Sary Chelek Horse riding Tour

9 days Horse riding tour to Sary Chelek Lake



This tour really starts from the valley of Talas, in the northwestern part of Kyrgyzstan surrounded by the Kazakh border, after a short stay in Bishkek. Talas is considered the cradle of the Kyrgyz people’s spiritual property. Every mountain, river, and pasture here has a tale to tell related the great national hero Manas. This is also the land of perhaps a lesser but more modern hero, the 20th century writer Chingiz Aitmatov.

Trekking from Talas range to high-altitude Lake Sary-Chelek goes through turquoise lakes, deep gorges, and picturesque mountain passes and is far away from the civilization. Biosphere Reserve of Sary-Chelek is one of the most beautiful sights in Kyrgyzstan. This destination attracts travelers with its rarely explored areas and valleys and is really away from the beaten path, also literally.

9 days Horse riding tour to Sary Chelek Lake
9 days Horse riding tour to Sary Chelek Lake

Tour Itinerary

Arrival in Bishkek. Meeting at the Manas airport and transfer to the hotel followed by check- in. Sightseeing tour: visiting central square Ala-Too, State History Museum, Fine Arts Museum, Oak park, Osh market, Philharmonic concert Hall and etc.

Accommodation in a 3* hotel.

After breakfast transfer to the town of Talas (291 km, 5 hrs) through Too Ashu Pass (3125 m). On the way we will see the beautiful Suusamyr valley. Afternoon arrival to Talas town where we will change transport to a special mountain vehicle and continue to the camp (60 km off road) where the horses will be waiting for us.
Altitude of camp side 1968 m.

Dinner and accommodation at Camp Cottages.
Meals: breakfast, dinner.

After breakfast we start riding along Kurai Aryk Range. The altitude of trekking trail is 3000 – 3200 m.  Lunch-box.
Riding distance: 12 km / 6-7 hrs.

Dinner and overnight in Besh-Kel Gorge (tent camp).
Meals: full board.

Breakfast. Preparation to continue the riding to the Besh-Kel Gorge (2400 m). Riding trail goes along the river and fir tree forest, which makes amazing views. Start point for the day is at the altitude of 2400 m.

Dinner and overnight in the tent down of Sabator Pass. 
Meals: full board.

Breakfast. Riding to Sabator Pass (3800 m). Riding distance for the day is 7 km, 6 hrs. You will be having lunch in place which local people call Shantor and enjoying the amazing panoramic view while eating. After lunch we continue our riding.

Dinner and overnight in tent in Chat-Kargai (2300 m)
Meals: full board.

Breakfast. Riding over Chat-Karagai pass (2200 m). On the way, you have a chance to see wild animals like Ibex, Golden Eagle, Tien Shan’s bears, other birds, snow leopards (very rare), lynx and many other wild animals.
Trekking distance 12 km, 6 hr.

Dinner and overnight in Kashka-Suu.

Breakfast. Start riding towards Kashka-Suu, altitude of riding trail is 2000 –2300 m. After lunch, you will be taken near the small mountain lake Kara-Suu. Boat Cruise on the Lake 30 min. Visit local family for dinner and accommodation offering good opportunity to learn the local customs and traditions. Riding distance 10 km, 4-5 hrs.

Meals: full board.

Breakfast. Meeting with our driver, loading all equipment and drive to Bishkek along the Naryn river and Toktogul water reserve. Enjoying magnificent views enroute to Bishkek. Dinner in a local restaurant.

Accommodation in the hotel 4*. 
Meals: breakfast. Dinner.

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport “Manas”. Departure back to country of origin. 



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Tour updated 6.2.2024

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