Kyrgyzstan horse riding 6
Activity: Horse riding
Duration: 8 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - gorge Kitchi Kyzyl Suu - Lake Kashka-Suu - river Kumtor - Arabel Suu - Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek
We would like to present you a horse riding tour. Kyrgyzstan is famous for its gorgeous mountains, hospitable people and beautiful horses. We suggest you to combine them all and have an unforgettable tour. You will ride a horse in our Tien Shan Mountains where it is still possible to encounter real nomads! During this tour you will visit our largest mountain lake Issyk Kul and you will have a chance to ride a horse in Terskey mountains. Also you will sleep in nomadic dwellings yurts. A yurta is a collapsible nomadic dwelling being used for more than two thousands years for its astonishing portability and comfort. It is of circular shape prepared of wooden skeleton and covered with thick layers of felt to protect from all the extreme climatic conditions. Come to Kyrgyzstan and enjoy your holidays!
Day 1: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley
You meet your guide at Manas International Airport who will accompany you to Bishkek city, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. It will take 30 minutes to get the city where you will have your first breakfast in Kyrgyzstan. The entire day is dedicated to a guided Bishkek City Tour, including lunch. The tour includes the visiting of the central Ala-Too Square, Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Pobeda Square (Victory Square dedicated to the honor of the deceased in the Great Patriotic War), the Historical Museum, National philharmonic, Oriental Bazaar, Art Gallery and many others places of interest. Then you will be transferred to the Chon Kemin valley in the Kalmak-Ashuu Guesthouse, where you are to spend the night. On the way, we will visit the Burana Tower (minaret of the 11 century) and its attached open air museum of Balbans (stone warriors). Dinner will be served at 7 pm.
Day 2: Chon Kemin valley - gorge Kitchi Kyzyl Suu
A traditional breakfast gets ready for 8 o'clock in the morning. Afterwards, you will start your trip to Kitchi Kyzyl Suu by car. We will drive along the southern shore of the celestial Issyk-Kul Lake, the second largest and deepest lake in the world found at the altitude of 1608 m.a.s.l. the coastline of which stretches for the length of 180 km. For its magnificent beauty it also called "the pearl of Central Asia."After arrival you will have a horseback riding to the gorgeous Kitshi Kyzyl Suu gorge. This is a place where you can test Kyrgyz national drink - Kumis (fermented mare's milk). Dinner is prepared for 7 p.m. and the night is spent in tents.
Day 3: Kitchi Kyzyl Suu - Kashka-Suu Lake
A traditional breakfast gets ready for 8 o'clock in the morning. After packing your backpacks you will have an ascent on horses to the pass Kashka-Suu (3891m.), where you will take lunch. Then you will ride your horse to the Kashka-Suu Lake (6h). It is avery beautiful lake with sparkling and pure water found at the altitude of 3800 meters above sea level. Dinner is prepared for 7 p.m. and the night is spent in tents.
Day 4: Lake Kashka-Suu - river Kumtor (3012m)
After a strengthening breakfast you will start horse riding to Kumtor river (6h). You will ride among Ak Shirak Mountains, which have snow even in summer. You will be surprised by the changeable weather. It can change from summer heat to winter snow within 20 minutes. Kumtor River is the most famous place for gold diggers. Even nowadays there seen some people looking for gold. Dinner is prepared for 7 p.m. and the night is spent in tents near the Central Tien Shan observatory.
Day 5: Kumtor - Arabel Suu
A traditional breakfast gets ready for 8 o'clock in the morning. Afterwards you will ride your horse along Arabel Suu River (5h). After taking a traditional lunch, we will continue to the valley of mountain lakes. Dinner and night near the Arabel Suu River is organized in tents. There is the valley of eight lakes. They are situated nearby to each other and you can see all of them simultaneously. It makes unforgettable feelings to walk there.
Day 6: Arabel Suu - Chokoli Lakes (3006m)
A traditional breakfast gets ready for 8 o'clock in the morning. Then there is a continuation of horseback riding to the Chokoli Lakes. Marco Polo sheep and mountainous goats can also be noticed in these places. Also you will visit a glacier not far from the mountain lake. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. You will spend the night in tents near the lake.
Day 7: Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek (by car)
A traditional breakfast gets ready for 8 o'clock in the morning. Then you will be transferred to Bishkek city by car. You will arrive in Bishkek in a Hotel*** at around 5 pm, where you will have time for yourself until your pick up at 7 pm. Then you will have a farewell dinner in a restaurant.
Day 8: Flight home
You are taken by your guide to Manas airport at time previously arranged according to your flight details.