If you are a fan the white water rafting Kyrgyzstan is a just perfect place for you to experience that. Our country boasts with a big number of mountainous rivers that is famous among rafters. You are guaranteed to have a wonderful time being there and you will get bunch of exciting impressions. Rafting in Kyrgyzstan is a very popular activity not only for locals but tourists also. Take your chance - come for rafting to Kyrgyzstan!
A big number of mountainous rivers and sunny days attract more and more rafting fans to our country. This type of extreme activity in Kyrgyzstan regained its popularity since the second half of the last century. Thanks to the unique nature of the republic with a big diversity of landscapes, there are enough rivers to provide routes of all different categories of complexity that can suit for both experienced rafters and beginners.
You can think of nothing more exciting than a rafting tour along mountain rivers. In Kyrgyzstan, the best rivers for this type of extreme travel are the Chu, Chon-Kemin, Kekemeren, Chatkal, and Naryn rivers. Here you can find everything that can make your holiday : rivers rapidly flowing through the beautiful landscape, and fast-moving water that will take your breath away and excite even the most extreme fans. The rafting season on these rivers starts from April and may last till October. The category of complexity on the six-point scale mostly depending on the season, since the thaw of glaciers provides a high level of water in the rivers; and in hot summer months the waterline may fluctuate daily. Therefore, for some rivers, the most accepted time for water tours is the end of August, and September.
Commercial rafting is good at Chui River flows which flows at the altitude of 1,500m above sea level. The climate and temperature of the water makes up (15°-18°C) from June till mid-September. This means rafting can be arranged even without diving suits. The complexity of obstacles will not exceed five points. The section of the river passing through the Boom gorge is the national white water arena and a unique training site for the whole Central Asian region. It used to be one of the northern routes on the Great Silk Road in earlier times. Thanks its location near the capital of the republic and communications development over the years, the popularity of rafting in the Bohom gorge is sturdily growing from year to year.
Rafting as an extreme type of sports in the republic began to develop a quarter of century ago. Its future fate was dependent on the enthusiasm of some young rowing league coaches. In 1992 rafting has adopted a commercial direction that has followed by receiving the status of strategic objective for the development of tourism in Kyrgyzstan.
The Chatkal, Kekemeren, Naryn rivers used to be the most popular rivers during the Soviet Union times. The Chatkal river was counted as one the five most popular rivers in the USSR. August and September are the busiest months when more than 60-70 tourist groups raft here. For the last few years, one-or two-day tours on the rivers Chu and Chon-Kemin have gained growing popularity.
Though the white water rafting has been invented not long ago there are still many rivers about which many rafters and kayaking fans stay unaware. Our country presents a big opportunity for pioneers to raft down the rivers, starting from their source. The most impressive rafting is the tour from Inylchek which is counted as the second biggest glacier in the world (59km), through almost impassable Sarydzhaz canyon, that is 30km long.