Hiking and Riding Tour in Kyrgyzstan - 12 Days

Hiking and Riding Tour in Kyrgyzstan: The Fascinating Fusion of Nature and Culture

Kyrgyzstan, a gem in Central Asia, entices adventurers with breathtaking landscapes and a rich nomadic culture. A hiking and riding tour in Kyrgyzstan offers a unique experience for nature enthusiasts and travelers eager to discover authentic nomadic life.

The hiking and riding tour in Kyrgyzstan often begins in the majestic Tian Shan region, a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Here, endless mountain ranges, turquoise lakes, and lush valleys create an impressive backdrop for unforgettable experiences.

During this adventure journey, participants experience the true meaning of freedom and boundlessness. The hikes lead through untouched landscapes, past fragrant flower meadows and shady forests, while horse riding allows travelers to explore the expanses of the steppes, accompanied by the gentle sound of hooves on the grass.

The hiking and riding tour in Kyrgyzstan not only presents physical challenges but also opens a window to a unique nomadic culture. Travelers have the opportunity to stay in yurts with local shepherds and experience the hospitality of the Kyrgyz people firsthand. This cultural exchange creates unforgettable memories and connects travelers with the warm population of Kyrgyzstan.

During the hikes and riding tours, participants traverse traditional villages where time seems to stand still. Here, they experience the craftsmanship of the locals, sample local delicacies, and are inspired by the stories of the residents. The diversity of Kyrgyz culture becomes vivid and tangible.

The majestic horses of Kyrgyzstan become loyal companions on this journey. These robust animals are perfectly adapted to the harsh conditions of the mountains and steppes, safely carrying travelers to the most remote places that would be unreachable for regular hikes.

The hiking and riding tour in Kyrgyzstan also allows the exploration of remote mountain lakes, such as the breathtaking Song-Kul. Here, the surrounding peaks are reflected in the clear water, and the peaceful atmosphere invites moments of tranquility and contemplation.

In addition to the impressive nature, hikers and riders encounter the rich wildlife of the region during their journey through Kyrgyzstan. Eagles soar majestically in the sky, while curious marmots peek out from their burrows. These encounters add an extra dimension to the journey, fostering a deeper understanding of the ecological diversity of the region.

Overall, the hiking and riding tour in Kyrgyzstan is a unique opportunity to connect the beauty of nature with the rich nomadic culture. Each step and gallop brings travelers closer to the soul of this fascinating country. The hiking and riding tour in Kyrgyzstan becomes an unforgettable expedition that enriches not only the body but also the senses and the soul. Discover the wonders of Kyrgyzstan on this extraordinary journey that satisfies both wanderlust and cultural curiosity.

Highlights of hiking and riding tour in Kyrgyzstan:

  • Burana Tower – was built in the 11th century by the Qarakhanids!
  • Stone warrior Balbal – statue for brave warriors 7th century
  • Issyk-Kul Lake – the second largest mountain lake in the world!
  • Petroglyphs – 2500 years old rock paintings!
  • Karakol city – city with the famous Orthodox Church and Dungan Mosque!
  • Dscheti Oguz – the canyon of red rocks and the nomadic settlement!
  • Eagle Hunter – the Kyrgyz family that still continues the old tradition!
  • Nomads – you will meet the nomadic family!
  • Yurts – yurt overnight stay with the nomad family!
  • Asian bazaar – traditional oriental bazaar!
  • Food – Kyrgyz delicacies!
  • The city tour in the capital – city tour in Bishkek!
  • Kumys drink – “milk wine”, naturally fermented mare milk!
  • Mountains, mountains, mountains – breathtaking nature is waiting for you!

Day 1: Day of arrival

Day 2: Bishkek – Burana Tower – Tamga

Day 3: Tamga – Barskoon – Dunguromo Gorge

Day 4: Dunguromo Gorge – Jashil Kol Lake – Dzhukuu Gorge

Day 5: Dzhukuu Gorge – Ashu Kashka Suu

Day 6: Ashu Kashka Suu – Jukuchak Gorge

Day 7: Jukuchak gorge – Kichi Kyzyl Suu

Day 8: Kichi Kyzyl Suu – Jili Suu

Day 9: Chon Kyzyl Suu gorge – Jeti Oguz

Day 10: Jeti Oguz – Cholpon Ata

Day 11: Cholpon Ata – Bishkek

Day 12: Early morning transfer to the airport and departure

Day 1
Day of arrival (-/L/D)

Arrival in Bishkek, transfer to the hotel. After a short rest our City Tour begins. Visiting of Victory Square, Oak Park with stone sculptures, Old Square, The House of Parliament, Main Ala Too Square, White House, Manas Hero Square, City Hall and many other interesting places.

Day 2
Bishkek - Burana Tower - Tamga (B/-/D)

After breakfast we drive to Tamga. On the way to Tamga we visit Burana Tower. It was built in the 11th century. There was a flourishing town on the Great Silk Road, where the Stone Warriors – Balbals can be found today. After this Burana Tower excursion we drive to the Issyk Kul Lake! Issyk Kul is the largest mountain lake in Central Asia and the second largest mountain lake in the world! It is 180 km long and 60 km wide! Issyk Kul has clear blue Water and is surrounded by high Tien Shan Mountains! You can swim in the lake or relax by the lake! The water temperature in summer is 22-23 degrees. We drive on and on the way we visit the hunter family with eagle! There are still some people in villages who continue this old tradition. Dinner and overnight stay with a Kyrgyz family in the village of Tamga (drive: 330 km).

