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Trekking in Terskey Ala-Too

Duration of tour: 10 days 

Fixed dates: Tours starts 13th July and end early morning at 22nd July 2018Minimum groups size is 8 people, tour can be cancelled, if we will have less than 8 people in a group. We will let you know 1 month before tour start, however we will make our best to make a tour as it is planned.

Description: This tour is focused for active and energetic people who want to spend vacation with benefit for health during the tour, participating in a large number of active events. We will cross few high passes of Terskey Ala-Too range and see amazing views of mountains, lakes, valleys and nomad’s culture

 

Program: 

1 day. 13 July. Bishkek – Bokonbaevo, 320km 

Meeting at airport of Bishkek and transfer to Bokonbaevo. On the way short hiking to Konorchek Canyons. The amazing landscape of Konorchek canyons resemble the Grand Canyon in the USA, but at the same time they carry a significant particle of the unique nature of Kyrgyzstan. Coming back and continue our trip. Arriving to Bel-Tam Yurt Camp and preparation for 2 days trek. Dinner and overnight in yurt camp Bel-Tam on the shore of Issyk-Kul lake. Possibility to swim in the lake. 

2 day. 14 July. Bokonbaevo, trekking by pastures 

We will hike by pastures where local people is keeping their cattle at summer time. We will hike to the top of the mountain where from you will see panoramic view to Issyk-Kul lake from altitude 3216m. That hike is not too difficult and will good for your adaptation. Dinner and overnight in tents. 

3 day. 15 July. Bokonbaevo, trekking by pastures 

We will continue our trekking through forests and will climb to the top of other range, which closer to Issyk-Kul lake. I will be amazed by another view for Issyk-Kul lake and cultural center Aalam-Ordo. Arriving to Bel-Tam Yurt Camp. Dinner and accommodation. 

 4 day. 16 July. Yurt camp Bel-Tam Free day. 

Enjoying with sun and lake. Getting ready for next trekking. 

5 day. 17 July. Yurt camp Bel-Tam – Karakol – Karakol valley, +600m, 5-7 hours of trekking 

Transportation from yurt camp to the place of start of 4 days trekking in Karakol valley. Hiking the Karakol valley, you will move about from the steppe foothills to the mountain forests, woodlands, subalpine and alpine meadows and even into the realm of perpetual snow with bare rocks and glaciers. There is located an Alpine base in upper valley. Encampment at tent near Sirota hut. 

 6 Day. 18 July. Sirota hut – Ala-Kul lake – Keldike gorge, 9 km, +850m, 5-7 hours of trekking Climbing to Ala-Kol lake (3533m). 

Amazing Ala-Kul is a rock-dammed lake in the Terskey Ala Too mountain range among two rocks. After lunch ashore Ala-Kul lake climbing to Ala-Kul pass (3860m) where you will have an opportunity to enjoy with inexpressible view of summit of the mountains of Terskey Ala Too. Descent to Keldike valley, encampment and dinner. 

7 Day. 19 July. Kelgike valley – Altyn-Arashan valley, 11km, -1100m, 3-5 hours of trekking 

Picturesque views of Altyn Arashan attract large number of tourists. Altyn Arashan resort is famous for hot springs. You will have an opportunity to bath in the pool with radon water. Accommodation and dinner in guesthouse at Altyn-Arashan. 

8 Day. 20 July. Altyn-Arashan - Karakol, 10km, -450m, 3-4 hours of trekking 

We descent down by serpentine along Altyn-Arashan valley, where the car will pick you up and take to Green Yard hotel (or other hotel with same level). Free time. In the evening, the folklore show from local band Azem will be organized. Dinner and overnight in hotel. 

9 day. 21 July. Karakol – Bishkek, 400km 

We will have short city tour in Karakol with visiting Holy Trinity Church and Dungan Mosque. Transfer to Bishkek by north shore of Issyk-Kul lake and Boom valley where ancient Silk Road caravans used to pass. Short city tour upon arrival to Bishkek. Accommodation in Garden Hotel (or other hotel with same level). Festive dinner in Supara restaurant. 

10 day. 22 July. Bishkek – airport Manas, 50 km 

Early transfer to airport. End of service. 

Altyn-Arashan valley
Altyn-Arashan valley
Price

Price per person is 1350 USD with double accommodation.

Price per person is 1590 USD with single accommodation.

