Trekking to Celestrial Mountains
Duration of tour: 5 days
Region: Issyk-kul, Terskey Ala-Too
Route: Djety Oguz valley- Telety Passover- Sirota-Keldike valley- Altyn Arashan valley- Karakol
1 Day. Karakol – Djety-Oguz – Telety pass, 7km, +500m, 3-4 hours of trekking
Djety-Oguz, the extraordinary 'Valley of Seven Bulls, is famous for its unusually bright, red sandstone rock formations. Some of the valley's most celebrated landmarks include the 'broken heart' (a crimson, heart-shaped precipice), the 'dragon's lair' (an spectacular, deep sandy canyon) and, of course, the 'seven bulls' themselves (a row of crags dominating the Djety-Oguz Valley).Transportation from Karakol to Djety Oguz -Telety Valley-West (2 hours). Launch on route. Trek to the feet of Telety Valley (3-4 hours). Encampment (2800 m). Dinner.
2 Day. Telety pass – Alp camp, 12km, +700m, 5-6 hours of trekking
Telety valley-Karakol valley. Breakfast. Climbing to Telety Passover (3800m). There are two steep ascents at the beginning of this passover, but you will enjoy the view. Descent to Telety- East valley until the first convenient place to have launch. After launch descent to Karakol Valley. Encampment (2400 m) between Telety and Karakol valleys in tents. Dinner.
The "Sirota" Hut
3 Day. Alp Camp – Ala-Kul lake – Keldike valley, 9km, +1200m, 6-8 hours of trekking
Breakfast. Climbing to Ala-kul lake (3600m). You will be amazed by this extraordinary lake. 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. 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 summit of the mountains such as Terskey Ala-Too (5200m), Djigit, Karakolsky and Tashtanbek peaks. Climbing to Ala-Kul peak (3800 m) and descent to Keldike valley. Dinner. Encampment in tents.
4 Day. Keldike valley – Altyn-Arashan, 11km, -1100m, 3-4 hours of trekking
After breakfast your next point is Altyn-Arashan valley. Extremely picturesque views of Altyn-Arashan attract large number of tourists. Altyn-Arashan resort is famous for hot springs. You will take a bath in the pool with radon water. Accommodation in tent at Altyn-Arashan camp and dinner.
5 Day. Altyn-Arashan - Karakol, 10km, -450m, 3-4 hours of trekking
After the breakfast hot wild morning springs are waiting for you. Walking to “Lastochkino gnezdo” (swallow’s nest), Queen Frog and heart shape bathes. Walking down by Altyn-Arashan gorge to Aksu village. Close to noon car will pick you up and bring to Karakol. Short excursion in Karakol. End of the service.
The price includes:
- Transfer by 4-wheel drive car
- Full board
- Cooking staff, tents. Accommodation in tents, at the rate of 1 tent for 2 persons
- Staff (guide, cook, porter(s) (each porter brings 15 kg for 1 person, that weight including food, tents, cooking staff and private things of clients). Additional porter 30 USD per day.
- Hot springs
- Entrance fees to Karakol National Park
- Groups over 10 people are granted with an additional 1 assistant guide and one assistant cook.
Level of 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 height of 4000 meters above sea level.
Conditions: You should have warm clothes, hiking shoes and a raincoat, sunglasses, sunblock. If you have a particular disease, you should carry your own first aid kit with essential medicines.