Horseride for mountain lovers through the nicest passes of the Terskey range
Discover on horseback Kyrgyzstan and its celestial mountains, and more precisely in the Terskey Alatoo massif where a diverse wildlife such as wolves, mouflons, ibex, bears and many marmots live. The program is a long loop through alpine valleys, surrounded by snow-capped peaks rising to more than 5,000 m.
An sportive horsetrek
A trek on horseback with high daily elevations with difficult passes, between glaciers and the splendid Lake Issyk Kul.
Early arrival in Bishkek where everyone will be picked up at the airport by our driver. Short transfer to your hotel in Bishkek city centre and resting time in the morning. Around midday, meeting at the reception desk with your guide for the general briefing, before enjoying a tasty Kyrgyz lunch. Then we stop at Ala Too Square where you will start a walking tour of Bishkek. You will be able to visit countless parks, the Osh Bazar and get to know your guide. Tonight, everyone will get to know each other at a welcome dinner with a mix of the best local dishes and drinks.
After breakfast, we will drive to Lake Issyk-Kul (1608 m). Did you know that Lake Issyk-Kul is the 2nd largest alpine lake in the world? After lunch, we will arrive in the village of Kyzyl Suu / Pakrovka which is the regional center of the Jeti-Oguz district. Our hosts will great us and we will spend the night in a guesthouse. Additional options for today: Visit of Burana tower, great of history loves; hiking in Konorchek canyon, great for trekking all year round; rafting in Chuy river, is great for adventure-seeking group of friends; visit a yurt maker in the village of Kyzyl Tuu, it's great option for someone looking to get close to the local culture; visit an Eagle Hunter or enjoy an Eagle hunting show to get an impression of the nomadic history of Kyrygz people; visit of Skazka canyon, to enjoy the trekking possibilities; visit of Barskoon valley and its three waterfalls it's best for nature lovers.
We will go out of the village Kyzyl Suu and go towards Juku Valley. Today we will go through the forest and of course in the mountains. Overnight in tents.
We pass by a abondant nature. Also will meet kyrgyz people who lives in the mountains during all year. We continue to climb towards the Jumatai Pass (3325 m). After lunch, we ride down into the Kichi-Kyzyl-Suu valley. Overnight in tents on the bank of the river.
We ride down the Kichi-Kyzyl-Suu valley till low part of fir forest, then we ride to the Ak-Tash jailoo in the Chong Kyzyl Suu valley. In the afternoon, we ride up to the geo-physical station of Chong Kyzyl Suu by the hot springs pool of Jeli-Suu. Night in the refuge.
In the morning, we ride up the valley of Karakabak. We follow an ancient dirty road, then, small ways link to the lake of the glacier. In the afternoon, back to the geo-physical station. Night in refuge.
We ride down 2 km, then up into the Shataly gorge, the first part is quiet difficult, then the ride is easy till the glacier's lake of Shataly. Back by the same way. Night in the refuge.
Today, we ride up into the valley of Jeti Oguz to see the wide glaciers of the mount. First, we follow a dirty road in a fir-forest, the the landscape opens on big mountains. In the afternoon, back to the same yurt camp. Overnight in yurt.
Horse riding to Kyzyl Djar, between desert and forest, we go down and see a red canyon. This is the end of our hiking and we leave our horseman. Transfer to Karakol. Night in guesthouse Hutorok.
After breakfast you will hit the road again. On the way, a stop will be at the house of an Eagle hunter. You wil be able to get to know him and his long traditions of hunting with eagles. You will have lunch on the way. Arrival in Bishkek, the capital of the Kyrgyz Republic. From 1926 to 1991 the city was known as Frunze named after the Bolshevik military leader Mihail Frunze. After the independence it was renamed Bishkek. City tour. Walk around the city. Visiting Ala-Too Square, the main square of Kyrgyzstan. Overnight in our guesthouse.
Depending on your flight time, your guide will join you to the airport and help you check in for your flight. If your flight is later in the day your guide will show you more places in Bishkek before your flight. We hope you enjoyed your trip to Kyrgyzstan and we hope you come back again to explore other counties in Central Asia with us.
