5 best horseback riding tours around Karakol, Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyzstan is an ideal place for horseback riding. Because the most beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan are located high in the mountains and there are few good roads to get there. Especially in Isyk Kul region. If you like horseback riding, here below, we made a list of best horseback riding tours around Karakol.
Starting from Jyrgalan Valley you will visit the mountain lakes Boz uchuk (3464 m), Aylanysh (3432 m), and Alakul lake (3500 m). On the passes you will see spectacular views of valleys and glacial peaks. And spend the night in the yurt Altyn Arashan and swim in the hot spring after a long day.
Beautiful romantic sunset over Isyk-Kul lake. That’s what describes this tour. In addition, the trail is not very touristic. So you will be alone with beautiful nature. Also, you will camp by beautiful lake Zhashyl kol(3200m)
Alakul lake is one of the most beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan and it is one of the best horseback riding tours around Karakol. The lake is located near Karakol town and at an altitude of 3500 meters above sea level. The best time to visit Alakul is from the beginning of July to the end of September.
If you think that there is nothing to do in Kyrgyzstan in the winter, it is absolutely not right. In addition to ski tours, you can also ride a horse. For example, riding a horse to Yeltsin peak is also a great option.
Altyn Arashan is a place with yurt camps, mountain huts, and hot springs near Karakol. And it’s incredibly beautiful. This tour is more suitable for those who want to relax more in nature. And doesn’t want to spend the night in tents.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Definitely yes. Because about 70 percent of the visitors of our horseback riding tours got on a horse for the first time. And they all do well.
The most of the horseback riding tours in Kyrgyzstan take place in the mountains. Therefore, we recommend first of all to dress warmly. Additionally, when you go on a horse you move less and you are cold more. Also be sure to prepare:
Raincoats,warm shoes and a hat. Also here you can read a useful article: Water and food during treks in Kyrgyzstan.
Yes, but not everywhere and not always. There is a lot of stress for the horse on the mountains. And at the end of the day, the horse just gets tired. Therefore, we ask visitors to take good care of horses.
Yes, our horses are in 30 minutes from Karakol. So you can contact us, we will organize short horseback riding to Panoramic view point of Karakol town.