Great ride on horseback from Suusamyr Mountains to Lake Song-Kul

15 Days
Horseback Riding


15 days program of horseback riding from the North to the Center of Kyrgyzstan

This program was specifically designed for horse lovers. The route is not difficult but requires to be comfortable in the saddle. A journey through many types of landscapes from north to central Kyrgyzstan: to the lake Song Kul.


Manas International Airport

D 1 / Manas International Airport - Bishkek

Arrival in Bishkek. Meeting with the local guide in the airport. Transfer to the center of city. Having a rest. Lunch. Afternoon, visit of the capital. Dinner and return to the guest house. Overnight in guesthouse.

Base camp at Suusamyr

D 2 / Road to Suusamyr

Day of transfer to the Suusamyr valley. On the way stop at the bazaar Belovodskaya, before the passage of the tunnel Toe Ashuu, stroll to the lakes of the cervix and picnic. In the afternoon, we descend into the valley Suusamyr. Overnight in Homestay .

Korumdu lake suusamyr

D 3 / Suusamyr - Chong-Suu (jailoo)

In the morning, we drive to the start of our horsetrek, and begin to ride along the mountain lakes to the Korumdu. In the afternoon, we reach the pass of Kumbel and settle into a yurt camp in there against the latter. Overnight in yurt. 

Kyzyl Oy

D 4 / Chong-Suu (jailoo) - Kyzyl Oy

Descent by the Chong Suu valley to the village of Kyzyl Oy, time to relax or enjoy a shower. Homestay overnight.

D 5 / Kyzyl Oy - Koebiuk (jailoo)

We climb today in Kоebiuk valley, our goal is to find a yurt camp in the highlands of Gosh-Bel. Overnight in yurt.

Kyzyl Korgon

D 7 / Birlik (jailoo) - Kyzyl Korgon

We descend to the river Kekemeren, a canyon with red rocher walls, lined with gray-green meadows. Then we go up the canyon to the village of Kyzyl Korgon. Overnight in tents or at homestay.

D 8 / Kyzyl Korgon - Dungurume (Ming-Kush)

We continue up the canyon to the intersection of Ming Kush valley and set up camp in the valley parallel Dungurumé. Overnight in tents.

D 9 / Dungurume (Ming-Kush) - Ming-Kush (jailoo)

In the morning, we pass a small hill, the path is on the mountainside, then down between the red ocher mountains to the road of Ming Kush. In the afternoon, we reach the ghost town of Ming Kush, and then we continue our road to the pasture. Overnight in tents.

Donguz pass

D 10 / Ming-Kush (jailoo) - Donguz

We continue to climb in the Ming-Kush valley to the plateau and Donguz pass overlooking the valley Karakeche. Overnight in tents.

D 11 / Donguz - Karakeche pass

In the morning, we go down the pass and into the Karaketche valley known for its open coal mines. We find our way between the mines and join the road to Song-Kul. In the afternoon, we go up the pass of Karaketche and descent to the first pasture. Overnight in tents.

D 12 / Karakeche pass - Tulpar Tash (Song Kul)

In the morning, we descend to the lake Song-Kul, through huge meadows and a multitude yurt camp . At noon we arrive at our camp. End of the trek on horseback. Overnight in yurt.

Kyzart pass

D 13 / Tulpar Tash (Song Kul) - Tamchy

In the morning, free time to enjoy the silence and the steppes to discover the nomadic life of Lake Song-Kul. Visit of Kochkor handicraft. After lunch, we drive around the lake and get out of this wide basin to find the small village of Tamchy the shores of Issyk Kul Lake. Overnight in homestay.


D 14 / Tamchy - Bishkek

After a short morning swim, we hit the road to Bishkek. Arriving early afternoon for city tour. Night in guesthouse.

Options : rafting in Chuy or Chong Kemin river; hiking in the Konorchek canyon, visit of the Chong Kemin valley, visit of Burana tower and the Balasagun ancient city, baths in hot water springs of Issyk Ata.

Manas International Airport

D 15 / Bishkek - Manas International Airport

Depending on your flight time, your guide will join you to the airport and help you check in for your flight.  If your flight is later in the day your guide will show you more places in Bishkek before your flight.

We hope you enjoyed your trip to Kyrgyzstan and we hope you come back again to explore other counties in Central Asia with us. 



  • Organization of the stay
  • All transfers in vehicle incl. A / R airport
  • French speaking tour guide
  • Full board incl. drinking water
  • Accommodation described in the program
  • Carrying luggage during trekking and horse riding
  • Rent camping equipment (tents, mats, kitchen utensils)
  • All the visits indicated in the program
  • Entry fees at national parks or nature reserves
  • Entry fees at museums mentioned in the program
  • National or regional flights specified in the program
Non Include:
  • Insurance repatriation and CR insurance
  • International airfare and taxes
  • Alcohol or sweetened mineral water
  • Additional services not mentioned in the program
  • Staff costs and rental of personal equipment (ATV, sleeping bag, water bottle, flashlight, etc.)
  • Tips
  • Additional costs due to personal problems (health, loss of luggage, etc.)

Since July 27, 2012, the visa is not any more required for the persons of Swiss, EU, US, Canadian and Japanese nationalities (in total 44 new countries, for more information visit; passport should be with minimum of 6 months validity for period of 60 days maximum. Vaccination is not mandatory.

This is a draft program. It can be changed due to changes of flight schedules, safetely reasons, weather conditions and others imponderable or unforeseen conditions. Only our tour guide is authorized to take the necessary decisions. Prices are calculated daily and are subject to change in case of wide fluctuations in prices or exchange rates.

Though Kyrgyzstan evidenced caravans over 3000 years it is still a young developing country and infrastructure of villages is not at a very high level. Refusing hospitality might be offensive and in order to avoid misunderstanding one had better to read some guidebooks and other books about Kyrgyzstan before getting prepared to visit.

Hope to see you soon.

Nomad’s Land Team

We will help you to follow Marco Polo’s routes over the most beautiful passes of the Great Silk Road. This peculiar adventure will lead you to the land lying amidst the high Tien-Shan Mountains, a big mountain range between China and West. You will cross fast rivers and high mountains thanks to staying power of Kyrgyz horses, the most important animal for nomads from the ancient times.



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