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Trekking tour "Pamir Adventures"

Duration: 14 days / 14 nights

Level of difficulty: 

Trip features: Trek to Base Camp in Ak-Suu gorge of Lyalyak valley, high altitude pass over 4390 m. a.s.l. Overnights in tents of high altitude trekking camps over 3600m. a.s.l.

Best season:  from 1st July to 31st August 2018.
General information
Description

Day 1. Arrival to Kyrgyzstan Bishkek.
Drive: 35 km. / 40 min.
Arrival to Kyrgyzstan early morning, meet in international airport Manas, transfer to Bishkek, early check in to the hotel. Rest. After lunch short sightseeing tour in the city.
The capital and industrial centre of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek is a city of wide avenues, handsome buildings and Soviet heritage. It is the permanently snow capped Kyrgyz Alatau mountain range which towers over Bishkek providing a quite stunning backdrop. Visit Manas Monument, the main national hero of the Kyrgyz people. Then excursion to the State History Museum and walking tour around main Ala Too Square to watch ceremony of changing of the Guard of Honor, Independence Monument, and finish at the Old Square with Government House. Transfer to the Victory Square to finish the city tour by short excursion there. After excursion tourists may go shopping in the largest department store in the city ZUM and a colorful oriental bazaar.

Dinner and overnight in hotel (950 m. a.s.l.).


Day 2.  Bishkek Osh Uzgurush village.
Drive: 340 km. / 8-9 hours, + 500 m.

At early morning transfer to airport Manas, fly to Osh at 07:35 (by Pegasus airline - ZM 193), meet in airport, transfer to Uzgurush village. Trekking preparation.

Accommodation in a local Kyrgyz family house (1450 m. a.s.l.).


Day 3. Uzgurush village Ak-Tash tent camp.
Trek 15 km. / 7-8 hrs. / + 1250 m.

The first trekking day starts from the views of wild pistachio tree and walnut orchards. Wild trail stretches along Buldzhuma river and goes up to the pass with the same name Buldzhuma (2894m). From the pass you can enjoy the wonderful view of the nearest gorges and Uponym pass from west. After we enjoyed the views, we start descending to the valley of Ak-Tash river. There is the tent Camp Ak-Tash hidden among the bushes on a green meadow. 

Overnight in tents in Ak-Tash Camp (2700 m. a.s.l.).


Day 4. Ak-Tash tent Camp Dzhalgychy tent Camp.
Trek: 11 km. / 4-6 hrs. / +800 m. / 680 m.

We traverse along Ak-Tash river on scree up to Dzhalgychy pass (3774m). From the top of the pass we enjoy the panoramic view of Turkestan mountain range, western face of Piramidalnyi peak (5509 m.) and Turo pass (4525 m.). Descend along a trail down along Dzhalgychy gorge to confluence with  nameless  gorge (next from the south-west).

Overnight in tents in Dzhalgychy Camp (3100 m. a.s.l.).


Day 5. Dzhalgychy tent Camp - Orto Chashma tent Camp.
Trek: 7 km. / 3-4 hrs. / + 500 m. / 700 m.

Today we begin trekking up along grass slope of range between Dzhalgychy and Kashka-Suu gorges. From upset point we enjoy the panoramic view of Orto Chashma gorge and Turo pass (4525 m.). Descent to Kashka-Suu gorge and along  river trekking till confluence with Orto Chashma gorge. 

Overnight in tents in Orto Chashma Tent Camp (2800 m. a.s.l.).


Day 6.  Orto Chashme tent camp  - Ak- Tubek tent camp.
Trek: 7 km. / 3 - 4 hrs. / + 800 m.

Moderate ascent along Orto Chashma river till confluence with Ak-Tubek gorge. Then we crossing by bridges two rivers and continue trekking along Ak-Tubek river, traverse up to foot of Ak Tubek pass. Camping near white rock. 

Overnight in Ak- Tubek tent Camp (3600 m. a.s.l.).



