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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

Dates: 15/07 – 29/07 2020

Price: 1395 euro p.p. if 4 or more participants

This 2-week tour has been created for people who enjoy horse riding but possibly do not have the confidence or skill to undertake a hard trek. The group will consist of 4-8 people and 10 or more horses. There will be 2-4 good guides and an English or German 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 or with local families.

For 9 days you will be on horseback for 4-6 hours daily. You should be able to master step and trot and have some riding experience. You ride through green pastures along old animal tracks, sometimes using a dirt road. From time to time, we spend two nights in a village and ride from there in different directions into the mountains.

You need to be in good physical condition. Do not expect luxury as you will be living the life of Kyrgyz nomads. The average altitude of the tour is around 2000m.


Day 1: Departure from your home airport.

Day 2: Arrival at Manas Airport where you will be met and taken to your hotel. After a short rest, a light lunch, and then some sightseeing in Bishkek. Stay in the Umai Hotel or equivalent.

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

Day 4: By car to Tosor Canyon where the horses and horsemen will be waiting for us. This is the start of the horse riding programme, and today we will ride up the Tosor Gorge and through alpine meadows, to the yurt camp Boz Salkyn . This is a rather long ride through a beautiful landscape. Stay in yurts.

Day 5: Today a less strenuous programme. Riding in the mountains around the yurt camp Boz-Salkin. We can ride up to a panorama point from where we have a wonderful view of Lake Issyk-Kul and the snow-capped mountains of Kazakhstan across the lake. Stay in yurts.

Day 6: Ride from Boz-Salkyn to Temir-Kanat, a yurt camp located on a plateau (2450m), 32km in total. Stay in yurts.

Day 7-8: Riding up into the mountains to about 3100m, close to the glacier, in and around Temir-Kanat. Stay in yurts.

Day 9: Head west through small villages and stop in Toguz Bulak where we will spend the night with a local family. In the afternoon riding in the nearby mountains. Stay with local family.

Day 10: Day riding in and around Toguz –Bulak. Stay with local family.

Day 11: Ride through the Kongur Ölung Valley to the village of Kol-Tor. Here we will spend the night with a local family.

Day 12: Horse riding around Kol-Tor, stay with local family.

Day 13: Today we ride over the Ala Bash Pass to the village of Tuura-Suu. Here the horse riding ends. By minibus, we descend to the road around Lake Issyk-Kul. We will spend the night with a local family in Kara-Talaa.
Day 14: We return to Bishkek and on the way, we stop to visit the Burana Tower, a remnant of a town on the old Silk Road. As well as climbing the tower to enjoy the view, we can also see Balbals (ancient gravestones) and petroglyphs (rock drawings). In the afternoon, some time for some shopping in Bishkek. Stay in the Umai Hotel or equivalent.

Day 15: Transfer to the airport and departure.

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

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

In case there are less participants than required, if you pay an additional fee, the trip will go on as planned.


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Date   July 15
July 29
Price € 1.395
Group 4-8

horse riding in Kyrgyzstan


horse riding in Kyrgyzstan


horse riding in Kyrgyzstan



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