ARABEL PLATEU 4000m
The Arabel Plateau is a highland area, located at altitude almost 4000 meters above sea level. This is a stunning place in the southern part of the Issyk-Kul region. It is situated near the Barskoon Gorge and the gold mine Kumtor.
High-mountain valleys (also called syrt) are a rare and very surprising phenomenon, especially at this altitude. The average annual temperature in these places is only 5-7 degrees and the earth is almost completely devoid of vegetation. In such places, only grass, mosses and lichens survive. Due to abundant precipitation and melting of glaciers, there is a lot of water in the valley. This water is used to form rivers, lakes and marshes. The Arabel Plateau is a peculiar high mountain tundra where you can find more than 50 lakes.
The plateu has such an interesting relief and a large number of lakes due to a very old glacier. It leveled the valley and left so many lacustrine basins.
Duration: 1 day (7-9 hours of driving)
Highest point: high pass Suyok pass 4022m
Road: 40% of the road is asphalt and rest is gravelly rammed by Cold Company
Area: Barskoon valley, Arabel plateu (Jety-Oguz area)
Connection: No signal connection in Arabel Plateu
Recommended to have
This tour designed who want to see beautiful landscapes in untouched area with breathtaking views. Tour with long day drive.
Travel insurance is NOT included. We recommend that clients have their own travel insurance against illness, injury, loss/damage to personal belongings. In case of emergency our staff will make all the best to delivery you to hospital or other point and solve your problem, insurance will cover your charges, if you don't have insurance, you will be required to cover charges by yourself.
Service of local staff is included to the program; however, it is polite to tip to local staff if the service has been very good. Also at your discretion, you might also consider tipping your tour manager in appreciation of the efficiency and service you receive.