HR-1. Kochkor - Son-Kul.
Itinerary:
Bishkek - Kochkor - Son-Kul - Bishkek.
Duration: 7 days
Best season: June - September
Accommodation: hotels, tents, yurts
Tour grade: moderate
Max. altitude: 3400 m
Total distance: 600 km by car and 100 km on horseback

The lake Son-Kul is the second in size lake in Kyrgyzstan, situated at an altitude of 3016 m above the sea level. It is surrounded by the snow mountain picks, These places are rich in flora: edelvices, various mountain flowers.
The valley where the lake is situated was famous as a pasture where the hills are covered with a thick and juicy grass.

Itinerary
Day 1
Bishkek.
Arrival at Bishkek. Excursion around the city. Accommodating in a hotel or a guest house.
Bishkek
Day 2
Bishkek - Kochkor.
Transfer to the village Kochkor.
On the way visit Burana Tower.
Visiting the workshop in production of traditional felt carpets. Accommodating in a guest house.
Kochkor, Manufacturing shirdaks
Day 3-5
Kochkor - Son-Kul.
3 days horse riding track to Son-Kul lake. Staying overnight in tents. Horse riding takes 5-6 hours daily. You will cross two passed on your way, which are situated at an altitude of 3260 m and 3700 m above the sea level. After reaching the lake Son-Kul you will be accommodated in the yurts (traditional house of the Kyrgyz nomads).
Son-Kul lake
Day 6
Son-Kul.
Free day at Son-Kul lake. You can try kymyz (mare’s milk) and watch the way of making bread and cheese by the Kyrgyz shepperds’ wives. If you wish, you can have horse riding trip along Son-Kul lake and go for a walk among the hills, surrounded the mountain valley.
Son-Kul lake, guest yurta
Day 7
Son-Kul - Bishkek.
Transfer to Bishkek through the pass Kalmak-Ashuu . Overnight stay in a hotel or a guest house.
Bishkek
Day 8
Departure home.


Level of difficulty. This tour is meant for people with an average preparation and experience in horse riding, because sometimes 5-6 hours horse rides are possible.
Conditions. You must take warm clothes, special walking boots, and jackets from rain, sun protective cream, a sun protective hat and a sleeping suck.
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