Trip Name: “nomad trail”
Duration: 4 days 3 nights
Category: trekking (medium)
Season: May – October
Location: Issuk Kul oblast, Ak Suu district
Day 1: Transfer from Karakol to Pioneer village (40 min). You are almost at the beginning of the valley where you will begin your trip; the elevation of this place is 200 meters above sea level. The first camping place is located at 2500 meters elevation and its 5-6 hours walking distance. You will walk in the beautiful gorge surrounded by magnificent high mountains and magical Tien Shan forest. Overnight and dinner in the tent.
Day 2: After breakfast walk up to the bottom of Ailanysh pass ( 3600 meters elevation) drift toward to the top of the pass ( 3-4 hours walking distance). From the top of the pass you will have unforgettable view of the mountains around, mountain range and glacier. The second camping place is located at 2800 meters elevation straight on piedmont of Ortok pass. Walking distance 6-7, overnight in the tent.
Day 3: Hike up to the summit of Ortok pass ( 3680 meters elevation) from the top of the pass you will enjoy the view of the almost 5000 meters peak : “Tashtanbek Tor Bashy” the elevation of this peak is 4800 meters and it has a big glacier almost from the summit. After 6-7 hours walking, you will reach famous Arashan valley with the hot thermal spa, the temperature of the water is: (+ 50+60 degree C). Overnight in the yrt camp.
Day 4: Easy day: walk down by Arashan gorge to the beginning of the gorge ( 16 km) meet with the driver and transfer to Karakol, walking hours: 4-5