Trekking from Kojo-Kelen to Achik-Tash - Ascent to Yukhin peak
Trekking from Kojo-Kelen to Achik-Tash

Ascent to Yukhin peak

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.

Available dates

  • 05.07-12.07.2024 | 10 places Book
  • 02.08-09.08.2024 | 10 places Book
  • Individual dates are also available. Contact the program manager.

Trip details

Intensity Level 3
Season Summer
Begins in Osh
Ends in Osh
Airport Airport Osh (OSS)
Airport out Airport Osh (OSS)
Wildlife Mountain goats, Marmots, Birds, Predator birds, Rodents

Price: $ 850 (≥ 10 people)
≥ 8 people in the group: $ 920 per person
≥ 6 people in the group: $ 1,000 per person

Great for Families Couples Individuals

On this trek, you will have the opportunity to make an ascent on Yukhin peak 5130 meters. It is a trekking route that doesn't require any special equipment. But before that, you will be able to witness incredible nature: the red-orange rocks of Kozho-Kelen, canyons, cliffs of various shapes, spruce forests, alpine meadows, and valleys with views of famous peaks reaching seven thousand meters.

What's Included:

  • Trekking guide
  • Transport according to the program
  • Meals according to the program See information for each day
  • Horses on day 2 and 3. You can load up to 10 kg of personal cargo per horse
  • Cook on day 2 and 3
  • Accommodation in the village of Kozho - Kelen, in the house of local residents (double)
  • Tents for accommodation on day 2 and 3 (double)
  • Accommodation in tents in the Base Camp (double)
  • Accommodation in tents in the First Camp (double)
  • Accommodation in Osh 1 night (double)

What's not included:

  • Flights to Osh and back
  • Visa
  • Insurance
  • Single occupancy USD 50
  • Meals on day 1 - breakfast is not included, on day 8 dinner is not included
  • Personal expenses
  • Porters from the Base Camp to the first camp
  • Rental of personal equipment (sleeping bag, mattress, sticks, clothes, shoes)

Osh - Kozho-Kelen village 95 km. Arrival in Osh city. Meeting at Osh airport, transfer to the village of Kozho-Kelen. Lunch, and after lunch, visit the Holy Grotto. This place is considered sacred. Pilgrims come here to pay homage to their gods and perform ablutions in the Holy Grotto. A walk around the village of Kozho-Kelen. Get acquainted with the lifestyle of the local people. In the village, you will immerse yourself in the everyday life of the past century. Water mills and traditional farming methods are still preserved here. Houses made of red clay blend into the landscape, as if they are an integral part of nature. Overnight stay at a local resident's house.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner.


Trekking from Kozo-Kelen to Djyptyk Pass. Hike along the Djyptyk River towards the Djyptyk Pass, where you might meet some yaks grazing in the pastures. Stop for rest and overnight camping, setting up the camp at an altitude of approximately 3,350 meters.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner.


Crossing Djyptyk Pass 4175 m. The pass offers a stunning view of the Alai Valley and the majestic Pamir mountains. If the weather permits, you might be able to see the peaks of Lenin, Communism, Korzhenevskaya, and Kurumdy. Descend into the Alai Valley and stay overnight at a camping site near the village of Sary-Mogol.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner.


Sary-Mogol - Achik-Tash Base Camp at 3600m. In the morning, we have breakfast and then pack our things to start the journey. We will transfer to Achik-Tash Base Camp, located under Lenin Peak at an altitude of 3600 meters, on the edelweiss meadow. We'll settle at the base camp and take some rest. Overnight stay in tents.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner.


Trekking from 3600m Base Camp to 4200m First Camp. After breakfast, we'll depart for the first camp (4200m). If you prefer, you can put your backpack on a horse. Don't forget to bring a small backpack with warm clothes, snacks, and water. Along the way, we'll hike uphill to the Traveller's Pass, where you can enjoy the view of the Lenin Glacier and colorful mountains. From here, the trail goes along a long and stony ridge.

The way to the camp is about 12 km, which takes approximately 4-8 hours, depending on your physical training. At the first camp, our friendly team will welcome you. Take some rest and relax.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner.


Ascent to Yuhina Peak. Today, we'll head towards Yuhina Peak at 5130m. There are no technical difficulties or special equipment required for this climb. You need to have good trekking boots and trekking poles if needed. After the climb, we'll return to the camp for dinner and rest. Overnight stay in tents.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner.


Descent from 4200m First Camp to 3600m Base Camp. We'll descend to the base camp after having breakfast at the first camp. We say goodbye to the team and the glaciers. The return journey is picturesque and beautiful, despite being challenging due to the distance and elevation gain. We'll take a farewell look at the Lenin Glacier and colorful mountains. After passing the onion field, we'll arrive at our cozy base camp where you can take a shower and rest well. We'll have a farewell dinner and pack for the journey. Overnight stay in tents.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner.


Base Camp - Osh City. We'll leave for Osh City, which is 300 km and takes approximately 5-6 hours by car after having breakfast. We'll say goodbye to our team, new friends, and the grand mountains. We'll pack our things, get in the car and head to Osh City. If we have enough time, we can stroll around the city, try national food, visit the main sights such as Mount Suleiman or the famous Osh bazaar, and buy souvenirs. We'll stay in a guesthouse overnight and say goodbye to our guide in the evening because we'll depart or have other journey plans for tomorrow. Until we meet again!

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch.

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