Experience the full diversity of the Alay region’s animal and plant life on this thrilling tour. It is possible to see wild goats and (if you are very lucky) Marco Polo sheep on the craggy mountain slopes. Herds of wild yaks can be found near the passes. There is a profusion of wildflowers carpeting the mountain valleys and wild cherry trees mixed with ever-present juniper and other medicinal plants to delight the senses. Explore cool tree-lined river gorges, feel the exhilaration of reaching a high pass, and relish the view of snow-covered Lenin Peak, the highest peak in the Pamir-Alai mountain range. The jewel of this fascinating and diverse tour is clear Lake Tulpar, ringed by the glaciers that flank Lenin Peak (7134 M).
Duration: 8 days
Category: Trek (Kyrgyzstan )
Best season: June– August
Group size: any
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, entrance tickets for requisite)
Excluded service: out of program (air ticket, other options, personal expenses)
day 1 Osh city –Kyzyl-Shoro village (3.5hours driving)
Visiting Sulaiman Too historical national archeological museum complex
-Visiting Bazaar (market) in Osh.
– After Lunch transfer to Kyzyl Shoro village
day2 From Kyzyl-Shoro – Camping place (5-6 h walking)
We leave from the Kyzyl-Shoro along the way we pass an aul called small Sary-Mogol, then we continue on southern side until the place for tents before the Sary-Mogol pass.
day3 Cross the Sary-Mogol’s pass (4280m)
Steep pass In fact the distance is not long, but the pass takes time. The pass is located at 4280m. The view from the top of pass is very beautiful. You will see small lakes (Besh Kol) down the pass. As possible as moving down up to campsite. Overnight in tent
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
day7 Across the Damjailoo to Tulpar-Kol (4hwalk; 2hour drive)
We go down for several hours along the Damjailoo pasture where the beginning of the jeep road further driving to Tulpar Kol.
day8 Walking from Tulpar Kol to traveler’s pass (2 h drive; 4-5h walking))
After breakfast, at 9 o’clock in the morning, start walking along the base camp and 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.