Horse riding 05
Kyrgyzstan horse riding: Tour 05
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
There is an excellent tour for those people who are very fond of horseback riding. While traveling in Kyrgyz Republic you will visit the celestial lakes and it is a great option to live in places that are so far from busy civilization among the nomads. In dissimilar gorges of Kyrgyz Republic that are so famed among the travelers you will ride a horse.
Day 1: Bishkek - Chong Kyzyl Suu
In the Airport of Manas your guide will meet you and accompany to Bishkek City (the capital of Kyrgyz Republic). The drive from the airport takes 30 minutes. You will start the day in Bishkek with a breakfast. Transfer is from Bishkek City to Chong Kyzyl Suu by car. We will drive along the celestial Issyk-Kul Lake (1608m.above sea level) southern shore. Issyk - Kul is also known as "The Pearl of the Mountains of Tien - Shan". This Lake is the second world's largest mountain lake. We will start our horseback riding tour to the Physical and Geographical Station upon arrival in Chon Kyzyl Suu. This night you will spend in yurt. "Yurta" is a unique nomadic collapsible dwelling. It is manufactured without nails, and represents wooden carcass that is covered with thin felt mats. Dinner.
Day 2: Chong Kyzyl Suu - gorge Kitchi Kyzyl Suu
Early morning breakfast. This day we have horse riding to the stunning Karatakia Gorge and then over the Pass of Karatakia. You will take fortifying lunch after enjoying of the surrounding views. After that it will be horseback riding for six hours down to the Valley of Kichi Kyzyl Suu. Dinner is served at 7 p.m. Kichi Kyzyl Suu is the place where you can try Kumis - fermented mare's milk - Kyrgyz staple drink. Overnight stay is in tents.
Day 3: Kitchi Kyzyl Suu - gorge Ashu-Kashka Suu
Breakfast is at 8 o'clock in the morning. Today we start our ascent on horses to the pass of Ashu-Tor (3636m above sea level). En route you will see splendid mountain cascade. In this place you can take a thiocyanogen water bath in the sauna. Picnic is on the way. We will keep on our horse riding tour for 6 hours down Ashu - Kashka Suu Gorge. Our dinner is served at 8 p.m. Overnight is in the tent camp.
Day 4: Ashu-Kashka Suu Gorge - Kashka-Suu Lake
Pack your backpacks. At 8 o'clock is our breakfast. Today we will have an ascent on horses to (3891m. a. s. l.) Kashka - Suu Pass. We will take a lunch on the pass. Then we will ride your to the Kashka-Suu Lake for 6 hours. This mountain lake is situated at the altitude of 3800 meters a. s. l. Kashka Suu Lake finds its origin in the glacier that is why the water in the lake is so gleaming and pure. We will spend this night in the tent camp. Dinner is served at 7 o'clock in the evening.
Day 5: Lake Kashka-Suu - river Kumtor (3012m.)
Breakfast is at 8 a.m. This day we have 6 hours riding through the Ak Shirak Mountains to the River of Kumtor. Ak Shirak Mountains even in summer are covered with snow. The weather can change from summer heat to winter snow within half an hour. The River of Kumtor is the most famous place for the gold diggers. There are some people, even nowadays, who try to find gold there. Our dinner will be served at 7 p.m. This night you will spend near the Central Tien - Shan Observatory in tents.
Day 6: Kumtor - Chokoli Lakes (3006m.)
Breakfast is at 8 o'clock in the morning. Horseback riding to the Lakes of Chokoli. Not far from the mountain lake will be an ascent on the glacier. We will probably see Marco Polo sheep and ibexes there. At 7 p.m. our dinner will be served. Near the lake in tents we will spend the night.
Day 7: Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek (by car)
We will be transferred to Bishkek city by vehicle after packing our luggage and having breakfast at 8 o'clock. You will arrive in Bishkek at around 5 p.m. You will have some time in the hotel*** for yourself. At 7 p.m. in a café you will have a goodbye dinner.
Day 8: Flight home
At the time prearranged according to your flight details your guide will meet you in the hotel and accompany you to Manas Airport.