Nomadic Trek: Trance Alai Range (Kyrgyzstan)

Type of tour: This tour is designed for those who would like to have yurt to yurt tour (Trek and Horse Ride) in greener pastureland of Alai valley of Kyrgyzstan. This tour offers extensive trekking around trance Alai Range in Alai valley. The area elevation extends from 3000 to 7000 meters high above the sea level.

Major Destinations: Osh, Oytal valley, Koshmoynok medow, Sarymoghol valley, Sarymogol pass, Lakes, At jailoo, Kara kabak, Kosh kol, Kosh kol, Kok suu, Ming jar, Kaman suu, Tash koungoi valley, Ak say valley, Tulpar kul lake

Estimate Duration: 21 days of tour in Trance Alai Range, 13 days of intensive trek southern Kyrgyzstan, 3 days in Osh city as a leisure time and rest and a day full rest.

Group size: 1-8 pax

Notice: Best season to visit June- September

Itinerary 5

Day 1                                   Welcome to Osh City (Kyrgyzstan)

We will meet you at the airport in Osh (Kyrgyzstan). Depending on arrival, check in hotel and we will take it easy today. Today we take you out for lunch and dinner. Relaxing day in Osh. Accommodation in Osh, Hotel (BLD).


Day 2                                  Sight Seeing in Osh City

Today we visit traditional market in Osh. Just before we will take you to the Sulaiman mountain, Museum, and Park. After the museum, we will go down to the city, Aravansky area where the city tour begins. This avenue takes us to bazar or traditional market that is typical to Central Asia. Osh is really nice city with good restaurants. We can have a lunch & dinner in restaurants. We will enjoy our time in Osh. Accommodation in Osh, Hotel (BLD).

Day 3                                    Osh – Oyat Valley

Today our journey begins. We drive from Osh to Oytal valley. We will stay with a family home-stay or camp near the holy spring (2300m). We will get our horse here and all porters. Prepare for tomorrow trekking. Accommodation in 2300 meters, Tent (BLD).

Day 4                                   Trek in Oytal valley - Koshmoynok medow - 5 hrs

Trekking is extremely nice around this area. It is not too cold or too hot but excellent for horse ride and trekking. We will pass the Sarybel pass 3150m and Kochmoinok 2820m. We will camp in this meadow valley. Accommodation in Camp 2820, Homestay (BLD).

Day 5                                    Trek in Kosh moynok - Sarymoghol valley - 6 hrs walk   

We will be walking over Kochmoinok pass 3240m and north Sary Moghol valley 2800m. Fantastic place to visit. Camp near the river the Kyzyl suu. It is wonderful spot for birding and relaxing. Accommodation in camp 2800 m, Tent (BLD).

Day 6                                    Trek in Sarymogoil valley - Sarymogol pass - 6/7 hrs

Today, we will talk from Sary Moghol pass to the base camp 3900m. Super valley with stunning Alai range and Peak Lenin. Accommodation in Camp 3900 m, Tent (BLD).

Day 7                                    Trek in Sary Mogol pass - Lakes camp - 5/6

The Sary Moghol pass -4270m pass easier to climb and go down to "lakes camp" -4000m. The areas just perfect for hiking around the foothills of trance Alai Range. Accommodation in Camp, Tent (BLD).


Day 8                                    Trek in Lakes camp - At jailoo – 6 hrs Walk                                                  

Trek down south Sary Moghol valley - 3330m camp near nomad yurts in At Jailoo.  Jailo is word to indicate nomadic summer pasture accompanied by horses, yaks, sheep and goats. Accommodation in Yurt stay 3330 m, Yurt Stay (BLD).

Day 9                                    Trek in At jailoo - Kara kabak - 5 hrs walk

Today we trek to Karakabak Suu- 3640m camp in valley near K S. The trek offers valley to valley hikes. Accommodation in Camp 3800 m, Tent (BLD).

