Activity: Horse riding
Duration: 8 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - gorge Kitchi Kyzyl Suu - Lake Kashka-Suu - river Kumtor - Arabel Suu - Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek
To have a memorable tour there are many places of the wild nature in Kyrgyz Republic. Horse riding is very popular among tourists! You will enjoy the amazing landscapes of the mountains, because this tour includes some remote places of Kyrgyzstan, which you can visit while riding a horse. Even these days you can still meet some genuine nomads there! It is a good opportunity to make the acquaintance of the local people and to find out about their life. During your adventure you will get lots of good memories!
Day 1: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley
From Manas International Airport your guide will collect you and accompany to Bishkek City (the capital of Kyrgyzstan) (30 min. drive). Upon arrival, you will start the day with a breakfast. This day will be entirely dedicated to the guided City Tour in Bishkek, including lunch. City tour includes the visiting of the Ceremonial part of city - Ala-Too Square, the Historical Museum of Kyrgyzstan, Oak Park (Duboviy Park), Victory Square (Pobeda Square), and National Concert Hall, Oriental Bazaar, The museum of Fine Arts and many other interesting places. After city tour you will be transferred to the Chon Kemin Valley to the Kalmak-Ashuu Guesthouse. We will visit the Burana Tower (minaret of the 11 century) and its attached open air museum of Balbans (stone warriors) on the way. Dinner will be served at 7 pm. Overnight in Chon - Kemin guesthouse.
Day 2: Chon Kemin valley - gorge Kitchi Kyzyl Suu
Breakfast is served at 7 o'clock. Afterwards, you will start your trip to Kitchi Kyzyl Suu by car. We will drive along the southern shore of the celestial Issyk-Kul Lake, which is second largest mountain lake in the world (1608m.above sea level). The Lake is also known as "the pearl of Central Asia". After arrival you will have a horseback riding to the gorgeous Kitshi Kyzyl Suu gorge. This is a place where you can test Kyrgyz national drink - Kumis (fermented mare's milk). Dinner is served at 7 p.m. Night in tents.
Day 3: Kitchi Kyzyl Suu - Kashka-Suu Lake
At 8 o'clock is your breakfast. After packing your backpacks you will have an ascent on horses to the pass Kashka-Suu (3891m.), where you will take lunch. Then you will ride your horse to the Kashka-Suu Lake (6h). This lake finds its origin in a glacier that is why the water is so clean and sparkling. This high mountain lake situated at an altitude of 3800 meters above sea level. Dinner is served at 7p.m. Night in tents.
Day 4: Lake Kashka-Suu - river Kumtor (3012m)
After a strengthening breakfast you will start horse riding to Kumtor river (6h). You will ride among Ak Shirak Mountains, which have snow even in summer. You will be surprised by the changeable weather. It can change from summer heat to winter snow within 20 minutes. Kumtor River is the most famous place for gold diggers. Even in nowadays there are some people who tries to find gold there. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. You will spend the night in tents near the Central Tien Shan observatory.
Day 5: Kumtor - Arabel Suu
The day starts at 8 o'clock with a breakfast. After breakfast you will ride your horse for five hours along Arabel Suu River. Traditional lunch. After meal we will continue to the mountain lakes valley. There is the valley of eight lakes. They are situated nearby to each other and you can see all of them simultaneously. It makes memorable feelings to walk there. Dinner and night in tents near the Arabel Suu River.
Day 6: Arabel Suu - Chokoli Lakes (3006m)
At 8 o'clock in the morning breakfast is served. Horse riding will be continued to the Lakes of Chokoli. Not far from the mountain lake you will visit the glacier. There, with a bit of fortune, you could see Marco Polo sheep and ibexes. This overnight is near the lake in the tent camp. Our dinner is served at 7 o'clock in the evening.
Day 7: Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek (by car)
You breakfast will be served at 8 o'clock in the morning. After packing your baggage you will be transferred to Bishkek city by car. We will be in Bishkek in a Hotel*** at around 5 p.m., where you will have free time for yourself. At 7 p.m. your guide will pick you up from the hotel and you will go to have a departure dinner in a café.
Day 8: Flight home
You will be collected from the hotel at the time arranged in advance according to the details of your flight and accompanied to Manas Airport.