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Trekking to lake Sary-Chelek, Kyrgyzstan

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 50 people
Destination(s): Kyrgyzstan  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: July - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1040 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1140 US Dollar (USD)

The Western Tien-Shan mountains are a real treasure of spectacular lakes including the grandiose lake Sary-Chelek. It is to this lake that the route of the trekking takes you through picturesque mountain passes, deep gorges, along the torrents of mountain rivers. In addition to Lake Sary-Chelek, you will encounter a number of other smaller lakes which look like a chain of crystal-clear diamonds scattered among the rocky mountain peaks. Lake Sary-Chelek and its surroundings are full of enchantment. Located at the altitude of 1873m the lake is cupped in the basin among mountain ridges. With the length of 7,500m and the width of 2280m, the lake is 234m deep. It was formed as a result of tectonism of the area about 2000 years ago. On a fair day the extreme transparency of the water makes underwater inhabitants as well as deep water landscapes clearly visible. The lake is located on the territory of Sary-Chelek biosphere reserve. Surrounding the lake and reflecting in its water surface are rocky cliffs and thick juniper, fir and spruce forests. Don’t miss the unforgettable trip to Lake Sary-Chelek.

Day 1: Early arrival to Osh. Meet and greet in the airport. Transfer from Osh to Aflatun settlement at the confluence of the Aflatun and Utur rivers. Camp 1 (1300m; 350km; approx. 6hrs).

Day 2: The beginning of active part of the tour. Trekking up along the Yushniy Aflatun river. Camp 2 (1700m; 18km; approx. 6hrs).

Day 3: Continue trekking up along the Yushniy Aflatun river and then further along Uyalma river. Camp 3 (2100m; 12km; approx. 5hrs).

Day 4: Trekking over Kuldambes pass and then descent to Lake Sary-Chelek over Ashuu pass. Camp 4 (1900m; 10km; approx. 5hrs).

Day 5: Day’s rest on Lake Sary-Chelek. Walks along the lake banks. Retrace to Camp 4.

Day 6: Ascent along Lake Sary-Chelek over Makmal pass. Descent to the Kyzyl-Suu river. Camp 5 at the confluence of the Kyzyl-Suu and Kurumdu rivers (2000m; 13km; approx. 6 hrs).

Day 7: Trekking downstream the Kara-Suu river to lake Karakamysh (Kara-Suu). Camp 6 on the lake bank (1800m; 12km; approx. 3hrs).

Day 8: Trekking up to and over Kuturma pass and then descent to lake Iri-Kol. Camp 7 on the lake bank (1300m; 10km; approx. 5hrs).

Day 9: Trekking from lake Iri-Kol to the southern part of lake Sary-Chelek in Upaly ravine. Continue trekking round lake Kely-Kol and further to the Arkyt-Sai riverwhere the vehicle will be waiting to pick you up (10km; approx. 2hrs). Transfer to Osh. Accommodation in the hotel (320km; approx. 6hrs).

Day 10: Osh. Departure. Subject to departure time there is leisure time in Osh when you can visit the Osh bazaar. Transfer to airport. Departure home.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Tour Cost for 1 person: 1040 USD/person
SGL supplement + 100 USD/person

Price Includes:
- Meeting and seeing off in airport;
- All transfers on comfortable air-conditioned transport according program;
- Hotel accommodation 3* in Osh in twins / double rooms, with breakfast;
- Full service during trekking part:
* Full board (three hot meals a day);
* Accommodation in double tents;
* Mountain guide, cook, service staff;
* Team and horse packing services;
* Individual equipment (sleeping bag, sleeping bag insert, camping mat, kitchenware);
* Bivouac equipment (dining-tent, tables, chairs, kitchenware, dining sets, toilet-tent, gas stoves etc.);
- Preparation of necessary documents:
* Permit for staying at territory of National Park;
* Ecological fees;
- First aid kit.

Price Excludes:
- International air flights;
- Individual equipment (shoes, clothes, individual kitchenware, sleeping bag);
- Medical insurance;
- Alcohol drinks.

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