On the footsteps of Song Kul's nomads

Discover the magnificent Song Kul Lake, perched at more than 3000 meters above sea level. This is the heart of nomadic life in Kyrgyzstan.

3 days at Song Kul's lake for horseback riding's lovers

During this trip you will meet nomadic people on short of Song Kul lake and get acquaintance with their culture and traditions.

3 DaysAdventure toursKyrgyzstan

  • 1 people: $733

  • 2 people: $440

  • 3 people: $342

  • 4 people: $293

  • 5 people: $264

  • 6 people: $245

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                                Bishkek - Tuz Ashuu (Song Kul)
    On the road to Kilemche and horseback riding to the Song Kul lake
    Bishkek - Tuz Ashuu (Song Kul)

    In the early morning, we'll meet our guide in Bishkek and begin our journey westward. Passing through the vibrant Boom Canyon, we'll traverse southward via the Kubakö Pass, reaching an elevation of 2080 meters and enjoying panoramic view of the Orto Tokoi reservoir. Our next stop is Kochkor, where we'll visit the handicraft women's association before continuing our journey through the Kyzart Pass. Descending into the lush Jumgal Valley, we'll arrive at the Kilemche jailoo for a leisurely lunch. Afterward, we'll embark on a horseback ride, crossing the Jalgyz Karagay Pass at an altitude of 3437 meters along a steep nomadic trail leading to Song Kul Lake. Finally, we'll descend to the Tuz Ashuu jailoo, situated on the shores of the magnificent Song Kul Lake, where nomads gather during the summer months. We'll spend the night and enjoy dinner in a traditional yurt.

    The only all year around open yurt camp at Song Kul's lake
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    300 km
    1060 m
    600 m
                                Tuz Ashuu (Song Kul) - Tulpar Tash (Song Kul)
    Horseback riding on the shore of Lake Song Kul to the pastures of Tulpar Tash
    Tuz Ashuu (Song Kul) - Tulpar Tash (Song Kul)

    After breakfast riding to Tulpar Tash on the our beautiful lake Son Kul, situated at 3016m above sea level. End of the afternoon, we arrive to yurt camp and spend the night and dinner in yurt.   

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    15 km
    100 m
    100 m
                                Tulpar Tash (Song Kul) - Bishkek
    Horseback riding to village Jumgal and on the road to Bishkek
    Tulpar Tash (Song Kul) - Bishkek

    Following breakfast, we set out from the shores of Song Kul Lake, embarking on a horseback ride to traverse the Uzbek Pass, boasting an elevation of 3450 meters. From this vantage point, we're treated to sweeping panoramic vistas of Song Kul Lake and the picturesque Jumgal Valley below. Descending, we journey to the village of Kyzart, passing numerous yurt camps nestled amidst the mountainside. After a satisfying lunch, we commence our journey back to Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, traversing the scenic Boom Canyon. By late afternoon, we arrive back in Bishkek, concluding our memorable adventure.

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    280 km
    450 m
    1340 m

    Covered from the arrival of the plane until return to the airport 13 days later ... Ski touring stay between 2000m and 4500m with good interludes: Visit of a craftsman working in the manufacture of Yurts , eagle hunting, horse riding and walking, hot spring baths..., top guide and logistics for a reasonable price!


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    What is included

    • All transportation in a private vehicle

    • All airport transfers

    • Accommodation as described in the program

    • Meals (3 per day)

    • Bottled water (when possible) & tea

    • English-speaking trekking guide

    • Horses with local saddles

    • Pack horses with saddle bags & horsemen

    • Camping & cooking equipment (tents, mats, gas, stove, etc)

    • All the activities listed in the program

    • Entry fees at national parks and/or border zones listed in the program

    • Entry fees at museums and historical sites listed in the program

    • Domestic flights mentioned in the program

    • A contribution to our sustainable development projects

    • Organisation of the trip & local taxes

    What is not included

    • International flights

    • International banking fees (PayPal, ...)

    • Travel & repatriation insurance

    • Visas / LOI (if applicable)

    • Alcoholic and soft drinks

    • Personal expenses

    • Personal equipment (sleeping bag, headlight, personal medication, etc)

    • Additional costs due to unexpected personal events (health, loss of luggage, ...)

    • Tips for guide & driver (always optional, always appreciated)

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