Jailoo Hopping to the Song-Kol Lake – 3 days
Song Köl lake is an alpine lake in northern Naryn Province, Kyrgyzstan. It lies at an altitude of 3016 m. The lake's maximum length is 29 km, breadth about 18 km, and the deepest point is 19.2 m. It is the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan after Issyk Kul Lake, and the largest fresh water lake in Kyrgyzstan. Its name, meaning "following lake", is popularly considered to refer to this relation. It is surrounded by a broad summer pasture and then mountains. Its beauty is greatly praised, but it is rather inaccessible. There are no permanent facilities on the lake, but local herders will provide supplies and rent yurts and restroom facilities.
Early breakfast transfer to Jumgal valley to starting point of the horse ride below the Kyzart pass. Meeting with the guide and horsemen. Within sight of the road, cross Kyzyl-Kiya jailoo, an enormous, relatively flat sea of grass. Continue over the Chaar-Archa Pass (3 061 m) into the Chaar-Archa Valley and eat a tasty lunch at Kilemche jailoo, with views of holy 4400 m Baba-Ata Mountain. The name means “like a carpet,” and this swathe of grass covers whole mountain ranges, with shadings as subtle as any shyrdak (shyrdak is a Kyrgyz felt carpet). Dinner in a yurt.
Spend the morning climbing to Jalgyz Karagai pass (3400m), enter the lake basin. The trek offers superb views of grassland and mountain ranges. After lunch at Jaman Echki, follow the lakeshore east to Batai Aral, and meet the host family of Kyrgyz shepherds. Overnight in yurt，enjoy typical local food, such as fermented mare’s milk and grill fish from the lake.
Day 3: Song Kol lake - Kochkor
After breakfast you can walk shore of the lake. After lunch Transfer to Kochkor by the Kalmak Ashuu pass(3446m) Arrival in Kochkor.
Transport 3 hours (110km)
Accommodation in the hostel.
Standard cost for the 3-days tour is (USD):
1 person $280
2 people = $160 per person
3 people = $150 per person
4 people = $140 per person
5 people = $130per person
6,7,8,9,10,11,12 people = $120 per person
- Horse guide(English speaking)
- Transport go/back
- Mineral water
Price doesn’t include
- Travel insurance,
- Air tickets,
- Tax of bank,
- Additional services not mentioned in the program.
- trekking boots,
- weatherproof warm clothing,
- hat, sunglasses
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.