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  • Sokuluk Valley

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    near Chetindi, Chüy (Kyrgyz Republic)
    Distance
    9.15mi
    Elevation +
    2543f
    TrailRank
    57| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Sokuluk Valley Photo of Sokuluk Valley Photo of Sokuluk Valley

    Beautiful short hike to a fantastic waterfall. The side trip up a valley was also fun. Again a hike with the Trekking Union of Kyrgyzstan (www.tuk.kg).

    I really like Sokuluk Valley. It is only a 1,5 hour drive away from Bishkek. You can find several spots for camping. The...
    Fe Be
    Very nice hike, with Kirgiz Trekking Union. From Bishkek, a shared mastruka is used, drive is about 2 hours, then a plea...
    dantelk
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  • Peak Karakol Trek

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    near Zholgolot, Ysyk-Köl (Kyrgyz Republic)
    Distance
    19.47mi
    Elevation +
    4196f
    TrailRank
    54| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Peak Karakol Trek Photo of Peak Karakol Trek Photo of Peak Karakol Trek

    This is a good trek to do from Karakol City. Just take marshrutka (mini-bus) #101 to the park gate and start your hike. You will be going straight up the main river until you get to the glacier. Near the glacier (where t...

    A great trek, and very helpful waypoints. The first day, I followed the trail to a few kms past the track to Ala Kul/Kol...
    manderson.lucy
    I've done this trek as part of a Karakol - Alakul lake - Ak-Suu hike done in 5 days, 3 nights, about a week ago. Thank ...
    Dianaqqq
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  • near Syuttubulak, Ysyk-Köl (Kyrgyz Republic)
    Distance
    49.31mi
    Elevation +
    8615f
    TrailRank
    52| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Jety-Oguz Archa-Tor Kyzyl-Suu 27july2019 3nights Photo of Jety-Oguz Archa-Tor Kyzyl-Suu 27july2019 3nights Photo of Jety-Oguz Archa-Tor Kyzyl-Suu 27july2019 3nights

    The Archa-Tor pass is very difficult. It was super steep by the end (last km). I also had to ford a river at the Jety-Oguz valley. There's a suspension cable footbridge (two cables and a box suspended where passengers...

    Excellent route. Beautiful pictures!!!
    Pablo de Gárate
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  • KOL UKOK

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    near Bol’shevik, Naryn (Kyrgyzstan)
    Distance
    10.66mi
    Elevation +
    3668f
    TrailRank
    50| Rating 5.0
    Photo of KOL UKOK Photo of KOL UKOK Photo of KOL UKOK

    This is an easy, but long, route up to Kol Ukok. The only special difficulty is that half way up you will find a stream that you have to cross, and there is no bridge. When we were there (july), there was not much water ...

    Great trekking
    jgazqueza
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  • Around Lake Issyk-Kul

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    near Kalmak-Ashuu, Chüy (Kyrgyz Republic)
    Distance
    480.41mi
    Elevation +
    8304f
    TrailRank
    50
    Photo of Around Lake Issyk-Kul Photo of Around Lake Issyk-Kul Photo of Around Lake Issyk-Kul

    The regular camera picture formats are not adequate to capture the wide expanse of Kyrgyzstans plains and mountains. Kyrgyzstan is a photographer's dream. We had to be in Kyrgyzstan, and arranged to arrive a few days ...

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  • Fairytale Canyon - Lake Issyk-Kul

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    near Tossorchik, Ysyk-Köl (Kyrgyz Republic)
    Distance
    2.28mi
    Elevation +
    476f
    TrailRank
    47| Rating 4.34
    Photo of Fairytale Canyon - Lake Issyk-Kul Photo of Fairytale Canyon - Lake Issyk-Kul Photo of Fairytale Canyon - Lake Issyk-Kul

    A short but interesting walk through bizarre sandstone formation, near the shore of Issyk-Kul. Various variants are possible.

    très bien!
    maxence thiriet
    Nice trek, easy to follow, public transportation around the area is very good. You won't be waiting more than 20 mins, t...
    dantelk
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  • near Konstantinovka, Ysyk-Köl (Kyrgyz Republic)
    Distance
    37.01mi
    Elevation +
    7684f
    TrailRank
    47| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Jergez to Aksu with glacier (Karakol region) Photo of Jergez to Aksu with glacier (Karakol region) Photo of Jergez to Aksu with glacier (Karakol region)

    Fantastic views on a 3 day 2 nights hike. Glacier, lakes, mountains. Easy access. I've taken a marshrutka for Boz Uchuk and left it on the road, at Jergez. It was 12:20 of day 1 (July 14th 2018). At the beginning, ...

