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Song Kol Lake 4-day 3-night Horse Riding Tour

Are you looking for an adventure in the spectacular Kyrgyz countryside that is affordable, a bit challenging but not too physical and that will leave you wanting for more breathtaking views?

This 4-day 3-night horse riding trip to the alpine lake of Song Kol is perfect for you then.

Compared to a 3-day horse riding tour, this is a more relaxed itinerary with several hours horse riding day. Suitable for beginners and families with kids.

Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Arrival to Kyzart. Lunch. Start horse riding to Kilemche (3- 3.5 hours on a horse). Dinner & overnight with the shepherds
  • Day 2: Kilemche – Song Kol. Lunch/dinner & overnight in a yurt camp ( 3- 3.5 hours on a horse)
  • Day 3: Song Kol (Tuz Ashuu)  –  Song Kol (Kyrjol) – Lunch/dinner & overnight in a yurt camp (2 -3 hours on a horse)
  • Day 4: Song Kol – Kyzart (3-4 hours on a horse). Lunch. Farewell to the horse guide. Depart Kyzart. 

 

  • Included:
    • Horse rental.
    • Horse guide (with limited English).
    • Helmet for horse riding.
    • Meals.
    • Accommodation.

     

  • Not included:
    • Transport (around 400 soms by Marshrutka/bus one way (Bus number #514) / private transfer from Bishkek to Kyzart is $50 per car.
    • English speaking horse guide is $10 extra per day per group.
       

    Duration: 4 days and 3 nights

    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 September (This is a summer only tour).

    Accommodation & meals: 3 nights in a yurt, 4 lunches, 3 dinners and 3 breakfasts.

    Prices

    • 1 person: 16,200 som
    • 2 people: 23,600 som
    • 3 people: 31,000 som
    • 4 people: 47,200 som

     


    To book this tour please contact us:

    Email: applehostelkg@gmail.com
    Phone number / WhatsApp: +996 553 280 881
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An amazing Day Trip to Belogorka Waterfall

Belogorka Waterfall is the highest waterfall in the area standing at an impressive 60m high and 2100m above sea level. Belogorka is located 80km south-west of Bishkek and is settled in the beautiful Sokuluk gorge in the northern Tien Shan area.

The gorge is at its most picturesque during spring and summer when the mountain slopes are covered in flowers and greenery. A trip to the gorge allows for a perfect view of the striking ‘Black Finger’ mountain, named for its dark and pointed appearance. The end of the road in the gorge opens up an impressive panorama of the waterfall falling from a great height, almost vertical rocks and a magnificent peak Black spire, remarkable for its unusual shape.

To book this tour please contact us:

Phone number / 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  

Prices: 

  • 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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Osh Bazaar Food Tour

Get amongst the local Kyrgyz people and discover Osh Bazaar! It is Bishkek’s busiest bazaars full of local and fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, bread, pastries, dried fruits and much more.

On this Osh Bazaar Food Tour, you have opportunities to try a number of famous Kyrgyz snacks, including kurut, various milks and wheat drinks, as well as Kyrgyz tobacco! All included within the tour which culminates with lunch, starting from Apple Hostel.

This tour is a great introduction to Kyrgyz culture and life of ordinary Bishkek citizens.

Duration: 2-3 hours | Price: 1000 som per person


To book the Osh Bazaar Food Tour please contact us:

E-mail: applehostelkg@gmail.com
Phone number / WhatsApp: +996 553 280 881

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Bishkek Bike Tour

Join us for a tour of Bishkek by bike! Ride the city in style and see the major sights, including the Philharmonia, the Orthodox Slavic Church, Oak & Panfilov Parks, Ala-too Square, the Gallery of Arts, Circus, and Victory Square. After the tour, feel free to continue exploring the city by bike! 

Duration: 2-3 hours

Price: 1,000 som per person – Includes bike and quide


To book this tour please contact us:

E-mail: applehostelkg@gmail.com
Phone number / WhatsApp: +996 553 280 881

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Bishkek City Tour

“Stirrer for whipping kumys” – so translated Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. The Kyrgyz call their city “green” not only because of the abundance of ancient oaks and poplars, a thick shadow shading the busy boulevards, but also because of the soaring young spirit and optimism of the Kyrgyz capital.

Come join us for a free tip-based tour of Bishkek! Learn about the history of the city and visit its significant sights, including:

  • the Philharmonia;
  • Panfilov Park;
  • Oak Park;
  • Ala-Too Square;
  • the Gallery of Arts;
  • the White House;
  • the Lenin Statue;
  • and Victory Square!

Duration: 3-4 hours


To find out more information / book a tour, please contact us:

E-mail: applehostelkg@gmail.com
Phone number / WhatsApp: +996 553 280 881

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5 Day Sary-Chelek National Park Tour

Located in the Jalal-Adad region, Sary-Chelek spans an area of 240 km² and is the perfect location for a longer expedition. The reserve contains 7 lakes with an abundance of wild life and vegetation, with innumerable possibilities to explore the surrounding areas. 

Itinerary for 5 days horseriding/trekking tour:

Day 1: Arrival to Arkyt village. Dinner & overnight in a guesthouse.

Day 2: Arkyt village – Sary chelek lake. Camping. 

Day 3: Reacg Kara Kamysh lake via Makmal pass. Camping

Day 4: Reach Iiri kol via Kotormo pass. Camping

Day 5: Baka lake, camping. 

Day 6: Trek back to Arkyt village. Dinner & overnight in a guesthouse.

Day 7: Departure

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 September 

Prices: 5 day horse trek 

  • 1 person: 45,500 som 
  • 2 people: 59,500 som for 2 people
  • 3 people: 78m500 som for 3 people

Price includes : 2 nights stay in a guesthouse with dinner, meals during the trek, horses, horse guide, entrance fee to the park, tent set up fee, and camping equipment. Horse guide is non-English speaking.

Prices: 5 day trekking on foot (around 15 km per day)

  • 1 person: 35500 som
  • 2 ppl: 44500 som 
  • 3 ppl: 53500 som 

Price includes : 2 nights stay in a guesthouse with dinner, meals during the trek, horse-porter, trekking guide, entrance fee to the park, tent set up fee, and camping equipment. Trekking guide is non english speaking.

* transportation not included (marshrutka to Kerben. Get off at Kara Jygach and hitchhike to Arkyt)


To book this tour please contact us:

E-mail: applehostelkg@gmail.com
Phone number / WhatsApp: +996 553 280 881

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