10-19 August: Asian Patagonia (Turkestan Range) - Kyrgyzstan

Itinerary: Kyrgyzstan - Batken valley

Dates: from 10 to 19 August 2017

Activity: Mountain trekking

 

In group: min 4 person

The Turkestan mountain range region is quite interesting and unusual. It reminds South American Patagonia: same wilderness, winds blowing through, mountain streams with pure water, alpine meadows, herds of yaks grazing peacefully, glaciers surrounded by 5000+ meter peaks and not a sign of civilization…

But still there is one significant advantage of the Asian mountains before the South American analog – stable and warm weather. The mountain trails going above the steeps, wild nature, panoramic views of the canyons crowned with snow-white peaks and treks to the foot of peak Piramidalnyi (5509 m) which is the highest point of the Turkestan Range, Peak Ak-Suu (5355m), Peak Slesova (4240m) – all these will leave an unforgettable impression!

 

Day 1. Arrival to the Osh. Transfer to hotel, accommodation. City tour in Osh.  The Osh oriental Bazaar has remained at its original location on the bank of Ak-Buura River in the center of the town over the centuries. A lot of different goods come to Osh Bazaar from all over Central Asia. One particularly interesting sight in Osh is Suleiman Too (holy mount)

Day 2. Transfer to the Isfana and onwards to Yzgurush 400 km.  Meeting with team. Overnight in tents at altitude 1389 m.

Day 3. Trek along Ak- Mechit river. 15-17 km. Stop for a rest at altitude  2900 m. Camping on forest meadow close to the Ak- Tubek pass near by the the river Ak-Suu.

Day 4. Excursion to the valley of glacier Ak-Suu (5355 m) and  climbing Panoramic  peak (2298 m) with fine vie to summits of: Iskander peak, Blok peak, Admiralteistvo peak others. Back to camp.

Day 5. Crossing under Ak- Tubek pass, crossing Ak-Tubek pass (4390m) Into to the Orto-Chashma valley, continuing our trek down by river and then crossing to Kara-Suu river. Camp by Kara – Suu river.

Distance: 25- 26 km. From the camp fine views by Piramidalnyi peak (5509m). 

Day 6. Walk through the canyons Kara-Suu With all its contrasts and Piramidalni Peak beyond. Back to camp.

Day 7. Crossing to Ak- Suu valley by Karavshin village. Continion our way by Djaynaya river  and then to the Tashkoroo  area into Djaynaya river  to the Tamingen pass 3800 m. Descent from the pass to the confluence of the Ming Teke River. Setting up the camp. Distance about 17-20 km.

Day 8. Trekking to the Kyrgadi pass(3400 m) then down by Djiptyk valley. Continion our way  crossing Karadavan pass (3814 m)  Down by Fatkyli gorge to Chechekti river. Distances  20 km. Camp.

Day 9. Descent to Varuh 15 km, then you will be met by a car. Transfer to Osh. Hotel accommodation

Day 10. Departure.

 

The price includes:

1. Meeting/seeing-off in the airport

2. Accommodation in hotels, according the program (twin accommodation).

3. Trekking tents for accommodation

4. Three meals a day during the program, including trekking days

5. Transport - according the program

6. Trekking guide and cook for trekking days

7. Entrance fee for all excursions according the program

8. Border permits

9. Horses or donkeys for luggage.

 

The price does NOT include:

1. International airfare to and from Osh

2. Equipment rental

3. Cost of visa and consular services (for Russian citizens there is no need for international passport / visa)

4. Personal expenses in hotels: bar, international calls, etc.

5. Single room addition

6. Insurance

7. Any changes in the program

Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch/Dinner
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Entrance fees (i.e. parks, events)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Accommodation (Hotel)
Transport: Bus/Minibus
Languages:
English
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Japanese
Korean
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Payment Method

For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.