Horse riding tour in Pamirs - Horse riding trip to Lenin peak Base Camp
Horse riding tour in Pamirs

Horse riding trip to Lenin peak Base Camp

Horse riding tour in Pamirs
(Horse riding trip to Lenin peak Base Camp)

Many people in their life would like to see the Great Pamir Mountains. Some of them travel by a well-known Pamir highway, some of them climb Lenin Peak but now we offer you to ride horses along the paths of majestic Pamir. Snowy mountains will surround you, high peaks reaching the sky will look at you from above and the desert mountain plateaus will greet you with fresh air.

The duration of the tour is 15 days. Starting in the historical city of Osh you will be able to plunge into the busy life of Asia visiting its historical sights and colorful markets. After that you will drive to Kojo- Kelen village where your horses will be already waiting for you and from here your horse riding will start. You will go over mountain passes, ride along crystal clear rivers, visit local villages and enjoy the views of Pamir mountains.

On this tour you will also have a chance to stay at the base camp of Lenin Peak from where all of the mountaineers start their way to the mountain summit. You will be able to get acquainted with the life of mountaineers and walk in the surroundings. You will have a chance to visit local people, stay at their homes, eat Kyrgyz cuisine, see their way of life and traditions. It will be a great journey that will enrich you with positive energy and will give you a lot of happy memories.

Available dates:

  • Jul 15 – Jul 29, 2024 | 4 places Book
  • Aug 05 – Aug 19, 2024 | 4 places Book
  • Individual dates are also available. Contact the program manager.

Trip details

Intensity Level 2
Season Summer
Begins in Osh
Ends in Osh
Airport Airport Osh (OSS)
Airport out Airport Osh (OSS)
Wildlife Mountain goats, Marmots, Birds, Predator birds, Rodents, Yaks, Hares, Snakes, Boars, Wolves, Foxes

Price: $ 1,650 (≥ 10 people)
≥ 8 people in the group: $ 1,750 per person
≥ 6 people in the group: $ 1,900 per person
≥ 4 people in the group: $ 2,100 per person

Great for Families Couples

Horseback riding in Kyrgyzstan is a fascinating journey that will give you beautiful views of the valleys, peaks and passes. During this horse riding trip in Kyrgyzstan you will get acquainted with the life of nomadic people, visit a real yurt and try national cuisine. The route passes in a remote mountain area. And probably you will not meet other tourists. Also you have a chance to see mountain goats, gophers and other animals.

What's Included:

  • Transportation along the route (2-4 people – Mitsubishi Delica, 5-10 people – Mercedes Sprinter van)
  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodation by the program (3* hotels in Osh city, home stays in villages, tents and yurts on route)
  • Entrance fees to all of the sights
  • Meals by the program – full board
  • Professional horse guide and a helper
  • Concert on the last day of the tour
  • Horses for riding
  • Water – 1l. p/d/p/p

What's not included:

  • Any changes in the program
  • Alcohol beverages
  • Excursions not included in the program
  • Tips for guide, driver and other personnel
  • Any personal expenses: international calls, bar, souvenirs, etc.
  • Any type of insurance
  • International flights and home flights (from Bishkek to Osh – the price is about 50 USD per ticket)
  • Personal equipment for horse riding (helmets, elbow pads and knee pads)
  • Single Supplement – 40 USD

Osh – Kojokelen valley. Osh – Kojo-Kelen Valley (105 km). Let’s start from morning visit of the bazaar to buy fresh food before leaving Osh. Then we take the road to Kojo-Kelen Valley. After 2 hours of drive, we stop at the edge of Papan artificial lake to have a picnic. The road follows the Ak-Bura River and passes through several small villages. At the end of the asphalt road, a track continues into a groove. After fifty kilometers, the Kojo-Kelen valley opens with a reddish landscape background. After accommodation into a homestay we will take a small walk on the path of the coal mine with panoramic views of the ocher color cliffs. Back to the village. Dinner and overnight at a homestay.


Kojo-Kelen – under Jiptik pass. Riding day to Jiptik pass. Morning tour of the sacred mountains of Kojo-Kelen, ocher lands sculpted by rain and wind. Then we cross a forest area and ride up to the last yurts. Meet with nomads. Dinner and overnight in tents at 2800m.


Сross Jiptik Pass – Darbaza-Tash (north Sary-Mogol). Djiptik Mountain pass is located on the height of 4185m. In the morning, we will ride by an old path along the river, then we will cross different moraines left by the vanished glaciers. At the pass there is a grand view of the peak Lenin on the other side of the valley of the Pamir Alai. Descent into the canyon to Darbaza-Tash yurt camp. Meals and overnight in yurt.


