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Best trails in Ysyk-Köl

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Trying to find the best Ysyk-Köl trails? AllTrails has 18 great hiking trails, views trails, camping trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Ak-Suu, Jeti-Oguz or Tamga, we've got you covered. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 10 hard trails in Ysyk-Köl ranging from 6 to 76 miles and from 6,486 to 13,474 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Ysyk-Köl
Top trails (18)
#1 - Ak-Suu Transverse
Ak-Suu, Ysyk-Köl, Kyrgyzstan
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Length: 67.2 mi • Est. Multi-day
A peak adventure experience encompassing the entire Ak-Suu region. Begin near the Kazakh border in Jyrgalan and finish just beyond Karakol amidst the red rock canyons of Jeti-Oguz. En route, enjoy a hShow more
#2 - Tien Shan (Dzergalan to Ad Dzajlu)
Ak-Suu, Ysyk-Köl, Kyrgyzstan
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Length: 76 mi • Est. Multi-day
Tien Shan (Dzergalan to Ad Dzajlu) is a 76 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Ak-Suu, Ysyk-Köl, Kyrgyzstan that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for veShow more
#3 - Ala-Köl Lake
Ak-Suu, Ysyk-Köl, Kyrgyzstan
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Length: 24 mi • Est. Multi-day
Ala-Köl Lake is a 24 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ak-Suu, Ysyk-Köl, Kyrgyzstan that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walShow more
#4 - Ak-Suu Traverse Trek
Karakol, Ysyk-Köl, Kyrgyzstan
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Length: 58 mi • Est. Multi-day
The Ak-Suu trek is much better hiked east to west than the reverse. When you approach from the east you cross a series of passes, glaciers, and lakes, that are seem to be almost intentionally ordered Show more
#5 - Ak-Suu Highlights
Jeti-Oguz, Ysyk-Köl, Kyrgyzstan
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Length: 36.2 mi • Est. Multi-day
A multi-day alpine journey through some of the most colorful and varied landscapes of the Ak-Suu trekking corridor. Alpine gorges, rock walls, Ala-Kol lake, and the red rock canyons of Jeti-Oguz are jShow more
#6 - Jeti-Ögüz to Teleti Valley
Jeti-Oguz, Ysyk-Köl, Kyrgyzstan
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 6 h 4 m
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#7 - Ala-kol Pass
Ak-Suu, Ysyk-Köl, Kyrgyzstan
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Length: 20.8 mi • Est. Multi-day
This tack guides you from Altyn Arashan via Ala Kol Pass (ca. 3900m) and Ala Kul lake and to Karakol Valley. We did it in two days and camped at the lake. But you can also do it in three or even four Show more
#8 - Teleti Valley to Karakol Valley (Day 2/5 Jeti-Ögüz to Altyn-Arashan/Ak-Suu)
Jeti-Oguz, Ysyk-Köl, Kyrgyzstan
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Length: 10.5 mi • Est. 6 h 27 m
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#9 - Ala-Kul Waterfall to Altyn-Arashan (Day 4/5 Jeti-Ögüz to Altyn-Arashan/Ak-Suu)
Ak-Suu, Ysyk-Köl, Kyrgyzstan
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Length: 9.2 mi • Est. 5 h 8 m
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#10 - Karakol Valley to Ala-Kul Waterfall (Day 3/5 Jeti-Ögüz to Altyn-Arashan/Ak-Suu)
Ak-Suu, Ysyk-Köl, Kyrgyzstan
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 4 h 27 m
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