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From Kol-Ukok Lake to Son-Kul Lake

Part of the Great Silk Road
10 days
June to September

We offer you a great opportunity to wander on the back of a horse across the most challenging routes and breathtaking views of Kyrgyzstan! Our journey will take from our cities to small villages, historical monuments to the great mountain ranges and alpine lakes with best hotels in the world - yurts, under a thousand stars in the sky!

Program

Day
1
Manas Airport - Bishkek - Kochkor, up to 250 km.

Arrival to Bishkek. Pick up at the airport by our guide. Transfer to Bishkek, Kyrgyz capital. City tour. Lunch in the local restaurant. Transfer to Kochkor village. Accommodation and dinner in a guest house.

Day
2
Horse riding to Kol-Ukok Lake, up to 25 km.

At early morning transfer to point of meeting with horses and horsemen. Instruction and charging of luggage on the horses. Start of Horse Riding tour. Lunch on the road. We reach Kol-Ukok Lake in the afternoon. Accommodation in a yurt, at 2900 m. 5/6 hours of Horse Riding.

Day
3
Kol-Ukok Lake - Second Lake - Kochkor, up to 40 km.

After breakfast continue the tour and visit the Second Lake at 3400 m. Picnic outdoors. After we will back to Kochkor. Dinner, felt show and night in guest house of local family. 6/7 hours of Horse Riding.

Day
4
Kochkor - Kyzart Pass - Kilemche Jailoo, up to 70 km.

After breakfast transfer to Kyzart Pass at 2665 m. Meet our guide and horsemen. Start our Horse Riding tour to Kilemche Jailoo where we will discover nomadic life. Picnic near Chaar-Archa river. Arrival to summer pasture (Jailoo) and dinner at local nomad's family. Night in yurt. 6/7 hours of Horse Riding.

Day
5
Horse Riding to Son-Kul Lake, up to 20 km.

After early breakfast ascend to Jalgyz Karagai Pass at 3300 m. We will have a lunch at Jaman Echki Valley. Continie the tour and arrival to northern shore of Son-Kul Lake. Dinner and accommodation at yurt camp Chon-Tuz Ashu. 6/7 hours of Horse Riding.

Day
6
Horse riding to Tulpar-Tash Valley, up to 15 km.

Morning start on the horseback. We will ride along northern shore of the lake. Picnic on the shore. Arrival to Tulpar-Tash Valley, dinner and night in yurts. 5/6 hours of Horse Riding.

Day
7
Horse riding to Kyzart Village - Kochkor, up to 50 km.

After breakfast continue horseback tour to Ozbek-Ashu Pass at 3350 m. Then, we will descent to Kyzart Village and have a lunch. Transfer to Kochkor and see Beshmarmak show where we will learn about kyrgyz cuisine. Night in guest house. 3/4 hours of Horse Riding.

Day
8
Kochkor- Konorchek Canyons - Bishkek, up to 200 km.

After breakfast transfer to Bishkek. By the way visit Konorchek Canyons and have a picnic. Arrival to Bishkek. Dinner at local restaurant, night in hotel.

Day
9
Visit of Bishkek, up to 25 km.

Full day visit of Kyrgyz capital. Lunch in the typical restaurant. Then visit of Osh market. Shopping and free time in Bishkek. Dinner in a ethno complex Supara. Overnight at the hotel.

Day
10
Bishkek - Manas airport, up to 30 km.

Transfer to Manas Airport, fly home.

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Include

  • Meeting at the airport,
  • Transportation,
  • Horse guide,
  • Accommodation,
  • Meals,
  • Entrance to museums or national parks,
  • Organization and logistic of tour,
  • Rent of horses.

Not Include

  • Travel insurence,
  • Air tickets,
  • Alcohol and mineral water,
  • Tax of bank,
  • Additional services ; disco, bar, massage, international calls

Notes

Recommended to do 6h of sport before arriving;
You must bring your sleeping bag and air mattress or foam;
The nights can be cold, there must be adequate sleeping bags that can withstand -5C °;
During the trip the average altitude is 3000 mю;
Provide your personal medicament because the guide has a basic pharmacy.

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