Horse riding 05
Kyrgyzstan horse riding: Tour 05
Activity: Horse riding
Duration: 12 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Tamga - Chong Kyzyl Suu - pass Karatakia - gorge Kitchi Kyzyl Suu - Gorge Jukutshak - gorge Ashu-Kashka Suu - Lake Kashka-Suu - river Kumtor - Arabel Suu - Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek
We are glad to present you a fascinating horseback riding tour. You will enjoy amazing nature of Kyrgyz Mountains and visit the godlike lakes with water reflecting endless sky. In this trip you will find out about Kyrgyz culture, you will live in their yurts and try some of their cuisine.
Day 1: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley
After your guide greets you at Manas Airport you will be transferred to Bishkek City (30 min. drive). There you will have breakfast and Bishkek City Tour, including lunch. In the program Ala-Too Square, Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Pobeda Square (Victory Square), the History Museum, National philharmonic, Oriental Bazaar, Art Gallery and others places of interest. After lunch you start transfer to the Chon Kemin valley. At the road, we will have a lunch and visit to the Burana Tower (an ancient minaret 11 century) and "Cemetery of Balbans" - museum of stone warriors. Night you will spend in the Kalmak-Ashuu Guesthouse, dinner will be served there at 7 pm.
Day 2: Chon Kemin valley - Tamga
Breakfast will be served at 8 o'clock and then you start transfer to Tamga village (380 km,6h) by car along the shore of glittering pearl of Central Asia and pride of Kyrgyzstan - Issyk Kul Lake (1608m.above sea level). After you get to Hotel you will have a rest on the beach of the lake where you can enjoy warm and pure water which is salty and because of that possesses healing properties. Your dinner and overnight is in the Tamga Guesthouse.
Day 3: Tamga - Chong Kyzyl Suu
After breakfast you start transfer from Tamga to Chong Kyzyl Suu Valley (70 km).
There is horseback riding along the diversely formed red mountains of Terskey range to the mineral sources at Jeli Suu (Dungan Village). And there is horseback riding to the old geophysics station of Chong Kyzyl Suu. Dinner and overnight stay will be in yurts. Yurta - is Kyrgyz traditional dwelling, made of wooden frame that covered by thick layer of felt. White yurt is symbol of home and family, peaceful life.
Day 4: Chong Kyzyl Suu - pass Karatakia - gorge Kitchi Kyzyl Suu
After early breakfast that is served at 8 o'clock we start to ride along Karatakia gorge. At the end of the gorge there is gorgeous Karatakia pass. You will have a picnic at the saddle of the pass and we will move down to the Kitchi Kyzyl Suu valley (6h). Dinner is served at 7 p.m. Night in tents.
Day 5: Kitchi Kyzyl Suu - gorge Jukutchak
The day starts with breakfast and steep ascent to Kashka-Tor pass (3937m above sea level).
After crossing the pass we will have lunch and continue our journey through the unique cave in red rocks called "500 rams". We will stop for the halt at the sparkling mountain waterfall and there also you can visit hot springs (40 degrees Celsius). Afterwards, we move down to Jukutchak valley. Dinner is served at 8 p.m. Night in tents.
Day 6: Gorge Jukutshak - gorge Ashu-Kashka Suu
After breakfast we start riding toward the pass Ashu-Tor (3636m above sea level), on the way you will see shining waterfall and also you can have the bath with mineral water. After lunch that you will have at the waterfall you will keep riding down to the gorge of Ashu-Kashka Suu (6h). Your dinner will be served at 8 p.m. Night in tents.
Day 7: Ashu-Kashka Suu Gorge - Kashka-Suu Lake
Entire morning, after breakfast is dedicated to the ascent to pass Kashka-Suu (3891m.) and your lunch will be organized on the way. After you cross the pass you keep move about 6 hours toward the Kashka-Suu Lake (3800 meters above sea level).
Dinner is served at 7p.m. Night in tents at the shore of the beautiful lake.
Day 8: Lake Kashka-Suu - river Kumtor (3012m).
The whole day you will move along hills of Ak Shirak Mountains to Kumtor river. Breakfast will be served at 8 o'clock and lunch will be served on the way. For night we will mount tents near the Tien Shan Central observatory. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. as always.
Day 9: Kumtor - Arabel Suu
In the morning after nice breakfast you saddle your horses for a long trip along the Valley of Arabel Suu River. After lunch that will be organized "on the horses' mane", we will reach the valley of cold and transparent alpine lakes. Dinner and night near the Arabel Suu River in tents.
Day 10: Arabel Suu - Chokoli Lakes (3006m)
Breakfast will be served at 8 o'clock. Today we will travel by the lands of ibexes and unique Marco Polo sheep to the celestial Chokoli Lakes. The halt for lunch will be organized at the shore of one of the lakes. Dinner and overnight in tents near the lake.
Day 11: Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek (by car)
After nice long sleep you pack your backpacks and belongings and we departure in the direction of Bishkek city. Lunch will be organized on the way. You will arrive to Bishkek and before you will have a farewell dinner in a restaurant you will be accommodated in a Hotel ****
Day 12: Flight home
Guide will meet you at the Hotel on time arranged according to your flight details and will attend you to Manas International Airport.