Off-road tours in Kyrgyzstan

It’s fair to say, there are a lot of beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan. But getting to these places is difficult because the country does not have very good public transportation and the quality of roads is not better. And these reasons result in some visitors often renting four-wheel-drive cars or hiring drivers.  Here we have prepared 5 must-see places to visit in Kyrgyzstan. 

Enilchek ghost town, Sary Jaz Valley

Off-road tours in Kyrgyzstan

One of the best destinations for off-road tours in Kyrgyzstan. Enilchek is located 150 kilometers from Karakol. This is a city of Soviet miners, after the collapse of the USSR, people left the city. Even a small airport was built here. On the way, you will visit Chon Ashuu Pass (3800 m). Behind the pass, you will find unbelievably beautiful Sary Zhaz Valley.  The nature is distinctly different from the usual Issyk-Kul species. As the climate is very harsh, there are almost no green forests. 

Off-road tours in Kyrgyzstan
Enilchek ghost town. Off road trip in Kyrgyzstan

But the snow-white peaks with a height of 5000 meters are simply visible at a distance of an easy jog. You can go there in your own car or hire a driver. But since the zone is located in the border area with China, you need to apply for a border permit. 

Son Kol lake

Off-road tours in Kyrgyzstan

Son Kol is a lake located in the central part of Kyrgyzstan at an altitude of 3,000 meters. These places are not only the best places for off-road tours in Kyrgyzstan and for horseback and bike tours. There are a lot of yurt camps around Son Kol, and it is a great opportunity to feel the spirit of nomadic life.

Tosor Pass - undiscovered Kyrgyzstan

Off-road tours in Kyrgyzstan

One of the best destinations for off-road tours in Kyrgyzstan. Enilchek is located 150 kilometers from Karakol. This is a city of Soviet miners, after the collapse of the USSR, people left the city. Even a small airport was built here. On the way, you will visit Chon Ashuu Pass (3800 m). Behind the pass, you will find unbelievably beautiful Sary Zhaz Valley.  The nature is distinctly different from the usual Issyk-Kul species. As the climate is very harsh, there are almost no green forests. 

Off-road tours around Isyk Kul

Off-road tours in Kyrgyzstan

Issyk Kul is the largest lake in the eastern part of Kyrgyzstan. It is located at an altitude of 1600 meters above sea level. Around the lake, you can visit mountain beaches, canyons, beautiful gorges. Fairy tale Canyon, Mars Canyon, Aksai Canyon,  Salty Lake, Jeti Oguz gorge, Karakol ski base, etc. And you can visit all of them during off-road tours in Kyrgyzstan. 

Off-road tours in Kyrgyzstan
Jeti Oguz Red Rocks. Off-road tours in Kyrgyzstan

Kel Suu Lake.

Kel Suu Lake. Off-road tours in Kyrgyzstan

Kel Suu lake is incredibly beautiful, in the middle of the cliffs and white mountains. It is located in the Naryn region, near the border with China. And you can drive all the way to the shore of the lake. Interestingly, the lake sometimes dries up because of the small amount of water flowing in. Also, these regions are little explored because it is difficult to get there. There are a lot of shepherds, and horses. You can stay in yurt camps, or bring a tent. Make sure apply a permit before going there. Definitely Kel Suu is one of the best off-road tours in Kyrgyzstan.  

All these destinations are marked in Google Maps, so you can get there yourself. If you need help with finding transport to get, or if you need any information you can contact us.