Travel Offer: Crossing of Engilchek Glacier
Description: We meet at the Bishkek airport and transfer to town for a first, relaxing day – a guided city tour and a quiet night in a comfortable hotel room. Next morning we drive to Karakol (400 km) via the shores of Lake Issyk-Kul and stay overnight in a Yurt Camp in the centre of Karakol.
On day 3, we transfer to At Jailoo (205 km) to start our hike along the river Sary-Djaz, a narrow canyon where the rock walls reach 500 m of vertical height. We set up our first camp. Day 4 reaches the tongue of glacier “Inylchek” via the picturesque valley Inylchek. On the right of the road you will see rocks covered with edelweiss. On the left of the road the range Sary-Djaz is visible. Day 5 and 6 follow the mertsbakher meadow, then we cross onto the glacier Komsomolskiy (day 7). Next day we reach the Engilchek Glacier. We follow this fantastic glacier for another two days. On day 10 we descent from 4.100 m altitude to the meadow of Merzbaher.
Days 11 to 13 are long days hiking back towards At-Jailoo, where our vehicle will wait for us and offer an transfer to Karakol on day 14. On the last day, we drive back to Bishkek and stay overnight in a comfortable hotel.
Length of the trip: 15 days
Costs: price per person is 2.826 € (group of two);
Included in the price are: all transports from Bishkek and back; all meals (lunch, dinner and breakfast) and the accomodation; cook and porter; the mountain guide speaks english; border region permit.
Offer valid: this tour is available during July to September 2018
Tour operator: our local partner in Karakol, Kyrgyzstan