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Winter adventure to the Song Kul Lake

The most exciting winter experience in Kyrgyzstan

You will enjoy a real adventure to the Song Kul's lake, and sleep in the only all year around yurt camp. One of the most exciting winter experience you can live with Nomad's Land.

According to your tastes and preferences

This program will be adapted considering your wishes. We can make accent on horseback riding or skiing or snowshoeing, or just hiking.

5 Days Winter tours Kyrgyzstan

  • 1 people: $1,163

  • 2 people: $725

  • 3 people: $617

  • 4 people: $534

  • 5 people: $505

  • 6 people: $485

  • 7 people: $456

  • 8 people: $434

  • Starting from

    $434
    USD

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    Program

    






            Bishkek - Kyzart
    On the road to Kyzart village
    Bishkek - Kyzart

    A day road to Jumgal valley, through the Boom gorge, the Orto Tokoï reservoir, Kochkor and Kyzart pass. 

    (options for this day: visit of Burana tower, walk of 2-3 hours in the Konorchek canyon, to pass by the west shore of Issyk Kul lake, handicraft show in Kochkor, rafting in Chuy or Chong Kemin river 2-3 hours)

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    280 km
    05:00
    






            Kyzart - Kilemche Jailoo
    Horseback riding to Kilemche valley
    Kyzart - Kilemche Jailoo

    After breakfast, we leave Kyzart village to get to Kilemche jailoo (pastureland). We take horses and ride the 20 km long track up to the pastureland. The winter scenery of this valley is stupendous, and there are still many shepherds with their animals on the pasturelands, as some families live there all year round.
    We get accommodated at a shepherd family’s yurt or house and we will have time to get immersed into their daily life. 
     

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    16 km
    04:00
    475 m
    58 m
    






            Kilemche Jailoo - Tuz Ashuu (Song Kul)
    Heading to Song Kul lake
    Kilemche Jailoo - Tuz Ashuu (Song Kul)

    This morning, we take the path to reach the shores of Lake Song Kul. On skis, snowshoes or on horseback, and depending on the snow conditions, you will choose your favorite activity to reach the immense plateau of Lake Song Kul. All morning, we climb to the Tuz Ashuu pass by road, then from the pass, we descend to the shores of the lake, which we follow to reach our winter camp in yurts.

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    13 km
    06:00
    05:00
    05:00
    820 m
    350 m
    






            Tuz Ashuu (Song Kul) - Tuz Ashuu (Song Kul)
    A winter day on the frozen Song Kul's lake
    Tuz Ashuu (Song Kul) - Tuz Ashuu (Song Kul)

    Depending on your wishes, you can enjoy snowshoeing, ski-touring, hiking, horseback riding, snowtubbing or just enjoying this losted yurt camp surrounding by snow.

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    10 km
    04:00
    200 m
    200 m
    






            Tuz Ashuu (Song Kul) - Bishkek
    Skiing in the morning, then drive to Bishkek
    Tuz Ashuu (Song Kul) - Bishkek

    In the morning, you horseride till the pass of Tuz Ashuu, then you will enjoy 6 km downhill skiing till the Kilemche river where your driver will be waiting for you. Drive to Bishkek. Dinner in the town. Installation in our guesthouse.

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    300 km
    05:00
    05:30
    03:00
    04:30
    200 m
    1000 m

    We booked a ride from Almaty (Kazakhstan) to Karakol (Kyrgyzstan). This cross border trip is beautiful, and you cross many mountains. It is quite long, and we were riding in a regular sedan. It isn't anything fancy, but it does the trick! Our driver only spoke Russian, but he was very kind and helpful even though we didn't speak much Russian. We stopped for food in a town along the way. We also stopped at Charyn canyon for a few hours. This is a bumpy ride. The road isn't great, and it is slow going at times. The road wasn't paved and had lots of potholes. As long as you don't expect anything fancy, you'll be fine.

    Claire

    Perfect organization of a 4-day trek on horseback at Lake Son Koul! Guide and family where we stayed at the top! It makes you want to come back

    Nicolas

    On your way

    Info

    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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