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Tien Shan  

Tien Shan: Almaty to Lake Issyk Kul. 9 days.

Region: Kasakhstan and Kyrghyzstan, Northern Tien Shan, Zailiyskiy Alatau and Kungey Ala Too ranges.
Activity: trekking, excursion.
Trip Category: regular
Difficulty: easy, no need of special skill (kids from 14 years old are allowed).
Season: June to September.

Warning! Due to border crossing problems this trip is suspended! Please take other Tien Shan treks like this one or this instead.

Tien Shan - "The Sky Mountains" is one of the world's biggest and highest (up to 7,439 m - peak Pobeda) mountain land on the south of Central Asia where virtually all kinds of mountain outdoors are possible - from easy trekking to extremely difficult mountaineering. The entire area keeps ecological purity and untouched wild nature so far.

Popular trekking route leads from the former capital of Kazakhstan - the city of Almaty, which is situated on the pedestal of the Zailiyskiy Alatau range, Northern Tien Shan - to the one of the world's biggest and deepest mountain lake - beautiful Issyk Kul. The route crosses 2 mountain ranges - the abovementioned Zailiyskiy Alatau - and Kungey Ala Too: Almaty - Big Almaty Lake, Bolshaya Almaatinka gorge (by car) - Ozerniy Pass (3507 m, easy trail, N/C CD) - Chong Kemin gorge - Northern Aksuu pass (4052 m, 1A* CD, possible snow-covered) - Chong Aksuu gorge - Grigorievka village (Issyk Kul lake, 1600 m).

Day 1 Arrival to Almaty. Hotel accommodation.
Day 2 Transfer to the Bolshoye Almaty Lake. Tent camp.
Day 3 Hike up to the Ozerniy pass. Camping on the alpine meadow.
Day 4 Crossing the Ozerniy pass (N/C, 3507 m). Descent to the Kemin river gorge. Trekking to the Jassik Kul Lake.
Day 5 Day of rest. Excursions in the neighbourhood of Jassik Kul lake.
Day 6 Hike up to Northern Aksuu pass. Camping near the end of Aksuu glacier.
Day 7 Crossing the Northern Aksuu pass (1A CD, 4052 m), descent to Chong Aksuu river gorge.
Day 8 Hike down the Chong Aksuu river. Transfer to Cholpon Ata. Rest on Issyk Kul lake. Return to Almaty. Hotel accommodation.
Day 9 Half-day excursion to the Medeo skate stadium and Chimbulak skiing resort. Departure from Almaty.

Cost: please for an offer!

Included: Transfers in Almaty, to Big Almaty Lake (start point) and in Kyrghyzstan, 2 nights hotel accommodation in Almaty, excursion, all permits, meals during trekking, camping gear, guide service.
Not included: Travel to and from Almaty, visa fees, alcoholic beverages and other luxuries, personal items.
Optional: excursion to Charyn river canyon.
Porter service, gear rental.

Almaty. Arashan beth complex.
Almaty. Arashan bath complex.
Almaty. Medeo skate stadium.
Medeo skate stadium.
Tien Shan. Trekking. Ozerniy pass.
On the Ozerniy pass.
Tien Shan. Trekking. Jassik Kul lake.
Jassik Kul lake.
Tien Shan. Trekking.  Aksuu pass.
Aksuu pass .
Tien Shan. Trekking. Chong Kemin gorge.
Chong Kemin gorge.
Tien Shan. Trekking. Chong Kemin river.
Chong Kemin river.
Tien Shan. Trekking.  Issik Kul lake.
On the Issyk Kul lake.


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