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Altyn Arashan, Karakol

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Set in a dramatic alpine valley, Altyn Arashan offers therapeutic hot spring baths and scenic hiking trails. Part of the Arashan State Nature Reserve, the valley is 2,600 m (8,530 ft) above sea level, framed by rugged peaks that include the 4,260 m (13,976 ft) Pik Palatka. The resort itself is remote and basic, with hot spring water guided into concrete baths within wooden structures. Be prepared for the smell of the sulphur in the baths, which are is reputedly very beneficial for one's health. English language signage is displayed at the baths, detailing the various ailments that can be appeased by the waters. Plan your visit to Altyn Arashan and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Karakol trip itinerary builder.
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  • The Gorge is a beautiful, breathtaking, high mountains, trees, SIP cool on a hot summer day! Clean air, quiet places. Great place for a stroll.
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  • Fantastic and quiet... To the get to Altyn-Arashan, we expected a submerged in waters thermal and an incredible beauty of the places local. All these places we demonstrate Travel Land Kyrgyzstan company guidelines.
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  • This place really hit the spot having tackled the Ala-Kol summit before, which was a bit more strenuous than I had expected. The place is a collection of houses along both sides of the river. Most of ...  more »