Altyn Arashan

Issyk Kul Lake Trekking Tour: 8 Days of Mountain Magic

8 Day





This adventure isn’t just about reaching the summit (although that’s pretty awesome too). It’s about immersing yourself in the diverse beauty of the Kyrgyz landscape, from lush valleys and alpine meadows to snow-capped peaks and shimmering lakes. It’s about experiencing Kyrgyz culture firsthand, learning from nomadic communities, and soaking in natural hot springs under the starlit sky.

  • Highlights: Bishkek, Ala-Archa, Semenovka and Grigorievka Gorges, Tosor, Kel-Suu, Song-Kul valley, Nomad’s life, yurt stays
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy to Medium
  • Group Size: 2 – 24 pax
  • Requirements: weatherproof warm clothes, trekking boots, hat, sunglasses, sleeping bag, and sunscreen.
Day 1: Karakol – Zheti Oguz – Telety Pass

Kickstart your journey in the charming town of Karakol. We'll drive to the Jeti-Oguz Gorge, a geological wonder renowned for its red rock formations. From here, we embark on our trek, ascending towards Telety Pass, where breathtaking panoramas await.

Day 2: Telety pass – Alp camp

Conquer the challenging Telety Pass, reaching an elevation of 3800 meters. Trust me, the views from the top will make every step worth it! We'll then descend to the picturesque Telety-East Valley and enjoy a delicious lunch surrounded by nature.

Day 3: Alp Camp – Ala-Kul lake – Keldike valley

Today we climbing to Ala-kul lake (3533m). You will be amazed by this extraordinary lake. Ala-Kul lake is a rock-dammed and hidden treasure between lofty Terskey Ala Too Mountains. It lies at an altitude of approximately 3533 meters. In addition, you will be able to see the glacier where this lake begins. Ascending this Passover you will also have an opportunity to enjoy with inexpressible view of mountain summits, such Djigit, Karakol and Tashtanbek peaks. Climbing to Ala-Kul peak (3800 m) and descent to Keldike valley. Overnight in tent.

Day 4: Keldike valley – Altyn-Arashan

After soaking in the serenity of Ala-Kul, we'll trek to the Altyn-Arashan Valley, known for its natural hot springs. Relax and rejuvenate in the warm radon waters, letting the stress of daily life melt away.

Day 5: Altyn Arashan – Almaluu

You are leaving Arashan and go toward Anyr-Tor gorge, and go up near toOrtok Pass located in 3609m. (Almaluu). Here the view of Altyn-Arashan can be seen. A campwill be in 3100m. The duration of trekking is 5-6 hours.Overnight in a tent(Elevation: 3609m)

Day 6: Almaluu – Ak Suu river

We will go up to Ortok pass located in 3609m. The view of Altyn-Arashan and Tashtanbek pick and the glacier opens there. Further you will go down to Ak-Suu (Almaluu). Youcan observe local shepherds there. The camp will be settled near Ak-Suu river in 2900m. Theduration of trekking is 6-7 hours.Overnight in a tent(Elevation: 2900m)

Day 7: Ak Suu – Ailanysh – Jergez Gorge

The ascent at Ailanysh pass is in 3671m. The descent along Ailanysh lake is 3432m in Jergez Gorge. A camp will be in 3000m.

Day 8: Jergez Gorge – Karakol

The descent will be till Jergez river is separated. On the way you will see theview of Ala-Kol and Kungoi Ala-Too. Duration of descent: 5-6 hours. A car will pick you toKarakol. Lunch, free time. End of the tour.

  • Transportation, driver, Fuel, Petrol (Drivers waiting time)
  • Porters (in Ala Kul lake)
  • Cook
  • Guide translator
  • Accommodation/Tent/Yurt
  • Meals,
  • Hot spring shower
  • Parks tickets
  • Mineral water
  • Tent, sleeping bag, gas, dishes
  • Travel insurance,
  • Air tickets,
  • Alcohol
  • Tax of bank,

2 people = $770 per person

3 people = $645 per person

4 people = $600 per person

5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 people = $570 per person


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Start date: June 1, 2024
End date: September 15, 2024
Available place 15 places

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