Horseback riding tour Jyrgalan - Bozuchuk lakes - Altyn arashan - Alakul lake

The best multi-day horseback riding tour around Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

Horseback riding tour Jyrgalan - Ala Kul lake

Route of mountain lakes, rivers, and glacial peaks. One of the best multi-day horse tours. You will visit the Jyrgalan Valley, Bozuchuk lakes, Ailanysh lakes, Altyn Arashan, and Alakul lake. During the tour, you will see the life of shepherds and interesting aspects of Kyrgyz life.

Also, you can read here, Packing list for travelers to Kyrgyzstan, Food, and water during treks in Kyrgyzstan.

Duration: 6 days, 5 nights

Difficulty level: Beginner rider

Period: June — End of September


Day 1. Jyrgalan — Bozuchuk Pass

Travel from Karakol to Jyrgalan Valley. Your guide will give instructions for riding a horse.  This day you will summit 2 passes: Terim Tor(3467 m) and Bozuchuk (3362 m). (5-6 hours) Overnight in a tent.


Day 2. Bozuckuk lakes — Ailanysh lakes

After early breakfast visit Bozuchuk lake. And get to Ailanysh lake summiting on the way Jergez Pass 5-6 hours. (3516 m). Overnight in tent (3000 m)

Day 3. Ailanysh Pass — Almaluu Valley

Leaving the campsite summit Ailanysh Pass (3671 m). On the top, you will see an amazing view of glacier peaks. (4-5 hours by horse) Overnight in a tent.

Day 4. Almaluu Valley — Altyn Arashan

Leaving the campsite you will summit Almaluu Pass (3700 m) and go down to Altyn Arashan. Overnight in yurt. Enjoy hot spring. 


Day 5. Altyn Arashan — Ala Kul Lake

Leaving the campsite you will travel to Alakul lake. Coming to Alakul pass(3900 m) you need to leave your horses and walk up to Alakul pass and see Ala kul lake(3500 m). Have here lunched. Then come down back to your horses and travel back to Altyn Arashan. Enjoy hot spring pool. Overnight in a yurt(2500 m)


Day 6. Altyn Arashan — Karakol

After breakfast, you can hike around Altyn Arashan. 1-2 hours. Then you will ride back to Aksu where you will finish the trip. Our car will drop you to Karakol town. 

The Map of multi day horseback riding tour Jyrgalan - Alakul lake.

What you need to prepare:

  • good, waterproof hiking boots,
  • warm clothes, in warm summer days the temperature is up to +15 C during the day and +5 at night,
  • raincoats, even in summer there can be snow, and sometimes it rains for days. 

Price for multi day horseback riding tour Jyrgalan - Altyn Arashan - Alakul lake


food during whole tour

2 nights in yurt, 3 nights in tent


horses and horseman

Price for 6 days. In Euro - €

2 persons  — €968 per person

3 persons — €946 per person

4 persons — €839 per person

5 persons — €818 per person

6-14 person — €780 per person