relatively flat sea of grass. Continue over the Chaar-Archa Pass (3 061 m) into the Chaar-Archa Valley and eat a tasty lunch at Kilemche jailoo, with views of holy 4400 m Baba-Ata Mountain. The name means “like a carpet,” and this swathe of grass covers whole mountain ranges, with shadings as subtle as any shyrdak (shyrdak is a Kyrgyz felt carpet). Riding time about 3-4 hours. Dinner and accommodation in the Yurt camp .
exciting. From the pass, Song-Kol is still distant, but as you ride down the slopes, it gets larger and larger; the mountains on the other side get higher and higher, until finally the lake fills most of your field of view and the southern mountains tower above it. Riding time about 3-4 hours. Dinner and accommodation in the Yurt camp.
kymyz (fermented mare’s milk) Riding time about 3-5 hours. Dinner and Overnight in Yurt camp.