We’ll follow the footsteps of the famous traveler Marco Polo through a beautiful mountain pass on the Silk Road. This magnificent journey will take you to the high plateaus, which separated East and West in ancient times. Thanks to agile Kyrgyz horses you can walk freely along the rivers and mountains, valleys and gorges. You will meet the nomads, whose far from cities allowed them to maintain their culture in the last 2000 years. This horse track will enhance your joy of feelings being a rider; you’ll feel like a nomad and you’ll be fascinated by the nature of Kyrgyzstan.
Arrival at Manas airport. Moving to the guest house to take a shower and have breakfast. In the morning we will visit the capital of Kyrgyzstan, an old garrison built by Frunze. In the afternoon we drive east along the northern shore of Issyk-Kul to arrive in Karakol. Here we visit the old garrison of Przhewalski. Night in a guest house.
To understand better the opening of Kyrgyzstan in the 19th century, we go to an Orthodox church and a mosque, as well as a museum and memorial of Przhewalski. Then we go to the market, where you can taste the meat sticks "shashlyk" or traditional dish Ashlyam Fu. Also you can buy beautiful dried fruits, honey or lard. After a rest, we hit the road to Kyzyl-Suu. On the way we stop at the Jeti-Oguz sanatorium, where you can have a massage or take a radon bath. In the afternoon we arrive in Kyzyl-Suu and meet with the manufacturer of traditional yurts. Night in a guest house.
After breakfast we drive to the gorge Juuku. Picnic in the mountains. Then we stay in Juuku. Night in tents.
Passing the Juuku pass (3800 m.) We will meet with the shepherd and the local nomads who hold us in an amazingly beautiful place - Sirt. Night in tents.
We descend into the gorge Kumtor. At the depth of the gorge on 3 meters over the ground is icy ground, we will see a huge gold mine, the ridge Ak Shyyrak. Night in tents.
We pass the Ak Shyyrak ridge (“white side”) through the pass Ak-Bel (“white back”). Between the traces of hunters and seekers of gold, we find the way of caravan. Night in tents.
We resume the path and go to an old caravanserai Ishtik, passing the Ishtik small pass and stay in the camp. Take rest and take a bath at the end of the day. Night in the camp.
In the morning we will go towards the Chinese border, will see the most beautiful view of the serpentine, which opens on the border with China. Then go back to the river Ishtik and enter the Tez canyon to get to a small farm.
We'll go along the south side of the Ak Shyyrak ridge and reach village of Uch Koshkon. Night at the locals’ house.
After 10 km we arrive in Ak Shyyrak. The whole day walk through a tiny village, which lost among the Tian Shan. We’ll see yaks. Arrival to the yurt camp. Night in a yurt.
In the morning we arrive in Bishkek. Time to buy souvenirs. Night at the hotel or at a local guest house.
Transfer to Airport Manas.
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- Delivery to Bishkek and back to the airport
- All transportations
- Local guide (interpreter)
- The horses guide
- Accommodation (hotel, guest house, tents)
- Rent of horses
- Entrance to the museums
- Special border zone permit
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- The last dinner in Bishkek
This tour is designed for advanced riders. During the tour the average height reaches 3600 m. Weather conditions can be difficult. We advise you to make the proper equipment in the event of storms, snow, rain or hail. Kyrgyz visa is not required for citizens of the following countries: CIS, the Euro Union, the U.S., Switzerland and Japan (www.mfa.kg). A passport valid at least for 6 months is needed. Compiled program is exemplary. It can be changed due to schedule flights, weather conditions or your individual order.