Darbaza-Tash to Akkiya campsite (6 hours ride 20km). As we leave our camp, we will head by the passage along the grassy slope of the north Sary-Mogol. Need to be mentioned: we will pass through two coalmines and it is not the most beautiful view but after a few kilometers we will get to the green pasture surrounded by unusual form mountains. Then we are tempted to climb the grassy slopes and go above the river on the right. Further, after a few kilometers we will cross the river again to the left and climb the steep slope with a view on the river. This section could worry those who are afraid of heights, but you can be sure of the stability of the path. At the top of the slope there is a small down section, free and open, here we will put our camp.


From the camp to the lakes and back to the camp of Sary-Mogol (20km 6hours). This day of the trek is very beautiful but quite tough. The distance is short, but the way to and back will take us about 6 hours. This day we will walk to the pass and come back by the same trail, we will take lunch boxes with us and warm clothes because of unstable weather; we will leave the rest of the unnecessary things in the same camp.

One of our guides will look after the left things and the main guide will accompany you up to the pass. You will need very good trekking boots, because the path is very narrow and stony. Our aim today is to reach the top of the pass from where you can see a panoramic view of the Besh-Kol Lake.

Besh-Kol is a lake that flows one into another before entering a cavern, situated beneath Sary-Mogol Pass (4300m). The scenery of Besh-Kol is wild and untouched, with a wide array of wildlife including indigenous mountain goats. We will get to the pass by the lunch time, have a break and enough time to inspect all destinations. Return to the camp of Sary-Mogol in the evening.


Sary-Mogol camp to Kara-Kabak (20km; 6hours). After breakfast - departure towards the west. We ride the hills around 3900m. And a large plateau, where our way goes down into the gorge of Kara-Kabak. Finally, we will come to the camp in Kara-Kabak Valley. Overnight in tents at 3026m.


Kara-Kabak - Daimdjailoo; 6 - 7 hours of horseback ride. Early departure. After passing the hill on the right side, we will go up to the Kashka-Suu valley. A path between the juniper and other bushes in a narrow gorge. Arrival in the valley of Kok-Djar, the landscape here becomes wider. Crossing the Kok-Djar Pass of 4120 m. Descent to the lakes of Daimjailoo and Kosh-Kol. Setting up the camp. Dinner and overnight in tents at 3880m.


Daimdjailoo. As our horses also get tired, this day we will walk on foot to explore the lakes. Picnic at the shores of Twin Lakes and night at the same camp.


Damdjailoo – Sary-Mogol: Short day trek on horseback (4h) and transfer to Lenin Peak base camp. After breakfast, start the horse riding along the Balyk-Zhuugan to Kashka-Suu village, stop near the river. We will leave the horses and horsemen here and further drive to Lenin Peak base camp. This day you will sleep in good equipped tents, take a shower and have a great time.


Day of rest and recreation. You will have full day in the camp with possibility to walk in the surroundings.


Lenin Peak base camp - Sary-Mogol - Tulparkol lake (25km; 5-6h ride). Morning drive to Sary-Mogol village and from here departure by horse at 9 am. Start from Sary-Mogol to Tulpar-Kol Lake Yurt camp, in the direction of Lenin Peak, on the way whole wide view of Alay valley is seen with all its beauty, when you approach the yurt camp, you will enjoy the marvelous mountain lake Tulpar-Kol and at the shores of the lake a pleasant yurt camp of CBT which will provide you with overnight and delicious dinner in a yurt. Accommodation altitude is 3000m. The Highest walking height is 3500m.


Tulpar-Kol- Tuyuk canyon (6hours ride). After breakfast, you will walk up to the panoramic view over the yurt camp, see total 42 small lakes. About 2 hours walk up and down, then ride again to Tuyuk yurt camp. Here you will get a feel of nomadic life staying in Kyrgyz shepherd yurts and eating a lot of dairy foods (kefir, butter, milk, boiler bread, domestic jam). After lunch we will have time to explore the canyon, we will have a small hike from the yurt camp to the head of the canyon. In the evening, you can see the life of a shepherd: milking a yak and a cow, grazing sheep, horses, donkeys; wild animals, birds, woodchucks can be visible.


Tuyuk canyon - Bouke valley (3-4 hours ride). Continue the horse riding along the magical scenery of the wide Kosh-Korgon valley, on the way there are stunning views of pastures against the backdrop of snow-capped, 3000m mountain peaks. Very wide valley attracts viewers with charming landscapes. Every traveler can get acquaintance with ancient nomadic life of Kyrgyz shepherds’ life. Total time: 3-4hours. Walking distance: 11 km


Horse riding to Sary-Mogol along the Kosh-Korgon valley (5-6hours). Riding along the amazing mountains of Pamir-Alay valley, lots of summer pastures with locals who live in yurts and huts in such a paradise with cattle which astonish tourists by fascinating landscapes.

This is the last day of Pamir-Alay horseback tour. This evening you will have a special dinner with Kyrgyz mini concert show dedicated to you in the guesthouse in Sary-Mogol (komuz, accordion) and a gift - a handmade souvenir.


Transfer to Osh. After breakfast the car will take you back to Osh. Free time in Osh. Night in the hotel.

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