Trip Name: “Shepherds way”
Duration: 4 days 3 nights
Category: trekking – (medium)
Season: May – October
Location: Issuk Kul oblast, Ak Suu district
Day 1: Transfer from Karakol to Keregetash village, after 30 min driving you will reach the beginning of the trail. “ Kol Tor” Lake is located at 3000 meters elevation above sea level, water comes out from the piedmont glacier. Trekking trail are goes over the hills covered with Tien Shan forest. After 5-6 hours walking you will reach the summit of Keregetash Mountains where you will camp near the Lake.
Day 2: After breakfast starting trip to the Jergez valley, this valley is the most stunning gorge in Issyk Kul area, local people from rural areas and shepherds use this areas as summer pasture. Nomadic life feels in every step that you will make to the second camping place. After 5-6 hours walking, you will get to the camping area (3000 meters elevation) – overnight in the tent.
Day 3: The day of Panorama view; at this day you will cross – Boz Uchuk pass (3600 meters elevation). This pass is located between two valleys and make possible to cross for the both sides, the pass is the part of the Best Backcountry ski slopes in Boz Uchuk valley. Walsking distance 5-6-7 hours, overnight in the yrt camp.
Day 4: Walk down by Boz Uchuk valley to the beginning of the gorge, transfer to Karakol. Walking distance 3-4.