Kyrgyzstan horse riding: Mysterious horses
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
The horse used to play a major role in nomadic Kyrgyz culture. And it still has the same position in everyday life of nomads. We offer you a horseback riding tour to prove unique faithfulness and endurance of that wonderful animal. And you will have chance to visit our largest mountain lake Issyk Kul and you will have a chance to ride a horse through the heart of the Celestial mountains.
Day 1: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley
Your guide takes you from Manas Airport to Bishkek City (30 min. drive) where you will have breakfast. After that you participate in Bishkek City Tour that includes the most interesting places of the capital city - central Ala-Too Square, Pobeda Square (Victory Square), the History Museum, Oriental Bazaar, Art Gallery and many others highlights. After lunch you transfer to the Chon Kemin valley. Moving there you will visit the Burana Tower (ancient minaret of 11 century) with "Cemetery of Balbans" (stone warriors). Night is in the Kalmak-Ashuu Guesthouse, dinner will be served at 7 pm.
Day 2: Chon Kemin valley - gorge Kitchi Kyzyl Suu
Traditional breakfast will be served at 8 o'clock. Then we will departure in the direction of the Kishi Kyzyl Suu valley. Lunch will be served on the way to a gorgeous canyon that will amaze you with its virgin and stern beauty(6h). We will reach the Kishi Kyzyl village at 7 p.m. there we will have dinner and night in tents.
Day 3: Kitchi Kyzyl Suu - Kashka-Suu Lake
There is another fascinating ascent to the pass is waiting for you your. Lunch will be organized on the pass. After that picnic you ride 6 more hours toward the Kashka-Suu Lake 3800 meters above sea level is waiting for you at the other side of the pass. Dinner is served at 7p.m. Night in tents.
Day 4: Lake Kashka-Suu - river Kumtor (3012m)
After breakfast you will start long way (6 hours) among hills of Ak Shirak Mountains to Kumtor river. You will be surprised by the fast changing weather and scanty landscapes. Lunch will be served on the way. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. For night we settle tents near the Central Tien Shan observatory.
Day 5: Kumtor - Arabel Suu
Your delicious breakfast will be served at 8 o'clock. Whole day you ride along the Valley of Arabel Suu River. Pretty scant landscape will admire you by the Marco Polo sheep that exist there in natural conditions. After 5-6 hours of riding we will get to the valley of icy cold mountain lakes. Dinner and night will be organized on the bank of the Arabel Suu River in tents.
Day 6: Arabel Suu - Chokoli Lakes (3006m)
Breakfast at 8 o'clock. Today we keep moving slowly along the landscapes that are more common for tundra then for celestial mountains. You will ride among shining Chokoli Lakes, enjoying stern and wild but very peaceful nature of the alpine tundra. Dinner and overnight in tents near the glacier lake.
Day 7: Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek (by car)
After you finish breakfast and prepare all your belongings you will be transferred to Bishkek city. You will get to Bishkek in a Hotel **** at 5 pm, and you are invited to a farewell dinner in a restaurant will be served at 7 pm.
Day 8: Flight home
Your guide will meet and accompany you from the hotel to Manas Airport according to your flight details.