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Mountain Trail Riding Holiday Kyrgyzstan

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Riding on horseback in Kyrgyzstan is the best way to discover the mountains and high plateau. For centuries, the Kyrgyz nomads have been travelling on horseback, looking for beautiful pastures. The aim of this trip is not only to discover the country and its landscapes but also to experience the nomad culture and its strong bond to the equestrian world. The trip will also be an opportunity to share in the lives of locals who live in harmony with nature.

Key information

  • Horse Height: 1.3 to 1.5 m
  • Rider Weight Limit: 100 kgs / 220 lbs
  • Tack type: Various
  • Horse breed: Mongolian (Short breed)


  • 6 days with riding
  • Multilingual horse and tour guides
  • Approximate daily riding time: 5 to 6 hours
  • Rides through the mountains and high plateaus
  • Catch a glimpse of the Nomad's culture
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 9 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Kyrgyz, Russian
Group size: 4-15 participants
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Day 1 - Bishkek

Meet at the airport and transfer to the hotel, after some rest, you will go for the city tour. Your accommodation for the night will be in a hotel.

Day 2 - Valley Soussamir

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Suusamyr valley, which will take four hours of driving. Late afternoon, you'll meet your horse guides and horses. Overnight will be in tents at 2700 meters altitude.

Day 3 - Riding Suusamyr (and back to camp)

Horse riding on Soussamir valley, one of the largest pastures of Kyrgyzstan. You will meet with horse breeders settled with their herds and enjoy 5 to 6 hours of riding. Late afternoon, you will return to the camp. Overnight is in tents at 2700 meters altitude.

Day 4 - Riding to Ters

Horse riding in the direction of jailoo (pasture in Kyrgyz) Ters. You will enjoy a picnic before the pass in a peaceful area surrounded by small lakes. After the picnic, you will pass the pass Jaisan (3600 m). Overnight will be in a yurt or tents at 2600 meters altitude.

Day 5 - Riding to Borkorboz (and back to camp)

After breakfast, you will start your riding toward Borkorboz lake (3400 meters) to corral a herd of the horses to another pasture. You will enjoy a picnic on the shore of the lake BorKorboz, and late afternoon you'll ride back to the camp. Overnight will in a yurt or tents at 2600m altitude.

Day 6 - Riding to Japyrtmakty Pasture

Riding to Japyrtmakty pasture and passing by another pass of 3400 meters. Late afternoon, you will arrive in a the peaceful, wild, place surrounded by mountains and high rocks. Overnight will be in the tents at 2400m altitude.

Day 7 - Riding to Ylaachyn Kaiky Mountain

Riding to Ylaachyn Kaiky, you will climb on the mountain ridges of Uzun-Kya (3300 m), where you can observe the entire Toktogul region, a huge valley with a lake in the middle. Overnight will be in tents at 1900m altitude.

Day 8: Riding to Toktogul

Early morning, you will start to descend in the valley of Toktogul. The fresh mountain air is behind and you will start to feel the hot and dry air of the Toktogul valley. In Toktogul village, you will stop at Ilatbu's guest house, she is a teacher of French language at the local school and Head of Non-governmental organization Jash Muun which develops Kyrgyz traditional handicrafts. Here, you will have an opportunity to discover Kyrgyz carpets. Overnight will be at the guest house with a shower and bath.

Day 9: Riding to the lake

On the ninth day you will be horse riding to Toktogul Lake across the villages and crop fields. Enjoy a pleasant swim in the lake with the horses, and a ride back to the guest house where you will spend the night.

Day 10: Bishkek

A five-hour drive will take you back to Bishkek for a well-deserved rest and a night at the hotel to finish off your trip.



The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

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

  • The organization and coordination of stay
  • All accommodation and food during the stay (except alcoholic drinks)
  • English or French speaking guides, horse guide(s)
  • Horses for baggage
  • Equipment (tent, stove, dishes etc ...)
  • Transport

What's not included

  • Air ticket (Pulkovo, Aeroflot, Turkish Airlines, British Airways or other company)
  • The insurance and repatriation.
  • Soft and alcohol drinks
  • Restaurants in Bishkek

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
10 days / 9 nights
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 4 participants

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