Asian Patagonia Group Tour 202414 Days | Bishkek, Osh, Batken, Uzgurush, Ak-Tash, Dzhalgychy, Ortho-Chashma, Kosh-Moinok, Kara-Suu, Asan-Usen, Pyramidalny, Ak-Tyubek, Ak-Suu

Group Tour US$ 2,600
  • Ak-Tash GorgeAk-Tash Gorge
  • BishkekBishkek
  • Village of UzgurushVillage of Uzgurush
  • Ak-Tash CampAk-Tash Camp
  • Dzhalgychy PassDzhalgychy Pass
  • Bridge over the Orto-Chashma RiverBridge over the Orto-Chashma River
  • Bridge near Orto-Chashma CampBridge near Orto-Chashma Camp
  • Kosh-Moinok PassKosh-Moinok Pass
  • Kara-Suu GorgeKara-Suu Gorge
  • Kara-Suu Base CampKara-Suu Base Camp
  • Asan-Usen PeakAsan-Usen Peak
  • Asan-Usen Peak and Yellow WallAsan-Usen Peak and Yellow Wall
  • Ak-Tyubek PassAk-Tyubek Pass
  • Ak-Tyubek Base CampAk-Tyubek Base Camp
  • Ak-Suu PeakAk-Suu Peak
  • Ak-Suu Base CampAk-Suu Base Camp
  • Descent along the Ak-Mechet RiverDescent along the Ak-Mechet River
  • Ak-Tash Gorge
  • Bishkek
  • Village of Uzgurush
  • Ak-Tash Camp
  • Dzhalgychy Pass
  • Bridge over the Orto-Chashma River
  • Bridge near Orto-Chashma Camp
  • Kosh-Moinok Pass
  • Kara-Suu Gorge
  • Kara-Suu Base Camp
  • Asan-Usen Peak
  • Asan-Usen Peak and Yellow Wall
  • Ak-Tyubek Pass
  • Ak-Tyubek Base Camp
  • Ak-Suu Peak
  • Ak-Suu Base Camp
  • Descent along the Ak-Mechet River

Asian Patagonia Group Tour is an excellent choice for tourists with extensive experience in high-altitude hiking up to 4,400 meters, as well as those in excellent physical condition and health. "Asian Patagonia" is a realm of fantastical vertical cliffs that form mile-high walls around picturesque canyons with raging rivers and green meadows. It's a "Mecca" for climbers, offering numerous granite monolithic slopes and routes of the highest difficulty. And you will have the opportunity to marvel at these mesmerizing cliffs from high mountain passes, walk beneath them, and camp near one of them for the night. Your journey begins in Bishkek, from where you'll fly to Osh, and then drive to the remote mountain village of Uzgurush, the starting point of your trek. Ahead lie 10 days of ascents and descents, numerous crossings through the icy waters of mountain rivers, and an endless array of captivating landscapes – so bring sturdy shoes and charge your camera to 100%! This will be an unforgettable tour.

Difficulty: Difficult

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Airport – Bishkek
 
Upon arrival at Manas International Airport, you'll be greeted by your guide and driver at the terminal exit. Transfer to Bishkek and check into your hotel (early check-in included). After a short rest, begin a tour starting with a visit to the Osh Bazaar in Bishkek, where you can buy handmade souvenirs, dried fruits, and more. Then, return to the city center for a walk through Ala-Too Square and Oak Park, visiting monuments to Lenin and Manas, among other tourist attractions. Lunch and dinner at local cafes. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 2: Bishkek – Osh – Uzgurush
 
Transfer to Manas International Airport and fly to Osh. Upon arrival in the southern capital, meet your guide and head to the village of Uzgurush (340 km), located in the most southwestern part of Kyrgyzstan. The area around the village is known for its fruit orchards with peaches, apples, and cherries. Stop for lunch in Batken city and pause at the scenic Tortkul Reservoir on the way. Upon arrival in the village, check into a local's home. Prepare equipment for trekking. Dinner and overnight in a guesthouse.
NOTE: Pack all items (excess weight over 12 kg is charged extra) in a special backpack provided by the tour company, and hand it over to the porter in the morning. Horses carry luggage from one campsite to another, and you will retrieve your luggage at the campsite after a day of trekking.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 3: Uzgurush – Ak-Tash
 
After breakfast, hand over luggage to the porter and start the first trekking day - a walk south from the village. Leaving the village, you'll enter wild pistachio and walnut groves. The wild trail runs along the Buldzhuma River and climbs to the Buldzhuma Pass (2900 m). From the pass, enjoy wonderful views of nearby gorges and the Uponym Pass on the west side. Then descend into the valley for a lunch break by the Ak-Tash River, a great spot with beautiful views. After lunch, continue trekking along the river, crossing it at several points (sandals recommended). Arrive at the tent camp located on a green meadow. Dinner. Overnight in a tent.
Hike: 15 km, 6-7 hours, elevation gain +1450 meters, descent -200 meters.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 4: Ak-Tash – Dzhalgychy
 
