HORSE RIDE ON KYRGYZ MOUNTAINS, 10 DAYS, FROM 1920$, 2018 LET'S PLAN YOUR TRIP
Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country in Central Asia, bordering Kazakhstan, China, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. It is farther from the sea than any other individual country, and all its rivers flow into closed drainage systems which do not reach the sea. The mountainous region of the Tian Shan covers over 80% of the country (Kyrgyzstan is occasionally referred to as "the Switzerland of Central Asia", as a result), with the remainder made up of valleys and basins.
Issyk-Kul Lake is the second largest mountain lake in the world after Titicaca. The highest peaks are in the Kakshaal-Too range, forming the Chinese border. Peak Jengish Chokusu, at 7,439 m, is the northernmost peak over 7,000 m in the world.
Day 1. Arrive Bishkek and drive to Kara-Bulak (5-6hrs)Arrive Manas Airport near Bishkek city. Meet by our team and transfer to Bishkek for lunch. Tour briefing. Explore Bishkek city. Square "Ala-Too", which is the central square of the city and the heart of Bishkek. The monument "Manas Magnanimous", The monument to the famous Kyrgyz writer Chinggiz Aitmatov, The State Historical Museum of Kyrgyzstan, The Oak Park, where is located the Museum of sculpture (under the open sky) and an interesting fountain "12 bowls." After lunch, drive to ecocamp "Kara Bulak" where you will have the rest and lunch. "Kara Bulak" means "an ice-free". It is located at an altitude of 1800 meters above sea level, in an ecologically clean area. Pure mountain air, picturesque places of the mountains, water from a natural source. On the way, short hike to the waterfall, which is called the “Pigeon water”. It is beautiful in both summer and winter. Water falls in the crevice along the steep rocks from a height of 40 meters. If you are lucky to find a flock of wild pigeons. Overnight in guesthouse. (BLD)
Day 2. Drive to Kochkor villageAfter early breakfast, we drive towards Kochkor, which was one of main villages of the Great Silk Road from China to West. Driving up along Keget River, we stop near Kyrgyz family, where have a lunch with national dishes of the Kyrgyz people. After lunch, soft hiking and explore Burana Tower, built in the 11th century. Also, we will visit the amazing canyon - the "Old Town", where you can see the red rocks and eolian castles, built by two artist - wind and rain naturally. In evening, come to horse ranger’s house. Meet local horse rangers and overnight in tent. (BLD)
Day 3. Horse Ride (3 hrs, 2500m-2700m)Today after few hours training and preparation for horseback ride, we do short day horse trek towards Kremlin valley, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains and glaciers. Return to the camp. Overnight in tent. (BLD)
Day 4. To Lake Son Kol (5-6hrs, 2700m-3100m)After breakfast, we ride towards the Lake Son-Kul, located on the altitude- 3100 m. On way, we make a break on the pass Kyzart, where a beautiful view of the lake. Have a picnic lunch. On the shores of this magnificent lake, surrounded by mountains, spread huge pastures. It is believed that it is here preserved the life of nomads. Come to near island Batai, which is the floral oasis, where you can see over 60 species of water birds. Overnight in tent. (BLD)
Day 5. Ride down to River Sary-Bel (5-6hrs, 3100m-2500m)Today, we ride by a picturesque Sary-Bel Valley through the amazing pass "33 Parrots". And explore the powerful waterfall “Kazerty “ (30m high). Have a picnic lunch. After lunch, we continue our trek by pristine pastures and enjoy the beauty of the green landscapes, clean air with the aroma of resin and greenery. Overnight in tent. (BLD)
Day 6. By Teshik Tas Valley (5-6hrs, 2500m-2200m)Today the route goes through the beautiful hilly passes and the plains of sand and clay hills that covered the green grass. After a picnic lunch, we come to Teshik Tas Valley, which is home place of Kyrgyz Nomads, as this area is very favorable for breeding of livestock. Overnight near nomadic family. (BLD)
Day 7. To Old Gold MineToday we ride a horses by Chon- Teshik Canyon, and reach the Valley Kum-Bel, where preserved old mines and the construction of the USSR up to about the war. Explore a gold mining. After a picnic lunch, we descend back to same camp-side. Overnight in tent. (BLD)
Day 8. By Canyon Bakchetin (4-5hrs, 2200m- 1800m)Going by canyon Bakchetin, you will enjoy the beautiful mountain plains, snowy peaks, the cold stormy rivers and deserted expanse. Have a picnic lunch in next canyon Zangi. Overnight with local family. Short welcome concert. (BLD)
Day 9. To Hot Spring (4-5hrs, 240km)Say good-by to our horse rangers and drive towards Cholpon Ata town. On the way visit the hot springs with stone pools. Possible swimming in hot springs (+35+45). Lunch from local fish. Overnight in guesthouse. (BLD)
Day 10. Drive back to Bishkek (4-5hrs, 250km)After breakfast, soft hike by the protected area of ancient rock paintings of the Bronze Age - petroglyphs (2000 BC. - 4 century A.D.) And visit the cultural complex "Rukh Ordo", translated from Kyrgyz means "Spiritual Center" or "Hail the Blessed". The main idea of the Center - God is one for all, so here are five major world religions - Orthodoxy, Islam, Buddhism, Catholicism and Judaism. Five white chapels represent these five religions. All the same chapel, which emphasizes the equality of religions. Within each of the chapel of the relics are kept, reflecting the essence of the religion. Here the special atmosphere, a great place for meditation. In evening, reach Bishkek city and transfer to 3* hotel. (BLD)
Day 11. Depart BishkekEarly breakfast and transfer to Manas airport. (B).
Summer months in Kyrgyzstan are from early May to mid September. Although the summers are hot and dry with occasional rain, the temperature can fluctuate as much 5-10 degrees centigrade between day and night. /+20°+35° during a days and -+15°+5° of Celsius during a nights/
|What to bring||
Warm hat and gloves,
Long underwear for travel in the high mountains, comfortable footwear,
Prescription medications, (if needed),
belt and small padlocks
|Staff||A local guide who speaks English, Russian and Kyrgyz will accompany the
group at all times. A cook will follow, with an assistant. In addition, the
services of the local herdsmen will be hired along with their animals. The
horsemen follow a traditional lifestyle in the areas where we will be riding.
|Meals||Our cook will prepare the meals. We pride ourselves in having cooks
adapt to both western and local cooking on our trips. There are always
vegetables available, and we have no problem accommodating vegetarians on our
|My price is||USD ... per person (min 2 members)
Discounts available for groups.
|Includes||English speaking guide, 4x4 car transfers, 3 meals per day, overnights
at hotel/guesthouse (3), and tents(7) , camping equipment, horse rangers with
horses, visit Kazakh Eagle hunter’s family.
|Excludes||Personal needs, laundry and alcohol drinks. Single occupancy is 200
|DATES||From early May by the end of September