Ala-kol Pass is a 20.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ak-Suu, Ysyk-Köl, Kyrgyzstan that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Distance: 20.8 miles Elevation Gain: 9,304 feet Route Type: Out & Back

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

muddy

rocky

snow

no dogs

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 days. In summer there are several camps where you can get food and shelter. The Ala Kul pass is technically easy. In summer you don't need crampons or anything like that. Nevertheless, as the area south east of Issyk Kul is quite wet, you can have snow also in summer. July and August are usually the best months to do the track. As it is one of the most popular tracks in Kyrgyzstan there will be many other hikers.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

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backpacking
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backpacking
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