Tour Program

Day
1
Day 1: Arrival to Bishkek, city tour
Itinerary
Arrival at Manas Airport where you will be met and taken to your hotel. After a short rest, a light lunch, and then some sightseeing in Bishkek.
Stay in the Umai Hotel or equivalent.
Meals
- - D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
2
Day 2: Sonun yurt camp. Relax day
Itinerary
By minibus to the Sonun yurt camp on the south side of Lake Issyk-Kul (1600m). Here we have time to relax and get used to the new time zone
and changes in altitude. Swimming and hiking. Stay in yurts.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurts
Day
3
Day 3: Horse riding in Tosor Gorge
Itinerary
By car to Tosor Canyon where the horses and horsemen will be waiting for us. This is the start of the horse riding programme, and today we will ride up the Tosor Gorge and through alpine meadows, to the yurt camp Boz Salkyn . This is a rather long ride through a beautiful landscape. Stay in yurts.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurts
Day
4
Day 4: Horse riding around the area
Itinerary
Today a less strenuous programme. Riding in the mountains around the yurt camp Boz-Salkin. We can ride up to a panorama point from where we have a wonderful view of Lake Issyk-Kul and the snow-capped mountains of Kazakhstan across the lake. Stay in yurts.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurts
Day
5
Day 5: Ride from Boz-Salkyn to Temir-Kanat
Itinerary
Ride from Boz-Salkyn to Temir-Kanat, a yurt camp located on a plateau (2450m). 32km in total. Stay in yurts.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurts
Day
6-7
Day 6-7: Horse riding days
Itinerary
Riding up into the mountains to about 3100m, close to the glacier, in and around Temir-Kanat. Stay in yurts.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurts
Day
8
Day 8: Toguz Bulak village
Itinerary
Head west through small villages and stop in Toguz Bulak where we will spend the night with a local family. In the afternoon riding in the nearby mountains. Stay with local family.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Local family
Day
9
Day 9: Riding day
Itinerary
Day riding in and around Toguz –Bulak. Stay with local family.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Local family
Day
10
Day 10: Kongur Ölung Valley - Kol-Tor
Itinerary
Ride through the Kongur Ölung Valley to the village of Kol-Tor. Here we will overnight by a local family.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Local family
Day
11
Day 11: Horse riding around Kol-Tor
Itinerary
Horse riding around Kol-Tor, stay with local family.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Local family
Day
12
Day 12: Last riding day
Itinerary
Today we ride over the Ala Bash Pass to the village of Tuura-Suu. Here the horse riding ends. By minibus, we descend to the road around Lake Issyk-Kul. We will spend the night with a local family in Kara-Tala.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Local family
Day
13
Day 13: Transfer to Bishkek
Itinerary
We return to Bishkek and on the way, we stop to visit the Burana Tower, a remnant of a town on the old Silk Road. As well as climbing the tower to
enjoy the view, we can also see Balbals (ancient gravestones) and petroglyphs (rock drawings). In the afternoon, some time for some shopping in Bishkek. Stay in the Umai Hotel or equivalent.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
14
Day 14: Departure home
Itinerary
Transfer to the airport and departure.
Meals
B - -
Accomodation
- - -