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We can give our warm recommendations to anyone considering going to Kyrgyzstan in general, and with Ecotour in particular! We spent two weeks in some of Ecotour's yurt camps, and it was a highly memorable experience. Ecotour was very flexible and had arranged a programme that suited our wishes perfectly.

Tom & Karin Airaksinen
Stockholm, Sweden



46-A, Donskoy Pereulok
720040 Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic


+996 557 802805 (English)
+996 772 802805 (English)
+996 555 913245 (German)


two week horse riding

This new two-week horse-riding tour has been created for people who are competent horse riders.Over 5 days you ride from a small village (alt.1800m.) on the Kökomeren river to Lake Son-Kul at 3100m.You will sleep 4 nights in small tents, on the 5th day you arrive at Son-Kul where you will stay in a yurt. Before starting this trek you will stay at lake Issyk-Kul in a yurt camp and practice your horse-riding skills at our yurt camp in the mountains.

The group will consist of 4-8 people and 10 or more horses.A guide, horsemen andan English speaking interpreter will also be with you. In Bishkek you will stay in a small pleasant hotel close to the city centre and on tour you will sleep in yurts,tents and with a local family. You need to bring your own warm sleeping bag and Iso-mattress, warm clothes and raingear.

For 7 days you will be on horseback for up to 5-7 hours daily. You ride through green pastures, and sometimes over dry barren paths. You will cross some passes on the way to Son-Kul. You need to be in good physical condition. Do not expect luxury as you will be living the life of Kyrgyz nomads.

In the price everything is included except: flight, visa (if required), insurance, personal expenses, tipping money and bottled beverages.

Day by day programme

Day 1 Departure from your local airport.

Day 2 Arrival at Manas Airport and transfer to the hotel. After a short rest a light lunch and then some sightseeing in Bishkek. Stay in hotel.

Day 3 By minibus to the Sonun yurt camp on the south side of the Lake Issyk-Kul (1600m altitude). Time to relax and get used to the new time zone and change in altitude. Swimming and hiking. Stay in yurts.

Day 4 After lunch transfer to our yurt camp at Tuura-Suu (2200m). Stay in yurts.

Day 5 Day in Tuura-Suu. Horse-riding in the surrounding mountains and visiting village. Meet the herdsmen who are in the mountains with their families and flocks. Stay in yurts.

Day 6 First to Kochkor and then over the Kyzart pass to the village of Kyzyl-Oi on the Kökomeren river. Here you will stay with a local family.

Day 7 Day to prepare for the trekking, getting used to the horses and horse-riding.

Day 8 By car to the starting point of the trekking (12 km). Here the guide and horses are waiting for you, after a few hours riding lunch in a nice valley. Stop to see petroglyphs. After about 6 hours horse-riding, you will put up your tents for the night near a waterfall at 2300 m.

Day 9 Today another day of 6 hours’ horse-riding, we cross the Kolmo-Ashu pass (3000 m) and descend to 2700 m where we put up our tents near a shepherds yurt.

Day 10 Through a spruce forest to Uch-Airyk. Here we will have lunch, then continue to the Kolmo stream where we will put up tents at 2000 m. Total 7 hours of horse riding.

Day 11 Today a long horse riding day, first to the village Dyikan where we have lunch with a local family, it is possible to arrange a sauna here then on to the Acha-Ashu pass, camping before the pass at 2700 m.

Day 12 Over the Acha-Ashu pass (3500 m.) we reach the north side of lake Son-Kul around noon. In the afternoon, free time.

Day 13 Day in Son-Kul. Time to relax and to enjoy the beauty of this area. Stay in yurts.

Day 14 By car back to Bishkek, a rather long ride. Stay in Hotel Umai or equivalent
Day 15 Transfer to and departure from Manas airport.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, it might be necessary to make small changes in the programme. We ask for your understanding.

For bookings of 4, or more, persons we offer a 5% discount.

Should there be less participants than required, for additional fee, the trip will go on as planned.

Kyrgyzstan is a land full of beautiful experiences and wonders unique...
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Kyrgyz nomadic culture

This 3-week tour is for experienced horse riders.
Your itinerary varies extremely,
from green pastures to stony mountains.

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