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Song Kol Lake is a large alpine lake and truly a gift of nature. It is located at an altitude of 3016 m above sea level, being so high, only in summer you can fully enjoy its blue, get acquainted with the life of modern nomads, live in Kyrgyz yurts and taste the national dishes of our hospitable Kyrgyz people. We learn about everyday life and Kyrgyz traditions, national games, huge flocks of sheep, horses, cows, we may meet camels and yaks. We will plunge into the habitual habitat of a nomadic people, which for decades has not lost its uniqueness.

DETAILED ITINERARY:

  • DAY 1: BISHKEK - SONG KUL LAKE

      Departure to Song Kol Lake through a few amazing valleys and high passes (driving time (asphalt + dirt road): 5-6 hours). After arrival, rest in a yurt camp, a walk along the lake. In the evening there will be a short briefing on horse riding, and time to drink - kymyz. Kymyz ecological clean, healing drink of nomads, made from mare's milk. To do this, in a special leather bag saba pour ferment and mare's milk, then beat for about 15 hours. The result is a national drink Kyrgyz - kymyz.

      Note: the living conditions in the yurts are very traditional, which means that a person will have the opportunity to share a toilet outside the yurt and experience a real Kyrgyz way of life. Single accommodation is not available, 3-5 people in the yurt.

  • DAY 2: TUZ ASHU PASS

      Horse hiking to the Tuz Ashu pass (3400m). From the Tuz Ashu pass there is a magnificent view of the lake. The lake is surrounded by alpine meadows. Overnight in yurt camp.

  • DAY 3: BATAI ARAL - TAILAK BAATYR MAUSOLEUM

      Horse ride to Batai Aral. On the northern shore of the lake is the only stone building in the entire valley - the Tailak Baatyr mausoleum, built at the end of the 19th century. This place is great for galloping horses. Overnight in yurt camp.

  • DAY 4: SONG KOL LAKE - BURANA TOWER - BISHKEK

      Day of return to Bishkek (driving time (asphalt + dirt road): 5-6 hours). En-route visit an important point on the ancient Silk Road — the Burana Tower architectural complex, dated back to the 10th century, monuments include a minaret, remnants of a castle, and ancient warrior cemetery.

PACKAGE TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation (yurt camp)
  • Meals (full board)
  • Transport (minibus, SUV)
  • English speaking guide
  • Horses for horse riding
  • Local horseman
  • Drinking water

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Damir Alymbek Uulu

Founder "Kyrgyz Twins Adventures" & "Kyrgyzstan4All" Project

Your Private Tour Expert, I specialize in developing and managing unique tours that are tailored to the specific wishes and preferences of my guests. My passion for adventure and exploration has led me to develop the "Kyrgyzstan for all" project, which offers inclusive and accessible tours of our beautiful country. I have a particular love for trekking and horse riding, as well as singing, which is a great way to connect with the local culture. I have traveled to Singapore, Malaysia, Georgia, and the countries of Central Asia.