Horse riding tour in Chon Kemin National Park with the visit to Konorchek and Burana Tower
The tour starts from Bishkek early in the morning with the drive to Chong-Kemin National Park, where you will get only incredible memories! In the heart of the Chui Valley, there is a unique park of Chong-Kemin surrounded by three mountain ranges at the altitude of 1400-2800 meters, which is home to rare animals, plants and birds. The National park was created in 1997, now its territory is 12 hectares and looks like a small oasis of wildlife.
It is a great chance to experience the horse-riding, enjoying surrounding nature and scenery. During this day you will be able to learn about spirit and lifestyle of nomadic people exploring the area by horse riding or trekking.
Check-in in the guest house. Dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast departure toward Konorchek canyon which located in a distance of about 45 km from Chon-Kemin along the Bishkek-Issyk-Kul highway in the Boom gorge.
Konorchek canyons consist of red paleogene sandstone. They resemble the ruins of ancient cities, castles, modern skyscrapers. The length of Konorchek canyons is about 200 km, so it is not possible to inspect them all at once. Canyons have such romantic names as "Skyscraper", "Bobsleigh", "Great Canyon". Their height reaches 400-500 meters, they formed several million years under the influence of water and wind, gradually forming a plateau into giant stone columns. An interesting sight of the canyon is the "dry waterfall", which is the remains of a waterfall that flowed here many years ago. If you believe in local folklore, it emits a "black tear" every year.
For lunch you will have lunch boxes to have a picnic in the area.
After canyons visit, you will start to return to Bishkek. On the way back you will visit Burana Tower, which is today the heritage of UNESCO and Kyrgyzstan as one of the Great Silk Road sight. Burana itself is a tower-minaret, was built in the 10th-12th centuries under the Karakhanids. You will have an unforgettable excursion in the entire complex territory, visiting the museum and a panoramic view from the Tower itself. Concerning the tower, you will also learn some legends regarding the meaning of the symbols on the walls and stone monuments around the area. In addition to the tower, you will also be able to see the balbals (stone gravers) that are located around and were created by the ancient Turkic tribes. This whole trip around the territory will help you to move into the atmosphere of the 12th century and see firsthand the most ancient artefacts.
After the visit, a driver will drop off you to Bishkek at agreed place. End of the tour!
Accommodation in a guest house with Meals B,L,D
Horse rent with the guide
Excursions and entrance fees according to the program