The country: Kyrgyzstan
Activity of tour: Trekking
Time: 10 days
Day 1: Upon arrival you will be met by guide at Manas International Airport in Kyrgyzstan and transfer to Karakol town. Accommodation in a private guesthouse or small hotel. Dinner in the downtown of Karakol.
Day 2: Breakfast is served at 8 a.m. 2 hours trekking tour and travel to picturesque Chon-Kyzyl-Suu valley of Kyrgyzstan by. Upon arrival short trekking tour and travel up Kara-Batkak valley of Kyrgyzstan and have a lunch. After lunch free time to explore the environs or rest. Dinner and night of tour is in tents.
Day 3: After our breakfast you will have trekking tour and travel up the Archa-Tor valley. Lunch in the foothills of Archa-Tor pass (3800 m) on the bank of rushing mountain river. Trekking tour over the pass with a great view on Jety-Oguz ice wall and other snow capped peaks of Terskei Mountains. Camp in a lower grounds of the valley. Dinner and night of tour is in tents.
Day 4: After our breakfast you will have trekking tour down Archa-Tor valley to Djety-Oguz valley. Lunch. Here is s a great panoramic view on the Djety-Oguz wall - a chain of snowy peaks with a beautiful Oguz-Bashi peak (5181 m) dominated over the area. Oguz-Bashi is Kyrgyz for "Ox head". Trekking tour down Djety-Oguz valley to Telety river, then along it, up the Telety valley. Camp in a wooded area. Dinner and night of tour is in tents.
Day 5: After our breakfast you will have trekking tour up the Telety valley. Lunch in the foothills of Telety pass. After lunch trekking tour over the pass (3800 m) to Telety valley and camp.
Day 6: Breakfast is served at 8 a.m. Trekking tour down the Telety valley through the fur tree forest and juniper groves to Karakol valley. Lunch on the bank of mountain river. Trekking tour to the upper grounds of Karakol valley where there is a small lake with amazing Karakol peak (5218 m) on the background make this spot very picturesque. Trekking tour back to the camp site. Dinner and night of tour is in tents.
Day 7: After our breakfast you will have trekking tour down Karakol valley and then 2 hours trekking tour up throgh the forest along Ala-Kol river. Lunch on the "Sirota" camp site. "Sirota" is Russian for orphan. It was built some 15-20 years ago by Russian enthusiastic trekkers, since then gives a shelter to the hikers and trekkers all over the world. Trekking tour up the Ala-Kol valley along the cascade of small waterfalls to Ala-Kol lake which sits at the altitude of 3532 m. Camp on the rocky cliff over the lake. Dinner and night of tour is in tents with great panoramic view of the lake.
Day 8: After our breakfast you will have trekking tour along the shore of the lake and then over the Ala-kol pass (3860 m) to Kel-Dike valley. Lunch. Trek down to Altyn-Arashan valley. "Altyn Arashan" is Kyrgyz for "golden springs". They are known because of it's natural curative sulphur hot springs. Before dinner guests may take hot baths in springs. Dinner and night of tour is in tents.
Day 9: Breakfast is served at 8 a.m. Meet vehicle. Transfer to Karakol town by very spectacular mountain road. Switching vehicle to comfortable aircon bus. Long day drive to Bishkek with a possible stop at the beach of Issyk-Kul lake for swimming. Lunch in a cafe on the way. Upon arrival in Bishkek accommodation in a hotel and short sightseeing before dinner. Dinner in local restaurant and night of tour is in hotel.
Day 10: Transfer to the airport, departure.