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Hikes around Kol-Ukuk
Kol-Ukuk is set in a spectacular valley. The main valley is dominated by a beautiful emerald lake which bears the same name, Kol-Ukuk.
There are 4 valleys that fork off the main valley. Each is about 4 to 7 kilometers deep.
All the side valleys have lakes, glaciers and moraine fields.
The main valley terminates about 6 kilometers past the last side valley in a beautiful wall of snow covered peaks.
Numerous springs can be found for drinking water. Wild onion and thistle can provide some vegetable nourishment.
We explored all 4 side valleys during our 8 day stay. They were all incredibly beautiful.
Once we got past the lower pastures, we were always alone and felt close to heaven, even when it snowed.