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Itinerary:Bishkek - Karakol - Jergalan gorge - Tjuz - Inylchek - Lake Merzbacher -
Duration:19 days / 18 nights
Itinerary of «Merzbacher’s lake»Day 01: Arrival at Bishkek
Meeting on arrival
assistance and transfer to Silk Road Lodge or similar
Afternoon short city tour
Meals and overnight
Day 02: Bishkek/Karakol – 392 kms
morning depart for Karakol enroute we shall visit 11th/12th century AD ruins of Burana caravan town.
Later proceed to Karakol via Cholpan Ata.
Arrival and transfer to Elite Guest House
Meals and overnight
Day 03: Karakol/Jergalan gorge (2800m)
Morning sightseeing tour of Karakol visit the Russian Orthodox Church, the Dungan
Mosque and the local bazaar
After lunch proceed to Jergalan gorge – o/n tents
Dinner and overnight
Day 04: Trek via the nameless pass(3469m) to Tyup valley through the gorge to bottom of the Pass.
We continue through the alpine valley and after a short ascent arrive at the
Early arrival will enable us to cross the river for a beautiful campsite (3100m)
meals and o/n tents
Day 05: Trek to Ashu Tor pass(3649m) – 6 hrs
We trek through the narrow valley descending through a gentle slope to the campsite.
We shall then re-cross the river to our campsite(3200m) – meals and o/n tents
Day 06: Trek through Dzhanalach pass(3600m) then to Echkilitash pass(3700m) eventually descending into Sary jaz Valley.
Overnight in Sary Jaz gorge – o/n tents
Day 07: Trek through Tjuz valley to Tjuz pass following the river Tjuz – as we trek through the gorge narrows.
We shall camp at a nice place – o/n tents
Day 08: after an early breakfast we shall cross Tjuz river and trek along the glaciated moraine.
This is hard trekking day climbing to Tjuz pass (4000m) and descend into Inylchek river
Camp by the Big Stone(2850m) – o/n tents
Day 09: Rest Day at Inylchek – explore the Inylchek gorge
See the glacial formations – o/n tents
Day 10: We hike for a short with rewarding views of the surrounding mountains
reach Merzbacher glade – o/n tents
Day 11: We continue up we reach Lake Merzbacher – this is situated between north and south
Inylchek glaciers – o/n at Merzbacher glade
Day 12: we shall stay for with short hikes for beautiful views of the region – o/n
Day 13: Trek to Shakolsky Glacier – this is place has crevices so better move with local Guide.
Trek for 05 hrs to Komsomolets glacier – o/n
Day 14: Trek to Khan Tengri base camp (4000m)
You see the northern part of Peak Pobeda (7439m) and Khan Tengri (7010m)
Day 15: We shall make excursion to the foot of Khan Tengri Peak - return to base camp
Today our porters leave us for the return
Day 16: Helicopter Flight to the green zone
This will be another exciting experience with beautiful views – o/n yorta
Day 17: Rest Day
Day 18: Drive to Almaty via Kegen Pass 09/10 hrs – o/n Otrar Hotel
Day 19: Almaty/Departure - Flt
Details of itinerary & map
Tour cost in USDPrice available on request.
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