Ring of Sary-Jaz

Duration: 1 day 

Period: May – September 

Distance: 300km

This tour is oriented for people who want to see beautiful landscapes, see lifestyle of shepherds who is living in remote areas and to be in silence and tranquility. We will drive around 7-8 hours with stops for 2-3 hours, we are making plan of 2 days, if you have enough time to enjoy all beauty of that places, we are recommending you to use 2 days program with 1 overnight at Karkyra valley http://visitkarakol.com/ringofsaryjaz_2 

Description:  

Early morning we departure by all-wheel comfort jeeps toward Sary-Jaz through Too-Ashuu pass, the height of the pass 3822m, Sary-Jaz is located on the altitude of 2700m-3600m. On the way, we will visit the Ak-Chunkur cave (which means «white hole») which is on the height of 3150m in 7 km to the east from Echkili-Tash. The length of this cave is 70m, the height 10m. The traces of an ancient man and cave paintings were discovered in this cave.

View from Chon-Ashu 3822 pass. Mountains at that area has different colors, which making that pass unique.
View from Chon-Ashu 3822 pass. Mountains at that area has different colors, which making that pass unique.

In this mountainous kingdom many animals inhabit such as: argali, ibex and others. In Echkili-Tash you can see many snow peaks of Sary-Jaz range. You can see summit of famous Khan-Tengri peak (7010) in clear weather. After lunch moving to Karkyra through Turuk pass. 

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Old border check point at Turuk pass
Old border check point at Turuk pass


This place well known for its green diversity. We will visit Tamerlane’s stones. Not far from Santash village, there are kurgans and remains of the Caravanserais, where the Tamerlane’s troop used to pass. The legend has it that they were composed by the army of Tamerlane. When the commander went on his campaign, he ordered each soldier to take a stone with them, and here, at the pass, they all laid these stones into a large mound. Upon return, soldiers who survived took a stone each from the mound and placed it by their side. Therefore, there are now two mounds made of stone, one of which became a monument of the victims who died on a foreign land.

Returning to Karakol through Basharin pass.  

Price including: 

  • Driver-guide 
  • Transfer of selected category 
  • Collective photos for the memory

 

Notice: 

Lunch is not included to the price. 300 KGS lunch boxes per person. 

Permits not included to the price. Per permit 20 USD, details http://visitkarakol.com/permits.

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