Price including:

  • Transfer during the full period of tour
  • Double accommodation and dinners in hotels and guesthouses, 4 person in 1 yurt and guesthouse in Altyn-Arashan
  • Full board
  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodation and Hot springs in Altyn-Arashan
  • Equipment for trekking (tents, mats, table equipment)
  • Staff (guides, cooks) and horses instead of porters for 1st trek.
  • Staff for 2nd trekking (guides, cooks, porters) 1 porter for each person, that weight including food, tents, cooking staff of clients and part of staff of client). Additional porter 30USD per day.
  • Payment to Karakol National Park
  • Folk show
  • Festive dinner in traditional Ethno Restaurant Supara

  • Price not including:

  • Insurance
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Other expenses not shown in Price including
  • Equipment

    Equipment and items for trekking part:

  • Sleeping bag up to 0 C
  • Good trekking boots with high proper ankle support and good thread. Extra shoes or pair of sandals, in case if main became wet during the rain and etc.
  • Waterproof rain jacket and trousers
  • Warm closes and extra closes to exchange
  • Hat and cap, sun glasess, high factor sun cream
  • Daypack 40-50 litters and rain cover. It is also good idea to line your daypack with a quality plastic bag
  • Head-torch
  • Bottle for water
  • Quick drying towel
  • First aid kit, if you have some disease
  • Recommended to have

  • Walking sticks
  • Toiletries
  • Insect repellants (for lower elevations)
  • Water purification tables or a water filter (more details in Notes)
  • Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if you don’t have altitude adaptation)
  • Pocket knife
  • Important Notes

    WATER

    While on a trek, you are in the wild to enjoy the nature and the thrill of it. Its very important that you stay healthy and do not take ill on the trek to have a joyful experience in the wild. Water is important during trekking, we are providing boiled water or tea/coffee during breakfast, lunch and dinner, however boiling the water is limited and it is not enough if you will need to fill up your bottles for next day. Water can be a cause of stomach problems on a trek. On the other hand you need to drink lots of water to stay hydrated. Water in some hills are also the source of water for animals and wild animals on the higher area. Always fetch water from running streams. The faster the better. Stagnant water has high risk of bearing pathogens, irrespective of the cold surrounding. Whereas, as fast gushing water has very low chances of bearing pathogens in it. It even has less particulate materials. You will be able to fill up water from natural springs, its the best as it acts as a natural filter and has very less chances of having particles in it. Local people same as a lot of tourist don't have a problems to drink water from the source, however if you are not sure please bring water cleaning pills with you for the trek from your homeland. You will not be able to find water cleaning pills in Kyrgyzstan.

    LUGGAGE ON TOUR

  • Main Baggage:
  • The item of luggage used to carry all your belongings in the hold of the plane and used to store all of the items you don't need on trek. This can be left behind at the group hotel used prior to the trek.
  • Luggage to the porters:
  • Almost all of our standard programs designed for not too long hikes, usually 4 to 8 days. We are providing as default 1 porter to 1 person, which carry 15 kg, that weight including food, tents, cooking staff and private things of clients, usually around 3-5kg first days. Everyday weight of food dicreasing and you will have possibility to give extra weight to the porter. You can order extra porter, if you having some big weight items as camera with lens, special equipment and etc. You will need to pay extra 30 euro per porter per day.
  • Daysac/Rucksack:
  • 30-40 liters recommended. During the course of a trekking day, you do not have access to the luggage which is being carried for you by the porters. In mountain region the weather can change very fast and you must be equipped for this eventuality. Your daysac should therefore be large enough to carry waterproofs, fleece jacket, long trousers (if walking in shorts), warm hat and gloves, sun cap, sun cream, water bottle and other staff which you need during the trek. On a few occasions it is also necessary to carry your own packed lunch.

    TRECKKING GRADE

    You need to have a good level of fitness and previous trekking experience is recommended. Trekking days are generally longer, challenging and at higher altitudes up to 3800 meters. Terrain may be difficult and ascents and descents are often demanding, especially during rain or snow.

    INSURANCE

    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.

    MEAL

    Breakfast: consist some of following dishes: Porridge, omelet, omelet with fried sausages, pancakes, scrambled eggs with sausage, boiled eggs and etc + bread, jam, butter, honey, sweets, tea/coffee. Lunch boxes or lunch: Dried fruits, chocolate, yogurt, juice, cheese, sandwich, vegetables/fruits and tea/coffee. Dinner: Our cooks is preparing european and asian cuisine You need to let us know if you are vegetarian or have some preferences, so we will be able to make special menu for you.

    TIPPING

    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. Terms and Conditions

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