The Karakol Gorge is located 5 km south of the city of Karakol and follows the Terskey Ala Too ridgeline for 40 km. Mountaineering is one of the most popular activities in this gorge. In fact, there’s a mountaineering camp at the top of Karakol Gorge.

Karakol Gorge

Some popular peaks are Fuchik Peak (4210 m), Przewalski Peak (4283 m), Gastello Peak (4350 m), Dimitrov Peak (4450 m), Zhukov Peak (4450 m), Thalmann Peak (4460), Djigit Peak (5130 m), and Karakol Peak (5281 m).

The Karakol Gorge is saturated with wild berries, briar, flowers, and lush meadow grass. As the elevation of the land increases, these are replaced by spruce and juniper trees. Wildlife in the Karakol Gorge includes lynx, wolves, eagles, bears, goats, wild boar, and the endangered snow leopard.

Tucked away in the heights are various waterfalls and alpine lakes, including Lake Ala Kul (3532 m).  No matter where you go in this gorge, the scenery is spectacular!

Tours, where you will visit Karakol Gorge:
3 days

3-day trekking to Alakol lake

Great trekking tour to the famous emerald highmountain lake Alakul!! Don't hesitate to join this unforgettable, full of impressions adventure!

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$752
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11 days

Combined active tour Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

We invite you to join a great combined tour in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, where you will visit the main natural highlights of these countries and get a great exercise during the trek in high ...

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$1230
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5 days

Trekking in Issyk-Kul area

This great short trekking adventure along the picturesque route in the Issyk-Kul lake area! This unforgettable tour will give you a great opportunity to be active, to enjoy the unforgettable ...

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$900
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7 days

Trekking Karakol - Alakol - Takyr Tor - Arashan

In 2020 we offer you to join our great 7-day trekking tour starting from Karakol gorge, via legendary emerald Ala-Kol lake, Takyr-Tor pass and finishing in Altyn Arashan gorge. Tour offers f ...

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$640
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4 days

Trekking: The pearl Ala-Kol lake

This tour is a 4-day adventure for active travelers to one of the most beautiful locations in Kyrgyzstan – Ala-Kul lake and Altyn-Arashan gorge. Ala-Kul is like a green-blue eye surrounded b ...

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$890
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1 day

Trekking: The pearl Ala-Kol lake

This great one day trek to the emerald lake Ala-Kul hidden high in the Tien-Shan mountains will give you a great opportunity to be active, to enjoy the unforgettable views of celestial mount ...

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$190
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6 days

Trekking tour Karakol - On-Tor Glacier - Ala-Kul - Altyn-Arashan

We invite experienced travelers with a good physical fit to go to a six-day tour through the forests, mountain lakes, waterfalls, rivers, gorges, passes to the glaciers On-Tor and Col-Tor. ...

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6 days

Winter adventures in Kyrgyzstan

The city of Karakol offers its guests a wide selection of winter recreation and active entertainment in the mountains. For your convenience and budget, a flexible program is provided in whic ...

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1 day

Offroading Games: Karakol – Ayu-Tor Gorge

At the Ayu-Tor Gorge (side valley extending to the west from the Karakol Gorge) one can make a lot of interesting and exciting alpinist climbing. There are many routes for everyone: from the ...

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$90
The price depends on a group size. The price 90 USD is available for groups of 4 people.
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1 day

Offroading Games: Karakol Gorge – Chelpek Gorge

Jeep tour is a fascinating, full of adrenaline, emotions and joy recreation on qualified seven seater 4x4 SUVs. Participation in a Jeep tour is a real adventure. Traveling among friends, you ...

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$105
The price depends on a group size. The price 105 USD is available for groups of 4 people.
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1 day

Paragliding in Karakol

We offer you tandem paraglider flights for those who want to fly with paragliding wing under the expert control of tandem pilot. Paragliding is the recreational and competitive adventure spo ...

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$50
The tour price is 50 USD. The price doesn't depend on the amount of people in a group. The tour will be fulfilled even if only one person buy it.
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1 day

Offroading Games: Karakol – Kashka-Suu Gorge

The mountains of Kyrgyzstan is especially beautiful in summer. People interested in picturesque sceneries, wild flowers or photography will find a lot of interesting here.

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$105
The price depends on a group size. The price 105 USD is available for groups of 4 people.
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7 days

On the gorges of Terskey Ala-Too

Spend just one week trekking picturesque mountains of Terskey Ala Too in Kyrgyzstan. You will hike through beautiful Karakol Valley and Keldike Valley. You will ascend Ala kul Pass where you ...