    Hi Diana, it seems your trek was really amazing! How can we get in touch with you to ask few questions?
    WeAreNextTravelers
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  • Around Song Kol. Сонкёль

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    near Kindyn, Naryn (Kyrgyz Republic)
    Distance
    6.37mi
    Elevation +
    2001f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo of Around Song Kol. Сонкёль Photo of Around Song Kol. Сонкёль Photo of Around Song Kol. Сонкёль

    Paseo en los alrededores del Lago Song Kol por unas colinas cercanas en busca de petroglifos. Song Köl (also Son Kul, Songköl, Song-Köl; Kyrgyz: Соңкөл, is an alpine lake in northern Naryn Province, Kyrgyzstan. It lie...

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  • Ala-Archa Ak-Sai Glacier Hike

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    near Ala-Archa Al’plegri, Chüy (Kyrgyz Republic)
    Distance
    9.49mi
    Elevation +
    5052f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo of Ala-Archa Ak-Sai Glacier Hike Photo of Ala-Archa Ak-Sai Glacier Hike Photo of Ala-Archa Ak-Sai Glacier Hike

    Great hike along a well-marked trail up past Ratsek hut and onto the pass at the top of Ak-Sai glacier. We began late afternoon on day 1 and hiked up to the camping area just before Ratsek and set up camp there. Day 2 we...

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  • Peak Uchitel 4552m (Ala Archa)

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Ala-Archa Al’plegri, Chüy (Kyrgyz Republic)
    Distance
    4.32mi
    Elevation +
    3763f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Peak Uchitel 4552m (Ala Archa) Photo of Peak Uchitel 4552m (Ala Archa) Photo of Peak Uchitel 4552m (Ala Archa)

    Hike to Peak Uchitel, with overnight stay at the Ratsek hut (from the parking lot it is a total climb of 2.350m, therefore 2 days needed at least). The most amazing view I´ve ever seen from the top of a mountain... The t...

    Very nice opportunity to get to above 4500m, less that 1 hour from Bishkek.
    JC_CA
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  • Shamsi Gorge

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    near Krasnyy Most, Chüy (Kyrgyz Republic)
    Distance
    11.44mi
    Elevation +
    2106f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 4.0
    Photo of Shamsi Gorge Photo of Shamsi Gorge Photo of Shamsi Gorge

    One of the coolest hikes I have done in Kyrgyzstan. The first 3.5 km is through a narrow gorge where after you reach a landscape of red sandstone. You simple explore by following the wash (dry creek) till you can go no f...

    Super nice to walk around in the red gorge!
    GraafGerry
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  • near Teploklyuchenka, Ysyk-Köl (Kyrgyz Republic)
    Distance
    11.05mi
    Elevation +
    2641f
    TrailRank
    44| Rating 3.67
    Photo of Ak Suu - Altyn Arashan. Ущелье Арашан Photo of Ak Suu - Altyn Arashan. Ущелье Арашан Photo of Ak Suu - Altyn Arashan. Ущелье Арашан

    Ruta desde Ak-Suu (Teploklyuchenka) hasta el valle de Altyn Arashan, siguiendo el curso del rio del mismo nombre. Altyn Arashan es la base para numerosos trekkings y ascensiones como el Palatka, cuenta ademas con numeros...

    A nice easy walk up to a pretty hot springs complex, with some tempting peaks further on. Consider extending this to Ala...
    SLioy
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  • Ala Archa Valley

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    near Ala-Archa Al’plegri, Chüy (Kyrgyz Republic)
    Distance
    12.21mi
    Elevation +
    2415f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo of Ala Archa Valley Photo of Ala Archa Valley Photo of Ala Archa Valley

    A straight forward hike close to Bishkek. With the correct vehicle you can also drive it! Note that the cars ford the stream, there is a solitary tree and a cairn where you have to go right down a small trail to find the...

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  • near Ak-Beyit, Naryn (Kyrgyz Republic)
    Distance
    3.48mi
    Elevation +
    1903f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of Around Tash Rabat. Таш Рабат Photo of Around Tash Rabat. Таш Рабат Photo of Around Tash Rabat. Таш Рабат

    Paseo en los alrededores del Caravanserai de Tash Rabat con ascension a una cumbre cercana. Tash Rabat is a well-preserved 15th century stone caravanserai in At Bashy district, Naryn Province, Kyrgyzstan located at th...

