Journey to Aksu and Sabakh peaks

 

Tour destinations: Kyrgyzstan, Pamir-Alay area. View the map »»
Itinerary duration: 12 days / 11 nights.
Active part duration: 8 days / 7 nights.
Best season: June-August.
Tour itinerary: Osh - Uzgarysh settlement - the foot of Aksu peak - Uzgarysh settlement- Osh.

The mountain trip to Sabakh peak (5283m) and Aksu peak (5365m) is often called trekking in ‘Asian Patagonia’. Infinite number of unique treks, including the pioneering ones, and genuine wilderness of the region attract numerous mountaineers, rock climbers and trekkers.
The Pamir-Alay region possesses an amazing nature. Bright valleys and mountain foothills give place to rigorous colours of rocks, snow and glaciers. The mountainscape is characterized by high ragged peaks. Crystal-clear air is saturated with fragrance of thick juniper forests. Boisterous capricious rivers enliven the surrounding majestic beauty.
Fascinating landscapes, resembling those of South America Patagonia, fill the travelers with a powerful supply of emotions, whereas hospitable dwellers of Uzgarysh settlement are always ready to welcome the guests from all over the world, and treat them to the national Kyrgyz dishes and numerous local legends.

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Itinerary
Day 1. Arrival to Osh. Meet and greet in the airport. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation.
Day 2. Transfer to Uzgarysh village (1800m; 290km; approx. 7hrs). Accommodation in the guest house.
Day 3. Trekking from the Laily-Mazar river valley to its confluence with the Uryam river. Camp 1 (2100m; 10km; 6-8hrs).
Day 4. Passage from the confluence of the Laily-Mazar and Uryam rivers to the confluence of the Laily-Mazar and Sabakh rivers - the upper reaches of the Sabakh river. Camp 2 (3000m; 8km; 7-9hrs).
Day 5. Radial trek to Sabakh peak (5300m) (3600m; 8km; 3-5hrs).
Day 6. Passage through Udobniy pass (4140m) to the Uryam river valley. Camp 3 (3000m; 7km; 7-9hrs).
Day 7. Trekking rest day and radial trek to the upper reaches of the Uryam river (up to 3400m; 4-7km; 3-5hrs).
Day 8. Passage across Uryam Pass (3760m) to the Ak-Mechet river valley, to the confluence of two rivers - the Ak-Suu and the Kara-Suu. Camp 4 (2860m; 8km; 6-8hrs).
Day 9. Trekking rest day and radial trekking to the foot of Aksu peak (5355m) (3500m; 8km; 4-5hrs).
Day 10. Descent to the Ak-Mechet river and further to Uzgarysh village (1800m; 14km; 6-8hrs). Accommodation in the guest house.
Day 11. Transfer from Uzgarysh village to Osh. Accommodation in hotel. Overnight in Osh.
Day 12. Transfer to airport. Flight back home.

  • ECONOMY OPTION

  • BUSINESS OPTION

 

Cost of the tour in USD/person:
The cost of the tour for 1 person 1245 USD/person
*Group: from 8 persons.
*Please contact our operators for all individual requests: adventure@centralasia-travel.com
The cost tour includes: The cost tour doesn’t include:
Meeting and seeing off in airport;
All transfers according program;
Hotel accommodation 3* in Osh in twins / double rooms, with breakfast;
Service during trekking part:
  - Products for full board during trekking part;
  - Accommodation in double tents;
  - Mountain guide service;
  - Horse packing services for community cargo;
  - Bivouac equipment (dining-tent, tables, chairs, kitchenware, dining sets, toilet-tent, gas stoves etc.);
First aid kit;
Preparation of necessary documents:
  - Permit for staying at territory of National Park;
  - Рermit to zone of border control;
  - Ecological fees.
International air flights;
Individual equipment (shoes, clothes, individual kitchenware, sleeping bag);
Horse packing services for individual cargo;
Team and cook services;
Medical insurance;
Alcohol drinks.

Itinerary brief description

This trekking is rather easy and is suitable for anyone with good physical condition. Tourist above 16 and under 65 years of age can join this tour provided they have no serious health problems and their doctor does not object to participation in such kind of tourist activities. Children younger 14 can also join this trekking tour provided they are accompanied by their parents.

