Lake of Son-Kol The truly magical mountain lake of Son-Kol is situated at an altitude of 3,016m above sea level in the Tien-Shan mountain range. The lake is 13,2m deep at the deepest point, 29km long and 18km in width. Since olden days, nomads from Kochkor, Naryn and At-Bashy have settled here for summer pasture.Together with their families, they spend the summer here, using the Son-Kol shore for pasture. The lake shines like a pearl, set in a mount of a snow-white chain of mountains.In summer, the water temperature is 11-12В°C, from November till May the lake is ice-bound.No trees or shrubs grow here, but you have a unique opportunity to see a scattering of edelweiss and lots of other rare flowers. 66 species of water-fowl inhabit the Son-Kol shore – they fly in, in the middle of May and stay until September.The reservoir is a unique source for ornithological scientific research, especially for those, who study ducks.The number of species runs up to 14. The wild shore is home to many species of beasts (snow leopard, red wolf, fox, etc). Hospitable shepherds will greet you as dear guests in their yurt camps.Here you will be able to slake your thirst with the national Kyrgyz drink – kymyz.It is fermented from mares’ milk using special equipment and possesses medicinal qualities.
Transfer to Kyzart village which is 2hour drive, arrive to horseman house, lunch at his house, after your horseman
prepares your horses, your guide will train you how to ride a horse, continue horse riding along the Bazar-Turuk
gorge and Kilemche vallaey, first night you will spend in Kilemche, arrive to the yurt camp set in a yurt, night and
dinner in local nomad yurt camp. 4-5hour ride
In the morning after the breakfast, we go on our trip to Song-Kul lake with crossing Jalgyz-Karagai pass which altitude 3400m high above sea level, here you will have amazing views to Kilemche valley and to the lake Song-Kul, after go down to Jaman-Echki where you will have lunch, after lunch continue to Tuz-Ashuu valley where you will spend the 2nd night, night and dinner in yurt camp. 4-5hour ride
Lately in the morning we will ride to Kyzart, with crossing Tuz-Ashuu pass which altitude 3400m high above sea level, arrive to Kyzart, lunch in horseman house, transfer back to Kochkor end of the trip.