Trekking in Konorchek Canyons - Meeting the spring
Trekking in Konorchek Canyons

Meeting the spring

Trekking in Konorchek Canyons
(Meeting the spring)

Trekking in Konorchek Canyon is available during the whole year. But the best time for trekking is spring. There is a stormy kaleidoscope of flowering. Ripples are in the eyes. It smells so nice! This is especially evident in May. Due to its special microclimate spring in the Komorchek canyons is particularly noticeable. This is probably the only time of year when canyons begin to live. Water rages in them, flowers bloom, making their way through red clay and sandstones. Birds are chirping around. Red dominant tones of canyons are full of colorful paints. All this last only three spring months. Then comes the time of tranquility.

The unique beauty of the Konorchek canyons is related to their majestic cliffs, dry and transparent air and long shadows falling from nature-created sculptures, illuminated by the late afternoon sun of the Tien Shan. There was a sea millions of years ago. Subsequently, the bottom of the ancient sea lifted up and a plateau was formed. Then the work of water and wind completed the work of the great sculptor - nature, creating fancy shapes of clay cities, figures of people and animals.

The Konorchek canyons occupy the eastern part of the Kyrgyz Ala-Too on a vast territory. Dry canyons with particular types of drought-resistant vegetation, red due to the oxidation of mineral particles, seem to be a cluster of fantastic dilapidated castles, ancient temples, modern skyscrapers, columns and steeples. The unusual forms of these structures of nature gave rise to strange names. The Castle Rock is an impressive massif with a flat top of 300 meters high, surmounted by notched turrets. The Bobsleigh Canyon, Grand Canyon, Sinclinal, Fairy Tale and others.

Available dates:

  • 13.04 - 21.04.2024 | 10 places Book
  • 04.05 - 12.05.2024 | 10 places Book
  • Minimum 6 pax. Individual dates are also available.

Trip details

Intensity Level 3
Season Spring
Begins in Bishkek
Ends in Bishkek
Airport Аэропорт Манас (FRU)
Airport out Airport Manas (FRU)
Wildlife Mountain goats, Birds, Predator birds, Rodents, Snakes, Wolves

Price: $ 1,450

Great for Families Couples Individuals

You can travel at any time of the year, but especially in spring, when nature awakes from a long winter sleep, you want to fully enjoy bright fresh colors, breathe in air full of awakening and tartness, take a look at the vast spaces. Our incredible trekking, starting from the Konorchek canyons over several passes of the Kyrgyz Range to the Shamsi Gorge, will grant you with the unforgettable impressions. The unique beauty of the canyons, created over millions of years by the great sculptor, Nature, will capture your heart with the incredibility of bizarre shapes. They change to endless alpine meadows, intermountain valleys and gorges, conquering by their sublime harsh beauty.

What's Included:

  • Meeting and seeing off at the airport
  • Accommodation in 3* hotels according to the program (double, twin)
  • Trekking tents for accommodation
  • Dining and cooking tent
  • Full Board meals during whole program, including trekking days
  • Transport according to the program
  • Trekking guide and cook during trekking
  • Porters for carrying of camping equipment and client's staff. (Porter carries 7-8 kg of client's staff. If you have more luggage, please let us know in advance, so we could hire extra porters)
  • Entrance fees to all excursions according to the program

What's not included:

  • International airfare to and from Bishkek
  • Gear rental
  • SGL supplement
  • Cost of visa and consular services (for Russian citizens there is no need in international passport)
  • Personal expenses in hotels: bar, international calls, and etc.
  • Insurance
  • Any changes to the program

Arrival in Bishkek. Meeting at Manas airport of Bishkek city. Transfer to a hotel (30 km, 40-50 min). After rest, city tour of Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. You will visit the Ala-Too Square, which provides a magnificent view of the snowy peaks of the Kyrgyz Range, green parks, open air art gallery, Historical Museum and other destinations.


Ala-Archa Nature Park. From Bishkek we will go to the Ala-Archa Nature Park (40 km, 1 hour) and hike there for acclimatization before the trekking. The Ala-Archa Gorge is a favorite recreation spot of citizens and visitors. Here is the highest point of the Kyrgyz Range - Semenov Tien-Shanskiy Peak (4,895 m). Return to Bishkek. Accommodation in the hotel.


Transfer to the beginning of the trekking in the Boom Gorge (130 km, 1.5 - 2 hours). First, our path will run through a narrow rocky labyrinth with steep walls, at the exit of which we suddenly find ourselves in a wide hollow surrounded by intricate sandstone and clay castles, which were eroded for millions of years. These are the famous Eolian castles, where we take a short walk while the cook arranges small snack. Next, we will climb the Sulu-Terek Pass (2,320m), which provides a fascinating panorama of the Komorchek or large canyons. We need to hurry to the place of our camp at the confluence of the Konorchek and Kokzhar-Suu rivers (7-8 hours). Overnight in tents (1,790 m). 10-11 km


Hiking loop to the beautiful canyon labyrinths: Grand Canyon, Bobsleigh, Skyscrapers and others. Even these names are already fascinating. In some canyons you have to lift your head high to estimate their true size, in others you have to squeeze sideways due to their exceptional narrowness, in the third sometimes you have to climb to see the most interesting things. Overnight in tents.


Sagyzkhan-Choku Summit. This day we will climb Sagyzkhan-Choku Mountain (2,925m), from where a wonderful overview of the canyons opens up. This place was once the bottom of the shallow bay of the ancient sea. Here you can find the prints of petrified shells that lived millions of years ago. Those, who want to be alone, can take a walk through the surroundings or wander through the canyons again. Descent to the camp. Overnight in tents.


Kyzyl-Suu Valley. Today we will hike to the Kyzyl-Suu Valley over the Kok-Dzhar Pass (2,367 m). We throw a farewell glance at the canyons, keeping the memory of them in your hearts. Along the way we will have to cross the Kok-Dzhar-Suu River ford several times. Overnight in tents (2,170 m). 13-14 km.


The Kel-Tor Gorge. Trekking along the endless alpine meadows to the Kel-Tor Shamsinsky Gorge. Spring is just beginning here and the first timid sprouts of grass and flowers make their way through the soil. Camp setting. Overnight in tents (2170 m). 13 km


Shamsi Gorge. On the last day of the trekking we will hike to the Shamsi Gorge. Our way will go through thickets of honeysuckle, barberry, black currant and other bushes on the bottom of a wide valley, then on the slopes covered with coniferous forest of majestic Tien Shan firs and larch. Then we will descend to the bottom of the once small lake and then to the Shamsi Gorge (2,110 m, 11 km). Meeting with the vehicle. Transfer to Bishkek (110 km). Accommodation in the hotel.


End of program. Transfer to the airport. Return home.

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