Hike to the Patagonia of Kyrgyz Mountains

Guaranteed tour with fixed dates in July 2020. Two weeks of unforgettable trekking in the south part of Kyrgyzstan. Difficulty level: hard.

Tour program
14 days
Bishkek - Osh - Uzgurush village - Radial hike to the foot of peaks Asan Usan and Piramidalnyi - Radial hike to the foot of Ak-Suu peak - Uzgurush village – Batken town – Osh - flight to Bishkek

Arrival to Kyrgyzstan early morning, meet in international airport Manas, transfer to Bishkek, early check in to the hotel. Rest. After lunch short sightseeing tour in the city. The capital and industrial centre of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek is a city of wide avenues, handsome buildings and Soviet heritage. It is the permanently snow capped Kyrgyz Alatau mountain range which towers over Bishkek providing a quite stunning backdrop. Visit Manas Monument, the main national hero of the Kyrgyz people. Then excursion to the State History Museum and walking tour around main Ala Too Square to watch ceremony of changing of the Guard of Honor, Independence Monument, and finish at the Old Square with Government House. Transfer to the Victory Square to finish the city tour by short excursion there. After excursion tourists may go shopping in the largest department store in the city – ZUM and a colorful oriental bazaar. Dinner and overnight in hotel (950 m. a.s.l.). 

Meals: _ L D

Accomodation: Hotel

At early morning transfer to airport Manas, fly to Osh at 07:35 (by Pegasus airline – ZM 193), meet in airport, transfer to Uzgurush village. Trekking preparation. Accommodation in a local Kyrgyz family house (1450 m. a.s.l.).

Meals: B L D

Accomodation: Kyrgyz family

The first trekking day starts from the views of wild pistachio tree and walnut orchards. Wild trail stretches along Buldzhuma river and goes up to the pass with the same name – Buldzhuma (2894m). From the pass you can enjoy the wonderful view of the nearest gorges and the Western face of the peak Piramidalnyi and the peak Orto Chashma. After we enjoyed the views, we start descending to the valley of Ak-Tash river. There is the tent Camp Ak-Tash hidden among the bushes on a green meadow. Overnight in tents in Ak-Tash Camp (2700m).

Meals: B L D

Accomodation: Tents

We traverse along Ak-Tash river on scree up to Dzhalgychy pass (3774m). From the top of the pass we enjoy the panoramic view of Turkestan mountain range, western face peak Piramidalnyi (5509 m) and Turo pass (4525 m.). Descend along a trail down along Dzhalgychy gorge to confluence with nameless gorge (next from the south-west). Overnight in tents in Dzhalgychy Camp (3100 m).

Meals: B L D

Accomodation: Tents

Today we begin trekking up along grass slope of range between Dzhalgychy and Kashka-Suu gorges. From upset point we enjoy the panoramic view of Orto Chashma gorge and Turo pass (4525 m.). Descent to Kashka-Suu gorge and along river trekking till confluence with Orto Chashma gorge. Overnight in tents in Orto Chashma Tent Camp.

Meals: B L D

Accomodation: Tents

From camping place on a good trail trekking till the start of ascent to Kosh Moinok pass (3260 m). The serpentine trail goes through juniper forest, passing by a cool spring and finishes at the saddle of Kara Suu pass (3760 m). From the tor of the pass we have a wonderful view of an ocean of pointed snowcapped rocky peaks of Turkestan mountain range. We face a row of fortresses of North-Western faces of the peaks Kotin (4521 m), 1000-anniversary of Kreshenie Rusi (4507 m). Overnight in tents in Kara-Suu Tent Camp.

Meals: B L D

Accomodation: Tents

Hike to Kara Suu Gorge to the foot of Peak Piramidalnyi (5,509 m), 1000th Anniversary of Kreshenie Rusi (Kyrkchilta) (4,507 m), and Asan Usen (4,378 m). There’s an old legend surrounding these peaks. It was said that in ancient times, there was an old man that lived in the mountains who had two twin boys. Their names were Asan and Usen. He wanted his boys to become warriors and raised them successfully to that end. However, war broke out and both sons were slain in battle. The old man was overcome with grief! He raised his arms up to the sky and prayed: Oh, Allah! You give life and take it away. Return my sons to me and take my life instead. Let it be so! Allah heard his prayer. The ground opened up and high peaks rose up from that very spot. Many centuries have passed, but people still call the two bastions standing next to each other at the start of the Karavshin River the names of the two sons, Asan (4,230 m) and Usen (4,378 m). Farther in the distance you may see the snowy white peak, Piramidalnyi (Tubek) (5,509 m) silhouetted against the blue sky that is said to be the old man. Overnight in tents at Kara Suu Camp.

