Trekking from Kojo-Kelen to Achik-Tash
(Ascent to Yukhin peak)
The mountain trek will begin in the ancient Osh city, located in the south of Kyrgyzstan. This city is over 3,000 years old and is one of the oldest cities in Kyrgyzstan.
After arriving in Osh, you will head to the village Kozho-Kelen (translated as "Great Hodja"), where you will spend the night in the house of local residents. This village is located at the foot of the Alai Range in the Pamir Mountains. It attracts tourists with its unique nature and remote location from major cities. The natural landscapes are breathtakingly diverse: red-orange cliffs, canyons, cliffs of various shapes, fir forests, alpine meadows - these sights are awe-inspiring!
The village Kozho-Kelen is well known for its vivid red cliffs. Here, at the foot of the cliffs, you will find the Kozho-Kelen Cave or the "Holy Grotto". Two-thirds of the cave is filled with transparent, clean water. The small underground lake is considered a sacred place visited by local people and tourists.
After Kozho-Kelen, you will continue the trek to the base of the Djiptik Pass. You will hike along the Djiptik River and enjoy the surrounding views. Tents will be set up for overnight stays at the pass.
The next day, you will ascend the Djiptik Pass (4,175 meters). You will be rewarded with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Alai Valley. In good weather, you will be able to see the famous seven-thousanders: Peak Lenin 7134 meters, Peak Communism 7495 meters, and Peak Korzhenevskaya 7105 meters.
Next, we will move to the base camp of Achik-Tash (3600 meters) at the foot of Peak Lenin. You will have the opportunity to witness the real life of mountaineers and their preparations for conquering the formidable seven-thousander.
You will embark on a relatively easy ascent to Yukhin Peak (5,130 meters). The base camp will provide comfortable accommodation with all the necessary amenities, as well as hot meals and proper rest.
After a successful ascent of Yukhin Peak you will return to Osh.