Epic Horseback Adventure: Naryn to Son-Kul

4 Days


Embark on a breathtaking journey through the stunning landscapes of Kyrgyzstan, from the historic Naryn Bridge to the serene shores of Son Kul Lake. This exclusive horseback riding tour offers an unparalleled opportunity to connect with the natural beauty and rich culture of this enchanting region. Experience the thrill of traversing rugged mountains, verdant valleys, and sparkling rivers, all while on horseback.

Tour Highlights:
Naryn Bridge Start: Begin your adventure at the iconic Naryn Bridge, a gateway to the vast landscapes of Kyrgyzstan. Feel the excitement build as you mount your horse and set off towards the horizon.
Mountain Passes and Valleys: Navigate through ancient mountain passes, each offering its own unique challenges and rewards. Witness the breathtaking beauty of Kyrgyzstan’s valleys, where the land stretches out like a patchwork quilt of vibrant colors.
Cultural Immersion: Along the way, immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Kyrgyz culture. Visit remote villages and learn about their traditions and way of life. Experience the warmth of Kyrgyz hospitality that makes this journey even more memorable.
Son Kul Lake: The jewel of our journey, Son-Kul Lake, awaits with its tranquil waters and pristine shores. This high-altitude lake is a perfect spot for reflection and relaxation after the exhilarating ride. Camp under the stars and wake up to a panoramic sunrise that paints the sky in hues of gold and pink.
Eco-Friendly Travel: This tour is committed to responsible and sustainable travel practices, ensuring that we leave no trace and respect the natural environment and local communities we visit.
Why Choose This Tour?
Unique Adventure: Riding from Naryn to Son Kul Lake offers a unique blend of adventure, culture, and natural beauty. It’s an experience that goes beyond the ordinary, allowing you to connect deeply with the land and its people.
Expert Guides: Our experienced guides are not only skilled horsemen but also passionate about sharing their knowledge of Kyrgyzstan’s history, culture, and landscapes. They ensure a safe, enjoyable, and enlightening journey for all.
All-Inclusive Experience: From high-quality camping gear to hearty meals prepared with local ingredients, everything is taken care of.
Join Us:
Whether you’re an experienced rider or a curious traveler looking to try something new, this horseback journey from Naryn to Son Kul Lake promises an unforgettable adventure. Connect with nature, discover new cultures, and create lasting memories in the heart of Kyrgyzstan. Book your spot today and saddle up for the adventure of a lifetime!


Day 1 :
Day one

Start from Naryn Bridge: Begin your journey in the vicinity of the Naryn Bridge, marking the start of your adventure.
Through the Mountains to Kuybyshev Village: Travel through the mountains on horseback, heading towards the village of Kuybyshev. This leg of the journey offers a deep dive into the natural beauty of Kyrgyzstan's rugged terrain.
Overnight Stay in Kuybyshev: Conclude the day with an overnight stay in Kuybyshev, preparing for the journey ahead.

Day 2 :
Day two

Ascend from Kuybyshev to the Pass: Leave Kuybyshev and begin the ascent through the pass that leads towards the high-altitude pastures and landscapes that define this region.
Descend to Zherge-Tal: After crossing the pass, descend to Zherge-Tal, where you'll be greeted with a cultural performance in the evening, including a meeting with a komuz ensemble and a master of komuz.
Overnight Stay at Zherge-Tal: Enjoy dinner and the unique experience of staying overnight in this picturesque location.

Day 3 :
Day three

Explore Canyons and Ridge: Depart Zherge-Tal to explore the canyons of Teshik, Bak-Chetin, and Zangi. The journey continues with an ascent to the Kyrgyzhol ridge, offering panoramic views and a sense of adventure.
Participate in Horse Games: In the afternoon, engage in traditional Kyrgyz horse games, a cultural highlight that offers insight into the nomadic lifestyle and skills of the Kyrgyz people.
Overnight in the Valley or Winter Camp of Teshik: The day ends with a descent to a valley or the winter camp of Teshik for an overnight stay.

