Activity: Horse riding
Duration: 8 days
Places to visit: Bishkek City - Chon Kemin Valley - Kichi Kyzyl Suu Gorge - Kashka-Suu Lake - Kumtor River - Arabel Suu - Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek City
This horseback riding adventure gives you perfect possibility to take pleasure in mountainous Kyrgyzstan untouched nature and to visit heavenly lakes with its sparkling and pure waters. You will uncover for yourself exciting Kyrgyz customs and traditions, culture. This tour represents a nice opportunity to relax in magnificently beautiful places from busy civilization!
Day 1: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley
Your guide will collect you from the International Airport of Manas and accompany to Bishkek City. The drive from the Airport to Bishkek takes half an hour. You will start the day with a breakfast upon arrival. The part of this day you will spend in Bishkek and enjoying guided city tour. Lunch is included. You will visit National Concert Hall, Ceremonial part of the city - Ala-Too Square, the Historical Museum of Kyrgyzstan, Oak Park (Duboviy Park), the museum of Fine Arts, Victory Square (Pobeda Square), Oriental Osh Bazaar and many other interesting places and monuments. Transfer to the Valley of Chon Kemin to the Guesthouse of Kalmak-Ashuu. We will visit the Burana Tower (minaret of the 11 century) and its attached open air museum of Balbans (stone warriors) on the way. Overnight stay is in the guesthouse of Kalmak - Ashuu. Our dinner will be served at 7 o'clock in the evening.
Day 2: Chon Kemin valley - gorge Kitchi Kyzyl Suu
At 7 o'clock in the morning is your breakfast. You will start your trip to Kitchi Kyzyl Suu after breakfast by vehicle. We will go along the southern shore of the Celestial Issyk-Kul Lake(1608meters a. s. l.) during our trip. Lake Issik - Kul is the 2nd world's largest alpine lake. The nickname for this lake is "Central Asian Pearl ". On our arrival in the stunning Gorge of Kitshi Kyzyl Suu you will have a horse riding. You could try the Kyrgyz staple national drink in Kichi Kyzyl Suu. Kumis - mare's milk that is fermented. Overnight is in tents. Our dinner is served at 7 o'clock in the evening.
Day 3: Kitchi Kyzyl Suu - Kashka-Suu Lake
At 8 o'clock is breakfast. Pack your backpacks. Today, you will ride to Kashka-Suu Pass (3891m. a. s. l.). You will take your lunch there. After that you will ride your to the lake for 6 hours. This lake is called Kashka-Suu; it finds its origin in the glacier that is why the water in the lake is sparkling and pure. Kashka - Suu is situated at 3800 meters high a. s. l. Dinner will be served at 7 o' clock in the evening. Overnight stay is in the tent camp.
Day 4: Lake Kashka-Suu - river Kumtor (3012m.)
Tasty 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 5: Kumtor - Arabel Suu
This day we start with a breakfast at 8 o'clock in the morning. We will ride today for 5 hours along the River of Arabel Suu. Lunch is on the way. We will go on our way to the valley of mountain lakes after having lunch. There is the valley of eight lakes. It makes impressive feelings to stroll there. You could observe all of them simultaneously, because they are situated nearby each other. Dinner. Overnight stay is in tents near Arabel Suu River.
Day 6: Arabel Suu - Chokoli Lakes (3006m)
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 7: Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek (by car)
At 8 o'clock in the morning breakfast is served. Pack your baggage. Transfer by car to Bishkek City. At around 5 p.m. we will be in Bishkek. In the hotel*** you will have spare time for yourself. Your guide will pick you up from the hotel at 7 p.m. and you will go to a restaurant to have a farewell dinner.