Trekking in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan is one of the ways to enjoy the stunning nature and visit places where almost no human has gone before. You can go along the route for several days and do not meet anyone. On other trails you will meet only foreigners or, conversely, only locals.
During the trek, you can see the two highest peaks in Central Asia - Pobeda Peak (7 439 meters above sea level) and Khan Tengri Peak (7 005 meters).The Merzbacher Lake will also surprise the traveler with its mysteries.
Ala-Archa Gorge is located on the Kyrgyz range; its highest point is the Semenov-Tian-Shansky Peak (4,875 meters above the sea level).
There is a mountaineering camp in Ala-Archa Gorge, where the most popular treks and ascents begin. There are peaks that can be conquered in a day. There are more than a hundred various routes of different difficulty levels in Ala-Archa.
The canyons of Konorchek are clay mountains that are very similar to castles in the eastern part of the Kyrgyz range. This place is famous for the remains of the ancient Segizkhan-Shokny volcano. Here you can also find ancient shells from the time when there was a sea in this place - tens of thousands of years ago. Konorchek is a great choice for a day hike. The length of the route to the canyon is 5 kilometers.
This journey starts in the city of Osh. On the way to the peak, thetraveler will visit several villages of nomads engaged in subsistence farming, then will reach the orange rocks with Kozho-Kelen cave. This place is consideredholy. Pilgrims come here. Jiptyk pass (4,175 meters) offers a magnificent viewof the Alai Valley and the majestic Pamir mountains, including Lenin Peak.
On the way to Sary-Chelek Lake you will meet lakes, petroglyphs, relictforests and large waterfalls. The route starts in Talas Valley and runs through three mountain ranges of the Southwestern Tien Shan. The trek ends in Sary-Chelek biosphere nature reserve at the beautiful Sary-Chelek Lake.