CBT Sary Mogol
At the Sary-Mogol Community Based Tourism (CBT), it is our mission to support local people as they work to earn sustainable, living wages as guides, transporters, horseback riders or serve clients in guesthouses and yurts. By developing one-of-a-kind tourism opportunities right in our beautiful backyard, we’re able to empower members of our community by offering quality employment and training opportunities in a growing, local industry. And because of our deep commitment to help our community thrive, all proceeds garnered from our tours are invested back into what’s most important; the people. The money that you spend on your culturally immersive tour goes back to the people with whom you’ll be forever connected, funding important, community-based projects.
CBT – Sary Mogol was created in 2007 with the support of HELVETAS. From that time actively leads its activities. In this area each year the quantity of tourists is increasing, the life level of local community is developing and together with this the number of employees has been increased by 50 employees.
For 10 years’ experience CBT Sary Mogol realized all the tourist activities in these regions and also provides professional work in the organization of tours
We organize the following services:
Summer yurt camps
Horseback riding tours
Trekking & hiking (tours)
Tours in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
Show national of Kyrgyz games
National horse and yak games festivals
Our office is steadily open, if it is suddenly closed, when you arrive, outside our office weighs our sign, there are written our phone numbers, for which you need to call or just wait a minute, our office managers will be in the office
Guesthouses (including food):
We have rural accommodation services and also prepare meals for tourists (vegetarian and non-vegetarian) inside the house you feel really resting from the noise of cities, clean air, a bed on the floor and on the bed as you like.
Yurt stays (including food):
Placing in yurts is very popular for tourists when you make a tour through our yurt route we place you in the guest yurts where jailoo (summer pastures) you can enjoy and get unforgettable impression of sleep.
All of our guides are local people, born and brought up in Sary Mogol and the surrounding areas. They have extensive knowledge and experience of accompanying and riding in the Pamir Alay mountains, and some of them speak English in addition to their native Kyrgyz and Russian
The horses are strong and reliable, and perform well over varied mountain terrain. Saddles are comfortable and handmade according to the Kyrgyz tradition. Treks are adapted depending on the riding skills and endurance of participants: from very easy treks along wide paths to more challenging treks crossing large rivers, high passes and riding above impressive gorges.
Horse treks are also available for inexperienced riders or complete beginners, with support provided by our experienced guides.
Tour: (treks, hikes)
Treks range from an average altitude of 3000 m above sea level, up to glaciers of over 4000 m with year-round snow. The views and surroundings are spectacular, and offer a refreshing break from the summer heat of the nearby Fergana Valley and other low-lying areas of Kyrgyzstan.
There are more than 20 itineraries on offer, covering a variety of different destinations and altitudes. Treks can be conducted by foot, horseback or jeep, or a combination of all three. They vary in length, from 1 to 10 days, with shorter treks available for families and groups upon request. Additionally, our treks can be combined with routes to and from other neighboring areas of Kyrgyzstan, allowing visitors to discover the country from many perspectives.
Except for tracks around Alay we have tours in the territory of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
Horse and yak games festivals
The main purpose of the event is to develop and promote tourism in the region and in the country as a whole. The festival is organized by the Sary-Mogol CBT, and supported financially by the Swiss Government.
National Horse Games Festival – a colorful show, glorifying the bright aspects of Kyrgyz culture. Participants of the festival will have the opportunity to plunge into the traditional Kyrgyz lifestyle and watch the equestrian games, evaluate the performances of the best musicians in the region, and also try the delicious Kyrgyz national dishes.
The festival will showcase the following traditional horse games: “Ulak-Tartysh”, “Kyz Kuumai”, “Oodarysh”, “Tyiyn-Enmei” and others. Also during the event, women entrepreneurs of Alay region will organize an exhibition of handmade goods.