Horse riding to Son-Kol lake

389 $

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3 Day




Horse riding to Son-Kol lake. Son Kol Lake is a paradise for shepherds and nomads, who spend the entire summer season here, living in traditional yurts among the amazing landscape. This high-altitude lake, nestled at an elevation of 3016 meters, is surrounded by towering mountains that reach up to 4185 meters, offering a breathtaking backdrop for visitors. For those seeking adventure and a glimpse into the nomadic lifestyle, a horse riding tour to Son Kol Lake is an unforgettable experience. The journey includes a challenging but rewarding ascent through a pass at 3400 meters above sea level, starting from the Kyzart village, via Kilemche valley to Son Kol lake. Along the way, travelers have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the local culture by staying with shepherd families in their yurts, dotted across the expansive jailoos, or summer pastures. This experience offers a chance to enjoy the simplicity and beauty of nomadic life, with the delights of fresh cream(qaymaq), homemade jam, freshly baked bread, and the finest kymyz (fermented mare’s milk) in the region. Riding from one jailoo to another, travelers will truly capture the vibe of the Kyrgyz nomadic tradition and the natural beauty of Son Kol Lake.

Horse riding to Son-Kol lake


Transfer from Bishkek to the Jumgal region in the morning (4 to 5 hours of driving). Arrive at Kyzart village, where lunch will be. After lunch your guide team will be waiting to greet you there with saddled up horses.Then we will go on horseback to the Kilemche Shepherd’s House. Along the way, you will enjoy beautiful mountain landscapes. Upon arrival at Kilemche valley, you will have free time to explore the area and observe the life of local nomads. In the evening, you can enjoy dinner and spend the night in cozy yurts of locals in Kilemche Valley.

On the second day, we start ascending on a horses to Son-Kul Lake. The first part of the journey will take us through the Jalgyz Karagai Pass, which stands at an altitude of 3400 meters. Here, you will witness breathtaking panoramic views of Son- Kul Lake. After crossing the pass, our path follows along the lake shore to the Tuz Ashuu area. Here, you can enjoy the beauty of the lake and spend the night in comfortable yurts. Lunch/dinner/overnight in the yurt camp of “Ruslan”. 

On the third day, we continue our journey around Son-Kul Lake and cross the Kara-Kiya Pass at an altitude of 3400 meters. From here, we descend to the village of Kyzart, where you will have lunch at a guesthouse. After lunch, late afternoon transfer back to Bishkek by car. Arrival in Bishkek around 19:00 pm.

Horse riding to Son-Kol lake

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group size minimum 2 persons

  • 2pax – 609$/person
  • 3pax – 439$/person
  • 4pax – 389$/person
  • Overnight in the yurt camp of Kilemche and SongKul (2 nights)
  • English speaking guide (also local guide service and horse rental for horseback riding)
  • All meals during the tour in the yurt camps  (Lunches, Dinners, and breakfasts)
  • Mineral water
  • Individual transport from Bishkek to the start point and picking up you from Kyzart village back to Bishkek.
  • Air flight ticket
  • Bishkek hotel accommodations
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Other services out of the program

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