A Trekking tour in Terskei Ala Too mountain range is a wonderful combination of landscapes and romantics of adventures. It is impressions and emotions that one remembers forever. Overnights in tents under the starlit sky, campfire after a long day, amazing beauty of the hider corners and unusual nature views. You will see all that by your eyes and hear the legend about the unique attractions. One day you will visit the very beautiful Ala-Kol Lake with turquoise color of water, which is not leave you indifferent. At the end of the trekking, you can relax while bathing in the hot springs in the Altyn-Arashan Gorge. It is worth coming to our mountainous land – Land of Kyrgyzstan!
Itinerary :Bishkek-Tamga-JettyOguz gorge-Karakol gorge-Ala-Kol lake-Keldike valley-Altyn Arashan –Karakol-Cholpon-Ata-Bishkek
|1||Bishkek-700m (40 km)|
Arrival to the international airport “Manas”. Short drive to Bishkek and accommodation in a hotel. Afternoon city tour. The capital and industrial centre of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek is a city of wide avenues, handsome buildings and Soviet heritage. The gesturing statue of Lenin still in the city’s vast central square. We visit Manas Monument, the main national hero of the Kyrgyz people. Then excursion to the State History Museum and walking tour around main Ala Too Square to watch ceremony of changing of the Guard of Honor, Kurmanzhan Datka Monument, main governmental buildings, and finish at the Old Square with Parliament House. In addition, we visit memorial of the second world war with eternal flame. Transfer to the Osh bazar (open market) to finish the city tour by short excursion – shopping there. Dinner in a local restaurant. Accommodation in a hotel.
|2||Bishkek – Tamga village-1600m (350km 5-6 hrs.)|
Breakfast.Transfer to Jetty Oguz gorge. On the way we will stop for short hike in Faire Tale canyon, this is amazing place with red stone formation. Then continue drive to Barskoon (2200m) gorge where we also will do short hike to Barskoon waterfalls. This day is acclimatization to the altitude. Lunch-picnic on the way. Then transfer to Tamga village. Dinner and overnight in family guesthouse.
|3||Tamga –Telety pass-3800m (trekking 7km,4-5 hrs)|
After breakfast drive to beginning of Telety pass in Djety-Oguz valley. Djety-Oguz means Seven Bulls on kyrgyz language is famous for its unusually bright, red sandstone rock formations, one of the most popular rocks are Seven Bulls and Broken Heart. Start our trek to the feet of Telety pass upon arriving. Lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight in tent camp on altitude 2800m.
|4||Telety pass-Karakol gorge-2500m (trekking 15km 7-8hrs)|
Breakfast. Trekking to Karakol gorge. We will go up to Telety pass (3800m) and from the top of the pass, we enjoy the views of the surroundings. Descent is rather simple, along a wide slope covered with talus, across alpine meadows with various herbs and flowers, along East Telety river. This is best place to have a lunch. Then we continue our trek to Karakol gorge. Dinner and overnight in “Karakol” tent camp at 2500m.
|5||Karakol gorge-Ala-kol lake(3860m)-Keldike valley(9km,6-8hrs trekking)|
After breakfast, we are starting our climbing to Ala-kol lake. You will be amazed by this extraordinary lake. Ala-Kol lake is a rock-dammed and hidden treasure between lofty Terskey Ala Too Mountains. Lunch on the way. Continue trek to Keldike valley (3400m) for dinner and overnight in tents.
|6||Keldike valley – Altyn-Arashan-2500m(13km4hrs of trekking)|
Continue our trekking to our next point is Altyn-Arashan valley. Extremely picturesque views of Altyn-Arashan attract large number of tourists. Altyn-Arashan resort is famous for hot springs. You will take a bath in the pool with radon water. Lunch, dinner and accommodation in a yurt.
|7||Altyn-Arashan –Karakol(50km 2hrs drive)|
Morning excursion to hot wild springs. At 11 a.m. driver will pick you up by old Russian Jeep or truck (depend on size group) and drop you to the Karakol town. Check-in to the hotel and lunch in local restaurant. After lunch, explore Karakol city: Museum of Prejevalskiy, Russian Orthodox Church & Dungan Mosque. Dinner in a restaurant. Accommodation is in a hotel.
|8||Karakol- Cholpon-ata-1600m (150km 2,5hrs)|
After breakfast, drive to Cholpon-Ata, the resort center with clubs, bars and restaurants. Afternoon visit Cultural Complex “Ruh Ordo”, Petroglyphs museum on open air dating from 500 BC – 100 AD – image of wolves, long-horned ibex, goats, horses, snow leopard and some hunting scenes. Rest on the beach. Today lunch&dinner in the resort. Overnight is in the resort.
|9||Cholpon-ata – Bishkek-800m(270km,4hrs)|
Breakfast. Rest and free time on the beach and afternoon drive to Bishkek. Lunch in Balykchy town. Evening arrive to Bishkek, check-in to hotel, free time. Dinner in local restaurant accompanied by Kyrgyz folklore show. Accommodation in the Hotel.
|10||Bishkek-Airport(40km 40 min)|
Transfer to airport for departure.