Murdash village is 100 km from Osh city. It is in Alay valley, just 15 km from Gulcha to the south east. Murdash village offers amazing trekking opportunites. You can go to Kojokelen village in three days from this village. The trekking route from Murdash to Sary summer camp is two days walk with amazing passes, rivers and juniper forests. Just going to Murdash in itself is interesting.
Latitude 40° 9'20.65"N
The village is located on the way to Sarytash village. It is 115 km from Osh city. You have to pass by this village before you enter spectacular Murdash viilage. This village hase been explored yet for its trekking possibilites, but it has someting to explore for sure. So be the first to go and stay there.
Kungelek village is in Alay valley. It is 125 km from Osh city on the way to Sarytash. The village is right at the entrance to the nice gorge. You can walk into this gorge and reach the yurt of shepherds in four hours. Right at the end the gorge there is a trail that goes up to the top of the mountains where you will have very nice view of Alay valley.
Koshmoinok valley is in Kichik Alay region. It is between two passes Sarybell and Koshmoink. This valley offers nice route to do trekking around. There are many shepherds who come and camp here for three monthes. Right to the south of the valley there is a gorge which takes to the glaciers.
Kojokelen is in Kichik Alay region, 95 km from Osh city. There are about 100 households live in the village. Several people offer guesthouses. It is located in a big gorge covered with juinper trees on its both slopes. There is a river flowing towards the north. It is very famous river with its trout.
Josholu village is in Alay region. It is the next village after Gulcha and 120 km from Osh city. The village is landlocked in a long gorge. The end point of the gorge is very beautifull. You can do here muity day trekks and the yurts of shepherds are also just few hours far from the village. There are several guesthouses. You can also hirse a horse if you ilke to visit some summer camps.
Jiptick summer camp is in three hours walking distance from Kojokelen village. The unpaved raod goes alng the river up to the summer camp. You can see some locals mowing a grass and preparing it for winter fodder. There are several shepherds at the end of the gorge. They offer accomodaion and meals in a yurt. Some toursits use their srvices before the head up to Jiptick pass.
Jiptick pass is at 4185 meter above sea level and located between Sarymogol and Kojokelen villages. It can be reached from both direction, but the one from Sarymogol village is easier and shorter. There is the old unpaved road used to be transportation road in Soviet period. Some parts of the road have been totally destroyed.
Jashtileck is the small village located in Chong Alay region. It is 5 hours’ drive by taxi to get there from Osh city. The village is in a big gorge with the river running in the middile. Almost all the guesthouses are right at the entrance to the gorge and located along the river. Locals here grow the potatoes well known in Osh region. You can fish troutes in the river. The yurts of shepherds are located just 13 km from the village. From theses yurts, you can go further and do multi day treks.
Longitude 72° 2'45.25"E
Chyyrchyck summer camp is at 2400 meters above sea level. It is the first pass on Pamir Highway to Tajikistan. About one hundred shepherds come from all over the region and camp here with their livestock. According to some locals, they consider this place as the largest summer camp in south Kyrgyzstan. Most people come here and do business with selling and buying horse’s milk, fermented mare’s milk, slightly alcoholic. Most of the tours of Visit Alay start right from this pass. It is strongly recommended to come here for those who are seeking to experience Kyrgyz traditional nomadic life and to do short day treks. You can find here CBT yurts hosting tourists.