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Kel Tor pass

3 Days Horseback Ridding around the Lakes

A short horsetrek of 2 days accross the Kungey Alatoo range

This horseback riding tour is a great for any level of rider and it has been specially created to show contrast between desert like landscapes to lush forest with green rolling hills.

3 DaysFamily toursKyrgyzstan

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            Tamchy - Tamchy
One day rest and visit at Tamchy village
Tamchy - Tamchy

The village of Tamchy on the northeast shore of Lake Issyk Kul is the starting point to reach the Chong Kemin Natural Park. You will be welcomed for lunch in one of the guest houses managed by the CBT eco-tourist association of Tamchy. We will take time for a swim, to discover the making of felt mats and to participate in the making of the evening meal. If you leave the next day on foot or on horseback, your guide will explain the program for the next few days.

Lunch Dinner
2 km
0 m
0 m

            Tamchy - Kel-Kogur lake
Drive to the Chinese wall then horseride to the Kel-Kogur lake accross the Kel-Ter pass 3320m.
Tamchy - Kel-Kogur lake

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to the head of the trial where you will meet your horsemen and your horse.  The first big pass is the Kel-Ter pass at 3320m.  From this pass, you will be able to see the panoramic view of Lake Issyk-kul.  If the weather is nice you will be able to enjoy lunch at the pass and take many pictures of the area.  After lunch, you will be guided on horseback to Kogur Lake in the Chong Kemin National Park.  Once you arrive in the lake you will be able to relax and possibly do a short hike around the lake.Accommodation in tents at 2830m.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
26 km
1500 m
1065 m

            Kel-Kogur lake - Chong Kemin
Horsebackriding day through forest of the Chong Kemin National Park till first villages
Kel-Kogur lake - Chong Kemin

After breakfast, we will load our horse caravan and you will be guided down to the Chong Kemin valley. There will be many small passes that you will cross along the day, pastures and forests, before you will reach the river Chong Kemin. We continue our ride, and approach the first villages of the valley. Once you arrie in the village of Karol Doeboe you will be ablre to enjoy a musical evening with our hosts.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
25 km
700 m
1600 m

Nomad's Land were brilliant organising a week tour for 4 friends and myself. Fabien really listened to what we wanted. No cities, beautiful nature, some hikes and seeing the people.The tour he designed couldn't have been better. Our guide Alex was incredibly knowledgeable about Krygyzstan, he was relaxed and nothing was ever a problem. We loved our holiday, learned a lot and can't recommend this company enough.

Lynsay F

their flexibility, adaptability and speed ...... and that's already so good

Jean Claude

On your way

Chong Kemin river KG

The Chong Kemin River (Kyrgyz: Чоң Кемин дарыясы) is a main river in Kemin District of Chuy Province of Kyrgyzstan. It is rising in the Zailiiski range (marking the border beetween Kazakshtan and Kyrgyzstan) and the Kungey range, and is a right tributary of the Chu River in Boom Gorge. The river is protected by status of the National park of Chong Kemin.

It has a length of 116 kilometres with a basin area of 1,890 square kilometres.

The Chong Kemin river rises as an effluent of the Murok Suu, the Sapojnikova, the Mashkovtseva, the Keminski, the West Ak-Suu, Dolon Ata, North Cholpon Ata and others glaciers of the Kungey range.

It receives the water from many rivers like Utsh Bulak river, Tegirmenti Suu, Kashka Suu (Kekoyrok mount), Tshetyndy, Ishke-Suu, Djan-Aryk, Buzulgan-Say, Kaskeleng, Djaya, Bashy-Djaya, Sek-Archa-Bulak, Chong Ak-Say, Kokuy Bulak, Almaty, Tuyuk Almaty, Koel Almaty, Kashka Suu (Zailiiski range), West Ak-Suu, Dolon Ata, North Cholpon Ata, Tertyuktshyu-Koy-Suu, Chong Koy-Suu, Orto-Koy-Suu, Koy-Suu, Djindi-Suu, Utsh-Emshek, Kashka-Suu (Dzore mount), Diure, Koel-Ter, Toru-Aigyr, Shymbulak, Ortokaindy, Cholakaindy, Kalmak-Ashuu and Tar-Suu rivers.

In the bassin of the Chong Kemin river, there are some lakes like Koel Kongur, Djashyl Koel, Djacyl Koel, Almaty, and many small glacier's lakes.

It's a good place for fishing the Amurdaria trout, Issykulski trout and the Chuy Osman.

The river also offer on its lower part a good opportunity to try rafting on a 23 km long from class II to IV, starting a bit lower than the Shabdan village till Djil Aryk village on the shore of the Chuy river. (see our rafting programs).



What is included

  • All transportation in a private vehicle

  • All airport transfers

  • Accommodation as described in the program

  • Meals (3 per day)

  • Bottled water (when possible) & tea

  • English-speaking trekking guide

  • Horses with local saddles

  • Pack horses with saddle bags & horsemen

  • Camping & cooking equipment (tents, mats, gas, stove, etc)

  • All the activities listed in the program

  • Entry fees at national parks and/or border zones listed in the program

  • Entry fees at museums and historical sites listed in the program

  • Domestic flights mentioned in the program

  • A contribution to our sustainable development projects

  • Organisation of the trip & local taxes

What is not included

  • International flights

  • International banking fees (PayPal, ...)

  • Travel & repatriation insurance

  • Visas / LOI (if applicable)

  • Alcoholic and soft drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Personal equipment (sleeping bag, headlight, personal medication, etc)

  • Additional costs due to unexpected personal events (health, loss of luggage, ...)

  • Tips for guide & driver (always optional, always appreciated)

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