Trekking on foot covers from 6km to 12km a day with altitude difference up to 1000m. The route runs at the maximum altitude of 4140m above sea level. Each participant carries his own rucksack with personal belongings, supply of drinking water and first-aid kit. The rest of the gear (the weight of the gear should not exceed 15kg per person), as well as group camping equipment and supply of provisions is transported by pack-horses. Typically the region enjoys rather stable weather: it’s warm and sunny, though some rain is possible, which relieves the monotony of the trip. The daytime temperatures range between +15° to +30°С, whereas at night the temperature can drop as low as +8 or +10°С.

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Equipment on route

- Tents are used for accommodation of two persons. The tents are wind-resisting and water-proof and are suitable for any weather conditions. For your comfort the tents are equipped with care mat.
- On route we provide kitchenware. Personal crockery (bowls, mugs, spoons) should be brought your own.
- To cook dishes during the trek we provide gas burner with gas cylinders or a supply of firewood.

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List of personal gear:

rucksack
sleeping bag
trekking sticks
trekking boots with proper protectors
track shoes or trainers
warm and windproof clothes
a rain cloak
stock of clothes
headwear (a warm hat and a cap to protect from sun)
sunglasses
sun protection cream
personal first aid kit
personal crockery (bowls, mugs, spoons)
electric flashlight with spare supply of batteries
other personal belongings you may find necessary during the trekking trip

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Service staff

Throughout the trekking travel you will be escorted by high altitude guide, who is the tour manager and our authorized representative. He is responsible for the safety and security of the group as well as decision making, including any changes in the route due to unforeseen circumstances that could threaten the health and well-being of the participants.

You will carry personal belongings yourself, set up and take off the tents, cook a meal, "set the table", wash dishes, kindle a bonfire, etc.
If someone does not want to carry his own backpack, during the pre-order correspondence he can order services of his personal horse shipping for an extra payment.

The team also includes a horse handler who is responsible for proper packing of the community cargo on horses and porterage.

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Meals

In contrast to the "Business Package" you'll cook by yourself, but under the leadership of a guide. Of course, all of the products on the route, as well as kitchenware (which you will wash yourself), we will issue you.

We would like to note that in the cities are provided only breakfast at the hotel. The lunches, dinners and any additional frills as a kebab or alcoholic drinks these costs are already on your personal desires and capabilities.

Starting point

Tourists should arrive to Osh - the starting point of the tour on the date the tour begins. All expenses connected with early arrival or late departure on completion of the tour should be covered by tourists themselves. In this case our company can arrange transfers to and from the airport as well as book the hotel.

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Cost of the tour in USD/person:
The cost of the tour for 1 person 1535 USD/person
*Group: from 8 persons.
*Please contact our operators for all individual requests: adventure@centralasia-travel.com
The cost tour includes: The cost tour doesn’t include:
Meeting and seeing off in airport;
All transfers on comfortable air-conditioned transport according program;
Hotel accommodation 3* in Osh in twins / double rooms, with breakfast;
Service during trekking part:
  - Full board (three hot meals a day);
  - Accommodation in double tents;
  - Mountain guide, cook, service staff;
  - Team and horse packing services;
  - Individual equipment (camping mat, kitchenware);
  - Bivouac equipment (dining-tent, tables, chairs, kitchenware, dining sets, toilet-tent, gas stoves etc.);
First aid kit;
Preparation of necessary documents:
  - Permit for staying at territory of National Park;
  - Рermit to zone of border control;
  - Ecological fees.
International air flights;
Individual equipment (shoes, clothes, sleeping bag);
Medical insurance;
Alcohol drinks.

Itinerary brief description

This trekking is rather easy and is suitable for anyone with good physical condition. Tourist above 16 and under 65 years of age can join this tour provided they have no serious health problems and their doctor does not object to participation in such kind of tourist activities. Children younger 14 can also join this trekking tour provided they are accompanied by their parents.

Trekking on foot covers from 6km to 12km a day with altitude difference up to 1000m. The route runs at the maximum altitude of 4140m above sea level. Each participant carries his own rucksack with personal belongings, supply of drinking water and first-aid kit. The rest of the gear (the weight of the gear should not exceed 15kg per person), as well as group camping equipment and supply of provisions is transported by pack-horses. Typically the region enjoys rather stable weather: it’s warm and sunny, though some rain is possible, which relieves the monotony of the trip. The daytime temperatures range between +15° to +30°С, whereas at night the temperature can drop as low as +8 or +10°С.

