Trekking in the Central Tien Shan
[updated 21/09/16] p192–3 The region around Jergalan is an up and coming sports area during both the summer (horseriding and hiking) and winter (skiing, snowboarding and cross-country; nothing mechanised, all natural). A small guest house in the impossibly calm village of Jergalan is brand new, with great beds, super plumbing and good food. It's run by Emil Ibakov and he can be reached at email@example.com. The road from Karakol is rough and you'd be better off sleeping in Jergalan and starting from there. Cost for a room and 3 meals (per person) is 2500 som (about US$35). If you're a lover of off-the-beaten-track destinations, this is it. Nowhere else to drive off from here – just hike up.
[updated 21/09/16] p198 The correct way to show respect is, in fact, to circumambulate the stone clockwise.