Hiking to Ak Kol lake in Chychkan Gorge
The Chychkan Gorge is a long and picturesque gorge in the northern part of the Jalal-Abad region, through which the Bishkek-Osh road passes. A wooded gorge, the slopes of which are covered with Tien Shan spruce, leaves few people indifferent with flowers and thickets of mountain berries. Chychkan means “mouse” in Kyrgyz. This specific name was given to the gorge because of the abundance of field mice that live in numerous burrows on its slopes. A stormy river flows along the bottom of the gorge, which flows into the Toktogul reservoir, and its numerous streams fill the slopes of the mountains after melting mountain snow. There are also several small lakes in the gorge, which are located at an altitude of 3000 meters. And one of them is Ak Kol lake.
The trail to the lake is fascinating. There is river, mountains, and yurts where you can see shepherds and their grazing animals.
Driving time about 15-20 min to Chychkan gorge and hiking time about 2,5 - 3 hours one way.
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.