Horse riding 07
Activity: Horse riding
Duration: 8 days
Places to visit: Bishkek City - Tamga Village - Karatakia Pass - Kichi Kyzyl Suu Gorge - Jukutshak Gorge - Ashu-Kashka Suu Gorge - Kashka-Suu Lake - Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek City
The feeling of riding a horse in the mountains is wonderful! For many centuries the Kyrgyz nomads have been appreciating horses. It was almost impossible to live in the severe mountains of Tien - Shan without it. There are plenty of customs and traditions, which are connected with horses. Almost all celebrations and festivals are accompanied with divers' games on the horsebacks in the life of the local people. You also can ride a horse in the hidden from other people places. You will find out for yourself many interesting things and realize that the best creation in our world is nature.
Day 1: Bishkek - Tamga
By your guide you will be collected from Manas International Airport. Transfer from the airport to Bishkek takes half an hour. Upon arrival you will start the day with a nice breakfast. After that, you will be transferred (380 km) to Tamga Village by car. We will drive along the southern shore of the celestial Issyk-Kul Lake. The nickname for this lake is "The Pearl of Central Asia". Issy - Kul is 2nd world's largest mountain lake (1608meters a. s. l.). Dinner will be served in the Tamga Guesthouse, where you will also spend the night.
Day 2: Tamga Village - Karatakia Pass - Kichi Kyzyl Suu Gorge
This day you will have a horse riding tour after breakfast to the Gorge of Karatakia and then over the Pass of Karatakia. You will have a strengthening lunch after enjoying the surrounding nature views. Afterwards you will have horseback riding down to the Kichi Kyzyl Suu Valley for six hours. Kichi Kyzyl Suu is the place where you could try the Kyrgyz staple drink - Kumis (mare's milk that is fermented). This night we will spend in the tent camp. Our dinner is served at 7 p.m.
Day 3: Kitchi Kyzyl Suu - gorge Jukutchak
You will start horse riding to Kashka - Tor pass (3937m. a. s. l.) after breakfast. Through the dramatic red gorge you will ride a horse. You will see the red sandstone cave that is known as "500 rams". Not far from hot springs (40 degrees Celsius) that are also possible to visit if you wish the cascade is situated. Near this cascade you will have your lunch. We will continue our way to the Valley of Jukutchak after having a rest. Overnight stay is in the tent camp. At 8 p.m. is dinner.
Day 4: Gorge Jukutshak - gorge Ashu-Kashka Suu
8 a.m. breakfast. Today we will have an ascent on horses on the Pass of Ashu - Tor (3636m a. s. l.). You will see a mountain cascade on the way. You could also take a bath in sauna. We will keep on 6 hours horse riding down in the gorge of Ashu-Kashka Suu after lunch. Night is in tent camp. Our dinner will be served at 8 o'clock in the evening.
Day 5: 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 6: Lake Kashka-Suu - Chokoli Lakes (3006m.)
After breakfast that is served at 8 o'clock in the morning we will keep on horse riding to the Lakes of Chokoli. There will be an ascent on the glacier not far from the mountain lake. There we will probably see Marco Polo sheep and ibexes. This night you will spend near the lake in tents. Our dinner will be served at 7 o'clock in the evening.
Day 7: Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek (by car)
The breakfast will be served at 8 o'clock in the morning. Pack your luggage. Drive to Bishkek City by vehicle. On arrival in Bishkek at around 5 p.m. in the Hotel*** you will have time for yourself until your pick up. At 7 p.m. in a café we will have departure dinner.
Day 8: Flight home
At the time arranged beforehand according to the details of your flight your guide will meet you in the hotel and accompany you to the International Airport of Manas.