Main itinerary of tour: Trekking part Osh-Kyrgyz-Ata-Kyzyl-Shoro-Kojo-Kelen-Kyzyl-Chara-Sary-Mogol pass-Sary Mogol-Tulpar Kol -Tuyuk yurt camp-Driving trip in Tajikistan (Murgab-Bulun Kol-Yam-Khorog-Kalaikhum-Dushanbe)
Duration: 15 days
Category: Trek and Jeep tour (Kyrgyzstan & Tajikistan)
Best season: June– August
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,permits for requisite)
Excluded service: out of program (air ticket, personal expenses)
Day 1. Osh-Kyrgyz Ata (4hours driving; 2 hours walking)
Morning departure from Osh via the road P-152, along the road you will pass through several towns and villages of Kyrgyzstan. Upon arrival at the entrance to the Abshyr-Ata reserve, we see an amazing waterfall that flows out from the rock and a large underground cave, which usually has a natural origin in the rock. Around the waterfall there are several sellers with souvenirs to travel remember. Walk up to upper the gorge, after lunch return to the yurt in the Kara-Koy national park and overnight with dinner in a yurt.
Day2. Kyrgyz-Ata (Kara-Koi) to Chogom camp (7hours walking)
Today we have a trek, starts just from the yurt we go uphill in a few hours cross the Kum-Bel Pass (3860m) the back side is a very long lowering and passes along the Kichik-Alai mountain ridge. On the road we pass a thick juniper forest and the charming panoramic peaks over the hills are having an opportunity for fantastic photos. upon reaching the camp in Chogom beautiful mountain gorge and summer pasture of local, we set up the tents near river.
Day 3. Chogom to Kojo-Kelen (1hour cycling and 1.5 hour driving)
On this day we have an opportunity to ride bicycles until the beginning of the pass about 25 kilometers (3hours) down the bike, then we will take you by car to the village Kozho-Kelen. In the guest house have lunch, afternoon we have an excursion to the Blue Grotto and the waterfall (1.5hurs) . overnight stay in a guest house.
Day4. Kojo-Kelen to Kyzyl-Chara village (6hours walking)
We will begin next day of the tour on the slopes of the beautiful Cretaceous mountains of Kichi-Alay. First we cross the Sary-Bel pass (3150m) go down to the gorge Kosh-Mynok (in extreme cases, we stop at the Kosh-Moinok gorge, if the weather is raining or get tired ) straight away we cross another lower mountain passage Kosh-Moinok (3220m). and go down to the home stay in the Kyzyl-Chara village. overnight in home stay.
Day5. From Kyzyl-Chara – Camping place (5-6 h walking)
After a little passage from Kyzyl-Chara there is a small village Sary-Mogul from here we forward to the south side then Go up along the mountain river, in both sides there are cliffs and subalpine and alpine meadows represent a very diversity of landscape.
First of all while hiking, every step is visible of crying marmots,
Birds in these natural zones are also numerous, and a large number of them are predators: the neck, bearded vulture, golden eagle, owl, and hawk and also exists in this area of rarely visible animals wolf, fox, badger, wild boar, mountain goats, jackals
As we approach the height so we feel that we are closer to the mountains of Pamir-Alai
upon arrival at the camp, set up your tents and get ready for the evening meal.
Day6. Cross the Sary-Mogol’s pass (4300m) 6hours walking
Steep pass In fact the distance is not long, but the pass takes time. An incredible sense of the landscape, you feel like in the sky, the height of the Pamir-Alai begins from the Sary-Mogol pass (4300 m) and down the pass, amazing rocky 4 lakes which flows a water linked each other flow into the cavern. Depending on weather conditions, we set up a tent around the lake or a few meters down to protect from wind and cold.
Day7. Walk to Sary–Mogol 6hours walking
Approximately 10 km walk along the narrowest gravel path following the water flow, we will come to the pasture of Sary-Mogol, where temporary locals live in yurts at the summer time. We will make stop in one of yurts and can try dairy products (as Ayran, Kaymak, and boiler-bread and tea). Again 14km walk to Sary-Mogol, upon arrival in guest house have a rest. Take shower or bath (banya). Dinner and overnight in guesthouse.
