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Song Kol Lake 2-Day/1-Night Horse Riding Trip

If your time is limited in Krygyzstan and you still want to experience the beautiful Kyrgyz countryside by horseback on a budget, this 2-day tour to Song Kol lake will be ideal for you.

Kyrgyz landscape (Song Kol)Horse riding to Song Kol lake and the high mountain pastures are one of the most popular things to do from Bishkek.

Riding a horse Kyrgyz style is a unique experience. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or experienced horse rider, you’re sure to get fantastic memories out of this trip. Don’t worry if you’ve never ridden a horse before, our guides will explain exactly how to saddle, mount, ride and even gallop in the Kyrgyz jailoos (summer pastures). 

With this 2-day tour, you’ll get a taste of the nomadic life in rural Kyrgysztan and have the opportunity to stay in a traditional Kyrgyz yurt, meet the welcoming semi-nomadic families and herdsmen who live in the mountains at 3,000m above sea level. 

Horses at Song Kol

Watch farmers milk mares, drink some mare’s milk, try to spot some of the many species of birds who live in the area, and soak in the fresh air and the breath-taking views of the sun setting over Song Kol lake. Don’t forget to bring a tripod with you to snap some pictures of the beautiful starry sky at night with the mountains and the lake in the background. 

 

Itinerary:

Day 1: Bishkek to Kyzart by bus. Have lunch in Kyzart before horse riding for 3 hours to Song Kol. Enjoy a traditional dinner and stay the night in a yurt.

Day 2: Song Kol to Kyzart, horse ride for 5 hours. Lunch in Kyzart. Bus back to Bishkek.

Included:

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

Not included:

  • Transport (around 400 som by marshrutka/bus one way – #514) / private transfer from Bishkek to Kyzart is $50 per car.
  • English-speaking horse guide is $10 extra per day per group.

Duration: 2 days and 1 night.

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: 1 night in a yurt, 2 lunches, 1 dinner and 1 breakfast.

Prices for the 2-day Horseback riding tour

  • 1 person: 7,700 som
  • 2 people: 11,000 som
  • 3 people: 15,300 som
  • 4 people: 22,000 som

To book this tour please contact us:

Email: applehostelkg@gmail.com
Phone number / WhatsApp: +996 553 280 881

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Daytrip: Ala-Archa National Park

The valley of Ala-Archa river is one the most picturesque sights of Bishkek surroundings. Here, in the narrow valley of ordinary small river you may see a concentration of wonderful, stunning landscapes, waterfalls and amazing rocks. Here is unexpectedly rich flora and fauna, so that many people suppose this region to be a symbol of Kyrgyz ridge (Ala-Too).

The Ala-Archa gorge is located in a central part of Kyrgyz ridge in 30 km to the south of Bishkek. Its length is over 35 km. It is the huge gorge among all gorges of the Kyrgyz ridge. Ala-Archa is translaced from Kyrgyz language as varicolored archa. Archa is local name of juniper. The gorge got its name because of numerous bushes of archa, covering the slopes. Because there is a great diversity of archa in the gorge, of different colors and shapes, it gives a feeling chat the gorge is varicolored.

*If you have a problem with high altitude please bring your own medicine.


To book this tour please contact us:

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

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Song Kol Lake 3-Day/2-Night Horse Riding Trip

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 begging for more breathtaking views?

This 3-day 2-night horse riding trip to the alpine lake of Song Kol is perfect for you!

Horse riding around Song Kol lake and the high mountain pastures is one of the top activities to do from Bishkek. Stay in a traditional Kyrgyz yurt, meet the friendly semi-nomadic families and herdsmen who live in the mountains at 3,000m above sea level. 

Riding a horse Kyrgyz style is a unique experience. Beginner or experienced horse rider, you’re sure to get fantastic memories out of this trip. Don’t worry if you’ve never ridden a horse before, our guides will explain exactly how to saddle, mount, ride and even gallop in the Kyrgyz jailoos (summer pastures). 

Get a taste of the nomadic life in rural Kyrgysztan! Watch farmers milk mares, drink some mare’s milk, try to spot some of the many species of birds who live in the area, and soak in the fresh air and the absolutely gorgeous views of the sun setting over the Song Kol Lake. Don’t forget to bring a tripod with you to snap some pictures of the beautiful starry sky at night with the mountains and the lake in the background. 

Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Bishkek to Kyzart by bus. Have lunch in Kyzart before getting on your horse. Horse riding or 3 hours. Dinner & night with shepherds in a yurt.
  • Day 2: Kyzart to Song Kol by horse. Horse riding for 3 hours. Dinner & night in a yurt camp.
  • Day 3: Song Kol to Kyzart by horse. Horse riding for around 5 hours. Lunch in Kyzart. Bus back to Bishkek.

Included:

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

Not included:

  • Transport (around 400 som by marshrutka/bus one way – #514) / private transfer from Bishkek to Kyzart is $50 per car.
  • English speaking horse guide is $10 extra per day per group.

Duration: 3 days and 2 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  (however available throughout the year including winter)

Accommodation & meals: 2 nights in a yurt, 3 lunches, 2 dinners and 2 breakfasts.

Prices for the 3-day Horseback riding tour

  • 1 person: 11,900 som
  • 2 people: 17,200 som
  • 3 people: 22,500 som
  • 4 people: 34,400 som

3-day hiking tour to Song Kol with the same itinerary would cost: 

  • 1 person: 8,900 som
  • 2 people: 11,800 som
  • 3 people: 14,700 som

To book this tour please contact us:

E-mail: applehostelkg@gmail.com
Phone num / Wats app: +996 553 280 881
Social media: Facebook | Instagram