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Kyrgyzstan and horse riding 11

Kyrgyzstan and horse riding: Tour 11
Your travel: Kyrgyzstan
Kind of trip: Horse riding
Time of tour: 17 days
 
Day 1: Meeting at Manas International Airport and transfer to Karakol town 400 km from the airport. Road goes along and over chains of snow-covered mountains making this transfer an exciting journey. Upon arrival in Karakol town accommodation in a private guesthouse or small hotel. Dinner.
Day 2: This day is for short driving to Kashka-Suu valley. Horse riding tour along Kashka-Suu river by exciting mountain road over Issyk-Kul valley. Lunch upon arrival. Horse riding tour along a good trail to the upper grounds of the valley, gradually gaining the height. Dinner and night is organized in tents.
Day 3: This day you will have horse riding tour goes along the shore of beautiful Issyk-Kul lake -the pearl of Tien-Shan. This second largest alpine lake in the world wrapped with snow capped peaks of 5000 meters high will stay in your best memories forever.
Day 4: We will have horse riding tour to picturesque Inylchek valley. Upon arrival we will have a lunch. After lunch starts 3 hour horse riding tour along the valley to higher grounds where we will set up a tent camp. Dinner and night is organized in tents.
Day 5: This day is for horse riding tour up the valley through stunning mountain scenery. Lunch. Horse riding tour up the valley floor to Putevodnyi glacier where we camp. Dinner and night is organized in tents.
Day 6: We will have horse riding tour up along the Inylchek glacier. Lunch. Horse riding tour by the side moraine to the Merzbacher glade - the last grassy place in the area located just across the unique Merzbacher lake. There is a small metal cabin comfortable for 4 persons and a large green area around which is flat enough for camping. Dinner. Overnight in tents or cabin.
Day 7: This day you will have horse riding tour to the shore of Merzbacher lake to explore the environs. Lunch on the shore. Horse riding tour back to the camp. Free time. Dinner and night is organized in tents or cabin.
Day 8: At 7 a.m. breakfast. Meet helicopter. Fly to Karkara and meet comfortable aircon bus. Drive to Issyk-Kul lake. Accommodation in the hotel on the shore. Lunch. Free time for swimming or rest. Dinner and night is organized in hotel.
Day 9: At 7 a.m. breakfast. Rest day.
Day 10: Rest day. Horse riding tour around the gorge.
Day 11: We will have horse riding tour over Chong-Kok-Djar pass (3500 m) to Chong-Kok Djar valley. Lunch on the bank of the mountain river. Horse riding tour towards South Chong Kok Djar pass (3636 m). Camp in the foothills. Dinner and night is organized in  tents.
Day 12: At 7 a.m. breakfast. Horse riding tour over South Chong-Kok-Djar pass (3636 m) to Keldike valley. Lunch on the other side of the pass. Trek to the upper grounds of the valley. Camp in the foothills of Ala-Kul pass (3800 m). Dinner and night is organized in tents.
Day 13: This day is for horse riding tour over Ala-Kul pass (3800 m) to Ala-Kul lake. From the top of the pass there is a panoramic view of the Terskei Ala-Too range to the south. Horse riding tour down the pass and then east along the shore of the lake. Lunch on the shore. Continue horse riding tour up to the foothills of Takyr Tor pass (3750 m). Dinner and night is organized in tents.
Day 14: This day is for horse riding tour by the glacier surface to the top of Takyr-Tor pass (3750 m) and then down to the valley. Lunch. Free time to explore the environs. Visit hot springs before the dinner. Night is organized in tents.
Day 15: We will have horse riding tour downstream of Chong-Uzen river to Altyn-Arashan. Lunch. Optional visit hot springs. Meet vehicle. Drive to Karakol town  by very spectacular mountain road. On arrival accommodation in guest house. Dinner and night is organized in in guest house.
Day 16: This day is for long day driving to Bishkek with a possible stop at the lake for swimming. Lunch in a cafe on the way. Upon arrival accommodation in hotel or guest house. Short sightseeing of Bishkek and free time for shopping. Dinner in local restaurant.
Day 17: Transfer to the airport, fly home.