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Horse-back Riding tour

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Tour itinerary: Bishkek - Kochkor - Sarala Saz - Ak Bel - Sook - Koldo Suu - Utor - SonKul - Kyzyl-Oi - Bishkek
Season: Spring - Summer - Fall
Days: 11Nights: 10
Price: by request
Tour description:
Day 1
  Arrival in Bishkek. Transfer to the hotel, check-in.
After short rest sightseeing city tour with visiting National Philharmonic, Central Square Ala-Too with statue of Manas the Great, visit State Museum, Fine Arts and Frunze museums. Our walking goes through Oak Park and Panfilov parks. Opera house and TSUM (Department Store).  

After shopping and lunch, afternoon we drive to the National Flag located on one of top hills of Bishkek where we can see the panoramic view of the city. 

Back to the hotel. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2
Bishkek - Kochkor
  After breakfast drive to Kochkor. On the way visit Burana tower. Lunch in a small restaurant. Accommodation at CBT home stays in Kochkor. In the evening felt carpet making show. Dinner. Overnight in home stays.
Day 3
Kochkor - Sarala-Saz - Ak-Bel
09:00 drive to Djailoo Sarala-Saz by car (app. 1 hour). There we meet the family that is lending us their horses for the trip. Start of our horse-back riding trip. We leave at about 11:00, riding over alpine meadows where you see a lot of different yurts. We arrive at Djailoo Ak-Bel in the afternoon (about 4 hours).
There we will be met by national family with kymyz (national drink made from fermented mares milk). Dinner. Overnight in the yurt.
Day 4
AkBel - pass Buchuk - Sook


08:00 leave the Djailoo and drive to valley Irizuu over some hills. We start our way up the mountain to reach Buchuk. Lunch. Then we go up to Djailoo Cook, which is situated on a place of breathtaking beauty.

At the Djailoo, we have tea as usual and a traditional dinner. Overnight in the yurt.

Day 5

Sook - pass Kuch Bel - Koldosuu


09:00 start passing Kuch Bel. A bit further up, we have a perfect view on the surrounding snow-covered mountain ranges and some neighboring valleys. From there on, we start to get up to the pass. We plan to go down by a gorge produced by a small mountain river. After the descent, we have a rest on a small elevation on the slope, where there are some rocks in the back. Picnic. In the afternoon, we arrive to Djailoo Koldosuu, where the family awaits us with dinner. Overnight in the yurt.

Day 6
Koldosuu - pass Kyzyl Kia - Utor
08:00 start crossing some hills (and also the border between Kochkor and Naryn region) to arrive at the Djailoo KyzylKia, where we have lunch with a charming family. Afterwards, we cross the pass KyzylKia (2600m) and stay at the Djailoo Utor, which is situated in alpine meadows with the most beautiful mountain flowers you could imagine.
This day is a shorter one, with only about 3 – 4 hours on horse, so it will give you some time to rest on the Djailoo and to recollect your energies. Dinner and overnight in the yurt.
Day 7
Utor - Kilemche - Son Kul


08:00 Start trekking to hills and small passes to Djailoo Kilemche. On the way, you will see a variety of mountain gorges. At the Djailoo Kilemche, we have to cross a river, and then start our way up to our last mountain pass.

On the way, we have lunch on a beautiful pasture, and some rest. On the top, you can catch the first view of SonKul (3016m), of its waters between green hills. We can have a rest in a yurt and some tea and a snack.

In the late afternoon, we do the last part of our tour to the final yurt further to the east of the lake. Dinner. Overnight in the yurt.

Day 8
Son Kul

Breakfast. Free day at the lake. This day is a relaxing one.

Day 9
Son-Kul - Kyzyl-Oi

After breakfast drive to Kyzyl-Oi village. The village is situated in the picturesque narrow gorge of Kokomeren river (1800m above sea level).  It’s dozens of kilometers away from any other village, so it acts as a kind of picturesque safe haven in the midst of the mountains. Here you can see the real life of rural people. The village has hardly changed since mid of the last century.

Accommodation in CBT home stay.

Day 10
Kyzyl-Oi - Bishkek


Drive to Bishkek via Tju – Ashuu pass and tunnel. Lunch on the way. Arrival in Bishkek.

Accommodation in the hotel. Farewell dinner at the restaurant with Folk show. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Departure.  End of the tour.




Ak Keme / Asia Mountains

Kochkor, Kyzyl-Oi



National yurts (5-6 people in one yurt)



Prices are available by request. In the case of interest and further reservation, please contact us by e-mail:
Tour Price includes:

- Double accommodation with breakfasts in Bishkek; 

- Nights in national yurts including breakfasts and dinners;
- Transportation service according the program;
- Excursions in cities according the program;

- Escort-guide for the entire tour;
- Full board (excluding lunch the first day);

- Boiled water during horse riding days;
- Medical/ First Aid Kit (used medicines must be paid extra)      

Tour Price does not include:

- Air tickets for international flights;
- Fees for the use of photo and video cameras at the monuments;
- Alcoholic and soft drinks;
- Horses for luggage;
- Additional service in the hotels and Camps

Please note: Tourists must be ready to spend on a horse several hours a day.

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