Guided Trekking tours in
Kyrgyz Tien Shan
Pamir Mountains


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Arrive Bishkek. Meet agent. Drive 400 km to Karakol town. Lunch on the way on the shore of lake Issyk Kul - The second largest alpine lake in the world after lake Titicaca in S. America. Free time for sightseeing. Final preparations before the trek.

Meals: BLD. Overnight in hotel.
Distance: 400km, Vertical: +1000m


Meet crew and vehicle - ex army truck to drive 40 kmto picturesque Djety Oguz valley by exciting mountain road winding through fir tree forest and between stunning rocks along rushing waters of Djety Oguz river. Next stage is trek up the Telety valley through the forest. Lunch on the bank of the mountain river. After lunch continue trek up along the valley floor to Telety pass foothills.

Meals: BLD. Overnight in tents.
Distance: 7.5 km, Vertical: +2000m.


In the cool of the morning we trek over Telety pass (3800 m) with a fascinating view of highest peaks of Terskey Ala-Too. Trek down Telety Karakol trough fur tree forest. It is a nice wooded canyon ending with a gorgeous peak Karakol (5218 m). Evening around fire.

Meals: BLD. Overnight: tents
Distance: 10km, Vertical: +867m/-1291m.


Trek downstream Karakol river to Alakol valley. Trek up to "Sirota" camp site. "Sirota" is Russian for orphan. built some 15-20 years ago by enthusiastic Soviet trekkers and stills gives a a shelter to trekkers at nasty weather. Trek up to Ala Kol lake along a nice cascade of small waterfalls. Alakol lake has one of the most beautiful landscapes of Terskei-Ala-Too. It sits at the altitude of 3532 meters above sea level. 2,3 km long and 700 meters across, it takes waters from a melting glacier and turns to a nice waterfall on the other end.

Meals: BLD. Overnight: tents
Distance: 7 km, Vertical: -77m/+1022m


In the morning we trek over Alakol pass (3860 m) with a great panoramic view of snow capped peaks of Tien-Shan mountains surrounding the lake. Trek down along Kel-Dike valley to Altyn Arashan and camp just a stone thrown away from Altyn Arashan sulphur hot springs. Soak in hot springs after a long days of walking. Final dinner with trek crew.

Meals: BLD. Overnight: tents
Distance: 13km, Vertical: +391m/-1400m


Meet vehicle in the morning. Its a long day for us today, we drive to Karakol town by very spectacular mountain road and then switch ex army truck to comfortable aircon van. Upon arrival to Bishkek accommodation in hotel or guest house. If time permits brief sightseeing of Bishkek - Kyrgyzstan's capital city.

Meals: BLD. Overnight: tents.
Distance: 1440km, Vertical:-1700m.


Onward travel - Transfer to the airport for your return or onward journey.

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