Trekking: The pearl Ala-Kul lake 4 days
Some Tour Attractions:
Altyn Arashan Gorge, Karakol, Karakol Gorge
This tour is a 4-day adventure for active travelers to one of the most beautiful locations in Kyrgyzstan – Ala-Kul lake and Altyn-Arashan gorge. Ala-Kul is like a green-blue eye surrounded by snow-capped peaks, will greet you with its cold, crystal water. In Arashan you will enjoy hot mineral water in spring pools.
Karakol– Sirota hut, 11 km, +600m, 5-7 hours of trekking
from Karakol town to the place of start in Karakol valley. Karakol valley is located 9 kilometers to the south from Karakol town, which cuts deep into slopes of Teskei Alatau. Slopes of Karakol valley and the waterside of Karakol river are covered with thickets of sea buckthorn, barberry, rose hips and Tala against the background of emerald green steppe meadows. Next trip will take place in the realm of the Tien Shan firs. Hiking the Karakol valley, you will move about from the steppe foothills to the mountain forests, woodlands, subalpine and alpine meadows and even into the realm of perpetual snow with bare rocks and glaciers. There is located an Alpine base in upper valley. Encampment at tent near Sirota hut.
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Sirota hut – Ala-Kol lake – Keldike gorge, 9 km, +850m, 5-7 hours of trekking
After breakfast climbing to Ala-Kol lake (3533m). Ala Köl, also Ala-Kul, ((Kyrgyz: Алакөл) is a rock-dammed lake in the Terskey Alatau mountain range in the Ak-Suu District of the Issyk Kul Province of Kyrgyzstan. It lies at an altitude of approximately 3560 meters. After lunch ashore Ala-Kol lake climbing to Ala-kol pass (3860m) where you will have an opportunity to enjoy with inexpressible view of summit of the mountains of Terskey Ala Too. Descent to Keldike valley through waterfall. Encampment and dinner in Keldike valley (3200m).Meals
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Kelgike valley – Altyn-Arashan valley, 11km, -1100m, 3-4 hours of trekking
After breakfast your next point is Altyn Arashan valley (3 hours). Extremely picturesque views of Altyn Arashan attract large number of tourists. Altyn Arashan resort is famous for hot springs. You will have an opportunity to bath in the pool with radon water, take a shower and horseback riding. Accommodation and dinner in guesthouse or yurt at Altyn-Arashan.Meals
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Altyn-Arashan - Karakol, 10km, -450m, 3-4 hours of trekking
After the breakfast, hot morning springs are waiting for you. Walking to “Lastochkino gnezdo” (swallow’s nest). Then 3-4 hours of descending to serpentine, the car will be waiting for you in the beginning of the gorge. Arriving to Karakol.Meals
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Guide (middle level)
Cook and porters (number of porters same as number of clients
Full board 3B, 4L, 3D
Equipment: 1 tent for 2 person (single accommodation is available upon request for extra payment), mats and table equipment
Accommodation in guesthouse or yurt in Altyn-Arashan
Payment to Karakol National Park
Group of 5 people
311 USD per person
Group of 4 people
314 USD per person
Group of 3 people
381 USD per person
Group of 2 people
466 USD per person
Private tour for 1 person
Duration: 4 day
Distance: Total 65km (Walking part 39km)
Route: Karakol – Karakol gorge – Ala-kul lake – Keldike valley – Altyn Arashan gorge – Karakol
Highest point: pass between Ala-Kul lake and Keldike valley 3860m
Area: Issyk-kul region, Terskey Ala-Too mountains range
Connection: No signal connection
Level of difficulty: This route suits for people with good health and physical training, because the route consists of long transition over founderous terrain, sharp fluctuations in temperature and climbing to a h of 3860 meters above sea level. However, 4 days trekking program is easiest from all programs to Ala-Kul lake.
Difficulty: This track is oriented for people with good health and training, because the route consists of long passages over rough terrain, sharp fluctuations in temperature and ascents to a h of 3800 meters above sea level.
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.