Journey Through Kyrgyz Majesty: Nomadic Trails and Alpine Lake “Kulun-Ata” expedition.

Established in 2004, the Kulunatinsky State Reserve is a captivating sanctuary nestled in the southern reaches of Kyrgyzstan’s Osh region. Encompassing the vast and diverse landscapes of the Fergana and Alai ranges, the reserve spans over 27 thousand hectares, dedicated to the preservation of the region’s rich biodiversity.

Within this pristine expanse, two crystalline gems, Kulun and Ortokol, adorn the terrain, forming stunning mountain lakes that mirror the splendor of their surroundings. The reserve unfolds a tapestry of natural wonders, featuring picturesque gorges, alpine meadows, and the serene allure of alpine lakes. The beauty of this area is unrivaled, captivating all who venture into its embrace.

A veritable treasure trove of flora graces the mountains, with a plethora of beneficial herbs flourishing in the reserve. The sanctuary serves as a haven for over 100 diverse species of animals and birds, contributing to the delicate ecological balance of the region.

The landscape, characterized by its captivating diversity, holds an enchanting allure, inviting exploration. Embarking on a horseback riding tour through these awe-inspiring vistas promises an unforgettable experience, as the majestic scenery unfolds in all its splendor.

Adding to the allure is the charming village of Konduk, where the local residents embody the spirit of hospitality. Living in humble conditions and primarily engaged in traditional cattle breeding, the people of Konduk exude warmth and simplicity. During the summer, they migrate to mountain pastures, adopting a semi-nomadic lifestyle that harmonizes seamlessly with the natural rhythms of the environment.

Immersing oneself in the Kulunatinsky State Reserve is not just a journey into the heart of Kyrgyzstan’s breathtaking landscapes but also an encounter with the genuine hospitality of its people. In this corner of the world, nature and culture converge, offering an authentic experience that resonates with the soul.

Tour: Horseback riding or trekking

Duration: 2 days

Season: June, July, August

Overnights: Homestays, camping tent

“Exclusive Discovery: Navigate Kyrgyzstan’s Untouched Secrets on Nomadic Trails and Alpine Lakes – An Adventure Awaits, Unseen by Foreign Explorers. Be Among the First to Witness Nature’s Unspoiled Majesty.”


Start your day with a nourishing breakfast as you kick off your trek from the picturesque village of Konduk. Follow a scenic horse trail that winds through the Konduk-Jailoo, revealing nomadic pastures in their natural glory. Traverse this breathtaking landscape until you reach the welcoming enclave of Jailoo Chalkan.

Pause for a delightful lunch in the cozy confines of a local shepherd’s tent, immersing yourself in the authentic atmosphere. In the afternoon, continue your trek, surrounded by awe-inspiring scenery, until you reach the tranquil shores of Lake Ortokol. As the day concludes, set up camp amidst the untamed wilderness, embracing the tranquility of the outdoors. 

Wake up to the beauty of the wild and enjoy a wholesome breakfast surrounded by nature’s embrace. Today’s adventure unfolds with a radial hike leading you to the captivating Lake Kulun-Ata. Ascend to a scenic viewpoint, where a panoramic vista awaits, showcasing the grandeur of the landscape.

Indulge in a leisurely picnic by the lake, surrounded by nature’s serenity. After absorbing the beauty of Kulun-Ata, commence your journey back to the village, retracing the steps of your exploration. As the day winds down, find comfort and hospitality in a local homestay, where the warmth of Kyrgyz hospitality welcomes you for a restful overnight stay.


Our Tours Begin Upon Your Request:
Our tours are designed to accommodate your schedule and provide you with the ultimate experience. We offer the flexibility to customize itineraries to suit your preferences, and we’re delighted to create bespoke tours tailored to your desires.

Seamless Booking Process:
Once all your questions have been answered, and your chosen itinerary is confirmed, we will promptly provide you with an invoice for payment. You have the convenience of making your payment via a bank transfer or in person upon your arrival in Bishkek, just before your journey commences. Your adventure starts when you’re ready!

