Getting There & Away

Marshrutka 331 (80som, 1½ hours) leaves from the Ak-Suu bus stand at Karakol's Ak-Tilek bazaar three times per day (8.30am, 11.30am, 4.30pm) for Jyrgalan (labeled шахта), returning shortly after arriving in the village. Private taxis will make the trip for 1300som.