In the morning the guide will meet you at your hotel and you will go deep into the Karakol gorge, to the starting point of the hiking itinerary. The hiking will starts from a height of 2300 meters above sea level, and at the end of the day you will stop for the night in the “Sirota Camp” located at an altitude of 2900 meters. You will have lunch on the way and dinner in camp. Overnight in tents.
Average height: 2537 meters. The highest altitude: 2953 meters. Hiking distance: 8 kilometers. Maximum slope: 35%. Average slope: 11%. Hiking time: 5-6 hours.
Day Two: Going up to the Alakol Lake
The most difficult day. In the morning, you will find a long ascent to Alakol lake, located at an altitude of 3,500 meters above sea level. It will be difficult, but interesting! A lunch is waiting for you at the lake, then we continue our hiking along the left bank of Alakul, lifting up to the pass at an altitude of 3860 meters. From this pass you can enjoy an amazing panorama of the Tien Shan mountains, icy peaks and a lake. The descent from the pass will be rather steep, but short, and will take much less time than the ascent. By the evening – dinner and overnight in tents.
Average height: 3483 meters. The highest altitude: 3860 meters. Hiking distance: 7 kilometers. Maximum slope: 50%. Average slope: 21%. Hiking time: 6-7 hours.
Day Three: Last point. Altyn-Arashan and arrival to Karakol city
After breakfast, we will continue going down to the Keldyk gorge and after a while, we go to the Altyn-Arashan gorge. There are popular hot springs, surrounded by several yurts and you would be able to find a horses riding. A visit of the hot springs is a great way to relax after hiking.
After lunch in the gorge, you will go to Karakol (most likely on a Soviet car, because only such cars can pass through the road to the gorge). Late afternoon you arrive to the city, a guide and driver will accompany you.
Average height: 2902 meters. The highest altitude: 3530 meters. Distance: 9 kilometers. Maximum bias: 34%. Average slope: 13%. Travel time: 5 hours.
• transport services
porter for equipment and cooking tools
meals during the tour
visits to hot springs
Does not include
• breakfast on the first day of the tour and dinner on the third day of the tour