Activity: Horse riding
Duration: 8 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Chong Kyzyl Suu - gorge Kitchi Kyzyl Suu - gorge Ashu-Kashka Suu - Lake Kashka-Suu - river Kumtor - Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic is the country of mountains where it is difficult to survive there without a horse. That is why horse was always the best possession for the Kyrgyz nomad. This horse riding tour includes visiting of Issyk Kul Lake and our Celestial mountains. While riding a horse in places with wild nature for many hours, you will feel a complete freedom here!
Day 1: Bishkek - Chong Kyzyl Suu
You will be met by your guide in Manas International Airport and accompanied to Bishkek City. The drive from the airport will take half an hour. Upon arrival in Bishkek you will start the day with a breakfast. After breakfast, you will start your trip by car to Chong Kyzyl Suu. We will drive alongside the celestial Issyk-Kul Lake (1608m.above sea level) southern shore, which is second largest mountain lake in the world. The Lake is also known as "The treasure of Central Asia". After that you will start your horseback riding tour to the Geographical and Physical Station. Your dinner and overnight stay will be in yurts. "Yurta" is a unique nomad's abode. It is made of a wooden carcass, which is covered with felt mats. It is a collapsible habitation that is manufactured without single nail.
Day 2: Chon Kyzyl Suu - Kitchi Kyzyl Suu Gorge
Breakfast is served at 8 o'clock in the morning. This day horseback riding is over Karatakia pass to Karatakia Gorge. Take a strengthening lunch and enjoy the pass views. We will ride down to the Valley of Kitshi Kyzyl Suu for 6 hours after lunch. You can test Kumis - Kyrgyz national drink (fermented mare's milk) in Kuzul Suu. At 7 p.m. is dinner. This night we will spend in the tent camp.
Day 3: Kitchi Kyzyl Suu - gorge Ashu-Kashka Suu
Your breakfast will be served at 8 o'clock. Afterwards there is an ascent on horses to the pass Ashu-Tor (3636m above sea level), on the way you will see a mountain waterfall and also you can take a bath in the sauna with thiocyanogen water. After taking lunch you will keep on your horse riding down in the gorge of Ashu-Kashka Suu (6h). Your dinner will be served at 8 p.m. Night in tents.
Day 4: Ashu-Kashka Suu Gorge - Kashka-Suu Lake
Breakfast is at 8 o'clock. After breakfast and packing your backpacks you will have a rise to the pass Kashka-Suu (3891m.) on the horses, where you will take lunch. Later on, you will ride your horse for 6 hours to the Kashka - Suu Lake. The Lake of Kasha - Suu finds its origin from the glacier that is why the water is so dirt free and sparkling. This high mountain lake situated at an altitude of 3800 meters above sea level. At 7p.m. dinner is served. Overnight is in tent camp.
Day 5: Lake Kashka-Suu - river Kumtor (3012m.)
Breakfast. Today we have 6 hours riding to the River of Kumtor through the Ak Shirak Mountains, which are covered with snow even in summer. Kumtor River is the most famous place for gold diggers. Even in nowadays there are some people who tries to find gold there. The weather can change from summer heat to winter snow within 20 minutes. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. You will spend the night in tents near the Central Tien - Shan Observatory.
Day 6: Kumtor - Chokoli Lakes (3006m.)
At 8 o'clock in the morning breakfast is served. After having breakfast it will be horse riding tour continuation to the Lakes of Chokoli. Not far from the mountain lake you will visit the glacier. There with a bit of luck you could notice Marco Polo sheep and ibexes. At 7 p.m. you will have your dinner. This night you will spend near the lake in tents.
Day 7: Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek (by car)
You will be served breakfast at 8 o'clock after packing your luggage. Then you will be transferred to Bishkek city by car. You will arrive in Bishkek approximately 5 p.m. In the hotel you will have free time for yourself until your pick up at 7 p.m. This evening you will have a farewell dinner in a café.
Day 8: Flight home
You will be collected from the hotel at the time arranged beforehand according to your flight details and accompanied to the Manas Airport.