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The trekking program is created for those, who want to see the amazing nature of Kyrgyzstan. It goes in the Pamir mountain system through various landscapes. We trek along the gorges of Turkestan mountain range and to the heart of Pamir-Alai mountain system.
Turkestan mountain range region reminds South American Patagonia. The mountain trails going above the steeps, wild nature, panoramic views of the canyons crowned by snow-white peaks and treks to the foot peak Ak-Suu (5355 m) – this Peak will leave an unforgettable impression on everybody!!!
The second part of the trekking program goes to the foot peak Lenin. Situated in the Pamirs on the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tadjikistan, close to the borders with China and Afghanistan, Lenin Peak is one of only five 7000 meter peaks in the former USSR. At 7134 meters it is the third highest, the others being Peak Communism (7495 m) and Korzhenevsky (7105 m), both in the Pamirs, and Peak Pobeda (7,439 m) and Khan Tengri (7010 m) in the Tien Shan. To climb all five admits you to the elite group of Russian climbers known as Snow Leopards. Lenin Peak is considered the most accessible 7000-meter mountain. There is a high way going almost to the foot of the peak. Also Lenin Peak by the normal Razdelny route is practically no technical climbing involved.
If you book the trekking tour “Pamir Adventures” you can use the services of our fixed tent camps all along the route. It allows you the following advantages:
- Your trek is much more pleasant and easier than ever before. As you don’t have to carry your tent equipment and food, etc.
- You pay less for the tour. As you don’t need to hire cooks, pack animals and driver. Moreover, the less people, the more bright memories and emotions!
- Your trip is safer. You will be given a detailed map of the trekking route. There is communication means in every tent camp.
- Your trip is educative. You learn new dishes, as we cook various dishes in every tent camp.
Itinerary: Osh city – Batken town – Uzgurush village – Buldzhuma pass – Dzhalgychy pass – Ortochashma gorge – Ak-Suu gorge – Uzgurush village – Batken town – Osh city - Base Camp “Achik Tash” – Camp1 - “Achik Tash” Base Camp – Osh city.
Duration: 14 days.
Day 1: Arrival to Osh – transfer to Uzgurush village. Drive: 360 km. / 7-8 hours / + 500 m. Arrival in international airport “Osh”, meeting in airport and transfer to Osh, check in the hotel, rest. After late breakfast transfer to Batken town and then to trek start point in Uzgurush village. Accommodation in a local Kyrgyz family house. Trekking preparation. Dinner and overnight in guest house (1450 m.).
Day 2: Uzgurush village – Ak-Tash tent camp. Trek: 15 km. / 7-8 hrs. / +1440 m. The first trekking day starts from the views of wild pistachio tree and walnut orchards. Wild trail stretches along Buldzhuma river and goes up to the pass with the same name – Buldzhuma (2894 m). From the pass you can enjoy the wonderful view of the nearest gorges and the Western face of Uponym pass. After we enjoyed the views, we start trek to the valley of Ak-Tash river. There is the tent Camp Ak-Tash hidden among the bushes on a green meadow. Dinner and overnight in tents of Ak-Tash Camp (2800 m).
Day 3: Ak-Tash tent Camp – Dzhalgychy tent Camp. Trek: 11 km. / 4-6 hours / + 970 m. / - 670 m. We traverse along Ak-Tash river on scree up to Dzhalgychy pass (3774 m). From the top of the pass we enjoy the panoramic view of Turkestan mountain range, western face peak Piramidalnyi (5509 m) and Turo pass (4525 m.). Descend along a trail down along Dzhalgychy gorge to confluence with nameless gorge (next from the south-west). Dinner and overnight in tents of Dzhalgychy Camp (3100 m).
Day 4: Dzhalgychy tent Camp – Orto Chashma tent Camp. Trek: 7 km. / 3-4 hours / + 500 m./ - 700 m. Today we begin trekking up along grass slope of range between Dzhalgychy and Kashka-Suu gorges. From the upper point we enjoy the panoramic view of Orto Chashma gorge and Turo pass (4525 m.) and the Western face of the peak Piramidalnyi. Descent to Kashka-Suu gorge and along river trekking till confluence with Orto Chashma gorge.
Dinner and overnight in tents of Orto Chashma Camp (2800 m.).
