HORSEBACK RIDING TO ALA KUL LAKE.
It is one of the best horseback riding tours around Karakol. Because, for many visitors seems, that Ala Kul is an almost unattainable place. However, this is absolutely not true. In three days you can conquer the Ala Kul pass and see an incredible view of the mountain lake. But you need to walk for the last hour. Because it will be too difficult for the horses. In addition, you do not need to sleep in a tent and prepare your own food.
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Level of riding: Beginner
Period: June — End of September
Day 1. Karakol — Altyn Arashan
Travel to Jolkolot from Karakol. After some instructions, you will have 4-5 hours of horseback riding to Altyn Arashan. Overnight in yurt. (2500 m) Enjoy hot spring.
Day 2. Altyn Arashan — Ala Kul lake — back to Altyn Arashan
Leaving the campsite you will travel to Ala Kul lake. Coming to Alakul pass(3900 m) you need to leave your horses and walk up to Alakul pass and see Ala kul lake(3500 m). Have here lunched. Then come down back to your horses and travel back to Altyn Arashan. Enjoy hot spring pool. Overnight in a yurt(2500 m)
Day 3. Altyn Arshan — Karakol town
After breakfast, you can hike around Altyn Arashan. 1-2 hours. Then you will ride back to Aksu where you will finish the trip. Our car will drop you to Karakol town.
Map of the horseback riding to Ala Kul lake. 3 days.
What you need to prepare:
- 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 poles
Also, you can read here Hiking to Ala Kul lake.
The view of Ala Kul in May. It is usually totally frozen.
Price for the tour: Horseback riding to Ala Kul lake 3 days, 2 nights.
Price for 3 days. In Euro - €
2 persons — €240 per person
3 persons — €235 per person
4 persons — €230 per person
5 persons — €225 per person
6-14 person — €220 per person