Horseback riding on the mountains

of Chon Kemin National Park


A one-day horseback riding tour in the Chon-Kemin National Park is suitable for both horseback riding enthusiasts and beginners. An experienced guide will show you how to sit on a horse and how to handle it. On a horse ride in a few hours you will be able to learn the basics of riding and perhaps you will acquire yet another outstanding hobby. During this full-day private tour, the guide will introduce you to the history of Silk-Road-era Burana Tower, with a horseback ride through scenic Chon-Kemin National Park, and have a unique experience of the national cuisines of Kyrgyz people.

Begin your adventure with a visit to the historic Burana Tower, a testament to the ancient Silk Road's grandeur. Standing as the only remaining structure from the once-great city of Balasagun, located 70 km from Bishkek, this tower invites you into a world of mystery and legends dating back to the 9th-11th centuries. As you explore, your guide will unravel the tale of a king who built the tower in a desperate attempt to protect his daughter from a fatal prophecy, along with showcasing various archaeological finds that illuminate the life of the Karahanid empire.

After delving into the depths of history at the Burana Tower, your journey continues to the breathtaking Chon-Kemin Park. Just a short ride from Bishkek, this natural paradise, rich in biodiversity and scenic landscapes, awaits. Here, you'll transition from the past to the present, embarking on a horseback riding adventure through pristine green slopes, colorful flower carpets, and dense woodlands. As you ride, experience the tranquility of the park's beautiful lakes and the coolness of the mountain air, offering a peaceful escape into nature. Chon-Kemin's diverse landscapes, from fields and rivers to high mountains and glaciers, provide an ideal backdrop for your exploration. This part of the tour not only connects you with the natural beauty of Kyrgyzstan but also offers a serene yet adventurous way to experience the outdoors.

What to expect

In the morning you’ll be picked up from a hotel to start your exciting tour. We’ll head towards Burana Tower to the small town of Tokmok (80km from Bishkek). You will drive along the border with Kazakhstan and, if the weather is clear, you will see the beautiful scenery of the Tien Shan mountains. Tokmak was the second largest industrial city in Kyrgyzstan during the Soviet times, and you can see some of the Soviet monuments while driving through the city. Then you will pass through several small but picturesque villages, and you will be able to see the life of the locals outside the capital.
Burana tower
Your guide will show you the mausoleums and other buildings discovered by archaeologists during excavations, you will have a chance to climb to the top of the ancient tower, where there is a beautiful view of the Chui valley and the Tien-Shan mountains open. Visit the small museum, which presents various archaeological artifacts, as well as an open-air museum, which contains ancient gravestones, rock drawings, and other interesting historical objects found on the territory of our country.

After we’ll resume our way to Chon Kemin National Park
Horseback riding at Chon Kemin
Chon-Kemin Park is an amazing place with many inhabitants and plants some of which are listed in the Book of disappearing species. The park despite its relative proximity to large settlements has preserved the virgin beauty of nature and the pristine green slopes covered with a colorful flower carpet and woodlands. You will be amazed by the diversity of landscapes: fields, rivers, hills, high mountains, rivers, lakes and glaciers - all this makes Chon-Kemin an unforgettable place to relax. Horse riding is the best option to experience fully the atmosphere of this fascinating place.

Return to the guest house where we will enjoy the national cuisines of Kyrgyz people with the Kyrgyz family.
Return to Bishkek. Dropping you off at the hotel will be the end of our gorgeous tour. Have an amazing evening!

What is included?

Air-conditioned vehicle with a driver(pick up/drop off hotel)
English speaking guide
Entrance fees to the Burana tower
Horseback riding up to 4 hours
Treats for the horses
Dinner with Kyrgyz family


  • 160 USD

    Private tour for one person

  • 90 USD

    Group of 2 people

  • 80 USD

    Group of 3-4 people


    Group of 5 and more people


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