The Great Trek - Kyrgyzstan

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5 star rating   31 August 2019

Rachel (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Beyond all expectation | A great variety of riding paces and a wonderful variety of terrain to see and explore.

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?
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How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
5 star rating

The Accommodation

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
4 star rating
How would you rate the standard of the food?
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Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

I wasn't expecting to have to put my tent up each night - but it wasn't a problem and added to the experience of independent travel in the end.
Also wasn't expecting to sleep on the floor and in sleeping bags at guest houses - so a little rough thnt was expecting but again - it added to the experience.
Food was plentiful - well balanced, tasty and we didnt need to take snacks for extra energy - we were so full after lunches we just wanted to sleep!

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

I wasn't prepared enough for the cool mountain evenings so hadn't packed enough sweaters/layers/trousers for after riding. I had mostly shorts and shirts so maybe emphasise this a little more (when it said pack shorts I thought we would be wearing them in the evening after riding but it was too cold) Didn't need anything for altitude sickness (didnt take anything) and had everything I needed apart from more layers.

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

Can't think of any.

Do you have any other feedback for us?

Helen our guide and the owener of the company - was brilliant - relaxed yet careful of horses and our own safety. She runs a tight ship and was so knowledgable and informative about the country, the people, the horses, the terrain, the weather it was a real pleasure and experience to be on this trip with her. We had a great bunch of other people who were up for anything, the cook and horse master were so considerate and hard working and we just didn't want to come home!