Son-Kul Lake Nomadic Adventure

5.0 (2)
7 days 6 nights
Kyrgyzstan
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Basic+
Upscale
Weight limit
90 kg / 198 lb

 Kyrgyzstan is an amazing and unique in its beauty country. This small oasis in the heart of Central Asia impresses with its huge variety of landscapes and unique Son Kul Lake plays considerable role.
Only in Kyrgyzstan during summer period you will see yurts – nomadic portable dwellings, decorated with felt carpets. Meet nomads, who will welcome you and invite to their yurt to try traditional Kyrgyz drink kymyz. 
Experience the timeless charm of Son-Kul Lake! Discovering Son Kul on horseback is a truly memorable adventure. In addition to the breathtaking scenery, this region embodies the essence of nomadic life, making it an intriguing journey. You'll have the chance to meet friendly Kyrgyz nomads who will warmly welcome you into their yurts and share their traditional tea and dairy products. By staying in yurts, riding horses and savoring traditional cuisine, you'll immerse yourself in the authentic nomadic lifestyle.

US$ 965
per tourist for 7 days
Departing from
Chuy Region, Manas International Airport
Tour starts
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Number of individuals
up to 20 tourists over 15 years old
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Abdunabi T.
Abdunabi T. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English, German
We are a fully licensed private tour company located in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan). We have been working in the tourism market of Kyrgyzstan since 1998 and won the reward of “The best tour company” at Kyrgyz Tourism Awards several times for the last 4 years. In fact, all those features that Kyrgyzstan offers to the regular curious tourist appeared as a combination of the different things such as nomadic life style, breath-taking views, incredible unspoiled nature, ancient monuments, tasty cuisine and famous hospitality of people of the Central Asia. We combined all this in our sufficiently advanced programs that we hope will continue attract attention of tourists to this untouched by the “massive tourism” place.

Tour highlights

Be Our Guest
Experience the semi-nomadic traditions of local Kyrgyz herders and be welcomed into their yurts
Stunning Landscapes
Enjoy the magnificent endless horizons of the and Son Kul lake
Explore the Diverse Flora
Behold the varied and exceptionally rich flora of the Tien Shan mountain pastures

Route details

Day 1
Bishkek City

Arrival in Bishkek early in the morning. Upon arrival at the International Airport Manas you will be met by our tourist guide at arrival gates. Transfer to Bishkek city. Early check-in is not included.

We visit Manas Monument, the main national hero of the Kyrgyz people. Walking tour around main Ala Too Square to watch ceremony of changing of the Guard of Honor, Kurmanzhan Datka Monument, main governmental buildings, and finish at the Old Square with Government House. Transfer to the Victory Square to finish the city tour by short excursion there. Visit of Osh market (closed on Monday). Return to the hotel. Dinner is not included. 

(30 KM/45 MIN)

Day 2
Bishkek City – Burana Tower – Kyzart Village
Day 3
Kyzart Village – Chaar Archa Pasture – Tuz Ashuu Pasture
Day 4
Tuz Ashuu Pasture – Tulpar Tash Pasture
Day 5
Tulpar Tash Pasture – Kambar Ata Pasture – Tuulga Tash Pasture
Day 6
Tuulga Tash – Bishkek
Day 7
Bishkek – Airport
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

Breed: Kyrgyz horse

You must be an experienced rider who is comfortable riding outdoors and physically fit enough to handle long hours in the saddle. The location is remote and the terrain is rugged, so there is no option to take a break if you get tired. There are long transfers and more than four hours of horse riding in a day. You will be responsible for grooming, tacking and untacking your own horse, but assistance is available if needed. The ride is not fast due to the altitude and steep terrain, but there are opportunities for long canters in certain areas. Participants need to be able to ride at altitudes between 2,200 and 3,200 meters. Some sections may require dismounting and leading your horse downhill. It's important to check for any medical conditions as medical help will be far away. Previous experience with multi-day trail riding is helpful but not required. Riders who don't ride regularly are advised to get in shape before the trip. The duration of horseback riding time can vary depending on the physical condition of participants, weather and terrain.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Basic+
Upscale
Tent
3 nights
Hotel
2 nights
Camp Site
1 night

Meeting at the airport and check-in at the hotel
The next day we drive to Kyzart village and stay in the house of a local resident. Then until the end of the tour we will spend the night in yurts, after the end of the tour we will arrive in Bishkek and check into the hotel. 

Total cost per person on double/twin base – 920 US dollars.

3 nights
Yurt Camp

In Tuz Ashuu, Tulpar Tash and Tuulga Tash. 4-6 people in one yurt and 2 people in one yurt. Prepare for the fact that the yurt camps at Song Kul Lake (Tulpar Tash and Tuz Ashuu) offer minimal amenities and do not have any showers. If staying at a homestay in Kyzart village, expect to share shower and toilet facilities.

2 nights
B Hotel / Bridges 3*
1 night
Kyzart Local's Home

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Chuy Region, Manas International Airport
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Tour conditions

Included

  • accommodation;
  • English-speaking guide;
  • meals (6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners);
  • entrance and national park fees;
  • transport during the tour;
  • 1 liter of drinking water pp per day (boiled water during the horse trekking part);
  • riding, horseman services and his assistant(s).

Extras

  • early check-in;
  • folklore show;
  • tips and personal expenses;
  • flights;
  • alcohol and soft drinks;
  • other meals.

Group size

up to 20 tourists

Duration

7 days
6 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Please take your flask to replenish water during the tour.

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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 2 reviews
  • LK
    Lee Kuan Boon
    2 Oct, 2023
    about provider
    Our experience in Kyrgyzstan has been OUTSTANDING AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. The excursions were very well-organised, compact, well-coordinated and well-communicated. There was not a moment of stress, anxiety or uncertainty. Without a doubt, we will recommend these guys to anybody who is planning on making a trip to this part of the world. You will most certainly have a hassle-free and an enjoyable trip of a lifetime.
    2 Oct, 2023
  • K
    Kai
    28 Sep, 2023
    about provider
    To our pleasant surprise, the tour was well planned and we were attended by a professional tour guide. The tour was well co-ordinated. Everything was easy and hassle-free for us. All we needed to do was to enjoy ourselves and having a good time along the journey. Thank you for your dedication to ensure that we enjoyed every moment of the trip. Indeed, we had such wonderful time and memorable experiences. In this instance, this leaves us very good impression and we highly recommend this tour company!
    28 Sep, 2023

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