Day8. Sary-Mogol to Tulpar-Kol lake (1 h drive; 4-5hours walking)
Drive to Tulpar Kol yurt camp leave the heavy bags in yurt, walk to the traveler’s pass through the Base Camp enjoy the panoramic view of Lenin Peak, or ( if the day coincide to the date of the festival) participate for the festival of “Mountain Travel festival” lunch then come back to yurt with same route. Overnight in yurt
Day 9. Walk around the Lakes (overnight in same yurt)
After breakfast, walk up to the panoramic view over the yurt camp, see total 42 lakes with small lakes. About 2 hours walk up and down, then come to the yurt, lunch, afternoon easy hike around the lakes until the trace-stone, enjoy the unusual forms of innumerable plateaus
Day10. Tulpar-Kol-Tuyuk canyon (4-5hours walking)
After breakfast, walking across Seki jailoo to Tuyuk yurt camp (good view point of Peak Estonia 6,202m)
On any of the trips to this Tuyuk yurt camp, visitors can get a feel for nomadic life staying in Kyrgyz shepherd yurts and eat a lot of dairy foods (kefir, butter, milk, boiler bread, domestic jam)
After lunch we have time to explore the canyon, we make a small hike through the yurt camp to the head of the canyon. In the evening, you can see the life of a shepherd as milking a yak and a cow, grazing sheep, horses, donkeys and wild animals, birds, woodchucks are visible
Total time: 3-4hours
Walking distance: 6 km
Max Elevation: 3500m
Min Elevation: 3400m
Overnight at 3400m
Day11. Tuyuk yurt camp to Murgab (Tajikistan) (285km\ 8-9h)
Today we drive to Tajikistan area with M41 high way. From Tuyuk yurt camp to Murgab takes whole day due to bad condition of the road. The road goes through the high mountains passes (Kyzyl-Art 4280m and Ak-Baital 4650m) most picturesque valley and amazing terrain, where one can stop for rest and shoot photos of the mountains. On the way in the small Kara Kol village you will stop for lunch and see the Kara Kol lake (Karakul is a 25-km diameter lake
It is located in the Tajik National Park in the Pamir Mountains.
Height above sea level: 3,900 m
Area: 380 km²
Width: 25 km
Maximum. depth: 230 m
Day12. Drive to Yam
Old bad road runs along the slope and high mountains below a large river flows, a beautiful panoramic landscape looks like an absolute wild zone.The road runs along the border areas of Afghanistan and Tajikistan only one river distinguish the border of the two countries and by the road starts charming view of Wakhan corridor.
Home stay in Yam
Day13. Yam through Ishkashim to Khorog (220km 5h)
Our morning trips begin on a visit to one of the most interesting tourist sites of the Vakhan Valley.
On the upland of the Yamchun village there is hot spring from the mountain with swimming pool and the most powerful castle it is protected from 3 sides by natural deep canyons, The castle had three rings of double walls up to 950 m long and up to 400 m wide with 40 towers. Scientists believe that the castle was built over 2000 years ago. The castle offers a magnificent view of The castle offers a magnificent view of almost half of the Vakhan Valley and the Hindu Kush Mountains.
Next visit to another attraction from here is the famous hot spring Bibi-Fatima. The water temperature in the spring all year round exceeds 40 degrees Celsius
After finished the excursions drive strait to Khorog
Day14. Khorog-Kalaikhum(240 km, 7 hours)
Due to bad condition road it’s a long drive from Khorog to Kalaikhum.
On the way attract amazing view on the Afghanistan side along the Panj River to the south and to the west
Kalaikhum (Darvoz) is one of the Pamir’s most attractive towns with a river raging through the center and with an attractive mosque and civic buildings.
Day15. Kalaikhum to Dushanbe through Nurek reservoir (370km 8h)
You will travel along the natural border – the Pyanj River and along the border with Afghanistan. This part will amaze you with its unique mountains.
Dushanbe is the capital and largest city of Tajikistan. Dushanbe means Monday in the Tajik language. It was named so because it grew out of a village that originally had a popular market on Mondays.
In Dushanbe, there are 802 700 people (2016).
Height above sea level: 706 m (2,316 feet)
Climate: In summer, it is hot and dry, and winters are cold, but not very cold.
On reaching Dushanbe, drop off to a hotel. End of tour service