Son-Kul Horse Riding Tour

Song Köl is an alpine lake in northern Naryn Province, Kyrgyzstan. It lies at an altitude of 3016 m, and has an area of about 270 km2 and volume of 2.64 km3. The lake's maximum length is 29 km, breadth about 18 km, and the deepest point is 13.2 m. It is the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan after Issyk Kul Lake, and the largest fresh water lake in Kyrgyzstan. Its name, meaning "following lake", is popularly considered to refer to this relation. It is surrounded by a broad summer pasture and then mountains. Its beauty is greatly praised, but it is rather inaccessible. The best approach seems to be the 85 km road from Sary-Bulak on the main north-south highway.[original research?] Other routes require all-terrain vehicles. There are no permanent facilities on the lake, but local herders will provide supplies and rent yurts and restroom facilities. The area is inhabited and safely accessible only from June to September

High altitude Song Köl belongs to Naryn River basin. The lake sits in the central part of Song Köl Valley surrounded by Songköl Too ridge from the north, and Borbor Alabas and Moldo Too mountains from the south. Hydrologically, Song Köl basin is characterized by poorly developed surface stream flows, and substantial subsurface flow. Four perennial rivers - Kum-Bel', Ak-Tash, Tash-Dobo, and Kara-Keche - disgorge themselves into the lake. In the south-east, the structural high is cut through by Song Köl river that flows into Naryn River.

  • 3 days horse riding trip to Son-KUl lake
  • 2 passes where you can see the panoramic view
  • Food and nights in Kyrgyz family's yurt
Day 1
Arrive at Kochkor village and check in at the guesthouse accommodation
Day 2
Transfer from Kochkor to Kyz-Art Pass.Start horse riding and overnight in first yurt camp
Day 3
Go up to Son-Kul lake. Stay in yurt on the lake
Day 4
Coming back to departure point and transfer to Kochkor
        
Day 1
Arrive at Kochkor village and check in at the guesthouse accommodation or in Hostel. Here you can see the local bazaar and taste local food. Here we give you total information about your trip
Day 2
Transfer from Kochkor to Kyz-Art Pass.There are two options to getting to the starting point. First option you can take all car or share taxi with other tourists or with local people. The driver drop you to the guide's house where you will have a lunch, after lunch you will start the trip. It takes about 4-5 hours horse riding time to the yurt camp, where you will have dinner and overnight
Day 3
Go up to Son-Kul lake. Stay in yurt on the lake
Day 4
Coming back to departure point and transfer to Kochkor