Son Kul winter yurt camp and trekking

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Son Kul winter yurt camp and trekking

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Winter yurt camp - Son Kul lake
Not a lot of information available online but it is definitely possible to hike to Son Kul at the end of October (weather permitting)- trip needs to be pre-arranged as there are no open yurts. Shepherds Life in Doskulu (just before Kyzart) based at Stalbek guest house +996 708 021 048) can arrange an overnight yurt with cook and English speaking guide either by hiking or on horseback. Also Apple Hostel in Bishkek and Guesthouse Son Kul in Kyzart. We ended up booking through Apple Hostel and going to the lake with Shepherds Life. We had great food and comfortable beds (no need for sleeping bag as beds had duvets. Sleeping bag liner recommended). We were driven part of the way in (hiking 10km) and on the second day we went for a hike along the lake. Final day we hiked back for 16km and were then given a lift back to the guesthouse for lunch. The lake was deserted except for some fishermen. Return from Khochkor was included in the price.
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