Horse riding 04
Activity: Horse riding
Duration: 9 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Issyk Kul Lake - Karakol - Chong Kyzyl Suu - Ashu Tor - Kishi Kyzyl Suu village - Jumakuchak - Kok Terek - Bishkek
Our travel company would like to offer you a horse riding tour that will sure pack a wallop! Kyrgyzstan is well-known for its Heavenly Mountains of Tien - Shan, nomads and horses. You will visit the largest in Kyrgyzstan mountain lake Issyk Kul and you will have a chance to ride a horse in Terskey (Shady Mountains) Ala - Too for the duration of this adventure. Also you will sleep in yurts - nomadic dwellings. Kyrgyzstan is waiting for you! Enjoy your holidays!
Day 1: Bishkek City - Issyk Kul Lake
Meeting in the International Airport of Manas. You will be transferred to Bishkek (the capital city of Kyrgyz Republic). (Drive takes 30 minutes). There your day will start with a nice breakfast. Transfer (200 km) is from Bishkek City to Issyk Kul Celestial Lake (1608m.above sea level). We will visit the Burana Tower - minaret that dated11th century, and Balbans (stone warriors) open air museum, on our way. After having taken a traditional lunch, we will continue our trip to the Lake. Issyk - Kul is the 2nd world's largest mountain lake. This lake is also called "The Pearl of Tien - Shan Mountains". You will have a rest on the northern beach of the lake after arrival in the hotel. Issyk - Kul Lake possesses curative qualities due to the salty water. You can lie on the warm sandy beach or swim in the Lake. At 7 o'clock in the evening your dinner will be served.
Day 2: Issyk-Kul Lake - Karakol
At 8 o'clock in the morning this day starts with a breakfast. Till afternoon you will have spare time to swim in the lake. Transfer (200 km) to Karakol town by vehicle. On our way we will make a stop, during which you can enjoy lunch in a calm atmosphere. You will have 2nd stop during the trip to visit ancient stone carvings that dated back to 800 B.C., including the museum of Issyk - Kul. But before continuing our way to Karakol alongside the sparkling Central Asian treasure northern shore, which's splendor you will be able to admire during one more break. You will go for one hour for sail on a steam boat. Traditional national dinner is in a restaurant at 8 o'clock in the evening. You could have a folklore show there for additional price. You will spend the night in the guesthouse in Karakol town.
Day 3: Karakol - Chon Kyzyl Suu Valley
At 8 o'clock in the morning your breakfast will be served. This morning is entirely devoted to Karakol guided City Tour. This tour includes: the visit of the Dungan - Chinese mosque, that was built without using a single metal nail in the Chinese style; this will be followed by the visit of the Orthodox Church that was constructed at the end of the 19th century; soon after, you will visit N. M. Prjewalski museum. Prjewalski is an eminent explorer of Central Asia, whose greatest achievements were: the crossing of the great Taklamakan Desert and the discovery of more than 4000 species of animals, including Prjewalski's horse. At the end of the city tour you will have a traditional lunch. At 1 p.m. we leave Karakol town and start our (70 km) trip to the impressive Valley of Chon Kyzyl Suu. Just before we will visit the mineral sources of hot water in Jeli Suu (Dungan Village), where you will have a chance to take a bath. You will see red sandstone mountains on the way. Then, a horseback riding tour (one hour) is to Chong Kyzyl Suu Geographical and Physical Station. Dinner. Overnight stay will be in yurt camp. "Yurta" is a unique nomadic abode that represents wooden carcass covered with thin felt mats. It is nomadic collapsible dwelling, which is manufactured without a single nail.
Day 4: Chong Kyzyl Suu - Ashu Tor - Chong Kyzyl Suu (6hours)
We will leave the yurt camp at 9 a.m. after fortifying breakfast. Our way leads to the (2800m) Ashu Tor Pass. You might see mountain goats, ibex. Lunch is on the way. On horses you will have a rise to the amazing mountain lake that is replenished with melt water from the glacier. We come back to the station after mountain lake observation. Dinner is served at 8 p.m. Night is in the yurt camp. "Yurta" is exclusive nomadic abode. This is a collapsible dwelling that is manufactured without a single nail. It represents wooden skeleton covered with felt.
Day 5: Chon Kyzyl Suu - Kichi Kyzyl Suu
7 a.m. breakfast. Today we leave Kichi Kyzyl Suu Valley. Horse back riding is for six hours. Picnic will be on the way. You will definitely like Kichi Kyzyl Suu gorgeous canyon! There you will see mountains amazing sceneries and its virgin natural world. We will arrive in the Village of Kishi Kyzyl Suu at 7 p.m. There before traditional dinner is served, you have half an hour to settle in your tents.
Day 6: Kishi Kyzyl Suu village - Jumakuchak
Early morning breakfast. After breakfast we go on our six hours horse riding tour from Kishi Kyzyl Suu Valley via small Jumalai Pass to Jumakuchak. There we will have a picnic. You will have a chance to explore its virgin nature by yourself.There is a gorgeous sight of the surface of Issyk-Kul Lake. Overnight stay is among yurts of the nomadic Kyrgyz people in the tent camp in Jumakuchak. At 7 o'clock in the evening dinner is served.
Day 7: Jumakuchak - Kok Terek village
8 a.m. breakfast. Today you will mount your horse to take a ride (6h) from Jumakuchak to the Village of Kok Terek. You will come across the red cave en route that is known as "500 rams". It is said that in olden times the nomads used this cave for their cattle. But some time later the part of the cave brought down during the earthquake. But even now it is possible to imagine the original size of this cave for 500 rams. In the vicinity there is charming mountain cascade. This cascade is situated not far from the (40 degrees Celsius) hot springs that are also possible to visit if you desire. You will have your lunch nearby cascade. We continue our way to the Village of Kok Terek after having break. Dinner. Overnight is in the home stay.
Day 8: Kok Terek - Bishkek
Packing your luggage. After that at 8 o'clock you will be served with your breakfast. 380 km. transfer is along the Issyk-Kul Lake southern shore to Bishkek city by car. You will arrive in Bishkek City approximately at 8 o'clock in the evening. Upon arrival you will have spare time until your pick up. Subsequently, in a restaurant, you will have a dinner.
Day 9: Bishkek - Europe
Breakfast is served at 9 o'clock in the hotel. This day will be devoted to the city tour in the capital of Kyrgyzstan. This sightseeing tour includes: the visiting of National Philharmonic, the Central Ala-Too Square that is the ceremonial heart of Bishkek, the Museum of the Kyrgyz History, Oak Park (Duboviy Park), The Museum of Fine Arts, Victory Square (Pobeda Square), Oriental Osh Bazaar, and many other interesting sights. You will have lunch at 2 p.m. The rest of the day is up to you. You will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the Airport of Manas.