Altyn-Arashan Gorge

Ak-Suu District

Our tours passing through Altyn-Arashan Gorge

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The same gorge is located in the upper part of the Altyn-Arashan River. It lies in 10 km from the city of Karakol and in 28 km from the Issyk-Kul lake. This is an extremely picturesque place, a gorge with steep slopes covered with fir trees, which are more than a thousand years old. Here the reserve is divided into 30.5 thousand hectares. In addition to the picturesque landscapes, nature generously endowed this area with an abundance of hot springs. The village of Ak-Suu is located in the gorge, which used to be called Teploklyuchenka due to a number of hot keys. Behind the settlement the gorge widens considerably, revealing new beauty. Here, at an altitude of 2,600 m, during the Soviet era, a resort was built where you can relax and undergo mineral water treatment. The temperature of the liquid in the sources varies from 41 to 320 degrees Celsius. Also, the sources are divided into radon and hydrogen sulphide, both species have the same health benefits. The attraction of the resort is the grotto with warm water, Swallow's nest and the pool, laid out in the shape of a heart. In addition to man-made wells, many wild animals are found. A special pleasure comes from swimming in the springs near the Altyn-Arashan, thanks to the contrast of the temperatures of the mountain river water and warm wells. Natural wealth has a beneficial effect on the respiratory and circulatory system, have a beneficial effect on the skin and gastrointestinal tract. And swimming in warm water, enriched with minerals, allows you to fight with diseases of the musculoskeletal system. High-altitude intoxicating air, filled with coniferous aroma, cool river and hot waters of springs make rest in the Altyn-Arashan gorge unique and give the feeling of a new birth.