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.  

Number of days: 1
Covered regions:
Bishkek City
Batken
Chuy
Jalal-Abad
Naryn
Osh
Talas
Issyk-kul
Osh City
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
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Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
What to bring: good trekking shoes, warm jacket, rain pants, hat, sun glasses, sun cream, and a good mood =)
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