Winter Horseback Riding to Song Kul Lake

6 Days
Horseback Riding
Winter Sports


6 days of discovering the frozen treasures of Kyrgyzstan! Join our winter expedition to Kol Tor lake and Son Kul lake. Spend time with Kyrgyz shepherds in winter and experience a once in a life time trip on horseback.

Highlights: Kol Tor Lake, Kilemche farm, Tuz Ashuu, Son Kul lake, nomadic lifestyle, snowshoeing, horse riding ​



D 1 / Manas International Airport - Bishkek

Arrival in the morning at Bishkek international airport. After customs and immigration formalities, transfer (30 min) to the city center. Installation in a guest house for a few hours of rest. Drive to Ala Archa National Park. Colorful ride to the Aksai waterfall; picnic on the spot. Back to Bishkek for a first discovery of the city: the Red Square, the Flag, the Dubovy park and art gallery. Dinner in town and overnight in guest house.

Snowshoeing in Kyrgyzstan

D 2 / Snowshoeing to Koel Toer (Kegeti)

● We leave Bishkek at 7.00 am to Kegety valley.
● We leave the car and start snowshoeing up to Kol Tor Lake. Picnic next to the lake.
● Walk down to Kegeti valley and drive to Kemin village where we’ll 
    sleep in a basic hotel. 

kilemche backcountry song kul region.jpg

D 3 / Horseriding to Kilemche farm

● We leave Kemin in the morning, drive through Boom Gorge and 
   arrival at Kyzart village 
● We leave the cars in Kyzart village.
● After lunch, we go for a full afternoon on horseback to Kilemche 
   farm, where the shepherds live during winter. 

Horseriding in Kilemche

D 4 / Horseriding in Kilemche

● Today is a long horse riding day from Kilemche to Tuz Ashuu 
    pass (3227m) 
● From the pass you can glimpse at Son Kul lake, the frozen pearl 
    of Kyrgyzstan. Picnic on the way 
● Ride back to Kilemche farm. 
● We will have the snowshoes with us, so if you want to do this 
    hike with snowshoes it will be possible and very nice as well. 

Graveyard of Kyzart village

D 5 / Horseriding and returning to Bishkek

● It is time for us to leave Kilemche, we ride back to the village of 
● Lunch in Kyzart or Kochkor on the way back. 
● We drop you at your residence in Bishkek, after this 
   unforgettable trip. 

Manas International Airport

D 6 / Bishkek - Manas International Airport

Depending on your flight time, your guide will join you to the airport and help you check in for your flight.  If your flight is later in the day your guide will show you more places in Bishkek before your flight.

We hope you enjoyed your trip to Kyrgyzstan and we hope you come back again to explore other counties in Central Asia with us. 



  • 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.

Tired of skiing the same resorts and cutting the same lines?

Are you looking for a backcountry adventure where you're able to ski from the doors of your camp?  

Here at Nomad's Land, we have the local knowledge of the best places to ski tour and which aspects are the safest to ski.

On our tours, we love to have a mix of skinning, skiing, horseback riding, snowshoeing and cat skiing in one tour.

In addition, we have some really amazing base camps, ski in ski out Yurts near Karakol, guesthouses at the foot of the mountains in Chong Kemin and Arslanbob, amazing alpine huts in Altyn-Arashan and Chong Kyzyl Suu and even in Suusamyr.

Depending on the wishes of our guests we are able to provide them Kyrgyz, Russian and Swiss Guides or you can bring your own guide with you.

No matter what type of adventure you're looking for, we have the experience and local knowledge to make your trip to Kyrgyzstan unforgettable.



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