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Equipment on route

- Tents are used for accommodation of two persons. The tents are wind-resisting and water-proof and are suitable for any weather conditions. For your comfort the tents are equipped with firm air-beds as well as comfortable sleeping bags with individual lining.
- Tent camp also has a big hangar-like mess tent with tables and camp chairs.
- Throughout the trek we provide quality tableware.
- To cook dishes during the trek we provide gas burner with gas cylinders or a supply of firewood.
- The tent camp is equipped with portable WC.

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List of personal gear:

rucksack
sleeping bag
trekking sticks
trekking boots with proper protectors
track shoes or trainers
warm and windproof clothes
a rain cloak
stock of clothes
headwear (a warm hat and a cap to protect from sun)
sunglasses
sun protection cream
personal first aid kit
personal crockery (bowls, mugs, spoons)
electric flashlight with spare supply of batteries
other personal belongings you may find necessary during the trekking trip

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Service staff

Throughout the trekking travel you will be escorted by high altitude guide, who is the tour manager and our authorized representative. He is responsible for the safety and security of the group as well as decision making, including any changes in the route due to unforeseen circumstances that could threaten the health and well-being of the participants.

The tour is serviced by a team whose responsibility is to pitch and take down tents, lay the table for meals, wash up, pack the loads on horses, make fire and the like.

The team also includes a dedicated professional cook and a horse handler who is responsible for proper packing of the loads on horses and porterage.

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Meals

Throughout the trek programme you will be served hot meals three times a day. (Please note that in cities we provide only breakfast, whereas lunch and dinner, or any additional food extravagance and alcoholic beverages can be arranged extra.) Below you can find the menu of one of the trekking days:

Breakfast:
First dish: cereal porridge (semolina, oats, rice).
Second dish: cooked eggs with sausages, omelette, pancakes, thick pancakes, toasted bread, cottage cheese pancake, etc.
Buffet table: cheese, sausage, assorted bread, butter, ketchup, marmalade, chocolate paste, sweets, cookies, wafers, dried cream, honey, sugar, halavah.
Drinks: selection of hot drinks, such as tea (black and green), coffee, cocoa.

Lunch:
Buffet lunch: assorted bread, fresh salads, canned fish, cheese, sheep cheese, assorted meat appetizers, tea (black and green) sweets, cookies, wafers, fruits (apples, pears), dried fruits (apricot, raisin, figs, etc.), assorted nuts.
*In case of camp lunch first course is added.

Dinner:
First course - soup (European or local cuisine).
Second course - various dishes of European cuisine with assorted garnish, as well as a choice of local dishes.
Buffet table: assorted bread, cheese, sausage, ketchup, spices (mustard, various dressings), sweets, cookies, wafers, sugar.
Drinks: selection of hot drinks, such as tea (black and green), coffee, cocoa, thin jelly.
Dessert: watermelon, melon, fruits.

Starting point

Tourists should arrive to Osh - the starting point of the tour on the date the tour begins. All expenses connected with early arrival or late departure on completion of the tour should be covered by tourists themselves. In this case our company can arrange transfers to and from the airport as well as book the hotel.

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Detailed tour itinerary

Day 1. Arrival to Osh. Meet and greet at the airport. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation.

Osh is a hospitable Kyrgyz southern capital known for its melons and watermelons, high midday temperatures and velvety starry nights. The city is one of the ancient suburban centres of Kyrgyzstan and the whole Central Asia. Archeological findings testify to the fact that the city has existed for 3000 years. In the 10th century Osh was the third biggest city in the Ferghana valley at the intersection of caravan trails from India and China to Europe - the Great Silk Road.

Day 2. Transfer to Uzgarysh village (1800m). Distance: 290km, approx. 7hrs. Accommodation in the guest house.
Uzgarysh is a typical Kyrgyz mountain village with established centuries-old lifestyle. The country folk are amicable and hospitable. The majority of the local villagers are engaged in animal husbandry, tobacco cultivation and flour milling at small watermills. Gardening, too, is a great help for the locals. Apricot is the most common fruit-tree. The fruit is extremely sweet but not big enough to satisfy you appetite after first bite. It’s amazing, but due to unique climatic conditions, you can taste the ripe apricot right from the fruit-tree even in mid-August. In addition to being eaten fresh it is often dried up for wintertime. Dried apricot, called kuraga, is really finger-licking good.

