Time & Location
19 Jul 2021, 10:45 PM – 24 Jul 2021, 4:30 PM
United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates
About the Adventure
Kyrgyzstan is a nation defined by its natural beauty and has been described as a "surreal Switzerland". Joyously unspoilt mountainscapes, stark craggy ridges and rolling jailoos (summer pastures) are brought to life by semi-nomadic, yurt-dwelling shepherds. MAG is returning, but this time to one of the most beautiful and epic places in Kyrgyzstan. You need to see this place yourself! This time MAG is trekking up the mountain to reach this beautiful lake. But this is not the only thing our Kyrgyzstan adventure has to offer. Already the valleys we are going through are so remote that only a few people will get there. Roads will require special vehicles; not even a regular 4x4 can do it. But the ride is fun.
We will arrive early morning in Bishkek. After breakfast we will start driving towards Karakol Valley, passing by the stunning views of the shores of Issyk-Kul Lake. We will stay overnight in a nice hotel. We call it a night over our first Kyrgyz dinner.
After breakfast the day of the hike is finally here. We will drive to the beautiful Karakul Gorge, from where we will start our trekking. It's an adrenaline rush just to get to Ala Kul lake, as we walk through the forest, crossing rivers and keep heading up the mountain. And then there it will be - the scenic picture of an turquoise mountain lake - just like paradise. We will have plenty of time to enjoy every moment while inhaling this beauty, allowing our eyes to observe the scene. We will camp at 3,600m above sea level. Tents will be provided.
We will cross the pass at 3,800m and reach some mineral springs where we will set up our camp for the night. The hot mineral springs are perfect for relaxing our tired muscles after these hikes.
After breakfast, we will start the day with the PCR test, which is required for our return to UAE. We explore the small city of Karakol for a little city tour and a stroll over the market. We will then drive back to Bishkek where we will arrive in the evening for dinner.
After a short stroll over the market or a lazy morning at the hotel, we head to the airport.
Costs: 4,400 AED Including transportation, accommodation on shared basis in hotel/guesthouse/tent, meals, guides, permits, etc. If you prefer single rooms, please let us know, we can arrange at additional costs.
NOT included: Visa costs (please apply online asap 50-90 USD), flights by FlyDubai (approx 2,000 AED), any costs related to Covid (e.g. testings, permits, insurance approx. 40 USD in KYR), any personal expenses, alcoholic beverages, tips, phone, data.
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