• Region: Issyk Kul
  • Best time to visit: June - September
  • Activities: Hiking, Horse riding, Thermal waters

A gorge Altyn-Arashan (“Golden Source”) with its healing hot springs is located 10 km east of Karakul and is the hot spot for tourists. There is a small resort “Altyn-Arashan” on the right bank of the river at an altitude of 2600 m in a wide valley of spruce forest, green meadows and fragrant flowers. The resort is rich with sources of water with different temperatures and composition. You can swim here all year round, the healing water cures diseases of the joints, digestive system, liver, kidneys, heart. In addition to man-made wells there are wild ones, along the river. You can dip into the cold river water and head back to the hot spring! The valley is located on the popular tracks through the valleys near Karakol town.

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