Now we drive into the village and stay over in the guesthouse or tent camp. From the village we’ll continue our journey accompanied by horse drivers and their graceful quiet horses which can help us carry the loads throughout the whole journey.

Day 3. Trekking from the Laily-Mazar river valley to its confluence with the Uryam river. Camp 1 (2100m). Distance: 10km, 6-8hrs. Altitude difference: +300m.
The morning sun hasn’t yet beamed down on the valley gardens but in the camp the life is already in full swing. The substantial breakfast leaves no chance for loosing weight.

After short preparations we set up for our first day of trekking. Soon enough the vain thoughts start to flash across your mind that you should have been training for the trek instead of wasting time. But the farther you go this is interrupted by more cheerful thoughts, like “ My goodness! Can it be real? Isn’t it a dream? How beautiful it is here!”.

Now, approaching Laily-Mazar canyon and becoming more and more enchanted by the surrounding landscapes we reach the right tributary of the river. They say, in the upper reaches of the river every spring there blooms up a virtually extinct flowerAigul” which according to a popular legend can be found only here and in one or two canyons in Batkent region. The symbolic image of this flower can be traced in many Kyrgyz ornaments. So if you happen to encounter this peculiar “distinctive feature” of Kyrgyztan, you will easily recognize it.

Step by step, marching along the mountain path, we reach the locality intended for the camp. The camp site is chosen in a really picturesque setting, next to a mountain stream whose murmur will serve you a sweet lullaby.

Day 4. Passage from the confluence of the Laily-Mazar and Uryam rivers to the confluence of the Laily-Mazar and Sabakh rivers - the upper reaches of the Sabakh river. Camp 2 (3000m). Distance: 8km, 7-9hrs. Altitude difference: +900m.
A new day starts and everyone is concerned about the weather we are going to feature today. There are always natural ‘forecasts’ all around, and you are just to observe the surroundings. Today eagles are hovering high in the sky, loud shrills of grey partridge are heard from the high grass. These are the indications of a warm sunny day.

Grey partridge is a common game bird of the area. It likes to hide in high grass and only when being startled the whole flock suddenly take flight just from under the feet. This is accompanied by a loud shrill series of the frightened birds.

A short detour to the bridge and we again walk up the picturesque Laily-Mazar valley. This is not a leisurely journey as we are to reach the river confluence before lunch and then to ascend along the Sabakh river canyon. The river valley is dotted with birch trees lining the river banks, juniper thickets scattered all around, and even mountain ashes that spread out on the canyon slopes. Here and there rocks bear the tracks of ancient glacier activity.

We reach the foot of the lower moraine where we pitch a camp on a cozy glade. The nature itself seems to have created this ideal site for the camp: the imposing rocks covered with juniper trees of peculiar forms guard the tents of the travelers. After a long and a bit tiresome trekking we can now relax, delight in a delicious dinner and have a full night of sound sleep.

Day 5. Radial trek to Sabakh peak (5300m). Distance: 8km, 3-5hrs. Altitude difference: +/-600m.
Today’s trekking pace is rather relaxed and comfortable. We’ll make a radial passage to Sabakh peak (5283m). First we’ll ascend the moraine rampart from the top of which one can see a beautiful panorama of mountain valley with a small river meandering amongst pastoral setting. This is also the place of herdsmen camps. We’ll make a stop and visit one of these camps to find out more about herdsmen’s life in the severe conditions of highlands.

Continuing our way to the peak we cross one more moraine rampart behind which Sabakh Peak opens up in its full splendour. Standing at the foot of this forbidding 5000-metre-high giant we feel the cold breath of the glacier. The high altitude mountainscape is really spectacular. The pictures of the Peak itself taken from different angles present this giant differently depending on the light.

After a short rest and energizing lunch at the foot of the Peak we’ll set out for our return trip. The pleasant descent will bring us to the camp where the warmest welcome and hot, delicious dinner await us.