Meals: B L D

Accomodation: Tents

Today over Kara Suu (3760 m) and Kosh Moinok (3260 m) passes we get back to Orto Chashma tent Camp again. This pass is very interesting: it is devided by a small flat spot in two parts. Overnight in Orto Chashma tent Camp.

Meals: B L D

Accomodation: Tents

Moderate ascent along Orto Chashma river till confluence with Ak-Tubek gorge. Then we crossing by bridges two rivers and continue trekking along Ak-Tubek river, traverse up to foot of Ak Tubek pass. Camping near white rock. Overnight in Ak- Tubek tent Camp.

Meals: B L D

Accomodation: Tents

The hard ascent to Ak Tubek pass (4390 m.) is rewarded by a majestic panoramic view over Iskander peak region and Orto Chashma river valley. Our Camp is situated in the beginning of green zone at Ak-Suu river. On the way you can see alpinist walls of Iskander (5120 m), Petrogradez (5165 m), Admiralteez (5090 m), Aksu (5355 m), A.Block (5229 m), Aktubek (5125 m) peaks. Overnight in Ak-Suu tent camp.

Meals: B L D

Accomodation: Tents

The trail goes through juniper forest up a steep moraine to a glacier, to the very heart of Pamir-Alai – to peak Ak-Suu (5355 m). This pyramid like peak has a snow cap, and a vertical wall (almost 2 km) on the Northern slope. The grandiose circus is surrounded by such peaks as two-headed Iskander and Admiralteez, Petrogradez and A.Block. Overnight in Ak-Suu tent camp.

Meals: B L D

Accomodation: Tents

Descent through juniper forest along Ak-Mechet river. We can observe the peak Iskander on the way. Then we trek along a picturesque green gorge till Uzgurush village. Overnight in a Kyrgyz family in Uzgurush village.

Meals: B L D

Accomodation: Kyrgyz family

Morning drive to Batken and then to Osh. After dinner transfer to Osh airport, fly at 20:50 (by Pegasus airline – ZM 196) to Manas airport, meet and transfer to Bishkek. Dinner and accommodation in a hotel (950 m. a.s.l.).

Meals: B L D

Accomodation: Hotel

Morning transfer from the hotel to the airport. Home flight.

Meals: B _ _

Accomodation: – – –

Additional payment:

Single supplement in hotels: 90 USD.

Single supplement in tents: 110 USD.

General information:

Equipment: You need the following for the trek: sleeping bag, good solid trekking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants, warm gloves and a hat, sunglasses, a torch (flashlight) with a spare pair of batteries, sunscreen, a water container 1-2 liter, a daypack of 40 liters.

A down jacket and walking sticks are recommended.

Attention! You will not need to set up any tents during this tour! Tents will be set up in advance and a cook will be waiting for your with a hot meal when you arrive!

Luggage allowance on trek: Your personal luggage during the whole trek is taken care by the animal drivers who accompany your group. Your luggage shouldn’t be more than 15 kg per person. For 1kg extra luggage you pay 10 USD per program (not per day!).

Tour prices
Private tour for one person
2180 USD
Group of 2 people
4360 USD
(2180 USD per one person)
Group of 3 people
6540 USD
(2180 USD per one person)
Group of 4 people
8720 USD
(2180 USD per one person)
If there are more than 4 participants in your group, please contact us for pricing this tour.
Include:
Accommodation in a hotel in Osh – 3 nights;
Accommodation in a Kyrgyz family in Uzgurush village – 2 night;
Accommodation in tent camps with full board (3 meals a day – hot breakfast and dinner, snack boxes for lunch), starting from “Ak-Tash” tent camp and to tent camp “Ak-Suu” – 9 nights. Attention! You do not have to set any tent yourself. There are tents ready and upon arrival you can rest immediately. You are welcomed by hot meals;
Full board during the whole tour;
Escorting guide during the whole tour;
Service of pack animals and a driver for transporting your luggage;
All transfers as per program;
Flight tickets Bishkek – Osh – Bishkek;
Ecological and entrance fees into the museums – as per program.
Does not include
Flight tickets
Visa support and consular fee (if required)
All additions and variations from the basic program;
Food and drinks besides the main menu;
Other personal expenses (overweight charges, room service, medical expenses/insurance, foto/video charges, etc)
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