Kyrgyzstan horse riding 01

Kyrgyzstan horse ridingTour 01

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Horse riding

Duration: 9 days 

Places to visit: Bishkek - Issyk Kul Lake - Karakol - Chong Kyzyl Suu - Ashu Tor - Kishi Kyzyl Suu village - Jumakuchak - Kok Terek - Bishkek  

A Kyrgyz saying sounds as "Horses are men's wings". And this is how they expressed the significance of horses in nomad's life.It is difficult to imagine the life of nomads without a horse. During the tour you will have a chance to ride on a horse along the Great Silk Road like a nomad. Simaltaneously you will get acquainted with Kyrgyz traditions, try the national drink Kumis (mare's milk) and delicious dishes.

Tour summary:

Day 1: Bishkek - Issyk Kul Lake
As soon as your plane lands at Manas Airport you are met by your guide who will escort you to Bishkek where you start the day with a wonderful breakfast.  Then you will be transferred to the celestial Issyk Kul Lake (200 km), the second deepest (700m) and largest lake in the world that stretches for the length of 18 km found at the altitude of 1608 m. a. s. l. On our way, we will visit the Burana Tower (minaret from the 11th century) and an open air museum of Balbans (stone warriors dated back to the 7th century). After having taken a traditional lunch, we continue our way to the lake. As soon as we are in Hotel you will have a rest on the northern beach of the lake where you can lie on the warm sand or swim in the lake. Thanks to the salty water, Issyk Kul Lake possesses curative qualities. Your dinner will get ready for 7 p.m.   

Day 2: Issyk-Kul Lake - Karakol
8 a.m. is a breakfast time. Then you have free time to swim in the lake till 12 pm. Afterwards, you will start your trip to Karakol city by car (200 km). On the way, we will make a short break to give you the opportunity to visit ancient stone inscriptions (dating back to 800 B.C.), including the local museum. You will have a second stop during the trip at 12 o'clock, where you can enjoy lunch in a relaxed atmosphere. Then we continue our way to Karakol city along the northern shore of the sparkling pearl of Central Asia. You can't stop admiring its beauty on a one hour cruise on a steam boat. Then you will be transferred to Karakol city. National dinner will be in a restaurant  at 8 p.m. Also for additional price you can have a folklore show there. Accommodation is in a Guesthouse.  

Day 3: Karakol - Chong Kyzyl Suu Valley
8 a.m. is a breakfast time. The entire morning is dedicated to a guided Karakol City Tour. The tour includes the visit of the Dungan mosque. The interesting thing about it is the fact that it was built in Chinese style without using a single metal nail. This will be followed by the visit of an old wooden Orthodox Church. Later, you will visit the museum of M.V. Prejvalsky, one of the world's greatest explores. His biggest achievements were the crossing of the great desert Taklamakan and the discovery of more than 4000 animals, including the Horse of Prejevalsky. We will end the City Tour with a traditional lunch and leave Karakol at 1 p.m. Then we begin our way towards the impressive Chong Kyzyl Suu Valley (70 km). On the way, you will see red mountains in different shapes, just before we will visit the mineral sources of hot springs at Jeli Suu ( Dungan Village), where you will have the possibility to take a bath. Afterwards, a horseback riding tour to the Physical and Geographical station of Chong Kyzyl Suu is waiting for you (1 hour). Your dinner and overnight stay will be in yurts. A yurta is a unique nomadic dwelling that is portable and collapsible made of wood and felt without using a single nail. For its comfort and portability Kyrgyz people have been using it for more than two thousands years and still haven't found an analogue for it.   

Day 4: Chong Kyzyl Suu - Ashu Tor - Chong Kyzyl Suu (6h)
We leave the camp at 9 o'clock in the morning right after breakfast. We begin our horseback riding tour to the Ashu Tor pass (2800m). After your lunch you will have an ascent on horses to an astonishing mountain lake, which finds its origin in a glacier. With a bit of luck you might see mountain goats. After enjoying the view of the mountain lake we come back to the station. Dinner gets ready for 7 o'clock and overnight stay is in tents.  

Day 5: Chong Kyzyl Suu - Kishi Kyzyl Suu
After an early breakfast at 7 am, we ride towards the valley of Kishi Kyzyl Suu (lunch on the way) - it is a gorgeous canyon that you will definitely like (6h). You will be astonished by the amazing scenery offered through views the untouched nature. We will arrive in Kishi Kyzyl village at 7 pm, where you will have half an hour time to settle in your tents, before being served a traditional dinner.  

Day 6: Kishi Kyzyl Suu village - Jumakuchak
Right after breakfast we continue our horseback riding tour from the Kishi Kyzyl Suu valley to Jumakuchak (6h) via the small Jumalai pass, where we will have a picnic. There is a gorgeous sight of the surface of Issyk-Kul Lake. You will have a chance to explore its virgin nature on your own. Traditional dinner is served at 7 p.m. Overnight in Jumakuchak in tents among nomadic yurts of local people.  

Day 7: Jumakuchak - Kok Terek village
8 a.m. is a breakfast time. Today you will mount your horse to take the ride from Jumakuchak to Kok Terek Village under the hoofs (6h). On the way it is possible to see the red cave that is called "500 rams" a picturesque mountain waterfall can also be found. You will have your lunch at the bottom of the waterfall. The waterfall is situated not far from hot springs (40 degrees Celsius) that are also possible to visit if you wish. After having a rest we continue our way to Kok Terek village. Our dinner and overnight will be in a home stay.   

Day 8: Kok Terek - Bishkek
Having packed your backpacks, you will be served breakfast at 8 o'clock. Then you will be transferred to Bishkek city by car along the southern shore of the famous Issyk-Kul Lake (380 km). You will arrive in Bishkek in a Hotel **** at around 8 pm. Here you will have time for yourself until your pick up at 7 pm. Then you will have a farewell dinner in a restaurant.  

Day 9: Bishkek - Europe
Breakfast is at 9 o'clock. Then we start our Bishkek city tour (the capital of Kyrgyzstan). 
The tour includes the visiting of the central Ala-Too Square, Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Pobeda Square (Victory Square dedicated to the deceased in the Great Patriotic War), the History Museum, National philharmonic, Oriental Bazaar, Art Gallery and many others places of interest. At 2 p.m. you will have lunch. The rest of the day is at your own disposal. You are met by your guide at your hotel at pick up time and transferred to Manas International airport. We wish you a safe trip home! 



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Activity: Horse riding  

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