Day 6. Passage through Udobniy pass (4140m) to the Uryam river valley. Camp 3 (3000m). Distance: 7km, 7-9hrs. Altitude difference: +/-1100m.
The height of Udobniy pass cannot embarrass high-spirited trekkers. So after breakfast we’ll start our ascent. Your efforts will be well rewarded. The view that opens from the pass is absolutely magnificent, almost spellbinding. We stop here to savour the grand vistas: a fantastic panorama of the Uryam river valley and neighbouring ridges with their majestic peaks including Parus (Sail) peak (4883m). It really looks like a filled out sail. The peak is much loved by local and international climbers. Elated by the thrilling sight we descend to the valley. The camp will be pitched on a mountain meadow next to the river and we ‘ll have a long-expected rest in this idyllic location. Sitting round the dinner table laid in a warm cozy dining tent, surrounded by the fellow-travellers, you can congratulate each other on the first pass you have surmounted, and exchange the impressions of the day.

Day 7. Trekking rest day and radial trek to the upper reaches of the Uryam river. Distance: at the trekkers’ discretion from 4 to 7km, 3-5hrs. Altitude difference: up to +/-400m.
This scenic place dispose to relaxation and there is nothing shameful in your wish to just lounge on the grass or to loaf around. The most active, though, are invited to make a short hiking along the river meandering amongst the ancient moraines, and en route to marvel at the views of snow-topped peaks, a succession of lush meadows and juniper groves which remind Japanese gardens carefully groomed by a gardener. This is the land of pastures and now and then we encounter the herdsmen’s camps. A good opportunity for us to meet the local people, spend some time in their company and enjoying a cup of tea and a friendly chat to appreciate their well-known hospitality.

Day 8. Passage across Uryam Pass (3760m) to the Ak-Mechet river valley, to the confluence of two rivers - the Ak-Suu and the Kara-Suu. Camp 4 (2860m). Distance: 8km, 6-8hrs. Altitude difference: + 750/-900m.
Today’s goal is to ascend Uryam pass. Though in height it’s inferior to the previous pass it is no less spectacular. Approaching the pass once again we can see Parus peak, this time towering behind us, with a bladelike Sabakh peak emerging from behind it on the left. As we proceed further we can delight in observing the majestic views of the valley where the Ak Suu and Kara Suu rivers interflow into the wide, rapid Ak-Mechet river. And then, just in front of us, there comes into sight one more range crowned with glaciers. It separates Aksu peak region from Karavshin region. The cone-shaped snow-capped Aksu peak (5355m), which to the north drops off in almost vertical two-kilometre-deep rock precipice, attracts the mountaineers from all over the world. The majestic view of this natural amphitheatre is accentuated by imposing crecent-shaped Iskander peak (51220m), Admiralteyets peak (5090m) Petrogradets peak (5163m) and Blok Peak (5239m).

The descent is rather comfortable and soon we reach our campsite. It is arranged at the height of 2800 m, where you can feel the warmth of the summer air and smell the rich coniferous fragrance of the juniper wood. Sunset is the best time for picture-perfect views of Aksu peak.

Day 9. Trekking rest day and radial trekking to the foot of Aksu peak (5355m) Distance: 8km, 4-5hrs. Altitude difference: +/-700m.
Today we’ll trek to the glacier that lies under the tops of several peaks - Blok, Aksu, Admiralteyets, Petrogradets and Iskander. Today hardly anyone would prefer idling in the camp to trekking to a spectacular destination. Though the glacier itself is hidden under the moraine and there will be only few occasions to feel its ice-cold breath through the sole of your trekking boots, the view that awaits us at the end is worth the effort. After several hours trekking you will find yourself standing in front of a 2-km-high Black wall of Aksu peak that seems to rise up from out of nowhere and to tower above you with all its might.

We’ll have the lunch at the Aksu river which springs from the glacier sliding from under Blok peak. Being among these eternal towering rocks fills you with a sense of belonging to macrocosm.

We’ll come back to the campsite by sunset and the fantastic images of the day will stay in your memory for long.

