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Horseback riding trip in Son-Kul Lake


Best season: July – August

Location: area of Son-Kul Lake

Duration: 5 days

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

This horseback riding trip is for lovers of virgin nature and horses. It is interesting tour lead in the footsteps of shepherds, where you can see the large pastures and nomadic life. Riding takes  no more than 5 hours a day.  Horse riding skills are welcome.


Accommodation in any Yurt Inn is usually 5-6 persons of the same gender in a yurt.

1st Day. Bishkek – Kochkor village

Transfer from Bishkek to Kochkor village. Dinner and overnight in CBT home stay.

2nd Day. Kochkor village – Kilemche jailoo

After breakfast transfer to the start point of horseback riding tour, at the Kyzart Pass. Start your horseback tour with crossing the Kyzyl-Kiya jailoo, Chaar-Archa Pass (3 061 m) into the Chaar-Archa Valley. Arrive to Kilemche Jailoo.. Dinner and overnight  in  Yurt Inn. Riding time: 5 hours

3rd Day. Kilemche jailoo – Tuz Ashuu

After breakfast continue riding, pass Jalgyz Karagai pass (3400 m), over the Song-Kol Mountains and into the lake’s basin. After lunch at Jaman Echki, follow the lakeshore west to the yurt at Tuz-Ashuu. Dinner and overnight in Yurt of shepherds. Riding time: 5 hours.

4th Day. Tuz Ashuu Tularp- Tash

After breakfast take continue riding  to the west part of the lake along the lake shore. Upon your arrival lunch time to Tulpar- Tash jailoo, after lunchtime for rest and participating to shepherd’s everyday life. Dinner and overnight in Tulpar-Tash yurt. Riding time is 4-5 hours.

5th Day.  Tulpar-Tash – Kyz Art Pass

After breakfast at Tulpar-Tash leave SongKol to Kyzart village via Uzbek Pass. The pass opens you spectacular panoramic view to all SongKol valley, ride down to the village, lunch on home stay and transfer to Bishkek

2 persons = USD 860 per person

4 persons = USD 535 per person

6 persons = USD 445 per person

8 persons = USD 385 per person

Price includes the following service:

  • Transfer Bishkek – Kochkor, Kyz-Art – Bishkek by minibus
  • Lodging in Yurt Inns and guest house in Kochkor
  • Meals: according to the program’s scheme
  • Horseback guide, horseman and horses for the tour (from Day 2 to Day 5)

Price does not include

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