A day with nomads

Tour: A day with nomads

Category: horseback

Duration: daytrip
Above sea level: 1000 — 2800 m

Best Season: April-October
Requirements: trekking shoes, waterproof & warm clothes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses. Horse-riding instruction is provided
Distance: about 16 km

Description: Discover the beauty of the Alai valley the way locals do on horseback.  This tour gives you the opportunity to visit and see Kyrgyz families who spend their summers tending to and protecting their herds of sheep and horses.  Follow ancient trails as you move from jailoo to jailoo, while your surefooted horses find their way along wild river gorges. Summer is a time for fun. Join the cheers as the local people of Alay gather for popular horse riding games on Sundays.  People come from miles around to show off their riding skills and to drink locally produced kymyz (fermented horses’ milk).

Itinerary: Osh city – Chyyrchyck pass 2400 m — Osh city

Osh city – Chyyrchyck pass 2400 m — Osh city

Departure from Osh city. One hour’s drive takes us to the Chyiyrchyck Pass at 2400 m. It is just 60 km from Osh city on the Pamir Highway. Upon arrival you will see scattered yurts of nomads on both slopes of the pass. Meet your horses and ride through nice hills. Enjoy experiencing the traditional life of locals. Then return to the starting point and take your transport back to Osh.

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