Horse back tour

Horse back tour

Join us on an unforgettable trip to the largest and one of the most remote areas. Journey to a land of pristine nature, rich culture and wonderful beauty. During the trip we will be on spectacular place, Son Kul lake on altitude 3016 m, visit Kel Suu mountain lake closed to China border on altitude 3600 m and see Tash Rabat caravan sarai XV c. from Great Silk Road era on the ancient trade route from Central Asia to China.

Group size: 6-12 people Meals: Full board Season: June – August Trip duration: 8 days / 7 nights

Short description

Join us on an unforgettable trip to the largest and one of the most remote areas. Journey to a land of pristine nature, rich culture and wonderful beauty. During the trip we will be on spectacular place, Son Kul lake on altitude 3016 m, visit Kel Suu mountain lake closed to China border on altitude 3600 m and see Tash Rabat caravan sarai XV c. from Great Silk Road era on the ancient trade route from Central Asia to China.

Type of tour

Activities


Includes:

  • Transfers during the trip including airport transfers,
  • Guide service
  • Full board
  • Double accommodation
  • Horse rent
  • Horse guide.

Not included:

  • International airfare
  • Single supplement
  • Early check-in
  • Visa and visa support (if needed)
  • Alcohol drinks
  • PCR test and additional personal expenses
  • Other services not included in the previous section.

Type of tour:

Activities

Important

  • Activities can be changed according to the weather;
  • Accommodation conditions in Tash Rabat, Son Kul, Kel Suu and some villages are basic nomad way (4-6 pax per yurt/room).
  • It is mandatory to apply in advance for special border permit to visit Kel Suu lake.
  • The weather in mountains in spring is still cold, so please take your warm clothes and comfortable trekking shoes.
  • Your own medicine for headache and stomach;
  • Money. You can take USD or EUR. In money exchange places in Bishkek, you can change to KGS (som – a local currency) both of them.
  • Shopping at local bazaars. Working time is 09.00 – 19.00 Tuesday – Sunday.
    Monday is a day off.

P.S.: We reserve the right to make incremental changes to the program due to the flight schedules, weather and other conditions on the ground, hotel/guest house availability etc.

We hope for your understanding.

Itinerary

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Itinerarios

Day 1

Airport – Bishkek (30 km).

Upon arrival, you will be met by our driver and guide. Transfer to the hotel and rest. After the rest sightseeing tour, you will discover the most interesting and significant places of Bishkek. Lunch and welcome dinner in a local restaurant.

Day 2

Bishkek – Son Kul (321 km).

After breakfast transfer to Son Kul, second largest lake on the altitude of 3016 matters. Upon arrival lunch, then we take horses and moving toward to Kalmak Ashu Pass. We spend several unforgettable hours in a saddle on the way we will admire the beauty of Son Kul. Overnight and dinner in a yurt camp.

Day 3

Son Kul – Naryn – Kel Suu (230 km).

In the morning we start our journey to Kel Suu lake via Naryn Town. Further the road brought us to the valley of As Sai river, through the Kyzyl Bel pass we go down to the valley of At Bashi. Then go up to Kykdy pass (3398 m) there is a custom post, and further to Kel Suu lake. Then lunch and accommodation in Jyrgal’s camp. We take horses and go to the lake itself. Overnight and dinner in a yurt camp.

Day 4

Kel Suu lake (Jyrgal’s yurt camp) – Shaar waterfall.

In the morning we take our lunch boxes and go on a horse back to one of the most beautiful waterfall in Central Asia “Shaar”. The height of the waterfall is 220 m, including cascades – 400 m. Altitude above sea level is 3200 m. On the way, you will enjoy not only crystal clear air, but also understand why Kyrgyzstan is called the second Switzerland. Dinner and overnight in Jyrgal’s yurt camp.

Day 5

Kel Suu lake (Jyrgal’s yurt camp) – Tash Rabat (180 km).

After breakfast transfer to Tash Rabat. Upon arrival we take our lunch boxes and horses and start our journey to Panda Pass. Kara Koun valley is located on the attitude more then 3 000 m, in ancient times this valley was used by the caravans that came from China. Overnight and dinner in a yurt camp.

Day 6

Tash Rabat – Chon Kemin (330 km)

Breakfast. Transfer to Chon Kemin National Park. This place is popular among tourists for horseback riding and trekking trips with the most picturesque parts of Kyrgyzstan. Upon arrival lunch.
It´s an option to have horseback riding excursion on Chon Kemin valley .
Dinner. Stay in a guest house.

Day 7

Chon Kemin – Bishkek (via Burana Tower) (180 km).

Today on the way to Bishkek, we visit ancient city Balasagun, one of the capitals of the Karakhanid’s state. There we visit tiny museum, we climb to the very top of the ancient Burana tower and see a collection of Bal Bals, flour grinding stones and cayraks. Upon arrival to Bishkek accommodation in a hotel and farewell dinner.

Day 8

Bishkek – Manas Airport (30 km).

Departure. End of service.

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    Som (Kyrgyz som) is the monetary unit of the Kyrgyz Republic. One som is equal to one hundred tyyns. Kyrgyzstan was one of the first countries of the former Soviet Union (and the first in post-Soviet Central Asia) to adopt its own national currency. The average exchange rate is about 85-95 KGS per dollar, or 95-105 KGS per euro. You can review the most recent exchange rate in: https://www.nbkr.kg/index.jsp?lang=ENG You can do it in a bank branch, but also in the center of Bishkek there are a huge number of exchange offices. When exchanging banknotes, they must be in very good condition and without any marks. Small denomination bills are exchanged at a slightly lower rate.
    In large cities, almost in any store you can pay for a purchase or service by credit card, but still cash is more welcome. As for the small villages and settlements, there is only cash.
    There are several mobile network operators in Kyrgyzstan. You can choose any of them: Beeline, Megacom, O! You can buy a SIM card in any shopping center, there are branches of various mobile operators. When you register you will be asked for your passport and offered the most convenient and advantageous tariff for you.
    For sure you would like to make a lot of photos and that's ok. In case of closed places or if you want to make photos to local people, ask first for permission, and remember to show a respectful attitude.
    There are mainly three types of public transport. Buses, trolleybuses and minibuses. The fee ranges from 11 to 15 som. (Less than 20 cents of euro). There is also a very good taxi service, with multiple companies and very affordable. An average trip by taxi can cost between 100 and 200 soms, that is, between 1 and 2 euros. There are shuttles between towns and cities. The cost depends on both the frequency and the distance.
    You can drive with your international permit and you can rent cars if you wish. But you can't taste a drop of alcohol. The traffic police can stop you at any roadblock and check your alcohol level. The tolerance is zero. If you have drunk, however little, you will have problems and you will have to pay a fine.

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