Welcome to Karakol, Kyrgyzstan!

Welcome to Kyrgyzstan!

Trekking 5-6 days – “3 Valleys Tour” From Jety-Oguz gorge to Karakol valley –Altyn Arashan valley with hot springs

Trekking From Jeti-Oguz to Altyn-Arashan 6 Days
Day 1   
Hire a Taxi to Jeti-Oguz gorge from Karakol for 600 SOM (35km).  The trek will start at the Broken Heart and will lead you to the base camp of Telety Pass it will take ~4-5 hours (10km).  Overnight in the tent (2843m)

Day 2   
Leaving the base camp you will summit Telety pass 3820m to the north facing side of the Telety pass it will take ~4-5 hours (8km).  Overnight in the tent (3000M).

Day 3   
Leaving your campsite you will enter Karakol Valley (Karakol National Park) and ascend to Sirota  base camp ~4-5 hours (9km) 2700m.  You will be walking alongside the river for ~1 hour and then you will cross a bridge with a cable and trek up the valley to the basecamp.  The cost to enter the park is 250 SOM per person and 150 SOM per tent.  Overnight in the tent (2700m).

Day 4   
Leaving your campsite you will summit Alakul Lake (3600m) in ~2-3 hours (4km).  Enjoy a short hike around the lake area and beware at night the temperatures fall below 0 C.  Overnight in the tent (3500m).

Day 5   
Leaving your campsite you will summit Alakul pass (3860m) ~2 hours. Then you will descend to Keldiki gorge where you will find the Altyn Arashan Yurt camp and Guest House ~4-5 hours (15km).  Be aware that the Alakul pass is very steep with many loose rocks and can be dangerous.  At Altyn Arashan, Yurts/Accommodations and food can be provided (2500m).

Day 6   
Leaving Altyn –Arashan gorge to Aksu Village the hike is ~3-4 hours (16km).  The trail is very forward following the uneven road that runs along the river.  Once you’re in Aksu take Marshrutka # 350 for 40 SOM per person or Taxi for 350 SOM per car to Karakol.

Transportation: Karakol-Jeti-Oguz Sanatorium/Broken Heart 35km 600 SOM
Karakol-Jeti-Oguz (yurt camp) 40km 1200 SOM
From Aksu to Karakol take Marshrutka # 350 for 40 SOM per person or Taxi for 350 SOM
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A Simple Map of the Trek
 Jeti-Oguz Gorge Waterfall 
Telety Pass 3820m


Sirota  Base Camp 2700M
Alakul Lake (3600m)
Alakul Lake (3600m)
Altyn –Arashan

Altyn –Arashan VIP Yurt Camp
Aksu Valley