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Altyn Arashan

Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
+996 555 497 772
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Great hot springs and road up valley an experince not to be missed

A mission getting there but well worth the two jeep trips and part walking. An interesting road... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
Stunning and unforgettable landscape

One of my favorite places I've ever hiked. The natural beauty and the water so clean you can drink... read more

Reviewed March 24, 2017
Newbury Park, California
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“hot springs” (29 reviews)
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+996 555 497 772
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A mission getting there but well worth the two jeep trips and part walking. An interesting road expertly negotiated by our two jeep drivers. The road, or more accurately, the rough track, was blocked by a small glacier which had still to thaw. So two...More

Thank cleo01paw
Reviewed March 24, 2017

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 do withy friends!

Thank caseymoe
Reviewed March 18, 2017

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 green meadow, forests on the slopes of surrounding mountains, snowy peaks in the background...More

Thank nomadytravel
Reviewed January 12, 2017

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 them serve as lodging for the weary traveler,...More

1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed October 11, 2016

good trek for one day for the people who can t spend more time. It took me 3h30 to get there. Then you can choose some guesthouse to have a lunch and take a bath at their thermal pool. If you can, try to get...More

Thank qawwal
Reviewed October 8, 2016

Amazing landscapes. Hot sprinngs are a little overrated though. Perfect place to propose. Very welcoming people

Thank Eddy I
Reviewed October 5, 2016

We had a great stay before hiking to Ala-Kel lake and after hike. Hot springs, fast and beautiful river nearby and view to the Palatka peak!

Thank Jessica W
Reviewed September 24, 2016

I've been here with a group of friends while being in the trek through the Alakol lake. The place is really gorgeous, hot springs baths is what you need after an exhausting trek, a few small hostels where you can stay and order some food....More

Thank Dan W
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Authentic mountain accommodation with friendly stuff, hot spring, awesome nature! We have camped there for one night.

Thank Peter-Michael B
Reviewed September 2, 2016

After hiking to Ala-Kel lake, this place is perfect for relaxing, since it is covered in hot-springs!

Thank Pála B
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