12 days horseriding on the Great Silk Road (Kyrgyzstan)

12 days horseriding on the Great Silk Road (Kyrgyzstan)



05 Aug 09:00 - 16 Aug 09:00 - Bishkek
Nomad's Land

Route

We welcome you to discover the accent Silk Road in the Terskei Alo-Too mountain range on the south shore of the Issyk-Kul Lake. This adventure will lead you through the Tien-Shan mountain range where you will pass through high mountain valleys and see snow-capped peaks all around you. It will be possible to meet semi-nomadic people living in the mountains where you will be able to share bread and tea with them.

Day 1 Bishkek - Tamga. Night in homestay
Day 2 Tamga - Juuku: In the morning transfer to Juuku valley, then start of our horse trek into Jukku valley. Night in tents.
Day 3 Juuku: Crossing the Juuku pass (3800 m.) We will meet with the shepherd and the local nomads who hold us in an amazingly beautiful place - Sirt. Overnight in tents.



Day 4 Kumtor Gorge: We descend into the gorge Kumtor. At the depth of the gorge on 3 meters over the ground is icy ground, we will see a huge gold mine, the ridge Ak Shyyrak. Night in tents.
Day 5 Ak-Bel Pass: We pass the Ak Shyyrak ridge (“white side”) through the pass Ak-Bel (“white back”). Between the traces of hunters and seekers of gold, we find the way of caravan. Night in tents.
Day 6 Pass Ishtik: We resume the path and go to an old caravansarai Ishtik, crossing the Ishtik small pass and stay in the camp. Taking a rest and a bath at the end of the day. Night in the camp.
Day 7 Ishtik - Tez: In the morning we will go towards the Chinese border, will see the most beautiful view of the serpentine, which opens on the border with China. Then go back to the river Ishtik and enter the Tez canyon to get to a small farm.
Day 8 Tez - Uch Koshkon: We'll go along the south side of the Ak Shyyrak ridge and reach village of Uch Koshkon. Night at the local’s house.
Day 9 Ouch Koshkon - Ak Shyyrak: After 10 km we arrive in Ak Shyyrak. The whole day walk through a tiny village, which is lost among the Tian Shan. We’ll see yaks. We arrive at the yurt camp. Night in a yurt.
Day 10 Ak-Shyyrak - Karakol: We leave the horses and head for Sirt, Kara Sai. We have dinner at a local yak herder. We move in the direction of Issyk-Kul Lake, then to Suyak Pass (4021 m), further Barskoon Pass (3754 m) and arrive in Karakol. Night in a guest house
Day 11 Karakol - Bishkek: In the morning we arrive in Bishkek. You have time to buy souvenirs. Night at the hotel or at the local guest house.
Day 12 Bishkek Manas Airport

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