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Horse Riding Tour №1

Code A92

Horse-riding program from Kizil Suu to Altyn Arashan.

Highlights of the tour:

Kyzyl suu gorge, Jety Oghuz gorge, Karakol gorge, Kashka suu gorge, Kamenka lake, Yrdyk lakes, Ala kol lake, Irdil gorge, Kyrgyz horses, Kyrgyz nomads, nomads yurts, 7 bulls of Jety Oghuz, mountains rivers of Kyrgyzstan, Song kul lake, Issik kul lake, Kyrgyz traditions. 

 

Day 1: Bishkek city tour

Today we will have Bishkek city tour. Bishkek is located at an altitude 750-m.above sea level. City tour will start from visiting Victory Square, Oak Park, Central Ala-Too Square, the History Museum, National Philharmonic, and other interesting sightseeings. After visiting all these places, we go for a lunch in national restaraunt. You will try origin kyrgyz food. After we continue our city tour and visit Asian Bazaar. Asian Bazaar is opened in Soviet Union times and  was reconstructed in 2001. There you can find many interesting things. Then we drive to hotel to have a rest. About 19.00 o`clock we go for dinner in one of the best local restaraunts. Night in hotel.

Day 2. Bishkek-Chon Kizil Suu (370 km)

Today you are going from Bishkek to Chon-Kizil Suu village. It is located in 60 km from Karakol town. On the way you will visit Burana tower, which is located in Tokmok, it is 75 km from the capital. After visiting Burana tower, local museum, stone field you are going for lunch in Dungan family. They have very tasty and unusual cuisine. After you will visit Eagle Hunter Family, there you can leran everything about eagles their training and many other facts. Night in Chon Kizil suu village.

Day 3.  Chon Kyzyl Suu-Djety Oguz (6 h horse-riding)

Today is our first day of horse riding. After breakfast we prepare everything then we go to the valley Chon Kyzyl Suu along the road. When we reach Ak-Sai valley (3560m) we will take there our lunch. Then we keep going further on the way you will enjoy seeing a big green fir forest between steep rocks. In several hours we reach Djety-Oguz gorge where we put up camp next to Ko-Jaik. Dinner and camp on the altitude 2500 m. 

Day 4. Djety Oguz gorge –Kashka Suu gorge-Irdik gorge (6 hours).

Today our aim is to reach Irdik gorge by walking. But before we start journey we should have good breakfast. First of all we have to get Kashka-Suu gorge. This is the most magnificent gorge in the area. Its slopes are covered with fir trees, the nature looks incredible here. On the way we cross a small gorge to reach Irdik gorge where we put up camp on the altitude (2850m). Dinner and overnight in tent.

Day 5. West part of Irdik lake-east part of Irdik lake-gorge “Mokraya poliana” (7 hours).

After breakfast we will have long walk today. On the way we may watch edelweiss flowers (flower of love) and pastures used by Kyrgyz nomads. Beside this we’re going to see 2 lakes from the east and west part of Irdik lake. After picnic at the east part of Irdik Lake we keep going. At the evening we arrive to “Mokraya poliana” gorge. Camping 2300 m altitude. Dinner and overnight in tents.

Day 6. “Mokraya poliana” gorge-Kashka Suu-Kamenka lake-foot of Kashka Suu glacier. (6 hours)

On the way we stop to have breakfast at the bank of small Lake Kamenka. The lake is quite small located inside the forest. This is the best place to take photos. In several hours we keep going further till the glacier to put up camp at the foot of Kashak Suu glacier. Dinner and overnight in tent (2900m).

Day 7 Kashak Suu – Gaman-Tor gorge (3350m)- Chon Kok Jar (3400m) Altyn –Arashan (6 hours). After good breakfast we prepare our equipment and walk to pictorial place Altyn-Arashan. On the way we will cross several paths surrounded by massive mountains there you may enjoy the silence. We make stop in Chon Kok Jar to have lunch. Then we have to cross fir forest till the sun goes down we reach Altyn-Arashan hot water spring. You may take bath in hot water spring. Dinner in tent 2200m.

Day 8. Altyn-Arashan hot water spring – Suuk Tor Lake (3000m) (6 hours).

Breakfast at 7 o’clock. Consequently we walk around Altyn-Arashan area about 2 days. Today we will go to Suuk-Tor Lake. This lake is not big but it’s got its unique beauty as any lake in Kyrgyzstan. It’s quite many isn’t it? Picnic at the bank of lake. After spending several hours next to the lake we go back to our camp. You may take hot bath! Have dinner! Overnight in tent (2200m).

Day 9. Altyn-Arashan hot water spring-Ala-Kul Lake (3850m) (8-9 hours).

After proper breakfast we start our journey to mountainous lake Ala-Kul (3850m). We walk to the valley where we leave horses and go to Ala-Kul Lake. This is the biggest lake on Terskey mountain range. You won’t forget this lake. These incredible views of lake will abruptly capture your mind making shadows on the surface of water. Here you will have chance to see peak of Palatka (5020m). You will have an opportunity to see its beauty and massiveness from the point 4000m altitude. Lunch at the bank of the lake. Then we go back to camp to Altyn-Arashan where you may take hot bath. Dinner and overnight in tents.

