Experience the best natural sights, real life of nomads and all main monuments in a week’s time with an intensive Kyrgyzstan horseback riding tour. The program includes traditional historical-cultural tourism where you will visit such places as Bishkek, Karakol, Cholpon-Ata and horseback riding along the routes of nomads who move annually from the lowlands to the fertile mountainous pastures. You will enjoy natural attractions of Kyrgyzstan at the national park of Ala-Archa, Son-Kul Lake on the height of 3000m and Zheti-Oguz gorge. Treat yourself to Kyrgyzstan horseback riding tour & cultural vacations that grant you lots of unforgettable impressions and lifetime memories.
Pre-requisites: you are expected to be capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, comfortable and in control at a walk with the saddle, trotting on the flat ground.
Recommended list of personal items: warm clothes, a coat, tracking-boots, sleeping bag, rucksack, flash light, hat, your own First Aid Kit, sunscreen and sunglasses.
Notes: during the tour a local guide and horseman will look after you and the horses. Riding time is approximately 5-6 hours per day. The altitude varies between 2000 – 3100 m above sea level.
In Kochkor you will visit a felt carpet workshop where you will learn how Kyrgyz national felt carpets are made. Dinner with a Kyrgyz family and overnight in the home stay.
Dinner and accommodation in yurts.
Trekking about 5-6 hours.
Trekking about 5-6 hours.
In front of the cliffs, there are flat mountain slopes, thickly overgrown with grass and pine trees. The "Broken Heart" rock at the entrance of the gorge outstands with a romantic look. Also, Jeti-Oguz is famous for its hot springs at the altitude of 2200 m; the spring water is rich for radon and hydrogen sulfide.
The water in springs is good for the treatment of rheumatism, gastric and nervous diseases. Rising higher, you can reach the pan of Kok-Dzhayyk with wonderful views of the gorge, or the Valley of Flowers strewn with poppies. At the upper part of Jeti-Oguz there are mountain lakes and roaring waterfalls.
After hiking in the Gorge transfer to Karakol for the dinner in Uigur family. Overnight at the hotel.
Transfer to Bishkek along the Northern shore of the Issyk-Kul Lake. On the way you will visit an open-air museum of petroglyphs (dating back to 800 B.C.) and a local museum. Continue driving to Bishkek through a stunning Boom Gorge. Overnight at the hotel.
Single supplement is available in the hotels and family run accommodations.
- Twin/doubleroom accommodation, including early check-in on Day 1;
- Meals as per program;
- Transportation throughout the trip;
- English speaking guide (except the Day 7, transfer to the airport);
- Sightseeing tour program in all cities according to the program, including entrance fees to sights museums. Camera/video fees are not included;
- Mineral water;
- Horses during the trek.
- Hotel charges for additional services;
- Single supplement;
- Consular fees paid upon collection of the entrance visa to Kyrgyzstan;
- Visa support;
- Registration in Kyrgyzstan;
- Payment for early check in (except Day 1) and late check out;
- International airfares;
- Personal insurance.
|Bishkek - 2 nights|
|B hotel, Asia Mountains or similar||Plaza, Park Hotel, Ambassador or similar|
|Kochkor - 1 night|
|Home stay (B&B), family run accommodation||Home stay (B&B), family run accommodation|
|Horse Riding Tour - 1 night|
|Double Tent||Double Tent|
|Son Kul - 1 night|
|Yurts (5-6 people in one yurt)||Yurts (5-6 people in one yurt)|
|Karakol - 1 night|
|Home stay (B&B), family run accommodation||Green Yard or similar|