Emerging travel destination Kyrgyzstan is the one of best places for horse riding tours. The Telegraph expert Chris Moss says that this “rugged country” has long been favoured by horseback riders, because it’s the best way to access “the fertile valleys and mountain passes”. Horse Riding Tour in Kyrgyzstan will open up essentials of Kyrgyz lifestyle that has inherited and kept much from the nomadic ancestors. You will be transferred to the world of stunning scenery, high mountains, inspiring nature; stay in yurts, try authentic nomadic food and ride around beautiful Son Kul lake.
Horse Riding Tour in Kyrgyzstan descriptions
Bishkek, Kochkor, Kilemche, Jaman Echki, Tulpar-Tash, Tulga-Tash, Son-Kul lake
Get confirmation 3 days before the departure date
Double room accommodation in Bishkek and Kochkor;
Four-people accommodation in the yurt;
Meal based on full board from breakfast in Day 1 to lunch in Day 5;
Mineral water before horse riding and after horse riding (1 L per person a day);
Boiled water during horse riding days;
English speaking tour guide;
Personnel for trek (stableman);
Horses for the clients;
Transport for all transfers according the program.
We will meet and transfer you to the hotel upon your arrival in Bishkek. After some rest till noon a short city tour in the center of Bishkek starts. You will visit the central square, Osh bazaar (oriental market). After Transfer to Kochkor village (260 km) and have lunch on the way. Optionally visit felt carpet workshop, where you can not only buy souvenirs but make them yourself. Dinner with Kyrgyz family will round up first day introduction to this unusual country. Stay at the family run accommodation. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 2: Kochkor – Kilemche – Jaman Echki
After an early breakfast you will be transferred to Jumgal valley, to the starting point of the horse ride below the Kyzart pass. You will be met by the guide and horsemen. You will cross Kyzyl-Kiya jailoo, an enormous, relatively flat sea of grass. Continue over the Chaar-Archa Pass (3 061 m) to the Chaar-Archa Valley and you will have lunch at Kilemche jailoo, with views of 4400 m high Baba-Ata Mountain.. After lunch riding lies through Jalgyz Karagai pass (3400 m), over the Song-Kol Mountains. Riding time about 5-6 hours. Dinner and accommodation at the yurt camp. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 3: Jaman Echki – Tulpar-Tash
Breakfast. Horse riding about 4-6 hours along the lake. Local people live and graze their livestock on the meadows (jailoo) around the lake, from June till September. You will taste the wilderness and freedom of nomadic life here. It will be possible to taste the Kyrgyz traditional drink kymyz (fermented mare’s milk) Riding time about 4-6 hours. Dinner and Overnight at the yurts. Meals: Breakfast/Lunchbox/Dinner
Day 4: Tulpar-Tash – Tulga-Tash
After breakfast you will have horse riding for about 4-6 hours. You will explore stone circles on the southern shore of Son-Kul lake. "Tash-Tulga" or "Tulga-Tash" means heart, built of stones. In the archaeological literature they are called "eight-stone memorial fences". They date back to the 1st century BC. Riding time about 4-6 hours. Dinner and overnight at the Ak Sai yurt camp. Meals: Breakfast/Lunchbox/Dinner
Day 5: Son-Kul lake – Bishkek
After breakfast Transfer to Bishkek (350 km). On the way you will visit Burana Tower, 11th century sight in the ancient town Balasagun that was located on the Great Silk Road. Arrival in Bishkek. Accommodation in the small private hotel. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch
Day 6: Bishkek
Transfer to the airport.
No Credit Cards required. Book With Flexibility. If your plans change, you can easily change the date or cancel the tour.