“A beautiful and common route to Kyrgyzstan's most beautiful lake.”
— Matt Gibson
This is best during the hottest months of the year when it's dry and there's no snow. Any other conditions increase the difficulty greatly.
Features: Lake — River/Creek — Swimming — Views — Wildlife
This is one of the more common ways to reach Lake Ala-Kul. It starts with a long run up a gently sloping valley and then turns to climb a steep valley to nearly 4000m (making it nearly a 2000m climb). This is followed by a descent to a valley at around 2600m and then another climb to just shy of 4000m from where you'll get your first look at Lake-Kul below.