The Chu River that runs near the capital city of Bishkek is the most popular river for rafting tours in Kyrgyzstan. The river flows at over 1,500meter elevation and the best season for a river rafting trip is from June to mid-September, when the water temperature fluctuates between 15-18 degrees Celsius. Part of the river runs through Boom Gorge, which is known throughout Central Asia to be the best training site for rafting. The river has easier access compared to other rivers and more manageable rapids. The most common tours last for 1-2 days, but longer ones that include several different rivers can be arranged. Trip season: June -September

Duration: 1 day
Type: Rafting
Difficulty: Medium
Route: Boom Gorge, Issyk Kul Biosphere Reserve.
Brief description:Brief description: The most interesting, dynamic and most dangerous white water rafting section of the Chui River, Boom Canyon is indeed a national white water arena (150km from Bishkek). It is the best in the Central Asia. Here, among the rough rapids and huge rocks, even the craziest adventurer will get a maximum doze of adrenaline. River difficulty is Class IV – VI.


DAY 1 Bishkek – Boom Valley - Bishkek

09:00. Meeting with the transport, pack and transfer to Boom Valley (100 km)
11:00. Meet up with the guide and explanation.
11:30. Rafting
14:00. Lunch
15:00. Rafting
14:00 Drive back to Bishkek, lunch at local restaurant.
15:00 City tour around Bishkek (Central Square Ala Too, Statue of Manas & Lenin, 2nd World War Memorial, Museum of Art.
17:00. Finish. Transfer to Bishkek

Conditions of the program:

Equipment:Participants must have their equipment such as waterproof clothes, desirable to have a changing and warm clothes.
Physical requirements: Participants must be in good physical condition, but don't need any special skills of Rafting.


Feel free to contact us for additional information, maps and answers to any questions or to book this trip. If you wish to add more days or cut days to this program, just let us know and we will be happy to prepare a custom designed tour exactly for you.

1 Day Rafting tour 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
Rafting in Chuy River in Boom Gorge $178 $100 $91 $83 $78 $75 $72 $71

Price includes:

  • Transportation
  • English speaking service
  • A river guide
  • Rafting outfitters (rafts, catamarans, paddles, neoprene wet suits, life jackets, helmets)
  • Lunch and water

Booking / Payment

We book agreed tour package and services after clients confirmation. To guarantee booking we apply to make prepayment within 5 days after all services booked and confirmed. Balance can be paid upon arrival.

Cancellations and charges

- There is no cancellation charge for confirmed booking made 15 days prior to arrival, but any actual expenses incurred relating to documents such as visa support, permits, or any other necessary official paperwork, have to be paid.

- There is cancellation charge of 10% of booking amount for cancellations made less 15 days of arrival date

- There is cancellation charge of 50% of booking amount for cancellations made less 3 days before arrival date.

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