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Altyn Arashan, Karakol
(4.8/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A beautiful valley which is worth the visit on the condition of sinking a minimum. The village is in any event quite touristy despite its difficult access, to go trekking or horseback to enjoy.
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  • You have to rent a car in Karakol, which is fit for purpose. When they say, so do you think the road bumping. We had an old Russian jeep and a great driver. It takes 2-2.5 hours to run the 12 kilometers. It is well shaken through upon arrival, but it is a really fun experience, and the ride is just beautiful. The sources are, as I said, just a House with a pool, you can no time look, so they were a disappointment. On the other hand, was there a leben in the restaurant of the Kolkhoz hotel. It is a small, humble place next to sources and all trek makers and day visitors and other good people meet here. We had so much fun there.
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  • So enjoyed watching the sunset, when the sun touches the tops of mountains. The road to Altyn-arashan takes about two hours is not the best way, we collectively drove 10 km/h But you know it's even attached a special atmosphere. Slowly, you can watch the scenery, tentatively taking the pill from motion sickness (if this is a problem for you) also there is a bath with a gray, very useful. So say. Seen so many tourists from different corners of the world. Be ready, that service is zero.
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