From Kyzyl-Suu to Altyn-Arashan
Trekking Tour: 14 days
Day 1. Transfer Bishkek-Pakrovka (360 km): After breakfast setting off for the Issyk-Kul Lake, the second biggest mountain lake in the world situated at the altitude of more than 1600 meters above the sea level. Afternoon we spend in Pakrovka village. Opportunity to take a real russian sauna. Ovaernight in a local family.
Day 2 Pakrovka –Chon Kyzyl -Suu Gorge: Chon Kyzyl-Suu gorge (25 km). This day our treking tour begins. Picnic on the way. In the afternoon we find ourselves in the Jyluu-Suu valley where we will have an opportunity to swim in the hot springs. We will set up our camp by these hot springs. Overnight in a tent.
Day 3 Archa-Tor Pass : This morning we hike up to the Archa-Tor Pass. At the foot of the pass we will see a lot of marmots and wild rabbits. Overnight in a tent . (3500 m).
Day 4 Artcha-Tor Pass. (3800 m): After good breakfast we climb to Archa-Tor(3800 m) peak. From the top we can see Oguz-Bashi (5168 m) Peak. Then we descent to Djety-Oguz gorge. Overnight in a tent at the altitude of 2800 m.
Day 5 Bai-Tor Gorge: This day we spend hiking to the foot of Oguz-Bashi Peak (5168 m) via Bai-Tor gorge (5168 m). Overnight in a tent.
Day 6 Djeti-Oguz Gorge (Seven Bulls): Descent to Djeti-Oguz gorge. We will get our horses and go on horseback in Teleti gorge to the foot of the pass. Overnight in a tent.
Day 7 Trekking in Teleti Pass (3800 m): After breakfast we hike up slowly to Teleti Pass. The best opportunity to take pictures of the pass and the nature. Then we descent, come via eastern Teleti gorge to Karakol gorge. Overnight in a yurt. (2300 m ).
Day 8 Karakol Gorge: We spend this day hiking up to Karakol glacier. Enjoy a beautiful scenery of the mountains. Overnight in a tent.
Day 9 Karakol Glacier: The morning will be very cold and our breakfast will be very hot. After breakfast we continue our tour and head to the foot of On-Tor Pass (ten slopes), situated at the altitude 4000 m. After lunch we overpass the pass and find ourselves in Kel-Tor gorge where we will set up our camp. Overnight in a tent (3100 m).
Day 10 Kel-Tor Gorge - Sirota : We come down and enjoy the clear air of the gorge. We reach Karakol gorge. Then we descent to Kourgak-Tor gorge and get to the place with the name Sirota (orphan) where we set up our camp (2900 m).
Day 11 Ala-Kul Lake (3500 m) After good meal we head to the perl of Karakol gorge - Ala-Kul lake. This lake is famous because it can change its color – from turquoise to dark violet. Hiking up to Karakol Pass. From the pass we can see a lot of peaks: Karakol ( 5216 m), Djigit (5170 m), Oguz-Bashy (5168 m). Descent to Keldike gorge. We will set up our camp. Overnight in a tent.
Day 12 Altyn-Arashan (golden spring) (2-3 h ): After breakfast we descent to the Altyn- Arashan valley (golden spring). The gorge is covered with spruce trees. The landscape of Altyn-Arashan attracts a lot of tourist. Altyn-Arashan is famous for its thermal and radon springs. Overnight in a tent (2200 m).
Day 13 Altyn-Arashan- Karakol (4-5 h) : In the morning we have free time. You can go for a walk to the hot springs. In the afternoon we come down to the village of Ak-Suu along the river. On the way we cross Ortok Pass. Oncomming in Karakol. The end of our treking. Overnight in a family.
Day 14 Transfer Karakol – Bishkek : After a good sleep transport to Bishkek over the northern cost on the Issyk-Kul Lake. In the afternoon a small sightseeing tour of Bishkek. Walk around the city. Farewell dinner. Transfer to the airport.FOLLOWING SERVICES ARE INCLUDED:
- Meeting at airport
- Guide service
- Admission to museums
- Admission to national parks
- Travel insurance
- Air tickets and taxes
- Visa support
- Alcohol and water
- Additional services
Quote for the tour will be provide upon request and will depend on number of people in the group, hotel preferences (2,3,4,5 *), room types (single, twin…) and other factors.
For detailed itinerary you can refer to this large Map of Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz visa can be obtained in the permanent representation of Kyrgyzstan in Europe or at Manas International Airport in Bishkek (2 passport’s photos and 35$ per pax, passport with a validity of minimum 6 months.)
This is a draft program. It can be revised in line with your request and your personal circumstances such as changes in flights, bad weather conditions and other unforeseen events.