Altyn Arashan, Karakol

4.8
Set in a dramatic alpine valley, Altyn Arashan offers therapeutic hot spring baths and scenic hiking trails. Part of the Arashan State Nature Reserve, the valley is 2,600 m (8,530 ft) above sea level, framed by rugged peaks that include the 4,260 m (13,976 ft) Pik Palatka. The resort itself is remote and basic, with hot spring water guided into concrete baths within wooden structures. Be prepared for the smell of the sulphur in the baths, which are is reputedly very beneficial for one's health. English language signage is displayed at the baths, detailing the various ailments that can be appeased by the waters. Put Altyn Arashan and other Karakol trip itinerary planning tool attractions into our {2}, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • It’s one of a hard to get valley and same time the unique place. It’s features natural hot springs, untouched nature, almost no cars. Forest, mountains and meadows are incredibly beautiful.  more »
  • By October snow is falling and the snow covered mountains offer amazing sights. If in the area, take the time to visit these canyons. Hiking is encouraged.  more »
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  • We were able to get there by car (UAZ Patriot 2019) in late September, but even with such a car it was very rough, 2 hour drive. I wouldn't recommend to do it if someone is not experienced with driving on such a road and I can't express enough how rough it is. All the time we weren't sure if we can do it. I would say the valley itself may not be worth the effort, but it’s a start point for great trails and beautiful wilderness.
  • This place is a real treasure, but not easy to get to! It's a long and uphill hike to get here (or you can organise transport), but it's worth it. There are hot springs and hikes to do, but it certainly gets cold here at night. An amazing place, and not visited by many tourists.
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