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, climbing up Korumdy trays 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 climb a small slope in the neighbouring valley, a small path through bushes and small meadows. Then the valley turns to the west and the Alta Dehesa widens between dozens of peaks. The pass at 4150 m. is erased in the landscape and we easily descend to the lake Kosh Koel and climb up to the camp. Overnight in tents.
Pasar el día en el circo Damdjailoo que oculta varios lagos por encima de nuestro campamento, y hacer un picnic al borde de uno de los grandes lagos. Regreso al mismo campamento. Noche en tiendas de campaña.
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.
With the help of Nomad's Land we had one of the most unforgettable trips of our lives this winter. Starting in Bishkek we headed east towards Karakol where our adventure was set to start. We spent 10 days exploring the region surrounding Issyk Kul and Song-Kul, crossing valleys, streams and mountains on horseback with our wonderful guide Mikel. The experiences we had during our trip would not have been possible without the network and organization of Nomad's Land. Within a week of our trip ending we have already started to look at the other trips they have to offer and will definitely travel with them again in the future. While traveling in the winter is not always the easiest, the trip we had was certainly rewarding. If you are up for the challenge, Kyrgyzstan in the winter is a special experience that more people should consider!
We had a wonderful 15 days in Kyrgyzstan and wholeheartedly recommend Nomad's Land to anyone the country would tempt - and believe us it is worth it! The team is as competent as it is cheerful and dynamic, with a real desire for ecotourism (it's not just marketing at home and that's a pleasure) and exploring off-track trails. We were able to walk the Kyrgyz mountain trails alone in the world, at our (good) walking pace and having the impression of being Kyrgyz for a little while in our life. A huge thank you to all the team who greatly contributed to such a success of our trip, we hope to have the chance to come back to see you one day!
On your way
Osh, the second largest city of the Kyrgyz republic, is one of the oldest settlements of Central Asia. It is located in southwestern Kyrgyzstan near the Uzbekistan border in the eastern section of the Fergana Valley. This one of the Central Asia's most interesting cities because of its long history, dating back as least to the 5th century BC - its position as an important crossroads for Silk Road trade and its huge market. For centuries it was a major silk-production center, strategically situated on a trade route to India.
Sights are: the huge bazaar, Sulaimans Throne (a 200 m hill called Takht-i-Suleyman (Solomon's Throne), where the Prophet Muhammad is thought to have prayed and where Muslim pilgrims began visiting in the tenth century), Baburs House (at the top of Sulaimans Throne), several monuments (especially the one of Kurmanjan Datka – Kyrgyz feminine ruler and engaged warrior against the Russian invasion), the Russian-orthodox church, the biggest mosque of the country (situated right beside the bazaar) and the Rabat Abdul Khan Mosque (16 th century).
The population of Osh is mostly Uzbek. Osh has two universities, a sanatorium, and an airport. Economic activity has been aided by beneficial reforms and consists of the Jayma bazaar; silk trade; mining of zinc, lead, and coal; food processing; and the production of silk, cotton, and wool.
Lenin peak BC KG
Also know under the name of Achik Tash base camp situated at 3600 meters altitude in the middle of pasture. You can sleep in your own tent, or rent a tent, or sleep under yurt.
Tulpar-Kol lake KG
Lakes Tulpar Koel is a collection of several small lakes at the foot of Lenin Peak. Our eco-tourism partners set up their yurts during the summer and invite travelers to their home. This place offers several day trips on foot or on horseback. In winter, ski-touring expedition, horseriding and hiking are still possible to organize.
Sary-Mogol lakes KG
Campsite at the footsteeps of glaciers and pass Sary Mogol, (South side), where staying many lakes.
Sary-Mogol pass KG
Pass linking the valley of Sary-Mogol north to the valley of Sary-Mogol south.
What is included
All transportation in a private vehicle
All airport transfers
Accommodation as described in the program
Meals (3 per day)
Bottled water (when possible) & tea
English-speaking trekking guide
Pack horses with saddle bags & horsemen
Camping & cooking equipment (tents, mats, gas, stove, etc)
All the activities listed in the program
Entry fees at national parks and/or border zones listed in the program
Entry fees at museums and historical sites listed in the program
Domestic flights mentioned in the program
A contribution to our sustainable development projects
Organisation of the trip & local taxes
What is not included
International banking fees (PayPal, ...)
Travel & repatriation insurance
Visas / LOI (if applicable)
Alcoholic and soft drinks
Personal equipment (sleeping bag, headlight, personal medication, etc)
Additional costs due to unexpected personal events (health, loss of luggage, ...)
Tips for guide & driver (always optional, always appreciated)
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Through various ecotourism projects and initiatives, Nomad's Land aims to increase awareness of ecotourism and responsible travel, for a sustainable development of the tourism sector.
Trainings for tourist facilities of Zheti Oguz district 2023
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