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Altyn Arashan

Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
+996 555 497 772
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Easy hike, with rewarding view at the end.

Great hike for those who are scared to get lost: the road is simple to follow. The view at the end... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Roos Z
Trekking to hot spring( Altyn Arashan) with Pegas Adventure

We booked 3 days trekking to Ala Kul lake and Altyn Arashan. Started from Karakol by car 1 hour to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
travelizabella
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Berlin, Germany
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Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great hike for those who are scared to get lost: the road is simple to follow. The view at the end is very rewarding. The hot water springs are good, but a lil smelly (though it does not stick to your skin).

Thank Roos Z
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked 3 days trekking to Ala Kul lake and Altyn Arashan. Started from Karakol by car 1 hour to Karakol gorge. First night we slept in a tent before the lake. Second day we climbed to Ala Kul lake. Ala Kul is most beautiful...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Altyn Arashan near Karakol Kyrgyzstan is a great hike that took us about 5hours as we dawdled and tried to find some elusive hot springs (we found what could be classed as “hot springs” but they were more like warm bath springs, just about...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hot springs... Accessible via a two-hour hike or a 45-minute drive. Excellent place to enjoy the nature and relax!

Thank Andy S
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful trek up to Altyn Arashan. <4hr trek for the fit, c. 5hr for most of us (with breaks for photos), 6 hours and you stopped for a picnic on the way, or got lost - which is very hard to do do, as there...More

Thank mattxxx4
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Unforgiving albeit simple to navigate trek to Altyn Arashan. There are some indoor hot springs, but more special are the outdoor hot springs along the river (just ask a local for directions; plus, it’s free!) No food really offered here out of season, so don’t...More

Thank kaitisoultana
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

We did this trekking two days ago. Mid May is still raining so be prepared! We got lucky when we went there the sky was clear and we could enjoyed our way uphill. It is not difficult at all. Maybe when it is dry can...More

Thank Simonest
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Unique experience. Long walk to the hot springs, 14km. Bus to the village Altyn Arashan costs 400 kgs. I prefer to walk and I did it. I started with marshrutka to Ak-Suu for 20 kgs, thsn I hitchhiked for free next 2km and than I...More

Thank Mateo P
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

From karakol take a mashutka to beginning of the trek. It's 4-5 hours walk to the valley. There are multiple guesthouse to choose from. Can recommend "ala-kul" the first guesthouse you pass underway. It's the best to stay at least two nights so you can...More

1  Thank Koendeh
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Winter wonderland + Hot Springs. Just accessible by Russian Jeep from Karakol for an overnight. And no other guests except my local friend and me. Also great hospitality from the locals running the place, who cooked the meals Definitely not only recommended in summer or...More

1  Thank Peter N
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