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Horse Trek 5-7 days “Red Rocks Tour” from Jety-Oguz to Altyn Arashan valley



Horse Trek 5-7 days “Red Rocks Tour” from Jety-Oguz to Altyn Arashan Valley
BEST SEASON: June to September

HIGHLIGHTS:
Red Rocks of Jety-Oguz, Broken Heart Rock, Tien Shan Forest, Chon Kok Jar Pass, Ala Kol Pass , Altyn Arashan Hot Springs

1. Day:  Transfer by car to Jety-Oguz sanatorium (40km from Karakol), on the way discovery of the Red Rocks and the Broken Heart Rock. Introduction to the horses, instructions and departure on horseback through the Tien Shan forest of the Jety-Oguz gorge. On the way discovery of the “Dragon valley”. Time on horseback 5 hours. Camping at 2600m.

2. Day: Crossing to Karakol valley through Irduk valley. Time on horseback 6-7 hours. Camping in Karakol valley.

3. Day:  Approach to Kashka-Suu valley from Karakol valley over Djaman-Tor pass (3560m). On the way discovery of the Karakol ski base at 3000m with panorama on Karakol and Issyk-Kul Lake. Time on horseback about 5 hours. Camping in Kashka-Suu valley.

4. Day:  Departure to Altyn Arashan through Djaman-Tor valley. Passing of the Chon-Kok-Jar Pass (3560m). Riding up through the forest of the Altyn Arashan valley to the Hot Springs. View on Peak Palatka (5020m) at the bottom of the Arashan valley. Time on horseback 4-5 hours. Camping or stay in a guesthouse at the Hot Springs.

5. Day: Day hike to the Ala Kol Lake (3500 meters), riding up Keldike valley until bottom of the pass and crossing Ala-kol pass (3850 meters) on feet. Return to the Hot Springs for overnight. Total time for the day hike 7-8 hours.


6. Day: Day rides to close valleys: Takir-Tor with possibility to take a bath in natural hot springs or to the typical summer pasture Angir-Tor with its small lakes and panorama point. Time on horseback 4-6 hours.

7. Day: Return to the horse base down through Altyn Arashan valley and Kok-Tyz (“blue field”) pasture back to Jolgolot. Time on horseback 3-4 hours.


*Cost of transporting 4 horses from Jolgolot to Jety-Oguz is 1600 SOM
*Cost of transporting 4 tourist from Karakol to Jety-Oguz is 650 SOM 

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