Chon-Kyzyl-Suu is a village located in the province of Issyk-Kul Lake in Kyrgyzstan, 60 km (37 miles) west of Karakol city. This is where you’ll be able to explore the beautiful Chon-Kyzyl-Suu valley, which is ideal for hiking.
The Chon Kyzyl Suu Valley is located 60 km west of Karakol. It extends over approximately 40 km (25 miles) in length through a landscape of fantastic mountains and wilderness. The Kyzyl-Suu valley is the perfect place to get some fresh air and spend some alone-time in nature. You’ll be taken by a feeling of wellness and peace as you walk along the streams, with a breath-taking background of high snowy peaks.
This journey through the valley will take you on trails in the middle of pine forests and green meadows, where you’ll be able to observe herds of horses eating fresh grass. While climbing up through the dense forests located at around 2,000 meters (6,562 ft) above sea level, you may be able to spot some wild animals while picking up mushrooms and berries : wild boars, deer, pheasants, marmots…
Keep going to reach the small Dzhyly-Suu valley. There, you can enjoy the hot springs of hydrogen sulphide, with water that can reach 43°C (109.4F). In the upper part of the gorge, explore the various passages leading to the Kolpakovsky Glacier, one of the largest glaciers in the Terskey Ala-Too mountain range.
How to get there?
From Karakol, minibuses, buses and collective taxis travel to all the surrounding areas. You can also rent a car with a driver for more comfort.