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KolTor lake in Chuy Valley

1 Day

Overview

Discover the enchanting beauty of Kol Tor Lake, a pristine alpine treasure in the Chuy Oblast’s Kegety Valley, on this one-day trek from Bishkek. Ideal for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike, this journey offers a serene escape into the wilderness, where craggy peaks and lush pine forests frame the stunning turquoise waters of the lake. Accessible to hikers of all levels, this trek is a delightful exploration of Kyrgyzstan’s natural splendor.

Overview

Kol Tor Lake is celebrated for its vibrant, turquoise waters and scenic alpine setting. The trek to the lake is a straightforward path that winds through the Kichi Kegeti Valley, offering hikers a mix of gentle ascents, lush forests, and open hillsides. No special skills are required, making it an excellent choice for both experienced trekkers and those new to hiking who wish to experience the beauty of Kyrgyzstan’s landscapes.

Trip Facts

  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Distance: Approximately 14 km round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 424 meters
  • Starting Point: Trailhead at the end of Kichi Kegeti Valley
  • Highest Point: Kol Tor Lake

Important Notes

  • The trek is navigationally straightforward, but the elevation gain may be challenging for some.
  • The path is well-marked and traverses diverse terrains, including forests and open hillsides.
  • Ensure your vehicle can handle gravel roads if driving to the trailhead.
  • Carry extra water, although there are natural sources along the route.
  • “Kol Tor” refers to several lakes in Kyrgyzstan; this tour specifically targets the lake in Kegety Valley.

Embark on a day filled with adventure and natural beauty as you trek to Kol Tor Lake. This journey promises not just a destination to admire but an experience to cherish. Book your spot today and step into the heart of Kyrgyzstan’s stunning landscapes.

Itinerary

Day 1 :

Itinerary
08:00 AM: Departure from Bishkek.
10:00 AM: Arrival at the trailhead at the end of the Kichi Kegeti Valley. Begin the hike.
10:15 AM - 12:30 PM: Trek through pine forests and along the river, enjoying the gentle ascent.
12:30 PM: Cross to the west bank of the river and tackle the main ascent, with options to follow a forested path or a more direct route.
01:00 PM: Rest and water refill at the open hillside.
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM: Continue the ascent to Kol Tor Lake, navigating through open hillsides and a brief climb to the lake.
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM: Leisure time at the lake for photos, rest, and exploration.
04:30 PM: Start the descent back to the trailhead.
06:30 PM: Arrival at the trailhead and departure back to Bishkek.
08:30 PM: Estimated return to Bishkek.

Includes

  • Transportation to and from Bishkek
  • English-speaking guide
  • National park entrance fees
  • Lunch and water

Excludes

  • Personal hiking equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Any personal expenses

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