Asian Patagonia trekking tour
«Pegas Adventure» presents a new trekking program which goes along the gorges of Turkestan mountain range and takes you to the heart of Pamir-Alai mountain system, right to peak Ak-Suu. 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 with 5000+ meters Peaks and not a sign of civilization… But still there is one significant advantage of Asian mountains from the South American analog –stable and warm weather
Meals : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Dinner and overnight in tent camp. Altitudes (above sea level): camp 2800m, Kosh Moinok pass 3260m, Kara Suu pass 3760m.
(10 km, 6-7 hours, +960/ – 960m)
Peak Slevov (4240m) looks like a monolit rock wall when you reach it from Ak Suu gorge. This is probably who foreigners call it Russian Tower. Peak 4240 – this is the official geographic name of the peak. Alpinists from Rostov city, Russian Federation named it Slesov in the memory of their countryman, a famous alpinist Ivan Slesov. We also see peaks Orto Tubek, Ptiza, 4774, 4810. Overnight in tents in Kara-Suu Tent Camp.
(17 km, 6-7 hours, +200 M. / -200 M.)
Day 6: Radial hike to the foot of Asan Uson & Pyramind Peaks
Radial hike to Kara Suu gorge to the foot of peak Piramidalnyi (5509 m), 1000-anniversary of Kreshenie Rusi (Kyrkchilta) (4507 m.), Asan Usen (4378 m). An old legend says: «It was in ancient times. An old man who lived in the mountains had two sons-twins. Their names were Asan and Usen. He brought them up as warriors and was very happy with the result. What do you need more when you get old? But a war started and both sons were killed in the battles. And then the man who got out of his mind because of the grief and sorrow, rose his arms up to the sky and asked Allakh: Oh, Allakh! You give the lifes, you take them. Return my sons to me, and take my life instead. Let it be so!» And Allakh heard his pray, and the ground opened and high peaks rose up on the spot. Many centuries went on, and people call the two bastions, standing next to each other at the beginning of Karavshin river, the names of the two sons Asan (4230 m) and Usen (4378 m). A bit further you may see the snowy white peak Piramidalnyi (Tubek) (5509m) standing against the blue sky. It reminds of the old man…». Overnight in tents in Kara Suu Camp
(8 km, 5 hours, + 300 m. / -300 m.)
Day 7: Return to campsit Orto Chashma
We hike back over the Kara Suu and Kosh Moinok passes to our campsite in Orto Chashma Valley where we slept on our third day. Arrival at our camp and nice rest in this lush valley with the towering peaks in a far southern end of the valley.
(16 km, 8 hours, +960 m / -1060 m.)
Day 8: Orto Chashma -> Ak Tubek -> Ak Suu tent camp
Moderate ascent along Orto Chashma river till coinfluence with Ak-Tubek river. Then we continue along Ak-Tubek river, and traverse up to Ak Tubek pass (4390 m). The hard ascent 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.
(15 km, 8 – 10 hours, +1590 m / -1190 m. )
Day 9: Radial hike to the foot of Ak-Suu peak
The trail goes through juniper forest up a steep moraine to a glacier, to the very heart of Pamir-Alai – to peak Ak-Suu (5355 m). This pyramid like peak has a snow cap, and a vertical wall (almost 2 km) on the Northern slope. The grandiose circus is surrounded by such peaks as two-headed Iskander and Admiralteez, Petrogradez and A.Block. Overnight in Ak-Suu tent camp (2800 m)
(14km, 5 hours, +600m/-600 m.)
Day 10: Radial hike to Uryam pass
A beautiful view opens from Uryam pass over to the neighboring gorge and a river and a amaziongly beautiful Peak called Parus (Sails) (5035m). You also can see the panoramic view of Ak Suu gorge, Dostoevskii peak (4974 m) and peak Sobakh (5300 m). Overnight in tents in Ak-Sauu tent camp.
(12 km, 6 hours, +960m/-960 m.)
Day 11: Ak-Suu tent Camp – Uzgurush village.
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)
(10 km, 6 hours, -1500 m.)
Day 12: Uzgurush village – Osh
Drive towards Osh city. Lunch in local cafe in Batken city. It’s possible to stop at the Batken market to buy local dry fruits, Batken pistachios, almond. On the way can stop for fresh cheap fruits. Continue driving to Osh. Accommodation in a Hotel. Having rest. Evening light walking along the city. Dinner in a local café. Overnight in your Hotel.
Distances and travel time: 360km, 7 h driving, 8h with stops.