Kyrgyzstan horse riding 7

Kyrgyzstan horse riding: Tour 7

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Horse riding

Duration: 7 days 

Places to visit: Bishkek - Gorge Jukutshak - gorge Ashu-Kashka Suu - Lake Kashka-Suu - Arabel Suu - Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek   

In Kyrgyz language there is a saying "Horses are men's wings". During the great period of time horses played a very important part in the life of nomads, because it was almost impossible to survive without a horse in mountainous country.
This tour includes horse riding along the Great Silk Road's picturesque parts. While following your tour program, you will get an acquaintance with Kyrgyz customs and culture; try the traditional drink Kumis (mare's milk) and some particular Kyrgyz dishes.  

Tour summary:  

Day 1: Bishkek - gorge Jukutchak
You will be collected by your guide from the International Airport of Manas and accompanied to Bishkek. 30 min. drive. In Bishkek you will start the day with a nice breakfast. Transfer from Bishkek to Jukutchak Gorge. En route we will stop to visit Burana Tower - minaret of the 11 century and the cemetery of Balbans (stone warriors) that is located nearby. On arrival you will begin horse riding to (3937m above sea level) Kashka-Tor Pass. After that you will ride a horse through the stunning red canyon, where you will come across the red cave that is called "500 rams". You will have your lunch nearby mountain waterfall. The waterfall is located in the vicinity of the hot springs (40 degrees Celsius).  If you wish we can visit these thermal springs also. After taking a break we carry on our adventure to the Valley of Jukutchak. 8 p.m. dinner. Night is in tents. 
Day 2: Gorge Jukutshak - gorge Ashu-Kashka Suu
At 8 o'clock your breakfast will be served. After breakfast there is an ascent on horses to the pass Ashu-Tor (3636m above sea level), on the way you will see a mountain cascade and also you can take a bath with thiocyanogen water in the sauna. Just after taking lunch you will go on your horse riding for six hours down Ashu-Kashka Suu Gorge. At 8 p.m. your dinner will be served. Night is in tents. 
Day 3: Ashu-Kashka Suu Gorge - Kashka-Suu Lake
At 8 o'clock your breakfast will be served. After packing your staff you will have an ascent on the pass Kashka-Suu (3891m.).  Lunch is on the Kashka - Suu Passage. We will continue riding to the Lake of Kashka-Suu (altitude of 3800 meters above sea level) for 6 hours. Kashka Suu takes its origin from the glacier, that is why the water is so sparkling and pure there. We will have our dinner at 7p.m. Night in tents.

Day 4: Lake Kashka-Suu - Arabel Suu
We start our day with a breakfast at 8 o'clock. Afterwards you will ride your horse for 5 hours along Arabel Suu River. After taking a traditional lunch, we will carry on to the valley of mountain lakes. There is eight lakes valley. They are situated nearby to each other and you can see all of them simultaneously. It makes extraordinary feelings to walk there. Dinner and night are near the Arabel Suu River in tents. 
Day 5: Arabel Suu - Chokoli Lakes (3006m)
Breakfast  is at 8 o'clock. The continuation of horseback riding to the Chokoli Lakes. Also not far from the mountain lake you will visit the glacier. We have a chance to see Marco Polo sheep and ibexes there.  You will spend the night in tents near the lake. At 7 p.m. dinner will be served.

Day 6: Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek (by car)                               
At 8 o'clock after delicious breakfast and packing of our luggage we will have a return trip back in Bishkek city by car. We will arrive in Bishkek approximately at 5 p.m. There, in the hotelyou will have time for you till 7 p.m. After that your guide will pick you up to have a farewell dinner in a restaurant. 
Day 7: Flight home
Transfer from the hotel to Manas International Airport at time arranged previously according to your flight details.