Activity: Horse riding
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Bishkek City - Gorge Jukutshak - gorge Ashu-Kashka Suu - Lake Kashka-Suu - Arabel Suu - Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek City
For many centuries the Kyrgyz nomads have been appreciating horses. In the mountains it was impossible to live without it. There are lots of traditions and customs that are connected in the culture of the Kyrgyz people with horses. The feeling of riding a horse in the mountains is marvelous. You start to feel the taste of life and you realize that the best creation on our planet is natural world. You could ride a horse in the places hidden from the other people.
Day 1: Bishkek City - Jukutchak Gorge
From the International Airport of Manas you will be collected by your guide and accompanied to Bishkek City (the capital of Kyrgyzstan). Transfer from the Airport to Bishkek takes half an hour. You will start the day in Bishkek with a breakfast. After that you will be transferred from Bishkek City to the Gorge of Jukutchak. We will stop en route to visit Burana Complex. Burana is a minaret of the 11 century A. D. Nearby Burana Tower there is also the cemetery of Balbans - stone warriors that dated the Turkic period. Upon arrival you will begin horse riding to (3937m. a. s. l.) the Pass of Kashka - Tor. You will ride through the stunning red canyon, and there you come across the red cave that is known under the name of "500 rams". Nearby mountain waterfall you will have your lunch. In the vicinity of the waterfall the hot springs (40 degrees Celsius) are situated. We could visit these thermal springs also if you wish. We carry on our adventure to the Valley of Jukutchak after taking a break. At 8 p.m. is dinner. Overnight stay is in the tent camp.
Day 2: Gorge Jukutshak - gorge Ashu-Kashka Suu
Breakfast will be served at 8 o'clock in the morning. After breakfast we will have an ascent on horses to the pass Ashu-Tor, which highest point is 3636m above sea level. On our way you will see a mountain cascade and also you can take a bath in thiocyanogen water in the sauna. After good lunch you will continue our horse riding to Ashu-Kashka Suu (6h), down the Gorge. Our dinner will be served at 8 o'clock. Overnight is in tent camp.
Day 3: Ashu-Kashka Suu Gorge - Kashka-Suu Lake
At 8 o'clock your breakfast will be served. After packing your staff you will have an ascent on the pass Kashka-Suu (3891m.). Lunch is on the Kashka - Suu Passage. We will continue riding to the Lake of Kashka-Suu (altitude of 3800 meters above sea level) for 6 hours. Kashka Suu takes its origin from the glacier, that is why the water is so sparkling and pure there. We will have our dinner at 7p.m. Night in tents.
Day 4: Lake Kashka-Suu - Arabel Suu
Breakfast is at 8 o'clock. This day we will ride for 5 hours along Arabel Suu River. After traditional lunch, we will go on to the mountain lakes valley. There is the valley of eight lakes. They are found close to each other and you can see them all together. It makes unforgettable feelings to walk there. Dinner and night near the Arabel Suu River in tents.
Day 5: Arabel Suu - Chokoli Lakes (3006m)
You will be served breakfast at 8 o'clock Then there is a continuation of horseback riding to the Chokoli Lakes. With a bit of luck you can notice Marco Polo sheep and ibexes there. Also you will visit a glacier not far from the mountain lake. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. You will spend the night in tents near the lake.
Day 6: Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek (by car)
You will be served with your breakfast at 8 o'clock after packing your backpacks. Today we return to Bishkek (capital city) by car. We will arrive in Bishkek at 5 p.m. In the hotel you will have time for yourself until you will be picked up at 7 p.m. to have a farewell dinner in a café.
Day 7: Flight home
You will be collected by your guide from your hotel and accompanied to the International Airport of Manas.