Horse riding 04

Kyrgyzstan horse riding: Tour 04

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

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 

There is a Kyrgyz saying "Horses are men's wings". During the centuries horses played a huge role in the life of nomads. People could not survive without a horse in hard conditions of the  mountainous country. In the tour you will have a chance to feel yourself as a nomad riding a horse along the Great Silk Road, living in yurta (traditional dwelling of nomads) and enjoying Kyrgyz hospitality.

Tour summary:  

Day 1: Bishkek - Issyk Kul Lake
You will be picked up by professional guide at Manas International Airport and accompanied to Bishkek City (30 km), for a breakfast. Then you will be transferred to the celestial Issyk Kul Lake (200 km), (in Kyrgyz it means ‘Warm Lake', the lake never freeze, it is salty). Issyk Kul is the biggest in the country and the second largest alpine lake in the world (1608m.asl). We will also visit the Burana Tower (watch tower of the ancient Balasagun city (11th century) and an open air museum of Balbans (stone warriors). After having taken a lunch, our way to the lake will be continued. As soon as we reach the northern beach of the lake you will have time to lie on the warm sand or have a rest in Hotel. Thanks to the salty water, Issyk Kul Lake keeps healing qualities. Your dinner will be served at 7 p.m. 
 
Day 2: Issyk-Kul Lake - Karakol
The day starts with a breakfast at 8 o'clock. Then you have free time to spend on the beach till 12 pm. Subsequently, you will start your way to Karakol city by car (200 km). We will make a short break to give you chance to visit ancient stone pictures (800 B.C.), including the local museum. At 12 o'clock we will have a second stop, where you can enjoy lunch, before continuing our way to Karakol city by the northern shore of the sparkling pearl of Central Asia. you will have opportunity to enjoy  its beauty during another break, where you go on a one hour cruise on a steam boat. Then you will go to Karakol city - administrative centre of Issyk Kul region. Dinner in traditional style will be in a restaurant  at 8 p.m. (for additional price you can have a folklore show there). Night in a Guesthouse. 
 
Day 3: Karakol - Chong Kyzyl Suu Valley
You will be served breakfast at 8 o'clock. Morning is dedicated to a guided Karakol City Tour. The tour includes the visit of the Dungan mosque (picturesque building made in Chinese style without using any metal nail) and an old wooden Orthodox Church (1895). Later, you will visit the museum of M.V. Prejvalsky, who spent half of his life exploring Central Asia and was burried at the high bank of lake Issyk Kul. We will end the City Tour with a traditional lunch and leave Karakol at 1 p.m. starting our way to significant Chong Kyzyl Suu Valley (70 km). On the way, you will see different shaped red mountains and visit the mineral hot springs at Jeli Suu ( Dungan Village), where you will have the possibility to take a bath. Afterwards, you will spend 1 hour in horseback riding tour to Chong Kyzyl Suu village. Your dinner and overnight stay will be in yurts. A yurta is a nomad's dwelling, preserved in origin for centuries. It is made of felt and wood without using metal parts, and keeps warmth and comfort in any season. 
 
Day 4: Chong Kyzyl Suu - Ashu Tor - Chong Kyzyl Suu (6h)
After a strengthening breakfast, at 9 am we start our horseback riding tour to the Ashu Tor pass (2800m). After your lunch you will have a rise on horses to an amazing mountain lake, which finds its origin in a glacier. It is possible to see mountain goats there. After contemplation of the lake we come back to the station. Dinner is served at 8 p.m. Overnight in yurts. 
 
Day 5: Chong Kyzyl Suu - Kishi Kyzyl Suu
Breakfast at 7 am, and then you start to ride off to the valley of Kishi Kyzyl Suu (lunch on the way) - it is a magnificent canyon which will definitely impress you (6h). You will not stay indifferent by the amazing scenery of the virgin nature. Arrival to Kishi Kyzyl village at 7 pm, a traditional dinner will be served in half an hour. 
 
Day 6: Kishi Kyzyl Suu village - Jumakuchak
After breakfast we spend 6 more hours in a saddles continue our horseback riding tour from the Kishi Kyzyl Suu valley to Jumakuchak (6h) across the Jumalai pass, where we will have a picnic. There is a perfect sight of the surface of Issyk-Kul Lake. You will have an opportunity to explore it on your own. Dinner is served at 7 p.m. Overnight in Jumakuchak in tents among nomadic yurts of Kyrgyz people. 
 
Day 7: Jumakuchak - Kok Terek village
Breakfast at 8 am, before you will mount your horse to ride from Jumakuchak to Kok Terek Village under the hoofs (6h). On the way you will come across the cave that is called "500 rams" and you will have your lunch at the bottom of mountain waterfall. of the waterfall. There are hot springs (40 degrees Celsius) situated not far from the waterfall and it is possible to visit them. After some rest we continue our way to Kok Terek village. Dinner and overnight will be in a home stay. 
 
