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: Trekking (Kyrgyzstan )
Best season: July– 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 Start from Osh to SaryMogol-TulparKol lake (255km 4hourd)
Total time: 8 hours
Driving distance: 265km
Max Elevation: 3640 m (Taldyk Pass)
Min Elevation: 1000m
Overnight at 3500m
Tour category: easy
Departure from Osh, in the morning on the way visit the lake Kolduk (One of the beautiful mountain lakes in Alay. It is located on the eastern side of the Kolduk village from the highway) approximately 5km from the village 20 minutes driving to the lake, there are fish, basically exist carp and trout.
Pair cliffs like background with sticking plant and fir-trees at the mountains reveals a wonderful phenomenon and reflects unusual view around the lake.
Walk around the lakes, take photos, enjoy the grandiose view then continue the driving to Sary-Mogol, lunch in CBT guesthouse in Sary-Mogol, driving(1hour) to Tulpar kol yurt camp. Stay in yurt.
Day2. Walk to traveler’s pass 4140m (6hours total walking)
leave the heavy bags in yurt, walk to the traveler’s pass through the Base Camp enjoy the panoramic view of Lenin Peak, lunch then come back to the yurt with same route. Overnight in yurt
Day3. Tulpar Kol– Tuyuk canyon (6hours walking)
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 hike to Tuyuk yurt camp.
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)
Total time: 3-4hours
Walking distance: 6 km
Max Elevation: 3500m
Min Elevation: 3400m
Overnight at 3400m
Day4. Tuyuk yurt camp to Sary-Mogol camp
Today we continue our trekking in north range of Allay valley (Trans-Alay). From Tuyuk to trailhead we go by car (1h30min) then trekking starts it is going to be bit taught trek because we go up to the pass called Sary-Mogol pass (4280 meters) and Besh-Kol lake. Our daily route takes for 6-8 hours of walking up in rocky path. At the top of the pass we enjoy the stunning scenery of Besh-Kol lakes. Then keeping the way to other side until the campground.
Day5. Сamp of Sary-Mogol to Kyzyl-Chara village (6hours)
Head east following the river and slightly descending to the end of the beautiful mountain gorge. Enjoy grandiose views of the Kichik Alay or Trans Alay mountain range, at first we cross a small village under Sary-Mogol further direction of travel turns to the right on the dirty auto road after 1 hour we reach a small village Kyzyl-Chara and stop here for overnight in home stay
Day6. Kyzyl-Chara village to Kojo-Kelen village (6hours)
We will begin next day of the trek on the slopes of the beautiful Cretaceous mountains of Kichik-Alay. First we cross the Kosh-Moinok pass (3220m). Down to the gorge, straightaway we cross second pass the Sary-Bel (3150m) stunning rocks, amazing view of natural creation and go down to the guesthouse in the Kozho-Kelen village. overnight in home stay.
Day7. Kojo-Kelen village to Jiptik yurt camp (6hours)
Our morning hike starts along the dirty auto road of Zhyptik gorge and walk follows the cleanest main source of the Ak-Buura River (the famous river that provides all Osh residents with water). The route rises a little, we feel the ascent to the yurt camp before the Dzhiptik pass
Day8. Jiptik yurt camp to Sary-Mogol (6hours;1 hour drive)
After breakfast, the trek continued up to the top of the pass “Jiptik” and cross it until noon (4185 asl). From the top you will see a stunning view of the Pamir-Alay valley and top of Lenin Peak (7134). If the weather is good, Every traveler who is on the top feels like he has reached the sky. The path descends steeply to the Darbaza-Tash. From here we get to Sary-Mogol by car. Overnight in guesthouse
Next day morning after breakfast, at 8a.m you can get to Osh by share taxi or private car as you want (by prior warning)