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1 day tekking to Konorchek canyon from Bishkek

Konorchek is 125 km from Bishkek. We hirted transport and guide with Pegas Adventure. Started in... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
bruicewilliamzg
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Possibly one of the most photogenic places in Kyrgystan is the Konorchek Canyons a short drive away... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2018
JGDynamo
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New Brunswick, Canada
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Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

Konorchek canyons is nice place to have short trekking on the way to Issyk Kul lake or on the back way to Bishkek. Also good as short trek before trekking on more difficult routes in Terskey Ala-Too range.
Most important things is do not go when its rainy or possibility for rain due to it could be huge volume of water in narrow part of gorge which is collected from all Canyon.

Date of experience: March 2017
4  Thank Timur A
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Reviewed September 23, 2016

If you drive to Issyk Kul you will not miss the big sign showing the direction to Konorchek Canyons. The way goes up through narrow dry gorge until you reach after around one and a half hours open area surrounded by red rocks of different sizes and shapes. If the weather is nice it is definitely worth a stop on the way.

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank Kalpak_Travel
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Reviewed September 9, 2016

If you like to visit an unusual place, off the beaten track and tourists free, this is the right place. For some reason, although this place is easily accessible, very few people go there and even most of the locals don't know about the canyon.
You have to get down at the Krasnyy most (A365) and there is a sign post for Konorchek canyon. Before you go contact the local CBT or Tourist info office to get the details about getting there and a map (CBT guy from Kochkor was very helpful as well as the Peace Corps volunteer based in Kyrgyzstan who gave me the information).
Depending from where you are coming (we were in Kochkor), you can rent a taxi that will wait for you or you can easily come with marshutka and on the way back flag down marshutka or a private car (we waited few minutes and the car stopped).
Walk through the canyon is easy since it is flat with very slight descending when walking towards, but in few places (5 or 6), it might be a bit difficult to climb up over rocks.
When we were there (early September), through the canyon that leads to the Konorchek canyons there was a tiny stream, in spring the stream might be stronger.
When you reach the Konorchek, there will be several branches that you can explore. Canyon can be visited in 4-5 hours, but if you have time, enjoy a full day wondering around and enjoying the fantastic scenery and silence.
Absolutely worth a trip.

Date of experience: September 2016
5  Thank Vanja K
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Reviewed April 18, 2016

I went to the Konorchek Canyons for a one day trek with the Trekking Union of Kyrgyzstan I paid 460 SOM for the guide and transpiration!
I felt like I was back in the states! I felt like I was in Utah and I found a small part of the Grand Canyon in Kyrgyzstan. It was great! I would like to go there on bike in the summer. Its a dry canyon so make sure to bring lots of water with you. It's easy to find and it's in the Boom Gorge.
My guide told me that there once was a volcano in this canyon 2-3 million years ago and thats why it looks the way it does. I was not sure.

Date of experience: December 2015
3  Thank Alex_Johnson_Bishkek
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Reviewed September 11, 2018
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Date of experience: August 2018
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