Acquaintance with Kyrgyz Horse

Acquaintance with Kyrgyz Horse

Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
Season: May – September
Route: Bishkek – Tamga village – Tamga gorge – Tosor gorge – Tamga village – Bishkek 
Level of difficulty: This tour is developed for beginners in horse riding.

Kyrgyz people for Centuries led a nomadic way of life. The horse in their lifes are an indispensable assistant. As before, the horse remains the most convenient and reliable transportation at mountain trails. The Kyrgyz horse is hardy - perfectly tolerates heat and cold, is also unpretentious in food. She has a calm disposition. The horse belongs to the breed "Mongolian" type. This is the most common breed of horses in Central Asia.

It is possible to get acquainted with the Kyrgyz horse and be in the role of a nomad during the horse riding tour along the foothills of Tamga and Tosor. 

Day 1.
Airport – Bishkek (35km)
Meeting at the airport. Transfer to Bishkek. Little rest, accommodation in guest house/hotel. Excursion around Bishkek. Visiting downtown main Ala Too square, White House, Oak park, Artist's avenue, oriental Osh market(“bazaar”), museums, souvenir shops. Dinner in a local cafe. (LD)
Altitudes during the day (above sea level): Bishkek city – 700 m

Day 2.
Bishkek – Tamga (320km)
Transfer to Tamga village. On the way excursion to Komorchek place (canyons of red sandstone). Stop in Boom gorge. Accommodation in guest house. (BLD)
Altitudes during the day (above sea level): Bishkek city – 700 m, Tamga – 1685m

Day 3.
Tamga valley
Riding along Tamga gorge to former mountain base. Putting camp on plateau, near fir forest. Overnight in tents. (BLD)
Altitudes during the day (above sea level): Tamga gorge – 2000-2500m 

Day 4.
Djolborstu gorge – Tosor gorge
Riding from Djolborstu gorge to Tosor gorge. Overnight in tents. (BLD)
Altitudes during the day (above sea level): Djolborstu gorge, Tosor gorge – 2100-2700m

Day 5.
Tosor gorge – Tamga village
Riding from Tosor gorge to Toguz Bulak river. Return to Tamga guest house. (BLD)
Altitudes during the day (above sea level): Tosor gorge – 2100-2500m, Tamga – 1685m

Day 6.
Swimming at the Issyk Kul Lake. Accommodation in guest house. (BLD)
Altitudes during the day (above sea level): Tamga – 1685m

Day 7.
Tamga – Bishkek (320km)
Transfer to Bishkek. On the way excursion to Skazka ("Fairy Tale") canyon and to the felt workshop in Bokonbaevo village. Farewell dinner in restaurant. Accommodation in guest house/hotel. (BLD)
Altitudes during the day (above sea level): Tamga – 1685m, Bishkek – 700m

Day 8.
Bishkek – Airport (35km)
Transfer to airport. Flight back home. (B)
Altitudes during the day (above sea level): Bishkek city – 700 m


Service includes:
Double or twin accommodation in guesthouses/hotels according program;
Transport for transfers during tour;
Cook and full board during tour;
English speaking guide;
Tents, kitchen and camping equipment during tour;

Service doesn't include:
Accommodation in hotels before and after the program;
Alcohol and soft drinks;
Transfers, excursions or horse riding over the program etc.;
Visa and invitation letter to Kyrgyzstan;
Medical insurance.

Clothing and Equipment

Sunscreen (at least 20SPF)
Chapstik or equivalent lip balm
Sunglasses with UV protection
At least a 25 Liter backpack for personal items
Sleeping bag 
Sleeping mat
Head lamp (eg Petzl) spare bulbs & batteries 
T-Shirts, long-sleeved T-shirt, shorts
Trekking pants
Fleece jacket or pullover 
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) 
Down vest and/or jacket (optional) 
Waterproof jacket (Gore-Tex) with hood
Waterproof pants (Gore-Tex)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks - 2 pairs (for sleeping in tents cotton socks - 3 pairs)
Thin gloves for trekking and overnight    
Sun hat or scarf 
Warm fleece hat or light balaclava 
Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces 
Footwear for around camp, eg running shoes and/or sandals