Duration: 2 days
The Sary-Jaz area is truly a unique place on the map of Kyrgyzstan. The half-abandoned Soviet village set in amongst the 6000+ meters snow-covered peaks of Tien-Shan intrigues the visitors with its enchanting history and diverse landscape.
Located off the beaten path, only a few kilometers from the Chinese border, it’s an ideal place for adventurous travelers seeking to discover the unusual locations - the ones where you won’t find many other people around.
This tour is for people who are interested to see the heart of Tien-Shan mountains, Soviet ambitious projects, see local life and who loves adventure!
- Drive through Chon-Ashuu pass 3822m
- Explore Sary-Jaz and Kaindy valleys
- See Russin Empires red army's monument and petroglyphs
- Possibility to stay with local family
- Swim at wild hot spring Kara-Tash
- Explore soviet abandoned town Enilchek
- Trip at pre-border zones with China
- You will able to see yaks, wild ealges, marmots and other wild animals
- Wild and outdoor area
- Off-road trip 4x4
Day 1: Karakol – Enilchek, 150 km
We will drive to Sary-Jaz valley and our destination will bring us to Soviet abounded industrial town Enilchek which is located at 150 km from Karakol. On the way we will cross Chon-Ashuu pass 3822m and after that start Sary-Jaz area where climate a bit warm and dry. Futher will be millitary check point where we they will check border permit with passport. Around lunch time we will be in Enilchek town and we will explore it. After we will drive to panorama where will be soviet mines. Next point will be Kara-Tash wild hot spring (from July-mid September most of the part of hot spring will be not available because of glacier river) Overnight at tents or a shepherd's house.
Day 2: Enilchek - Kaindy valley - Karakol
After breakfast we will drive to Kaindy valley where we will hike for 2-4 hours to ancient petroglyphs. On the way we will see local sheperd's houses and animals.
Optional: As a option insdead of hiking we can do by horse. Let us know it.
We will in Karakol around 4pm-6pm
MAP OF TOUR
Duration: 2 day (10 hours of driving)
Highest point: high pass Chon-Ashuu - 3822m
Road: 70% of the road is soviet asphalt from 1980
Area: Sary-Jaz located in border zone with China and that is why you need a permit.
Connection: No signal connection except Enilchek city where only "O!" local sim card has signal.
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