Discover the heart of Kyrgyzstan and of the kyrgyz culture thanks to this 4 days trek through Kilemche Jailoo to Son Kul lake.
A nice program for nature lovers who want to horseride for the first time and leave the possibility to hike when you want.
After breakfast, you will be on the road to reach the high gorge of Kilemche (2500 meter altitude).You will have lunch along the way in a family house in Kyzart village.
From Kyzart, by car we reach the entrance of the gorge, then hike to Kilemche gorge. Installation in a shepherd's house, and freetime to have short walk around. Dinner and overnight in the shepherd's house.
Kilemche is a gorge situated on the North-East of the Song Kul lake.
This day program can be organised the whole year around, in winter we can hike or snowshoe.
In the morning we take our horses, we go up gorge Kilemche and returning to Lake Son-Kul. 20 km riding (5 h). Then we cross the pass of Jalgyz-Karagay (3437 m). lunch in yurt jailoo Jaman-Echki. After lunch we go up to the mountain of Ak-Tach for a panoramic view of Lake Son-Kul. Then we descend to the lake Batai-Aral (2h). Dinner and overnight in yurts.
One-day walking on the horses in the Son-Kul. We will discover nomad’s life. We will walk around the yurts and go up high mountains with shepherd... Coming back to the yurts camp. We will spend the night and have a dinner in the yurt.
In the morning, you drive along the North-East shore of the Song Kul's lake. Many nomads stand their yurt in the valley of Ak-Tash during the summer time. You cross the pass of Kalmak Ashu at 3446m where you can often observe yak's cattle. Yet, the road goes down into the Tiulek valley contrasted between the red stone desert of high steppes and green meadows. Lunch at Kochkor and visit of a artisan's women center. In the afternoon, you follow the main road linking Kashgar to Bishkek, and you visit the ancient city of Balasagun and its Burana's tower. Arrival in Bishkek in the late afternoon and arranging visit or shopping with your guide.
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
Tuz Ashuu (Song Kul) KG
North part of Song Kul's lake. Translated from the Kyrgyz means “Straight Pass” In summer it is a real paradise for nomads and livestock. In addition to traditional countless flocks of sheep, goats, cows and horses, we can see also yaks.
Song Kul lake KG
The scenary Song Kul (or Song Kul) lake is the main pasture of nomads. Hundreds yurts are built during summer. The beautiful lake large of about 25-35 km is a natural reserve. Many species of birds are stopping during their long migration. Some tombs from Sakh times and petroglyphs are most ancient traces of live. Different trekking or horseback riding roads are joining the place.
Kilemche Jailoo KG
Kilemche valley is situated in Jumgal region, at an altitude up to 3240 m., where some nomads families stay even in farms during the winter. It does not have steeps rapids, so it is more like a mountain valley and river flowing quietly and steadily. Kilemche jailoo has amazing beauty of meadows, where it grows a lot of herbs and flowers to delight the eye, like arnica, edelweiss and gentian. Mostly shepherds of the Kyzart village, are covering the Kilemche valley by their yurts and cattle. For some nomads is a 2 steps transhumance before to pass the summer at the Song Kul lake.
In winter, to get there is an epic adventure, with Nomad's Land you can enjoy horseback riding, shnow-shoeing, ski-touring or just hiking. The snow makes an beautiful contrast with red south side mountain of Kyzart Toer. The life there is hard, and mostly yaks will pass the winter there. To make your trip more adventurous, you can enjoy a night under yurt at the Song Kul's lake.
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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