Kol Tor Lake + Kegeti Canyon

Tour Number

Activity Level



Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, Adventure / Active


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



Spanish (basic), Russian (fluent), Mandarin (conversational), Kirghiz (advanced), English (fluent)

Kegeti waterfall

Kegety gorge is located in 75 km from Bishkek on northern slopes of Kyrgyz ridge. Its length is 30 km. There is a river of a same name, flowing in the bottom of the gorge. The river has many tributaries. The biggest of them is Kel-Tor tribute, which forms independent very beautiful gorge. In the upper gorge there is a mountain lake with a water of turquoise color. The lake is located at an altitude of 2725 m and it's the most interesting object of visiting. The same name river which flows out of the lake disappears under the earth surface and shows up again in a forest part, making a beautiful waterfall with crystal clear water. Path to the lake first goes along right side of the gorge, which is covered with fir trees and bushes of rowan berry, honeysuckle, rosehip and barberry. You may see afterwards bushes of archa (local fir tree) and alpine meadows on higher altitude.

3kms higher of the lake there are moraines and big glaciers of Kel-Ter and Anastasya, which you may easily see from the lake.


Tour to Kol Tor Lake and Kegeti Canyon

Day 1:
Bishkek city tour (Osh bazaar, Filarmonia, Pravoslavik church, White house, Ala Too square, Park Panfilov, Lenin statue, the gallery of Arts, Museum of Arts, CUM, Victory Square)

Day 2:
Bishkek - Kol Tor lake hike (4 hours each way, 8 hour hike in total)

*The lake is in Kegeti, which is only 2 hour drive from Bishkek.
Day 3:
Kegeti canyon + waterfall (40 minute drive) - Burana tower - back to Bishkek

What to bring: Good walking shoes, warm clothes, sleeping bag (recommended), rain gear, sunscreen, hat/cap, a towel, swimsuit, flip flops.

Let me know if you would like the walking sticks. It would be $4 extra for a pair per day

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: anywhere in town

End location: anywhere in town

Duration: 3 days

What’s Included

The price includes the driver with the transportation and a tour guide.

What’s Extra

entrance tickets, accomodation and meals


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