Kol Tor Lake Hike

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

For avid hikers, the long but rewarding hike to Kol Tor Lake at Kegety Gorge is an excellent addition if you're visiting Kyrgyzystan between May and October.

We begin the day with a drive of 90km (approximately 1.5 hours) from Bishkek to Kegety Gorge, part of the Kyrgyz Ala Too Mountain Range and considered one of Silk Road's most beautiful due to the numerous streams, alpine meadlows and forests within the area.

Upon arrival, you will begin trekking approximately 7.5km (3-4 hours) to Kol Tor Lake, ascending an elevation of 900 metres. The trek reveals the picturesque valley with a view of Kol Tor Lake, with its turquoise glacial features standing out between lush green meadows of coniferous forest, disturbed only by occasional herd of cows.

After enjoying a light snack, you may make the trip downwards which will take approximately 2 hours for 7.5km. You will then be driven back.

Please remember to take hat and good trekking boots. Other useful things which you may want to bring are windbreaker, walking sticks, water flask, sunglasses, photo camera, sun screen for 30 SPF or higher.

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