Terskey Ala-Too Highlights

The most majestic and pristine mountain hike!

Tour Highlights:


  • Cross high passes Telety and Ala-Kul
  • Overnight in traditional yurt in Arashan
  • Visit the most iconic Lake Ala-Kul
  • Enjoy the scenic views
  • Get relaxation in hot springs of Altyn-Arashan valley

Terskey Ala-Too Highlights

5 days | June - October

EcoTrek, Karakol

This tour is offered by Ecotrek Travel Company. As a member of Destination Karakol, this business is actively invested in promoting tourism and community development in Karakol and the surrounding region.

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Tour Details




5 days


Issyk-kul region, Terskey Ala-Too mountains range

Highest point


Good for

Adults and families 


English, Russian


Rain or shine.


No signal connection


62 km

Level of difficulty



  • 1 person - 966 €
  • 2 persons - 1345 €
  • 3 persons - 1623 €
  • 4 persons- 1874 €
  • 5 persons - 2273 €
  • 6 persons - 2538 €
  • 7 persons - 2829 €
  • 8 persons - 3094 €
  • 9 persons - 3384 €
  • 10 persons - 3650 €

Price Include:

  • Transportation to starting point end ending point
  • 3 times fresh food during the trek
  • Tents, sleeping bags, mat, kitchen gear
  • Lunch boxes to eat during the trek
  • Hot spring bath
  • Cook
  • English speaking guide
  • Porters
  • 1 night in hot springs Altyn Arashan(yurt or mountain hut)
  • Karakol park fee / Tents setting fee

Price exclude:

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Bottled water during trek
  • Insurance
  • Tips

Tour Itinerary

Travel with Ecotrek team to Jeti-Oguz gorge from Karakol ~50min (35km).  The trek will start at the Broken Heart, you will hike half ways to Telety Pass ~4-5 hours (10km).  Overnight in the tent (Elevation: 2843m).
Leaving the campsite you will summit Telety pass (3820m) to Karakol Valley (Karakol National Park) and ascend to Sirota EcoTrek campsite ~7-8 hours (17km). You will be walking alongside the river for ~1 hour and then you will cross a bridge with a cable and trek up the valley to the Sirota campsite.  Overnight in the tent (Elevation: 2700m).
Leaving the campsite you will summit Alakul Lake (3600m) in ~2-3 hours (4km).  Enjoy a short hike around the lake and beware at night the temperatures fall below 0 C.  Overnight in the tent (Elevation: 3500m).
Leaving the campsite you will summit Alakul pass (3860m) ~2 hours. Then you will descend to Keldiki gorge where you will find the Altyn Arashan Yurt camp/Accommodation ~4-5 hours (15km).  Be aware that the Alakul pass is very steep with many loose rocks and can be dangerous.  At Altyn Arashan, Yurts/Accommodations and food will be provided (Elevation: 2500m). Enjoy hot spring pool.
Leaving the campsite Altyn –Arashan hike down to Aksu Village ~3-4 hours (16km).  Once you’re in Aksu hire a vehicle to Karakol ~30min (18km).

Additional information

The price listed above includes food, rental equipment and transportation for the personnel.

EcoTrek will provide an experienced mountain guide. The guides are all well educated in trekking and mountain safety.

EcoTrek will provide one porter for each client. The porters can carry up to 17 kilos. The porters will carry all food and camping equipment for the entire trek. Typically our clients carry a small backpack which contains water, snacks, and 1 or 2 items of clothing during the trek. An additional porter can be provided for €23 per day.

EcoTrek will provide a professional mountain cook. The cook will prepare fresh and nutritious food for the trek. Please inform your cook if you are a vegetarian or have any allergies. If there are more than 7 clients, a mountain cook assistant is provided.

Kyrgyzstan has a continental climate. The sun shines over 200 days a year. The temperature during the summer months can range from 20ºC to 40ºC between 900-2000m elevation; between 3000-4000 m the temperature ranges from 0ºC to 20ºC. In Kyrgyzstan the weather can change 3-4 times a day. Be aware sometimes you may experience rainy, snowy and sunny weather in the same day.

Winter jacket, sleeping bag rated for -26ºC to 0ºC, rain gear, 2-3 pairs of wool socks, waterproof trekking boots, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen with high UV-protection, lip balm with UV-protection.

A 2 person 3 season tent and a sleeping mat. EcoTrek will also provide a kitchen for the cook and dining area for the clients to eat their meals. If client wants to stay in single tent there is a cost of €4 per day.

Food during the trek Breakfast: hot cereal or fried eggs, cheese, honey, bread, butter, coffee and tea. Lunch: salads, sandwiches, fruit, coffee and tea. Snack: cookies, coffee and tea. Dinner: soup, second course, cheese, honey, dried fruit, bread, coffee and tea. Insurance

It is strongly recommended that all clients have proper insurance to cover any illnesses, helicopter evacuation and transportation to their country of origin. In the event of an emergency EcoTrek will do everything in its power to assist clients. Please contact your Embassy to find the best travelers insurance policy for your stay in Kyrgyzstan.

Visa Kyrgyz Republic gives free visa to citizens of 44 countries including; EU, USA, Japan, UK, Norway, Switzerland and Brazil.