Trekking and horseriding to Son Kul lake

4 Days
Horseback Riding


Discover the heart of Kyrgyzstan and of the kyrgyz culture thanks to this 4 days trek through Kilemche Jailoo to Son Kul lake.

A nice program for nature lovers who want to horseride for the first time and leave the possibility to hike when you want.


Horseriding in Kilemche

D 1 / From Bishkek to Kilemche

After breakfast, you will be on the road to reach the high gorge of Kilemche (2500 meter altitude).

You will have lunch along the way in a family house in Kyzart village.

From Kyzart, by car we reach the entrance of the gorge, then hike to Kilemche gorge. Installation in a shepherd's house, and freetime to have short walk around. Dinner and overnight in the shepherd's house.

Kilemche is a gorge situated on the North-East of the Song Kul lake.

This day program can be organised the whole year around, in winter we can hike or snowshoe.

Tuz Ashuu (Song Kul's lake)

D 2 / Horseriding to Song Kul

In the morning we take our horses, we go up gorge Kilemche and returning to Lake Son-Kul. 20 km riding (5 h). Then we cross the pass of Jalgyz-Karagay (3437 m). lunch in yurt jailoo Jaman-Echki. After lunch we go up to the mountain of Ak-Tach for a panoramic view of Lake Son-Kul. Then we descend to the lake Batai-Aral (2h). Dinner and overnight in yurts.

D 3 / Batay Aral (Song Kul) - Batay Aral (Song Kul)

One-day walking on the horses in the Son-Kul. We will discover nomad’s life. We will walk around the yurts and go up high mountains with shepherd... Coming back to the yurts camp. We will spend the night and have a dinner in the yurt.

D 4 / Batay Aral (Song Kul) - Bishkek

In the morning will have some free time. At 10.00 - Transfer by car to Kochkor. Lunch at Kochkor. After lunch, return to Bishkek.



  • Organization of the stay
  • All transfers in vehicle incl. A / R airport
  • French speaking tour guide
  • Full board incl. drinking water
  • Accommodation described in the program
  • Carrying luggage during trekking and horse riding
  • Rent camping equipment (tents, mats, kitchen utensils)
  • All the visits indicated in the program
  • Entry fees at national parks or nature reserves
  • Entry fees at museums mentioned in the program
  • National or regional flights specified in the program
Non Include:
  • Insurance repatriation and CR insurance
  • International airfare and taxes
  • Alcohol or sweetened mineral water
  • Additional services not mentioned in the program
  • Staff costs and rental of personal equipment (ATV, sleeping bag, water bottle, flashlight, etc.)
  • Tips
  • Additional costs due to personal problems (health, loss of luggage, etc.)

Since July 27, 2012, the visa is not any more required for the persons of Swiss, EU, US, Canadian and Japanese nationalities (in total 44 new countries, for more information visit; passport should be with minimum of 6 months validity for period of 60 days maximum. Vaccination is not mandatory.

This is a draft program. It can be changed due to changes of flight schedules, safetely reasons, weather conditions and others imponderable or unforeseen conditions. Only our tour guide is authorized to take the necessary decisions. Prices are calculated daily and are subject to change in case of wide fluctuations in prices or exchange rates.

Though Kyrgyzstan evidenced caravans over 3000 years it is still a young developing country and infrastructure of villages is not at a very high level. Refusing hospitality might be offensive and in order to avoid misunderstanding one had better to read some guidebooks and other books about Kyrgyzstan before getting prepared to visit.

Hope to see you soon.

Nomad’s Land Team

We will help you to follow Marco Polo’s routes over the most beautiful passes of the Great Silk Road. This peculiar adventure will lead you to the land lying amidst the high Tien-Shan Mountains, a big mountain range between China and West. You will cross fast rivers and high mountains thanks to staying power of Kyrgyz horses, the most important animal for nomads from the ancient times.

Nomad Land and its team would like to present a region situated in middle Tian-Shan. Kyrgyzstan, the country of nomads located in the center of Central Asia, offers widely unexplored mountains. Kyrgyz people, who keep the tradition of hospitality, live peacefully inside landscapes of a surprising diversity of landscapes (meadows, deserts and also canyons, high alpine valleys, steppes, lakes in waters turquoise), which makes the country the pearl of Central Asia. In summer as in winter, Nomad Land invites you for the unpublished programs.



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