Peak Jeti Oguz

Peak Jeti Oguz, Jeti Oguz valley, Terskey Alatoo range, Jeti Oguz district, Issyk Kul Oblast, Kyrgyzstan
Anina Eggenberger for Nomad's Land

Issyk Kul region β€’ Kyrgyzstan β€’ 3632 m

You might think that Jeti Oguz Peak is one of the highest peaks in the Teskei Alatoo, but it is actually one of the first you can see from the Issyk Kul lake side, just east of the Jeti Oguz Sanatorium. The peak resembles a pyramid, a beautiful triangle linking the forest to the snowy summits.

In winter, it stands lonely and can be ascended by ski touring from the yurt camps at Kok Jayik.

In summer, an old trail from the Yrdyk valley leads to Jeti Oguz on the northern side. Another trail goes over the Kumbel Pass at 3394 meters. These routes can be traversed on foot or on horseback. At the base of the peak, there is a mix of green pastures, fir-tree forests, and red canyons. Many nomads bring their cattle here and set up yurts or tents. If you're looking to ascend your first 3000-meter peak, Jeti Oguz is a great choice, even suitable for children.