Jyrgalan trek - to Bozuchuk lakes - Altyn Arashan
The trail of snowy peaks
Tour length: 5 days 4 nights
Distance: 70 km
Level of difficulty: Medium/Hard
Elevation: Highest point 3900m, lowest point 1700 m
Period: June – September
Day 1. Jyrgalan — Terim Tor Pass
First, you have to get to Jyrgalan. There is a min bus to Jyrgalan. It goes from here :
- In summer:8:30, 13:30 и 17:30.
- In winter:8:30, 13:30, и 16:30.
Or you can take a taxi. It cost around 15 euro.
Also, I would recommend downloading Maps.me App. As all the trail is already marked. Travel from Karakol to Jyrgalan Valley(1-hour driving,60 km). You will hike(Elevation 2250 m) to the south 13 km (4-5 hours). Overnight in a tent before Terim Tor Pass (3000 m)
Day 2. Terim Tor Pass — Bozuchuk
Leaving the camp you will summit Terim Tor pass(3467 m). After having lunch by the river in Turgen Valley you will summit Buzuchuk pass (3362) then overnight in tent by Bozushuk lakes(3400 m). This day is one of the hardest day during this trek.
Day 3. Ailanysh Lakes — Almaluu Valley
Leaving the campsite you will hike over Ailanysh pass (3671 m) ~5-6 hours (14 km) down to Almaluu valley. Overnight in the tent (Elevation: 2500 m).
Map of the Jyrgalan trek - Altyn Arashan hiking trail.
Day 4. Almaluu — Altyn Arashan
Leaving the campsite you will hike to Altyn-Arashan hot springs for ~4-5 hours (10 km). Overnight in a yurt with provided food (Elevation: 2500 m). Enjoy the hot spring pool.
Day 5. Altyn Arashan — Ak Suu
On this day you can hike down to Ak Su village where you can find a minibus to Karakol №350. Or you can hire Soviet jeeps there going to Karakol.
If you are interested in a guided tour, we offer a full package tour Jyrgalan — Altyn Arashan.
Guided hiking tour, Jyrgalan - Bozuchuk lakes - Altyn Arashan guided tour. 5 days, 4 nights.
Price for 5 days. In Euro - €
2 persons — €587 per person
3 persons — €517 per person
4 persons — €484 per person
5 persons — €440 per person
6-14 person — €425 per person
- good, waterproof hiking boots,
- warm clothes, in warm summer days the temperature is up to +15 C during the day and +5 at night,
- raincoats, even in summer there can be snow, and sometimes it rains for days.
- Hiking palls
- sleeping bags, minimum 0 ‘ C,
- sleeping mat.
- Camping gas and stove.
You can rent equipment in Karakol from Ecotrek
Also, you can read here Food and Water during treks in Kyrgyzstan.