The Great Trek - Kyrgyzstan

Experience Level

Secret 1

5 star rating   26 August 2018

The horses are all sure-footed, easy to handle & good natured despite living as a herd.

The tack is worn but perfectly comfortable.


The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
5 star rating
How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
5 star rating
How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
4 star rating

The Accommodation

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
5 star rating
How would you rate the standard of the food?
5 star rating

Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

The accommodation is basic but perfectly adequate.. you must be prepared to wash in streams & toilet facilities are non existent or basic.

The food was great.. tasty & plentiful. Mutton was the staple diet for dinner but cooked in a variety of ways.


Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
5 star rating
Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
5 star rating

How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

There is no requirement to take rain coats on the trek as good mackintoshes are provided.

The sleeping mats are very comfy so no need to take your own mat.

Bishtek airport customs will take aerosols from you (even in a plastic bag).. so place in your hold luggage.
Istanbul airport customs will take 'wet' batteries from you so again place in your hold luggage.

I was confused by the leader/owners names on the info.. Helene & Yann are brother & sister hence have the same surname. Gulnaz is Yann's wife.


How could we improve the way we handled your booking and payment?

None.


Do you have any other feedback for us?

Helene and her crew do an amazing job running The Great Trek.. it is an stunning part of the world & travelling through it by lovely horses made it even more special. I have many happy memories & have made new friends. I would love to return one day.