Tour to Kyrgyzstan (Horseback Riding 2022) - 7 Days

Trip code: WTE-1680
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Overview

Tour to Kyrgyzstan (Horseback Riding 2022). Kyrgyzstan is an amazing and unique in its beauty country. This small oasis in the heart of Central Asia impresses with its huge variety of landscapes and unique Son Kul Lake plays considerable role.

Often Kyrgyzstan is named “Asian Switzerland”. Culture and historical heritage of Kyrgyz people are not less interesting. Until now, the country retains all the attributes of nomadic life. Only in Kyrgyzstan during summer period you will see yurts – nomadic portable dwellings, decorated with felt carpets. Meet nomads, who will welcome you and invite to their yurt to try traditional Kyrgyz drink kymyz.

You will travel by horse and taste delicious national dishes.

Kyrgyzstan travel highlights

  • The Culture and Hospitality of the East
  • Unique architecture
  • History and sights from the times of Genghis Khan and Alexander the Great to the present day
  • National cuisine, pilaf, samsa, lagman
  • Seasonal Kyrgyz fruits, vegetables, berries

Itinerary

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Arrival in Bishkek early in the morning. Upon arrival at the International Airport Manas you will be met by our tourist guide at arrival gates. Transfer to the hotel for early check-in.
Breakfast and rest till midday. Lunch in a local café. Afternoon city tour.

We visit Manas Monument, the main national hero of the Kyrgyz people. Walking tour around main Ala Too Square to watch ceremony of changing of the Guard of Honor, Kurmanzhan Datka Monument, main governmental buildings, and finish at the Old Square with Government House. Transfer to the Victory Square to finish the city tour by short excursion there. Visit of Osh market (closed on Monday). Return to the hotel. Dinner is not included.

(breakfast – hotel, Lunch – local café)

Lunch, Dinner

Drive to the village of Kyzart.

On the way visit Burana Tower (old minaret) near Tokmok town. That minaret was constructed in
Balasagyn town; one of the capitals of Karakhanid State existed in 11-12 centuries AD. Explore ruins of that important trading point at the Great Silk Road and visit a little local museum telling about that civilization. Also watch a collection of Balbals, Turkic ancient tombs.

Lunch on the way.

Upon arrival you will be accommodated in the house of local people.

You can have a walk in this typically Kyrgyz village.
Instructions and preparation for horse riding.
Dinner and overnight at the local homestay.
(Lunch – on the way, Dinner – homestay)

Lunch, Dinner

Today, after breakfast transfer by vehicle to the bridge (14 km) starting point of horse riding till Tuz Ashuu pasture. During the horse riding, we discover magnificent views of the pastures of Chaar Archa.

Picnic lunch with lunch boxes.
We take the height and arrive at Tuz Ashuu pass (3228m). We’ll stop there and enjoy beautiful Son Kul lake. Descent to the pastures of Tuz Achuu (3050m), crossing on our passages several herds of cattle and sheep with their shepherds.
Upon arrival, meeting with the family of shepherds who welcomes us for dinner in the yurt camp (4-6 person in a yurt).
Distance by car from village to starting point: 14 km
Horse riding distance: 16 km, including 1,100m uphill and 200m downhill

(Breakfast – hotel, Lunch – lunch box, Dinner – yurt camp)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we take the west direction of the lake and horse riding along the shore of the lake. Small climbs and descents (max 100 m) await you before arriving at Tulpar Tash yurt camp.

Lunch in a yurt camp.

The shore of the lake is beautiful with the herds of horses, cows, sheep and goats. Possibility to go to the shepherds and taste fermented mare’s milk, kurut -cheese balls, and simply tea with cow’s milk …
Dinner and overnight at yurt camp (4-6 person in a yurt).
Horse riding distance: 14 km, including 100m uphill and 100m downhill

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner – yurt camp)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This day, we walk 18 km the landscape is beautiful with the yurts of shepherds. Although, there are no trees or even bushes around the Lake, the altitude and climatic variations allow watching an exceptional flora and fauna.

Lunch at Kambar Ata Yurt Camp.

Fields of edeilweiss and forgetenots will be present during the hike. Possibility to observe different species of birds, such as: ducks, cranes, storks, mergansers, coots, plovers, golden eagles, carmorans, and thousands of seagulls. Сontinue horse riding till Tuulga Tash pasture.

Dinner and overnight at yurt camp (2 persons in a yurt).
Horse riding distance: 18 km, including 0m uphill and 0m downhill

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner – yurt camp)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast we will take another beautiful drive to Bishkek city. We leave Song Kul Lake and will take the road in the morning through one of the most spectacular areas of Tien Shan, Kalmak Ashu Pass (3446m), towards Bishkek city. Lunch – en route.

Arrival in Bishkek, check-in.
If time permits, you may go shopping in the largest department store in the city – ZUM.

Farewell dinner in fine restaurant.
Optionally (for supplement ) : Folklore show at a local restaurant.

Especially for you musicians will play national melodies of Kyrgyz people and show you musical instruments. You will listen to a singing and enjoy the charming melodies of our ancestors.
Folklore show is possible if whole group participates.

(Breakfast – yurt camp, Lunch- local family, Dinner – traditional restaurant)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast. Morning transfer to the airport to catch your flight back home. End of tour

Breakfast

Include

  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing in hotel and homestay and 4-6 people sharing in yurts (except Tuulga Tash yurt camp, in this yurt camp accommodation is 2 pax in a yurt) – 7 nights ( with early check-in )
  • Meals : as per program (B- 7, L- 6, D- 5)
  • Transport services during all tour
  • Rent of horses for riding, horseman services and his assistant (s) on days 3, 4, and 5
  • Local english speaking guide
  • Entrance and ecological fee according to the program
  • Drinking water (1 liter per person a day, please take your flask which you’ll use during horse riding part ) boiled water
  • Horses for portering on days 3,4,5

Exclude

  • Single supplement
  • Folklore show
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for driver and guide
  • International and domestic flights
  • Alcohol and soft drinks

Trip Facts

  • Car
  • 4-12
  • Hotel 3*; Yurt Camp
  • 5
  • Bishkek
  • Bishkek
  • Spring, summer, autumn
  • Cultural, traditional, excursion, ecological tour
  • Half board
  • English, German, Spanish, Russian, Turkish

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