Discover the Untamed Beauty of Kyrgyzstan: A Horseback Adventure from Kel-Suu Lake to Shaar Waterfall

5 Days


Embark on a Journey Where Adventure Meets Tradition

Welcome to an extraordinary horseback riding tour, meticulously crafted for those who yearn for adventure and a deep connection with nature. Journey from the breathtaking Kel-Suu Lake to the majestic Shaar Waterfall, traversing through the heart of Kyrgyzstan’s rugged landscapes. This 5-day expedition is not just a tour; it’s an immersion into the nomadic lifestyle, an exploration of pristine natural wonders, and an adventure that promises memories to last a lifetime.

Why Choose Our Horseback Riding Tour?

Unparalleled Scenery: From the serene waters of Kel-Suu Lake to the cascading beauty of Shaar Waterfall, each day of our tour unveils new vistas and landscapes that seem painted by the hand of nature itself.

Cultural Immersion: Stay in traditional yurt camps, experience the warmth of Kyrgyz hospitality, and savor the local cuisine. This tour offers a unique opportunity to live alongside nomadic herders and learn about their centuries-old traditions and way of life.

Expert Guidance: Our professional English-speaking guides are not just experts in navigation, but are also deeply knowledgeable in the local culture, ensuring a safe, informative, and enriching experience.

Sustainable Adventure: We are committed to responsible tourism. By joining our tour, you support local communities and contribute to the preservation of Kyrgyzstan’s natural and cultural heritage.

Tour Highlights

  • Kel-Suu Lake: Start your adventure at one of Kyrgyzstan’s most stunning and secluded natural wonders, known for its dramatic cliffs and turquoise waters.
  • Yurt Camp Experiences: Embrace the nomadic lifestyle with nights spent in traditional yurt camps, under the vast Central Asian sky.
  • Jol-Bogoshtu Pass: Feel the thrill of riding through rugged terrain, with panoramic views that stretch across the horizon.
  • Birinchi May Village: Discover the warmth and hospitality of local villagers, offering a glimpse into the rural life of Kyrgyzstan.
  • Shaar Waterfall: Conclude your journey at this hidden gem, a perfect spot for reflection and admiration of the country’s natural beauty.

What’s Included

  • Professional English-speaking tour guides
  • Horse rental and all necessary equipment
  • Accommodations in traditional yurt camps
  • All meals throughout the tour
  • All necessary permits and entrance fees

Embark With Us

This tour is perfect for adventurers, nature lovers, and anyone looking to disconnect from the modern world and reconnect with the earth and its traditions. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a beginner eager to experience horseback riding through some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet, our tour offers an unparalleled adventure.

Ready for the Adventure of a Lifetime?

Join us on this unforgettable journey through the heart of Kyrgyzstan. Spaces are limited to preserve the quality of the experience and the pristine nature of our destinations. Book your spot now and saddle up for an adventure that promises not just to explore the landscapes of Kyrgyzstan but to transform your spirit.

Discover Kyrgyzstan. Discover Yourself.


Morning: Depart from Kel-Suu and meet the tour guides and horses at the designated starting point. After a brief orientation and introduction to horseback riding, we will begin our journey towards the Chuma Station area.
Afternoon: Enjoy a scenic ride with views of the stunning Kel-Suu Lake. The ride will take several hours, allowing you to immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty of the region.
Evening: Arrive at the yurt camp near the Chuma Station. Settle into your traditional Kyrgyz yurt for the night and enjoy a hearty dinner with local delicacies.

Morning: After breakfast, we will pack up and start our ride towards the Jol-Bogoshtu Pass. Today’s journey will take us through diverse landscapes, offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
Afternoon: Continue the ride towards the pass. The terrain will become more challenging as we approach the pass, providing an exhilarating experience for riders.
Evening: Camp near Jol-Bogoshtu Pass. Enjoy another night under the stars in a yurt camp, where you can relax in a traditional Kyrgyz yurt camp and share stories of the day’s adventure.

Morning: Begin the day with a descent from the Jol-Bogoshtu Pass towards the Birinchi May Village. The ride will be less strenuous, allowing for a more relaxed pace to take in the scenery.
Afternoon: Arrive at the Birinchi May Village and settle into the yurt camp. This is a great opportunity to interact with local nomads and learn about their way of life.
Evening: Spend the evening at leisure in the yurt camp. Enjoy traditional Kyrgyz hospitality and cuisine.

Morning: After breakfast, we will set off for Bash-Kaindy Village. The ride will take us through picturesque landscapes, with opportunities to spot local wildlife.
Afternoon: Arrive at Bash-Kaindy Village and set up camp. This village is known for its beautiful surroundings and offers a glimpse into rural Kyrgyz life.
Evening: Enjoy your final night on the tour in the tranquility of Bash-Kaindy Village. A farewell dinner will be served, celebrating the journey and the experiences shared.

