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Cultural and National Show in Talas

Local people in Talas would like to formally invite you to our Cultural and National Show in Talas held at Kyzyl Moinok Jailoo.

Visitors will experience a true nomadic experience at the traditional Kyrgyz Jailoo!

Kok Boru Kyrgyz Traditional Games Festival - Trio of horse riders

Programme dates

Sunday 2nd May
Sunday 21st June
Sunday 12th July
Sunday 2nd August
Sunday 23rd August
Sunday 13th September


10:00 to 11:00:
Opening of the festival will start by Kyrgyz traditional games: Arkan Tartysh, Ak terek – Kok terek, Chukoo, Joluk salmai, Kurosh.

11:00 to 12:00:
Cooking master class of Boorsok, Kyrgyz fried bread and Vegetarian Plov, Kyrgyz rice dish.

12:00 to 13:00:

13:00 to 15:00:
Local horse games will begin with Ulak Tartysh, played with a goat carcass. After the game, visitors will be invited to take part in the game paired up with locals. The goat game will be followed by Kyz Kuumai, a horse chasing game. After showcase of the game, visitors will get a chance to participate as well. Tyin Engmei and Er Engish, wrestling on the horse, will complete the horse games.

15:00 to 16:00:
Eagle hunting show.


1,500 som per person.

Includes ticket to the festival and cooking master class participation (lunch).

Note: Costs do not include transport to and from Talas.

To book a ticket to this festival, please contact Apple Hostel on WhatsApp:

+996 553 280 881

6-day Horse Riding from Talas to Sary Chelek National Park

Have an adventure of a lifetime in a week long horse riding from a rural village in Talas region, the least tourism developed area via the mountain passes to Sary Chelek National Park. It is one of the parks with the hardest accessibility for travellers.

Are you up to the challenge?

The highest point in the tour is 3600 m, the lowest point is at 1200m.  Around 6 -8 hours of horse riding every day in the tour with breaks for lunch and enjoying pristine nature.

Level of difficulty: Medium.
Prior experience in horseriding for this tour is recommended. 

The itinerary for the tour is:

Day 1: Arrive to Talas. Dinner & overnight in a homestay. 

Day 2: Transfer to the Start from Besh Kol valley and reach Chiim Tash valley. Camping. 

Day 3: Chiim Tash to Kara Kulja valley.  Camping.

Day 4: Kara Kulja to Korumdu valley. Camping 

Day 5: Korumdu Valley to Kashka Suu valley.  Camping 

Day 6: Kashka suu to Iirii Kol lake. Camping 

Day 7: Iiri kol lake to Arkyt village. Dinner & overnight in a guesthouse.

Day 8: Departure, going back to Bishkek.

Requirements: trekking boots/gaiters, weatherproof warm clothes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, rain coat and warm clothes – it gets really cold at night!

Best season: Mid-June – Mid-August  


  • 4 people: 42,000 som per person 
  • 5 people: 40,000 som per person
  • 6 people:  38,000 som per person 

Price includes :
2 nights stay in a guesthouse & dinner, guide, horse guide, cook, horse porters, meals during the trek, entrance fee to the park, tent set up fee, and camping equipment. 

To book this tour please contact us:

Email: applehostelkg@gmail.com
Phone num / Wats app: +996 553 280 881
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