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. Kyzyl-Suu 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 8:00 from Karakol and from Kyzyl-suu base starts horseback riding towards “Jyluu-Suu hot springs” (4 hours), after bath in thermal springs and lunch, we continue our trip to frozen waterfalls (2.5 hours). 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: 10-12 hours
Distance: 30 km (one way)
Route: Karakol – Kyzyl Suu – Karakol
Departure time: 8:00
Arrival time: 19:00
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