Horse ride from Naryn to Tash Rabat - Following the nomadic traces
Horse ride from Naryn to Tash Rabat

Following the nomadic traces

Horse ride from Naryn to Tash Rabat
(Following the nomadic traces)

If you are not a fan of megacities, if you are tired of the noise of cars and a large crowd of people, if you prefer peace and quiet, nature and solitude, beauty and vast expanses, then this tour is for you. You will not only feel the power of the earth, imbued with the energy of freedom, but also understand why for many centuries the Kyrgyz have remained nomadic in the souls and way of life, why they leave villages every year and go into the mountains where there is no electricity, hot water or comfort. Why do they renounce the world of people?

Well, everything is clear: where a man is ruled by a phone, where silence is not heard even at night it is impossible to truly relax your soul and find peace with yourself. So, let's give up all our worldly concerns and forget for a few days that there are huge worlds created from glass and concrete and surrender to the will of nature, which has never failed its children and knows what is needed for our mental balance. It will definitely give you an unforgettable vacation and leave an indelible impression of such simple things, completely forgotten by modern man.

The most beautiful mountain landscapes will be pleasing to the eye, the crystal clear rivers will beckon with their coolness, the fresh air will ruffle your hair and nature will whisper to you how good it is to just live! Find peace and harmony in your soul, and then you will be able to return to the familiar world vigorous and full of energy. Our high mountains are waiting for you!

Available dates:

  • Jul 22 - Aug 06. 2024 | 4 places Book
  • Aug 19 - Sep 03. 2024 | 4 places Book
  • Individual dates are also available. Contact the program manager.

Trip details

Intensity Level 3
Season Summer
Begins in Bishkek
Ends in Bishkek
Airport Airport Manas (FRU)
Airport out Airport Manas (FRU)

Price: $ 1,800 (≥ 10 people)
≥ 8 people in the group: $ 2,050 per person
≥ 6 people in the group: $ 2,200 per person
≥ 4 people in the group: $ 2,500 per person

Great for Individuals Couples Families

Horse tour from Naryn to Tash Rabat will give you an unforgettable experience! Only in this tour absolutely wild places and untrodden paths are waiting for you, where you can find traces of ibex, goats, wolves, foxes, hares and mountain deer. You will visit the filming site of the famous Kyrgyz film “Descendant of the Snow Leopard”, you will see a real water mill and you can watch the whole process of making flour, visit the trout farm, see the unique and amazing waterfall Shar. The ruins of ancient fortresses, old mosques, nights in yurts with open canopy and billions of stars overhead are waiting for you. You will be told the stories of hunters and ak-sakals (elders) who would be happy to share beautiful legends with you while drinking healing herbal tea with a hot flat bread.

What's Included:

  • Accommodation by the program
  • Bishkek - "Asia Mountains" hotel or same standard
  • Along the road: Accommodation in yurts or houses of local people
  • Meals - full board
  • Horses
  • Transport by the program
  • English speaking guide
  • Professional horse guide

What's not included:

  • Any changes in the program
  • Alcohol beverages
  • Excursions not included in the program
  • Tips for driver, guides and hotel personnel
  • Any personal expenses in hotel: international calls, bar, etc.
  • Single supplement of 60 USD

Arriving at the airport Manas. Transfer to Bishkek. Accommodation at the hotel and rest. City tour with visiting colorful Osh bazaar where you may buy fresh and dry fruit, berries and nuts. You will visit the main Ala-Too square with the change of guards, old square with the Lenin statue, Manas complex with Philharmonic hall and Victory square with the central mall - ZUM.


Moving to the city of Naryn. On the way we will visit the historical-architectural complex of Burana Tower (X - XII in). Burana tower (minaret) is located on the territory of an ancient settlement 90km far from Bishkek. The historians and archeologists proved that the settlement was once the capital of Karakhanid Khanate and was called Balasagun which was founded in the 10th century AC. Burana tower is the central monument of this complex. Lunch in the family of local residents. Arriving in Naryn, we stop for the night in a guest house. Dinner.


