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Tour: Reaching the heights of Alay valley

Category: Trekking
Duration:  7 days, 6 nights
Best Season: July - August
Difficulty: Moderate, passes at 4300 m
Requirements: Trekking shoes, 
waterproof & warm clothes, hat, sunscreen & sunglasses

Distance: About 100 km by trek  
Overnight stay: yurts, tents

 DESCRIPTION:    Trek in the most glorious and gorgeous region in Kyrgyzstan! See yaks, a hail storm, and scenic landscapes. Conquer the greatest peaks of Pamir Alay valley !

ITINERARY:  Osh city – Sarymogol village – Jitpick Pass, 4185 m – Kojokelen village – Sarybell Pass 3100 m – Koshmoinok valley – Sarymogol valley – Sarymogl pass 4300 m –  Sarymogol village - Osh city

 Day 1. Sarymogol village  -  Jiptick pass 4185 m – down to Jiptick summer camp, 6-7 hours

Departure from Sarymogol village. Drive in the direction of Jiptick pass, 20 minutes. Get out of the car and start your trek. Three hours of trekking takes you to the top of Jiptick pass, 4185 meter above sea level. Have lunch at the top while enjoying the beauty of two mountain ranges: Pamir and Alay. Walk down the pass and arrive at shepherd’s yurts, 3 hours.  Overnight and dinner at shepherd’s yurt.

 Day 2. Jiptick summer camp  – Kojokelen village -  Kosh-Moynok valley, 6-7 hours

Breakfast. Morning life keeps locals busy with milking cows and making creams. Start trekking down to Kojokelen village, 3 hours. Arrival and lunch in guesthouse. After lunch, trek across beautiful landscape and over the Sary-Bel pass at 3100 m. Walk down to Kosh Moynok valley. Overnight in tent.

 Day 3. Koshmoinok pass – northern Sary-Mogol valley, 6-7 hours

Long day of trekking.  Cross the Kosh Moynok pass at 3223m and go down to Kichik Alay valley, 3 hours. Picnic on the road. Then, trek to northern Sary Mogul valley. In the afternoon, you will reach the campsite near the shepherd’s yurt, 3 hours. Overnight in a tent.

 Day 4. Foot of Sary Mogul Pass, 5-6 hours

Trek up along the river. You will see many yaks and other animals such as sheep, goats and cows. Picnic on the road. In the afternoon, you will reach the camp under the Sary Mogul pass. Overnight in tent, at 3800m.

Day 5. Crossing the Sary Mogul pass at 4300m, 5-6 hours

In fact the distance is not long, but the pass takes time. The pass is located at 4320m. The view from the pass is very beautiful. You will see small lakes down the pass. In the afternoon, walk around the lake, and see the glaciers right next to your tents. Night in tent.

Day 7. Sary-Mogol village
Breakfast. Departure towards Sary-Mogol village. Arrival in Sarymogol around lunch time and leave for Osh city or stay in the village for a couple days by visiting the Lenin Peak base camp and exploring the snow caped mountains of Pamir.

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Included: private transport from/to Osh, guide + his food, luggage horse, gas with stove

Not included: your meals (b,l,d), tents, sleeping bags

Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch/Dinner
Beverages
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Entrance fees (i.e. parks, events)
Accommodation (homestay)
Accommodation (Hotel)
Transport: Horse/Camel
Maximum number of guests: 6
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