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12 Day Horse Riding Holiday to the Heart of Heavenly Mountains in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Horse Riding Holiday

This adventurous trail ride follows part of the ancient silk route. There is a real contrast of landscapes with deep fertile valleys and arid canyons separated by high mountain passes. Reaching the high grasslands, home to nomadic families in summer, the route takes you over open pastures with a stunning backdrop of snow-capped mountains.

Key information

  • Rider Weight limit: 220 pounds / 100 kilograms
  • Tack Type: Kyrgyz National
  • Horse height range: 1.40- 1.50m
  • Horse Breed: New Kirgiz, Kirgiz breed horses, and mountain breed

Highlights

  • Bishkek City tour
  • Ride to Kashka-Suu valley
  • Ride to Altyn-Arashan hot springs
  • Approximate daily riding time: 3 - 6 hours
  • Services of an English translator and guide
  • 11 nights' accommodation
  • 3 fresh daily meals

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


11 days with instruction
Airport transfer included: Manas International Airport
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Accommodation

Your accommodation would be:

  • Day 1: guesthouse in Bishkek
  • Day 2: guesthouse in Tamga
  • Day 3: tent at Kyzyl-Jar valley
  • Day 4: tent at Irdyk Lakes
  • Day 5: tent at Kashka-Suu valley
  • Day 6 and 7: tent at Altyn-Arashan hot springs
  • Day 8: tent at Almaluu valley
  • Day 9: guesthouse in Karakol
  • Day 10: guesthouse in Cholpon-Ata city
  • Day 11: guesthouse in Bishkek

Program

Day 1

Meeting at Manas International Airport (FRU). Transfer to the guest house for 40 minutes (25 kilometers). You'll then enjoy a Bishkek City tour.

Day 2

Leaving the guesthouse, you will travel to Tamga along the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul for four to five hours (324 kilometers). On the way, you will hike through Fairy Tale canyon for one to two hours (five kilometers).

  • Overnight in the guesthouse
  • Elevation: 1700 meters

Day 3

You’ll leave the guesthouse and travel to Jeti-Oguz valley for 2 hours (70 kilometers). There will be a short lesson on horseback riding and how to control your horse. You will ride a horse to Kyzyl-Jar valley (2800 meters) for three to four hours (10 kilometers).

  • Overnight in the tent
  • Elevation: 2800 meters

Day 4

Leaving the campsite, you will ride your horse to Irdyk Lakes for two to three hours (6 kilometers).

  • Overnight in the tents
  • Elevation: 2800 meters

Day 5

You’ll leave the campsite and ride your horse to Kashka-Suu valley for five to six hours (22 kilometers).

  • Overnight in the tents
  • Elevation: 2000 meters

Day 6

Leaving the campsite, you will ride your horse to Altyn-Arashan hot springs for four to five hours (18 kilometers).

  • Overnight in the tents
  • Elevation: 2500 meters

Day 7

Leave the campsite and ride to the summit Alakul pass on foot (3860 meters) and return to Altyn-Arashan by horse. Ala-Kul Lake is visible from the top of the pass (seven to eight hours (25 kilometers).

  • Overnight in the tents
  • Elevation: 2500 meters

Day 8

Leaving the campsite, you will ride your horse to the summit of Alma-Luu pass (3600 meters) and descend Alma-Luu valley for five to six hours (18 kilometers).

  • Overnight in the tents
  • Elevation: 2000 meters

Day 9

Leave the campsite and ride your horse to Jolkolot village for four to five 5 hours (16 kilometers). You will travel to Karakol (15 minutes / 4 kilometers). You will have a traditional dinner with a Uygur family.

  • Overnight in a guesthouse
  • Elevation: 1670 meters

Day 10

You’ll leave the guesthouse and have a city tour in Karakol. After the city tour, you will travel to Cholpon-Ata city for three to four hours (130 kilometers).

  • Overnight in the guesthouse
  • Elevation: 1600 meters

Day 11

Leaving the guesthouse, you will travel to Bishkek (4-5 hours / 324 kilometers). On the way to Bishkek, you will visit an open air museum of petroglyphs and Burana tower.

  • Overnight in the guesthouse
  • Elevation: 900 meters

Day 12

Leave the guesthouse and travel to Manas International Airport (FRU) for 40 minutes (25 kilometers).

Technical information

  • Highest point: 3860 meters
  • Lowest point: 1860 meters
  • Total elevation gain: 2960 meters
  • Total elevation loss: 4090 meters
  • Level of difficulty: medium / difficult
  • Total hours hiking: 30 (average)
  • Total amount of trekking days: 7
  • Approximate trekking distance: 115 kilometers
  • Total hours of driving: 15hours
  • Total kilometers of driving: 907 kilometers

Location

You'll visit / ride through the following places:

  • Bishkek
  • Tamga
  • Southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul
  • Fairy Tale canyon
  • Jeti-Oguz valley
  • Kyzyl-Jar valley
  • Irdyk Lakes
  • Kashka-Suu
  • Altyn-Arashan hot springs
  • Alakul pass
  • Almaluu pass
  • Almaluu valley
  • Jolkolot village
  • Karakol
  • Cholpon-Ata city

Food

Breakfast

  • Hot cereal or fried eggs
  • Cheese
  • Honey
  • Bread
  • Butter
  • Coffee and tea

Lunch

  • Salads
  • Sandwiches
  • Fruit
  • Coffee and tea

Dinner

  • Soup
  • Second course
  • Cheese
  • Honey
  • Dried fruit
  • Bread
  • Coffee and tea

Snack

  • Cookies
  • Coffee and tea

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Transportation to and from planned attractions
  • 11 nights’ accommodation
  • Accommodation and food for the personnel
  • 3 fresh meals per day throughout the tour
  • Guide + English translator
  • Mountain cook
  • Porter
  • Mountain cook assistant (if more than 7 clients)
  • Trekking assistant (if more than 7 clients)
  • Horse
  • Horsemen
  • Mountain kitchen gear
  • Mountain toilet
  • Bottled water in cities / purified spring water during trek
  • Attraction ticket fees
  • Karakol National Park fees

What's not included

  • Single room in the guest houses
  • Single tent (4 EUR per day)
  • Transportation to attractions not included in the tour
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Bottled water during the trek
  • Entrance fee to hot springs (4 EUR)
  • Overnight in mountain huts (tents provided)
  • Flights to and from country
  • Visa cost (for countries not offered free visas)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Manas International Airport Airport transfer included: Manas International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
12 days / 11 nights
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Tuesday November 10, 2020
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