Day 10. Descent to the Ak-Mechet river and further to Uzgarysh village (1800m). Distance: 14km, 6-8hrs. Altitude difference: -1400km. Accommodation in the guest house.
Today you will experience a relaxing stroll down the river. The juniper woods all around fill the air with coniferous fragrance and lift your spirits. The trail runs through alpine grassland dotted with flowers of every colour. And suddenly realizing that this is your last trekking day, you try to imprint in your memory, as well as to capture on your cameras, the stunningly beautiful surroundings. Who knows when there will be another chance to delight in the world of wilderness. Meanwhile we approach the river’s outfall and enter the Laily-Mazar valley. Our circuit closes up in Uzgarysh village where our trekking programme is completed with a celebration dinner. Today you can give vent to your appetite and eat your fill, since so many delicious dishes were prepared by our cook, and then to relax and share wine and laughter with new-found friends while recollecting every day of the adventurous journey.

Day 11. Transfer from Uzgarysh settlement to Osh. Accommodation in the hotel.
Today we return to the warmth of Osh where the benefits of civilization await you: numerous cafes and restaurants, comfortable hotels, supermarkets and bazaars, and free Internet access. Osh offers many interesting souvenirs that can become a good keepsake to remind you about your trip to mountainous Kyrgyzstan: felt yurt, Kyrgyz national hats, musical instruments and many other bric-a-brac that can catch your fancy.

Day 12. Transfer to the airport for departure back home.
We hope your experience in the picturesque mountain areas of the Pamir-Alay was full of bright positive emotions. Aksu and Sabakh peaks provide an array of challenging untrodden routes for mountaineers, rock climbers and trekkers inspiring them to come back now and again.

Route Map

Route Map

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who can attempt this trek? Should the participants of the tour have prior trekking experience or prepare themselves physically?
  2. Can people with health problems participate in this programme?
  3. Is travel insurance compulsory for this tour?
  4. What is the weather like in the mountains?
  5. What are the probabilities of encountering some dangerous creatures (besides relatively harmless mosquitoes) such as snakes, spiders, scorpions, mites etc.?
  6. Is it allowed to pick up mountain herbs and flowers? Which plants should be avoided?
  7. How are meals organized during the trek programme?
  8. How about communication facilities during trek travel?
  9. How good is Internet access?
  10. Visa, permits.
1.

Who can attempt this trek? Should the participants of the tour have prior trekking experience or prepare themselves physically?
This trekking is rather easy and is suitable for anyone with good physical condition. Tourist above 16 and under 65 years of age can join this tour provided they have no serious health problems and their doctor does not object to participation in such kind of tourist activities. Children above 14 can also join this trekking tour provided they are accompanied by their parents.

The offered trekking tour can be graded as simple-average, which means no special skills in mountaineering are required. The escort team consists of an experienced high altitude guide able to choose the right path and advise you on the precautions to be taken in each section of the route. During the tour you will have to trek on foot long distances. Therefore the only condition for those willing to participate in this trekking programme is absence of medical contraindications to such activities.
 

2. Can people with health problems participate in this programme?
Please note, that the route of the tour runs through mountains with considerable altitude differences (the maximum altitude is 4140 m above sea level). The participants can experience some symptoms of altitude sickness which disappear when the descent from the mountains starts. Therefore the tour may not be suitable for persons suffering from heart or respiratory problems (hypertension, asthma). We recommend you to consult your doctor before planning this tour.
 
3. Is travel insurance compulsory for this tour?
Yes, it is. The medical insurance of up to $ 10,000- 15,000 should be obtained before leaving your homeland.
 
4. What is the weather like in the mountains?
In the summer the weather is fair and sunny with daytime temperature reaching +28°С. At night, however, and on rainy days the temperature drops to +8 or + 10ºС which makes the availability of warm jacket rather useful.
 
5. What are the probabilities of encountering some dangerous creatures (besides relatively harmless mosquitoes) such as snakes, spiders, scorpions, mites etc.?
Though such a probability exists, it is too small as proved by our long experience of organizing trekking tours.
 
6. Is it allowed to pick up mountain herbs and flowers? Which plants should be avoided?
It is advisable not to touch the plants you are not familiar with as some of them can be rather toxic (for example giant fennel can sting you when you touch its leaves). It is forbidden to pick up Red Book plants. The mountain slopes are home to many medicinal herbs including mint, origan, thyme, which you can pick up and brew a delicious ‘mountain tea’. The banks of the rivers are covered with bushes of dog rose and sea-buckthorn.
 
