By bikes to Khan Tengri Peak!
Mountain Biking in Central Asia Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
Itinerary: Almaty–Turgen River – Assy Plateau – Zhenishke River – Kensu River –Karkara Valley – Charyn Canyon - Almaty
Moderately hard. Total - 270 km., incl. 256 km. off road .Hard difficulty part (ascent) – 10 km., downhill – 100 km incl. 45
m. heli-biking; medium – 160 km. Highest point – 3510 m. above sea level. Start point- 2590 m.a.s.l. Middle level of travel – 2450 m.a.s.l. 2 nights in a hotel,4 nights – tented camps
On this mountain bike tour in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan we take you off the grid and into the heart of the Tien Shan Mountains that include the marble pyramid of Khan Tengri (7010m) and Pobedy Peak (7439 m). Snow- capped mountains provide a stunning backdrop for our mountain biking trip through Kazakhstan's valleys with lush pastures and up to passes and plateaus that are teeming with grasslands and wildflowers. The only traffic will be the occasional horseman and we'll meet nomadic Kazakhs that have moved their flocks of sheep to high pastures.
This is a tough off road mountain biking tour as not only is the cycling challenging, we are riding at high altitudes and in extreme weather conditions. This all makes for a true adventure for those that want a unique biking experience with spectacular high mountain scenery.