Kyrgyzstan horse riding: Tour 04
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
The best place to have an excellent horse riding tour is Kyrgyz Republic! The celestial mountains, magnificently beautiful lakes, striking gorges and passes are waiting for you! Our travel company would like to present you a horse riding tour that will be impressive. While traveling in Kyrgyzstan you will visit the 2nd world's largest mountain lake - Issyk Kul and you will have a chance to ride a horse in Terskey (Shady Mountains) Ala - Too that are the part of Tien - Shan Mountains. You will also spend several nights in nomadic dwellings - yurts. It will be unforgettable experience!
Day 1: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley
From Manas International Airport you will be collected by your guide. Transfer from the Airport to Bishkek City takes half an hour. Upon arrival in Bishkek city you will start the day with a breakfast. The day will be entirely devoted to a guided city tour. This tour gives you an opportunity to visit the most interesting places and monument of the capital, such as: Oriental Bazaar, National Philharmonic, Ala-Too Central Square, the Historical Museum of Kyrgyzstan, Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Art Gallery and Pobeda Square (Victory Square). We will have a lunch at 2 p.m. Transfer rfom Bishkek City to Chon Kemin Valley, to the Guesthouse of Kalmak-Ashuu. We will visit Burana Tower Historical Complex on the way. It includes the tower itself, small museum with artifacts that were discovered at the site of the settlement during the excavations, the reconstructed foundations of the mausoleums, excavated hill that was probably khan's palace, Balbans (stone warriors) cemetery and petroglyphs - carvings on the stones. You will spend this night in Kalmak - Ashuu guesthouse. Our dinner will be served at 7 p.m.
Day 2: Chon Kemin valley - Tamga
Breakfast is servrd at 8 o'clock in the morning. Transfer (380 km) to Tamga Village by car takes six hours. Today we will drive along the celestial Issyk-Kul Lake southern shore of the, which is the 2nd world's largest mountain lake. This lake (1608m.above sea level) is also called "the pearl of Tien - Shan Mountains". In the Tamga Guesthouse dinner is served. In Tamga you will also spend this night.
Day 3: Tamga - Chong Kyzyl Suu
Strengthening breakfast. Transfer (70 km.) is by car from the Village of Tamga to exciting Chong Kyzyl Suu Valley. Upon you arrival there, along the Terskey mountain Range you will start your (5hours) horseback riding tour. You will see red sandstone mountains in different fantastic shapes en route. This day we will also visit thermal mineral springs in Jeli Suu, where in hot springs water you will have the possibility to take a bath. After that is one hour horse riding tour to Chong Kyzyl Suu Physical and Geographical Station. Dinner. Overnight stay is in the yurt camp. "Yurta" is unique house of the nomads, which represents wooden skeleton that is manufactured without nails, and covered with felt.
Day 4: Chong Kyzyl Suu - Pass Karatakia - Gorge Kichi Kyzyl Suu
Early morning breakfast. This day we have horse riding to the stunning Karatakia Gorge and then over the Pass of Karatakia. You will take fortifying lunch after enjoying of the surrounding views. After that it will be horseback riding for six hours down to the Valley of Kichi Kyzyl Suu. Dinner is served at 7 p.m. Kichi Kyzyl Suu is the place where you can try Kumis - fermented mare's milk - Kyrgyz staple drink. Overnight stay is in tents.
Day 5: Kichi Kyzyl Suu - Jukutchak gorge
After having breakfast we will start horse riding to (3937m. a. s. l.) Pass of Kashka - Tor. Next, you will ride through the dramatic red gorge. You will see the red cave en route. It is known as "500 rams". There is also a mountain waterfall. The waterfall is situated not far from hot springs (40 degrees Celsius). If you wish it is also possible to visit them. Near the waterfall we will have our lunch. We go on our way to the Valley of Jukutchak after having a rest. Our dinner will be served at 8 o'clock in the evening. We will spend this night in tents.
Day 6: Gorge Jukutshak - Ashu-Kashka Suu Gorge
At 8 o'clock in the morning breakfast will be served. After breakfast we will start an ascent on horses to the (3636m. a. s. l.) pass Ashu-Tor, on the way you will see a mountain waterfall and also you can take a bath in sauna. After lunch you will keep on your horse riding for six hours down Ashu-Kashka Suu Gorge. Overnight stay is in tents. Dinner will be served at 8 o'clock in the evening.
Day 7: Ashu-Kashka Suu Gorge - Kashka-Suu Lake
Pack your backpacks. Breakfast is served at 8 a.m. This day we will have an ascent on horses to Kashka - Suu Pass (3891m.). We will take a lunch on the Pass of Kashka - Suu. After having lunch we will ride to Kashka - Suu Lake for 6 hours. This mountain lake is situated at the altitude of 3800 meters a. s. l. The lake finds its origin in the glacier that is why the water in this lake is pure and gleaming. Dinner is at 7 o'clock in the evening. Night is in the tent camp.
Day 8: Kashka-Suu Lake - Kumtor River (3012m)
Delicious breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. We will begin horse riding that will take 6 hours to the river of Kumtor. We will ride over Ak Shirak Mountains, which even in a high summer are covered with snow. The changeable weather of this area will stun you. The weather there can change within 20 minutes from winter snow falling to summer heat. For the gold diggers the River of Kumtor is the most renowned place. There are some people even now who try to find out gold there. Near the Central Tien - Shan Observatory in tents the night will be spent. At 7 o'clock in the evening dinner is served.
Day 9: Kumtor - Arabel Suu
This day we start with a breakfast at 8 o'clock in the morning. After having breakfast we will ride along Arabel Suu River for 5 hours. We will keep on to the mountain lakes valley after having traditional lunch. There is the valley of 8 lakes. The lakes are located nearby each other and you could see all of them. The walking there provokes unforgettable feelings. Dinner. Overnight stay is near Arabel Suu River in tents.
Day 10: Arabel Suu - Chokoli Lakes (3006m. above sea level)
At 8 o'clock in the morning breakfast is served. The continuation of horseback riding tour to Chokoli Lakes. There you could detect ibexes and Marco Polo sheep being lucky. You will also visit the glacier not far from the mountain lake. Our dinner will be served at 7 o'clock in the evening. Near the in tents lake you will spend the night.
Day 11: Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek City (by car)
Breakfast is at 8 o'clock in the morning. Pack your luggage. We will be transferred by car to Bishkek City. In Bishkek we will arrive at around 5 p.m. In the hotel*** until your pick up at 7 p.m. you will have time for yourself. In the evening we will have farewell dinner.
Day 12: Flight home
At the time prearranged according to your flight details your guide will meet you in the hotel and accompany you to Manas Airport.