Kyrgyzstan: Trails of the Tien Shan


7 reviews
Jul 30 - Aug 9, 2023
Group size: 6 - 12
Kyrgyzstan: Trails of the Tien Shan

7 reviews

Jul 30 - Aug 9, 2023
Group size: 6 - 12

About this trip

Kyrgyzstan is one of the world’s most incredible places to visit, an unfamiliar landlocked country. Tucked away in the heart of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan is personified by natural beauty, skylines are dominated by jagged peaks, alpine lakes and pastures filled with yurts. 

We are likely one of the first groups to trail run a route exploring the high mountains and valleys in the Terskey Alatau mountain range dominating the country's south-eastern corner. 

We’ll spend seven days trail running and hiking empty trails, following a route that takes us through gorges, canyons, high mountain passes and meadows. Our highest point sees us take a radial trail run to a base camp overlooking the mighty Karakol Peak (5,216m). 

Alongside the mountains, we’ll also see the very best that Kyrzgystan has to offer in the ex-soviet capital of Bishkek, as well as have some well-deserved chill time on the shoreline of Lake Issy-Kul, and not forgetting soothing tired legs in hot springs and mountain saunas.  

As we spend a chunk of time away from civilisation our nightly accommodation will see us stay in a yurt and tented encampments which adds to the experience.

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    11 nights accommodation in 3-4* hotels, mountain guesthouses, yurt and tented encampments (twin or double share)
  • Fully-supported
  • Cultural sightseeing
  • Meals
    Full board throughout
  • All transfers
  • Guide Ratio
    4:1 Runners to Guide Ratio
  • Porter Service
    Porter service (12kg packed weight carried whilst on the trail)
  • Trails & Tees
    Trails & Trees: with every booking, we plant a tree
  • International Flights
  • Beverages and snacks
  • Personal equipment
  • Laundry
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips
  • Single Supplement
  • Visa and visa support
    (If necessary)

Available Packages

Early Bird Tier 1
12 left
Deposit: £279

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Pure Trails Adventure
7 reviews
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Great company from start to finish. Very helpful when booking the trip. Great website, lots of information and fantastic photos. Everything about the trip was excellent, including the locations, hotel and food. The guides were also spot on, they were very helpful and made the trip special.
By Christopher S for Trail Run Picos de Europa: The Anillo on 28 Jul, 2022
We had such a brilliant time running the Anillo, it was hard work but incredibly rewarding. Charlie & Eddie were fantastic guides and we all felt completely confident the whole way. Amazing views, great food and we learnt a lot. I would definitely recommend the trip for anyone considering it
By Tom H for Trail Run Picos de Europa: The Anillo on 26 Jul, 2022
Well organised, great people, fun and great running. Fully included all abilities. Thank you!
By Matthew M for Trail Run Mallorca: Crossing the Tramuntana on 21 Oct, 2021
Thankyou for a fantastic time. A well organised and unique trip seeing beautiful scenes - post card worthy, as well as being immersed into the culture and cuisine of Albania. Not forgetting the Albanian Raki! Great group of people on the trip, along with the local and UK guides. Looking forward to the next trip with Pure Trails!
By Clare P for Albania: Run the Accursed Mountains on 20 Sep, 2021
Escapism from hectic London life, running some beautiful trails, with like minded individuals. The guys at pure trails are simply lovely, great organisation, whilst being relaxed, passionate & v knowledgable about running (but in a very humble & approachable way) what more could you ask for! Got my confidence back on the mountains, & ready to do more, thanks guys :)
By Vanessa B for Mountain Trails: Crossing the Lake District on 09 Aug, 2021
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