Mushroom tour in Ak-Tuz - Mashrooms of Kyrgyzstan
Mushroom tour in Ak-Tuz

Mashrooms of Kyrgyzstan

Mushroom tour in Ak-Tuz
(Mashrooms of Kyrgyzstan)

The Ak-Tuz Valley is only 150 kilometers from the capital, but its remoteness leaves it a chance to keep its natural beauty untouched. There are clean rivers; there is a local attraction near the village of Ak-Tuz - a fountain that goes up in height above the fir trees and where you can have a picnic. Forests consisting of pine, spruce, larch and birch grow in the valley and you can pick a lot of mushrooms - brown boletus, porcini mushrooms, saffron mushrooms, russula and other type of mushrooms in there.

In addition to mushrooms, in the clearings in front of the forest and on the slopes of the gorge you can find a variety of medicinal herbs: St. John's wort, oregano, thyme, tansy, Ivan tea and many others. You can dry them at home and then drink the aromatic tea in winter which will enhance your immunity and mood.

The Ak-Tuz Valley is unique in its beauty, you will plunge into a forest fairy tale, wander along trodden paths, be able to get clean spring water, breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy the unspeakable beauty of the Kyrgyz nature. Stop sitting at home, it's time for mushrooms!

Available Dates

  • summer 2024 | 10 places Book
  • *Individual dates are also available.
  • Trip details

    Intensity Level 1
    Season Summer
    Begins in Bishkek
    Ends in Bishkek
    Wildlife Marmots, Birds, Predator birds, Rodents, Snakes


    Great for Individuals Families Couples

    In this mushroom tour, you will be transferred from Bishkek to the Ak-Tuz valley which is located in the Kichi-Kemin gorge. Here, there is a village of the same name and in winter people come here to ski at the newly built ski base. Since there is no snow anymore you will go for mushrooms. Pines, Tien Shan spruce, larch and birch - they form huge forests where many mushrooms grow, where in July you can pick strawberries, where on the slopes you can pick up medicinal herbs and drink aromatic tea on winter evenings.

    What's Included:

    • Transport according to the program

    What's not included:

    • Any changes to the program
    • Alcohol beverages
    • Meal - lunch box
    • Excursions not included in the program
    • Guide

    Bishkek - Kichi-Kemin Gorge - Ak-Tuz Valley (150 km / 2.5 h). Gathering at the hotel of Asia Mountains. Today we will go to the beautiful Kichi-Kemin gorge where the Valley of Ak-Tuz and the same name village are located. The valley got its name "White Valley" due to the white clay which is white due to its high salt content. Here, in sufficient distance from the capital you can pick up mushrooms, healing herbs and have a rest in nature.

    In the 60s, landscapers worked here well and now along the slopes of the gorge a huge number of pines, birches and the Tien Shan spruce grow. The road to the Ak-Tuz valley is not bad therefore we will be there two and a half hours after leaving Bishkek. Fresh air, beautiful panoramas and the opportunity to wander through the forest in search of mushrooms - it will be just a wonderful one-day tour to unwind and relax from the stuffy noisy city.

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