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Altin Arashan, Kyrgyzstan
Altin Arashan is one of the most beautiful gorges in Kyrgyzstan. It takes 40 minutes drive from Karakol town. The road to the top is quite a difficult one for cars. That is why you need a special army heavy 6WD track to get on the top. You can ask for such a track in local tourists information centers.
If you have an experience in trekking or walking for long distances - you can go by your own along the gorge. There is a fantastic view that changes all the time during your trekking. Also you will cross many wood bridges, because there is a mountain river along the whole gorge.
At the end you will see some little houses. There are small (very small) swimming pools with hot springs. You can use them to improve your health. Also you can visit a small museum with stuff animals that are typical for the region.