Day 10                                    Trek in Karakabak - Kosh kol - 5/6 hrs walk

Trek to Kochkol Crossing River, climbing to Chorkoupass - 3970m down in valley and climbing to Kochkol pass- 4150m.Camp near the first lake -3900m. Accommodation in Camp 3900m, Tent (BLD).

Day 11                                               Full day rest

Rest day in Kochkol mountains circus. Accommodation in Camp 3900 m, Tent (BLD).

Day 12                                   Kosh kol - Sary-mogol village - 3 walking -and 45min drive

Trek to Kachkasou 3 hrs down in valley in in front of Pamir Range. We will meet our driver drive by road to Sary Moghol. Overnight in Sary Mogol village 3200 m, Home stay (BLD).

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Day 13                                               Sary Mogol - Kok suu - 5/6 hrs

Drive by road in 4x4WD to Chong Kek Sou- 3230m camp near nomad yurts and rest with nomads. Accommodation in Yurt stay 3230 m, Yurt Stay (BLD).

Day 14                                               Trek in Kok suu - Ming jar - 6/5 hrs walk

Trek to Kata Bechik canyon Ming Jar. Camp in Kata Bechik meadows- 3930 Accommodation in Yurt 3930 m Yurt Stay (BLD).

Day 15                                   Ming jar - Kaman suu - 5/6 hrs walk.

Trek to Kaman Suu climbing to Kanguu pass-3500m- crossing Kaman Suu river climbing to the camp - 3840m. CAMP 3840 m, Tent (BLD).

Day 16                                               Trek in Kaman suu - Tash koungoi valley - 5/6 hrs / walk

Koungei climbing to ochre ridges to 4400m for landscape down to Task Koungei valley and camp at 3700 m Accommodation in Camp 3700 m, Tent (BLD).

Day 17                                         Trek in Tash koungoi valley - Ak say valley - 5/ 6 hrs walk

Camp down to Ak say valley, crossing river, climbing to pass with many lakes around night in base camp- 3600m. Accommodation in Camp 360 0 m, Tent (BLD).

Day 18                                               Trek in Achik tash valley - Tulpar kul lake – day trek

Climbing to Puteshextvenikov pass-4100m down, climbing, crossing river to camp Tulpar kul lake overnight in Yurt and Local concert show folk music. Accommodation in Jailoo 3400 m Yurt stay (BLD).

Day 19                                               Tulpar kul lake - Sary Mogol Village - 4 hrs walk

Tulpar Kul lake to Sary Mogol village stay family home stay. This small village locating at the elevation of 3000 meters used to be the village of fodder producers for Soviet farms in the Pamirs, Tajikistan. Accommodation in Sary Mogol, 3200 m Home satay (BLD).

Day 20                                               Sary Mogol - Osh - 5 hrs/drive

Today we transfer to Osh will cross Taldik pass 3654 m and Alay valley beautiful views and after Chigirchik pass 2342 m to Osh. Overnight in Hotel and prepare for the next distention. Accommodation in Osh 1000 m, Hotel (BLD).

Day 21                                               Good bye Pamir Alay

We hope you had a wonderful time in the Pamirs. Today you will fly back to your country. We are always glad to have you back in the Pamirs again. Have a good flight back to motherland.

Items to bring with you

·         Sleeping bag

·         Silk sleeping bag

·         Mattress Term-a-rest

·         Rain gear

·         Dawn jacket

·         Water bottle

·         Daypack

·         trekking socks

·         Sun hat

·         Gloves

·         Sun glasses

·         Sun cream with high protection - lipstick

·         Windcheater

·         Flashlight or headlamp

·         Water purification

·         Personal medical kit

·         Camera

·         Solar panel

Temperatures: please note that there can be large variations in temperatures. In daytime it can be very hot and a thin layer of clothing will be comfortable but long sleeves protect you from the sun rays. At night it can be cold so a layered approach is best. Predicting temperatures is very hard but they could range between 5°C and + 25°C. Rainfall in the Pamirs at this time of year is not expected but dust storms are. Please take a waterproof layer just in case.

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