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Ala-Kul Lake Trek

Ala-Kul Lake Trek

Ala-Kul Lake Trek

A rock-dammed lake in the Terskey Alatau mountain range, Ala Kul lies at an altitude of approximately 3560 meters in the Ak-Suu District of the Issyk-Kul Region of Kyrgyzstan. Rocks of different colours create beautiful shades below the lake waters.

Ala-Kul Lake Trek

Treks at the lakeside are worth a mention. The Ala Kul Lake trek can be briefed in the following points.

Duration of the trek- 3 days

Best Season or time for the trek: June - October

The region covered by the trek: Issyk-Kul, Terskey Alatoo

The route followed during the trek: From Karakol gorge to Sirota camp to Keldike gorge to Altyn Arashan to Karakol.

Difficulty level of the trek:

The route is suitable for people with good physical health and physical training. The route consists of sharp fluctuations in temperature, long transition over founderous terrain, and climbing to a height of 3860 meters above sea level midst all the difficulties and hurdles mentioned above.

The Trek Time-Table

Day 1-

Briefing point: Karakol

Endpoint: Sirota hut

Distance covered: 11km 600m

Time taken to cover the day 1 distance: 5-7 hours

Attraction sites in the way: Kurgaktor gorge, Ala-Kul lake, Ala-Kul lake Prjvalski museum and Prjvalski memorial.

Day 2-

Briefing point: Sirota hut

Endpoint: Keldike Gorge

Distance covered: 8km 850m

Time taken to cover the day 2 distance: 5-7 hours

Attraction sites in the way: Terskey Ala-Too mountain peaks, hot springs of the Ala-Kul lake

Day 3-

Briefing point: Kelgike gorge

Endpoint: Keldike Gorge

Distance covered: 8km 850m

Time taken to cover the day 3 distance: 5-7 hours

Attraction sites in the way: Terskey Ala-Too mountain peaks, hot springs of the Ala-Kul lake

Important things and equipment for the trek

  • Sleeping bag to combat temperatures up to -5 degrees.
  • Waterproof rain jackets and trousers for the early morning and evening showers.
  • Warm and extra clothes for changes.
  • Hats or caps, sunglasses and a high factor sun cream to prevent sun burns.
  • Quality trekking boots with proper ankle support and good threadwork. Carry extra shoes or a pair of open sandals during the wet season and during the rain and etc.
  • Head-torch
  • Quick drying towel
  • Walking sticks
  • Insect repellents
  • Bottle for water
  • First aid kit, if you have some disease
  • Water purification tablets or a water filters
  • Pocket knife
  • Toiletries

Meals

For Breakfast:

For breakfast, you can enjoy porridge, omelette with fried sausages, pancakes, scrambled eggs with sausage, boiled eggs, bread, butter, honey, jam, sweets, tea and coffee.

For Lunch:

Sandwich, vegetables/fruits, dried fruits, juice, cheese, chocolate, yoghurt, and tea/coffee.

For Dinner:

European and Asian cuisines The furious winds playing around the Ala Kul lake attract visitors every year. Call us or visit our website to learn more about the trek and to book your Ala Kul Lake Trek when in Kyrgyzstan.