Morning: On the final day, we will ride out to Shaar Waterfall, one of the hidden gems of the region. The ride to the waterfall will be filled with stunning views and the anticipation of seeing the waterfall up close.
Afternoon: Spend time at Shaar Waterfall, enjoying the natural beauty and taking photos. After lunch, we will begin our journey back to Bash-Kaindy Village.
Evening: The tour concludes upon our return to Bash-Kaindy Village. Say goodbye to your guides and horses before departing for your next destination.


What's Included in Your Adventure

  • Professional English-Speaking Guides: Expert guides who are not only knowledgeable about the terrain but also deeply embedded in the local culture, ensuring a rich and safe experience.
  • Horse Rental and Equipment: High-quality horses suited for riders of all experience levels, along with all necessary riding gear to ensure your comfort and safety throughout the journey.
  • Yurt Camp Accommodations: Authentic and comfortable yurt camps, providing a unique opportunity to experience traditional Kyrgyz nomadic lifestyle.
  • All Meals: Enjoy a variety of delicious, locally-sourced meals throughout the tour, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, prepared with traditional Kyrgyz flavors and techniques.
  • Permits and Entrance Fees: All necessary permits and entrance fees for the various destinations and activities included in the itinerary are covered.
  • Transportation: Any required transportation to and from the starting point of the horseback riding tour as per the itinerary.
  • Support Staff: Access to a support team, including camp staff and cooks, ensuring your needs are met throughout the tour.


  • Airfare: International and domestic flights to and from the starting point of the tour are not included.
  • Travel Insurance: Participants are strongly advised to purchase comprehensive travel insurance covering medical, travel interruption, and other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses such as souvenirs, additional snacks or beverages outside of meals provided, and other personal items are not included.
  • Tips and Gratuities: Tips for guides, support staff, and any other service personnel are not included and are left to your discretion based on the service received.
  • Optional Activities: Any activities not outlined in the tour itinerary, such as additional excursions or cultural experiences, are not included and may incur additional costs.
  • Visa Fees: Any applicable visa fees required for entry into Kyrgyzstan are not included.
  • Equipment Rental: While horse riding equipment is provided, personal gear such as riding boots, helmets (if preferred over those provided), and appropriate clothing are not included.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Horseback Riding Tour from Kel-Suu Lake to Shaar Waterfall

Do I need previous horseback riding experience to join this tour?

While previous horseback riding experience is beneficial, it is not strictly required. Our tour caters to both beginners and experienced riders. We provide horses that are well-suited to various skill levels, and our guides offer instructions and support to ensure a comfortable and safe riding experience for everyone.

What should I pack for the tour?

We recommend packing lightweight and comfortable clothing suitable for variable weather conditions, as mountain weather can be unpredictable. Essential items include a warm jacket, rain gear, sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen), sturdy riding or hiking boots, and personal medication. Don’t forget your camera and a power bank for charging electronic devices. A detailed packing list will be provided upon booking.

How are the accommodations like during the tour?

Accommodations are in traditional yurt camps, which offer a unique and authentic experience of Kyrgyz nomadic culture. Yurts are shared, with comfortable bedding provided. Facilities are basic but clean, with communal areas for dining and socializing. It’s a wonderful way to experience traditional Kyrgyz hospitality.

What kind of food will be served during the tour?

Meals are designed to provide a taste of traditional Kyrgyz cuisine, prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Expect hearty dishes that include a mix of meat (mainly lamb or beef), vegetables, and bread. Vegetarian options can be accommodated with advance notice. We also provide ample water and traditional tea.

How large are the tour groups?

To ensure a personalized and high-quality experience, our tour groups are kept small. Typically, the group size will range from 6 to 12 participants. This allows for a more intimate experience and ensures that our guides can provide individual attention to each guest

What safety measures are in place?

Your safety is our top priority. Our guides are experienced professionals trained in first aid and emergency response. We conduct a thorough safety briefing before embarking on the tour, and riding helmets are provided. A support vehicle is available to assist with any emergencies. Additionally, we ensure all horses are well-trained and suited to their riders.

Can I extend my stay in Kyrgyzstan through your company?

Yes, we would be delighted to assist you in extending your stay in Kyrgyzstan. Whether you’re interested in exploring more of the country’s natural beauty, experiencing additional cultural activities, or simply relaxing in a specific location, we can tailor an extension to suit your interests. Please contact us for more details and options.

Map: Kel-Suu to Shaar Waterfall

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