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Trekking to Ala-Kul Lake with the tour in Karakol and Altyn Arashan

6 days

≈ $140 per day





Karakol / Bishkek-Airport


6 (Karakol, Karakol-Sirota camp, Altyn Arashan, Bokonbaevo, Bishkek, Bishkek-Airport)




Fixed date


04 July 2019


09 July 2019




12 to 50 year olds

Other Services

  • Single occupancy 4*

  • Upgrade to 3* in DBL (Bishkek, Karakol)

  • Upgrade to 4* in SGL (Bishkek, Karakol)


Guide's Language

  • English

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  • Day 1

    Our guide will meet you at the airport or pick you up from the hotel. You will start you tour directly from it.
    Your first stop will be the Burana Tower - the ancient silk road minaret, which is a heritage of UNESCO and Kyrgyzstan nowadays. You will have the chance to climb the 25 meters Tower, to see the surrounding area from the Top. Silk Road Caravans used to stop here to rest as the center of the Balasagun city, which was established by the Karakhanids at the end of the 9th century.
    The whole complex consist of the mausoleums, castle foundation and grave markers (balbals, located around and were created by the ancient Turkic tribes). The small museum as part of the complex contains historical information and artifacts found at the site and in the surrounding region. Visiting this historical site will help you to move into the atmosphere of the 12th century and see firsthand the most ancient artifacts.
    After you will continue the trip through the Boom Gorge, which is a kind of a thread that connects three regions - Chui, Issyk-Kul and Naryn. On the way you can enjoy watching beautiful views of high mountains - somewhere steep and rocky, as well as the rapid flow of the Chu River.
    Arrival to Cholpon-Ata city, lunch. After you will visit the famous cultural center of Ruh Ordo named after the famous writer of Kyrgyzstan Chingiz Aitmatov. The center brings together the history and spiritual heritage of different cultures and nationalities of the world. The ideological concept of the cultural center is striking in its depth: the complex of five white chapels, located exactly the same distance from each other. The only external difference between the chapels - the symbols of different world religions. "Ruh Ordo" is famous not only for its unusual architectural monuments but also because of the most beautiful pier on the lake.
    After excursion departure towards Karakol city. Arrival and check-in, then you can have a dinner. Overnight stay.

  • Day 2
    Karakol-Sirota camp

    After breakfast, you will go to the Karakol gorge. Karakol Gorge is a high mountain gorge located in the eastern part of the Terskey-Ala-Too Range on the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul, near the city of Karakol.
    Arrival to Karakol gorge, start your trekking towards Sirota camp. The first night in the area of ​​the Sirota camp, this place was created by the head / instructor and the guide Serebrenikov Valery Nikolayevich. This place is convenient for camping overnight.

  • Day 3
    Altyn Arashan

    After breakfast start trekking towards Ala-Kul lake (3,600 m). The ascent from the camp to the lake takes about 3 hours. The lake itself is stretching across the hollow and surrounded by snow-white rocky mountain peaks. After a short halt, a long climb to the Ala-Kul Pass (3860m) awaits you, from which, you will see a magnificent view of the mountain peaks chain - the five thousand-meters of Terskei Ala-Too.
    After walking around Ala-Kul lake, you will start descent to Altyn-Arashan Resort approximately in 3-4 hours. (Golden springs resort).
    On your way to Altyn Arashan you will see several free of charge hot springs (wild springs)- natural bath in the shape of “Heart”, "Swallow's Nest" and a little further away the spring "Frog". The mineralized water of hot springs containing radon has a very useful effect on the human body. On arrival to Altyn Arashan Camp, you will have rest, take hot springs bath and stay overnight in the camp.

  • Day 4

    In the morning after breakfast, you will go back to Karakol by the same car. Have lunch and then you will continue the ride towards Bokonbaevo village. On your way you will visit spectacular natural sights - "Jeti-Oguz" (translated as "seven bulls") came from a chain of weathered red rocks, similar to bulls lying on the ground, and became a visiting card of the gorge. You will also see there the rock named “Broken Heart”.
    Arrival to Bokonbayevo in the evening, check in, have dinner, overnight stay.

  • Day 5

    After breakfast you will have some time for rest and exploring the south shore: you can swim, ride a horse as optional activity or just stay in the camp.
    You will have lunch and after you will go to the Canyon Skazka (Fairytale). The canyon is an amazing place where sandy red formations take various fabulous forms.
    Soft rocks of different shades are very flexible to the action of external forces. After the next rain, the relief of the Fairytale can really change noticeably. And shades of colors on the slopes of so as not to disrupt the creation of the Creatothe canyon can change dramatically and with strong gusts of wind. Moreover, staying in the Fairytale with complete calm and clear skies from morning till night, the observer every hour will discover new details of the landscape. They will be differently illuminated by the movement of the sun in the sky and the movement of shadows on the ground. Walking along this gorge during the rest on Issyk-Kul brings not only aesthetic pleasure, but also unity with nature. With care, you take every step These blocks impress with their uniqueness and grandeur.
    You will see a canyon called "China Wall" with a length of 5 kilometers, it seems to guard the peace of sleeping castles and amazing animals created by nature itself from red clay and sandstone - elephants, hippos, snakes and some very unseen animals.
    Then we will continue the ride to Bishkek city. Arrival late in the evening, check-in in the hotel. Rest.

  • Day 6

    Early morning breakfast, transfer to the airport

What's included

  • Hotel

    Accommodations with breakfast in Bishkek 3*, Karakol 3*, Altyn arashan, Bokonbaevo

  • Meals(B,L,D)

    5 Lunches 4 Dinners Food during the trek

  • Transport

  • Transfer

  • Guide

    Trekking guide English language guide

  • Excursions

    Entrance tickets to Burana, Ruh Ordo, National Park, Jeti-Oguz, Skazka.

  • Water

  • Equipment

    Tent, Trekking sticks, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, porter, cook

  • Medical Insurance


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