HR01D13EN / Horseback riding tour from End of June till mid September
13 days and 14 nights / horseback riding
Highlights : Tien Shan mountains, Issyk Kul lake, Son Kul lake, Karasuu lake, Toktogul lake and meeting with local nomads
D1 / Bishkek – Chon Kizil Suu: Meeting at the airport with guide translator and driver. Transfer to the guest house to have breakfast and a shower. Next, we head to the east to join the ends of Lake Issyk Kul to over 1600 m. altitude. In the afternoon Arrival in the guest house at Chon Kizil Suu village. Overnight and dinner in the guesthouse. 8h of drive. 400km transfer by car.
D2 / Horseback riding to Chon Kizil Suu valley: In the morning, we drive 30 min. to reach our horses and equestrian team. Start of the horseback riding into the valley of Chon Kizil Suu. Arrival at the camping at 2569m. Overnight and dinner in the tent. 6h or 7h on horseback.
D3 / Horseback riding to Kichi Kizil Suu valley: Horseback riding through the Savatar pass at 3786m. Down to Kichi Kizil Suu valley. Overnight and dinner in the tent camping at 3104m. 6h or 7h on horseback.
D4 / Horse riding to Djuukuchak: After a good breakfast, we will load the horses before making our way to Jumatai 3325m Pass. Lunch on the way. We will cross the pass to reach Jiluu-Suu “hot spring water” where you can swim in the thermal spring (+40C°) 6 hours on horseback, overnight and dinner in the tent camping.
D5 / Transfer to the Lake Son Kul: We take our vehicle to reach the jewel of the nomads. Son-Kul Lake is located at 3016m. On the road we visit the hunter with the eagle, the craft center in Kochkor. Lunch in Kochkor. We continue our drive to the lake. Cross the Pass Kalmak-Ashu at 3446m. Nice panoramic view of the lake. In the afternoon, coming to the yurt camp at Son-Kul lake. Dinner and overnight in the yurt camp. 300km transfer by car
D6 / Horse riding at Son-Kul lake: Breakfast in the yurt camp. Starting horseback trek to the mountains around the lake. We have the opportunity to better compare the horses in each region. Picnic. Back to yurt camp. Afternoon, demonstration of equestrian/horse nomads games. Overnight and dinner in the same yurt camp. 4h Horse riding
D7 / Transfer Son Kul – Kazarman – Aral village: Early morning after breakfast departure from the yurt camp. We pass the Moldo-Ashu Pass at 3150m, famous by its coils. Along the river descent from the pass, we reach the valley of Ak-Talaa meaning “dry field or the white field.” Arriving to the village of Togolok Moldo, visit a local mausoleum. Picnic on the way. The road is in poor condition, without asphalt. In the afternoon, we arrive to Kazarman small village along the river Naryn. Free time for exploring and walking through the village. Dinner and overnight in the local family house. 240km transfer by car
D8 / Horse riding to Kokbel valley: After breakfast we have a short transfer. Meeting with the groom of the team. Lunch on the nature. Departure to Kurobos for riding the horses in the valley. We’re walking to the bottom of the valley Kurobos. Setting up camp depending on the situation. 6h Horse riding
D9 / Horse riding to the Chechekty valley: Along the Kokbel river, we ride on horseback. Pique-nique on the way. There are many cows, sheep and goat. Arrival on the camping at 2800m., on the foot of the Chechekty pass. Dinner and overnight in the tent camping. 6h-7h Horse riding
D10 / Horse riding to Kapka: In the morning, we start our horseback riding day. Up to Chechekty pass at 3300m. Beautiful view of the peak covered by snow. Down to Kapka lake at 2300m. Arrival by the lake. Free time. Overnight and dinner in the tent camping at 2300m. 6h or 7h on horseback.
D11 / Horse riding to Karasuu lake: Another interesting day on horseback. This day, we pass Lake Kara-Suu surrounded by mountains. In the lake there are a lot of fish. Kyrgyz fishermen come for the weekend. Lunch on the way. Arrival to the camping side at the end of the lake. Overnight and dinner in the camping at 2000m. In the afternoon, we can swim and fish in the lake. 6h on horseback
D12 / Horseback riding to Jetiguen village: Last day on the horseback. We climb up to Taktalik mountain. Beautiful view of the lake behind of us. Down to the Taktalik village. We meet our driver. Transfer to guest house in Toktogul. Overnight and dinner in the guest house. 60km by car, 5h or 6h on horseback.
D13 / Transfer to Bishkek: After a good night in the guest house with shower, we take our vehicle to reach the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek. 4h of drive. Check in noon in Bishkek, lunch in a restaurant downtown. Installation in a guest house. Free time to visit the city center. Dinner in a typical Kyrgyz restaurant. Overnight. 280km transfer by car
D14 / Flight to home: At the night transfer to Manas airport. Return flight to home. End of service ! 30km transfer
The visa is not required for EU, Canadian and Turkish (90days) passport with at least 6 months valid for a period do not exceed 60 days. No mandatory vaccine.
Period of the tour: June-mid September
Sleeping bag (comfort 0C°) is required.
Provide your personal medicament the guide has only a basic pharmacy.
In home stays there aren’t a shower and WC in each room.
To ride this tour, you must be experienced rider.
There aren’t any ATMs in the villages and small cities.
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Price per person in USD:
2 pax 2250$/per
3 pax 1850$/per
4 pax 1650$/per
5 pax 1470$/per
6 pax 1380$/per
Pick up & drop of the airport Manas,
English speaking guide translator, assistant of the guide,
Accommodation in the twin room and guest house for 3 or 4 people for 1 room,
Demonstration of the yurt factory, and hand craft felt center,
Rent of horses
Personal travel insurance,
Insurance of luggage,
International air ticket,
Alcohol and mineral waters,
Additional services none mentioned in the program; disco, bar, massage, SPA, international calls.