Turgen-Aksu-Altyn Arashan

Tour Highlights:

  • Horse riding experience
  • Cross high pass around 4000 m
  • Overnight in traditional yurt
  • Get relaxation in hot springs of Altyn-Arashan valley
  • Enjoy inexpressible view of mountain summits

Turgen - Altyn-Arashan

6 days | End of June - October

EcoTrek, Karakol

This tour is offered by Ecotrek Tour 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


End of June - October


6 days

Highest point

Ailanysh pass (3671m)

Good for

Adults and families 


English, Russian


Rain or shine.


No signal connection


88 km

Level of difficulty



 2 person - 1737 €  |  12 person - 6274 €

 3 person - 2239 €  |  13 person - 6719 €

 4 person - 2559 €  |  14 person - 6947 €

 5 person - 3090 €  |  15 person - 7449 €

 6 person - 3317 €  |  16 person - 7676 €

 7 person - 4409 €  |  17 person - 8015 €

 8 person - 4800 €  |  18 person - 8242 € 

 9 person - 5210 €  |  19 person - 8475 € 

10 person - 5544 € |  20 person - 8615 €

Price Include:

  • Transportation to and from planned trek
  • 3 fresh meals per day throughout the tour
  • Guide + English translator
  • Mountain cook
  • Porter
  • Mountain cook assistant (if more than 7 clients)
  • Trekking assistant (if more than 7 clients)
  • Horse
  • Horsemen
  • Mountain kitchen gear
  • Mountain toilet
  • Mountain toilet

Price exclude:

  • Single room in the guest houses
  • Transportation to attractions not included in tour
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Bottled water during trek
  • Entrance fee to hot springs (4 Euro)
  • Overnight in mountain huts (tents provided)
  • Flights to and from country
  • Visa cost (for countries not offered free visas)

Tour Itinerary

Travel from Karakol to Turgen-Aksu valley ~1-2 hours (60km). There will be short description of horseback riding and how to control
your horse. You will ride your horse under the Bozuchuk pass ~5-6 hours (12km). Overnight in the tents (Elevation: 2950m).

Leaving the campsite you will ride your horse over the Bozuchuk pass (3369m) ~5-6 hours (10km). Overnight in the tent (Elevation:


Leaving the campsite you will ride your horse over Ailanysh pass (3671m) ~5-6 hours (14km) down to Almaluu valley. Overnight in the
tent (Elevation: 2500m).
Leaving the campsite you will ride your horse to Altyn-Arashan hot springs ~4-5 hours (10km). Overnight in the tents (Elevation: 2500m).
Leaving the campsite you will ride your horse to Palatka peak (5240m) and return to Altyn-Arashan hot springs ~6 hours (20km).
Overnight in the tent (Elevation: 2500m).
Leaving the campsite you will ride your horse to Jolkolot village ~5-6 hours (22km). You will travel to Karakol ~15min (4km).

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.

  • 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.

Terms & Conditions

EcoTrek needs to be paid in full before the trek starts. If the client cancels the trek before the agreed upon start date, EcoTrek will keep a 15 % cancelation fee. Clients who return early from a trek are not eligible for a refund for the personnel/food unless injury, illness or natural events forces the trek to end early.

All prices are listed in EUROS and these prices are valid throughout 2015. EcoTrek will prepare a receipt for the payment. Please note that bank transfers will cost an additional 7 % for the transaction fee. We request that a 15% deposit is paid 15 days before the start of the trek.


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.