Kyrgyzstan horse riding: Tour 06
Activity: Horse riding
Duration: 8 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Chong Kyzyl Suu - gorge Kitchi Kyzyl Suu - gorge Ashu-Kashka Suu - Lake Kashka-Suu - river Kumtor - Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek
The feeling of riding a horse in the mountains is marvelous. You start to feel the taste of life and you realize that the best creation on our planet is natural world. You could ride a horse in the places hidden from the other people. For many centuries the Kyrgyz nomads have been appreciating horses. In the mountains it was impossible to live without it. There are lots of traditions and customs that are connected in the culture of the Kyrgyz people with horses.
Day 1: Bishkek - Chong Kyzyl Suu
By your guide you will be collected from Manas International Airport. Transfer from the airport to Bishkek takes half an hour. Upon arrival you will start the day with a nice breakfast. You will start your trip by car to Chong Kyzyl Suu. We will drive along the southern shore of the celestial Issyk-Kul Lake (1608m.above sea level) that is also known under the name "The Pearl of Tien - Shan Mountains". This Lake is the second largest mountain lake in the world. Upon arrival in Chon Kyzyl Suu we will start our horseback riding tour to the Physical and Geographical Station. You will spend this night in yurt. "Yurta" is a unique collapsible dwelling of the nomads. It is manufactured without nails and represents a wooden skeleton that is covered by felt. Dinner will be served at 8 o'clock in the evening.
Day 2: Chon Kyzyl Suu - Kitchi Kyzyl Suu Gorge
Breakfast is served at 8 o'clock in the morning. This day horseback riding is over Karatakia pass to Karatakia Gorge. Take a strengthening lunch and enjoy the pass views. We will ride down to the Valley of Kitshi Kyzyl Suu for 6 hours after lunch. You can test Kumis -Kyrgyz national drink (fermented mare's milk) in Kuzul Suu. At 7 p.m. is dinner. This night we will spend in the tent camp.
Day 3: Kitchi Kyzyl Suu - gorge Ashu-Kashka Suu
At 8 o'clock is our breakfast. After having breakfast we will start an ascent on horses to the pass of Ashu - Tor (3636meters a. s. l.). You will see splendid mountain cascade on the way. You could take a bath with thiocyanogen water in the sauna in this place. Lunch is on the way. We will keep on our horse riding for six hours down the Gorge of Ashu-Kashka Suu. Our dinner is served at 8 p.m. We will spend this night in tents.
Day 4: Ashu-Kashka Suu Gorge - Kashka-Suu Lake
Breakfast is at 8 o'clock. We will have an ascent to the Pass Kashka - Suu (3891m.) on the horses after all necessary preparations. En route we will have a lunch. Then you will ride your horse for 6 hours to the Lake of Kashka-Suu that is particularly sparkling and pure. This mountain lake situated 3800 meters high above sea level. It is originated from the glacier. At 7 p.m. our dinner is served. Overnight stay is in tent camp.
Day 5: Lake Kashka-Suu - river Kumtor (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 6: Kumtor - Chokoli Lakes (3006m.)
At 8 o'clock in the morning breakfast is served. After having breakfast it will be horse riding tour continuation to the Lakes of Chokoli. Not far from the mountain lake you will visit the glacier. There with a bit of luck you could notice Marco Polo sheep and ibexes. At 7 p.m. you will have your dinner. This night you will spend near the lake in tents.
Day 7: Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek (by car)
The breakfast will be served at 8 o'clock in the morning. Pack your luggage. Drive to Bishkek City by vehicle. On arrival in Bishkek at around 5 p.m. in the Hotel*** you will have time for yourself until your pick up. At 7 p.m. in a café we will have departure dinner.
Day 8: Flight home
At the pick up time arranged beforehand according to your flight details your guide will meet you in the hotel and accompany you to the International Airport of Manas.