- Along the Silk Road -
Experience the adventure of a lifetime in Central Asia by the Silk Road, Pamir and Tian Shan (Celestial) mountains. Not to forget the magnificent open spaces with high plateaus and lush valleys. Come and enjoy the nomadic lifestyle of the Kyrgyz people and discover this magical land.
Ishen, Gulmira and Rash are descendants of the traditional Kyrgyz shepherds. They take visitors on odysseys through hidden valleys and lush meadows in the Tian-Shan Mountains. Tian-Shan province is their home. They spent their childhood summers on horseback in the traditional way: herding the family cattle to summer pastures surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Now, with very good knowledge of English, they will share their insights into the area and its inhabitants with visitors from all over the world.
Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan, is located in the Chui Valley at an altitude of 750 meters (2,460 ft) above sea level. It's a wonderful place. The people are friendly and open. Bishkek is considered as one of the greenest cities in the world. It is located at the foot of the glacier-clad Ala-Too Mountains and in a region that glitters with famous names - Alexander the Great, Tamerlane and Marco Polo. For many centuries an important branch of the Silk Road passed straight through what is now Bishkek.
You will receive a warm welcome and you soon feel part of a traditional Kyrgyz family. The riding center is located in the village of Barskoon, on the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul, which is still relatively undeveloped and unspoilt and offers a magnificent scenery.
The village of Barskoon located on the ancient Silk Road and has about 9000 inhabitants. The locals are friendly and you feel very welcome. Ishen and his family and co-workers specialize in trail rides throughout Kyrgyzstan, where you can see lots of wildlife and meet and stay with nomads.
Contact us if you are interested in dates from late June to mid-September.