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
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.
Price per person is 1350 USD with double accommodation.
Price per person is 1590 USD with single accommodation.
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Equipment and items for trekking part:
Recommended to have
WATERWhile 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
TRECKKING GRADEYou 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.
INSURANCETravel 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.
MEALBreakfast: 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.
TIPPINGService 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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