Day 8: Kok Terek - Bishkek
Breakfast will be served at 8 o'clock. After packing your backpacks, you will be transmitted to Bishkek city along the southern shore of the magnificent Issyk-Kul Lake (380 km). You will arrive in Bishkek in a Hotel **** at around5 pm, where you will have time for yourself until your pick up at 7 pm to a farewell dinner will be in a restaurant. 
 
Day 9: Bishkek - Europe 
Breakfast is served at 9 o'clock. After that you start Bishkek city tour (the capital of Kyrgyzstan). During the tour you will visit the central Ala-Too Square, Duboviy Park (Oak Park),Pobeda Square (Victory Square), the History Museum, National philharmonic, Oriental Bazaar, Art Gallery and many others places of interest. At 2 p.m. you will have lunch. The rest of the day you arrange according to your wish. Pick up and transfer from the hotel.

 

There is also a list of other horse riding tours:
Kyrgyzstan horse riding: Tour 01

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

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 want to present this tour to people who like horse riding. During this tour you will ride famous celestial horses in picturesque gorges of Kyrgyzstan. Also you will visit our alpine lakes with crystal pure water and have a great chance to live among nomads in places that are so far from civilization. Read the tour…

 

Kyrgyzstan horse riding: Tour 02

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Horse riding

Duration: 8 days 

Places to visit: Bishkek - Tamga -  pass Karatakia -  gorge Kitchi Kyzyl Suu - Gorge Jukutshak - gorge Ashu-Kashka Suu - Lake Kashka-Suu - Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek  

Horse riding is very popular among tourists. There are many places in Kyrgyzstan with virgin nature to have an unforgettable tour. In this trip you will enjoy the amazing sights of our mountains and will collect a lot of memories. This tour includes concealed places of Kyrgyzstan that you can visit only riding a horse. There you can still meet some nomads even nowadays! It is a good opportunity to get acquainted with local traditions and to find out about people's life. Read the tour…

 

Kyrgyzstan horse riding: Tour 03

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Horse riding

Duration: 7 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Gorge Jukutshak - gorge Ashu-Kashka Suu - Lake Kashka-Suu - Arabel Suu - Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek  

Kyrgyzstan is the country of free nomads, but it would be difficult to survive there without a horse. That is why horse plays this big role in the life of Kyrgyz people. This horse riding tour is the best way to experience life of nomads, to feel freedom. This tour includes visiting of unique  Issyk Kul lake and horse back riding in our celestial mountains. You will ride a horse for many hours enjoying wild nature. Read the tour…

 

Kyrgyzstan horse riding: Tour 04

Destination: Kyrgyzstan 

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 

There is a Kyrgyz saying "Horses are men's wings". During the centuries horses played a huge role in the life of nomads. People could not survive without a horse in hard conditions of the  mountainous country. In the tour you will have a chance to feel yourself as a nomad riding a horse along the Great Silk Road, living in yurta (traditional dwelling of nomads) and enjoying Kyrgyz hospitality. Read the tour…

 

Kyrgyzstan horse riding: Tour 05

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Horse riding

Duration: 8 days  

Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - gorge Kitchi Kyzyl Suu - Lake Kashka-Suu - river Kumtor - Arabel Suu - Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek 

We would like to present you a horse riding tour. Kyrgyzstan is famous for its mountains, nomads and horses. We invite you to unforgettable journey in our Tien Shan Mountains where it is still possible to meet real nomads! During this tour you will visit our pearl - the biggest mountain lake on this continent -  Issyk Kul. You will have a chance to spent night in nomadic dwellings yurts and taste traditional Kyrgyz dishes. Come to Kyrgyzstan and enjoy your holidays! Read the tour…

 

Kyrgyzstan horse riding: Tour 06

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Horse riding

Duration: 12 days  

Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Tamga - Chong Kyzyl Suu -  pass Karatakia -  gorge Kitchi Kyzyl Suu - Gorge Jukutshak - gorge Ashu-Kashka Suu - Lake Kashka-Suu - river Kumtor - Arabel Suu - Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek 

If you are tired of civilization there is a great chance to feel the freedom of mind. You will have a horse riding to enjoy untouched nature of mountainous Kyrgyzstan and to visit numerous lakes with pure sparkling water. During the trip you will find out about Kyrgyz traditions and culture, because the Kyrgyz being nomads for many years managed to keep all traditions till now days. Read the tour…

 

Kyrgyzstan horse riding: Tour 07

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

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 is tour developed specially for the adorers of horse riding. On the route you will ride a horse in the most exciting and magnificent places of Kyrgyzstan that are so popular among tourists. You will visit our main treasure - celestial lakes. And you will have a perfect chance to be carried away from the busy civilization and live few days amid nomads. Read the tour…