Ring of Sary-Jaz
Duration: 1 day
Period: May – September
This tour is for people who want to see beautiful landscapes, lifestyle of shepherds who live in remote areas and to experience being in silence and tranquility. We will drive around 7-8 hours with stops for 2-3 hours, we make a plan of 2 days, if you have enough time to enjoy all the beauty of those places, we recommend you to use 2 days program with 1 overnight at Karkyra valley http://visitkarakol.com/ringofsaryjaz_2
Early morning we departure with 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 there, we will visit the Ak-Chunkur cave (it means «white hole») which is located 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.
Many animals such as argali, ibex and others inhabit in this mountainous kingdom. 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 we move to Karkyra through Turuk pass.
This place is 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.
- Transfer of selected category
- Collective photos for the memory
Lunch is not included in the price. 300 KGS for a lunch boxe per person.
Permits are not included in the price. 20 USD per permit, details http://visitkarakol.com/permits.