Duration: 10 days
Category: Trek tours (Kyrgyzstan)
Best season: from June to August
Group size: unlimited quantity
Requirements: trekking boots, weatherproof warm clothes, fur-cap, and protective things for sun.
Included service: including services in the program (driving, guide, porter for bags in trek, food and accommodation)
Excluded service: out of program (air ticket, other options, personal expenses)
day1 Sary-Mogol-Tulpar-Kol lake (1h drive; 5-6h walking)
Morning departure at 9 am. Start from SaryMogol by car to Tulpar-Kol yurt camp. From camp hike to Kok-Chukur (3,700m) for excellent views of Lenin Peak and the climbers’ base camp on the opposite side of the Achyk-Tash River or go directly ahead to visit the ‘base camp’ or (time permitting) continue further to ‘Pass of Travelers’. Lunch, then return by same path to yurt camps for overnight.
Starting altitude is 3000m. Accommodation altitude is 3500m. The Highest walking height up to 3700m
day2 After breakfast at 8 a.m transfer to DarbazaTash
From the canyon at DarvazaTash (Stone Gate), the trail (formerly a road) climbs steeply up numerous bends to the Jiptik Pass (4,185 m), where slopes of grass give way to loose rock.
Following a tough climb, hikers are rewarded with a stunning panoramic view of the Pamir range across the Alay valley. Afterwards the trail descends steeply, with the alpine environment gradually giving way to juniper trees and lower-lying vegetation.
The overnight campsite can be reached in 5 to 6 hours after departing DarvazaTash.
Starting altitude is 3000m. Accommodation altitude is 2940m. The Highest walking height up to 4185m food and night in tent
day3 Camping site –KojoKelen (3-4hours walking)
The road continues down the canyon along the same river and sub-alpine pastures, where there are a wide variety of summer flowers. After a little over an hour, impressive sandstone walls appear ahead and the first houses of Kojo-Kelen can be reached in about 3 hours. As the village is long and stretched-out, it is possible to visit the Goluboi Grot (Blue Grotto), considered to be sacred by some. An hour further west on the same trail leads to a waterfall, before returning via the same route to the village. Overnight is in local house
Accommodation altitude is 2260m. The Highest walking height is approximately up to 2450m
day4 Kojo-Kelen village-Kosh-Moinok campsite (6hours walking)
The route continues along the KichikAlai area. At first we cross sarybel pass, then a little descends to Koshmoinok campsite (if the time will enough then continue to the small village of Kyzyl-Shoro and spend the night in the guest house). Overnight altitude is 3200m.
day5 Kosh-Moinok camp-foot of Sary-Mogol pass (6hours walking)
The route continues along the north-western area. after passed through a small village under called SaryMogol, walk not far away then place to camp overnight in the tent
day6 Cross the Sary-Mogol pass –camping at Besh-Kol (5-6h walking)
In fact the distance is not long, but the pass takes time. The pass is located at 4280m. The view from the top of the pass is very beautiful. You will see small lakes down the pass. As possible as moving down up to campsite. Overnight in tent. Overnight altitude is approximately 3950m.
day7 Northern of Sary-Mogol region (5hours walking)
Descend along the river that flows out of the lake, with the cliffs of Pamir around you. Picnic along the way. Here, there are no trees or bushes. There are several river crossings. In the late afternoon, you will reach a campsite, stay in tent.
Time: 4 hours
Distance: 5-7- km
Max Elevation: 4100 m
Min Elevation: 3350m
Overnight altitude: 3330
We pass through several foothills and upon reaching the place above the village of Karakabak. camp in tent
Time: 8-9 hours
Distance: 25 km
Max Elevation: 3700 m
Min Elevation: 3000m
Overnight at 3000m
day9 Karakabak-Kosh-Kol lake
Koshkol lake is one of the most high-mountainous lakes which is located at 4120m a.s.l at first entrance one smaller and over there two larger lakes are located. Here we will have one day resting for more explore the lakes
Time: 7-8 hours
Distance: 18-20 km
Max Elevation: 4150 m
Min Elevation: 3000m
Overnight at 3870m
day10 Kosh-Kol-Osh (3-4 hours walking, 5h driving)
Walking around the Koshkol lakes before lunch then go down for several hours along the Damjailoo pasture where the beginning of the jeep road, further driving to Osh