Young Pioneer Tours

Kyrgyzstan Independent Tours

The ‘Stans’ make up some of the least visited and least known parts of the world. But naturally, YPT has you covered. Whether you like the mystery of Turkmenistan, ancient cities of Uzbekistan, a space launch in Kazakhstan or the mountain culture of Kyrgyzstan YPT has the trip for you.
Throw into that independent tours of Tajikistan and a group tour in Xinjiang, sometimes referred to as East Turkestan, and our reach in the region is pretty extensive.
And hey you might have heard we even go to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Kyrgyzstan Sample Itinerary: Independent Tours

Kyzyl-Art Border Point  – Lenin Peak – Osh Town – Kazarman Village – Song-Köl Lake – Burana Tower – Bishkek 

Day 1:  Cross the border point “Kyzyl-Art” from Tajikistan.  The driver will meet you and take you to Lenin Peak Base camp.  Arrival in the base camp of Lenin Peak, 3 600 meters ASL. There are other camps at 4,400 meters and 5,300 meters. Accommodation in tent. Dinner at base camp.  (Lunch not included)

Day 2:  You can trek around the base camp. Peak Petrovskiy is a nearby landmark at 4,800 meters ASL. Accommodation in tent. Dinner at base camp.

Day 3: Transfer to Osh (around 5 hours).  Afternoon city tour of Osh, a town which is 3,000 years old. Visit the sacred Sulaiman-Too (Prophet Solomon’s mountain) and Osh bazaar, one of Central Asia’s largest open-air markets. Lunch at café. Dinner at local café. (meals not included)

Day 4: After breakfast leave for Kazarman Village (6-7 hour drive). Visit Uzgen Tower en route. Lunch en route.  Afternoon arrival in Kazarman Village. Dinner and overnight stay in a local home stay.

Day 5: After breakfast leave for the Song-Köl Lake (3,600 meters ASL) via Moldo-Bel Pass (around 6 hour drive). Lunch en route. Afternoon arrival and welcome by your host family of shepherds. Dinner and overnight stay in a yurt.

Day 6: Spend the day at the lakeside. Watch and/or participate in the everyday life of the shepherds: milking mares; making traditional Kyrgyz milk products like kymyz (a fermented mare’s milk) or airan (a sour, dense milk product); tending cattle. Optional: horse riding or trekking around. Meals and overnight stay in a yurt.

Day 7: Breakfast. Leave for Bishkek town (about 300 km, 6-hour drive). On the way, visit the Burana Tower architectural complex (10-11th century, an important point on the Great Silk Road), 15km from the main road. Arrive in Bishkek, hotel accommodation. Short city tour of Bishkek. Farewell dinner.

Day 8: Check out of hotel at 4:00. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Sample pricing based on 2 persons:

$1385 per person


  • All accommodation in single rooms
    • Garden Hotel in Bishkek
    • Classic Hotel in Osh
    • Homestay in Kazarman
    • Yurt camp at Son Kol
  • All meals other than those specified in the itinerary
  • Transport according to the itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking escort guide
  • Mountain guide at Peak Lenin on Day 2


  • Local trekking or horseback guide at Son Kol
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Optional activities or activities outside of the program
  • Flight Bishkek to Tashkent to Tashkent
  • Travel insurance

All treks are day treks so you can decide exactly what you do or don’t want to do at each point. If you have a local guide they’ll help with this as well. The camp at Peak Lenin Base Camp is set-up for two months, and the yurts at Son Kol for four months, so everything is semi-permanent and you can just carry what you need for the day.