TREKKING TO CHELPEK VALLEY
Day 1: Djety-Oguz valley - Yrdyk valley, 14km +600m, 4-6 hours of trekking
We will drive to Djety-Oguz valley where we will see famous Djety-Oguz rocks. There we will start our trekking tour. We will walk through beautiful valley and forestry. On the way we will see real nomad people who take care animals. Our first stop will be Yrdyk r valley.
Day 2: Yrdyk valley - Chelpek valley, 12km, +800m, 5-7 hours of trekking
Early morning we will continue our trekking to Chelpek valley. Our place to sleep will be at 3000m above sea level with panoramic view to Issyk-Kul region and Karakol city. We recommend to wake up early and see the sunrise. It will be unforgettable experience.
Day 3: Chelpek valley - Alpline lake - Karakol, 14km, +300m - 1300m, 6-7 hours of trekking
After breakfast we will walk to Alpline lake at 3300m above sea level which is surrounded with huge and beautiful rocks. Then we will start to go to Karakol valley through forestry and scenic way. In Karakol valley will be waiting car that will take us to Karakol.
Duration: 3 day
Distance: Total 77km (Walking part 37km)
Route: Karakol - Djety-Oguz valley - Yrdyk valley - Chelpek valley - Alpline lake - Karakol valley - Karakol
Highest point: Alpline lake in Chelpek valley 3300m
Area: Issyk-kul region, Terskey Ala-Too mountains range
Connection: Signal connection partly,
Level of difficulty: In general this trek is not so difficult. You will walk through green valleys up and down.
Equipment and items for trekking part:
Sleeping bag up to -5 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
Bottle for water
Quick drying towel
First aid kit, if you have some disease
Recommended to have
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)
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, 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, it’s 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.