Following adventurers of the Great Silk Road
Horseback Tour: 12 days including 10 days horse riding
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 animals for nomads from the ancient times. During this trip you will meet nomadic people and get acquaintance with their culture and traditions.
Day 1 Bishkek – Pakrovka: Transfer to guesthouse in order to take shower and have breakfast. In the morning sightseeing tour of the capital of Kyrgyzstan. After lunch setting off for Pakrovka village where we will be met by a nice Russian family. Dinner and taking a real Russian sauna. Homestay in a family.
Day 2 Pakrovka – Djoukkou: After big breakfast we will get our horses and leave the village for Djoukkou valley. We will get to the kingdom of green mountains, red rocks, steep cliffs. Stop en route for picnic. Getting to Djoukkou valley, where we will camp. Overnight in a tent.
Day 3 Djoukkou –Syrty (alt. more than 3500 m): After leaving the camp we will ride over Djoukkou pass (alt. 3600m) and join an old herdsman. We will enjoy a wonderful view of the Kyrgyz Syrty. Overnight in a tent.
Day 4 Kumtor Valley: Descending to Kumtor valley. We will see a goldmine and as well as big Ak-Shirak mountnain ridge. Overnight in a tent.
Day 5 Ak-Bel Pass: Crossing Ak-Shirak (white banks) Ridge and Ak-Bel (white collar) Pass. Among the traces of hunters and gold diggers we find the traces of caravans. Overnight in a tent.
Day 6 Ishtiik: We continue our way to a caravanserai of Ishtik. We will ride over a small Ishtik pass and come back to our camp. Free time in the afternoon. Sauna in the evening. Overnight in a tent.
Day 7 Ichtik – Toez: In the morning we will ride in the direction of the Chinese border. We will have a wonderful view on the ridge on the border with China. Coming back to the Ishtik river and enter Toez Canyon to get to a small farm. Overnight in a tent.
Day 8 Toez – Ush Koshkon: We will ride along the bank of Ak-Shirak canal and get to the village of Ush Koshkon. Overnight in a tent.
Day 9 Ush Koshkon – Ak-Shirak: We will arrive in Ak-Shirak, a small town lost in the heart of the Tien-Shan. Visiting a yurt camp. We will see herdsman and yaks. Overnight in a tent.
Day 10 Ak Shirak – Kara-Sai: We leave our horses and set off for a place amidst the Syrty- Kara-Sai. Overnight in a yurt.
Day 11 Kara Sai – Pakrovka : Transfer to the Issyk-Kul Lake. Coming over Soeyeuk Pass (4021m), Barskoon Pass. We will stay for a night in a villager’s house in Pakrovka.
Day 12 Pakrovka – Bishkek: Arrival in Bishkek. City tour. We will have and opportunity to go shopping. Walk around the city. Overnight at the hotel or in a family.
FOLLOWING SERVICES ARE INCLUDED:
- Meeting at airport
- Transport (vehicle and driver)
- Guide service
- Accommodation (hotel, guesthouse, homestay, tents)
- Rent of horses
- Horse navifator
- Admission to museums
- Admission to national parks
- Travel insurance
- Air tickets and taxes
- Visa support
- Alcohol and water
- Additional services
Quote for the tour will be provide upon request and will depend on number of people in the group, hotel preferences (2,3,4,5 *), room types (single, twin…) and other factors. Rough quotes given below.
For detailed itinerary you can refer to this large Map of Kyrgyzstan
This riding tour is made special for experienced riders. During this tour the average altitude will be 3600 meters above the sea level. The weather conditions can be very severe. We recommend you to have special clothe and equipment to face storm, snow, rain and hail. Nights can be very cold.
Kyrgyz visa can be obtained in the permanent representation of Kyrgyzstan in Europe or at Manas International Airport in Bishkek (2 passport’s photos and 35$ per pax, passport with a validity of minimum 6 months.)
This is a draft program. It can be revised in line with your request and your personal circumstances such as changes in flights, bad weather conditions and other unforeseen events.
Price per person
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