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Horse Trek Tours in Jyrgalan

Tours for half-, one-, and multi-day horse treks.

Jyrgalan is a place for horse lovers. If that’s you, or if you want to experience for the first time what it's like to explore the mountains on horseback, we invite you to choose one of our carefully selected range of horse trek tours.

All horse trek tours include a knowledgable local guide, trained horses, comfortable western-style saddles, helmets, and a picnic lunch. In other words, our horse trek tours provide you with all you need to feel comfortable and to be safe. Find more details on horseback riding in Jyrgalan.

You will find below our most popular half-day and full-day horse trek tours around Jyrgalan Valley. For those who really wish to immerse themselves in the mountains by horseback, many of the multi-day foot treks can also be offered as horse treks.

To arrange any of these horse trek tours, get in touch with Destination Jyrgalan or ask for assistance at your guesthouse.

Prices for Horse Treks

Price per Person 1 person2 persons3 persons4 persons
Full day horse trek4,050 KGS / $602,800 KGS / $412,400 KGS / $352,200 KGS / $32
Half day horse trek2,250 KGS / $331,600 KGS / $241,400 KGS / $211,300 KGS / $19

Note: The prices above are for groups up to four people. If you have a group of five or more people, an assistant horse guide is needed at the cost of 2,200 KGS/day. Please get in touch with Destination Jyrgalan for prices and more details.

All Horse Trek Tours Include:


  • Local guide  (Russian, some English)
  • Horse rental
  • Western saddle & helmet
  • Picnic lunch

What Others Say About Jyrgalan Horse Treks

"It was an easy ride back from there [Turnali Kul] into the village with the whole thing lasting about five hours in total. In the end it’s one of the coolest experiences out in nature that I’ve ever had and I’m really glad I didn’t let my fear of horses hold me back which is all but gone now."

Larissa Olenicoff

Turnaluu Kol Lake

Highlights:

  • Turnaluu Kol Lake: Enjoy relaxing by this scenic alpine lake (2,670m) and watching the resident cranes and ducks.

Season:

June - September

Distance:

12 km

Duration:

half day

Elevation:

2,265-2,673 m

Difficulty:

Medium

Chaar-Jon Panorama – Turnaluu Kol Lake – Kyzyl Jar Canyons

Highlights:

  • Chaar-Jon Panorama: Striking panoramic views of the Chaar-Jon mountain range and into Jyrgalan valley. Expect gorgeous vistas into neighboring Kazakhstan from this mountain ridge at 2,830m .
  • Turnaluu Kol Lake: An alpine lake at 2,670m that is home to cranes and ducks during summer months. Enjoy a break here.
  • Kyzyl Jar Canyons: A series of three breathtaking canyons across mountain peaks. Semi-wild herds of horses and the occasional local shepherd and his animals can be seen on the jailoo (high pasture).

Note: If desired, this horse trek can be extended into 2 days (37.4 km) to cross the Kyzyl Kya Pass.

Season:

June 1 - September 20

Distance:

22 km

Duration:

1 day

Elevation:

2,265-2,888 m

Difficulty:

Medium

Eki Chat – Tulpar Tash

Highlights:

  • Eki Chat Gorge: Situated approximately 1.5 hours from Jyrgalan village, this jailoo sits at the crossroads of several valleys and serves as a preferred summer pasture for herders and grazing
    cows and horses.
  • Tulpar Tash: Legend holds that Manas’ horse climbed up this rock and leapt from the top. Footprints on the rock attest to such legend. The rock sits at the base of the Chunkur Tor mountain range (2,450 m).

Season:

June 1 - September 20

Distance:

18 km

Duration:

1 day

Elevation:

2,265 - 2,650 m

Difficulty:

Medium

Robbers Canyon Horse Trek

Highlights:

  • Eki Chat: Situated approximately 1.5 hours from Jyrgalan village, this jailoo (high pasture) sits at the crossroads of several valleys and serves as a preferred summer place for shepherds and their grazing animals. Note: it's possible to spend the night in the yurt camp.
  • Emil’s Peak: Pass the salt springs (2,400 m), a favorite area for Jyrgalan horses and ascend the ridge to Emil’s Peak (2,920 m) for perfect views over Jyrgalan village.
  • Uuru Tor (aka Robber’s Canyon): This impressive valley is set amongst towering peaks overlooking the Jyrgalan mountain range. Robber’s Canyon is famously known as an historic hiding spot by local Kyrgyz horse thieves who would hide there with their bounty.

Season:

June 1 - September 20

Distance:

19 km

Duration:

1 day

Elevation:

2,265-3,117 m

Difficulty:

Medium

If you really want to immerse yourself in the mountains by horseback, many of the multi-day treks on foot can be arranged as multi-day horse treks. Multi-day horse treks require camping gear (available for rental), food, and some additional support. Contact Destination Jyrgalan to understand all your options.

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