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.
their flexibility, adaptability and speed ...... and that's already so good
On your way
Bishkek is one of the greenest cities in Central Asia. About 150 different kinds of trees and bushes are planted in the streets of the city. There are many cinemas, Opera House, Kyrgyz and Russian Drama Theater, Mosques and Orthodox churches, historical complex of the national hero - Manas- “The Manas Ailly”, zoological, geological art and other museums, exhibitions of decorative and applied art, colorful oriental bazaars are others interesting places you are invited to visit.
On bazaar one can see really traditional handiwork of Kyrgyz land and goods from all around the world at reasonable prices. There are remarkable parks and shadowy boulevards Erkindik and Molodaya Gvardia, pensioners like to walk there, sportsmen run along its alleys, kids play and young people date here.
Bishkek - capital, heart of the Kyrgyz Republic, its political, economic, scientific and cultural center, the main transport unit. Bishkek - the location of the supreme bodies of the government of republic, embassies and representations of the foreign states. Bishkek is located in the center of the Chuy valley, at bottom of snow-white mountains of Kyrgyz Ala-Too, at height of 750 m. above sea level.
The area of territory - 160 sq. km, the population - about 1 million person. The city residential areas which have arisen at various times, differ on the planning structure and a degree of an accomplishment. Last years are characterized by occurrence on adjoining to city of territory of some new buildings with the microstructure. The city on administrative-territorial division is broken into 4 areas: Leninsky, Pervomajsky, Sverdlovsky, Oktjabrsky.
In Bishkek the most part of all industry of Kyrghyzstan is located. Feature of planning structure of the city of Bishkek is development of industrial zones along the railway. In city two industrial zones are allocated: east and western. The system of transport and foot ways connects industrial and administrative areas among themselves. Gardening is submitted by squares, parkways, parks, adjoining to city the territory is planted by forest plantations, there are lakes and water pools.
The science and education are submitted by the National academy of sciences and a plenty of average special and higher educational institutions. Bishkek - the center of national culture of Kyrghyzstan. Here there are theatres, a philharmonic society, libraries, museums.
Intensively the information infrastructure of city develops: some Internet providers already work, a plenty of local, global, corporate computer networks is created. Two operators of cellular communication, some operators of a paging and trunk radio communication work.
Hot Springs of Jukutchak Valley KG
One of the side valleys of Juku Valley.
Popular for its local hot spring and the cave of the 300 sheep.
The Swiss journalist and traveller Ella Maillart passed by this valley in 1932 during her trip to Central Asia.
The Jukkuchak valley is really well described in her book, Turkestan Solo, you can walk up the valley while reading the book and identify the places she wrote about.
Nowadays, the natural hot springs are famous among locals. Entrance fee is 100 soms.
It is recommended to not stay more than 30min in the baths, as there is natural radioactivity in the water. If you are courageous enough, after the hot springs, soak your body in the cold water of the mountain river nearby.
Discover the captivating Kichi-Kyzyl-Suu valley in Kyrgyzstan, named after the little red river that meanders through this 35-kilometre route. The valley is home to the Kichi-Kyzyl-Suu glacier and boasts peaks as high as 4,200 metres. Numerous small rivers, such as Kalya-Bulak and Chong Djaidektor, join the main river, adding to the valley's charm. While the highest peak bears the same name as the river, there are still 15 peaks over 4,000 metres awaiting their official names, the highest of which stands at 4,365 metres.
For adventurers, the Kichi-Kyzyl-Suu valley offers challenging treks over passes such as Karatakya and Savator, which lead to the neighbouring Chong Kyzyl Suu valley. The Kashtor and Djumatay passes lead to the western Jukutchak valley.
The flora of the valley changes with altitude, from juniper forests at higher altitudes to fir trees between 2,800 and 2,150 metres. At 1,800 metres, the valley becomes fertile and flows into the great Issyk Kul lake, the second largest alpine lake in the world.
The Kichi-Kyzyl-Suu valley enchants visitors with its unspoilt beauty, majestic peaks and vibrant flora. Whether you're looking for adventure or serenity, this hidden paradise offers an unforgettable experience on horseback or on foot.
Chong Kyzyl Suu valley KG
400 km from Bishkek or 60 km from Karakol, the old physical and geological station is situated in the gorge of Chong Kyzyl Suu at 2600 meter alt. It’s very good place for acclimatation or BC before to climb surrounding peaks of the Terskey Alatoo.
