Horse riding Kyrgyzstan: Tour 04

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Horse riding

Duration: 14 days

 

Day 1: You will be transported by car from Barskoon village to the Arabel Pass (3800 m) that means you will cover 55 km and take you 2 hours by car. After lunch you will have a horseback riding tour through the Arabel Pass (3800m) up the Jashyl-Kol mountain lake and then across the Suyek Pass (4028 m) in Kyrgyzstan. Lunch break. Distance of tour: 15-20 km. Time of tour: 3 hours. Overnight of tour is organized in tents.
Day 2: Breakfast is at 8 o'clock in the morning.You will have horse riding tour and travel from end to end the Suyek and Taragai Rivers and through the Kyzyl-Eshme valley in Kyrgyzstan. In the afternoon you will come to the Bel Pass (3714 m). Here you will enjoy hose riding through beautiful high mountain valleys and pastures. Lunch is organized on the tour way. Distance of tour: 25-35 km. Time of tour: 4-5 hours.
Day 3: After a delicious breakfast we start our horse riding tour from Bel Pass to Kara-Sai River and a mountain lake where shepherds once took their cattle. Now these pastures are empty because of the present economic crisis. Overnight of tour is organized in tents.
Day 4: Horse riding tour in Kyrtash-Yshtyk Valley with the possibility of sighting Marco Polo sheep in Kyrgyzstan. Distance of tour: 35-40 km. Time of tour: 5-6 hours. Overnight of tour is organized in tents.
Day 5: After a delicious breakfast we start our horse riding tour and travel down Ak-Shyyrak Canyon where you will come to a shepherds yurt and have tea with them. Lunch is organized on the tour way. Through your tour guide you can talk to them about the life of a shepherd. Distance of tour: 35-40 km. Time of tour: 5-6 hours. Overnight of tour in tents.
Day 6: Breakfast is at 8 o'clock in the morning. Horse riding tour and travel from Kurtash to Kara-Sai River with open fields to gallop and occasional roads to walk. The weather will vary from scorching sun to snow and hail. Distance of tour: 35-40 km. Time of tour: 5-6 hours. Overnight of tour in tents.
Day 7: Horse riding tour fom Kara-Sai River to the Akbel Pass (3833 m), then to the Taragai River. Distance of tour: 30-40 km. Time of tour: 5-6 hours. Lunch is organized on the tour way. Here you have again an opportunity to see mountain goat and Marco Polo sheep.
Day 8: After a delicious breakfast we start our horse riding tour down to Taragai River and Maitor Valley to Chokuluu Kol. On the tour way you will meet horse shepherds and taste Kymyz (mares' milk). From Juuku Pass (3633 m) down to the Juuku Valley. Distance of tour: 35-40 km. 
Time of tour: 5-6 hours. O/n in tents. This pass is unique with its horse trails used by shepherds to bring their cattle to summer pastures. Lunch is organized on the tour way. On the tour way you will see two mountain lakes called Jashyl-Kol (meaning "green lake" and colored green by the glacial melt).
Day 9: After a delicious breakfast we start our horse riding tour from Juuku Valley all the way to Dunguromo Pass (3773m), then down to Sary-Moinok. The trails run through the wild mountain river and you will cross it many times at safe fords. The steep slopes are covered with thickets of blackberry, juniper bushes and fir trees. 
Distance of tour: 30-40 km. Time of tour: 5-6 hours. Overnight of tour is in tents.
Day 10: Horse riding tour in Sary-Moinok and Keregetash region. Along the way you will see shepherds and drink the national drink - Kymyz. According to thelegend anyone who tries Kumis is fortuned to come back to Kyrgyzstan. Lunch is organized on the tour way. The wildness of the mountains will excite you every day during this horse riding tour trek. Overnight of tour is in tents.
Day 11: Breakfast is at 8 o'clock in the morning.Horse riding tour from Zoo Otok-Jantyk to Chunkur-Kol, a beautiful mountain lake whose name means Deep Lake. Lunch break. At night of tour the stars shimmer on it as if the sky were kissing the earth. Overnight of tour is organized in tents.
Day 12: After a delicious breakfast we start our horse riding tour to Chunkur-Kol and over Tosor Pass (3893 m). Two to three hours of horse riding tour will bring you to a yak shepherd's yurt where you can watch them herd the hardy, woolly cattle.
Day 13: Horse riding tour up to Tash Kechuu. On the tour way you will meet shepherds and listen to their stories about the Kyrgyz and their beloved Ala-Too mountains. Lunch is organized on the tour way. Overnight of tour is in tents.
Day 14: After a delicious breakfast we start our horse riding tour in Tash gorge to Kok Dobo (green hill) Valley. Revel in the beautiful mountain scenery with glaciers on the right and Issyk-Kul Lake on the left. In the evening, we will drive to Barskoon by car. You will have a chance to have a bath in local thermal waters and enjoy the meal, after which you will go sleep.

 

There is also a list of other horse riding tours:

 

Horse riding Kyrgyzstan: Tour 01

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Horse riding

Duration: 14 days

 

Horse riding Kyrgyzstan: Tour 02

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Horse riding

Duration: 11 days

 

Horse riding Kyrgyzstan: Tour 03

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Horse riding

Duration: 8 days

 

Horse riding Kyrgyzstan: Tour 04

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Horse riding

Duration: 14 days

 

Horse riding Kyrgyzstan: Tour 05

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Horse riding

Duration: 8 days

 

Horse riding Kyrgyzstan: Tour 06

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Horse riding

Duration: 9 days

 

Horse riding Kyrgyzstan: Tour 07

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Horse riding

Duration: 12 days

 

Nomad's freedom

Forgotten way

Amazing world

Horse riding tours

Heavenly horses

Mountain paths

Shepherd's life

Cultural tours

Kyrgyz life

Nomadic culture






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