Six of the most beautiful lakes

Discover the most beautiful alpine lakes, passes and valleys of Central Asia! Difficulty: medium

Tour program
13 days
Bishkek - Karakol - Kaindy lake - Kolsay lake - Alakol lake - Alakol-Kyry - Takyrtor - Altyn-Arashan - Issyk-Kol lake - Karakol - Bishkek

Meeting at the airport” Manas “. Transfer to the city of Karakol. On the way, stop at a local cafe for lunch (not included in the price, paid on your own). Accommodation in the guest house. Dinner (not included in the price, payable independently). Meeting with the guide.

Minimum altitude: 635 m.
Highest altitude: 1700 m.
Distance:420 km

A trip to Kazakhstan, to the mountain lakes of Kaindy. Lunch on the way (paid for by yourself). camping, dinner. Night on the lake in tents.


Minimum height: 1700   m

Average height: 2000   m

Highest Height: 2300   m

Walking distance : 2  km

Maximum slope: 15 %

Average slope: 2  %

Road distance by car : 260 km .

Travel time: 7 hours

Breakfast. Transfer on the 1 st mountain lake Kolsai. Setting up a camp. Walk to the 2 nd mountain
lake Kolsai and back. Dinner. Night in a tents.

Minimum height: 2000   m

Average height: 2300   m

Highest Height: 2600   m

Walking distance :   18 km

Maximum slope: 23   %

Average slope: 10  %

Road distance by car : 35 km .

Breakfast. Return to the city of Karakol. On the way there will be small stops in beautiful places. Lunch at a local ethno-cafe (not included in the price, payable independently). Accommodation in the guest house. Dinner (not included in the price, payable independently). Preparation and fees for hiking.

Minimum height: 1700   m

Average height: 2500   m

Highest Height: 4100   m

Maximum slope: 40   %

Average slope: 9   %

Road distance by car : 140 km .

Breakfast. Moving to the Karakol gorge to the beginning of the walking part of the route, deep
into the Karakol gorge to the confluence with the Ayu- Thor gorge . On this day, we are waiting
for a steep climb from a height of 2200 to a height of 2900 m. Where the camp will be set
up. Dinner. Night in tents.

Minimum height: 1700   m

Average height: 2700   m

Highest Height: 3100   m

Walking distance : 13   km

Maximum slope: 38   %

Average slope: 16  %

Road distance by car : 20 km .

Travel time: 5 hours

Breakfast.  Descent to the lake Alakol (3500 m.). Lunch. We will go around the whole lake along
the shore and settle down in the vicinity of the Alakol- Kary glacier from where a magnificent
view opens up. Dinner. Night in tents.

Minimum height: 2900   m

Average height: 3500   m

Highest Height: 3700   m

Distance: 8   km

Maximum slope: 41   %

Average slope: 17   %

Time is put and : 6 hours

Early breakfast. The day begins with an ascent to the Takyrtor Pass . But, before you reach the
snow-ice pass (3,700 meters), you need to cross the entire Alakol-Kyry glacier at the foot of
which the famous lake is located. Lunch after the pass at the first convenient place for a
picnic. Descent along the Takyrtor gorge to hot wild springs, beating straight from the rock. The
water in this place is rich in minerals and reaches a temperature of 60 degrees. Dinner. Night in

Minimum height: 3500   m

Average height: 3600   m

Highest Height: 3700   m

Distance: 6   km

Maximum slope: – 26   %

Average slope: sixteen   %

Time is put and : 6 hours

Breakfast. A long descent along the Takyrtor gorge to the confluence with the Altyn-
Arashan gorge , from where a view to the mountain range of Ak-Suu opens . Eternal ice and
snow peaks enclose the gorge of the Ak-suu wall with glacier . Lunch. We continue the trek to the
hot springs of Altyn-Arashan , where the small mountain town is located, which receives
thousands of tourists from all over the world every year. Accommodation in yurts (Kyrgyz
national dwelling). Dinner. Visit the hot wild springs ” Arashan “. Night in a yurt.

Minimum height: 2500   m

Average height: 2700   m

Highest Height: 3500   m

Distance: 13   km

Maximum slope: – 29   %

Average slope: – 8   %

Time is put and : 7 hours

Breakfast. For those who want to ride a horse will be able to rent it before the start of the
descent to the car and spend part of the day on horseback (paid on their own). Descent along
the Altyn-Arashan gorge to the Ak-Suu village, where a car will be waiting us, which will take the
group back to Karakol . Lunch at a local ethnic café (not included, payable
independently) . Accommodation in guest house. Dinner.

Minimum height: 1600   m

Average height: 2000   m

Highest Height: 2300   m

Walking distance : 15   km

Distance by car: 35 km

Maximum slope: – 12   %

Average slope: 2   %

Walking time : 4 hours

Breakfast. Transfer to the village of  Ton located on the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul. On the
way we will visit the canyon  “Fairy Tale” . Walking around the ethno – town, swimming in Issyk-Kul
Lake. Dinner. Night in yurts.

Minimum height: 1600   m

Average height: 1663   m

Highest Height: 1789   m

Walking distance : 5   km

Distance by car: 140 km

Breakfast. Long transfer to Son-Kul lake. Upon arrival, accommodation in a local national
dwelling, a yurt on the lake! Lunch on the way to a roadside cafe (not included in the price,
payable independently).The local color and the spirit of the nomads will completely immerse
you in an atmosphere of alienation from civilization, and you will feel the life of the local
population. Walk around. Dinner. Night in a yurt.


Minimum height: 1612   m

Average height: 2145   m

Highest Height: 3445   m

Walking distance : 5  km

Road distance by car : 260 km .

Travel time: 6 hours

Breakfast. Transfer to Bishkek . Visiting the local market to buy souvenirs and dried fruits
(purchases are paid for independently. Accommodation and rest after busy days. Dinner (not
included in the price, payable independently). Overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport” Manas “. Completion of the program.


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 10 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.

Tour prices
Private tour for one person
2900 USD
Group of 2 people
3400 USD
(1700 USD per one person)
Group of 3 people
3900 USD
(1300 USD per one person)
Group of 4 people
4400 USD
(1100 USD per one person)
If there are more than 4 participants in your group, please contact us for pricing this tour.
Transport for the entire program
Accommodation in a guest house Karakol
Hotel accommodation in Bishkek
Accommodation in yurts and Arashan s. Bokonbaevo
Meals during the track and stay in yurts
Accommodation in yurts on the lake Son-Kul
Taxes and fees
Transport to the beginning of the end of the route
Porter (for equipment and products) for the duration of the track
Visit to the Fairy Tale canyon
Does not include
Porter (for personal items up to 20 kg. )
Sleeping bag
Meals at the time of transfer
Horse rental
Lunch at the ethno cafe
Lunch at the roadside cafe
Dinner in guest houses and hotel