  • Sturdy, comfortable, and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture-wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain, and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash

Enhancing Your Trekking Experience: 

During your trek, we offer the convenience of pack horses, allowing you to enjoy the journey with just your essentials. All the bulky items, including cooking equipment and your large backpacks, will be expertly transported by our trusty horses.

While all overnight stays will involve camping, there may be opportunities, depending on the circumstances, to visit local shepherd’s tents. In such cases, we’ll set up camp near these yurts, allowing you to immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of the locals.

We provide mineral water for your convenience, which can also be purchased at village shops during our vehicle travels. Specifically, we’ll supply bottled water for the first two days. However, during the entire trek, carrying a significant quantity of bottled mineral water isn’t feasible. Instead, we utilize water from springs and rivers for cooking and for making tea or coffee after thoroughly boiling.

For drinking water, we recommend bringing your own water purification tablets. In Kyrgyzstan, it’s customary to drink directly from rivers and natural springs, and water filters or purification tablets aren’t commonly used. As such, you may find it challenging to locate water purification tablets or portable filters in Central Asia. Your preparedness with water purification pills will ensure you have a reliable source of clean drinking water throughout your journey.

Essential Travel Guidelines:

  1. Respect Local Culture and Traditions: Honor the local customs, traditions, and religious practices during your travels.
  2. Support the Local Economy: Whenever possible, opt for local products and services to contribute positively to the local economy.
  3. Fair Pricing: Ensure fairness in your transactions for accommodation, food, and other services.
  4. Shoes Off Indoors: Remove your shoes when entering homes or yurts as a sign of respect.
  5. No Smoking Indoors: Abide by no-smoking rules when indoors.
  6. Communicate Preferences: Share your food and accommodation preferences with your hosts to enhance your experience.
  7. Seek Permission for Photos: Always ask for permission before taking photographs of people or their property.
  8. Friendly Interaction: Be approachable and engage with locals to foster connections and cultural exchange.
  9. Safety Precautions: Exercise caution during the evening and night, especially in crowded areas.
  10. Protect Your Valuables: Safeguard your documents, money, and valuables, and be wary of pickpockets in busy markets and streets.
  11. Verify Official Requests: If someone claims to be from the police and requests your documents, wallet, or camera, suggest going to the police station together.
  12. Avoid Giving Belongings: Never hand over your belongings to strangers.
  13. Proper Footwear: Wear suitable hiking shoes for outdoor activities.
  14. Weather-Ready Clothing: Even in summer, bring warm, waterproof clothing and carry sunscreen and insect repellent.
  15. Water Safety: Avoid drinking very cold water from unknown sources.
  16. Alcohol Caution: Drinking alcohol at high altitudes can be risky; consume in moderation.
  17. Respectful Dining: If the food doesn’t suit your taste, sample a small portion and express gratitude.
  18. Hydration After Meals: Avoid cold water after eating; opt for hot tea or c. It aids digestion at high altitudes.
  19. Warm Attire: Keep warm when in mountainous regions, especially after meals.
  20. First Aid Kit: Carry your necessary medications and a basic first aid kit.
  21. Speak Up: If you feel unsafe or have concerns, discuss them with your tour staff, host, or tour manager.
  22. Responsible Disposal: Properly dispose of your litter, packing up all non-biodegradable waste.
  23. No Littering: Refrain from dropping cigarette butts or litter; preserve the environment.
  24. Protect Fragile Ecosystems: Recognize that high-altitude vegetation is delicate; tread lightly and minimize environmental impact.
  25. Mindful Hygiene: Use available natural toilets; if none are present, stay at least 40-50 meters from water sources and bury all waste and paper.
  26. Leave Only Footprints: Leave a positive impact by taking memories in photographs, not by leaving litter or footprints.

During this tour, you need to do trekking every day for 5-6 hours, intensive 4-5 hours. The passes up to 4 000m above sea level.  We recommend you train with sport or jogging 2-3 times a week in the run-up to your trip

The price of the tour depends on the number of people and the season. According to the request and interest, we can negotiate the optimal price for your budget. Please contact us personally 

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