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.
Gulcha village is the center of Alay region. The number of population reaches 10000 people. There are several guesthouses. It is surrounded by mountains. You can do short day trips around these mountains. It is just twenty minutes’ drive by car to reach the shepherd’s yurts. There are many shops and ATMs.
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.
In fact, Beshkonush is a gorge at the entrance to Alay valley. It is just 60 km from Osh city to the direction of Sarytash village. You will see a lot of yurts when you go deep into the gorge. Locals frequently arrange horse games in this gorge during summer time. It is the right gorge for those who are eager to do short day trips from Osh city. Just take shared taxi heading on to Gulcha village from Osh city and be dropped off from the car when you see the arch "Alay region" under Chyyrchyck pass. Tunr right and enter the gorge.
Beshkol lake is right at the southern top of Sarymogol pass, 4300 m above sea level. Nice place for tough trekkers. You can get nice view of Pamir and Alay mountains from the lake. It can be reached by either from Sarymogol village in southern part or from Kojokelen village in northern part. You should go to Sarymogol village and drive one hour to get to the starting point of the trekking. Then 3 hours trek takes to the lake Beshkol. Camp on the shore of the lake. Enjoy the beauty of the pass and lake. Next day come back with the same way you went or continue to corss the pass and down to northen valley. Two days walking after pass take you to Kojokelen village.