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14 Day The Beauty of Tien Shan Horseback Riding Holiday

Kagan Guesthouse, 18 Israilov Street, 721615, Toktogul, Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Horseback Riding Holiday

During this holiday, you will enjoy riding in the Tien Shan mountains, viewing the mountain landscape, and meeting with nomads! Kagan has more than 10 years of travel experience with a professional and enthusiastic team, over 1000 happy customers, and tours in the most beautiful places. Having a trip with Kagan is easy, secure, reliable because they are certified, they have a quality control team, and offer 24/7 support!

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  • 10 days with horseback riding
  • Approximate daily riding time: 3 to 8 hours
  • Enjoy the tour with an English speaking guide
  • Includes rent of horses for luggage and camp equipment
  • All transfers, pick-up, and drop-off in Bishkek are included
  • Daily full board meals will be provided
  • 13 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


13 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Kyrgyz, Russian
Group size: 2-6 participants
Airport transfer included: Manas International Airport
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During this tour, you will be staying in various accommodations

  • Night 1: Toktogul - Guesthouse
  • Night 2: Karasuu Lake - Tents
  • Night 3: Kapka Lake - Camping
  • Night 4: Kurobos Valley - Camping
  • Night 5: Aral Village - Local family house
  • Night 6: Son-Kul Lake - Yurt camp
  • Night 7: Karakaman - Tents
  • Night 8: Kichi Karakaman - Tents
  • Night 9: Jilu Suu - Near the hot spring water
  • Night 10: Tong Valley - Camping
  • Night 11: Boz Salkyn Valley - Tent
  • Night 12: Issyk Kul Lake - Yurt camp
  • Night 13: Bishkek - Hotel


The Kagan guesthouse is located in the center of Toktogul town. The guesthouse is quiet and a private sector which is very close to the local market and not far from the bus station. A distance of kilometers, there is a reservoir of Toktogul. A spacious house of the locals offers you three bedrooms which are equipped with a shower, WC, but also, there is a room for guides and drivers.

Yurt camp

The camp consists of two yurts of which there are a kitchen and a yurt for sleeping. There is no possibility to take a shower. The toilet is at the back of the camp. There is a nice terrace to enjoy the silence of the mountains after a good day of skiing. When the sun is shining, it is good (between 0 degrees Celsius and +5 degrees Celsius), the nights can be freezing (around -12 degrees Celsius). It is necessary to provide adequate down for the temperature mentioned. Kagan heats the yurts with coal, there is only this possibility. There is no electricity, a solar charger is needed for your own need.


Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek - Transfer to Toktogul (280 kilometers)

Pick up by the guide. Transfer to Toktogul, throughout the mountain pass. Lunch on the way. In the afternoon, reach the guesthouse. Beautiful sunset on the lake of Toktogul. Overnight and dinner in the guest house.

Day 2: Horseback riding to Karasuu Lake (5 or 6 hours on horseback)

In the morning, transfer to the meeting point with the horses and horse guide. Riding on horseback up to Taktalik pass at 2700 meters down to Karasuu Lake. Overnight and dinner in the tents at 2200 meters above sea level.

Day 3: Horseback riding to Kapka Lake (6 or 7 hours on horseback)

Ride along the Karasuu Lake; beautiful landscape. Picnic in the forest. In the afternoon, reach the second lake named Kapka. Overnight and dinner in the camp by the Kapka Lake at 2500 meters.

Day 4: Horseback riding to Kurobos Valley (7 or 8 hours on horseback)

In the morning, ride up to Chechek pass at 3200 meters above sea level, picnic on the way. Dinner and overnight in the camp.

Day 5: Horseback riding to Aral Village: (7 or 8 hours on horseback)

Ride down to Aral village along the Kurobos river. Picnic on the way, in the afternoon, meet the driver. Transfer to Kazarman village. Overnight and dinner in the local family house.

Day 6: Transfer to Son-Kul Lake

After a good breakfast at the local family house, drive to Son Kul lake. Picnic on the foot of Moldo Ashuu pass. Arrive at Son Kul Lake. Accommodation in the yurt camp. In the afternoon, ride on horseback for a few hours. Overnight and dinner in the yurt camp.