Day 10. Altyn-Arashan-Teplokluchevka village-Karakol (5 hours).

After breakfast we keep our journey. First of all we rise down to Teplokluchevka village where our buses will be awaiting for us to take us to Karakol city. Lunch in local cuisine. After lunch we go to the Prezivalsky museum devoted to famous Russian investigator of Central Asia in order to dip deeply into Kyrgyz life we visit also orthodox church of Holy Trinity and Dungan mosque. Night in guesthouse.

Day 11. Karakol-Cholpon ata

After breakfast we are going to Cholpon Ata, it is the northern border of Issyk Kul lake. In Karakol you will visit Orthodox Church and Dungan Mosque. On the way to Cholpon Ata you will visit Open Air stone garden, the name of this place is Saimaluu Tash. After you will stop for a lunch in Cholpon Ata local restaurant. Night in hotel.

Day 12. Cholpon ata-Song kul

Today you are going from Cholpon Ata to Son Kul Lake; Son Kul is located at 3016 meters above sea level. There you see origin nomadic people. Night in yurts.

Day 13. Song kul

The lake, reaching a depth of 13.2 m in length, extends for 29 km, the width is 18 km .Since ancient times, this place was chosen for the camps to the shepherds of Kochkor , Naryn and At- Bashi . Using the shore of the lake as a pasture, they and their families spend their summers here . Like a huge bowl of sparkling , lake emits pearl shine in a setting of white mountain ranges. In summer, the water temperature rises to 11-12 ° C, from November to May the water surface of a frozen. Today you can go for a walk, hiking or enjoy view. Night in yurts.

Day 14. Song kul-Bishkek

Today you are going from Son Kul to Bishkek. On the way you will cross one of the main passes- Tie Ashu pass. Lunch on the way. Dinner in Bishkek. Night in hotel.

Day 15. Bishkek-Europe

 

Price per person 2015:

2 pax: 2600 USD

4 pax: 1800 USD

6 pax: 1500 USD

8 pax: 1400 USD

10 pax;1300 USD

Sgl. spl: 140 USD

 

Best season for horse riding:

From mid-June till mid-September

 

 Price includes:

-       Meeting at the airport

-       Transport and driver

-       Mountain guide service

-       Full board

-       Accommodation

-       Rent of the horses and instructor

-       Horse porters

-       Admission to museums

-       Visa support

 

Price does not include:

-       Travel insurance

-       Airtickets and taxes

-       Alcohol and mineral water

 

Our horses:

Our horses are the Mongolian breed. We have the special contract with a horse farm , where horses are trained for alpine conditions. Our horses are not afraid to cross the river and go on the stones or rocks. They know how to walk in rain or snow conditions. In Kyrgyzstan it snows often in the mountains, even in summer, but our horses can produce grass in the mountains by themselves. Our horses are shoded . We guarantee that we have trained horses. Don`t try to take the horses out of the village, they can be not trained special in the mountains. We really know the bad experiences of using horses out villages.

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Saddles:The Kyrgyz people say: "You can have no horse, but be sure to have a saddle”. If you ask your neighbor for a horse it is common thing, but the saddle, he gives it to you with a great difficulty.Because it always cost much more expensive than a horse. Good saddle cost today two horses and can be used for a long time.


Staff:

Professional mountain guides serve our horseback riding tours. Our mountain guides improve their skills with mountain guides from France every year. Knowledge of English is medium.

Grooms

Our grooms perfectly know the roads and their horses. They tie horses very well and can find them in the morning without any problem.

Cook

When the group is of 2 people, our mountain guide can prepare the food alone. For a larger group, we take our mountain-trained cooks.

Logistics.

In the morning, customers help to take off their tents and prepare their things to load. After the breakfast, they can go to the track. The camp is gathered and clothes are load on horses. By lunchtime, a caravan of truck horses try to catch up the customers. Picnic and tea on the way, then the grooms set up camp before customers arrival. In the evening, dinner and briefing at the table. Grooms eat separately.

Level of riding:

Amateur

Clothes:

  1. Sun-glasses
  2. Sunblock cream, 50 Spf
  3. Rain coat
  4. Hiking boots
  5. Spare socks
  6. Sanitizer
  7. Wet wipes
  8. Back-suck
  9. warm clothes (sweater , wool socks , also  many tourists take thermal underwear
  10. shoes, Riding boots not small ant tight, but not too large with a small heel and slightly corrugated sole officer calf boots or sneakers. For sport shoes is required - protective " tops ."
  11. The supply of cotton socks ;
  12. Jodhpurs . We do not recommend taking jeans : internal seams can be very harsh.

 Equipment from us:

  1. Mats  
  2. Table
  3. Kitchen equipment
  4. Kitchen tent
  5. Chairs  
  6. Table
  7. GPS
  8. Pill box
  9. Radio

 

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