Horse riding 06Kyrgyzstan
Activity: Horse riding
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Karakol - Chong Kyzyl Suu - Ashu Tor - Kishi Kyzyl Suu village - Jumakuchak - Kok Terek - Bishkek
There are many places of the wild nature in Kyrgyz republic to have a memorable tour. Horse riding is very popular among tourists! During your adventure you will get lots of good memories. You will enjoy the amazing landscapes of the mountains, because this tour includes some remote places of Kyrgyzstan, which you can visit while riding a horse. Even these days you can still meet some genuine nomads there! It is a good opportunity to make the acquaintance of the local people and to find out about their life.
Day 1: Bishkek - Karakol
From the International Airport of Manas you will be collected by your guide. Transfer from the airport to Bishkek City (tha capital city of Kyrgyz republic) takes 30 minutes. Upon arrival your day will start with breakfast in the hotel. You will be transferred (200 km.) to the Celestial Issyk Kul Lake (1608m.above sea level) after breakfast. Issyk - Kul is the 2nd world's largest mountain lake. This lake is very often called "The treasure of Central Asia". We will stop on our way to the lake to visit the Burana Tower Historical Complex and an open air museum of Balbans - stone warriors. Upon arrival in Cholpon - Ata that is on the northern shore of Issyk - Kul Lake you will also have an opportunity to visit ancient stone carvings (dating back to 800 B.C.), and the local Issyk - Kul museum. At 8 o'clock in the evening in a restaurant dinner will be served. For additional price a folk performance could be organized for you. Night is in the guesthouse.
Day 2: Karakol - Chong Kyzyl Suu Valley
At 8 o'clock in the morning our breakfast is served. The day is dedicated to a guided Karakol city tour, during which you will visit the Dungan mosque, which was built without using a single metal nail in the Chinese Style. Soon after, you will visit the museum of Prjevalsky, one of the world's greatest explorers. N. Prjevalsky greatest achievements were the crossing of the great Taklamakan Desert and the discovery of more than 4000 species of animals, including the horse that was later named after him. This will be followed by the visit of the Holy Trinity Cathedral. After city tour we will have a lunch and at 1 p.m. we leave Karakol starting our (70 km) way to remarkable Chong Kyzyl Suu Valley. In Jeli Suu we will stop at the place of the mineral sources of hot water, where you will have the possibility to take a have a bath. You will see red mountains in different shapes on the way. It will take one hour of horseback riding to get to Chong Kyzyl Suu Physical and Geographical Station. Dinner is served at 8 o'clock. Overnight stay will be in the yurt camp.
Day 3: Chong Kyzyl Suu - Ashu Tor - Chong Kyzyl Suu (6h)
Today after breakfast, at 9 a.m. we leave the yurt camp to start our horse riding tour to (2800m) Pass Ashu Tor. With a bit of luck you might see mountain goats. You will have an ascent on horses to an amazing mountain lake after your lunch. The Lake finds its origin in the glacier. We return back to the Station after enjoying the views of the mountain lake. You will spend this night in the yurt camp. Dinner is served at 8 o' clock in the evening.
Day 4: Chong Kyzyl Suu - Jumakuchak
From the Kishi Kyzyl Suu valley we will continue our six hours horse riding tour to Jumakuchak via the small Jumalai pass, where we stop to have a picnic. You will have an opportunity to walk around on your own. On the sparkling Issyk-Kul Lake surface there is a gorgeous view. In Jumakuchak we will spend the night in tents among the yurts of the Kyrgyz nomads. At 7 p.m. is traditional dinner.
Day 5: Jumakuchak - Kok Terek village
Breakfast is served at 8 o'clock in the morning. After having breakfast, you will get on your horse to have the ride from Jumakuchak to Kok Terek Village for 6 hours. You will see the red cave that is called "500 rams" and a picturesque mountain waterfall en route. This cascade is situated in the vicinity of hot springs (40 degrees Celsius), which are also possible to visit if you wish. Nearby cascade you will have your lunch. After having a rest we continue our way to Kok Terek Village. Dinner. This night will be spent in the home stay.
Day 6: Kok Terek - Bishkek
Your breakfast will be served at 8 o'clock in the morning. Pack your luggage. After that you will be transferred (380 km) by car along the famous Issyk-Kul Lake southern shore to Bishkek. You will arrive in Bishkek around at 7 p.m. In the hotel **** until your pick up at 8 o'clock you will have time for yourself. In a café you will have a departure dinner.
Day 7: Bishkek - Europe
You will be met by your guide in the hotel and transferred to the International Airport of Manas.