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Horse Trekking to Song Kul Lake in Kyrgyzstan

This has to be a big statement coming from someone who has barely sat on a horse before, but it’s hard to imagine many other places as beautiful to go on a horse trek.

It’s beautiful for everything that is there, not just the scenery, but also the people you meet, and the traditional way of life.

Song Kol Lake is in a perfect setting where reaching it on horses involves riding high over mountain passes, while staying with nomad families in yurts.


Horse Trekking To Song Kol Lake In Kyrgyzstan

This is a photo collection to show you what horse trekking around Song Kol Lake is like.

This is a much more detailed account of trekking to Song Kol Lake that gives great advice on how to do it.

I recommend using SafetyWing Travel Insurance for your trip, just in case, it’s best to be prepared.

The start of the horse trek.
Day one: the start of the horse trek.
Man gives some local alcohol to try.
Man gives some local alcohol to try.
The first yurt camp for the night.
The first yurt camp for the night.
Boy brings tea into the yurt.
Boy brings tea into the yurt.
The roof of the yurt.
The roof of the yurt.
View from mountain pass on the second day.
View from mountain pass on the second day.
Horses on mountain pass.
Horses on mountain pass.
Horse trekking by the side of Song Kol Lake.
Horse trekking by the side of Song Kol Lake.
Herd of horses graze by the mountains.
Herd of horses graze by the mountains.
Second yurt camp by Song Kol Lake.
Second yurt camp by Song Kol Lake.
Looking down to Song Kol Lake.
Looking down to Song Kol Lake.
Sunset with horses.
Sunset with horses.
The third day and the last yurt camp seen.
The third day and the last yurt camp seen.
Song Kol Lake.
Song Kol Lake.
The last mountain pass at 3400 metres on the way out.
The last mountain pass at 3400 metres on the way out.

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5 thoughts on “Horse Trekking to Song Kul Lake in Kyrgyzstan”

  1. These photos are amazing! I spent two years in Kazakhstan, but never made it to Kyrgyzstan. Your post has made me even more determined to make it there!

  2. I love travelling in Kyrgyzstan, the people and scenery are what makes the place so great. I’m sure you will love it there as well. What were you doing in Kazakhstan?

  3. Pingback: Living in a Yurt (What To Know About The Off-Grid Way Of Life)

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