Day 5: Orto-Chashma tent camp - Ak-Tubek tent camp. Trek: 7 km. / 3 - 4 hours / + 560 m. Moderate ascent along Orto Chashma river till confluence with Ak-Tubek gorge. Then we crossing by bridges two rivers and continue trekking along Ak-Tubek river, traverse up to foot of Ak Tubek pass. Our camp is locate near white rock. Dinner and overnight in tents of Ak-Tubek Camp (3300 m.).
Day 6: Ak-Tubek tent camp - Ak-Suu tent camp. Trek: 11 km. / 5 - 6 hours / +1000 m / -1400 m. The hard ascent to Ak Tubek pass (4390 m.) is rewarded by a majestic panoramic view over Iskander peak region and Orto Chashma river valley. We descent to the west to our camp is situated in the beginning of green zone at Ak-Suu river. On the way you can see alpinist walls of Iskander (5120 m), Petrogradez (5165 m), Admiralteez (5090 m), Aksu (5355 m), A.Block (5229 m), Aktubek (5125 m) peaks.
Dinner and overnight in tents of Ak-Suu base camp (2800 m.).
Day 7: Radial hike to the foot of Ak-Suu peak. Trek: 14 km. / 5-6 hours / + 600 m. / - 600 m. The trail goes through juniper forest up a steep moraine to a glacier, to the very heart of Pamir-Alai – to peak Ak-Suu (5355 m). This pyramid like peak has a snow cap, and a vertical wall (almost 2 km) on the Northern slope. The grandiose circus is surrounded by such peaks as two-headed Iskander and Admiralteez, Petrogradez and A.Block. Dinner and overnight in tents of Ak-Suu base camp (2800 m.).
Day 8: Ak-Suu tent Camp – Uzgurush village. Trek: 16 km. / 5-6 hours / -1350 m. Descent through juniper forest along Ak-Mechet river. We can observe the peak Iskander from the North on the way. Then we have trek along a picturesque green gorge till Uzgurush village. Overnight in a Kyrgyz family in Uzgurush village (1450 m.).
Day 9: Uzgurush village – Batken town – Osh. Drive: 360 km. / 7-8 hours. / - 500 m. Morning drive to Batken. A walk in Batken town center, visiting “Manas Ordo” complex. Afternoon drive to Osh. Dinner and accommodation in a hotel.
Day 10: Osh city – Base Camp “Achik Tash”. Drive: 280 km. / 6 hours / +2600 m. Morning sightseeing in Osh, visit Sulaiman Mount, one of the main shrines of the Islamic world in Central Asia. On the mount first you visit historical museum, located right in the main cave. After excursion in the museum you follow the way of all pilgrims up to the top of the hill where you watch a little mosque of Babur, The Great Mogols Dynasty founder, and take a bird eye’s view of the city. Afternoon transfer to the Base Camp “Achik Tash”, situated at the foot of Lenin peak (7134 m). The “Achik-Tash” BC is placed at 3600 m asl by the mountain stream at a picturesque glade providing excellent views of the Lenin Peak massif, its northern slopes. A lot of moraine lakes are scattered around. Accommodation in the tents “Achik-Tash” BC (3600 m.).
Day 11: Base Camp “Achik Tash” – Camp 1. Trek: 12 km. / 5-6 hours / +800 m. Ascend to Camp 1 over Puteshestvennikov pass. From BC we head over the Puteshestvinnikov Pass (4200 m). The ascent usually takes 1-1.5 hours by a good path. From the pass you’ll see excellent views of Lenin peak and Lenin glacier. Sometimes there is snow on the pass. Then we descend to the left moraine of the Lenin glacier. Further we should cross the river carefully. The best time for crossing is early morning, as the river rises rapidly throughout at this time. Across the left moraine of glacier of Lenin glacier we hike to camp 1. Accommodation in tents of “Camp 1” (4400 m.).
Day 12: Camp 1 – “Achik Tash” Base camp. Trek: 12 km. / 3-4 hours / - 800 m. Descend to the Base Camp. Today you’ll repeat way of day before in back direction. Accommodation in the tents “Achik-Tash” BC (3600 m.).
Day 13: “Achik Tash” Base Camp – Osh city. Drive: 280 km. / 5-6 hours / - 2800 m. Transfer to Osh city over Taldyk pass. En Route we may stop in Sary Mogol village, visit Pamir-Alai families who demonstrate us their traditions and rituals (extra cost). Dinner and accommodation in a hotel.
Day 14: Departure home. Transfer to the airport to catch your flight back home.
- Price valid for 2017: 1790 USD per person.
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