From Shamsi to Son-Kul Lake
(Horse riding trip in Kyrgyzstan)
Equestrian tour in the Tien Shan is a unique opportunity not only to visit the Tien-Shan mountains and the high-mountain Son-Kul lake, get acquainted with the life of local Kyrgyz nomads, taste the national Kyrgyz cuisine, but also a unique opportunity to touch the history of the caravan routes of the Great Silk Road...
The nature of the Tien Shan is unique. Forests are found here only at the beginning of our route, but green hills in summer and bright yellow in autumn are simply mesmerizing with their beauty and endlessness. A huge number of small streams and rivulets glisten in the sun inviting everyone to try their crystal clear water originating somewhere very far away from huge majestic glaciers. Huge flocks of sheep, cows and horses scurry up and down the slopes sometimes so far from the shepherd's house that it seems that it is here, in a mountainous country called Kyrgyzstan that wild herds are still preserved peacefully grazing on the mountain slopes under protection of Mother Nature.
The culmination of our trek will be Son-Kul Lake located over 3000 meters above sea level reflecting the blue sky and the emerald green hills surrounding it. Here, from early summer to mid-October modern nomads live in their yurts grazing cattle on the jailoo. Here is a different life - measured, calm, no one is in a hurry and you should not be. All you need is to breathe deeply forgetting about problems and affairs, forgetting about the bustle and city chaos, enjoying the beauty of nature and its perfection. The Tien Shan mountains are waiting for you to give you energy and leave amazing memories!