For those of you who have limited time in Kyrgyzstan but want to have the best experience you can get in this country, I have a suggestion for you. The Ala Kul trek was by far the highlight of my trip in Kyrgyzstan and I would recommend any one to do the trail if you are moderately in shape. The problem is that it requires at least 3 days to hike the entire trail and this might turn some of you off a bit.
What If I tell you that you can do the Ala Kul trail within 2 days AND all you need is only a day pack to do so. Forget about carrying tents and food supplies (snacks are still required). Within this guide, I will show you exactly how you can do it without the burden of carrying all your stuff and within a weekend.