If you are fond of white water rafting Kyrgyzstan is one of the best places for it! Our country possesses more than forty thousands rivers and streams. You will have a wonderful time being there and you will get a lot of positive emotions. Rafting in Kyrgyzstan is a popular activity. Take your chance - come to have white water rafting alloy to Kyrgyzstan!
The abundance of rivers and sunny weather has been attracting devotee of white water rafting to Kyrgyzstan since the second half of the last century. Due to the unique nature of the Kyrgyzstan, there are enough rivers to provide alloys of all classes of rapids suitable for both experienced rafters and beginners.
The Chu, Chon-Kemin, Kekemeren, Chatkal, and Naryn rivers are most appropriate rivers to have an alloy. Everything that can make your holiday unforgettable is here...rivers quietly flowing through the beautiful landscape, breathtaking rapids.The most hardened extreme sports fans will be excited here. The season varies from April to October. The level of complexity on the six-class rapid depending 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 change each day. Therefore, for some rivers, the most admired time for water tours is the end of August, and September.
The river Chu is the most suitable for commercial rafting trips. Parts of it lie at a height 1,500meters asl. The climate and temperature of the water makes up (15°-18°C) from June till mid-September means; alloys can be done even without diving suits, and the complexity of obstacles does not exceed class 5. The section of the river passing through the Boom 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 Kyrgyzstan and communications development over the years, the popularity of rafting in the Boom gorge is growing as among locals as foreign guests.
Rafting began to develop about 25 years ago. Its future fate rested upon the enthusiasm of some junior rowing league coaches. In 1992 rafting has adopted a commercial direction by getting the status of strategic objective for the development of tourism in Kyrgyzstan.
During the Soviet period the most popular tours were several-days tours on the Chatkal, Kekemeren, Naryn rivers. The Chatkal River was among the five most popular rivers in the USSR. During August and September, there came 60 or 70 groups of tourists .For the last several years, one-or two-days tours on the rivers Chu and Chon-Kemin have gained the same popularity.
In spite of the half-century history of exploring the Kyrgyz rivers by the rafter men, many of them still remain unaware. There are lots of opportunities for pioneers to travel down the rivers, starting from their source. The most impressive is one is the rafting tour going from Inylchek, the second biggest glacier in the world (59km), through almost impassable Sarydzhaz canyon, 30km long. Another one is from the source of the Naryn river which is the upper direction of the second longest river in Central Asia the Syr-Darya. The most accepted among tourists, through their mild climatic conditions, are the rivers floating not higher than 1500m above sea level. Some parts of the Chatkal, Kekemeren, Naryn rivers can be easily compared with to the world famous Futalefu in Chile and the Colorado in the USA.