Tesphi is the summer camp in Alay valley. Some shepherds from Gulcha village come and camp here in summer time. Nice place to do multi day treks around this area. You can go to Saryoi summer camp from this point. These shepherds work with CBT Alay group, so you can stay for several days in their yurts. The area can be reached from either Karabulak village or Saryoi summer camp. You walk about four hours to get to this point from Karabulak village. This village is just 75 km or 1 hours’ drive by car from Osh city on the way Sarytash.
Sarytash village is at the cross roads to China and Tajikistan. It has population about 200 households. It can be reached from Osh city or Irkeshtam border point to China or Bordobo check point to Tajikistan. There are several guesthouses to stay. There is only one petrol station. No good shops and cafes. It is the coldest area in winter around southern Kyrgzystan. It may even snow in summer time. So take your warm clothes whenever you go there.
The best yurt stay near Osh city
Stay in a yurt at Sary Oi summer camp near Osh city. It is just an hour drive and 20 minutes’ walk to get to the yurts. Sary Oi is the place where locals from neighborhood areas go in summer time. They come here to follow the old tradition of making national drink “kymyz” fermented horse's milk and pasture their livestock.
Why to go to Sary Oi summer camp?
Experience Kyrgyz nomadic life by staying close to the shepherds. See how national drink “kymyz” is made and why it is so popular. Help the locals to milk cows and mares. Make bread on a heated stove by fire. Feel the authentic culture and the hospitality of nomads.
This is the most scenic spot located between rugged Asan Korgon and Kumbell mountains. The views falling into the yurt are spectacular. The sound of flowing water and birdsong provides a serene environment for hiking along ancient nomadic trails.
Escape the heat of Fergana valley. Osh is it too hot in summer. Just pack your things and go to this Sary Oi yurt camp. Relax in solitude surrounded by the cool evergreen juniper forests of Sary Oi
What to do around Sary Oi summer camp?
Sary Oi has so many hiking trekking options. You can either stay near your yurt and walk around or do multi day treks taking to different villages. A day trek “Kumbell Mountains” can take you to Chyyirchyk pass wherefrom you can take a shared taxi to Osh city. Two days trek “Best Short Trek Outside Osh” city starts in Sary Oi summer camp and ends in Murdash valley with one overnight under crazy and picturesque Aktor pass. Also 3 days “Rolling Hills” and 5 days “Truly Nomadic Land” horseback tours pass by Sary Oi. Come and enjoy crazy mountain sceneries surrounding this summer camp.
How to get to Sary Oi summer camp?
Arrange your private transport with us. Or you can take shared taxi heading to Gulcha village. This road is a part of Pamir Highway staring from Osh city. Drive 70 km on and get off your car when it reaches the point called Ak Tam with some walnut trees on the right where you can also see CBT sign with directions. Get into this gorge and walk along the river on unpaved road all the way to yurts, 3hr.
Sarybell pass is located in Kichick Alay region. It can be reached from Kojokelen village. It is around 3100 meter above sea level. Just four trekking takes you the pass from Kojokelen village. After pass you descend to Koshmoinok valley. You can multi day treks around the this area.
The part of Pamir Highway starting from Osh city to Sarytash village gives the most spectacular view. Some Russian sources say that it is the most beautiful road in the world. Just come and enjoy the beauty while you are in Kyrgyzstan.
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.
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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.