Horse riding 07Kyrgyzstan horse riding: Tour 07
Activity: Horse riding
Duration: 8 days
Places to visit: Bishkek City - Tamga Village - Karatakia Pass - Kichi Kyzyl Suu Gorge - Jukutshak Gorge - Ashu-Kashka Suu Gorge - Kashka-Suu Lake - Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek City
The Kyrgyz nomads have been appreciating horses for many centuries. It was impossible to live in the mountains without it. They have lots of traditions and customs that are connected with horses. Almost all Kyrgyz games are on horses. You also can ride a horse in the hidden from other people places. The feeling of riding a horse in the mountains is amazing. You start to feel the taste of life and you realize that the best masterpiece in the world is the Mother Nature! You will ride it as if you are in the past time.
Day 1: Bishkek - Tamga
Meeting is in Manas International Airport. You guide will accompany you to Bishkek City (the capital of Kyrgyz Republic). The drive from the Airport takes 30 minutes. On your arrival in Bishkek, you will have a breakfast. Transfer (380 km) is from Biskek City to Tamga Village by car. In the Tamga Guesthouse dinner will be served. You will also spend the night there. 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".
You will have a horseback riding to the gorgeous Karatakia gorge and then over the Karatakia pass after breakfast. There you can enjoy the pass views and take a strengthening lunch. After lunch you will have 6 hours riding down to the Kitshi Kyzyl Suu. KIchi Kyzul Suu is a valley where you can try Kyrgyz national staple drink (fermented mare's milk) - kumis. At 7 you're your dinner is served. Night is in tents.
Day 3: Kitchi Kyzyl Suu - gorge Jukutchak
This day will be started with horse riding to the Pass Kashka - Tor (3937m. above sea level). Afterwards you will come across the red cave that is called "500 rams" and ride a horse through the stunning red canyon. On the way, you will see also a mountain waterfall, near which you will have your lunch. The waterfall is situated not far from hot springs (40 degrees Celsius) that are also possible to visit if you wish. After having a rest we continue our horse riding to the Valley of Jukutchak. Night in tents. Dinner is served at 8 p.m.
Day 4: Gorge Jukutshak - gorge Ashu-Kashka Suu
At 8 o'clock your breakfast will be served. After that we will make an ascent on horses the(3636m a. s. l.) Pass of Ashu-Tor. On the way you will see a mountain cascade and also you can take a bath in the bath house. After lunch you will keep on 6 hours horse riding down in the gorge of Ashu-Kashka Suu. Night in tents. Your dinner will be served at 8 p.m.
Day 5: Ashu-Kashka Suu Gorge - Kashka-Suu Lake
Your breakfast is at 8 o'clock. You will have an ascent on horses to the pass Kashka-Suu (3891m.) after packing your backpacks. On the Kashks - Suu Pass you will have a lunch. After that you will ride your horse for six hours to the Kashka-Suu Lake. This high mountain lake situated at an altitude of 3800 meters above sea level. Kashka - Suu Lake finds its origin in a glacier that is why the water is so pure and sparkling. At 7 p.m. dinner is served. Overnight is in tent camp.
Day 6: Lake Kashka-Suu - Chokoli Lakes (3006m.)
After breakfast that is served at 8 o'clock in the morning we will keep on horse riding to the Lakes of Chokoli. There will be an ascent on the glacier not far from the mountain lake. There we will probably see Marco Polo sheep and ibexes. This night you will spend near the lake in tents. Our dinner will be served at 7 o'clock in the evening.
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. Arrival in Bishkek is at around 5 p.m. In the Hotel*** you will have time for yourself until 7 p.m. In a restaurant you will have a farewell dinner.
Day 8: Flight home
At the pick up time arranged previously according to your flight details your guide will collect you from the Hotel and accompany you to the Manas Airport.