From Jyrgalan valley to Karakol Valley - Mountain hike in Kyrgyzstan
From Jyrgalan valley to Karakol Valley

Mountain hike in Kyrgyzstan

From Jyrgalan valley to Karakol Valley
(Mountain hike in Kyrgyzstan)

The fascinating trek along the Terskey - Ala-Too ridge. Our way will start from the Jyrgalan Valley and finish in the Karakol gorge. The route passes through mountain meadows, and the most interesting thing is through the most beautiful lakes which we will meet on the route. Many lakes are without names, but some of them have received names, such as lakes Boz-Uchuk, Ailanysh and Ala-Kul. The lakes on our way are the most diverse with different sizes and depths, the most courageous can swim in their icy water!

We will start our journey from Jyrgalan Valley, which is located in the Issyk-Kul region, not far from Karakol (around 60 km). Our trekking is rich in the most diverse landscapes and fascinating transitions through the passes from one gorge to another, and so on until we come to the Karakol gorge.

Available dates

  • July 16-26.2022 | 6 places Book
  • Individual dates are also available. Contact the program manager.

Trip details

Intensity Level 3
Season Summer
Begins in Bishkek
Ends in Bishkek
Airport Airport Manas (FRU)
Airport out Airport Manas (FRU)
Wildlife Mountain goats, Marmots, Birds, Predator birds, Rodents

Price: $ 1,200

Great for Families Couples Individuals

You will see beautiful panoramas, lakes, waterfalls and hot springs in this trip. And you will enjoy a short rest at the shore of the Lake Issyk-Kul. During the trekking part of the journey you will cross mountain rivers, passes, glaciers and moraines. You will spend nights in tents and admire the night sky with million stars. Join this unforgettable adventure!

What's Included:

  • Meeting and seeing off at the airport.
  • Accommodation in 3* hotels according to the program (double, twin).
  • Trekking tents for accommodation.
  • Mats.
  • Dinning Tent for eating and cooking.
  • Three meals a day according to the program.
  • Transport according to the program.
  • Trekking guide.
  • Cook on trekking days.
  • The team ensures the transportation of luggage on the days of the trekking. The team carries 8 kg of personal baggage of clients. you have more luggage, please let us know in advance.

What's not included:

  • International airfare to and from Bishkek.
  • Gear rental.
  • Cost of visa and consular services.
  • Personal expenses in hotels: bar, international calls, etc.
  • Single supplement in Guest houses - 50 USD per person.
  • Single supplement in the tents - 45 USD for all programs.
  • Extra luggage - 1 kg cost - 8 USD.
  • Insurance.
  • Any changes in the program.

Bishkek - Karakol. Arrival in Bishkek. Meeting at the Manas airport, transfer to Karakol (420 km/7 - 8 h). On the way we will have lunch at a local café. Accommodation in the guest house. Meals: Lunch/Dinner.


Karakol - Jyrgaian -Terimtor-Bulak gorge. After breakfast, we will have to transfer to the Jyrgalan valley to the confluence of two rivers Jyrgalan and Terimtor-Bulak. Start of the trek (2550 m) up the Terimtor-Bulak gorge. We will have lunch on the way.

After lunch we will continue our trek up the Terimtor-Bulak gorge. We will make a camp on the shore of the beautiful mountain lake close to Bulak-Ashu Pass (~15 km, 3470 m, 8-9 h ). Overnight in the tents. Meals: Breakfast/lunch/Dinner.


Bulak - Ashuu - Bozuchuk-Ashu. After breakfast, we will continue trekking to the Turgen-Aksu gorge over Bulak-Ashu Pass (3441 m), crossing of the river Turgen-Aksu and then trek up the Bozuchuk-Ashu gorge over Bozuchuk-Ashu Pass (3362 m). (~22 km, - 790 m, +700 m, -170 m)/ Camp on the bank of the river. Overnight in the tents. Meals: Breakfast/lunch/Dinner.


Boz-Uchuk lakes - Djergez gorge. Today we will have a beautiful trekking part to the mountain lakes - Boz-Uchuk. Lunch will be with breathtaking views.

Then we will continue trekking to the Djerges gorge over Djerges pass (3516 m). It is time to prepare tents for camping. (~8-10 km, +350 m, -320 m, +240 m). Camp is on the shore of Alyanysh Lake. Overnight in the tents. Meals: Breakfast/lunch/Dinner.


Lake Alyanysh- Aksu gorge. Trekking to the Aksu gorge over the Alyanysh pass (3671 m). Camp (8-9 km, +250 m, - 900 m.) Overnight in the tents. Meals: Breakfast/lunch/Dinner.


From Aksu to Arashan gorge. One more beautiful dat of trekking to the Arashan gorge over Anyr-Tor pass (3609 m), (13 km, +830 m, -1100 m). Overnight in the guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast/lunch/Dinner.


Arashan - Ala-Kul Lake. Trekking to Ala-Kul lake over the Ala-Kul pass (~3920 m). Camp (18 km, + 1400 m. Overnight in the tents near the Ala-Kul lake. Meals: Breakfast/lunch/Dinner.


Ala-Kul Lake - Karakol gorge. In the morning we will have a delicious breakfast with a view of the Ala-Kul lake. After breakfast, we pack the camp and continue our trekking. By 3-4 PM we will arrive at the campsite, setting up the camp at the altitude of 2500 m. Overnight in tents. Distance 9 km. / 5 - 6 hours / - 1100 m. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Karakol Gorge - Cholpon-Ata. On this day, it is also possible to visit the hot springs along the way. Upon arrival in Cholpon-Ata, accommodation at the Guest House. Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner


Cholpon-Ata - Bishkek, 250 km / 4 hours on the way. In the morning you can spend time on the shore of the lake - swimming or just enjoying the view. Departure is after lunch.

On the way we will drive to the historical-architectural complex of Burana Tower. Excursion to the museum and the tower Burana (XI c.). We will visit the remaining foundations of once majestic mausoleums (XI - XII centuries) - tombs of the powerful rulers of the city. We will see the open-air museum where you can see the life evidence of numerous representatives of various doctrines, cultures, religions and lifestyles collected from the whole Chu valley.

Upon arrival to Bishkek accommodation is in guest house 3*.


Departure. This morning the car will take you to the airport for your flight home.

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