Tour to the south of Issyk-Kul lake - Eagle hunting, horses and shyrdaks
Tour to the south of Issyk-Kul lake

Eagle hunting, horses and shyrdaks

Tour to the south of Issyk-Kul lake
(Eagle hunting, horses and shyrdaks)

Traditions of the Kyrgyz people are lost in big cities, on noisy streets, between tall skyscrapers. However, in the depths of the country far from big cities people respect and honor the customs of their ancestors, follow traditions and try to follow the lifestyle of their ancestors.

If you have already visited the gorges near Bishkek, if you bathed in the hot springs of Issyk-Ata, went to a waterfall in the Ala-Archa National Park and rode horses in the Shamsi Gorge, we suggest that you diversify your leisure time and go for the traditional activities of the Kyrgyz people in the village of Bokonbaevo, where berkutchi live - hunters with falcons and until now teach birds this type of hunting for wild animals; where there is a factory for the manufacture of felt products and where you can ride horses.

In just 260 kilometers from Bishkek, interesting adventures wait for you, where you can participate in the manufacture of shirdaks - national rugs for yurts, take a horse ride to high mountain pastures (jailoo) and where you can see the mighty golden eagles hunting.

A lunch will also be organized for you in a yurt camp on the shore of the lake and you can swim in the evening on the way home, when there is no hot sun and the opportunity to burn your skin.

Available Dates

  • summer 2024 | 10 places Book
  • *Individual dates are also available.
  • Trip details

    Intensity Level 1
    Season Summer
    Begins in Bishkek
    Ends in Bishkek
    Wildlife Birds, Predator birds, Rodents


    Great for Individuals Families Couples

    This tour contains the traditional activities of the Kyrgyz people - horseback riding, production of national carpets and falconry. All this is possible in one day in the village of Bokonbaevo on the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul. The road from the capital to the village will take only 3 and a half hours. You will visit a factory for the manufacture of felt products, take a horse ride to a jailoo and watch a falconry show, and then if you have time, you can drive to the lake and swim.

    What's Included:

    • Transport according to the program
    • Lunch in a yurt camp
    • Shirdak show in the village of Bokonbaevo
    • Horse ride
    • Golden eagle show on jailoo
    • Guied (group of min 10 pax)

    What's not included:

    • Any changes in the program
    • Alcohol beverages
    • Excursions not included in the program
    • Guide (group less then 10 pax)

    Bishkek – Bokonbaevo village (260 km / 3.5 h). Gathering at the Asia Mountains hotel and departure from Bishkek at 8 in the morning. The road runs through the Chuy valley and winds through the Boom gorge. We will go to the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul and finally will find ourselves in the valley of the lake. We will continue our journey and stop in the village of Bokonbaevo. Here we will visit a local felt factory, where we will take a look and take part in the process of making national rugs - shirdaks.

    After lunch, we will ride horses to a jailoo, where the local Berkutchi will gladly tell us about his birds, let us hold them in hands and will arrange a falconry show. If we have time, we will stop on the lake to swim. Closer to the evening the car will take you back to the capital.

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