2 Pass Horseback Tour from Bokonbaevo, Kyrgyzstan, 6 Days

Itinerary: Bokonbaevo – Tong-Ashuu (4023 m) – Teshin-Kul - Tosor-Ashuu (3893 m) - Kyl-Bel - Boz Salkyn - Bokonbaevo

Level of Difficulty: Moderate to difficult (Two passes: 4023 m, 3893 m)

Best season: July-September

Accommodation: Shepherd’s yurt or tent

You need to bring: Trekking boots, weatherproof warm clothes, hat, sunscreen, sleeping bag and mat if you sleep in tent

Meals: Breakfast and dinner are provided by the shepherds. Lunch can be provided by the guide or you bring it yourself.

Day Description Hours

Day 1 After breakfast at your guest house you will be picked up at 9 o’clock with the horses. You will ascend to over 2000 m of altitude to “Tong Ashuu” pass which is at 4023 m. After that the trail continues to the hot springs of “Jihuu-Suu”. Overnight in tents or yurts. 6-7

Day 2 You will go up to “Teshin-Kul” Lake at 3727 m. There you have the possibility to go fishing. The fish you catch will later be prepared for dinner. After that you will descend and stay close to the extraordinary rock formation “Ych Emchek”, which means “three breasts”. 6-7

Day 3 The tour continues up in the mountains where you will enjoy beautiful landscapes and panoramas. You will sleep close to the second pass “Tosor-Ashuu” at 3893m. 5-6

Day 4 After crossing “Tosor-Ashuu” you will descend. During this part of the trail you will see the astonishing panorama of Issyk-Kul Lake. You will spend the night at “Kyl-Bel” (3000m). 5-6

Day 5 On this day our tour takes you further down to the yurt camp “Boz Salkyn” where you will experience how real shepherds live. It’s located next to the sacred mountain “Tatar-Ata “. 5-6

Day 6 On the last day you will go back to Bokonbaevo. The tour will finish in the early afternoon. 3-4

Included services:
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Entrance fees (i.e. parks, events)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Accommodation (Hotel)
Transport: Horse/Camel