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Horseback riding in area of Sary-Chelek Lake


Best season: July – August

Location: Sary-Chelek Lake

Duration: 7 days

Highly recommended: All tourists should have medical insurance for the particular activities with a minimum coverage of USD 35 000.

Biosphere Reserve of Sary-Chelek is one of the most beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan with rich flora and fauna. There is one of the magic lake with the same name Sary-Chelek, it is located on the area of Reserve, the water in it is so transparent that you can see the local inhabitants and vegetation in the lake. In the tour you will see another mountain fairy-tale lake and landscapes of the Chatkal Range.

Our horseback tour starts from small village, crossings take no more than 7 hours a day and horse riding skills are welcome.

1st Day. BishkekTalas

Transfer from Bishkek to Talas town. Dinner and overnight in CBT home stay.

2nd Day.  Talas – Urmaral gorge

After breakfast transfer to the start point of horseback riding tour, Madaniyat village, meet with horse and ride to Urmaral gorge. Set up tent camp near the river, dinner and rest.

3rd Day. Along Urmaral gorge

After breakfast continue riding, cross Chiyim-Tash pass (3600 m). Lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight in tent camp.

4th Day.  Along mountain river – Kara-Kuldzha pass

After breakfast  continue riding  towards the Kara-Kuldzha pass (3161m). Tent camp

5th Day.  Kara-Suu Lake

Breakfast, horseback riding, cross Kashka-Suu pass arrive to Kara-Suu Lake, overnight on the shore of the lake.

6th Day. Kara-Suu Lake – Sary-Chelek reserve.

Breakfast and continue horseback riding, cross Kotormo pass (2446m) towards Sary-Celek National Reserve. Dinner and overnight  in CBT home stay.

7th Day. Sary-Chelek – Bishkek

Transfer to Bishkek.

2 persons = USD 1485 per person

4 persons = USD 810 per person

6 persons = USD 645 per person

8 persons = USD 530 per person

Price includes the following service

  • Transfer Bishkek –Talas – Bishkek by minibus
  • Accommodation in CBT home stay in Talas and in S ary-Chelek
  • Meals: full board during horseback riding only
  • Horseback guide (from Day 2 to Day 6)
  • Horses
  • Cook

Price does not include

  • Lunches on the way from/to Bishkek
  • Personal equipment for horseback riding (helmet, gloves, wear)