How to get there: if you come from lake side, you should arrive by bus or taxi to the little town of Pakrovka (actual Kyzyl Suu), then you follow the Chong Kyzyl Suu river up to 25km, the hot spring water complex is 4km before the refuge. If you arrive from Jeti Oguz valley, you can reach through Archa Toer pass. If you arrive from Kichi Kyzyl Suu valley or Jukku valley, you should cross the Savatar or Karatakkya pass. If you arrive from Kumtor side or Syrthe, you should cross the glacier of Ashu-Toer.
You can also sleep in our refuge and enjoy walks in the middle of edelweiss. The refuge is situated at 2500 meter altitude on the crossroad of the two gorge of Karabatkak and Ashuu Toer.
Curiosities of the valley are : Jeli Suu hot water springs, refuge of the Geo-physical station, Savator lake, waterfall in Ashuu Toer gorge, Shatali lake, Karabatkak glacier and its lake, peak Kyzyl Suu.
Good place for observing wild nature : wide range of flowers and birds, snow leopard, gypaeth, Tien Shan bear, Ibex, marmott, wolf and ohter more rare species.
1 room with four beds, 1 kyrgyz-style sleeping room on the floor, russian sauna, camping, horseback riding program, trekking program, guide, horse-guide, fauna observation, flora observation, glacier observation.
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Chong Kyzyl Suu meteo station KG
The geophysical station in the valley of Chong Kyzyl-Suu was built in 1948 by Germans, who have been captured in Kyrgyzstan. At that time, there was no way for cars to get to the station, so they had to transport all building materials on camels.
The purpose of the station was already then to observe the glaciers, mountains and the animal world. There worked hydrologists and geomorphologists from many different nations.
During the Sowjetunion many students from Moscow and St. Petersburg came here to get some practice and to write their graduation work. A lot of people got their doctor title due to this station.
Until 1991 there were many geographical expeditions, but for example also expeditions to observe the life of snow leopards.
From 1991 to 2003 it was a kind of a geological institute. In 2007 it got an institute for water problems as well as a hydro-energetic institute.
Until the year 2007 it was being named physical-geographical station, but then it got a new name: tien-shan high-alpine scientific center.
Today they work together with Chinese, American and French scientists. Its current director is Satilkanov Risbek Ablaievic.
Since 2003 they started to work with tourists as well. But even earlier, there have been tourist visiting the station. For tourists it’s got interesting things to see in a wonderful environment, where you do beautiful hikes to lovely lakes. The station has places for 18 people at a time. The inhabitants are very kind, but the life there is without luxury. (No current water, no electricity, outdoor toilet)
Transports can be organized from Jeti Oguz, Bishkek, Karakol, Siutuu Bulak or Djukku.
At the eastern tip of Lake Issyk-Kul, Karakol is a fertile garden town of wooden chocolate-box cottages and shady, poplar-lined avenues. Fringed to the east by the Terskey Ala-Too Mountains, which tower dramatically over its low-rise skyline, Issyk-Kul ripples 10 km to the west.
Karakol is the best base from which to explore the lakeshore and Central Asia's prime trekking and mountaineering routes. With the most spectacular parts of the Central Tien-Shan right on its doorstep and newly open to foreign visitors, the town attracts trekkers, hikers and climbers from all over the world.
Karakol and its surroundings have just as much to offer their less energetic visitors. Besides one of Kyrgyzstan's largest and most colorful bazaars, a nomadic livestock market and several good museums, its spectacular environs boast an endless array of truly unique day trips. Blood-red cliffs, hot springs, Scythian burial mounds, nomad camps and sandy beaches thousands of miles from the sea are all within easy reach.
The town was build since 1869, one year after Teplokluchenka (actually name Ak-Suu). There is a unique building in the center of Karakol - ancient wooden orthodox church. But you may visit also the zoo, the regional museum, the wooden mosque, the Panfilov park, the Park Victory, the museum and memorial Prejwalski.
Despite Karakol's status as the administrative center of the Issyk-Kul region, it has only 75,000 residents and a gentle, small-town atmosphere.
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 banking fees (PayPal, ...)
Travel & repatriation insurance
Visas / LOI (if applicable)
Alcoholic and soft drinks
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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