Best time: March – October
Activity: Research trip
Duration: 22 days
|Day 2||Excursion to the foothills of the Kyrgyz Mountains. Observation stop.||Hotel||B/L/D|
|Day 3||Transfer Bishkek – Sosnovka – Tuya-Ashuu Pass – Kokemeren BC 1. Obs. stops.||Tents||B/L/D|
|Day 4||Excursions and practice. Exploration of structural tectonic peculiarities of the Suusamyr Valley. Stops, seminar.||Tents|
|Day 5||Transfer Suusamyr - Toktogul Reservoir. Observation stop.||Hotel|
|Day 6||Transfer Toktogul Reservoir – Kara-Kul - Tash-Kumyr – Mailuu-Suu. Stops.||Guest House|
|Day 7||Mailuu-Suu and surroundings. Training. Seminar.||Guest House|
|Day 8||Transfer Mailuu-Suu - Dzhalal-Abad – Uzgen – Osh. Observation stops.||Guest House|
|Day 9||Osh and surroundings. City tour.||Guest House|
|Day 10||Transfer Osh - Tuya-Muyun. Visit to the Large Barite Cave. Stops.||Tents|
|Day 11||Tuya-Muyun and surroundings. Visit to the Surprise Cave. Stop. Seminar in the evening.||Tents|
|Day 12||Transfer Tuya-Muyun – Abshir-Ata Waterfall - Kyzyl-Kiya – Kadamzhai - Haidarkan. Short lecture in the Institute of Mining. Stops.||Hotel|
|Day 13||Haidarkan and surroundings. Seminar at the mercury-antimony plant. Stop.||Hotel|
|Day 14||Transfer Haidarkan - Kadamzhai – Batken – Samarkandyk – Madygen. Stops.||Tents|
|Day 15||Sary-Too Mountain massif. Seminar in the evening.||Tents|
|Day 16||Transfer Madygen – Batken - Osh. Stop.||Guest House|
|Day 17||Transfer Osh– Dzhalal-Abad- Kazarman. Observations en-route. Excursion to the nomadic locals.||Guest House|
|Day 18||Transfer Kazarman – Naryn. Stops. Seminar in the evening.||Hotel|
|Day 19||Transfer Naryn – Kochkor – Cholpon-Ata. Stops en-route. Seminar in the evening.||Hotel|
|Day 20||Cholpon-Ata and surroundings. Seminar in the evening.||Hotel|
|Day 21||Transfer Cholpon-Ata - Bishkek. Observation Stop.||Hotel|
It is provided:
- 4 wheel drive vehicle
- equipment for the field camp
- belaying gear
- factual material on geology in English and Russian
- geological structures modeling material
Cook, interpreter (if necessary), expert guides are provided.
The permission from the respective official bodies to take away minerals and samples is provided.
1. Meeting and seeing off at the airport
2. Accommodation according to the program (double/twin)
3. Tents and dining tent
4. Meals (B/L/D) according to the program
8. Entrance tickets according to the program
Cost does not include:
1. International flights
2. Gear rental
3. Single supplement
4. Visa and consulate services (if required)
6. Personal expenses
8. Any changes in the program
The Central Asian Orogenic Belt (CAP) is one of the largest orogens of the Earth, and its evolution has been discussed in numerous debates, especially since the provocative model was published (Sengör, Natalin and Burtmann, 1993). Orogen has a long accretion history numbering several hundred million years, beginning with the late Mesoproterozoic and ending with a collision between Siberia, Tarim and Kazakhstan in the late Permian-early Triassic. Orogen consists of several different segments, among which the Tien Shan is one of the main belts and covers the vast territory of most countries of Central and East Asia.
Further excursion to the Ala-Archa National Nature Park. Overnight at hotel in Bishkek. (B, L, D)
Along the way exploration of active faults in the eastern part of the Chu Valley.
Stop 2. The system of active faults in the western part of the Chu Valley (Sosnovka vil., 60 km southeast of Bishkek).
Stop 3. Active faults of the Suusamyr depression (Tua-Ashu Pass, 50 km from Bishkek).
Overnight in a field tent camp. (B, L, D)
Stop 5. Morphostructural changes in the relief after the Suusamyr earthquake, 7.3 Ms-1992-Suusamyr earthquake
(166 km Bishkek-Osh highway)
Stop 6. The modified hydrosystem pattern caused by modern active tectonics, in the valley of the Chon-Corumda River.
Stop 7. modified hydrosystem pattern as a result of neotectonics (the Tokoilu River valley, 20 km WNW of Suusamyr).
In the evening - a field seminar. Overnight in the field camp in the Kokemeren Valley.