Exploring tour "In the footsteps of snow leopard"

Exploring tour "In the footsteps of snow leopard"

The concept of the tour is to introduce wildlife lovers to field work on the study of snow leopards and other animals in their natural habitat.

During the trip, you will learn how to identify the tracks of wild animals, detect and trace their path (tracking).

“Reading” tracks is an exciting activity that will allow you to get a lot of information about the lifestyle and habits of animals.

A special feature of the tour is the installation of camera traps, and getting pictures from them both during and after the end of the trip. An experienced guide will show and tell you where and how to properly fix the “hunting” camera to get spectacular photos.

If you are a follower of the popular hobby "animal and bird watching” or an amateur photographer, you can take advantage of a unique chance to see and capture the inhabitants of the fauna of the Teskey Ala-Too ridge from the specially equipped and warm shelters (hide). To have a better view, you will be offered a telescope and provided with amenities for many hours of waiting for the appearance of a wild animal. Such "ambushes”, as a rule, can last from 1 to 3 days. The successful result - unforgettable impressions and exclusive photos - depends on the season, the attentiveness of the observer, compliance with the silence regime and, of course, good luck.


День 1-й. Международный аэропорт "Манас" – Бишкек

Прибытие в международный аэропорт "Манас", обед и выезд в сторону Иссык-Куля. Прибытие в юрточный лагерь "Жайчы", заселение. 

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch, dinner 


День 2-й. Бишкек – Иссык-Кульская область

We drive to Ala-Archa National Park. It’s located in 40 km from Bishkek, which is a very popular area for having a picnic, trekking, horseback riding and making kebabs among Kyrgyz people. The national reserve is rich with great mountains, long rivers, pine forests growing on the slopes of the mountains and various fauna and flora. The main point is Ak-Sai waterfall (elevation is 2500m) cascades 25-30 meters down the hillside. The distance from the entrance to the waterfall is 2 hours. During the trekking, we can have a rest or have a picnic by enjoying good views of the canyon and Ala Archa river. Further, driving back to your hotel.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Lunch is near Ak-Sai waterfall (as a picnic)

День 3-й. Посещение микрозаповедника "Байбоосун"

On our way, we will visit Burana tower, an 11th-century minaret which is one of Kyrgyzstan’s best known archaeological sites. Burana is also home to a museum of important archaeological pieces that tell the history of the Silk Road and Kyrgyzstan’s place on it. Lunch will be in one of the cafes in Kochkor city on the way to Song-Kul. After arriving at yurt camp we will go horseback riding to the hills to watch the panorama of the lake.


Accommodation: yurt camp (no shower, the toilet is outside)

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Altitude: 3016m



День 4-й. Посещение зоологического заказника "Чон-Жаргылчак"

Time to go horse riding!  After breakfast, we will start our horse riding accompanied by an owner of a yurt camp in an hour. In the first part of a day, we will be riding near the shore of the lake till the mausoleum of a Kyrgyz hero – Olzhobolot uulu Andash who proudly fought in the battle against the offensive of Kazakhs Kenensary and Noruzbay in 1847. The distance is 1.5 hour one way. After coming back to the yurt camp you and horses have time to have a rest.  After having lunch we will ride to the mountains and see a small nice waterfall there. The main thing is not the waterfall itself, but the stunning nature on the way to it. The way is quite long, you will have several times to have a rest and take beautiful pictures of nature. It takes 2-3 hours to get to the waterfall. Further, we will ride up to the hill on our way back to the yurt camp in order to see the amazing panorama of Song-Kul lake.


Accommodation: yurt camp (no shower, the toilet is outside)

Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner


День 5-й. Посещение питомника "Джейран"

After breakfast, we drive to Kyzyl-Oi village. Kyzyl Oi is a unique village that was one of the few Kyrgyzstan silk road villages that existed pre-collectivization in the 1900s. Therefore, the village differs from other villages with the Central Asian flavor of its reddish clay houses. We will stay in a guesthouse and walk around the village to see the typical life of local people.

In the afternoon we go to the “Masar-Tash” sacred place. It is 2 km from the guesthouse. Staying there for 1-1.5 hours, further pass Chong-Suu valley within 3 hours where the yurt of a local family is. Lunch is in this local yurt. A nice local lady shows the process of milking a mare and making “Kymyz”, Kyrgyz national drink. Then, we return to the guesthouse by 17:00-17:30.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner 


  • Трансфер из аэропорта и в аэропорт
  • Транспорт с водителем
  • Проживание: юрточный лагерь, проживание в семье
  • Питание: завтрак, обед, и ужин, за исключением обедов в кафе 
  • Лошади
  • Горные гиды для сопровождения во время конных прогулок. 
  • Гид