After breakfast, start a new trekking day – cross the Ak-Tash River and follow it to the base of the Dzhalgychy Pass (3780 m). Gradually ascend the pass, gaining several hundred meters, and the zigzagging path leads to the top. From the summit, panoramic views of the Turkestan Range, the western face of the Pyramid Peak (5509 m), and the Turo Pass (4525 m) open up. Descend along the trail through the Dzhalgychy Gorge to its confluence with an unnamed gorge to the southwest. Descending from the pass, turn left and cross an unnamed river, then climb a small hill where a tent city awaits. Dinner. Overnight in a tent.
Hike: 11 km, 4-6 hours, elevation gain +1100 meters, descent -700 meters.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 5: Dzhalgychy – Orto-Chashma
 
In the morning, begin the ascent on a grassy slope between the Dzhalgychy and Kashka-Suu gorges. Moving along the river and crossing it, you'll approach the start of the ascent to the pass. Conquer the pass and then descend on the other side of the ridge, gradually losing altitude. Soon, it's time for lunch, with panoramic views of the Orto Chashma Gorge from above. After the meal, descend via a narrow trail to the adjacent Kashka-Suu Gorge, leading to the confluence with Orto-Chashma. Dinner. A sauna will be set up in the tent camp to help relax and enjoy the evening in nature. Overnight in a tent.
Hike: 7 km, 3-4 hours, elevation gain +500 meters, descent -800 meters.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 6: Orto-Chashma – Kosh-Moinok – Kara-Suu
 
In the morning, after breakfast, begin trekking along the Orto-Chashma River. Next is an ascent on a good hiking trail through the forest to the Kosh-Moinok Pass (3260 m). A gentle descent from the pass and then a river crossing. After the crossing, start a new ascent to the second pass, Kara-Suu (3760 m). From the top of the pass, there are wonderful views of the "ocean" of sharp, rocky peaks of the Turkestan Range. Ahead are the "Great Fortresses" of the north-western faces of the peaks Kotin (4521 m) and 1000th Anniversary of the Baptism of Rus (Kyrgyzstan) (4507 m). Descend to the Kara-Suu River and cross a bridge, after which a few hundred meters away, a tent camp will be set up. Dinner. Overnight in a tent.
Hike: 16 km, 6-8 hours, elevation gain +960 meters, descent -960 meters.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 7: Radial Exit to the Peaks of Asan-Usen and Pyramidal
 
Today awaits a radial excursion through the Kara-Suu gorge to the base of the Pyramidal Peak (5509 m), the 1000th Anniversary of the Baptism of Rus (Kyrgyzstan) (4507 m), and Asan-Usen (4378 m). You will also see the legendary "Yellow Wall," known for its challenging climbing routes. In the morning, you'll embark on an easy trek along the Kara-Suu River. The path leads to a moraine, which you'll follow to the base of the peaks. Climbers from around the world consider summiting any peak in the gorge a significant achievement due to their difficulty. Later, return to the tent camp by the same route. Dinner. Overnight in a tent.
Hike: 10 km, 6-7 hours, elevation gain +350 meters, descent -350 meters.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 8: Kara-Suu – Orto-Chashma
 
In the morning, after breakfast, depart the tent camp and return the same way to the Orto-Chashma gorge. Climbing the Kosh-Moinok pass, you'll see the highest pass in the region, Ak-Tyubek (4300 m). After descending from the pass, continue towards the tent city, and about a kilometer before the camp, you may find a small stream flowing into the Orto Chashma River, where a local landmark, a broken military helicopter from the Batken events of 1999-2000, is hidden. Dinner and overnight in the tent city.
Hike: 16 km, 6-8 hours, elevation gain +960 meters, descent - 960 meters.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 9: Orto-Chashma – Ak-Tyubek
 
After breakfast, leave the camp and start ascending along the Orto-Chashma River. Walk a few kilometers to a wooden bridge, cross the river, and then another stream. After crossing, the climb to the Ak-Tyubek pass (4390 m) begins along the river of the same name. The path to the tent city passes through a stone house of nomads, where you can stop to visit them and try Kyrgyz cheese "kurut" (salty white balls) and yogurt "ayran." After visiting the nomads' house, continue climbing, cross the stream, and a few hundred meters later, you'll reach the tent camp located under the Ak-Tyubek pass. Dinner. Overnight in a tent.
Hike: 7 km, 3-4 hours, elevation gain +800 meters.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 10: Ak-Tyubek – Ak-Suu
 
After breakfast, begin the ascent to the Ak-Tyubek pass (4390 m), from where there is a magnificent panoramic view of the Iskander peak area. An obvious path leads to the highest point of the hike. Reaching the top, enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the peaks Iskander (5120 m), Petrogradets (5165 m), Admiralty (5090 m), Ak-Suu (5355 m), Alexander Blok (5229 m), and Ak-Tyubek (5125 m). Then descend along the trail, ending at the Ak-Tyubek glacier's moraine. Cross the moraine to the other side of the gorge and continue trekking along the stream until it merges with the Ak-Suu River. Here, turn right and follow the Ak-Suu River to the tent camp. Dinner. Overnight in a tent.
Hike: 11 km, 5-6 hours, elevation gain +800 meters, descent - 1600 meters.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 11: Radial Exit to the Base of Ak-Suu Peak
 
