Mountains are beautiful. They could be lofty and low, snow-white, grey, red, bright green or motley; granite and sandy; severe and friendly. But there are the places where you can see all of these. Where the nature just like an artist creates its fanciful paints. Svetlaya Polyana is such the place. Add here cheery experienced guides, reliable nice horses and you will get wonderful horseback ride. You will never forget this journey for sure.
Kyzyl-Suu (formerly known as Pokrovka) is a village about 10km inland from the Issyk-Kul Lake on the A363 highway between Jeti-Oguz resort and Barskoon. There is a base for trekking into the 14,000 foot mountains to the South at the Chong Kyzyl-Suu (Big Red Water) Valley. The Kyzyl-Suu Valley has the same name with the Kyzyl-Suu River that runs through it. Kyzyl-Suu is literally translated as a “Red Water”, because of the red clay, which stains the water during periods of heavy rain.
Itinerary: The tour starts at 9:00 from Karakol and from the next to Kyzyl-Suu village picturesque gorge called Svetlaya Polyana (Light Meadow). it is very scenic and beautiful there. You will be amazed with a wild nature of this area and with an inexpressible panorama of the Issyk-Kul Lake at an attitude of 3700m.
Duration: 8-9 hours
Distance: 30 km (one way)
Route: Karakol – Kyzyl Suu, Svetlaya Polyana – Karakol
Departure time: 9:00
Arrival time: 18:00
Food during the ride:
Classic lunch box: Sandwich with sausage and cheese, Chocolate, Boiled egg, Tomato, Apple, Bun, Cucumber, Boiled potatoes, Dried apricots, Prunes, Mineral water 0.5L, Wipe
Vegetarian lunch box: Sandwich with cheese, Yoghurt, Cottage cheese pancake, Bun, Apple, Boiled potatoes, Tomato, Cucumber, Candy, Dried apricots, Prunes, Mineral water 0.5L, Wipe
Energy lunch box: Beef cutlet, Peanut, Chocolate, Bun, Boiled potatoes, Cucumber, Tomato, Dried apricots, Prunes, Mineral water 0.5L, Wipe