Description :An adventures horse riding tour with long camping trail through the hidden valley and open meadows in the foothills of Tien-Shan Mountains. For many years, horses played a great role for nomads and now you can ride them in our Tien Shan Mountains. During this tour, you will ride a horse from Chon-Kemin Gorge to the mountain lake “Son-Kul” 3016m. You will meet shepherds and nomad is on the trail and can enjoy unique, untouched nature, mountains, lake, Mountain Rivers, forests of fir-trees.
Itinerary :Bishkek – Toktogul water reservoir – Sary Chelek Lake – Jalal-Abad – Kazarman – Naryn – KelSuu Lake – Tash Rabat – SonKol lake – Issyk-Kol lake – Karakol – Cholpon-Ata – Bishkek
|1||Airport – Bishkek(40 km 40 min)|
Arrival in Bishkek. Meeting at the airport “Manas”, transfer to the hotel. Rest. After lunch in local restaurant Bishkek sightseeing tour: visit Ala-Too square, Oak tree Park, Osh bazar (open market), Open Art Gallery, Opera and Ballet Theatre, Art Museum, History museum and etc. Dinner in local restaurant. Overnight in a hotel.
|2||Bishkek – Chon Kemin Nature Park –Kel-Kogur Lake (120 km, 2 hrs.+5-6hrs horse riding).|
Breakfast. Transfer to Chon Kemin Nature Park for horseback riding. Meet with horseman and horses, load all necessary stuffs and start horseback riding to Kel-Kogur lake (2000m). Lunch-picnic on the way. Then continue ride through amazing landscape. Dinner and accommodation in tent near the lake.
|3||Kel-Kogur Lake -Chon Kemin Nature Park(20 km horse riding 5-6hrs)|
Breakfast. Back on the horse for the return trip. You will have again a very nice ride from rocky path to large and amazing panoramas on the lake all along the road. Dinner and overnight in Guesthouse.
|4||Chon Kemin Nature Park –Kyzart village – Kelimchi valley (150km 3hrs+5hrs horse riding)|
After breakfast riding through the Kyzart Pass (2664m) and then cross Kyzyl-Kiya jailoo, an enormous, relatively flat sea of grass. Continue over the Chaar-Archa Pass (3 061 m) into the Chaar-Archa Valley. After lunch cross the river and follow the trail over hills to Kilemche Jailoo. Dinner and accommodation in local Sheperds’ Yurt Inn.
|5||Kelimchi valley – Son-Kul Lake (5-6 hrs.horse riding)|
After breakfast riding to Jalgyz Karagai pass (3400 m), over the Song-Kol Mountains and into the lake’s basin. The morning climb affords wonderful views of Kilemche jailoo, and the pass itself is rocky and exciting. After lunch at Jaman Echki, follow the lakeshore east to the yurt at Batai Aral. Upon arrival, meet your host family of Kyrgyz shepherds in Son-Kul lake. Free time. Dinner and overnight are in a yurt camp.
|6||Son-kol lake – Tamchy(200km,5 hrs)|
Breakfast. Transfer to Tamchy village, northern shore of Issyk-Kul lake via Kochkor.On the way visit handicraft and souvenir shop in Kochkor. Lunch in Kochkor in family guesthouse. Then continue drive to Tamchy. Issyk-Kul Lake along the North side of the celestial Issyk Kul Lake, the second largest alpine lake in the world (1608 m). Rest on the beach. Dinner and overnight in a guesthouse.
|7||Tamchy –Bishkek (230km,3,5 hrs.)|
Breakfast. Rest on the beach. Transfer to Bishkek. Check-in to a hotel. Rest. Last moment shopping. Dinner in local restaurant. Overnight in a hotel.
|8||Bishkek- Airport(35km,40 min)|
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport “Manas”. Departure