In the morning, you'll start hiking to the base of Ak-Suu Peak (5355 m), which is clearly visible from the tent camp. The path goes through a juniper forest up a steep moraine of the glacier. This pyramidal peak has a snow cap and a vertical north-facing wall nearly two kilometers high! The grand cirque is surrounded by the peaks Iskander and Admiralty, Petrogradets, and Alexander Blok. Later, return to the tent camp by the same route. Dinner. Overnight in a tent.
Hike: 14 km, 6-8 hours, elevation gain +600 meters, descent - 600 meters.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 12: Ak-Suu – Uzgurush
 
After breakfast, begin the descent through the juniper forest along the Ak-Mechet River to the village of Uzgurush. Along the way, you'll have a closer look at Iskander Peak.
Then, cross the picturesque gorge to the village of Uzgurush, marking the end of the active trekking part of the tour. Dinner and overnight stay in a Kyrgyz family's home.
Hike: 16 km, 6-7 hours, descent - 1350 meters.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 13: Uzgurush – Osh – Bishkek
 
In the morning, head to Osh via Batken city. Lunch on the way. Upon arrival in Osh, you may have a short sightseeing tour before flying to the capital. Visit Sulaiman-Too Mountain and the historical museum located in the largest cave of the mountain, walk the pilgrim's path to the top of the mountain and inspect the small mosque of Babur, the founder of the Mughal dynasty, and enjoy the city view from a bird's eye view. Then, transfer to the airport and fly to Bishkek. Dinner at a local cafe upon arrival in the city. Check into a hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 14: Bishkek – Airport
 
After breakfast, transfer to the airport. Departure. End of the "Asian Patagonia" tour.
Meals: Breakfast

Single occupancy supplement for hotels: 110 USD
Single occupancy in tents: 180 USD

  • Accommodation in hotels and tents based on double occupancy - 13 nights;
  • Meals - full board (breakfasts 14, lunches 13, dinners 13);
  • All transfers specified in the program;
  • Guide services;
  • Services of horse breeders;
  • Pack animal services for transportation of luggage not exceeding 12 kg;
  • Entrance tickets and ecological fee;
  • Border pass.
  • Single supplement in hotels, single tent / yurt;
  • Meals are not pointed in the program; alcohol beverages;
  • Insurance;
  • Sleeping bags;
  • All airfares;
  • Photo/video fees at museums;
  • Personal expenses, tips, porter fee in hotels;
  • Visa and visa support fee (if necessary).

Important to Know:
- Bringing a personal flask is recommended for use with the boiled water provided during the trek.
- Your personal luggage will be transported by horses or porters, with a limit of 12 kilograms per person. An extra charge of 10 USD will apply for each kilogram over this limit for the duration of the trek.

Equipment:
Preparation is key for the trek. You'll need an assortment of shoes, clothing, and household items suited for mountain conditions. High altitudes mean cold weather, with the possibility of rain, snow, and wind. A comprehensive list of necessary and recommended items will ensure your trip is both safe and comfortable. Below, you'll find detailed lists of essential and suggested gear.

OBLIGATORY TO HAVE DURING THE TREK

  • Waterproof trekking boots with ankle support  
  • Waterproof jacket or rain cape 
  • Sunhat or Cap with Ear and Neck Flap Cover
  • Daypack 30 to 40 liters with rain cover
  • Warm hat
  • Sleeping bag (comfort rated -5°C, please ask about temperature)
  • Trekking poles (highly recommended during stream crossings, steep incline or decline)
  • Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic and antihistamine cream, throat lozenges, diarrhea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for ears, nose etc.)
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  • Good quality sunglasses
  • Warm gloves
  • Trekking trousers
  • Water bottles 1 litre (x2) (we encourage re-filling water bottles rather than single use plastic)
  • Water purification tablets
  • Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents, laptops, phones dry during trek
  • Lipsticks
  • Headtorch and spare batteries
  • Thermal underwear
  • Recommended to take a demi-season down jacket

OPTIONALLY TO HAVE DURING THE TREK

  • 1 pair of tennis shoes or shoes for city walking
  • Trainers / sandals for river crossings
  • Socks (1 pair for 2 -3 days of trekking)
  • 1 waterproof overtrousers 
  • 1 scarf to cover your hair (during the visits of mosques and churches) 
  • Shorts and/or swimwear (camps near lakes, hot springs or rivers) 
  • Buff/scarf (to protect against dust and cold)
  • Washbag and toiletries
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel (fast dry material)
  • Thermarest or similar sleeping mat (please note that sleeping mats 5sm with thin sleeping pad are provided during 3 classical trekking of Ak-Sai Travel)
  • Pen-knife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
  • Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
  • Ear plugs against river noises, neighbor snoring

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Jul 13, Sat
Jul 26, Fri
Jul 11
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US$ 2,600
Aug 10, Sat
Aug 23, Fri
Aug 8
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US$ 2,600
Single supplement: US$ 110

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