Horseback tour to Sary Chelek lake 3 days

Destination: Sary Chelek lake, Jalalabad region

Description: Sary-Chelek is a gorgeous alpine lake in western Jalalabad oblast surrounded by walnut and fruit forests. Glaciers and permanent ice fields and high mountain lakes lie on the north facing slopes. The beauty of this lake can be compared with the best in the world; its waters often appear a greenish shade of blue and make excellent photographs.

Time: 3d / 2n

Distance: 55 km

Category: horseback, could be by trekking

Max Elevation: 000 m

Min Elevation: 000 m

Total Gain/Loss: 000m+ / 000m-

Months Possible: May – September

Difficulty: Moderate

Group size: any

Overnights: in tents

DAY 1: TO KARA SUU VILLAGE

Arrival in Karasuu village. Overnight and dinner in CBT home stay.

DAY 2: KARA SUU LAKE

Breakfast, followed by a briefing and choosing horses. Setting off northwards to Kara-Suu Gorge, crossing the river by wooden bridges. The gorge becomes rather narrow and the slopes are covered with a beautiful silver fir forest. Further on the track passes below a waterfall and then climbs over a pass to Kara-Suu Lake (1,800 m, 17 km, 4 hours). Have lunch and experience the real way of life on the jailoo (mountain pasture). Enjoy supper by an open fire.

DAY 3. KOTORMO PASS - SARY CHELEK LAKE

Breakfast, then continue the trek to Kotormo Pass at 2446 meter. On the descent from the Pass, stop for a picnic lunch in a field (7km, 3 hours).  After lunch, continue the trek and see the 5 lakes of Sary Chelek. Overnight and dinner in tents (10km, 3 hours).

DAY 4: IRI KOL LAKE - ARKYT VILLAGE

Breakfast and relax near Iri Kol Lake, followed by lunch at 12.00 pm. After lunch continue trekking among the nut forests and get a panoramic view of Sary-Chelek. Descend from the Pass to Arkyt village for dinner in a guesthouse (20 km, 4 hours). Overnight and dinner in a homestay.

DAY 5: TO BISHKEK CITY

Breakfast. Morning departure.

 

Number of days: 5
Covered regions:
Bishkek City
Batken
Chuy
Jalal-Abad
Naryn
Osh
Talas
Issyk-kul
Osh City
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Not included: sleeping bags, medicine, mineral waters
What to bring: trekking boots, weatherproof warm clothes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, torch, tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad Remarks: Tents, sleeping bags and mats are available upon request
Transport: SUV 4x4
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Tour categories:
Private tours
Cultural tours
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Offroad tours
Sightseeing tours
Winter tours
Special Event tours
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Languages:
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Payment Method

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.

Cancellation Policy

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.