Kyrgyzstan horse riding 5

Kyrgyzstan horse riding: Tour 5

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Horse riding

Duration: 8 days 

Places to visit: Bishkek - Chong Kyzyl Suu - gorge Kitchi Kyzyl Suu - gorge Ashu-Kashka Suu - Lake Kashka-Suu - river Kumtor - Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek  

We want to present you this tour if you like horse riding. For the duration of this tour you will ride a horse in diverse famous gorges of Kyrgyzstan that are so popular among travelers. Moreover you will visit the heavenly lakes and it is a great possibility to live so far from civilization among nomads in particularly splendid places.

Tour summary: 
Day 1: Bishkek - Chong Kyzyl Suu
Your guide will meet you in the Manas Airport and accompany you to Bishkek City. This drive will take 30 minutes. On arrival in Bishkek you will start the day with a breakfast. Afterwards, you will start your trip to Chong Kyzyl Suu by car. We will drive along the southern shore of the celestial Issyk-Kul Lake (1608m.above sea level) that is also known as "the pearl of Central Asia". This Lake is the second largest mountain lake in the world. Upon arrival in Chon Kyzyl Suu we will start our horseback riding tour to the Physical and Geographical Station. Dinner.  You will spend this night in yurt. "Yurta" is a unique collapsible dwelling of the nomads. It is made of. It is built without nails and represents a wooden skeleton that is covered by felt.

Day 2: Chong Kyzyl Suu - gorge Kitchi Kyzyl Suu
After breakfast you will have a horseback riding to the gorgeous Karatakia gorge and then over the Karatakia pass. This is a place where you can test Kyrgyz traditional staple drink (fermented mare's milk that is a little bit alcoholic) - kumis. Enjoy the sceneries of the pass and take a strengthening lunch. After lunch you will have horseback riding down for 6 hours to the Kitshi Kyzyl Suu Valley. At 7 p.m. dinner is served.  Overnight is in tents. 
Day 3: Kitchi Kyzyl Suu - gorge Ashu-Kashka Suu
8 o'clock breakfast. After we will start our ascent to the pass Ashu-Tor (3636m above sea level) on horses, on the way you will see splendid mountain cascade. In this place you can take a bath in the sauna with thiocyanogen water. Lunch.  We will keep on our horse riding tour down Ashu-Kashka Suu gorge (6h). At 8 p.m. our dinner is served. Night is in tents. 
Day 4: Ashu-Kashka Suu Gorge - Kashka-Suu Lake
Breakfast is at 8 o'clock. After breakfast and packing your backpacks you will have a rise to the pass Kashka-Suu (3891m.) on the horses, where you will take lunch. Later on, you will ride your horse for 6 hours to the Kashka - Suu Lake. The Lake of Kasha - Suu finds its origin from the glacier that is why the water is so dirt free and sparkling. This high mountain lake situated at an altitude of 3800 meters above sea level. At 7p.m. dinner is served. Overnight is in tent camp.

Day 5: Lake Kashka-Suu - river Kumtor (3012m.)
Breakfast. Today we have 6 hours riding to the River of Kumtor through the Ak Shirak Mountains, which are covered with snow even in summer. Kumtor River is the most famous place for gold diggers. Even in nowadays there are some people who tries to find gold there. The weather can change from summer heat to winter snow within 20 minutes. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. You will spend the night in tents near the Central Tien - Shan Observatory.

Day 6: Kumtor - Chokoli Lakes (3006m.)
At 8 o'clock your breakfast will be served. After breakfast there will be horseback riding continuance to the Chokoli Lakes. Also you will visit a glacier not far from the mountain lake.Probably, with a bit of luck, on our way we can notice Marco Polo sheep and ibexes. At 7 p.m. your dinner will be served. You will spend this night near the lake in tents.
Day 7: Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek (by car)                   
After packing our luggage and having breakfast at 8 o'clock we will be transferred to Bishkek city by vehicle. At around 5 pm you will arrive in Bishkek. In the Hotel***, you will have some time for yourself until your pick up at 7 p.m. In a café you will have a farewell dinner. 
Day 8: Flight home
You will be collected from the hotel and transferred to the Airport of Manas according to your flight details.