Rafting tours


Rafting tours

Our company can offer splendid white water rafting tours for the adorers of this activity! Rafting in Kyrgyzstan is one of the most popular activities. Take you chance - come for rafting to Kyrgyzstan! We have dozens mountainous rivers that are famous among rafters. You will have a wonderful time being there and you will get a lot of new impressions.

Sunny days, plenty of mountain rivers and has been attracting white water rafting devotees in Kyrgyz Republic since the 2nd part of 20th century. There are enough rivers to provide routes of all different categories of complexity suitable for both experienced sportsmen and beginners due to the unique natural conditions of the republic.

Rafting in the republic started to develop about 25 years ago. Its future fate rested on the enthusiasm of some junior rowing league coaches. Rafting gained a commercial direction by receiving the status of strategic objective for the development of tourism in Kyrgyzstan in 1992. In Soviet times the most popular were prolonged water tours on the Chatkal, Kekemeren, Naryn Rivers. The River of Chatkal was amid the five most admired rivers in the USSR. Usually, during August and September, there used to be 60 or 70 tourist groups here. For the last several years, one-or two-day tours on the rivers Chon-Kemin and Chu have obtained a great fame.

Lots of rivers still remain unaware of rafts and kayaks despite the half-century history of exploring the Kyrgyz Rivers by the white water fans. The most impressive is the rafting tour from Inylchek, the second biggest glacier in the world (59km), through the almost impassable Sarydzhaz canyon, 30km long. Or from the upper course of the second longest river in Central Asia the Syr-Darya, the source of the Naryn River. The most popular among tourists, through their mild climatic conditions, are the rivers floating not higher than 1500m. above sea level. Experts positively compare some sections on the Chatkal, Kekemeren, Naryn rivers to the world famous Futalefu in Chile and the Colorado in the USA. There are lots of opportunities for pioneers to travel down the rivers, starting from their source.

There is nothing more exciting than a rafting tour along mountain rivers. In Kyrgyzstan, the best rivers for this kind of travel are the Chu, Chon-Kemin, Kekemeren, Chatkal, and Naryn. Everything that is required to make your holiday unforgettable is here...rivers quietly flowing through the beautiful landscape, and rapids that will take your breath away and excite even the most hardened extreme sports fans. The rafting season on these rivers varies from April to October. The level of complexity on the six-point scale depends on the season, since the thawing of glaciers ensures a high level of water in the rivers; and in hot summer months the waterline can fluctuate daily. Therefore, for some rivers, the most favorable time for water tours is the end of August, and September.

The river Chu is the most suitable for commercial rafting. Parts of it lie at over 1,500m above sea level. The section of the river passing through the Bohom gorge is the national 'white water arena1 and a unique training site for the whole Central Asian region. Here in ancient times there lay one of the northern routes of the Great Silk Road. Due to its location near the capital of the republic and communications development over the years, the popularity of rafting in the Bohom gorge is steadily growing both amid the people of the state and foreign visitors. The climate and temperature of the water (15°-18°C) from June till mid-September means rafting can be done even not using the diving suits, and the complication of obstacles does not go beyond five points.