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Friday, 22 January 2016 12:34

Osh

Tours near Osh city

Osh city is a gateway to Alay valley and Pamir Highway. Alay valley starts just 60 km outside Osh city and offers many trekking options. Let us look at what you can do around Osh city.

Long day treks from Osh city:

Best short trek around Osh: Duration: 2d/1n , Distance: 19 km Experience the heart of Kyrgyzstan’s nomadic culture on this rugged trek a few hours away from Osh city. It is a fabulous way to get into some wild mountains with magnificent scenery of Ak Tor Pass and valleys with lush green pastures to craggy mountains.Get the best local experience on this trek…. Fresh bread and cream (kaymak)… what a treat.

Rolling hills: Duration: 2d / 1n , Distance: 22 km 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

Heights of Alay valley: Duration: 4d / 3n, Distance: 48 km A moderate – difficult trek that takes you to Sary Mogul Pass at 4,303 meters on the first day with stunning views of alpine lakes, glaciers, the Pamir Mountains in the distance, and crazy moonscape landscapes. The next day of the trek is mostly downhill through a varied and green river valley, before descending into a Kyzylshoro village. The last day will surprise you with its diversity of rock formations and brightly colored mountain layers before descending into Kojokelen village.

Heights of Alay valley: Duration: Time: 6d / 5n , Distance: 87 km Explore cool tree-lined river gorges and relish the view of snowcaped Lenin Peak, the highest peak in the Pamir-Alai mountain range, 7134 meter above sea level. Experience the full diversity of the Alay region’s animal and plant life on this thrilling tour. It is possible to see wild goats and (if you are very lucky) Marco Polo sheep on the craggy mountain slopes. Herds of wild yaks can be found near the passes. There is a profusion of wildflowers carpeting the mountain valleys and wild cherry trees mixed with ever-present juniper to delight the senses. Stunning views of Pamir Alay mountain range opens up when you reach the Jiptick pass. Hope for good weather.

Jiptick pass: Duration: 3d / 2n , Distance: 36 km Experience the full diversity of the Alay valley’s animal and plant life on this thrilling tour. It is possible to see wild goats and (if you are very lucky) Marco Polo sheep on the craggy mountain slopes. Herds of wild yaks can be found near the passes. There is a profusion of wildflowers carpeting the mountain valleys and wild cherry trees mixed with ever-present juniper to delight the senses. Stunning views of Pamir Alay mountain range opens up when you reach the Jiptick pass. Hope for good weather.

Jiptick Pass to Lenin Peak glaciers: Duration: 5d / 4n (can be 4d, 3n) , Distance: 55 km Feel the exhilaration of reaching a high pass Jiptick at 4200 meter, and relish the view of snow caped Lenin Peak, the highest peak in the Pamir-Alai mountain range, 7134 meter above sea level. Enjoy the beauty of massive glaciers while walking up to the Traveler’s pass. Rest at the top of the pass to gaze at glaciers tumbling off the massive peak.

Horse riding tours near Osh city

Rolling hills: Duration: 3d / 2n, Distance: 32 km Camp with Kyrgyz families who spend their summers tending and protecting their herds of sheep. Follow ancient trails as you move from jailoo to jailoo. As you approach the summit of Kumbell Pass, the air becomes cold and fresh. At the top, you are rewarded with a breathtaking view of the sweeping expanse of the Alay valley.

Truly Nomadic Land: Duration: 5d / 4n , Distance: 72 km Experience the heart of Kyrgyzstan’s nomadic culture on this rugged trek, just an hour drive from Osh city. The feeling of adventure is mirrored by the impressive landscape and scattered nomad yurts in the mountains with only the grazing sheep to remind you that this is Earth.

A day with nomads: Time: 4 hours , Distance: 15 km in riding Discover the beauty of the Alay valley the way locals do on horseback. Visit Kyrgyz families who spend their summers tending to and protecting their herds of sheep and horses. Follow ancient trails as you move from jailoo to jailoo, while your surefooted horses find their way along wild river gorges. Summer is a time for fun. Join the cheers as the local people of Alay gather for popular horse riding games on Sundays. People come from miles around to show off their riding skills and to drink locally produced kymyz (fermented horses’ milk).

Day hikes around Osh city

Kumbell mountains: Time: 5 -6 hours, Distance: 16 km on trekking 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 ranges of the Alay mountains.

Kyrgyzata National Park: Time: 4-5 hours, Distance: 13 km on trekking Escape the summer heat of the Fergana 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 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

Day treks around Sarymogol village

Trekking to the glaciers of Lenin Peak: Duration: 5-6 hours trek, Distance: 19 km Explore the snowcapped Lenin Peak in Pamir mountain range by taking a day hike from your yurt camp to the Traveler’s pass at 4130 meters. Enjoy the beauty of massive glaciers while walking up to the pass. Rest at the top of the Traveler’s pass to gaze at glaciers tumbling off the massive peak.

Koshkol lakes: Duration: 7-8 hours trek, Distance: 22 km A moderately-difficult day trek that takes you to a series of turquoise alpine lakes, glaciers, gorges and the highest point of 4,195 meters. Along the way you’ll pass a yak-filled jailoo (high pasture), and enjoy views of Peak Lenin and the Pamir Mountains in the distance.

Beshkol lake: Time: 7-8 hours trek, Distance: 18 km A moderate-difficult trek that takes you to Sary Mogul Pass at 4,303 meters on the first day with stunning views of alpine lakes, glaciers, the Pamir Mountains in the distance, and crazy moonscape landscapes.

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