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Nomadic Trek: Trance Alai Range (Kyrgyzstan)

Type of tour: This tour is designed for those who would like to have yurt to yurt tour (Trek and Horse Ride) in the greener pastureland of the Alai valley of Kyrgyzstan. This tour offers extensive trekking around trance Alai Range in Alai valley. The area elevation extends from 3000 to 7000 meters above sea level.


Major Destinations: Osh, Oytal valley, Koshmoynok medow, Sarymoghol valley, Sarymogol pass, Lakes, At jailoo, Kara kabak, Kosh kol, Kosh kol, Kok suu, Ming jar, Kaman suu, Tash koungoi valley, Ak say valley, Tulpar kul lake


Estimate Duration: 21 days of tour in Trance Alai Range, 13 days of intensive trek southern Kyrgyzstan, 3 days in Osh city as a leisure time and rest and a full day of rest.

Group size: 1-8 people

Notice: Best season to visit June- September

Day 1 Welcome to Osh City (Kyrgyzstan)

We will meet you at the airport in Osh (Kyrgyzstan). Depending on arrival, check in at hotel and we will take it easy today. Today we take you out for lunch and dinner. Relaxing day in Osh. Accommodation in Osh, Hotel (BLD).


Day 2 Sight Seeing in Osh City

Today we visit the traditional market in Osh. Just before, we will take you to the Sulaiman mountain, Museum, and Park. After the museum, we will go down to the Aravansky area of the city, where the city tour begins. This avenue takes us to the bazaar or traditional market that is typical to Central Asia. Osh is really a nice city with good restaurants. We can have a lunch & dinner in restaurants. We will enjoy our time in Osh. Accommodation in Osh, Hotel (BLD).


Day 3 Osh – Oyat Valley

Today our journey begins. We drive from Osh to Oytal valley. We will stay with a family homestay or camp near the holy spring (2300m). We will get our horses here and all porters. Prepare for tomorrow trekking. Accommodation at 2300 meters, Tent (BLD).


Day 4 Trek in Oytal valley - Koshmoynok meadow - 5 hrs

Trekking is extremely nice around this area. It is not too cold or too hot but excellent for horseback riding and trekking. We will pass the Sarybel pass 3150m and Kochmoinok 2820m. We will camp in this meadow valley. Accommodation in Camp 2820, Homestay (BLD).


Day 5 Trek in Kosh moynok - Sarymoghol valley - 6 hrs walk   

We will be walking over Kochmoinok pass 3240m and north to the Sary Moghol valley 2800m. Fantastic place to visit. Camp near the river Kyzyl suu. It is a wonderful spot for birding and relaxing. Accommodation in camp 2800 m, Tent (BLD).


Day 6 Trek in Sarymogol valley - Sarymogol pass - 6/7 hrs

Today, we will walk from Sary Moghol pass to the base camp at 3900m. Super valley with stunning Alai range and Lenin Peak. Accommodation in Camp 3900 m, Tent (BLD).

Day 7 Trek in Sary Mogol pass - Lakes camp - 5/6

The Sary Moghol pass - 4270m pass easier to climb and go down to "lakes camp" -4000m. The area is just perfect for hiking around the foothills of the trance Alai Range. Accommodation in Camp, Tent (BLD).

Day 8 Trek in Lakes camp - At jailoo – 6 hrs Walk                                                  

Trek down south Sary Moghol valley - 3330m camp near nomad yurts in At Jailoo.  Jailo is a word to indicate a nomadic summer pasture accompanied by horses, yaks, sheep and goats. Accommodation in Yurt stay 3330 m, Yurt Stay (BLD).

Day 9 Trek in At jailoo - Kara kabak - 5 hrs walk

Today we trek to Karakabak Suu- 3640m camp in valley near K S. The trek offers valley to valley hikes. Accommodation in Camp, 3800 m, Tent (BLD).