Day 7. Ak-Tubek tent camp  - Ak-Suu tent camp.
Trek: 11 km. / 5 - 6 hrs. / + 800 m / 1400 m.

The hard ascent to Ak Tubek pass (4390 m.) is rewarded by a majestic panoramic view over Iskander peak region and Orto Chashma river valley. Our Camp is situated in the beginning of green zone at Ak-Suu river. On the way you can see alpinist walls of Iskander (5120 m), Petrogradez (5165 m), Admiralteez (5090 m), Aksu (5355 m), A.Block (5229 m), Aktubek (5125 m) peaks.

Overnight in Ak-Suu tent camp (2800 m. a.s.l.).


Day 8. Ak-Suu tent Camp Uzgurush village.
Trek: 16 km. / 6 hrs. / 1350 m.
Descent through juniper forest along Ak-Mechet river. We can observe the peak Iskander on the way. Then we trek along a picturesque green gorge till Uzgurush village.

Overnight in a Kyrgyz family in Uzgurush village (1450 m. a.s.l.).




Day 9. Uzgurush village Batken town Osh.
Drive: 340 km. / 7-8 hrs. / 500 m.

Morning drive to Batken. A walk in Batken town center, visiting Manas Ordo complex. Afternoon drive to Osh. 

Dinner and accommodation in a hotel (950 m. a.s.l.).




Day 10.  Osh city Base Camp Achik Tash.
Drive: 300 km. / 5-6
hrs. / + 2600 m. 
Morning sightseeing in Osh, visit Sulaiman Mount, one of the main shrines of the Islamic world in Central Asia. On the mount first you visit historical museum, located right in the main cave. After excursion in the museum you follow the way of all pilgrims up to the top of the hill where you watch a little mosque of Babur, The Great Mogols Dynasty founder, and take a bird eyes view of the city.
Afternoon transfer to the Base Camp Achik Tash, situated at the foot of Lenin peak (7134m). The Achik-Tash BC is placed at 3600m asl by the mountain stream at a picturesque glade providing excellent views of the Lenin Peak massif, its northern slopes. A lot of moraine lakes are scattered around.

Accommodation in the tents Achik-Tash BC (3600 m.). 

 
Day 11.  Base Camp Achik Tash
Camp 1.
Trek: 12 km. / 5-6
hrs. / +800 m. 
Ascend to
Camp 1 over Puteshestvennikov pass. From BC we head over the Puteshestvinnikov Pass (4200m). The ascent usually takes 1-1.5 hours by a good path. From the pass youll see excellent views of Lenin peak and Lenin glacier. Sometimes there is snow on the pass. Then we descend to the left moraine of the Lenin glacier. Further we should cross the river carefully. The best time for crossing is early morning, as the river rises rapidly throughout at this time. Across the left moraine of glacier to the Lenin glacier and hike to Camp 1

Accommodation in tents of Camp 1 (4400 m.).

  
Day 12.  Camp 1 Achik Tash Base camp.
Trek: 12 km. / 3-4
hrs. / - 800 m. 
Descend to the Base Camp. Today youll repeat way of day before in back direction.  

Accommodation in the tents Achik-Tash BC (3600 m.).  




 
Day 13.  Achik Tash Base Camp Osh city - Bishkek.   
Drive:
300 km. / 5-6 hrs. / - 2600 m.
Transfer to Osh city over Taldyk pass. En Route we may stop in Sary Mogol village, visit Pamir-Alai families who demonstrate us their traditions and rituals (extra cost).

On arrival to Osh farewell dinner in restaurant. After dinner transfer to Osh airport, fly at 20:50 (by Pegasus airline - ZM 196) to Manas airport, meet and transfer to Bishkek.

Accommodation in a hotel (950 m. a.s.l.). 

 
Day 14. Home flight
Drive: 35 km. / 40 min.

Early morning transfer from the hotel to the airport. Home flight.

 





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