Day 7: Transfer to Karakaman (150 kilometers by car)

In the morning, leave the yurt camp at 3016 meters. Drive through Kalmak Ashu pass and Jalpak Bel pass. Picnic on the way. In the afternoon, reach the camp where you'll meet horses and the equestrian guide. Overnight and dinner in the tent at 2800 meters.

Day 8: Horseback riding to Kichi Karakaman (6 hours on horseback)

Start on horseback. During the day, you'll meet a lot of nomads. Picnic on the way. In the afternoon, ride into the Kichi Karakaman valley. Overnight and dinner in the tent at 3200 meters.

Day 9: Horseback riding to Jilu Suu (6 or 7 hours on horseback)

Another beautiful day. Ride through the mountains pass at 3800 meters, on the foot of snow peaks. Picnic near the lake, Teshik. Ride down to Jilu Suu Valley. Overnight and dinner near the hot spring water at 2900 meters.

Day 10: Horseback riding to Tong valley

Attack the Tong pass at 4000 meters. Walk near your horses, because it is steep. Beautiful view from the pass. Go down to Tong Valley, Issyk Kul side of the mountains. Picnic at the camp. In the afternoon, take your time and relax. Overnight and dinner in the tent camp at 3000 meters.

Day 11: Horseback riding to Boz Salkyn Valley (6 or 7 hours on horseback)

Ride to Tashtar Ata peak at 3800 meters, beautiful view of the lake. Picnic on the top. The caravan of luggage follows another road. In the afternoon, find the camp in the valley of Boz Salkyn. Overnight and dinner in the tent at 2200 meters.

Day 12: Horseback riding to Issyk Kul Lake (3 or 4 hours on horseback)

Last day on horseback. Look for a good place for a gallop. Arrive at the yurt camp for lunch. Free time on the beach. Overnight and dinner in the yurt camp.

Day 13: Transfer to Bishkek

Early morning, drive to the Kyrgyz capital (280-kilometer drive). Lunch in Bishkek then walk in the city center, parks, and Osh market. Check-in at the hotel. Last dinner in a typical Kyrgyz restaurant. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 14: Departure

End of service. At night, you will be driven to the airport.


  • The average altitude during the excursions is 2700 meters.
  • The best period is mid-June till the end of August.
  • The program is for information only, it may be subject to changes depending on flight schedules, weather conditions, and other unforeseen circumstances.
  • The program is intended for riders in good physical condition.







Where is Kyrgyzstan?

The Kyrgyzstan, officially the Kyrgyz Republic is a country in Central Asia. Extremely mountainous, originally populated by nomadic populations, this former republic of the USSR obtained its independence when the latter collapsed in 1991. Its inhabitants are called Kyrgyz and speak Kyrgyz, a language of the USSR of Turkish origin.

The Kyrgyz Republic is located in Central Asia, is bounded on the north by Kazakhstan, on the south by China and Tajikistan, and on the west by Uzbekistan. Its territory is spread over 198,500 square kilometers. Almost 95% of the territory is dominated by the Tien Shan and Pamir massifs.


Daily full board meals are included in the package.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

What's included

  • 10 days with horseback riding
  • Rent of horses for luggage
  • Rental of camp equipment
  • Services of an English-speaking guide
  • Pick-up and drop off in Bishkek
  • All land transfers
  • Daily full board meals (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • 13 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • International air tickets
  • Alcohol and mineral water
  • Last dinner, disco, bar, karaoke, or spa
  • Other services not mentioned in the program

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please arrange your flight to arrive at Manas International Airport (FRU). Transfers are included in the package, Kagan will pick you up from this airport. Turkish Airlines, Pegasus, and Aeroflot fly to Kyrgyzstan with stopovers in Istanbul and Moscow. Depending on the ticket reservation, you can find tickets at advantageous prices, from 300 EUR from Europe and back But also, there are other airlines, you have to look for them.

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 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
14 days / 13 nights
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

Sunday July 11, 2021
(14 days / 13 nights)

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