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Sary Chelek Biosphere Reserve

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Great water to swim and place to enjoy the surrounding nature

Nice place to enjoy great views on the way towards the lake as well as the surrounding wallnut... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Prague, Czech Republic
via mobile
Hiking to Sary Chelek

We did hiking from Arkyt village. Its really very beautiful lake, not many tourist. Best place to... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Bergen, Norway
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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Nice place to enjoy great views on the way towards the lake as well as the surrounding wallnut forests. The water in crystal clear lake is tempting and definitely worthy to try. We were charged 400 som per person park entrance fee + 100 som...More

Thank blkr2017
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We did hiking from Arkyt village. Its really very beautiful lake, not many tourist. Best place to enjoy. We booked tours with PEGAS ADVENTURE. (Jalalabad - Sary Chelek - Toktogul - Osh) Highly recommend places south part of Kyrgyzstan

Thank nickgortatn
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Absolutely stunning national park with great trekking routes. We organised our guides, horses and homestay + cabin accommodation with CBT and can't recommend them enough. Amazing to see unspoilt nature with local guides and support the community too!

Thank Gemma L
Reviewed 7 April 2017

If you are looking for the accommodation near Sary Chelek Lake, I must recommend you a guesthouse “English Spoken” run by Sabira. It is located in a small village Arkyt, just a step from the lake (ok, it takes 3 hours hike to reach the...More

2  Thank barbara r
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Amazingly fantastic spot. The water is realy clear and a bit cold. I was astonished with the views. This place is full of tourists.

Thank igor m
Reviewed 4 January 2017

from Bishkek to Kara Suu village or Arkyt village close to 600km. driving time is 8-9 hours. from Osh to there 300 km 4-5 hours drive. if you want to trek or horseback ride tour for Sary Chelek, it better to start Kara suu village.there...More

Thank Suimon C
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

If you come to Kyrgyzstan and going to visit Southern part of Kyrgyzstan, the first place you have to visit is Sary-Chelek lake. This place is highly protected by the government, because of its floras and faunas. When we went there with classmates, we couldn't...More

1  Thank jigitkg29
Reviewed 15 October 2016

It's really a breath-taking place. However, compared to many other places in Kirghizstan that are completely different from anything that you might see in Europe, this place looks many alpine places in Austria. Also, it's a nature reserve completely protected. Good!

Thank Luca P
Reviewed 29 September 2016

There is a daily marshrutka from Osh to Arkit around 7.30 am. You can board it in Jalalabad or Tashkomur too. It returns at 6 am.The driver also has a homestay in Arkit, there are other choices. I hiked from Arkit to Sary Chelek, then...More

Thank Pierre W
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing horse riding trails topped by a super refreshing swim in the crater lake. Very friendly local population, pristine nature in the remotest landmass of the world away from the oceans.

Thank Deniz A
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