T-11. Glaciers and lakes Terskey Ala-Too
Itinerary: Bishkek - Burana - Jeti-Oguz (Issyk-Kul) - Telety - Karakol - Kurchak-Tor - Lake Ala-Kul (Ala-Kel) - Kel-Duke - Arashan - Karakol - Issyk-Kul Lake - Cholpon-Ata - Bishkek
Duration: 11 days
Best season: June - August
Accommodation: hotels, tents
Tour grade: moderate

The tour goes along the slope of the Terskei-Ala-Too mountain range (on the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul ). Travelers can see the relics of the light-blue Tien-Shan spruce mountain forests, juniper groves, alpine meadows with an abundance of high-mountain flowers, stormy mountain rivers with waterfalls, picturesque high-mountain lakes, and beautiful 5,000 m high mountain peaks covered with eternal ice caps.

Day 1
You will be met at the airport and taken to your accommodation in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan . Check into the hotel and stay overnight in a hotel.
Day 2
Transfer from Bishkek to the Jety-Oguz gorge (2200 m.). Visit the Red Clay Rocks. On the way - visit the Burana tower (XI c AD). Stay overnight in tents.
Jety-Oguz gorge
Day 3
Trekking along the Jety-Oguz river and climb the Telety gorge to the river mouth of the Western Telety (4 hours). View the rocks on the northern slopes of the range dividing the Telety and On-Tor canyons. Stay overnight in tents in the forest

Day 4
Trekking along the Telety gorge up to the alpine meadow. Cross the Telety pass 3650 m. (5 hours). Descend the Telety gorge to the Karakol gorge (7 hours). Stay overnight in tents.

Day 5
Trekking from the Karakol gorge to the Kurchak-Tor canyon through the forest (2.5 - 3 hours) and to the "Sirota" shelter in the upper forest zone of the Kurchak-Tor canyon. Stay overnight in tents

Day 6
Cross the Kurchak-Tor canyon along the tourist path (2–2.5 hours) to the waterfall and lake Ala-Kel (3 km. long, 900 m wide). Have lunch and make your way back to the lake. Bivouac on the lakeshore in tents.

Day 7
Cross the Ala-Kel pass (3700m) from lake Ala-Kel (2.5 - 3 hours) and descend to the Kel-Duke gorge (1.5 - 2 hours). Lunch. Rest. Stay overnight in tents.

Day 8
Descend the Kel-Duke gorge to the Arashan gorge (3 hours) as far as the hot mineral radon spa of Altyn-Arashan. Bathe in the hot springs. Stay overnight in tents
Arashan gorge.
Day 9
Rest in the Altyn-Arashan gorge, go horseback riding and experience the shepherds’ lifestyle. Stay overnight in tents.
Altyn-Arashan gorge
Day 10
Transfer from the Altyn-Arashan gorge to Karakol. Sightseeing tour around Karakol, Rest at lake Issyk-Kul (1850 m) Stay overnight in a hotel in Karakol.
Karakol, Prjevalsky
Day 11
Transfer from Karakol to Bishkek, making short visits to the stone inscriptions near Cholpon-Ata and the unique canyons of Kok-Moinok. (Red Clay Canyons in the Boom gorge made by the wind in the ancient seabed deposits (3 hours easy trekking with lunch near the river Chui). Accommodation in a hotel in Bishkek
stone inscriptions near Cholpon-Ata
Day 12
In the morning check out of the hotel and depart from Bishkek.

Level of difficulty.
This tour can be recommended for the people who are able to make long walks and passes for 5-7 hours a day..
You must take warm clothes , hiking boots, raincoat, sunprotective cream, a hat from the sun, sleeping suck.
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