Kol-Ukok Lake Holiday

5.0 (2)
2 days 1 night
Kyrgyzstan
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Basic
Weight limit
98 kg / 216 lb

Kol-Ukok Lake is located between two steep slopes in the Terskei Ala-Too Mountains. The name "Kol-Ukok" comes from the steep surrounding slopes and means "lake in a chest". The water is cold and fresh, with a maximum depth of 17m. The area around the lake is filled with a variety of unique flowers, such as forget-me-not and edelweiss. On the first day, visitors can stop at the family yurt camp, where they can be welcomed by a nomad family and dine and sleep in a traditional yurt.

The price displayed is for groups 10-12 people. 1 pax: – $600 US; 2 pax: – $430 US; 3 pax: -$380 US; 4 pax: -$300 US; 5 pax:- $250 US; 6 pax: -$200 US; 7 pax: -$190 US; 8 pax: – $180 US; 9 pax: -$160 US; 10-12pax: – $150 US.

from US$ 150
per tourist for 2 days
Departing from
Bishkek
Tour starts
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Number of individuals
up to 12 tourists over 14 years old
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Myrzabek O.
Myrzabek O. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
My team and I have been involved in the tourism industry for 18 years, with a focus on Community Based Tourism in Kyrgyzstan for over a decade. Through our hard work, we have evolved from being local tour guides to becoming trusted professionals in the field. Our extensive experience and unwavering beliefs enable us to offer a range of authentic and genuine tour products. Having grown up in a village, we have fond memories of joyful days and evenings spent listening to our grandmother's captivating stories. This has given us a deep understanding of our people, nature, culture, and way of life.

Tour highlights

Ride in the Wilderness
Short getaway to ride in the wild lands of Kyrgyzstan
See the Stunning Mountain Lake
Kol-Ukok Lake will leave you breathless

Route details

Day 1
Bishkek – Kochkor – Lake Kol-Ukok

We will depart for Isakeev village in the Kochkor region at 08:00am. The road is in good condition and the distance is 210 km, which can be easily covered in 3 hours. 

We will arrive at the starting point by 11:00am, where we will meet our guide team and prepared horses. After a brief instruction on horseback riding, we will ride to the Ters-Tor gorge for 1 hour, stopping for lunch by the river Ters-Tor. 

We will then have the opportunity to practice and improve our basic horseback riding skills before continuing our trip to Lake Kol-Ukok.

Day 2
Kol-Ukok – Kochkor – Bishkek
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

Kyrgyzstan is a high altitude mountain country and some point you prefer to do walking and hiking. We recommend you train with sport or jogging 2-3 times a week in the run-up to your trip.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Basic
Tent
1 night
1 night
Tents

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Bishkek
preload map

Tour conditions

Included

  • accommodation (tent/mat rental);
  • meals;
  • Eng. speaking guide; 
  • transfer;
  • enter fees;
  • horse riding.

Extras

  • flights;
  • Bishkek hotel accommodations;
  • alcoholic drinks;
  • extra activities;
  • tips and personal expenses.

Group size

up to 12 tourists

Duration

2 days
1 night

It's important to know

Cancellation of booking
In case of booking cancellation the next policy applies: Tourists will receive a full amount they paid for the reservation in case they cancel more than 35 days in advance of the tour start date In the event of cancellation within the period of 34 to 16 days before the tour start date - they are entitled to receive 50% of the booking amount Cancelations made within 15 days before the tour starts will not be entitled to a refund.

Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 2 reviews
  • L
    Larka
    3 Jan, 2023
    about provider
    In August 2022, my boyfriend and I traveled to Kyrgyzstan, specifically Osh and the Allay heights, for a horseback riding trip in the mountains. We picked Myrzabek's agency because we preferred a small group, and it turned out to be a stroke of luck! It was just us, our English-speaking guide, and the horse handlers. Our guide, Abdulkadyr, was incredibly friendly and welcoming. On our first day, he even took us on an impromptu trip to Jalal-Abad, his hometown. The horse trek itself was ABSOLUTELY incredible. But let me tell you, crossing the Alay Mountains is no walk in the park. It's rough terrain, so definitely not an easy ride. The horses were amazing though, they kept steady even on the trickiest paths. And the views? Absolutely breathtaking. The people we met in the yurt camps and guesthouses were so welcoming, especially the kids who were super curious and friendly. By a stroke of luck, we found ourselves near the Pamir Mountains during the annual Too Mountain festival. Abdulkadyr helped us rearrange our plans so we could attend, even though it mostly rained. But hey, you can't control the weather, right? If you're planning a trip like this, make sure to give yourself plenty of time. Trust me, you don't want to rush through these mountains. It's a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Overall, it was a trip we'll never forget. But beware, once you're in those mountains, you might not want to leave!
    3 Jan, 2023
  • HK
    heinrich, karlstadt
    3 Sep, 2022
    about provider
    This tour was absolutely amazing! I've been on some pretty fantastic tours before, like in Germany, the Alps, Nepal, Turkey, Africa, but this one really stood out. We spent days on the road most of the time riding on horseback and taking in the world from a whole new perspective. Seeing some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world between the horse's ears was simply incredible. Overall- it was a fantastic tour that was well organized with a professional team, reliable horses and perfect food and accommodations. The scenery was stunning, but it's important to note that it can be challenging, so I wouldn't recommend it for absolute beginners. However, if you have some riding experience or are active in various sports, I highly recommend it. It's perfect for those who want to take their time and truly soak in the experience.
    3 Sep, 2022

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