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  • Keltor Lake

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    near Arpa-Tektir, Chüy (Kyrgyz Republic)
    Distance
    10.02mi
    Elevation +
    3094f
    TrailRank
    42| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Keltor Lake Photo of Keltor Lake Photo of Keltor Lake

    A hike to an alpine lake. The hike was done with the Trekking Union of Kyrgyzstan (www.tuk.kg).You can loop the lake, but the western side is not to the taste of everybody. So just follow the east shore to the southern e...

    I long steady upward hike to a beautiful lake. This trail is worth the effort. Do not go on a Sunday unless you like par...
    currymarty1@gmail.com
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  • Naryn to Kel Suu (jailoo)

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    Off Road
    near Naryn, Naryn (Kyrgyz Republic)
    Distance
    80.12mi
    Elevation +
    6112f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of Naryn to Kel Suu (jailoo) Photo of Naryn to Kel Suu (jailoo) Photo of Naryn to Kel Suu (jailoo)

    Road from Naryn to the Kel Suu jailoo (yurt camp). We drove a 4WD, but locals made it even with their 30 year old Audi4 cars, so the road is easier than it might appear. It is actually in pretty good condition for being ...

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  • near Rabochiy Posëlok, Ysyk-Köl (Kyrgyz Republic)
    Distance
    26.47mi
    Elevation +
    59f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of Through the Barksoon valley to the glciers Photo of Through the Barksoon valley to the glciers Photo of Through the Barksoon valley to the glciers

    Trail takes you from Barksoon village to high mountains, glaciers and mountain lakes. On the way up you pass barksoon waterfalls. You reach almost 4000 m altirude by car. Views are amazing. Road is innvery good condition...

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  • Kel Suu lake

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    near Köl-Suu, Naryn (Kyrgyz Republic)
    Distance
    8.36mi
    Elevation +
    741f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of Kel Suu lake Photo of Kel Suu lake Photo of Kel Suu lake

    Hike of around 2h from the jailoo (yurt camp) to incredible Kel Suu lake - if you follow the path we took on the way down from the lake, you can avoid crossing the bloody cold river :) And yes, we carried up an inflatab...

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  • Traverse Sokuluk - Ala Archa via Ozerny pass

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Chetindi, Chüy (Kyrgyz Republic)
    Distance
    28.02mi
    Elevation +
    8376f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of Traverse Sokuluk - Ala Archa via Ozerny pass Photo of Traverse Sokuluk - Ala Archa via Ozerny pass Photo of Traverse Sokuluk - Ala Archa via Ozerny pass

    3-day hike from Sokuluk valley over Ozerny pass to Ala Archa valley (first to the old skibase and then down to the Alplager). The initial part in Sokuluk beyond the waterfall is a bit confusing, as the path disappears (m...

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  • Nomad Valley (Karakol Region)

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    near Rabochiy Posëlok, Ysyk-Köl (Kyrgyz Republic)
    Distance
    34.95mi
    Elevation +
    5833f
    TrailRank
    42| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Nomad Valley (Karakol Region)

    A mid-high alpine journey which involves navigating the Dunguromo Pass on the way to a cluster of remote mountain lakes at the head of the Juuku River. The trek continues with a gentle descent through a scenic valley dot...

    Magnifique trek, pas de difficulté particulière. Merci pour la trace !
    Julien92Sui
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  • Ak-suu, Altin Arashan

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    near Ak-Suu, Ysyk-Köl (Kyrgyz Republic)
    Distance
    9.58mi
    Elevation +
    4163f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo of Ak-suu, Altin Arashan Photo of Ak-suu, Altin Arashan Photo of Ak-suu, Altin Arashan

    Despite the length, this is a very easy trek, only getting a bit steep at the last portion. The path is pretty obvious, but never boring, so it's easy to hike without GPS. From Karakol, there are mastrukas to Aksu ...

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  • Chunkurchak to Kashka Suu

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    near Tatyr, Chüy (Kyrgyz Republic)
    Distance
    8.45mi
    Elevation +
    3199f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo of Chunkurchak to Kashka Suu Photo of Chunkurchak to Kashka Suu Photo of Chunkurchak to Kashka Suu

    This hike was done with the Trekking Union of Kyrgyzstan (www.tuk.kg). It is a one way hike, so if your have a driver and live in Bishkek it can be done. Otherwise, just wait for next time that this hike is done by TUK! ...

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