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Horseback riding tour to Son-Kul lake
Price per person:
Day 1 – Bishkek – Burana Tower – Konorchek canyon – Kochkor village
In the airport our guide team welcomes you and drive to Kochkor. On our way, we will have a short trip to Burana Tower which was built on the 11-12th century by the local Turkish kingdom. This is a good opportunity to discover the history of Islam in the region. After we stop for lunch at local cafe on the highway. We continue our way and do a short round trip to Konorchek canyons. Arrival in Kochkor by the end of the day and stay at local guesthouse.
Meals: lunch, dinner.
Day 2 – Kochkor village – Kyzart pass – Kilemche pasture
Transfer to Kyzart pass in the morning. After you met your guide we will show you a short demonstration of riding horse, then start horse riding. Ride along Chaar-Archa valley and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Kyrgyz’s nature. Stop for the lunch in yurt along the river. Arrive in Kilemche pasture and time to see a daily nomad’s life.
Wake up at the yurt. After breakfast with the shepherd’s family we continue our adventure on the horse through Kilemche valley then Jalgyz-Karagay pass (3400 m). On the pass there is an amazing view of Son-Kol lake. We stop on the pass to enjoy and take a break. Then you will be warmly met by another family and have a tasty local lunch at their yurt that is on the northern shore of Son-Kol. On the second half of the day we ride towards Tuz-Ashuu valley where you will spend a night at the yurt. Tea at the yurt with a cream and other milk products of the shepherd’s family then you are free. You can either do a little bit hiking on the mountains around or just walk on the shore.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Day 4 – Son-Kul (Tuz Ashu) – Kyzart pass – Kalmak Ashuu pass – Kochkor village – Bishkek
After breakfast at the yurt we ride our horses along the lake for 1 or 2 hours. As soon as we reach Andash yurt camp we say goodbye to our guide and horses that have been with us for the last days and now must return to Kyzart pass where we started the trip. We will have a lunch at yurt and our driver pick us up through Kalmak-Ahuu pass. On the pass, we stop for the pictures or just to see this beautiful pass. Closer to the evening we will come to Bishkek.
Meals: breakfast, lunch.
• English speaking guide
• Entrance fee
• Horse rental
• Equipment for horse riding (helmets, special bags on a horse to put backpacks in, plastic raincoat)
• Meals by program
• Accommodation by program
Does not include
• Flight tickets
• Accommodation in Bishkek
• Alcohol and mineral waters
• Breakfast on the first day of the tour
• Additional services not mentioned in the program