Horseback riding to Song Kol lake

Song kul lake is one of the most beautiful alpine lakes to visit in Kyrgyzstan. Almost every guide book describes Song kul lake as a tourist highlight and a must visit on any Kyrgyzstan itinerary. Its the perfect Kyrgyz picture of mountains, yurts and horses and the perfect place to experience the life and culture of the Kyrgyz nomads.

3 Day


May - Sep


from 180$

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Places You'll Visit

Song Kol lake


Day 1: Kochkor > Kyzart pass 2664m > Kilemche jailoo

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.

Horse time: 5 hours.

Song Kol lake horse riding

Day 2: Kilemche > Song Kol lake

Spend the morning climbing to Jalgyz Karagai pass (3400m), enter the lake basin. The trek offers superb views of grassland and mountain ranges. After lunch at Jaman Echki, follow the lakeshore east to Batai Aral, and meet the host family of Kyrgyz shepherds. Overnight in yurt,enjoy typical local food.

Horse time: 5 hours

Yurt at Song Kol lake

Day 3: Song Kol lake > Kochkor

After breakfast you can walk shore of the lake. Transfer to Kochkor by the Kalmak Ashuu pass(3446m) Arrival in Kochkor end of the tour.

Transport 3 hours (110km)

Song Kol lake



2 people = $250 per person

3 people = $230 per person

4 people = $200 per person

5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 people = $180 per person

  • 2 night in yurt
  • Meals
  • Horses
  • Horse guide(English speaking)
  • Transport go/back
  • Mineral water
  • Travel insurance,
  • Air tickets,
  • Alcohol
  • Additional services not mentioned in the program.

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