HR-13. Zhergez - Arashan.
Itinerary:
Bishkek - Zhergez - Kara-Kyz - Almalau - Arashan - Ala-Kel - Arashan - Kara-Kyz - Karakol - Bishkek.
Duration: 7 days
Best season: June - September
Accommodation: tents, yurts
Tour grade: moderate
Max. altitude: 3780 m
Total distance: 905 km by car and 75 km on horseback

Itinerary
Day 1
Bishkek - Kara-Kyz
Arrival to Bishkek. Breakfast and transfer to yurt camp Kara-Kyz (southern coast of Issyk-Kul).
On the way inspection of the canyons Skazka.
Lunch in Tamga.
Waterfalls of the Barskaun gorge.
Accommodation in yurt camp Kara-Kyz. Dinner.
Lake Issyk-Kul
Day 2
Kara-Kyz - Zhergez
After breakfast, briefing on riding and getting to know the staff. The beginning of the track. The path will pass through dense spruce forests and a variety of vegetation. Shepherds live in the gorge in yurts or in tents. You can also look at the stone of the balbal located not far from the river. Lunch is near the tents of the shepherds.
After lunch, another 1.5-2 hours to the campsite. The transition time in general is 5-6 hours.
Installation of a tent camp at the end of the valley. Overnight in the tent
Zhergez
Day 3
Zhergez - Almaluu
On the second day we pass through the pass Aylanysh (3560 m) to the valley of Almaluu. On the way you can admire the lakes of Ailanysh and the glacier peak Tashtanbek Torbashi.
The transit time is about 4-5 hours.
Installation of the camp is not far from the shepherds.
Overnight in tents
Ailanysh
Day 4
Almalau - Arashan
One of the complex transitions falls on this day. Since the difference in heights to the pass Ortok (3780m) is very steep. From the pass you can see a magnificent view of the nearby peaks. Further we go down to Altyn-Arashan to hot springs. The transit time is about 4-5 hours. Installation of a tent camp in the Altyn-Arashan Forests, in a private area. It is possible to swim in hot springs.
Overnight in tents or in cottages at will.
Arashan
Day 5
Arashan
Radial access to the famous Ala-Kol lake (3500 m). Ascent to the pass Ala-Kol northern (3860 m).
The last section before the pass will have to be traversed on foot as a very steep climb. From the pass you will see a lake with turquoise water and five thousand peaks nearby.
Return to the campground.
Overnight in tents or in cottages at will.
Ala-Kel
Day 6
Arashan - Kara-Kyz
Down from the Arashan gorge. Descent will take about 3-4 hours.
Visit to the arboretum.
Return to the yurt camp Kara-Kyz.
Dinner. Recreation.
Arashan
Day 7
Kara-Kyz - Bishkek
Breakfast and departure to Bishkek through the northern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul.
In Karakol, a tour of the church, the mosque, and the museum of Przhevalsky.
Lunch in Cholpon-Ata.
Departure home.
museum of Przhevalsky

Level of difficulty. This tour is meant for people with an average preparation and experience in horse riding, because sometimes 5-6 hours horse rides are possible.
Conditions. You must take warm clothes, special walking boots, and jackets from rain, sun protective cream, a sun protective hat and a sleeping suck.
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