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Trekking tour "Mountains and Lakes of Tien-Shan"

Duration: 11 days, 11 nights

Level of difficulty:

Trip features:
Trek to gorges of Terskei Alatoo Range, visit to Sonkul and Alakol lakes, Altyn Arashan hot mineral springs, high altitude camps over 3600 m. a.s.l., mountain pass 3800 m. a.s.l. Overnights in tents, yurts.

Best season:
  July August


The tour we offer you below is a light version of trekking on Terskei Ala-Too range and trip to Son-Kul lake. It begins in Bishkek, the capitals city of Kyrgyzstan. By a driven car you are transferred to Son-Kul lake, where you can see beautiful panorama of lake, nomadic life of Kyrgyz people. You enjoy horseback riding or just hiking, spend time with friendly Kyrgyz families and taste their fresh airan (yogurt) and kymys (a fermented national drink from mares milk), also you will view horseshow.

Then you continue the trip to eastern shore of Issyk-Kul lake, to Karakol town. After that you are transferred to Karakol Gorge, from here the trekking part starts. A Trekking tour in Terskei Ala Too mountain range is a wonderful combination of landscapes and romantics of adventures. Overnights in tents under the starlit sky, campfire after a long day, amazing beauty of the hidder coners and unusual nature views it is worth coming to our mountainous land Land of Kyrgyzstan!

We can see a Karakol Peak (5216m) and famous moraine-glacial lake Ala Kol (3532m). We go over mountain pass Ala Kol (3800m). As a dessert we offer you bathing in the hot natural springs with curative mineral water in Altyn Arashan valley!

In season 2018 Ak-Sai Travel sets tent camps along the whole route. Travel with comfort! If you book the trek Mountains and Lakes of Tien-Shan, you use our tent camps and all the facilities! It gives us you s number of advantages: 

1)    Your journey is easier and more comfortable than ever as you do not need to carry any food, tents, kitchen utensils,    etc. 
2)    Your journey becomes cheaper, as there is no need to hire any porters, cooks, etc. Moreover, there is no crowd to spoil the views. 
3)    The journey is safer, as you get a detailed map with the route description. There is means of communication in every tent camp. 
4)    Your journey is a discover. You learn new things, try new dishes of the national cuisine, etc.

Itinerary: Bishkek city Son-Kul Lake - Karakol town Karakol gorge Ala Kol Lake (3532m) Ala Kol pass (3800m) Arashan gorge Cholpon Ata town Bishkek city.

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