Osh to Bishkek (2 weeks)
Osh to Bishkek (2 weeks)
Osh to Bishkek (2 weeks)
Osh to Bishkek (2 weeks)
Osh to Bishkek (2 weeks)
Osh to Bishkek (2 weeks)
Osh to Bishkek (2 weeks)
Osh to Bishkek (2 weeks)
Osh to Bishkek (2 weeks)
Osh to Bishkek (2 weeks)
Osh to Bishkek (2 weeks)
Osh to Bishkek (2 weeks)
Osh to Bishkek (2 weeks)
Osh to Bishkek (2 weeks)

Osh to Bishkek (2 weeks)

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30.SEPTEMBER: OSH (LEG 9 FINISH/LEG 10 START)

Today will be the last drive of leg 9, and we will end up in Osh, an interesting town to walk around, visit the Suleiman Too mountain which is a UNESCO site and taste some Kyrgyz food.

Accommodation: We will stay at a guest house with wifi and showers to wash off the dirt from the Pamir Highway. Hostel Osh Backpackers is a good option for 5USD/night.

1.OCTOBER: OSH-ARSLANBOB

We will set off on a scenic drive from Osh to Jalalabad (the Kyrgyz Jalalabad, not the afghan one;) where we will find a cheap guesthouse to stay at. Here we will do a short drive to Arslanbob where we have the option to visit the World's largest Walnut forest and a beautiful waterfall.


Accommodation: Overnight in a cheap guesthouse or hostel in Jalal-Abad. 

2.OCTOBER: ARSLANBOB- SONGKUL

From Jalal-Abad/ Arslanbob we will drive to Songkul to have lunch by the lake and check into a guesthouse or hostel in Naryn. 

Accommodation: We could go to the CBT Office in Kochor which will assign us a homestay or we can find a hostel in Naryn.

3.OCTOBER: SONGKUL- KADJI SAY

From Song Kul we will drive up to Issyk Kul Lake- a naturally heated lake where we will pitch camp and relax. Maybe we will even find a yurt camp where we can get a glimpse of what the local Kyrgyz life is like. We plan on staying overnight around Kadji Say but can continue driving or stop earlier depending on where we find a nice spot to camp.

Accommodation: Bush camping next to the lake or stay at the Legenda Health Resort for 3usd/night

3.OCTOBER: KADJI SAY- KARAKOL

In the morning we will do a short drive (around 1hr) to hike the Fairy Tale Mountains (you will see why it's called that when we get there). After the hike we will drive to Karakol where we will check into a guest house where we will stay for a few days while we explore the region.  

Accommodation: Local, cheap guesthouse. For example Duet Hostel which costs 5usd/night and has great information about trekking in the region.

 

4.OCTOBER: KARAKOL AND YETO OGUZ DAY TRIP

You could either join us for a day trip to Yeti Oguz Canyon which is also called the Sevel Bulls Rocks, because of its shape. Another option would be for you to start your own multi day hike in some of the nearby mountains.

Accommodation: Local, cheap guesthouse. For example Duet Hostel which costs 5usd/night and has great information about trekking in the region.

5.OCTOBER: KARAKOL

We will have the option to go on multi day hikes or just explore town.

Accommodation: Local, cheap guesthouse. For example Duet Hostel which costs 5usd/night and has great information about trekking in the region.

6.OCTOBER: KARAKOL- CHOLPON ATA

We will drive 2-3 hours to get to Cholpon Ata- a nice little town on the Issyk Kul lake which is famous for being a Spa destination, especially for Russian and Kazakhs.

Accommodation: Local, cheap guesthouse

 

6.OCTOBER: CHOLPON ATA

We will have a free day to explore museums and visit the stadium which hosted the first World Nomad Games.

Accommodation: Local, cheap guesthouse


7. OCTOBER: CHOLPON ATA- KONORCHEK CANYONS

The Conorchek Canyon is considered a hidden gem, since not many people actually know where it is. Here we will go for a day hike


Accommodation: We will camp around the Konorchek Canyon or find a cheap guesthouse to stay in.



8. OCTOBER: KONORCHEK CANYONS- ALA ARCHA NATIONAL PARK


Today the landscape with change from dark brown to a strong green as go on a trip to Ala Archa National Park which is north of Bishkek, not far from the Kazakhstan border. Here we will go hiking, see horses and yurts in a spectacular landscape. 

Accommodation: We will camp in Ala Archa National Park

9. OCTOBER: ALA ARCHA NATIONAL PARK

We will hike further into the national park, passing by yurts, rivers and beautiful snow capped mountains.

Accommodation: We will camp in Ala Archa National Park

10. OCTOBER: ALA ARCHA NATIONAL PARK- BISHKEK

In the morning we will pack down our tents and head back to Bishkek. 

Accommodation: We will stay in a hostel, hotel or AirBnB which will be cheap. A reccommended hostel would be Interhouse for 10usd/night.


11. OCTOBER: DAY TRIP TO TOKMOK AND THE BURANA TOWER

Today you will have the option to go on a day trip to see the Burana Tower in the beautiful Chuy Valley. 

Accommodation: We will stay in a hostel, hotel or AirBnB which will be cheap. A reccommended hostel would be Interhouse for 10usd/night.

12. OCTOBER: BISHKEK

We will spend a day in Bishkek exploring the town and enjoying the feeling of having overlanded from Norway to Kyrgyzstan. Bishkek is cheap so for once we can splurge in good restaurants and pubs. It is a place that has everything.

Accommodation: We will stay in a hostel, hotel or AirBnB which will be cheap. A reccommended hostel would be Interhouse for 10usd/night.

13. OCTOBER:  BISHKEK

As always we keep a couple of buffer days before the trip leg finishes as we will probably have spent extra days at the places we liked the most. If you are leaving with a train, bus or plane we can take you to your onwards transportation,

Accommodation: We will stay in a hostel, hotel or AirBnB which will be cheap. A reccommended hostel would be Interhouse for 10usd/night.

14. OCTOBER: BISHKEK

 

Vikings in Asia is officially finished, but we will most likely keep traveling from there, so feel free to join!