Trekking in Terskei Ala-Too Mountains - Across the Northeastern part of Kyrgyzstan to Lake Ala-Kol
Trekking in Terskei Ala-Too Mountains

Across the Northeastern part of Kyrgyzstan to Lake Ala-Kol

Trekking in Terskei Ala-Too Mountains
(Across the Northeastern part of Kyrgyzstan to Lake Ala-Kol)

The trekking through the Terskei Ala-Too Range surrounds the basin of Lake Issyk-Kul from the south. Its crest extends for 375 kilometers in a latitudinal direction and rises to 5,216 meters above sea level in its highest part, to the south of Karakol city (formerly Przhevalsk).

The average height of the ridge is about 4,500 meters. The Terskei Ala-Too Range is very beautiful in its diversity of landscapes. In one day you can see the unusual red sandy rocks, wild forest and snow peaks, widely spread around the greatest Lake Issyk-Kul. Each gorge is unique in its look.

Dzhety-Oguz. This very picturesque area is famous for its Seven Bulls and Broken Heart rocks. Seven Bulls is an ensemble, consisting of red rocks towering above the resort area, and Broken Heart is a symbol of love, which gave rise to many beautiful legends. Legends, in turn, attract not only tourists, but also lovers living in nearby villages. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday you can see wedding processions coming here to pay tribute to the symbol of love and relax in nature.

Available dates

  • 13.07 - 23.07.2024 | 10 places Book
  • 10.08 - 20.08.2024 | 10 places Book
  • Individual dates are also available. Contact the program manager.

Trip details

Intensity Level 3
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Begins in Bishkek
Ends in Bishkek
Airport Airport Manas (FRU)
Wildlife Mountain goats, Marmots, Birds, Predator birds, Rodents, Yaks, Hares, Snakes, Brown bears, Wolves, Foxes

Price: $ 1,850 (≥ 6 people)

Great for Families Couples Individuals

The trekking will start from the Jety-Oguz Gorge famous for its red rocks called Seven Bulls and Broken Heart. You will see all that by your eyes and hear the legend about the unique attractions. One day you will visit the very beautiful Ala-Kol Lake with turquoise color of water, which will not leave you indifferent. At the end of the trekking you can relax while bathing in the hot springs in the Altyn-Arashan Gorge. Water here is healing with radon content.

What's Included:

  • Meeting and seeing off at the airport
  • Accommodation in 3* hotels according to the program (double, twin)
  • Trekking tents for accommodation
  • Dining and cooking tent
  • FB during whole program, including trekking days
  • Transport according to the program
  • Trekking guide and cook during trekking
  • Porters for carrying of camping equipment and client's staff. (Porter carries 7-8 kg of client's staff. If you have more luggage, please let us know in advance, so we could hire extra porters)
  • Entrance fees to all excursions according to the program

What's not included:

  • International airfare to and from Bishkek
  • Gear rental
  • SGL supplement
  • Cost of visa and consular services (for Russian citizens there is no need in international passport)
  • Personal expenses in hotels: bar, international calls, and etc.
  • Insurance
  • Any changes to the program

Arrival in Bishkek. Meeting at Manas airport of Bishkek city. Transfer to a hotel. City tour of Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, after some relaxation. For a while you may feel like you are in USSR, because there are lots of Soviet buildings. Visits to: the Ala-Too Square, which provides a magnificent view of the snowy peaks of the Kyrgyz Range; green parks; Manas township and much more.


Transfer to the Dzhety-Oguz Gorge. On the way, we will drive by beautiful places, located on the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul, for example, the Fairy tale Gorge. In the Dzhety-Oguz Gorge we will stop for exploring and photo shooting of the red rocks: Broken Heart and Seven Bulls, as well as in the interesting canyon. Driving deep into the gorge, setting up a tent camp in a picturesque place on the river bank.


Trekking up to the foot of the Telety Pass. We will trek along the Dzhety-Oguz Gorge to the next stop for the overnight in tents at 3,000 meters.


Crossing the Telety Pass (3,759 m). . Descent to the Karakol Gorge and stop for the overnight in tents at 2,640 m.


Trekking to Lake Ala-Kol.. Rest stop on the picturesque spot with the overview to the lake. Descent to the camp. Overnight in tents at 3,550 m.


Crossing the Ala-Kol Pass (3,860 m). Descent to the Altyn-Arashan Gorge, close to the mineral springs. Rest stop. Setting up the camp near springs. Overnight in tents.


Hiking day. Hiking loop to the mountain lake after breakfast. Picnic on the shore. Return to the camp. Overnight in tents.


Transfer to Karakol. City tour in Karakol. Transfer to Kadji-Sai or Tamga village, located on the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul. Accommodation in a guest house.


Rest day. Today we are recreating on the shore of the lake. Overnight in the guest house.


Transfer to Bishkek . Today we will drive along the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul. Night in hotel.


End of program. This is the last day of our trip. Transfer to the airport.

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