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

12 Day

Duration

July-Sept

Availaibility

from 850$

Price starts

Day 1: Osh – Uzgurush
Transfer from Osh to Uzgurush. The journey will take us pass Batken city and the Tortkul Reservoir. In Batken, make a stop for some market grocery shopping. Then continue the drive via so called ‘killed pass’ (also known as bad road) at 1,811 m high. If weather permits, you will be able to see Ak-Suu Peak. Spend a night in a guest house in Uzgurush. Meet local people and get to know their way of life in the village. The tranquility and silence will charm you.
Meals : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 2: Uzgurush village – Ak Tash camsite
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 the Western face of the peak Piramidalnyi and the peak Orto Chashma. 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 (2500m).
(15 km, 7-8 hours, +1194 / -394 m.)
Day 3: Ak Tash campsite -> Orto Chashma campsite
Today we cross two passes this day. We hike along Ak-Tash river on a steep and scree-covered trail up to Dzhalgychy pass (3774m), 3 hours. It is possible to see local shepherds on the way herding their cows and sheep. On the top of the pass, a panoramic view of rugged Turkestan Mountains opens up: the western face of Piramidalnyi Peak (5509m) and Turo Pass (4525m). Descend along a trail down to a gorge for a lunch, 2 hours. After lunch, we head on to another nameless pass, 2 hours. Enjoy the scenic view of Orto Chashma Valley and Turo Pass (4525m)  on top of the pass. Descend the pass along the stream until you reach the confluence of two rivers. Cross the bridge and turn right to get the campsite (2800m) surrounded by juniper trees in this beautiful Orto Chashma gorge.  (16 km, 6-7 hours, +1274 / – 1074 m.)
Day 4: Orto Chashma camsite -> Radial hike Kara Suu tent camp
Start moving from the same side of the valley down to the next gorge. On the way passing several streams. Get over Kosh Moinok pass then reach higher Kara Suu pass. It consists of two parts. From the pass opens cool view to tremendous walls:  Kotina, 1000th anniversary of the baptism of Russia, Odessa. Also view to Karavshin valley from the back. Having lunch, returning back to Orto Chashma camp. Optionally it’s possible to go to the portative sauna.
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)
Day 5: Radial hike to the foot of Slosov peak

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.

  • All transportation
  • Full board meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • English speaking guide
  • Service of pack animals for your luggage
  • accommodation in a Kyrgyz family in Uzgurush village – 2 night;
  • accommodation in tent camps with full board (3 meals a day – hot breakfast and dinner, snack boxes for lunch), starting from “Ak-Tash” tent camp and to tent camp “Ak-Suu” – 9 nights. Attention! You do not have to set any tent yourself. There are tents ready and upon arrival you can rest immediately. You are welcomed by hot meals;
  • Mineral water
  • Travel insurance,
  • Hotel in Osh
  • Air tickets,
  • Alcohol
  • Additional services not mentioned in the program.

2 people = $1450 per person

3 people = $1100 per person

4 people = $1000 per person

5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 people = $850 per person

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