Start horse trek. From Naryn we go to the village of Char, where we organize lunch. Along the way we will meet a large number of local residents and herders. Further our path lies through the mountains to the village Okmuz, where we stop for the night.


Rest day. After a day of riding we will definitely need to rest. We will spend the day in the village, getting acquainted with the culture, customs and traditions of the local people, as well as be able to see the workshops for the manufacture of objects made of felt.


We continue riding horses. Riding horses again, we will continue our way to the village Borondu. Lunch Time. Further, through the Kok-Kumbёz we get to the mountain yurt camp Sary-Tal, where we will stop for the night.


Kyndy Pass. Today there is going to be an amazing trip to the mountains called "Selkinchek", where they filmed the famous Kyrgyz movie "Kojo-Jash" which is translated as"The Descendant of the Snow Leopard." This beautiful wild places, untrodden paths, where you can find traces of ibex, goats, wolves, foxes, hares, and mountain deer. We will start from the village of Sary-Tal, ride to the yurt village of Bosogo. Here we will have lunch and walk through the village.

In the Kyrgyz customs man can pass from one tent to another all day on paying a visit to this or that family, where he will always be welcome and will always find fresh bread and tea. After being a guest in couple of houses we will continue our way and stop in 5-6 km before the pass Kyndy. Here we will be able to taste kumys in one of the yurts and rest a bit, we will go into the mountains and soon come to the destination point. In the evening we will return to the village of Sary-Tal. Night in a yurt.


Short horse ride. On this day we will have a small horse transition to Ozgorush village where we will stop for the night in the home of local residents.


From the village Ozgorush we climb into the mountains Next, we get to the village of Taldy-Suu, where we will be able to see the real water mill and see the whole process of the production of flour. Lunch in the family and move into the gorge Jol-Bogoshtu. Overnight in the yurt camp.


Way to the waterfall. Today, our goal will be a beautiful waterfall called Shar. Picnic. The descent to the village of Bash-Kaiyndy. Night in the house of the local people.


Trout farm. Morning will be free. We will meet with the villagers, ak-sakals, and will get a chance to see the trout farm. After lunch we will make the transition to the village of At-Bashi. Night in the family.


Ancient fortress of Koshoi-Korgon. Today will be saturated. The entire path will run through beautiful mountains. We will visit the remains of the fortress of Koshoi-Korgon. After passing through the village of Kalinin, we will see the old mosque built here in the 18th century. This night we will stay in the Zhanyguch village.


By mountain trails. Going down and getting up, we will ford small rivers and cross green meadows, today we will reach the village of Kyzyl-Tuu, and then come to the village of Kazybek. Lunch in the family. At night we will stay in the village of "Pogranichnic".


Ancient fortress of Tash Rabat. Our next stop will be the fortress of Tash Rabat. Tash-Rabat is amazing place: it’s a caravanserai of 11th century located in the Tash-Rabat gorge. This small valley lies at an altitude of 3000 m and is beautiful in its soft landscapes and fanciful shapes of rocks. We will spend this night in a yurt camp.


Day of rest. Tour to the historic complex - Tash-Rabat fortress. Among the medieval architectural historical monuments of Central Asia you won’t find anything similar to Tash-Rabat. Historians and archeologists still didn’t come to a consensus about the question of who and why built this majestic monument in this wild place. Tash-Rabat is considered to be the biggest and hardest to build stone construction which doesn’t have any analogues on the vast territory from the Gobi desert to the Caspian Sea. Some researches consider it to be a Christian monastery that played a role of caravanserai for traders, others claim that it was a fortress and had a defensive value. A walk through the gorge. Return to the camp.


Long drive to Bishkek (560 km). Lunch in Naryn. Arriving in the capital. Accommodation at the hotel. Farewell dinner.


Transfer to the airport. Transfer to the airport for the flight home. End of program

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