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Kazakhstan Tour: Issyk-Kul Lake Hiking

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 12 people
Destination(s): Kazakhstan  
Specialty Categories: Camping   Hiking & Trekking  
Season: July - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 550 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 900 US Dollar (USD)

-Destination: Almaty, Big Almaty Lake (2600 m), “Ozerniy” pass (3507 m), “Chong Kemin” river, Djasyl-Kol lake (3116 m), “Ak Suu” glacier, “Ak Suu” pass(4052 m), “Grigorievskoye” gorge, Issyk-Kul lake.
-Trekking average per day: 6 hours.
-Heights overfall: 2300 – 4052 m.
-Weather conditions: Average temperature in daytime +16°...+20°C, in night +4°...+8°C.
-Route description: The average height of trekking we offer more than 2600 metres, in the zone of alpine meadows. The trekking stars near Big Almaty Lake (2600 m). Big Almaty Lake appears the bowl with the length of 1, 6 km and width - 1 km. These “bowl” lives on glaciers water, which flows to the gorge, there the Big Almaty Lake situates surrounding by mountains. On the way you have chance to see another high mountain lake - Djasyl-Kol.

Its very beautiful scene - on the height of 3116 meters deep blue lake bounded by mountains. Leaves the zone of alpine meadows you climb over the glacier to Ak Suu pass, which locates in the zone of permanent snow on the height of 4052 meters. Downhill from the gorge lays through one of the most beautiful valleys of North Tien-Shan - the valley of “Chong Ak Suu” river. Going through the valley you reach the “Georgievka” village on the North side of Issyk-Kul.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Transfer Almaty – Big Almaty Lake (2600 m) by car-2 hours. Trekking to the “Ozernay” and “Kyzyl-Say” rivers junction – 2,5 hours. Overnight in the tents (camp 1).

Day 2: Breakfast. Crossing along the “Ozernaya” river to “Ozerniy” pass (3507 m) - 2 hours. Downhill along the “Kel'Almaty” river to the river “Chong Kemin” junction point - 3,5 hours. Overnight in the tents (camp 2).

Day 3: Breakfast. Fords o the South-Eastern Talgar river, crossing along “Chong-Kemin” river to river “Ak-Suu” junction point - 1 hour. Djasyl-Kol Lake - 3,5 hours. Overnight in the tents (camp 3).

Day 4: Breakfast. Crossing along the river Ak-Suu to Ak-Suu glacier - 4,5 hours. Overnight in the tent (camp 4)

Day 5: Breakfast. Climbing the glacier to Ak-Suu pass - 4 hours. Dowhhill to the “Chong Ak-Suu” river's valley - 2 hours. Overnight in the tent (camp 5).

Day 6: Breakfast. Downhill on the “Grigorievskiy” gorge to “Verhniy” lakes-5 hours. Overnight in the tents (camp 6).

Day 7: There are 3 variants of the last day:
-Transfer to hotel on Issyk-Kul lake.
-Rest on the Issyk-Kul lake, then transfer to Almaty.
-Transfer direct to Almaty.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Almaty - Big Almaty lake -“Giorgievka” village - Almaty transport;
- Guide service;
- Entrance fees to National Parks territories;
- Tents rental;
- Camping outfit (plates and dishes, gas equipment);
- Kitchen-tent;
- Toilet-tent;
- Cook service;
- Meals (6 breakfasts, 6 dinners, 7 lunch boxes).

Price Excludes:
- Accommodation in Almaty and on Issyk-Kul lake;
- Personal insurance;
- Porter service (back-pack and etc).