Trekking in Terskey Ala-Too Range

Best season: July-September
Day Itinerary Meals Accommodation
1. International flight to Bishkek. Met at the airport in Bishkek. Transfer to the hotel. Rest. Afternoon city sightseeing tour in Bishkek: Philharmonic Society, Ala-Too Square, Victory Square, Handicraft Shops, Osh bazaar, Fine Arts Museum. –  –  – 3* Hotel
2. Transfer to Karakol (400km, 6 hours drive). Overnight in Guest House. B – – Guest House
3. Transfer to Jety-Oguz Gorge (30km). Trek up the Valley of Flowers, trekking towards the Teleti Pass. Overnight in tents. B L D Tent Camp
4. Continue trekking along the Teleti gorge, over the Teleti Pass (3759m).  This takes approximately 4 hours. It is then another 3-4 hours descent down into the Karakol valley. Camp in the gorge over night with stunning views of the steep sided mountains lining the gorge. B L D Tent Camp
5. Trek down the Karakol Gorge to the shelter at Sirota (2800m), then branch East for about a 2 hours climb up a small tributary valley (Kurgak-Ter gorge) towards Ala-Kol Lake. Camp next to a little lake near the alpine shelter. B L D Tent Camp
6. Trek up to the Ala-Kol Lake. Trek from Ala-Kol Lake over the Ala-Kol pass (3860m).  There are incredible views from this pass. The descent (2 hours) starts with a short steep section, but then eases as you descend into the Keldike Gorge (approximately 8 hours total trekking time).  Water is available from streams along the route. B L D Tent Camp
7. A 3 hour trek down into the Altyn Arashan Gorge. Visit to Altyn Arashan (‘Golden Spring’) hot springs with water temperatures of 40-45° where it is possible to swim.  Vehicle meets group for transfer to Karakol. Overnight in Guest House. B L D Guest House
. 8 Transfer to Lake Issyk-Kul (180km, 2.5 hours drive). On the way visit to pethroglyphs, an open air collection of stones with ancient inscriptions. Overnight in accommodation on the beach of Issyk-Kul Lake. B L D Guest House
9. Transfer to Bishkek (260km, 4 hours). On the way visit the Burana Tower, an architectural monument of the Great Silk Road dating back to the XII Century. Overnight in Hotel. B L D 3* Hotel
10. Check-out. Transfer to Airport. Departure by international flight. B – – no

The conditions of the road to the Altyn-Arashan Gorge make it necessary to use a 4WD car or a cross country vehicle (so called truckbus)Tourists must have a medical insurance policy with coverage of USD 30,000.Notes:

  • Each porter carries 20kg of commercial weight. Any additional weight in excess of this will be charged at a rate of USD 3 per 1kg.

Altitude. If you are new to altitude you may have concerns about the effects. Don’t worry because this trekking goes in quiet manner, without big altitude difference. This altitude rarely causes anyone any problems on this trip. The best way to avoid such symptoms is to walk at a gentle steady pace and drink plenty of fluid.

Clients statement

ITMC insistently advises all participants of hiking, climbing and mountaineering to be aware of and accept possible risks of personal injury or death might be caused by the mentioned activities. Participants should be responsible for their own actions and involvement.

Trip itinerary and service can be changed by request.

Price 2017:
Group of 2 people – USD 1640 per person
Group of 4 people – USD 1135 per person
Group of 5 people – USD 975 per person
Group of 6 people – USD 915 per person
Group of 7 people – USD 875 per person
Group of 8 people – USD 805 per person

Single supplement -USD 96 per person per programme (in Bishkek only)

*Prices for other size groups available on request, please contact us.

Price includes the following service:

  • Mountain Guide for trekking
  • Cook for trek
  • Porters to carry food and kitchen utensils only
  • Twin bedroom accommodation in the Hotels and Guest Houses as mentioned above
  • Meals: according to the programme
  • Airport transfers and transport:

Minivan for groups of up to 4 people
Minibus for groups of 5 – 10 people.

  • Transfers to the Gorges by Cross Country vehicle
  • Excursions and entrance fees

Additional services available at extra cost:

  • Porter service to carry personal belongings – USD 240 per porter per programme
  • Lunches and/or Dinners in Bishkek in restaurant – from USD 12 per person per meal
  • Use of swimming pool at hot spring in Altyn-Arashan Gorge – USD 4 per person
  • Accommodation in four or five star hotel in Bishkek – available on request, prices on request