Horse Riding around Song Kol lake

Over many years the horses help shepherds to move their houses (Yurts) over the passes to the alpine pastures. A horse is considered to be an integral part of the life of the nomadic people. Throughout these days you will experience different climatic zones - from semi-desert to tundra. During the tour you will have a chance to spend a night in the real dwelling of these ancient nomads (yurtas) and experience their life and culture.

7 Day

Duration

May - Sep

Availaibility

from 390$

Price starts

Day 1: Kochkor > Kyzart pass > Kilemche

Early breakfast transfer to Jumgal valley to starting point of the horse ride below the Kyzart pass. Meeting with the guide and horsemen. Within sight of the road, cross Kyzyl-Kiya jailoo, an enormous, relatively flat sea of grass. Continue over the Chaar-Archa Pass (3 061 m) into the Chaar-Archa Valley and eat a tasty lunch at Kilemche jailoo, with views of holy 4400 m Baba-Ata Mountain. The name means “like a carpet,” and this swathe of grass covers whole mountain ranges, with shadings as subtle as any shyrdak (shyrdak is a Kyrgyz felt carpet). Dinner in a yurt.

Riding time about 4-6 hours

 (Meal B/L/D)

Day 2: Kilemche > Jaman Echki (Song Kol Lake)

At the morning we take the breakfast and we meet our horses and our team. After the short instruction, we begin our horseback trek to Song Kol lake. On the way we cross Jalgyz Karagai pass (3400 m). On the top we can see panoramic view of the lake. Lunch Jaman Echki (Song Kol Lake) stay in a nomad’s yurt camp.

Dinner and accommodation in a Yurt camp .

Riding time about 5-6 hours. (Meal B/L/D)

Day 3: Jaman Echki > Kumdu Suu (Song Kol lake)

This day our trek around the Son Kol, we continue to explore the amazing culture of semi-nomadic life. After three or four hours of horseback riding we join our family. Lunch under the blue sky. This afternoon we profit to take some training course on the horses. Dinner and night in yurt.

Riding time about 4-6 hours

Dinner and overnight in a Yurt camp.

(Meal B/L/D)

Day 4: Kumdu Suu > Tulga-Tash (Song Kol lake)

After breakfast we start our horse riding On the road we take our picnic in historical place named “Tulga-Tash” means hearth, built of stones (trivet). In the archaeological literature they are called “eight-stone memorial fences” Tash-Tulga consists of altars – eight-stone ones, and is not tied to the mounds, which in turn distinguishes them from the same Altai monuments. Each altar presents a laid out eight stones, arranged in a circle, with an average diameter of 1-1.3 meters. This afternoon we have a chance take a hot shower in hand made shower bath.

Riding time about 4-6 hours

 Dinner and night in yurt camp.

(Meal B/L/D)

Day 5: Tulga Tash > Tulpar Tash (Song Kol lake)

Breakfast. Horse riding about 4-6 hours along the lake. Local people live and graze their livestock on the meadows (jailoo). You will taste the wilderness and freedom of nomadic life here. It will be possible to taste the Kyrgyz traditional drink kymyz (fermented mare’s milk)

Meal B/L/D

Day 6: Tulpar Tash > Jaman Echki (Song Kol lake)

Today is last day of horse riding, you will ride with shore of the lake, arrival to yurt camp have lunch. After lunch you can swim to the lake with horses. This also super experiense to try. Dinner overnight in yurt.

Day 7: Jaman Echki > Kochkor 

After breakfst transfer to Kochkor, on the way crossing Kalmak Ashuu pass 3400m. Arrival to Kochkor, End of the tour

Accommodation 6 night in yurt

  • Full board meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Horses
  • Horse guide English speaking
  • Transport go/back
  • Mineral water
  • Travel insurance,
  • Air tickets,
  • Alcohol
  • Additional services not mentioned in the program.

1 person $590

2 people = $450 per person

3 people = $430 per person

4 people = $400 per person

5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 people = $390 per person

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