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4 day tour: Karakol National Park – Alakol – Altyn Arashan

 Kyrgyzstan is full of beautiful national parks and Karakol National Park is one of them, full of tranquility and pristine beauty.
With Apple Hostel tours, you will have an opportunity to trek and be surrounded by natural grandeur with amazing highlights such as Akakol, Keldike Gorge and Altyn Arashan.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Karakol town to Karakol National park entrance by car. Hike to Sirota camp, 12 km, 4-5 hours. Lunch/dinner. Overnight in tents. 

Day 2: Sirota camp – Keldike Gorge, 10 km, 5-6 hours. Lunch/dinner. Overnight in tents
Day 3: Keldike gorge – Altyn Arashan, 10 km, 4 hours. Lunch/dinner. Overnight in tents
Day 4: Altyn arashan – Aksuu village, 15 km, 4-5 hours. Lunch. Transfer from Aksuu village back to Karakol town.
 Price for 1 person: 28560 som
2 persons: 38870 som
3 persons: 54680 som
4 persons: 66470 som
The cost includes a tour guide service,  one porter for 1 each person in the tour; one cook, meals as per itinerary, camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, mat),transfer from Karakol to the National park and from Aksuu village back to Karakol, park entrance fee, tent set up fee, hot springs fee. If there is 1 person in the tour the cook acts like a cook/porter. 
Pick up from Karakol to the site and drop off in Karakol is included.

To book this tour please contact us:

E-mail: applehostelkg@gmail.com
Phone number / WhatsApp: +996 553 280 881

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3 day tour: Altyn Arashan – Alakol – Altyn Arashan

Altyn-Arashan, which means ‘Golden Spa’ in Kyrgyz, is the most popular hike near Karakol in the north-east of the country. The hike is relatively strenuous but certainly not impossible, with some lovely gorge viewsafforded on the way and there are rich rewards once you have reached the snow glistening mountain valley.

Furthermore, the site is famous for its several hot-springs where natural sulphur infused water flows into concrete pools housed in wooden sheds. The water is hot, around 50oC and is the perfect antidote to weary bodies.

Altyn Arashan is located 20km south-east of Karakol and near Issyk-kul Lake, in an alpine valley dominated at its southern end by the 4260m tall Pik Palatka (‘Tent Peak’).  The valley forms part of the Arashan State Nature Reserve which is famous for its unique wildlife, including snow leopards and a few wild bears. Don’t worry though, it’s very unlikely they will make an appearance and the only animals you are likely to see are the horses and sheep owned by local families.

Ala-Kol is on several popular trekking routes between Altyn-Arashan and the Karakol Gorge, and lies at an altitude of 3,532 m (11,588 feet) above sea level. Ala-Kol is set in a barren, rocky depression, and is surrounded by the peaks of the Terskey Ala Too range. Rocky paths and scree slopes are used to approach the lake.

3 day tour: Altyn Arashan – Alakol – Altyn Arashan

Day 1: Transfer by car from Karakol to Aksu village. Hike from Aksu to Altyn Arashan valley, 2600 m. Lunch. Dinner & overnight in a guesthouse;

Day 2: Breakfast. Hike to Alakol lake (3600 m) and back ( 26 km both ways). Lunchbox is provided. Dinner & overnight in a guesthouse;

Day 3: Breakfast. Hike back to Aksuu village. Transfer from Aksu to Karakol. Lunch on your own.

Price for 1 person: 17400 som / 2 ppl: 21300 som / 3 ppl: 25200 som/ 4 ppl: 29700 som 

The cost includes a tour guide service, accommodation and meals as per itinerary, transfer by car from Karakol to Aksu and back, hot springs fee. 

To book this tour please contact us:

Phone num / Wats app: +996 553 280 881
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