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Horseback tour: A nomadic walk for 12 days 11 nights

Offer starting from 1222 € depending on the number of travelers



Horses are one of the main symbols of Kyrgyzstan. It is simply impossible to imagine a nomadic life without these animals. This journey will allow you to discover the culture and traditions of the nomadic Kyrgyz through horseback riding in the wild

Season: June – mid September

Day 1
Arrival and first acquaintance with the capital of Kyrgyzstan

Flight to Bishkek. Arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel

Sightseeing tour of the city with visits to:

  • The Victory Square, the Oak Park with the stone sculptures
  • The Manas and Ala-Too Square
  • The Museum of History where you will learn about the origin of the country
  • The Osh Bazaar, one of the largest markets in the city

Dinner in the restaurant with traditional Kyrgyz cuisine

Night at the hotel

Day 2
The green valleys of Kyrgyzstan

Departure to the Chuy Valley

Acquaintance with the medieval city of Balasagun, that in the 9th-10th centuries used to be the capital of the Karakhanids State. Visit of the Burana Tower (9 cent.), the minaret with ancient graves and funerary monuments (also called 'balbals')

Trip to the Valley and National Park of Chong-Kemin. This eco-friendly area is a perfect place for the wildlife lovers

Walk in the open air among untouched nature and landscapes of exceptional beauty

Traditional dinner and overnight at the guest house

Day 3
Start of the horse-riding expedition

In the morning you will meet your English-speaking guide-instructor and start your horseback ride moving along the green pastures towards the Kalmak-Ashuu Pass (3447 meters)

Stop for a small picnic to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the entire valley

Late in the evening, the installation of tents and dinner around the fire

Type of accommodation: tent

Duration of a walk: 6 hours

Day 4
The Valley Of Chon-Kemin

After breakfast the group continues its journey in the direction of Issyk-Kul lake

At about 16.00 a transfer from the arrival point to the shore of the Issyk-Kul Lake, where you will have a chance to take a swim and rest on the beach

In Kyrgyz language Issyk-Kul means 'hot lake'. Thanks to its good climate and beautiful scenery this spot has become one of the most favorite destinations for travelers

Overnight at the guest house

Type of accommodation: Guest house

Duration of a walk: 6-7 hours

Day 5
The fascinating Kyrgyz gorges

Departure to Karakol (through Grigorevskoe and Semenovskoe gorges), a magnificent place with rapid rivers, winding paths and slopes covered with pine forests

You will enjoy a pleasant stay in the heart of the wild nature

Arrival in Karakol, tour on local attractions: the Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, built in the late 19th century, and the Dungan mosque, built without a single nail, in the style of a Buddhist temple of the Chinese

In the evening you will enjoy a national Dungan dish called ashlan-fu (noodles, vegetables, eggs…)

Overnight at the guest house

Day 6
The gorges, valleys and mountain pastures

Breakfast and then departure to the valley of Jeti-Oguz, also known as the 'Valley of the seven bulls'

The Jety-Oguz Valley with its waterfalls, spectacular gorges and red rocks, the most famous of which are the 'Broken heart' and the 'Seven Bulls' - is one of the most beautiful places in the country

The road towards the Barskoon (Barskon) Gorge, a small village famous for its waterfalls, the most stunning of which is the 'Tears of the Snow Leopard' cascade

Arrival to Tamga village, accommodation at the guest house

In the evening you can enjoy a bath-house (banya)

Overnight at the guest house

Day 7
The wonders of nature and traditional crafts

After breakfast the group continues its journey in the direction of Kochkor, a high mountain settlement with a calm and friendly atmosphere

Along the road you will get a chance to have a look at the 'Fairy Tale' canyon (Skazka) with its rocks of different forms and colours (red, ochre, yellow)

There also would be a stop in the village of Bokonbaevo, where you will meet the hunter of eagles and his hand-bird of prey

In Kochkor you will visit a felt sewing studio, where Kyrgyz women will demonstrate you the process of felt (yurts are made of this material) making

Overnight at the guest house

Day 8
Through the Alpine pastures

After breakfast the group continues its journey in the direction of the village of Kyzart, meeting with your guide-instructor and horses

Continuation of the horse ride towards the Kilimtche Jailoo Valley ( lit. 'like a carpet' in Kyrgyz language). The valley is located at an altitude of 2535 meters

You will cross the Alpine pastures of the Kilemche Valley famous for its green and flowery meadows

Arrival at a campsite and accommodation in a yurta

Type of accommodation: yurta

Duration of a walk: 6 hours

Day 9
Song-Kol, the pearl of Kyrgyzstan

Horseback riding to the Song-Kol Lake (Song Köl), located at a height of 3000 meters in the middle of the Tian Shan Mountain Range (lit. 'heaven/celestial mountains')

Crossing the Pass of Jalgyz-Karagai (3400 meters) and descend to the lake

Meeting with a nomad family and accommodation in a yurta

A unique opportunity to get acquainted with the real Kyrgyz nomads, their way of life and traditions

Traditional dinner and night in a yurta

Type of accommodation: yurta

Duration of a walk: 6 hours

Day 10
The Song-Kol Lake

You will spend the whole day on the shore of Song-Kol Lake, riding a horse through the campsite area

Lunch, dinner and overnight at the campsite

Type of accommodation: yurta

Duration of a walk: from 2 to 4 hours

Day 11
Back to the civilization

Return to Bishkek in the morning

Arrival to the capital, hotel check-in, visit to a local market for some shopping before leaving

Farewell dinner at a restaurant and night at the hotel

Day 12
Departure

It is the end of your trip, we will provide airport transfer service

PRICE PER PERSON FROM :

Hotels 3* B&B homestay with a local
2
people
1788 €
per person
4
people
1222 €
per person
6
people
1063 €
per person
8
people
923 €
per person
Suppl. single
120 €
per person

THE PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation (according to the program) in a room for 2 people and a yurta
  • All transfers by private car with an experienced driver, as well as road transport within the program
  • Full board
  • Guide-escort services throughout the trip
  • Horse rental
  • Guide-instructor during horseback riding (5 days)
  • Entrance fees and excursions according to the program

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Flight tickets
  • Insurance
  • Extra charge for individual room
  • Tents, sleeping bags, mattresses during horseback riding
  • Helmets
  • Additional visits and activities not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses (drinks, tips, etc.)
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