Day 3
Tamga - Barskoon - Dunguromo Gorge (B/L/D)

After breakfast we hike to Barskoon Gorge ( 2 hours ). From this point the first part of our riding tour will start. The length of this gorge is more than 30 km. Along the gorge there is the path that connects the Issyk Kul Valley with the Inner and Central Valleys of Tien Shan. Right at the beginning the slopes of the gorge are covered with steppe flora and rare bushes. Then the fir forest grows (along the way we can see an interesting mixture of fir trees and various colorful shrubs of barberry, rowanberry, sea buckthorn, currant, raspberry, rose hip and a beautiful waterfall). We will have a riding day with Mountain Landscapes, Exciting Climbs and Descents. The Dunguromo Pass is 3736 meters above sea level. We climb up into the Mountains and visit many small Mountain Lakes. The riding tour takes about 6 hours. Dinner and overnight stay in the tents.

Day 4
Dunguromo Gorge - Jashil Kol Lake - Dzhukuu Gorge (B/L/D)

After breakfast we start our riding tour and cross the Dzhukuu Pass (3512 m) with breathtaking scenery. At the top of the Pass we have a Picnic Break and enjoy the amazing Views. We visit the Jashil Kul Lake, which is hidden in the rocky Mountains! The Nomadic Families come to these Mountains with their cattle in Summer times and change their place every week to find fresher grass for their cattle. We visit a Nomadic Family and learn about their way of life. During the day we ride through the amazing Landscapes of the impressive Mountains and Gorges. Dinner and overnight stay in the Tents.

Day 5
Dzhukuu Gorge - Ashu Kashka Suu (B/L/D)

Breakfast in the Tents. This day is dedicated to the horseback riding tour from Dzhukuu Gorge to Ashu Kashka Suu Gorge. The path will lead us through high Mountains covered with Fir and Juniper Trees. Because of its beauty, Fir Trees are called the queens of Tien Shan and Juniper Trees count as sacred Trees for Nomads (Junipers live more than 2000 years and people believe it is the tree of life and rebirth). Our riding tour takes place in Central Tien Shan, along the ridge Terskey (Tien Shan is the Chinese name. The Kyrgyz name is Tenir Too – Heavenly Mountain). Dinner and overnight stay in the Tents.

Day 6
Ashu Kashka Suu - Jukuchak Gorge (B/L/D)

Breakfast in the Tents. Today we ride through the Gorge along to Jukuchak Gorge. In the afternoon we visit another Nomadic Family in the Yurt. In the late afternoon we come to the hay spring water and depending on your wishes you can go swimming. The riding tour takes about 6-7 hours. We spend the night at 2250 m altitude. Overnight stay in the tents.

Day 7
Jukuchak gorge - Kichi Kyzyl Suu (B/L/D)

After breakfast we start our riding tour to the Promontory of Orto Bulak. After the crossing we reach the Gorge of Kichi Kyzyl Suu. The Mountain Pass is 2543 meters above sea level and a fantastic View awaits us! Overnight stay in the Tents.

Day 8
Kichi Kyzyl Suu - Jili Suu (B/L/D)

Early in the morning after breakfast we continue our tour to the Chon Kyzyl Suu Gorge. On the way we meet the nomadic families, so there is the possibility to have our lunch picnic with a nomadic family. In the afternoon we return to our tent camp and there is the possibility to relax in the hot spring water “Jili Suu” after the riding tour. Dinner at the campfire and overnight stay in the Tents.

Day 9
Chon Kyzyl Suu gorge - Jeti Oguz (B/L/D)

Breakfast in the Tents. Today we continue our riding tour towards the Jeti Oguz Gorge. To reach this Gorge we have to cross a Mountain River and the Pass Trail “Kok Dzhayyk” (2751 m). In the evening we eat traditional Kyrgyz food with a nomadic family and spend the night in the Yurt.

Day 10
Jeti Oguz - Cholpon Ata (B/L/D)

After breakfast in the Yurt we visit the Red Rocks “Jeti Oguz” (Seven Oxen). Our guide will tell you fascinating Legends about these Rocks. Afterwards we continue our journey to Karakul. The city of Karakul was built in the Russian Empire and the main sights are the Russian Orthodox Church and the Dungan Mosque. In the late afternoon we continue to Cholpon-Ata. Dinner at a local Restaurant and overnight at the hotel.

Day 11
Cholpon Ata - Bishkek (B/L/D)

After breakfast we visit Petroglyphs (rock paintings) near Cholpon Ata. The Petroglyphs are estimated to be over 2000 years old and were most likely drawn by a Shaman. In the afternoon we drive on to Bishkek. Dinner at a local Restaurant and overnight stay in a 3-star hotel.

Day 12
Early morning transfer to the airport and departure (-/-/-)

Service includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • Transport for all transfers and excursions
  • Double room accommodation in hotels, guesthouses and home stays
  • Four-five people accommodation in a Jurte
  • Three time meals and mineral water during the tour
  • Full-time service of your English speaking guide-interpreter
  • Double Zelts, mats and kitchen equipment
  • Personal for trek (mountain guide, porters, cook)
  • Entry fees to museums
  • No extra charge after confirmation

Service does not include:

  • Personal expenses & special services at the hotel.
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance of any kind.
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary

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Hiking and Riding Tour in Kyrgyzstan
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5 Adults USD 7,500
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Trip Facts

  • $ 120,- (only in Hotel)
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • TT0051
  • 4 - 12
  • Difficult
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Bishkek
  • Bishkek