Karakol Peak - the best hiking and horseback riding near Karakol
Karakol Peak is a majestic mountain located in the Terskey Ala-Too range of the Tian Shan mountains in Kyrgyzstan. Rising to a height of 5,217 meters above sea level, it is the highest peak in the range and one of the most prominent peaks in the country. Its name is derived from the nearby town of Karakol, which is situated at the foot of the mountain.
Karakol Peak is a popular destination among mountaineers and hikers, who come from all over the world to experience its rugged beauty and challenging terrain. The mountain is known for its steep slopes, which require technical climbing skills and experience to navigate. However, the reward for those who make it to the summit is a breathtaking panoramic view of the surrounding landscape, including the sparkling Issyk-Kul Lake.
In addition to its natural beauty, Karakol Peak also has a rich cultural history. The mountain has long been considered sacred by the local Kyrgyz people, who believe that it is home to powerful spirits that protect the region. For centuries, the mountain has been the site of religious ceremonies and rituals, and it continues to be an important cultural landmark to this day.
Despite its popularity among outdoor enthusiasts, Karakol Peak remains relatively untouched and pristine, with no permanent settlements or infrastructure on its slopes. This makes it a truly unique and special destination for anyone seeking a challenging adventure in a remote and beautiful part of the world.
We organize 2 days horseback riding to Karakol Peak or 2 days hiking tour.
Duration: 2 days, 1 night
Level of riding: Beginner
Period: June — End of September
Day 1. Karakol town to Karakol Peak viewpoint
Early in the morning, we pick you up from your hotel in Karakol. After some instructions, you will have 4-5 hours of horseback riding to Karakol Peak viewpoint.(15 km 5-6 hours) Overnight in tent. (3000 m).
Day 2. Karakol Peak - Karakol town
After early breakfast, we can take some photos of sunrise on Karakol peak, we ride back to by Karakol gorge back to town. End of the tour.
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.
Price for horseback riding tour to Karakol Peak 2 days, 1 night.
Price for 2 days. In Euro - €
1 person — €290
2 persons — €255 per person
3 persons — €240 per person
4 persons — €235 per person
5 persons — €230 per person
6-14 person — €230 per person