Ascent to Przhevalsky peak (4200 meters a.s.l.)

Wild places where there are no crowds of people – only your group and nature. Difficulty level: hard.

Tour program
5 days
Bishkek - Karakol - Karakol gorge - glacier - Przhevalsky Peak - Karakol - Bishkek

Today you will be met at your hotel / airport and taken to the city of Karakol. The road runs through the Boom gorge and along the shore of the country’s largest lake – Issyk-Kul. After lunch, you will arrive in Karakol and stay in the guest house, where you will stay overnight.

After an early breakfast, you will be taken by car to the start point of the trekking route. The route starts at the foot of the Karakol ski base. Then follows a long ascent to the top of the base (3040 m.) From where an amazing view of Karakol opens up. An easy pass (3500 m.) is waiting for you ahead. Lunch will take place on the road at a place suitable for a picnic. After reaching the glacier, which is located at the foot of Przhevalsky peak, the guide will set up tents and cook dinner.

Morning begins with breakfast. The summit awaits its explorers, on this day you will climb luggage free to a height 4200 m. After a good time at the top, a lot of photos taken and amazing impressions, you will go down to the camp. After lunch, you will head to the next gorge, where there are no people, but only untouched nature. Here you will make a camp and stay overnight.

The final day of the walking program. After breakfast you will go down to Karakol gorge. The route passes through a dense forest and shrubs. On the way you will see a small mountain lake. A lunch will be held at the confluence of the gorge and the Karakol River. Then you will continue the descent, meet your car and arrive to the guesthouse in Karakol. Accommodation in guest house, dinner.

After an early breakfast, transfer to the airport / hotel in Bishkek. The road will also pass along the shore of the Issyk-Kul lake and through the gorge, so you will always be accompanied by a wonderful view outside the window!

General information:
Minimum altitude: 2100 m.
Average altitude: 2980 m.
Highest altitude: 4200 m.
Distance: 22,7 km.
Altitude gain: 2100 m.
descent: 2400 m.
Maximum gradient: 56%
Average gradient: 20%
Minimal gradient: 18%
Difficulty level: hard.
Clothes and equipment:

You can take all necessary things. Please take into consideration that in summer time the temperature in Bishkek city reaches up to 40 oC and in the mountains the temperature decreases to -5 oC. Be prepared for unexpected changes of the weather.

Recommended: rain-coat, sweater/fleece, wind-stopper, enough t-shirts and other underwear (think of taking smth with long sleeves to avoid sunburns), hat (remember – the sun can be violent), sun-screen cream (30 or higher), insect repellent (skin + clothes), good trekking boots for easy hikes in the mountains, walking shoes (don’t need heavy ones) for the city walks, flash light (torch).

Personal first aid kit (most likely problems: blisters, sunburns, allergy, diarrhoea, sore muscles after hikes. Take painkillers, anti-histaminic, antibiotics of general action, and anything you need for your usual medical conditions), personal hygiene kit (disinfection gel is highly recommended) + some toilet paper.

A small towel, swimming suit (for Issyk-Kul), sunglasses, photo camera, notepad and a pen to make notes as you travel, a smaller backpack, except for your normal suitcase.

Tour prices
Private tour for one person
750 USD
Group of 2 people
1000 USD
(500 USD per one person)
Group of 3 people
1290 USD
(430 USD per one person)
Group of 4 people
1520 USD
(380 USD per one person)
If there are more than 4 participants in your group, please contact us for pricing this tour.
Transfer Bishkek - Karakol - Bishkek
Guide service
Transport service
Accommodation in guest house
Meals during trek and accommodation
Sleeping mat
Porter for camp equipment
Taxes and duties
Does not include
Flight tickets
Food during transfer
Porter for personal belongings
Sleeping bag
Crampons for walking on ice
Medical insurance
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