Trip Name: “7 days of horseback riding from Arashan to Boz Uchuk ”
Duration: 7 days 6 nights
Category: Horseback riding (for the beginners and good riders)
Season: May – October
Location: Issuk Kul oblast, Ak Suu District
Requirements: Trekking boots, weatherproof warm clothes, hat, sleeping
bag, tent, carry mat, sunscreen and sunglasses
Day 1: Transfer from Karakol to the beginning of Arashan valley ( 30 min). After meeting with our Horse guide you will get instructions about horse riding (most important is to be calm). The trip is started in the beautiful Arashan gorge, comfortable riding on the dirt road with almost no traffic. After 3-4 hours riding you will get to the Yrta camp in Arashan valley where you will stay overnight, in the afternoon you will have free time to ride horses around the gorge. Overnight in the yrta
Day 2: After breakfast we will get to the Anyr Tor valley, this valley ended with 4800 meters peak: Tashtan Bek Tor, where you will come close to the glacier of this peak. After 2-3 hours riding we will get to the top of Ortok pass ( 3600 meters) from the top of the pass you will have a great view of Sky mountains surrounded the valley. Ride down to the Almaluu valley to set up the camp. Second camping area is located in Almaluu valley. Riding hours 5-6, overnight in the tent.
Day 3 : Another day to het to the summit of the Range, at this day you will cross Ailanysh pass
( 3400 meters elevation), after 3 hours riding you will get to the top of the pass, from the top of the pass you will have a panoramic view of Almaluu valley with shepperds yrt camps and summer pasture. After small brake and enjoying the scenery we will ride down to Jergez valley. Riding hours 5-6, overnight in the tent.
Day 4: At This Day we will make a day ride to the waterfalls of Jergez valley, this waterfalls takes water from the glacier on the top of the Range. This is a sightly eminence that located at 3400 meters elevation above sea Level. Riding hours 5-6, overnight in the tent
Day 5: Crossing the Boz Uchuk pass, the top of the pass is located on 3500 meters elevation above sea level; this is the one of the passes on Teskey Range that crossable by horses. The trail slowly ascend to the top, after small brake we will ride down to Boz valley where you will spend the night at the Shepperds Yrta camp. Riding hours 6-7, overnight in the yrta camp
Day 6: Free day of horseback riding, Boz Uchuk valley is a typical summer pasture where you will meet shepherds. This is very comfortable area for riding and enjoying the Nature. You will ride up in the valley and visit top of the pass for panoramic view. In the end of the day you will get hot tea in the Traditional yrta with Hospitality local people. 5-6-7 hours riding, overnight in the yrta.
Day 7 : Last day of this journey, ride down by Boz Uchuk valley trough the forest and waterfall to the meeting point at the beginning of the gorge. Riding hours 3-4, transfer to Karakol ( 40 min). End of the trip.