Duration: 10 days
Category: Trek tours in Alay regions (Kyrgyzstan)
Best season: June– 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 Osh city-Akbosogo until driving stop (3h driving; 4hours walking)
Transfer from Osh to north-west of Akbosogo village, driving from Osh through Pamir-Highway is really marvelous view while driving, along the road many Kyrgyz villages are located on the both side of the road, the road is asphalted only 3.5 hours driving from Osh to the stop point, further smoothly moving up and cross the pass Agachart (3625m) for more one hour going down along the mountain path and river up to the camp. Setting up a tent at the edge of the river and spending the night in tents.
day2 Continuing the trek to Darbaza-Tash (5-6hours walking)
After breakfast, start the second day, a long descent through the Kashka-Suu summer pasture after several hours the giant mountains offer views of the Pamir-Alai (Lenin Peak 7134 m), and also a beautiful scenery of the Alay valley. Further moving by following the path to Darbaza-Tash. Night will be in tent.
day3 Darbaza-Tash- to Sarymogol jailoo through the coal mine (6h walking)
We continue our trekking. The trail rises above the coal mines and can be seen the Lenin Peak and other peaks in the opposite distance at the panoramic view of the Pamir-Alai mountains. We take the path following the north-western Sary Mogol, we go to the camp, where the grassy plants are visible near the shepherd yurts
day4 Walking to Kara-kabak campsite (5-6h walking)
From the place we begin our trek on the western part. We pass several foothills along Chong-Alay ranges.
Basically High mountain meadows located above the subalpine mountains. And alpine plants are similar to each other. This is due to their adaptation to similar habitats: a short vegetation period, rapid changes of temperature cold, humidity and dryness. Our overnight is in tent
day5 Karakabak-Kosh Kol lake (6-7h)
In the continuation of our trip we pass to Lake Kosh-Kol along the foothills. Basically, this region occupies a desert in both; in valleys and in the foothills (3000-4000 m above sea level). This is facilitated by a dry continental climate, the presence of stony-gravel spaces, and salinity of soils.
Mainly there are cryophilic and halophytic shrubs and semi shrubs, ephemera. Of the above ecological groups of plants in the deserts, ephemerals predominate.
This gives a special views as a pyramid over the mountains and panoramic views of the Alai Valley
day6 Walking around the Kosh kol lakes (Each resting on his own)
Kosh kol 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 of resting for more explore the lakes
day 7 Across the Damjailoo to Campsite (4hwalk; 2hour drive)
We go down for several hours until Dam-Jailoo pasture where the beginning of the jeep road further, driving to campsite after Tenizbai pass.
day8 Walking from Campsite to next place near the yurt (4-5hours walking)
Trail leads through the pass Kochkorchu we walk along the north-western of Tenizbai pass. Wild nature admires the viewers by the way it can be seen shepherds and lot of sheep.
day9 Walking to Jashtilek village (4-5h walking) This route is all down leaves along the path of local herders. We walk through small ascending and descending plateaus. This walking is short until the lunch, afternoon we go by car to Sary Mogol village
day10 Transfer to Tulpar Kol (1h drive; 4-5h walking))
After breakfast, at 9 o’clock in the morning, going by car to Tulpar-Kol, then walk along the base camp, further walking to the travelers’ pass (4150 m) if possible, lunch on top, enjoy the panorama of the passage, then return along the same path to the yurts.
day11 Other options out of the program: