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Horse riding 01

Kyrgyzstan horse riding: Tour 01
Country: Kyrgyzstan
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

We would like to present you a horse riding tour that includes the visiting of Issyk Kul Lake and horse back riding in the heavenly mountains. You will ride a horse for many hours in places with wild untouched nature. You will feel complete freedom there. Kyrgyz Republic is mountainous country and there it is not easy to survive without horses. That is why the best possession for nomad was a horse.

Tour summary:

Day 1: Bishkek - Chong Kyzyl Suu
Your guide will meet you in the Manas Airport and accompany you to Bishkek City. This drive will take 30 minutes. On arrival in Bishkek you will start the day with a breakfast. Afterwards, you will start your trip to Chong Kyzyl Suu by car. We will drive along the southern shore of the celestial Issyk-Kul Lake (1608m.above sea level) that is also known as "the pearl of Central Asia". This Lake is the second largest mountain lake in the world. Upon arrival in Chon Kyzyl Suu we will start our horseback riding tour to the Physical and Geographical Station. Dinner.  You will spend this night in yurt. "Yurta" is a unique collapsible dwelling of the nomads. It is made of. It is built without nails and represents a wooden skeleton that is covered by felt.

Day 2: Chong Kyzyl Suu - gorge Kitchi Kyzyl Suu
After breakfast you will have a horseback riding to the gorgeous Karatakia gorge and then over the Karatakia pass. This is a place where you can test Kyrgyz traditional staple drink (fermented mare's milk that is a little bit alcoholic) - kumis. Enjoy the sceneries of the pass and take a strengthening lunch. After lunch you will have horseback riding down for 6 hours to the Kitshi Kyzyl Suu Valley. At 7 p.m. dinner is served.  Overnight is in tents.

Day 3: Kitchi Kyzyl Suu - gorge Ashu-Kashka Suu
8 o'clock breakfast. After we will start our ascent to the pass Ashu-Tor (3636m above sea level) on horses, on the way you will see splendid mountain cascade. In this place you can take a bath in the sauna with thiocyanogen water. Lunch.  We will keep on our horse riding tour down Ashu-Kashka Suu gorge (6h). At 8 p.m. our dinner is served. Night is in tents.

Day 4: Ashu-Kashka Suu Gorge - Kashka-Suu Lake
8 o'clock breakfast. After all necessary preparations, we will have an ascent to the Pass Kashka-Suu (3891m.) on the horses. We will have a lunch en route. Then you will ride your horse (6h) to the Kashka-Suu Lake that is particularly sparkling and pure. It finds its origin in a glacier. This mountain lake situated 3800 meters high above sea level. Our dinner is served at 7 p.m. Night is in tent camp.

Day 5: Lake Kashka-Suu - river Kumtor (3012m.)
After fortifying morning meal you will commence your 6 hours horse riding to Kumtor River. Kumtor River is the most famous place for gold diggers. Even in nowadays there are some people who tries to find gold there. You will ride over Ak  - Shirak Mountains, which have snow capped even in high summer. The changeable weather of this place will stun you. It could be summer heat that turns into winter snow within 20 minutes. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. We will spend this night near the Central Tien - Shan observatory in tents.

Day 6: Kumtor - Chokoli Lakes (3006m.)
Breakfast will be served at 8 o'clock in the morning. After breakfast there is a continuation of horseback riding to the Lakes of Chokoli. You will visit the glacier not far from the mountain lake. Probably you can notice Marco Polo sheep and ibexes. At 7 p.m.  dinner will be served You will spend near the lake the night in tent camp.

Day 7: Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek (by car)                               
After packing our luggage and having breakfast at 8 o'clock we will be transferred to Bishkek city by vehicle. At around 5 pm you will arrive in Bishkek. In the Hotel***, you will have some time for yourself until your pick up at 7 p.m. In a café you will have a farewell dinner.

Day 8: Flight home
You will be collected from the Hotel at the pick up time arranged previously according to your flight details and accompanied to the Manas International Airport.