7. How are meals organized during the trek programme?

You will be escorted by a cook and other service staff responsible for arranging regular and tasty meals. You don’t need to bother about tableware, kitchen utensils and equipment as we provide all these as well as tables, chairs, and tents throughout the whole trek programme.

Below you can find the menu of one of the trekking days:

Breakfast:
First dish: cereal porridge (semolina, oats, rice).
Second dish: cooked eggs with sausages, omelette, pancakes, thick pancakes, toasted bread, cottage cheese pancake, etc.
Buffet table: cheese, sausage, assorted bread, butter, ketchup, marmalade, chocolate paste, sweets, cookies, wafers, dried cream, honey, sugar, halavah.
Drinks: selection of hot drinks, such as tea (black and green), coffee, cocoa.

Lunch:
Buffet lunch: assorted bread, fresh salads, canned fish, cheese, sheep cheese, assorted meat appetizers, tea (black and green) sweets, cookies, wafers, fruits (apples, pears), dried fruits (apricot, raisin, figs, etc.), assorted nuts.
*In case of camp lunch first course is added.

Dinner:
First course - soup (European or local cuisine).
Second course - various dishes of European cuisine with assorted garnish, as well as a choice of local dishes.
Buffet table: assorted bread, cheese, sausage, ketchup, spices (mustard, various dressings), sweets, cookies, wafers, sugar.
Drinks: selection of hot drinks, such as tea (black and green), coffee, cocoa, thin jelly.
Dessert: watermelon, melon, fruits.

Drinking water is provided from crystal-clear mountain springs. However, it is recommended to drink only boiled water. In cities and during long transfers it is advisable to use bottled water.
 

8. How about communication facilities during trek travel?
Cellular telecommunication is available in Osh and on the way to Uzgarysh settlement. In the mountainous areas, especially in mountain valleys, there are difficulties with signal receipt. Tour manager is equipped with portable satellite terminal to provide uninterrupted external link. Moreover, the group is provided with walkie-talkie to ensure trouble-free connection between trekkers.
 
9. How good is Internet access?
Internet access is available only in Osh. There are many internet-cafes there. In Uzgarysh settlement and in the mountains there is no Internet access.
 
12. Visa, permits.
Kyrgyzstan has considerably simplified its visa policy and today citizens of 70 countries of the world enjoy visa-free access to this Central Asian state.
Visa-free entry to the territory of Kyrgyzstan is granted for the nationals of the Russia, the CIS countries and a number of citizens of European and other foreign countries.
The details on Kyrgyz visa, rules of entry and stay on the territory of Kyrgyzstan you can find here.
To enter the territory of Kyrgyzstan the foreign national must have a foreign passport valid for not less than 6 months following the termination date of the tour.
It is also important that before their trip to Kyrgyzstan foreign nationals arrange travel medical insurance with coverage of up to $10,000-15,000.

In case you can’t find the answer to your question on our site, please call our tour operators team for assistance.

ICQ: 411758424 - touroperators of mountain programs and adventure types of tourism.
E-mail: adventure@centralasia-travel.com

 

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Tour at the foot of Lenin Peak
Tour duration: 10 days

Amateur photographers, journalists, artists, travelers, romantics, bards, the young and the old, who knows no rest in this world, and everyone who has lost themselves - you all are going to get every thing here - the harmony, peace and balance. You are going to absorb all this beauty and feel the grandeur of this land, you will see the world in its new colors, you will be granted with new life energy, and you will get new powerful sources to live - live with fun, live joyfully, learn to be happy every minute of this wonderful stay at our small, single and unique planet - Earth!

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«Tour to Uzbekistan»

Country: Uzbekistan
Heritage tour of Uzbekistan
Tour duration: 6 days

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The Orient is a delicate thing: fine pattern, delicate silk, fine arts, graceful and charming dances… The tour across Uzbekistan called “The Casket of Oriental Adventures” will guide you through the most interesting places of this wonderful country. We understand that you wish to manage seeing the most impressive, eye-catching, important and unique things during your short vacation in order to be able to estimate true worth of magnificent monuments of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, in order to be able to enjoy surrounding nature and its generous gifts!

