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, rising up trays Korumdy 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 go a little hill to climb in the neighboring valley, a small path between the bushes and small meadows. Then the valley turns west and the High Pasture widens amid dozens of peaks. The pass at 4150 m. is deleted in the landscape and without difficulty down to the lake Kosh Koel, up camp. Overnight in tents.
Ride the day in the circus Damdjailoo that conceals several lakes above our camp, picnic at the edge of one of the great lakes. Return to the same camp. Overnight in tents.
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.
I have been to Kyrgyzstan several times, the most beautiful trips I have had the opportunity to do. Each time Nomad's Land has organized my stays and I would like to thank them here for their professionalism and dedication.
We booked a 8 day tour with Nomad's Land, with the main part of the trip a six-day trek in the mountains near Issyk-Kul lake. From the first contact with Nomad's Land they were really responsive, taking time to understand our needs and suggesting a trip that would work for us. As we were travelling quite early in the trekking season (mid-late May), the team made sure that our itinerary would be possible, making adjustments as required. Bakyt organised our trip and was really helpful all the way through the process. On arrival at the airport in Bishkek we were met by our guide Mikel and assistant guide Ivan, and were driven down to the lake by our excellent driver Shakir. The whole team were really welcoming. We spent the first night at Bel Tam Yurt camp which was lovely. Really relaxing and the food was amazing. The next day we started our trek which was incredible! We met our horseman, Ermek, and the two horses that carried all our equipment. This was really helpful so we didn't have too much to carry each day! On the first day the weather was lovely but the next morning we were greeted by a lot of snow! Because of this Mikel took the decision to change our route, which was definitely the right decision as going high in the snow might have been dangerous (and certainly very cold). The whole of the rest of the trip Mikel, Ivan and Ermek took the time to make sure what we were doing was the right thing for the weather conditions, and when we had to change plans they made sure we were consulted and agreed. The food Mikel prepared was really good, and the tents were comfortable, warm and waterproof. We had a great time in the mountains. After our trek ended we spent a day exploring the lake region, including visiting an eagle hunter and a yurt-making business, and on the final day we got to see a little of Bishkek. It was the perfect end to a great trip. Overall I would highly recommend Nomad's Land and the great service from all the team. Thank you!