Kyrgyzstan horse riding: Tour 05
Activity: Horse riding
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Bishkek City - Gorge Jukutshak - gorge Ashu-Kashka Suu - Lake Kashka-Suu - Arabel Suu - Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek City
For the duration of the tour you will be riding a horse along one of the parts of the Great Silk Road that passed through the territory of Kyrgyz Republic. This tour uncovers for you the chance to get acquaint with Kyrgyz traditions; try the national drink Kumis (mare's milk that is fermented) and original national dishes. The following proverb is particularly common for the Kyrgyz people "Horses are men's wings". It was almost impossible to survive without a horse in the mountainous country of Tien - Shan. Since ancient times, horses played an essential role in the life of the nomads.
Day 1: Bishkek - gorge Jukutchak
By your guide you will be collected from Manas International Airport. Transfer from the airport to Bishkek takes half an hour. Upon arrival you will start the day with a nice breakfast. You will start your trip by car to Jukutchak Gorge. We will drive along the southern shore of the celestial Issyk-Kul Lake (1608m.above sea level) that is also known under the name "The Pearl of Tien - Shan Mountains". This Lake is the second largest mountain lake in the world. On the way we will stop to visit Burana Tower Complex: the minaret of the 11 century A. D. and the cemetery of Balbans - (stone warriors) that is located nearby. On arrival you will begin horse riding to (3937meters a. s. l.) Kashka-Tor Pass. Through the dramatic red gorge you will ride a horse. You will see the red sandstone cave that is known as "500 rams". Not far from hot springs (40 degrees Celsius) that are also possible to visit if you wish the cascade is situated. Near this cascade you will have your lunch. We will continue our way to the Valley of Jukutchak after having a rest. Overnight stay is in the tent camp. At 8 p.m. is dinner.
Day 2: Gorge Jukutshak - gorge Ashu-Kashka Suu
At 8 o'clock in the morning breakfast is served. We have an ascent on horses to the pass Ashu-Tor after breakfast. The highest point of Ashu - Tor Pass is 3636m. a. s. l. We will see a mountain cascade on our way. In the sauna you could also take a bath in thiocyanogen water. You will continue our horse riding to Ashu-Kashka Suu (6h), down the Gorge after good lunch. At 8 o'clock in the evening our dinner is served. We will spend this night in the tent camp.
Day 3: Ashu-Kashka Suu Gorge - Kashka-Suu Lake
Pack your backpacks. At 8 o'clock is our breakfast. Today we will have an ascent on horses to (3891m. a. s. l.) Kashka - Suu Pass. We will take a lunch on the pass. Then we will ride your to the Kashka-Suu Lake for 6 hours. This mountain lake is situated at the altitude of 3800 meters a. s. l. Kashka Suu Lake finds its origin in the glacier that is why the water in the lake is so gleaming and pure. We will spend this night in the tent camp. Dinner is served at 7 o'clock in the evening.
Day 4: Lake Kashka-Suu - Arabel Suu
At 8 o'clock in the morning is our breakfast. We will ride for five hours along Arabel Suu River this day. We will go on to the valley of mountain lakes after having traditional lunch. There is the valley of eight lakes. It makes unforgettable feelings to walk there. You could see them all together, because they are close to each other. Dinner. Night is in tents near the Arabel Suu River.
Day 5: Arabel Suu - Chokoli Lakes (3006m)
At 8 o'clock in the morning breakfast is served. The continuation of horseback riding tour to Chokoli Lakes. There you could detect ibexes and Marco Polo sheep being lucky. You will also visit the glacier not far from the mountain lake. Our dinner will be served at 7 o'clock in the evening. Near the in tents lake you will spend the night.
Day 6: Chokoli Lakes - Bishkek (by car)
At 8 o'clock after packing your backpacks you will be served with your breakfast. This day we have a return drive to Bishkek (the capital city). At 5 p.m. we will arrive in Bishkek City. You will have spare time for yourself in the hotel until you will be picked up. At 7 o'clock in the evening in a café you will have a farewell dinner.
Day 7: Flight home
You will be met in the hotel and transferred to the International Airport of Manas.