3 days – “Ala-Kol Express” from Jolgolot Village to the Altyn-Arashan valley and then Ala-kol Lake 3680m
SEASON: June to September
HIGHLIGHTS: Altyn Arashan valley with pastures and view on Palatka Peak (5020m), Hot Springs, Ala Kol Pass (3850 meters) with view on surrounding mountains, Ala Kol Lake (at 3500 m)
1. Day: Instructions and departure on horseback from our horse base through the Kok-Tyz (“blue field”) pasture and up through the Altyn Arashan valley. Time on horseback about 4 hours. Camping or stay in a guesthouse at the Hot Springs.
2. Day: Day hike to the Ala Kol Lake, riding up the Keldike valley until the bottom of the pass and crossing Ala Kol pass (3850 meters) on feet. Return to the Hot Springs for overnight. Total time for the day hike 7-8 hours.
3. Day: Return to the horse base down through Altyn Arashan valley. Time on horseback 3-4 hours