Ala Kul Lake, Karakol

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  • We did the 3-day trek. Day 1: climb along the Karakol River, pass sirota Hut and then arrive at Ala Kul lake. 1500m of vertical drop. Pierrier on the end but no snow. Plan hot business and floor mats. Day 2: start 6am, pass by Ala Kul Path at 3900m, snow of 3600 but no particular technical difficulty. Beautiful landscapes. Descent to the Arashan Valley. A lot of snow and descent quite technical, to pass early in the morning and one by one to reduce the risk of avalanche (35 degrees slope, 150m of vertical drop with about 1m of snow). Descent to Altyn Arashan where you can enjoy the Hot Spring at 200 som (40 degrees, private cabin at this time of year). We slept at Ala Kul Guest House (the last one on arrival), extremely welcoming hosts. Day 3: Free Hot Spring (natural ones) 10 min walk from the guest house (go up the way and then turn left towards the river at my wooden post marked with 2 notches). Go to the second painted hot (the one high after the frog) warmer and more pleasant. Return to Karakol along the Arashan River. Note: Missing photos of Alakuk that were on my camera Route quite technical and demanding for beginners. Provide a minimum of a stick to help you cross rivers and into the snow/more exposed passages. Think about acclimatizing a little so bivouac to the lake. Little room (6 tent drinking pitches) to camp at the lake (possibly provide a survival blanket to lay the tent on wet rock). Plan your meal and good shoes (you can rent them for 300som/day at Extreme Outdoor shop).
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  • Ala kul is my opinion one of the best lake in Kyrgyzstan. To get here minimum takes 2 night. We did 3 days from Karakol. Organized with Travel Forever, easy to contact on Fb. For this tour you should ...  more »
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  • It is an excellent experience hiking to Ala Kul. We go without guide and take the camp and supple for 3 days 2 night. You need to check the route and the condition of yourself and the weather carefully. The hiking trail started from karakol to Arashan where you need to pass through 3900m pass and get ready to descend at the slope cover with snow. When you see the breath taking view, it worth everything.
  • Ala kul lake is a lake situated in Karakol. We did 3 days trekking with "Travel Forever " Our trip was not so easy. When we got to the lake you forgot everything. The lake is very clear and blue. Altitude 3500. After Ala Kul went up to 3900m. Down to Altyn Arashan. After long trekking day take a natural hot shower. Next day back to Karakol. For this tour you have to take good trekking shoes, warm clothes, water, power bank. No electricity on the way. With this company also hired Porter. Porter is who us carry your bag during the trip. And their give us more cheaper prices. Highly recommend "Travel Forever" company (Easy to contact on Facebook)
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