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. Put Altyn Arashan and other Karakol attractions into our Karakol trip itinerary planning tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Unique experience. Long walk to the hot springs, 14km. Bus to the village Altyn Arashan costs 400 kgs. I prefer to walk and I did it. I started with marshrutka to Ak-Suu for 20 kgs, thsn I hitchhiked ...  more »
  • From karakol take a mashutka to beginning of the trek. It's 4-5 hours walk to the valley. There are multiple guesthouse to choose from. Can recommend "ala-kul" the first guesthouse you pass underway. ...  more »
  • to go from the town of 2-3 h for a very rocky road. types of fascinate. in the evening cold. hot keys. There is a place for an overnight stay and a snack, but pre-order it.
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  • Lovely nature!!! The walk from the Sanatorium to the Yurt Camp is 15k long. The weather can change, so be prepared (jacket). You can go by feed, horse or Jeep, it's up to you. Don't be afraid of the cows and horses on your way, they won't do anything. If you want to relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape of Kyrgyzstan, this place is perfect!
  • What a breathtaking view around there.I definitely recommend the place.
  • Try the hot springs :)
  • Amazing place to visit I stayed at "Ala-kul" guesthouse Lovely guesthouse and Ucha and Jaizee are warm and friendly people. I camped three nights next to the guesthouse. Every day the food was good and you get more food then you can eat. Also the hot shower is amazing. Close-by are the free hotspring with amazing views.
  • Beautiful valley with natural hot springs.
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