At altitudes of Terskey Ala-Too
This tour is designed for good trekkers, the trail is not difficult, but we trek through passes at altitude more than 3800 meters, between dry zone with red rocks and glaciers of the Terskey Ala-Too.
The main curiosity is the Ala-Kul lake.
Duration of tour: 11 days
Season: June – September
Region: Issyk-Kul, Terskey Ala-Too Route: Chon Kyzyl-Suu - Jeti-Oguz – Karakol – Ala-Kul lake – Arashan – pass Liailiak – Ak-Suu – Karakol
1 Day: After breakfast, transfer to the Chon Kyzyl-Suu. Start walking tour from the hot springs. A picnic in the forest. Later in the afternoon we get to the place of the camps in the valley Kashka-Tor. Dinner and overnight in tents at the altitude of 2900 meters.
2 Day: The transition to the Jeti-Oguz valley over the pass Archa-Tor. In the morning we go to the side of the pass Archa Tor at a height of 3800m. Picnic for the pass. Descent to the Jeti-Oguz gorge. A camp for 2 nights. Dinner and overnight in tents. 6/7 hours on foot, elevation change: +900 m/ - 1000 m.
3 Day: Day walk in Jeti-Oguz valley. After breakfast we will go into the Jeti-Oguz. Picnic at the foot of the Oguz-Bashi peak (5168 m). The way back to camp. Night in tents. 6/7 hours on foot, elevation: +/-900 meters.
4 Day: Transition under the pass Teleti. Deacent Jeti-Oguz gorge to the intersection with the gorge Teleti. We will rise along the river to the foot of the pass Teleti. Night in tents. 6/7 hours on foot. Vertical drop: - 200 m + 700 m.
5 Day: Transition Teleti pass – Karakol valley. After breakfast we will climb to the pass at the height of 3850m Teleti. Lovely panoramic view of the pass. Descent to Karakol gorge. Setting camp in Chon-Tash, the large stone. Dinner and overnight in tents. 6/7 hours on foot. Drop: + 600 m - 900 m.
6 Day: Karakol gorge. We'll go for a walk into the gorge Karakol to the foot of Karakol Peak 5216m, with picturesque view on Slonenok and Brigantina Peaks. Picnic in the mountains and the way back to the camp in Karakol gorge. Night in tents. 7-8 hours on foot. Vertical drop + / - 800 meters.
7 Day: Hut Sirota. Morning descend to the bridge over the river Karakol. The transition to the gorge Takyr Tor. Climb to the hut at 2900 m Sirota Setting camp in the woods. Dinner and overnight in tents. 5/6 hours on foot. Drop: - 200 m/+600 m.
8 Day: Ala-Kul pass – Altyn Arashan valley. Start early. We go up to the Ala-Kul lake, which is located at an altitude of 3500 m. Continuing to Ala-Kul pass at 3800m. Panoramic views of the peaks Djigit (5200 m), Karakol (5120 m.) The descent into the gorge Keldike. Dinner. The descent into the gorge Altyn Arashan. Accommodation in guesthouse or yurt. Swimming in the warm springs. Dinner and overnight in tents. 8/9 hours on foot. Drop: + 900 m/- 1200 m.
9 Day: The pass Liailiak. Morning moving to the side of the gorge Anyr Tor. Picnic on the way. Approach to the foot of the pass Ak-Suu (3600 m.) Dinner and overnight in tents. 4/5 hours on foot. Vertical drop: +700 m.
10 Day: The transition to the Ak-Suu gorge. Early in the morning we will climb to the pass Ak-Suu, which is located at an altitude of 3600 m, descent to the valley of Ak-Suu. Crossing the river bridge and a camp on the bank of the river. Dinner and overnight in tents. 5/6 hours. Drop: + 500 m/- 700 m.
11 Day: The descent to the warm springs Ak-Suu - Transfer to Karakol. Descent to the warm springs of Ak-Suu, where we meet our driver. Driving to Karakol and short city excursion. 3/5 hours on foot. Finish of the service.
The price includes:
- Transfer by 4-wheel drive car
- Cooking staff, tents (1 tent for 2 people, mats).
- 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.
- Accommodation and hot springs in Altyn-Arashan
- Entrance fee in Karakol National Park
- Groups over 10 people are granted an additional 1 assistant guide and one assistant cook
- Groups of over 7 people are granted an additional cook assistant
Difficulty: This route suits for people with good health and physical training, because the route consists of long transition over founderous terrain, sharp fluctuations in temperature and climbing to a height of 3800 meters above sea level.
Conditions: It is necessary to take with you warm clothes, spare clothes and shoes, sunglasses, sun block. If you have specific disease, you have to bring your own medicaments with you.