A loop following Scythian's kurgans
Two days of easy ride on sand and dirty roads from the village of Kyzyl Suu, chef-lieu of the Jeti Oguz district, to Issyk Kul lake and back. On the way, we can observe kurgans, which are still keeping their secrets. But the spot of this program is the sandy and wild beaches of Kyzyl Suu and the hot sources.
Discover the wild beaches and the hot sources of Kyzyl Suu
This short discovery on horseback is carried out with a community of families from the region and is part of our eco-tourism development. This loop can be done all year round.
Departure from Shakir's guesthouse through Kyzyl-Suu village. After the village we follow a small route along the Chong Kyzyl Suu River. On our way we see several Kurgans from former times. After that, we will arrive at the biggest bay of Issyk Kul Lake. We will ride a bit along the shores of the Lake and have Lunch there.In the afternoon we will continue to ride along the shore of Issyk Kul Lake until we reach the Natali resort. There we will spend the night.
We will ride from Natali Resort back to Kyzyl-Suu village. On our way through the fields, we see some smaller Lakes.Lunch – picnic somewhere on the way.
Super team ! I did the transhumance trip in May 2019 and highly recommend it! Also did 2 days ski touring and it was awesome! The guide was excellent!
Nomad's land organized a horseback riding trip to accompany Kyrgyz shepherds transhumance to the grasslands. It was a wonderful experience to live with the shepherds and their families and lead the flocks of sheep, goats, cows and horses to their summer camp. It was a great way to get to know these local families a little better, and it was made possible thanks to the long-term relationship and trust built between Nomad's Land agents and these shepherds for more usual tours taking travelers the the mountains. Our guide Fabien knows the region by heart and it was fascinating to see how he can place on his very little scale map all the landscapes and mountains range and summits we could see, as well as the grasslands that we were crossing, even when there was almost no road or track ! Fluent in French, English and Russian, his Kyrgyz language abilities are also growing day by day, making him our interpret every day and making the discussions with the families so much richer and interesting. Katja, another guide who accompanied the more experienced riders, astonished me with her knowledge of Kyrgyz language and about the horses culture in Kyrgyzstan. I totally recommend Nomad's Land and I would love to come back. All trips are special and their memories dear to me, but for sure this trip was extremely beautiful and special, as well as very well organized.
On your way
Kyzyl Suu village KG
The chief-town of the district of Jeti Oguz, one of the largest district of Kyrgyzstan. With 5000 inhabitants it is a quite big village. Kyzyl Suu is situated 10 km away from Issyk-Kul-Lake. On the other side of the village are the Tien-Shan-Mountains. The village itself is a typical Kyrgyz village. You can go and enjoy the little bazaar or have a look at the mosque, as well as the old church. On Sundays, there is an interesting animal market. In the village you have everything you need. There are a few little stores, as well as a park. From this village you can start to different treks on foot or by horse. Other curiosities are : the quite near beach, hot springs and a sanatorium.
Bay of Kyzyl Suu KG
The largest bay of the Issyk Kul lake. There are also few hot springs and wild sandy beaches.