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Altyn Arashan, Karakol

(4.9/5 based on 110+ 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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  • One of my favorite places I've ever hiked. The natural beauty and the water so clean you can drink it, the hot thermal baths to soak achy muscles, the cheap yurt lodging. All around win, such fun to d...  more »
  • Altyn Arashan is the beautiful and peaceful valley near Karakol, where you can enjoy simple baths in thermal water, if you overcome the initial transport challenges. The valley is characterised by gre...  more »
  • Were on holiday in sunny days, so the road to Arashan avalanches buried (counted more than 10 pieces for a walk). In total the road is easy and the resort was empty besides us. But I advise you to go with an overnight stay in the winter.
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  • Really nice hike with beautiful scenery. A must do in Kyrgyzstan.
  • Nice memories of the great location. If you are there you must try the hot springs!!
  • This place is well worth a visit. Especially on the route of the Karakol Valley-Lake Alakul-AltynArashan!
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  • Scenic spots. Healing Springs
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