Trekking across the Pamir-Alai valley
Hiking between glaciers and huge meadows, until the 7135m high Lenin peak.
A program for well walkers who want to hike up to 4300 m
A mix of glaciers, mountain's lakes, nomadic life, large steppes and high peaks.
Arrival at the airport Osh early in the morning. Meeting by our English speaking guide. Transfer to the guesthouse. Visit of several monuments of the capital of south Kyrgyzstan: Salomon sacred mountain wich is World heritage Site, supported by UNESCO, square of Alymbek Datka, and largest and most crowded outdoor market in all of Central Asia. Overnight in the guest house in Osh.
Drive to the high valley of Pamir-Alay, on the new road till the village of Sary-Mogol, then hike to the jailoo. Dinner and night under yurt.
Morning, walk into the gorge of Sary-Mogol valley, then the trail goes West and steep. Arriving at the first lake, installation of our camp and lunch. Afternoon, walk around lakes and glaciers. Dinner and night under tents at 4000m. altitude.
Today, down the valley to Sary Mogol jailoo the landscape is wild and imposing. Discover the nomadic life. Installation in a yurt camp. Overnight in yurt.
In the morning, rising up trays Korumdy then runs through the pastures to the Kara-Kabak valley. The panorama is very wide and offers incredible views of Lenin Peak. Overnight in tents.
In the morning, we go a little hill to climb in the neighboring valley, a small path between the bushes and small meadows. Then the valley turns west and the High Pasture widens amid dozens of peaks. The pass at 4150 m. is deleted in the landscape and without difficulty down to the lake Kosh Koel, up camp. Overnight in tents.
Ride the day in the circus Damdjailoo that conceals several lakes above our camp, picnic at the edge of one of the great lakes. Return to the same camp. Overnight in tents.
Long descent through pastures facing the Zalay chain culminated with the Lenin peak, and transfer to the base camp of peak Lenin. Overnight in tents.
On the same route than alpinists, the trail climbs to Col Puteshextvenikov (4100 m) in a lunar landscape and overlooking the Lenin peak and the great valley of Achyk-Tash. Afternoon, return by the same path. Night in the same camp as the day before in tents.
Road to Sary Tash and Osh (230 km away). Latest views of the Pamir Alai before descending into the gorges of the Kaldik and passing a small pass after Gulcho. Lunch in Osh. City tour. Dinner and overnight in homestay.
Very reliable and good organization! Have helped us all around to plan our road trip, big plus: very flexible people, adapt their trips to your personal requirements and works with local partners (cool if you want to learn the local culture and inhabitants). Also renting camping/trekking equipment and possible to stay the night/eat in their guesthouse (Bishkek). Highly recommend this for travelers! FYI: the guide Shamil is amazing and very funny (we did a Song Kol Horse trip with him)
Alex Johnson is a tour guide par excellence, especially for English-speaking visitors. He is very knowledable about Kyrgyzstan, considerate, flexible, and a born problem-solver. Combined with his detailed knowledge of off-the-beaten-path sights and wonders plus his many friendships with locals everywhere, a traveler cannot go wrong picking Alex as a companion. I know because we toured the mountains together for two weeks of glorious fun