Ala Kul lake tour
Visit the renowned mineral springs of Altyn-Arashan, the beautiful alpine lake Ala-Köl, and watch the pristine nature and wildlife from towering mountain peaks.
Day 01: Karakol – Kurgak Tor Gorge – Sirota
Drive to Karakol Valley. On the way to Alps Camp in several hours, we will proceed from the steppe foothills to mountain forest, woodland, to subalpine and alpine meadows and even to the realm of eternal snow with bare rocks and glaciers.
Day 02: Sirota – Ala Kul Lake – Keldike gorge – Altyn Arashan
In the morning we take the breakfast and we continue our walking to Ala Kul Lake. The lake lies in the glacier valley of the left riverhead of Kurgaktor River, at an altitude of 3532 meters above sea level with beautiful views of the snow-capped peaks. You will be amazed by this extraordinary lake. Ala-Kul Lake is a rock-dammed and hidden treasure between lofty Terskey Ala Too Mountains. Lunch by the Ala-Kul Lake. After lunch we will descent to Altyn-Arashan Overnight in a hut, enjoy the serenity of the mountains, and counting stars at night.
Day 03: Altyn Arashan Valley – Karakol
A leisure morning at Altyn-Arashan, explore the surroundings. Later, trek down to the foothill, then transfer by car back to Karakol. Free time to explore the town, such as visit local market, stroll around the old residential quarters to admire wooden architecture.