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Detailed Itinerary

Horse riding medium level

Country: Kyrgyzstan
Duration: 10 days
Level of difficulty:
Best season: middle of June Middle of September
Trip features: overland travel, active tour, culture, nomad's life, horseback riding
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Detailed Itinerary

Meals Accomodation
Airport - Bishkek city.
Arrival in International airport Manas. Transfer to the hotel.
After a short rest we drive to Ala Archa National Park for an easy hike.
Lunch barbeque in the park.
Afternoon city tour: Central Ala Too Square, State History Museum, White House, Parliament House, Lenin Statue, Manas Monument, etc.
Before dinner we will visit a felt designer studio, where the local ladies produce felt scarfs, rugs, slippers, etc.
Dinner in a local Kyrgyz family.
Optionally: Folklore musical show.
Optionally: Fashion show.

Plaza 4*
 2 170
Bishkek city Chon Kemin valley.
Morning departure to Burana tower. This is the historical complex with ruins of an ancient town Balasagyn. Balbals (Turkic stone grave markers) collection.
Optionally: Horse riding games demonstration.
Lunch in a local Kazakh family.
Drive to Chon Kemin valley. Accommodation in a local guest house.
Our first riding experience we get on horses, meet the horseman and go up to an alpine meadow to see the panoramic view of the valley, we ride through birch forest and fir tree woods.
Horse riding time: 2-4 hours.
Dinner in the guest house.

Ashuu Tor guest house
 3 370 Chon Kemin valley Karkara gorge.
Drive to Issyk Kul Lake region. Lunch with fish menu in a local café in Cholpon Ata. Excursion to Stone garden or Petroglyphs site. Dinner and accommodation in tents in Base Camp Karkara. 
Karkara gorge.
Full day horse riding in the gorge. Wonderful photo opportunity.
Optionally: Helicopter flight to the Heart of Tien Shan, to Khan Tengri peak. 
 5 150
Karkara Karakol gorge Jety Oguz gorge.
We leave the gorge and drive to Karakol town. Sightseeing at Przhevalskii museum, Dungan mosque, Russian Orthodox church.
Lunch in a local Dungan or Uighur family.
Optionally: Cooking masterclass.
Drive to Jety Oguz gorge for a short horse riding tour to the Flower Meadow.
Overnight in a tent camp deep in the gorge.
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Jety Oguz gorge Tamga village.
Morning drive to the Southern shore of Issyk Kul Lake, meeting with the horseman and preparations for the trip and start from the beginning of Tamga gorge. Ride to Tien Shan fir forest in Chegedek gorge (translated as fir's branch). On the way stop at Tamga Tash stone (ancient historical monument of buddhistic culture) and having lunch there.  Overnight in tent camp on the bank of Chegedek river.

 7   Horseback trekking Bokombaev village.
Ride over Uzunkyr mountains toward Issyk Kul lake.
Drive to Bokombaev village.
Visiting the house of a Golden Eagle Hunter.
Optionally: Golden Eagle Hunting demonstration.
Accommodation in a local family house.
Al-Hyat guest house
 8 270 Bokombaevo village Bishkek.
Morning visit felt workshop to see the production of big woolen carpets for covering a yurt.
Optionally: National bread baking and jam making master class.
Drive to Bishkek city. Lunch en route.
Arrival to Bishkek. Accommodation in a hotel. Rest. Dinner in a local restaurant.
Ak-Keme 4*
 9 30
Bishkek airport.
Transfer to the airport. Flight back home.
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