2 Days
Kol Ukok Lake
Season Middle of May – Beginning of October
Altitude above sea level 3,000 m
Conditions The path goes through mountains. It is necessary to bring waterproof trekking boots, raincoat, warm clothes, sunglasses, sunscreen and torch.
Level of difficulty medium
Walking 5-6 hours per day


Kol-Ukok means ‘The Lake in a Chest’ and is nestling between two steep slopes in the North-Eastern Terskei Ala Too Mountains. The water is sweet and cold. The maximum depth is 17 m. A white fish, and Savan trout — a regal, multi-hued fish — lives in the lake. The lakeshore is peaceful and quiet. On the way there you may see marmots and badgers, hear mountain birds singing or the cry of an eagle, hawk or griffin. Throughout the tour, you will observe the shepherds lifestyle, customs and family traditions, as well as see them making traditional, national Kyrgyz milk products – kymyz (fermented mare milk), airan (Kyrgyz yogurt), and kurut (dried salty cheese).  Here you can also see cows and horses being milked and will be able to watch bread being prepared.


Horse rental
All meals,yurt stay,guesthouse
Guide(English speaking)
Water, minerals,alcohol
Lunch Box (1st day)
Medical Insurance



Kochkor - Kol-Ukok

Transfer by car from Kochkor to Isakeev village, 30 minutes. Horse riding to the Ters-Tor jailoo, famous for its pure air and lots of crystal clear water. Picnic lunch en route.  Arrival in the shepherd’s yurt at Kol-Ukok (Horse riding: 5 hours). Dinner and B&B in a yurt.

Kol-Ukok - Kol-Tor Lake

Optional: morning trek to the higher Kol-Tor Lake (Trek time: 3 hours) at 3 400 meters ASL. Lunch in the yurt. After lunch horse riding back to the tour staring point (Horse riding: 3,5 hours). Transfer to Kochkor. End of the tour

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