B-11. Sary-Chelek.
Itinerary: Bishkek - Sary-Chelek - Bishkek
Duration: 6 days
Best season: June - September
Accommodation: hotel, guest house
Tour grade: moderate
Max. altitude: 3500 m
Total distance: 1300 km
Day 1
Meeting at the airport Manas.
Accommodation in a hotel or guest house.
Tour around Bishkek or Ala-Archa gorge.
Bishkek, University.
Day 2
Bishkek - Arkit, Sary-Chelek
Travel the village of Arkit via Bishkek-Osh highway. The path goes through a mountain tunnel, two mountain passes and Suusamyr valley. Then along the Toktogul reservoir, visit Kurpsai and Tash-Kumyr HES (Hydro electrical station).
Accommodation in a guest house in Arkit.
Day 3
Arkit - Kyla-Kel lake, Sary-Chelek, Tuyuk-Kel - Arkit
Arkit - Kyla-Kel lake, Sary-Chelek, Tuyuk-Kel - Arkit Visit Sary-Chelek lake (17 km - 1 hour). On the way, stop at Kyla-Kel lake and at the bridge square, which represent panoramic view on Arkit. Take a walk by the lake. See flora and fauna reserve. Sight-seeing of mazar - Toskool-Ata and walk to Tuyuk-Kel lake. Return to Arkit.
Day 4
Arkit - Lake Choychok-kel, Aram-Kel, Iyri-Kel, Sary-Chelek - Arkit
Visit Sary-Chelek lake. On the way, it is possible to see walnut forests.
A walk along small lakes - Choichok-Kel, Aram-Kel, Iyri-Kel and exit onto a small Upal pass, offering stunning views of Sary-Chelek lake.
Return to Arkit.
Day 5
Arkit - Sary-Chelek small lake Bakaly-Kel - Arkit
Visit Sary-Chelek lake. Boat riding to the other end of the lake. Visit Bakaly-Kel lake.
Return to Arkit.

Day 6
Arkit - Bishkek
Departure to Bishkek. On the way, stop over at Kara-Jigach - stone columns planed by erosion and Tashkumyr Div - rock sculptures. Div is considered holy and has healing properties, especially helps in conceiving a child. People pray here, ask for help and arrange a joint meal.
Accommodation in a hotel or a guest house.
Sary-Chelek. Div.
Day 7
Departure back home.

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