Best Season: May - September
Difficulty:Moderate, passes at 3300 meter
Requirements: Trekking shoes,
waterproof clothes, hat, sunscreen & sunglasses.
Distance: 15 km in trek
DESCRIPTION: Observe wildlife in a protected natural park. Escape the summer heat of the Ferghana Valley. Relax in solitude surrounded by the cool juniper forests of the Kyrgyz Ata National Reserve. The sound of flowing water and birdsong provides a serene environment for hiking along ancient nomadic trails. Keen eyes may spot furry marmots, soaring eagles and other birdlife. Walk in the cool dawn around the summer camps of local Kyrgyz herdsmen busy with milking cows and mares. Spend one (or more) evenings under the wide starry sky and sleep soundly after hours of fun in the fresh mountain air.
ITINERARY: Osh city – Nookat village – Kyrgyzata (national park) - Karagoi summer camp – Nookat village – Osh city.
Drive to Kyrgyzata national reserve by car, 2 hours or 75 km. Walk up to the summit of the mountain (3300 m) and down to the shepherd’s yurts (4 hours).
Best Season:April - October
Difficulty:Moderate, passes at 3 154 m
Requirements: Trekking shoes,
waterproof clothes, hat, sunscreen & sunglasses
Distance:16 km in trekking
DESCRIPTION: Visit a Kyrgyz summer camp (jailoo) to experience traditional nomadic life. Join in as
your Kyrgyz host milks the mares for the essential ingredient of Kyrgyz’s national
beverage, kymyz. Taste national dishes in an authentic yurt. Spend a day walking or riding
among the fragrant juniper forests, valued for their medicinal benefits. Relax near the cool springs and streams. Join the shepherds herding their flocks. Conquer the high rocky slopes of the Alay mountains.
ITINERARY: Osh city –Chyyrchyck Pass 2400 m – Kumbell Pass 3154 m - Saryoi summer camp – Osh city
Departure from Osh city. One hour drive on Pamir Highway takes you to the Chyyirchyck Pass. Start trekking. Trek three hours to get to the Kum Bell pass 3154 meter. See shepherds busy with making bread and milking mares on the way. Have lunch at the top of the pass. Enjoy the stunning beauty of great Alay valley. Descend through the pass amongst evergreens. Arrive at locals’ camp and have a hot tea in a yurt. Meet your driver and go back to Osh city, 2 hours.
Above sea level: 1000 - 2820 meter,
Best Season: April-October,
Requirements: trekking shoes, waterproof & warm clothes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses.
Distance: about 15 km
Description: Niceand colored hay fields. Breathe the fresh air coming from the fragrance of evergreen trees and shrubs. Have the best tea made of the press water of cold springs. The tranquility you are seeking in the city will only be reached in this area. Get rid of the hot and dry climate of Fergana valley for a moment. Enjoy the scenery of neighboring mountains and the local life of shepherd’s on top of the pass. Local people of the village come with their livestock to spend summer in these mountain slopes. They set up yurts and stay whole three months in a yurt.
Itinerary: Osh city –Bulolu village – Karashagyl gorge - pass 2820 m - Osh city
Depart early from Osh city. Drive on Pamir Highway about one and half hour and turn left to enter Bulolu village. Just twenty minutes’ drive on unpaved road with scenic rocky slopes brings you to the starting point of the hiking. Hike in a beautiful gorge covered up with evergreen trees. Two hours walking on a trail gets you to the pass. A nice valley of mountains opens up on the pass. Break for lunch. Follow the trail to go back to the main road from the next side of the mountain. Meet you driver to get to Osh city.