Are you looking for an adventure in the spectacular Kyrgyz mountains? Wanna stay in a traditional Kyrgyz yurt? Meet the friendly semi-nomadic families and herdsmen who live in the mountains at 3,000m above the sea level? Then this tour is for you!
Get a taste of the nomadic life in rural Kyrgyzstan! 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 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.
- Day 1: Bishkek to Kyzart by bus. Have lunch in Kyzart upon arrival. Horseriding for 2-3 hours to Kilemche. Dinner & night with shepherds in a yurt.
- Day 2: Horseriding from Kilemche to Song Kol for 3-4 hours. Dinner & night in a yurt camp.
- Day 3: Horseriding from Song Kol to Kyzart for 5-6 hours. Lunch in Kyzart. Depart back to Bishkek.
- 1 person: 11,900 som
- 2 people: 17,200 som
- 3 people: 22,500 som
- 4 people: 34,400 som
- 5 people: 39,700 som
- 1 person: 19,700 som
- 2 people: 25,900 som
- 3 people: 32,400 som
- 4 people: 45,500 som
- 5 people: 52,000 som
- horse guide
- horse rental
- helmet rental
- Transport (around 400 som by marshrutka/bus one way – #514) / private transfer from Bishkek to Kyzart is $50 per car.
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 (summer season) and Mid September – Mi June (winter season)
Accommodation & meals: 2 nights in a yurt, 3 lunches, 2 dinners and 2 breakfasts.
If your time is limited in Kyrgyzstan and you still want to experience the beautiful Kyrgyz countryside by horseback on a budget, you can shorten this tour to 2 days. Check Song Kol Lake 2-Day Horseriding Tour for details.