Trekking Song Kol lake

3 Days

Highlights: Kochkor, Kyzart pass, Kilemche, Jalgyz-Karagai pass, Tuz-Ashuu.

<p>Transfer from Kochkor to Kyzart pass 2664. Meet your guides team with horses and start the tour. Within sight of the road, cross Kyzyl-Kiya jailoo, an enormous, relatively flat sea of grass. Continue over the Chaar-Archa Pass (3 061 m) into the Chaar-Archa Valley and eat a tasty lunch by the racing river, with views of holy 4400 m Baba-Ata Mountain. Sated, ford the river and follow the trail over verdant hills to Kilemche Jailoo. </p><p>Trek time: 5-6 hours.</p>

<p>After breakfast at Kilemche, spend the morning climbing to Jalgyz Karagai pass (3 400 m), over the Song-Kol Mountains and into the lake’s basin. The morning climb affords wonderful views of Kilemche jailoo, and the pass itself is rocky and exciting. From the pass, Song-Kol is still distant, but as you traipse down the slopes, it gets larger and larger; the mountains on the other side get higher and higher, until finally the lake fills most of your field of view and the southern mountains tower above it. After lunch at Jaman Echki, follow the lakeshore east to the yurt at Batai Aral. Upon arrival meet your host family of Kyrgyz shepherds. Meals and overnight are in a yurt of shepherds.</p><p>Trek time: 5-6 hours.</p>

<p>Spend the day enjoying refreshing and well-earned rest at the lake side. Watching and/or participation in everyday life of shepherds: milking mares; making national milk products like kymyz (a fermented mare’s milk) or airan (a sour dense milk product); tending cattle. Eat a delicious lunch here, stroll along the lakeshore, and hope the legendary Song-Kol weather is kind. Afternoon transfer to Kochkor village.</p><p>Driving: 3 hours. </p>


  • Accomadation in yurts 3 time meals
  • Eng.speaking guide horse guide, horses
  • Transportation from Kochkor back to Kochkor

Not include:

  • Min water
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Air tickets Tax of Bank
  • Additional service:
  • Disco, bar, international calls, laundry etc.

Lake of Son-Kol The truly magical mountain lake of Son-Kol is situated at an altitude of 3,016m above sea level in the Tien-Shan mountain range. The lake is 13,2m deep at the deepest point, 29km long and 18km in width. Since olden days, nomads from Kochkor, Naryn and At-Bashy have settled here for summer pasture.
Together with their families, they spend the summer here, using the Son-Kol shore for pasture. The lake shines like a pearl, set in a mount of a snow-white chain of mountains.
In summer, the water temperature is 11-12°C, from November till May the lake is ice-bound.
No trees or shrubs grow here, but you have a unique opportunity to see a scattering of edelweiss and lots of other rare flowers. 66 species of water-fowl inhabit the Son-Kol shore – they fly in, in the middle of May and stay until September.

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Trekking Song Kol lake