The research areas and visiting places are located in different natural conditions of Kyrgyzstan. For trips we will use comfortable Mercedes Sprinter minibuses for 13 passengers. We plan to use a second Mercedes vehicle to transport luggage, equipment and food; for hard-to-reach locations, we will use a KAMAZ – Vakhovka
All participants will meet at the Bishkek airport.
Participants arriving in Bishkek will be accommodated in a comfortable hotel in the center of the capital city of Bishkek. The hotel is planning to host a briefing and presentation of the summer school program. The summer school field camp will be located in the Madygene Geopark. In the village of the same name Madygen, the ethnographic atmosphere and local flavor have been preserved. The field camp has a toilet, shower, summer kitchen and dining room with a magnificent view of the colorful landscapes. The field camp also has a power generator for camp lighting and electricity.
Food and cuisine
During the summer school, 3 meals a day will be offered. During radial trips, all participants will be provided with lunch boxes for picnics.
At the field camp in the Madygen Geopark, there will be a chef who has good experience in field trips. If you are a vegetarian, please inform us in advance.
Visas and permits
In Kyrgyzstan, a visa-free regime applies to citizens from more than 70 countries. A visa can also be obtained in a simplified manner for citizens from more than 65 countries.
Link to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan: https://mfa.gov.kg/en/osnovnoe-menyu/konsulskie-uslugi/konsulskie-vizovye-voprosy/izovye-i-bezvizovye-rezhimy
For official and legal research, our organization has all the necessary permissions from the authorities. We will also obtain customs permits for exporting samples to other countries.
Conditions for participation in the summer school, information about the commission (cash contribution), currency
The commission fee for participation in the summer school is intended to cover basic expenses, services, including a hotel in Bishkek. The contribution amount does not cover the costs of international air travel to Kyrgyzstan and back.
Summer School Staff
- — Drivers,
- — Chef and assistant,
- — Organizer-accompanying
Where are the teachers from?
- — Institute of Geology of the National Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyzstan
- — Freiberg Mining Academy (Germany)
- — Tien Shan Geological Society
As for the field part of the summer school in the Madygen Geopark, the base camp will be located in a picturesque location on one of the private plots of a local farmer. The picturesque place is an oasis formed by karst springs among the arid badlands.
The Tien Shan Geological Society will provide all the necessary equipment for field work and the base field camp:
- Large kitchen tent,
Large tent or Kyrgyz yurt for dining,
Large scarves for field laboratories
Individual tents for each participant,
Field tables and chairs,
Kitchen utensils, individual utensils,
The source of electricity is an electric generator,
Packaging materials and containers for samples of fossil fauna and flora (must be discussed with each participant),
Tools for work: shovels, picks, brushes, gloves, etc.
First aid kit
The base camp is equipped with a shower and toilet, a gazebo for the kitchen