Ala-Kul, Kyrgyzstan 🙃

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Something Long And Complicated visits Ala-Kul, Kyrgyzstan 🇰🇬

This guide contains everything you need to know about hiking in Ala Kul Lake in Kyrgyzstan, from the history of the lake, to the best places for trekking and horseback riding in Uzbekistan and the most important places for hiking and riding on the back of the horse in the country. Sources: 3, 4

Ala Kul is an alpine lake in the Terskey-Alatau mountains in Kyrgyzstan, about 30 km north of the capital Osh. It is a popular destination for hiking, mountain biking, snowcapping, skiing and snowshoeing in the Terke and Al-Atau Mountains and hosts the largest snowmobile park in the world in Uzbekistan. Lake Ala Kul is the largest lake in Kazakhstan and the second largest in Central Asia after Lake Baikal in Russia. Sources: 6, 9

Located in the mountains, the glaciated Ala Kul Lake is beautiful and can only be reached on foot, but it is reached via a steep hike that usually takes more than a day. Between Ala – Kul and Altyn Arashan there is also a very steep rise and fall, and it is steep. The summit of the mountain is reached by hiking and snowshoeing, with the steep hikes usually lasting more than a day. Once you reach the top, you can ski, mountain bike, snowmobile and ski. Sources: 6, 9, 10

I would say that the most difficult part of the hike is the stretch between the lake and the Ala Kul pass. In this case it is necessary to overcome a steep ascent and fall as well as a very steep ascent to the summit of Ala Kul Lake. There are many different types of hiking trails in the Altyn Arashan region of Kazakhstan, but I would say it is the steepest and most difficult of all. Sources: 3, 11

In my opinion, the best and easiest way to reach Ala Kul is a 4-day hike that first leads through the Karakol Valley. After two full days of hiking, we head to the other side of the Altyn Arashan Pass, where we are rewarded with a sore muscle in the hot springs of Altyn Arashan. If you start your hike at the entrance of this park south of Karaksol, you can hike to ala – kol and stay in the hot spring. Al tyn – Arashesan for the rest of your trip. Sources: 1, 3, 7

It is also possible to walk from the other side of the Altyn Arashan Pass to Ala Kul and from there hike to Chatyr Kul Lake, which offers a fantastic view from its pass. Follow us and climb up a steep hill until you reach the dazzling Ala Kul Lake. From there we pass the Kul again and hike up the pass, which offers us a magnificent view of Chatyrs KulLake. Sources: 1, 7, 12

Ala Kul is a breathtaking high mountain glacier and Near Altyn Arashan is the valley that provides hot springs for subsequent sore legs. If you want to combine a hike to Ala Kul with 3 days of horseback riding and share this experience with a small group of travelers for 10 days of adventure, join our Adventure Trek! We hope that you enjoy hiking and hiking to the pristine lake Alaul Kul in Kyrgyzstan as much as we do! It is useful to be guided by the collection we will accompany you on our 3-day adventure to hike and hike to the pristine lakes of Ala, Kul and Khatyr Kul, which stretch across Kyrgyzstan. Sources: 0, 3, 5

It is possible to hire a porter for the Ala Kul Trek from Karakol for about 25 euros per day or for a small group of up to 10 people for about 30 euros per day. There is no need to take equipment with you, as a camp has been set up in Ala – Kul near Altyn Arashan, which welcomes visitors and provides sleeping bags and meals at a reasonable price. Therefore we prefer this side of the lake, as it is less developed than the other parts. Sources: 0, 2, 3

If you extend your trip, you can also stay overnight in Ala – Kul and combine this with a trip to Kol – Suu Lake. If you extend the trip, you can even spend a night in Altyn Arashan for about 30 euros per day or for a small group of up to 10 people for the Ala Kul Trek from Karakol. For a longer trip, this trip can be combined with another trip on Lake Ko Suu, or if you extend the trips, you should also combine it with an extra day of hiking or camping on the other side. Sources: 9

Cholpan is the first yurt camp on the left when you enter Altyn Arashan, and if you enter from Ak – Suu, it is the second one you will reach during the hike. If you are hiking in Ala – Kul, you should remember that it is possible to do the hike without a tent. Once you have established your base camp on the hiking trail, all your equipment (tent and sleeping bag) can only be carried on foot to Ala Kul. Sources: 2, 3, 8

Places: Ala-Kul, Kyrgyzstan

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