Horse riding in Son-Kul lake

Horse riding in Son-Kul lake

We are inviting you to have an adventure trip to most remarkable places in Kyrgyzstan – Son Kul lake. The lake 29 km long, 18 km wide an altitude of 3013 meters, lolls in a vast treeless plateau of rolling hills, like green velvet-covered dunes and is encircled by distant snowy peaks.

Horseback riding on Son Kul will be the most interesting and unforgettable adventure for you, have communication with nature, mountains, and nomadic life.

This trip will give a real surge of strength; fill you with energy and joy.

Group size: 4-8 people Meals: Half board Season: Middle June – September Trip duration: 3 days / 2 nights

Short description

From ancient times until today horse was a true friend and helper in the difficult and nomadic life of a person. This animal is rightfully considered an integral part of the Kyrgyz culture. During the trip you will see it with your own eyes.

Type of tour

Activities


Includes:

  • Guide service
  • 2 nights in yurts
  • Transport services including airport
  • Meals according to the program
  • Rent a horse
  • Horse guide.

Not included:

  • International airfare
  • Visa issues
  • Insurance
  • Single supplement during the trip
  • Early check-in
  • Avalanche equipment
  • PCR test
  • Soft and alcohol drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Other services not included in the previous section.

Type of tour:

Activities

Notes

P.S. There might be some small changes in the program due to unforeseen circumstances (weather,road repair, accommodation etc.)

We hope for your understanding.

Itinerary

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Itinerarios

Day 1

Bishkek – Kyzart village

Transfer to Kyz Art village.
After lunch heading to Kilemche jailoo (Kyrgyz for summer pasture) (2600 m) by horses, 25 km/3,5 hours. Overnight in Kilemche. Accommodation in yurts.

Day 2

Kyzart village – Jalgyz-Karagay pass –the Son-Kul lake

After breakfast horseback riding to Son-Kul through Jalgyz-Karagay pass (3650 m) 15 km/3 hours. Trying national cuisine for lunch in a yurt (Kyrgyz national mobile house) close to the Son-Kul Lake. Horse riding around the lake. Dinner and accommodation in a yurt.

Day 3

The Son-Kul lake – Tuz-Ashuu pass – Bishkek

Way to Kyzart village through Tuz-Ashuu pass. After late lunch transfer to Bishkek.

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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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