h). Today we will meet at the "Asia Mountains" hotel. Acquaintance with the guide and all of the trip participants. Departure to the city of Talas through the Susamyr Valley. We will enjoy the beauty of Suusamyr valley. During the spring appear first flowers and in the summer slopes covered with bright green colors.
Next, we will go to the Talas Valley where we will see varieties of Kazakh steppe tulips in spring and other flowers. Our experienced guide will tell you about the mountain flowers and plants. In Kyrgyzstan one may find many unusual plants some of which are listed in the Book of disappearing species. We will take a short walk along the nearest slopes, take pictures of beautiful views of the valley and delicate flowers of harsh highlands. Upon arrival in Talas we will be accommodated at the guest house where a hearty dinner will be prepared.


The city of Talas and its surroundings . Today we will drive to the Talas Range along its mountain gorges and foothills. These gorges are rarely visited by tourists. We will for sure not meet other groups and will be able to enjoy the natural silence and relax from the city noise. And of course we will observe the whole beauty of mountain flowers and plants. After a walk we will have a picnic in nature. The guide will set up a table and comfortable chairs. What could be better than a lunch with a view of the mountains? We will return to the guest house in the evening. There we will have a delicious dinner.


Talas - Chichkan (210 km / 3h). Transfer to the Chichkan gorge. Upon arrival, we will be accommodated in a guest house.
If you are tired of the road you can relax in the guest house, listen to the sound of nature, relax and have a good rest. If you can’t sit still then you may go with a guide to the mountain lake. One way will take about three hours. On the way we can admire the beauty of the Chichkan gorge. Dinner at the guest house.


Chichkan - Sary-Chelek (290 km / 4.5h). Today our main path will run along the Naryn River. On this site, the Naryn river is perhaps the most picturesque. We will definitely stop and take photos of this unusual emerald green water. A wide, flat river is sharpened by rocky massifs and changes color depending on the weather and the color of the sky.
At the very beginning of the Ferghana Valley, we will turn off the road and go to Lake Sary-Chelek in the same named reserve. Overnight and dinner at the guest house.


Lake Sary-Chelek . We will spend our whole day in Sary-Chelek reserve. We will take a walk to Lake Irikul and hike up to the observation point. During the spring you will see : tulips, peonies, irises, eremurus and many others. Apple trees, cherry, plum and other trees are in full bloom. During the summer all the valleys will be bright green. And the autumn will be full of colorful trees.


Transfer back to the city of Bishkek (590 km / 10h). Today we will head back to the city of Bishkek. The road will take about 10-12 hours. The path will be beautiful and picturesque. We will again pass the Toktogul reservoir and stop here for lunch. We will try local fish and enjoy the panoramic view of the beautiful water surface. Then we will again drive through the Chichkan gorge and the cold Suusamyr valley. Tired and happy we will return to the city with many picturesque photos and positive emotions.

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