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1133
Price from 1133 EUR to 1670 EUR per person (the price depends on a group size). The price 1133 EUR per person is available for groups of 4 people.
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21 days

Enchanted rock climbing tour to the fabulous mountains of the Issyk-Kul

We offer you a 21 day tour to the Tien Shan mountains of the Issyk-Kul region. Here you will visit the unique Jeti-Oguz, Echkilitash, Enilchek and At-Jailoo valleys. You will be able to enjo ...

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2410
Price from 2410 EUR to 3995 EUR per person (the price depends on a group size). The price 2410 EUR per person is available for groups of 6 people.
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15 days

Trekking through the Issyk-Kul region to the unique Merzbacher Lake

Central Tien Shan - how much mystery and magic in these words! Since earliest times people have tried to penetrate into this alluring and such unknown territory. These majestic mountains hav ...

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1790
Price from 1790 EUR to 2995 EUR per person (the price depends on a group size). The price 1790 EUR per person is available for groups of 6 people.
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15 days

Wildlife of the Issyk-Kul Lake

Did you know that hiking is the easiest and most accessible form of physical activity? Walking is a great benefit to the human body. Many doctors affirm that walking is much healthier than r ...

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1860
Price from 1860 EUR to 3070 EUR per person (the price depends on a group size). The price 1860 EUR per person is available for groups of 6 people.
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19 days

Unique Tien-Shan mountains of the Issyk-Kul region

Issyk-Kul Lake - the biggest and the most beautiful lake in Central Asia. It is located between two ridges of the Northern Tien Shan - Kungey Ala-Too and Terskey Ala-Too at an altitude of 16 ...

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2240
Price from 2240 EUR to 3720 EUR per person (the price depends on a group size). The price 2240 EUR per person is available for groups of 6 people.
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14 days

Tour to the gorgeous valleys of the Issyk-Kul Lake

Issyk-Kul – the Perl of Kyrgyzstan. The alpine lake with inexpressible blue, crystal clear water. It is endless pleasure to just lay under the sun, relax and enjoy the beauty of the mountain ...

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1670
Price from 1670 EUR to 2720 EUR per person (the price depends on a group size). The price 1670 EUR per person is available for groups of 6 people.
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1 day

Horse Riding Tour in Karakol gorge

Explore Kyrgyzstan on horseback for the experience of a lifetime! On this tour you’ll witness the stunning beauty of Karakol gorge area with spectacular panoramic views!

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11 days
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Fixed dates for 2020:
07/22/2020 - 08/01/2020

Tien Shan Lakes and Mountains

Tien Shan Lakes & Mountains is an 11-day trekking tour that begins in Bishkek and takes you to some beautiful alpine lakes, gorges, small cities, mountain passes, etc. The tour starts ou ...

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$2000
The tour price is 2000 USD. The price doesn't depend on the amount of people in a group. The tour will be fulfilled even if only one person buy it.
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8 days

Heli-skiing / Snowboarding Vacations in Karakol 8 days

Heliskiing around Karakol is popular because Karakol sits adjacent to the world’s second largest alpine lake, Lake Issyk Kul. The lake itself is 6,236 km² and rests at an elevation of 1600 m ...

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$4750
The price depends on a group size. The price 4750 USD per person is available for groups of 13 people.
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6 days

Heli-skiing / Snowboarding Vacations in Karakol 6 days

Karakol is by far one of the most popular heavenly ski resort in Kyrgyzstan. Located near Lake Issyk Kul, the world’s second largest alpine lake, the Karakol Ski Base is one of the best in C ...

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$3395
The price depends on a group size. The price 3395 USD per person is available for groups of 13 people.
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5 days

Heli-skiing / Snowboarding Vacations in Karakol 5 days

Karakol heavenly ski resort is widely known for its great snow conditions. The region has mild winters with average temperatures of -5-15 Centigrade, long lasting season, loads of deep powde ...

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$2699
The price depends on a group size. The price 2699 USD per person is available for groups of 13 people.
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8 days

Skiing Holiday and Snowboarding Vacations in Irdyk

Nothing beats a powder-filled adventure with good friends in the Kyrgyz Tien Shan Mountains and this yurt-based backcountry ski/splitboard experience in Kyrgyzstan is like none other. Handcr ...

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8 days

Skiing and Snowboarding Vacations Nomads

HeliNomads is a new tour program offered by supplier SR1405 in the Kyrgyz Tien Shan mountains. Tours are based out of our winter backcountry yurts in the Kyzyl Jar Valley in the Karakol area ...

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11 days
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Fixed dates for 2020:
08/04/2020 - 08/14/2020

Trekking the Terskey Ala Too

Trekking through the Terskei Ala Too Mountain Range is an experience full of breathtaking landscapes and the thrill of exploring remote places. On this tour you'll sleep under the starlit sk ...

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$1980
The tour price is 1980 USD. The price doesn't depend on the amount of people in a group. The tour will be fulfilled even if only one person buy it.
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