 
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Karasu gorge. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Camp (3000 m) at the Udobnii Pass. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz children. People of Kyrgyzstan. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan The view from the Ak-Tubek pass(4390 m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan
Aksu Peak (5355 m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Going to camp 2 (3000 m) at the Sabah peak. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Uryam river valley. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan On the way to Camp 2 (3000 m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Camp 2 (3000 m) at the Sabah peak. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan The ascent to the Udobniy pass (4140 m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan The view from the Udobniy pass (4140 m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan The view from the Uryam pass (3760 m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan The camp 4 (2860 m) is at the confluence of the Aksu and Karasu rivers. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan The road to the Camp 2 (3000 m) at the Sabah peak. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan The road to the Camp 2 (3000 m) at the Sabah peak. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan The ascent to the Uryam pass (3760 m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Camp 2 (3000 m) at the Sabah peak. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Camp 2 (3000 m) at the Sabah peak. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Sabah Peak (5283 m), the Pamirs. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan The view from the Udobniy pass (4140 m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan The view from the Udobniy pass (4140 m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Udobniy pass (4140 m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Udobniy pass (4140 m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Kosh - the summer house of the shepherd. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan The descent into the Uryam valley. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan In the valley of the river Uryam. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan The camp at the confluence of the Aksu and Karasu rivers (2860m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Domashnaya peak (3900 m), the Pamirs. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Iskander (5120m) and Aksu (5365m) peaks. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Trek start. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Pamirs flowers. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan  The descent from the Udobniy pass (4140m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Udobniy pass (4140m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Uriam river gorge. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Parus peak (5037m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Pamir flowers. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Kosh - the summer house of the shepherd. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan The camp at the confluence of the Aksu and Karasu rivers (2860m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Iskander (5120m) and Aksu (5365m) peaks. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Aksu river valley. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Plants of the Pamirs. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan The view to the Parus peak (5037m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan The ascent to the Aksu peak. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Ak-Tubek pass (4390m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Aksu Peak (5355 m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Sabah Peak (5283 m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Uryam river. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan The view from the Uryam pass (3760 m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Glacier on the Ak-Tubek pass (4390m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Glacier on the Ak-Tubek pass (4390m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Aksu river valley and Domashnaya peak (3900m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Uryam river valley. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Camp 2 (3000m) at the Sabah peak. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan On the way to the confluence of the Aksu and Karasu rivers (2860m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz child. People of Kyrgyzstan. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Sabah river valley. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Radial hike to the Aksu peak. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Aksu Peak (5355 m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Aksu Peak (5355 m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Parus peak (5037m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Pamir flowers. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Uryam valley. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Head of Uryam river. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Radial hike to the Sabakh peak. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Uryam river valley. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Camp (3000m) under the Sabah peak. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Sabakh river valley. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Sandthorn in the Pamirs. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan The ascent to the Uryam pass (3760m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan The view from the Uryam pass (3760 m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan The horse on the mountains background. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Uryam river valley. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan The ascent to the Uryam pass (3760 m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Uryam river valley. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Camp 2 (3000m) at the Sabah peak. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan The ascent to the pass Ak-Tubek (4390m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan The confluence of the Laily-Mazar and Ak-Mechet rivers. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Near the Uzgarysh village. Botken area, Kyrgyzstan Aksu Peak (5355 m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Aksu Peak (5355 m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Aksu river. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Aksu Peak (5355 m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Aksu Peak (5355 m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Under the Aksu peak. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Aksu Peak (5355 m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Aksu Peak (5355 m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Under the Blok peak (5239m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Under the Blok peak (5239m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Blok peak (5239m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Aksu river valley. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Aksu river valley. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Aksu River. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Karasu valley. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan The ascent to the Uryam pass (3760m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan The ascent to the Uryam pass (3760m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan The view from the Uryam pass (3760m) to the Karasu valley. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Uryam pass (3760m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Parus peak (5037m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Uryam river valley. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Uryam river valley. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Uryam river valley. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Karasu gorge. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Karasu river valley. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Karasu gorge. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Karasu gorge. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Karasu gorge. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Karasu gorge. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Uryam river valley. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Uryam river valley. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Uryam river valley. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Uryam river valley. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Parus peak (5037m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Udobniy pass (4140m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Udobniy pass (4140m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Udobniy pass (4140m). Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan Uryam river valley. Pamir-Alay area, Kyrgyzstan

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