Jailoo is a pasture where Kyrgyz shepherds graze their herds in the summer, and Song Kol is the gem of jailoo, stunning 270 km2 of sparkling water at an altitude of 3016 m, surrounded by mountains of 3700 m from all sides. To get the most out of jailoo, go to the lake through the mountains surrounding the western tip of the Kochkor Valley, move from jailoo to jailoo and stay with the families of shepherds in remote meadows away from the beaten track. Enjoy homemade jam, fresh cream, bread still warm from the oven, and the best koumiss (fermented mare's milk) around. The route passes through the remote Jumgal region and reaches Song Kola through the Dzhalgyz-Karagay pass (Lonely spruce) on the northern shore.
Day 1: Bishkek - Kyzart village. Kilimzailo.
After breakfast, transfer from Bishkek to Kyzart village (5 hours), where you will start horse riding. We start horseback riding in Kilemche. The name means “like a carpet”, and this strip of grass covers entire mountain ranges, with such subtle shades as any shirdak (a shirdak is a Kyrgyz felt carpet). Dinner in a yurt.
Horse time: 5 hours.
Day 2: Kilemche - Song Kol Lake Morning ascent to the Dzhalgyz Karagay pass (3400 m), the entrance to the lake basin. The trek offers a magnificent view of the meadows and mountain ranges. After lunch at Jaman Echki, follow the shore of the lake west to Tuz Ashuu and meet the host family of Kyrgyz shepherds. Overnight in a yurt. Enjoy typical local dishes like sour-milk mare and grilled fish from the lake. Horse time: 1 hour
Day 3: Song Kol Lake - Kyzart. After breakfast, you can ride on the equestrian shore of the lake. After lunch Transfer to Kyzart through the Kara-Kiya Ashuu pass (3500 m). Arrival in Kyzart. Travel time 5 hours (30 km).
The standard cost of a three-day tour is (US $):
1 person $ 290
2 people = $ 190 per person
3 people = $ 180 per person
4 people = $ 165 per person
• Accommodation and meals:
• Horseback riding guide (English-speaking)
• Round trip
• Mineral water B
cost not included
• Travel insurance
• Bank tax,
• Additional services not mentioned in the program.
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.