Getting there & away
There are scheduled daily buses in the morning to Naryn (25som, 1½ hours), a 6.30pm night bus to Bishkek (189som, eight hours) and Kara-Suu (25som, 30 minutes). A seat in a shared taxi to Bishkek costs 450som, or 50som to 60som to Naryn.
Taxis ask 1200som (negotiate waiting time) return to Tash Rabat, though you could get one cheaper through Tursan at the Shepherd’s Life programme. Taxis also scout for passengers at the bazaar on Lenin.