Day 10 Trek in Karakabak - Kosh kol - 5/6 hrs walk

Trek to Kochkol River Crossing, climbing to Chorkou  Pass - 3970m down into the valley and climbing to Kochkol Pass- 4150m.Camp near the first lake -3900m. Accommodation in Camp 3900m, Tent (BLD).


Day 11 Full day rest

Rest day in Kochkol mountains Accommodation in Camp 3900 m, Tent (BLD).


Day 12 Kosh kol - Sary-mogol village - 3 walking -and 45min drive

Trek to Kachkasou, 3 hrs down in the valley in front of the Pamir Range. We will meet our driver and drive by road to Sary Moghol. Overnight in Sary Mogol village 3200 m, Homestay (BLD).

Day 13 Sary Mogol - Kok suu - 5/6 hrs

Drive by road in 4x4WD to Chong Kek Sou- 3230m camp near nomad yurts and rest with nomads. Accommodation in Yurt stay 3230 m, Yurt Stay (BLD).


Day 14 Trek in Kok suu - Ming jar - 6/5 hrs walk

Trek to Kata Bechik canyon Ming Jar. Camp in Kata Bechik meadows- 3930 Accommodation in Yurt 3930 m Yurt Stay (BLD).


Day 15 Ming jar - Kaman suu - 5/6 hrs walk

Trek to Kaman Suu, climbing to Kanguu pass-3500m- crossing Kaman Suu River and then climbing to the camp - 3840m. CAMP 3840 m, Tent (BLD).


Day 16 Trek in Kaman suu - Tash koungoi valley - 5/6 hrs / walk

Koungei climbing to ochre ridges to 4400m to admire the view, then down to Task Koungei valley and camp at 3700 m Accommodation in Camp 3700 m, Tent (BLD).

Day 17 Trek in Tash koungoi valley - Ak say valley - 5/ 6 hrs walk

Camp down to Ak say valley, crossing river, climbing to a pass with many lakes around. Night in basecamp- 3600m. Accommodation in Camp 3600 m, Tent (BLD).

Day 18 Trek in Achik tash valley - Tulpar kul lake – day trek

Climbing to Puteshextvenikov Pass-4100m down, climbing, crossing river to camp at Tulpar kul lake Lake overnight in Yurt and Local concert of folk music. Accommodation in Jailoo 3400 m Yurt stay (BLD).


Day 19 Tulpar kul lake - Sary Mogol Village - 4 hrs walk

Tulpar Kul lake to Sary Mogol village; stay with a family in a homestay. This small village located at an elevation of 3000 meters used to be the village of fodder producers for Soviet farms in the Pamirs, Tajikistan. Accommodation in Sary Mogol, 3200 m Homestay (BLD).

Day 20 Sary Mogol - Osh - 5 hrs/drive

Today we transfer to Osh and will cross the Taldik Pass 3654 m and the Alay valley with beautiful views and after Chigirchik Pass 2342 m to Osh. Overnight in  a hotel and prepare for the next destination. Accommodation in Osh 1000 m, Hotel (BLD).


Day 21 Good bye Pamir Alay

We hope you had a wonderful time in the Pamirs. Today you will fly back to your country. We are always glad to have you back in the Pamirs again. Have a good flight back to your home country. 

Items to bring with you

  • Sleeping bag & Liner sheet

  • Thermarest mattress

  • Rain gear

  • Down jacket & Windbreaker

  • Water bottle

  • Daypack

  • trekking socks

  • Sun hat

  • Gloves

  • Sun glasses

  • Sun cream with high protection - lipstick

  • Flashlight or headlamp

  • Water purification tablet of water filter

  • Personal medical kit

  • Camera & extra battery for the camera.

Temperatures: please note that there can be large variations in temperatures. In the daytime it can be very hot and a thin layer of clothing will be comfortable but long sleeves protect will you from the sun’s rays. At night, it can be cold so a layered approach is best. Predicting temperatures is very hard but they could range between 5°C and + 25°C. Rainfall in the Pamirs at this time of year is not expected but dust storms are. Please take a waterproof layer just in case.

“Other custom-designed tours can be planned to meet your needs or wishes.”

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