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
We would like to present this tour especially for you. During this tour you will ride a horse in different gorges of Kyrgyzstan that are very popular among travelers. Also you will visit our celestial lakes and it is a great chance to experience a real nomadic life far away from the hectic and busy cities.
Day 1: Bishkek - Chong Kyzyl Suu
You meet your guide at Manas International Airport and he/she will escort you to Bishkek city where you start the day with a wonderful breakfast. Afterwards, you will start your trip to Chong Kyzyl Suu by car. We will drive along the southern shore of the celestial Issyk-Kul Lake, which is second largest mountain lake in the world (1608m.above sea level). The Lake is also known as "the pearl of Central Asia". Afterwards we will start your horseback riding tour to the Physical and Geographical station. Your dinner and overnight stay will be in yurts. A yurta is a collapsible and the most portable nomadic dwelling that had been used for more two thousands years. It is made of wooden skeleton that is covered by thick layers of felt that protect from extreme weather conditions.
Day 2: Chong Kyzyl Suu - gorge Kitchi Kyzyl Suu
Right after a breakfast we start our horseback riding to the gorgeous Karatakia gorge and then over the Karatakia pass. After enjoying the view of the pass you will take a strengthening lunch. Afterwards you will have horseback riding down to the Kitshi Kyzyl Suu valley (6h). This is a place where you can test Kyrgyz national drink - Kumis (fermented mare's milk). Dinner is served at 7 p.m. Night in tents.
Day 3: Kitchi Kyzyl Suu - gorge Ashu-Kashka Suu
8 a.m. is when the breakfast is served. Afterwards there is an ascent on horses to the pass Ashu-Tor (3636m above sea level), on the way you will see a mountain waterfall and also you can take a bath in the sauna with thiocyanogen water. Having taken your lunch you will keep on your horse riding down in the gorge of Ashu-Kashka Suu (6h). Your dinner will be served at 8 p.m. Night in tents.
Day 4: Ashu-Kashka Suu Gorge - Kashka-Suu Lake
8 a.m. is when the breakfast is served. After packing your backpacks you will have an ascent on horses to the pass Kashka-Suu (3891m.), where you will take lunch. Then you will ride your horse to the Kashka-Suu Lake (6h). This lake is originated in a glacier, that is why the water is so clean and sparkling. This high mountain lake situated at an altitude of 3800 meters above sea level. Dinner is served at 7p.m. Night in tents.
Day 5: Lake Kashka-Suu - river Kumtor (3012m)
After a delicious breakfast you will start horse riding to Kumtor river (6h). You will ride among Ak Shirak Mountains, which have snow even in summer. You will be surprised by the changeable weather. It can change from summer heat to winter snow within 20 minutes. Kumtor River is the most popular place for gold diggers. Even in nowadays there are some people who tries to find gold there. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. You will spend the night in tents near the Central Tien Shan observatory.
Day 6: Kumtor - Chokoli Lakes (3006m)
You will be served breakfast at 8 o'clock Then there is a continuation of horseback riding to the Chokoli Lakes. Mountain goats and ibexes can also be seen here. Also you will visit a glacier not far from the mountain lake. Dinner is served at 7 p.m. You will spend the night in tents near the lake.
Day 7: Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek (by car)
Once you are done with packing your belongings, you will be served breakfast at 8 o'clock. Then you will be transferred to Bishkek city by car. You will arrive in Bishkek in a Hotel*** at around 5 pm, where you will have time for yourself until your pick up at 7 pm. Then you will have a farewell dinner in a restaurant.
Day 8: Flight home
You are accompanied by your guide to Manas International Airport at time previously arranged according to your flight details.