Kyrgyzstan horse riding 2
Kyrgyzstan horse riding: Tour 2
Activity: Horse riding
Duration: 12 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Tamga - Chong Kyzyl Suu - pass Karatakia - gorge Kitchi Kyzyl Suu - Gorge Jukutshak - gorge Ashu-Kashka Suu - Lake Kashka-Suu - river Kumtor - Arabel Suu - Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek
There is a great chance to feel the freedom of mind if you are tired from civilization. During your horse riding tour you will take pleasure in mountainous Kyrgyzstan untouched nature and visit lakes and waterfalls with pure sparkling water. While staying in Kyrgyzstan you will find out about Kyrgyz culture and customs. The Kyrgyz managed to keep all traditions till now days being nomads for many years.
Day 1: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley
You will be collected by your guide from Manas International Airport. Then, 30 min. drive to Bishkek City, where you will start the day with a breakfast. This day is entirely dedicated to a guided Bishkek City Tour. The tour includes the visiting of the National Philharmonic, Ala-Too Central Square, the Historical Museum of Kyrgyzstan, Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Art Gallery, Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Oriental Bazaar and many other sights. Lunch. After that you will be transferred to the Valley of Chon Kemin to the Kalmak-Ashuu Guesthouse. On the way, we will visit the Burana Tower Historical Complex that includes the tower itself, small museum, the reconstructed foundations of the mausoleums, excavated hill that was probably khan's palace, Balbans (stone warriors) cemetery and petroglyphs. Dinner will be served at 7 pm. You will spend this night in Kalmak - Ashuu guesthouse.
Day 2: Chon Kemin valley - Tamga
Breakfast is served at 7 o'clock in the morning. This day our main target is the trip to Tamga Village(380 km,6h) through the picturesque canyon of Boom along the southern shore of the Celestial Issyk-Kul Lake (1608m.above sea level). Issyl - Kul is the second largest mountain lake in the world. The Lake is also known as "The treasure of Central Asia". Our dinner will be served in the Tamga guesthouse, where you will also spend the night.
Day 3: Tamga - Chong Kyzyl Suu
After a strengthening breakfast we will start our (70 km.) journey to the exciting Chong Kyzyl Suu Valley by car. Next, you will start your (5hours) horseback riding tour along the Terskey mountain Range. En route, you will see red sandstone mountains in different fantastic shapes, just before we visit Jeli Suu thermal mineral springs, where you will have the possibility to take a bath in hot springs water. Then, 1 hour horseback riding tour
to the Chong Kyzyl Suu Physical and Geographical Station. Your dinner and overnight stay will be in the yurt camp. A yurta is an original nomad's house, collapsible dwelling that is built without nails. It that is made of a wooden skeleton that is covered by felt.
Day 4: Chong Kyzyl Suu - pass Karatakia - gorge Kitchi Kyzyl Suu
You will have a horseback riding just after breakfast to the gorge of Karatakia over the Karatakia Pass. You will enjoy the surrounding nature and take a fortifying lunch. After picnic you will have horseback riding down the Valley of Kitshi Kyzyl Suu (6h). This is a place where it will be possible to try Kyrgyz national drink (fermented mare's milk) - Kumis. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Overnight is in tents.
Day 5: Kitchi Kyzyl Suu - gorge Jukutchak
You will start horse riding after breakfast to (3937m above sea level) Kashka - Tor pass. After that you will ride a horse through the dramatic red gorge. En route you will see the red cave that is known as "500 rams". There is also a mountain waterfall. The waterfall is situated not far from hot springs (40 degrees Celsius) that are also possible to visit if you wish. You will have your lunch near the waterfall. After having a rest we go on our way to the Valley Jukutchak. 8 p.m. dinner. Overnight is in tent camp.
Day 6: Gorge Jukutshak - gorge Ashu-Kashka Suu
Just after 8 o'clock breakfast, we will commence an ascent on horses to the pass Ashu-Tor (3636m. a. s. l.), on the way you will see a mountain cascade and also you can take a bath in the sauna with thiocyanogen waters. Picnic. After picnic we will go on on our (6hours) horses riding down in the gorge of Ashu-Kashka Suu. At 8 p.m. our dinner will be served. Your dinner will be served. Night is in tents.
Day 7: Ashu-Kashka Suu Gorge - Kashka-Suu Lake
8 o'clock breakfast. Packing your backpacks. Today we will have an ascent on horses to (3891m.) Kashka-Suu Pass, where you will take a lunch. Then you will ride your horse for 6 hours to the Kashka-Suu Lake that finds its origin in a glacier, that is why the water in the lake is so pure and gleaming. This mountain lake is situated at the altitude of 3800 meters a. s. l. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Overnight in tent camp.
Day 8: Lake Kashka-Suu - river Kumtor (3012m)
Just after fortifying breakfast you will start 6 hours horse riding to Kumtor river. You will ride among Ak Shirak Mountains, which have snow even in summer. You will be surprised by the unpredictable weather conditions. It can change from summer heat to winter snowfall within 20 minutes. The River of Kumtor is the most famous site for gold diggers. Even these days there are some natives who make an effort in finding gold there. You will spend the night near the Central Tien Shan Observatory in tents. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.
Day 9: Kumtor - Arabel Suu
We start our day with a breakfast at 8 o'clock. After breakfast you will ride your horse for 5 hours along Arabel Suu River. After having traditional lunch, we will keep on to the mountain lakes valley. There is the valley of 8 lakes. They are situated nearby each other and you could see all of them. It makes unforgettable feelings to walk there. Dinner and overnight are in tents near Arabel Suu River.
Day 10: Arabel Suu - Chokoli Lakes (3006m)
Your breakfast will be served at 8 o'clock in the morning. We will continue horseback riding to the Chokoli Lakes. On the way, with a bit of luck you can notice Marco Polo sheep and ibexes. You will also visit the glacier that is not far from the mountain lake. You will spend the night in tents nearby lake. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.
Day 11: Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek (by car)
Pack your backpacks. The breakfast will be served at 8 o'clock. Transfer to Bishkek city by car. We will arrive in Bishkek in the Hotel*** at around 5 p.m., where you will have time for yourself until your pick up at 7 p.m. In a restaurant we will have farewell dinner.
Day 12: Flight home
You will be collected by your guide from the Hotel at the pick up time arranged previously according to the details of your flight and accompanied to Manas International Airport.