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7 DAY HORSE RIDING TOUR TO SONG KOL LAKE

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7 days / 6 nights
Kyrgyzstan

Introduction

Time of travel: June-September, 2022
No of nights: 6

Song Kol Lake is a large alpine lake and truly a gift of nature. It is located at an altitude of 3016
m above sea level, being so high, only in summer you can fully enjoy its blue, get acquainted
with the life of modern nomads, live in Kyrgyz yurts and taste the national dishes of our
hospitable Kyrgyz people. We learn about everyday life and Kyrgyz traditions, national games,
huge flocks of sheep, horses, cows, we may meet camels and yaks. We will plunge into the
habitual habitat of a nomadic people, which for decades has not lost its uniqueness.

Destination

Kyrgyzstan

Departure

Departure Time

June-September, 2022

Dress Code

Itinerary

1
1

MANAS AIRPORT - CHONG KEMIN NATIONAL PARK

Meeting at the airport. Departure to Chong Kemin.
National Park is a uniquely beautiful natural zone with a
length of fifty kilometers in the valley of the Chong
Kemin River serves as a treasure trove of rare species of
flora and fauna. Glaciers here harmoniously coexist with
forest zones and steppe areas, the landscapes are
natural and untouched by time. The natural park covers
an area of 500 hectares; the height of its location
smoothly increases from 1,400 to 2,800 m.
After resting, a short horse ride to the panorama, where
a magnificent view of the valley opened up.
Driving time: 3 hours
Horse riding time: 2 hours
Meals: Lunch/Dinner
Overnight at the hotel

2
2

CHONG KEMIN - TUZ ASHU - SONG KOL LAKE

Transfer to Jumgal valley to the starting point of the
horse ride. After lunch we leave for Song Kol. Crossing
the Tuz Ashuu pass (3400m). There is a magnificent
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view of the lake. The lake is surrounded by alpine
meadows. Continue on to the yurt camp.
Horse riding time: 4-5 hours
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Overnight in yurt camp
Note: the living conditions in the yurts are very
traditional, which means that a person will have the
opportunity to share a toilet outside the yurt and
experience a real Kyrgyz way of life. Single
accommodation is not available, 3-5 people in the yurt.

3
3

BATAI ARAL - TAYLAK BAATYR MAUSOLEUM - TUZ ASHU

On the northern shore of the lake is the only stone
building in the entire valley – the Taylak Baatyr
mausoleum, built at the end of the 19th century.
Horse riding time: 4-5 hours
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Overnight in yurt camp

Horse ride to Tulpar Tash, is one of the most beautiful
places of Song Kol lake. The luster of the surface of the
lake can be seen from afar. On the shores of the lake
there are burial mounds of noble leaders of nomadic
tribes and stone statues of the Turks of Kir-Jol (VI-VIII
centuries).
Riding time: 4-5 hours.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner.
Overnight in yurt camp.

4
4

MOLDO ASHUU PASS - SOUTH SHORE OF THE LAKE

One of the roads to Song Kol Lake leads through the
Moldo Ashuu Pass. The height of the pass is 3201 m.
Many travelers say that Moldo Ashu is one of the most
beautiful places in the country.
The road to the pass constantly goes into a serpentine,
the descent is quite steep. From the pass there is a
wonderful view of the gorges, high mountains with ice
caps, slopes overgrown with huge spruce trees.
Riding time: 4-5 hours.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner.
Overnight in yurt camp.

Details

activities

★ Transport (minibus).
★ English speaking guide.
★ Horses for horse riding.
★ Local horseman.
★ Horses for equipment, luggage
★ Eagle hunting show
★ Entrance fees to sights according to the program.
★ Drinking water.

FEE EXCLUDES:
– Travel insurance.
– Riding helmet.
– Sleeping bag.

other

IT IS RECOMMENDED TO TAKE WITH YOU:
❖ Personal first-aid kit (the most common problems: corns, burns, allergies, diarrhea,
muscle fatigue after walking. Take with you painkillers, antihistamines, antibiotics, and
other medications you need).
❖ Weather in the mountains is quite cold at night and it is highly recommended to have
warm clothes, raincoat, waterproof boots, gloves, sunglasses, sun cream with high
UV-protection, lip balm with UV-protection, horse chaps, and safety horse riding
helmets.
❖ Currency exchange – if you are going to exchange cash dollars / euros for local currency
(soms), then we recommend that you take large denomination bills with you, not torn,
without seals, inscriptions and other damage. Since such banknotes are not accepted by
banks and exchange offices.

Payment

PAYMENT TERMS:
A security deposit of 10% is payable to secure booking. Balance fee 90% to be collected in 30
days before travel schedule