Day 4 :
Day Four

Journey Through Han-Salyk Gorge: Start the day by heading towards Han-Salyk Gorge, where you'll explore ancient burial sites and petroglyphs, and learn about the legend of Han Salyk.
Lunch at Zhon Bulak Pass: Ascend to Zhon Bulak Pass, where you'll have lunch, enjoy a rest, and take in the scenic views with a photo session.
Arrival at Son Kul Lake: The final leg of the journey takes you to Son-Kul Lake, a stunning high-altitude lake that is a jewel of Kyrgyzstan. The lake is a perfect place to reflect on the journey, with its serene waters and the pastoral lifestyle of the nomadic herders around it.


  • Guided Tour: Professional, English-speaking guides, experienced in horseback riding and knowledgeable about the local culture and landscapes.
  • Horse Rental: Well-trained horses suitable for the terrain and riding level required for the tour. Includes all necessary riding gear (saddles, reins, etc.).
  • Accommodation
  • First night: Camping near the base of Teskey Torpo Pass. Tents and sleeping mats provided.
  • Second night: Homestay in Jergetal Village, offering a unique cultural experience.
  • Third night: Accommodation in a comfortable guesthouse or hotel in Naryn.
  • Meals: All meals from breakfast on Day 1 to dinner on Day 3. Includes a mix of local Kyrgyz cuisine and campfire favorites. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated with prior notice.
  • Transportation: Support vehicle for carrying luggage and supplies. Note: Riders will be responsible for carrying their own daypacks.
  • Pickup from a designated meeting point in Naryn at the start and drop-off at the end of the tour.


  • Travel Insurance: Participants are required to have their own travel insurance covering medical emergencies, evacuation, and loss of property for the duration of the tour.
  • Personal Gear: Riding clothes, helmets (mandatory), and any personal gear not specifically listed as included. A detailed packing list will be provided upon booking.
  • Additional Beverages and Snacks: Alcoholic beverages and personal snack preferences outside of the meals provided.
  • Gratuities: Tips for guides and homestay families are not included and are left to the discretion of the participants.
  • Transport to Meeting Point: Transportation to the initial meeting point in Naryn at the start of the tour and from the drop-off point at the end of the tour is not included.
  • Extra Activities: Any optional activities not outlined in the tour itinerary may incur additional costs.
  • Personal Expenses: Souvenirs, laundry, and other personal expenses are not covered.
What level of horseback riding experience is required for this tour?

This tour is designed for intermediate to advanced riders due to the challenging terrain, including the ascent and descent of Teskey Torpo Pass. Participants should be comfortable riding for several hours each day, handling a horse in varied terrains, and have a good level of physical fitness. Beginners passionate about participating should contact us for a pre-tour assessment and advice on preparation.

What should I pack for the tour?

Participants should pack warm and waterproof clothing, as weather in the mountains can be unpredictable. Essential items include a helmet (mandatory for riding), riding boots or sturdy shoes, gloves, sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen), a water bottle, and personal medication. A detailed packing list will be provided upon booking.

How are the meals arranged, and can dietary restrictions be accommodated?

All meals are provided, from breakfast on Day 1 to dinner on Day 3, including a mix of local and campfire cuisine. We can accommodate most dietary restrictions and preferences with prior notice. Please inform us at the time of booking of any dietary needs.

What type of accommodation can I expect?

Accommodations include one night of camping near Teskey Torpo Pass with tents and sleeping mats provided, one night in a homestay in Jergetal Village for a cultural experience, and the final night in a comfortable guesthouse or hotel in Naryn. Accommodations are based on shared occupancy; single occupancy may be available upon request for an additional fee.

Is travel insurance required?

Yes, all participants are required to have comprehensive travel insurance covering medical emergencies, evacuation, and loss of property for the duration of the tour. Proof of insurance must be provided before the tour commences.

What safety measures are in place during the tour?

Safety is our top priority. All guides are trained in first aid and emergency response. A support vehicle will carry all luggage and supplies, staying within reach for most of the journey. Participants will be briefed on safety protocols, and an emergency evacuation plan is in place for the entire route.

How do I get to the starting point of the tour, and is transportation provided at the end?

Participants are responsible for their transportation to the designated meeting point in Naryn at the start of the tour. At the conclusion of the tour, transportation will be provided back to a central location in Naryn. Detailed instructions on how to reach the meeting point, including recommendations for local transport options, will be provided upon booking.

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