Ring of Sary-Jaz 2 

Duration: 2 days

Period: May – September 

Distance: 300km

This tour is for people who want to experience or photograph beautiful landscapes such as the high peaks of the Tian-Shan mountains, the lifestyle of shepherds who inhabit the most remote valleys, and to enjoy the silence and tranquility that only the pristine nature of Kyrgyzstan can offer. 

Description:  

Day 1, Karakol – Too-Ashu pass – Karkyra, 200 km

Early morning we depart with comfortable all-wheel drive SUVs toward Sary-Jaz through Too-Ashuu Pass (3822m). On the way there, we will visit the Ak-Chunkur cave which means "white hole" and is located 7km to the East from Echkili-Tash. The length of this cave is 70m and reaches heights of 10m. There were traces of ancient cave paintings discovered here. 

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.

Many animals such as argali, ibex and others inhabit this mountainous kingdom. In Echkili-Tash you can see many snow capped peaks of the Sary-Jaz Range. From here, with clear weather, you can see the summit of one of our most famous peaks, Khan-Tengri (7010m). After lunch we move to Karkyra through Turuk Pass, a region known for it's diverse ecology. Once in Karkyra, we'll camp the night in tents.

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

 

Day 2, Karkyra – San-Tash – Karakol, 100 km 

We will start with a morning walk in the forest of Karkyra valley. After that we drive further to Tamerlane’s stones. Not far from Santash village, there are kurgans and remains of the Caravanserais, where the Tamerlane’s troops once passed. Legend has it that when the commander and army left on their campaign, Tamerlane ordered every soldier to take a stone with them, and here, at the pass, they each laid their stone, creating a large mound. Upon returning from their war, each soldier who survived took a stone from the mound and placed it upon a new pile. What remains to this day are two memorials, one to those who survived and the other to their fallen comrades. We will return back to Karakol through Basharin pass. 

You can read some comments on Sary-Jaz valley and reviews of our client Bjorn

Equipment

Equipment and items:

  • Trekking boots
  • Warm closes
  • Cap, sun glasess, high factor sun cream
  • Head-torch
  • Sleeping bag around -10. You can rent a sleeping bags from us, if you don't have it
  • First aid kit, if you have some disease
  • Recommended to have

  • Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if you don’t have altitude adaptation)
  • Pocket knife
  • Important Notes

    TOUR GRADE

    This tour designed who want to see beautiful landscapes in untouched area with breathtaking views. Tour devided for 2 days with 1 overnight in tent in Karkara gorge, so you will have enough time to enjoy with beauty of Sary-Jaz valley without long day drive, as it in 1 day program

    Ring of Sary-Jaz
    You will be in remote area during the tour without connection, however we will have satellite communications, as satelite phone or SPOT in case of emergency. YOU NEED TO TAKE A PASSPORT WITH YOU FOR THAT TOUR.

    INSURANCE

    Travel insurance is NOT included. We recommend that clients have their own travel insurance against illness, injury, loss/damage to personal belongings. In case of emergency our staff will make all the best to delivery you to hospital or other point and solve your problem, insurance will cover your charges, if you don't have insurance, you will be required to cover charges by yourself.

    TIPPING

    Service of local staff is included to the program; however, it is polite to tip to local staff if the service has been very good. Also at your discretion, you might also consider tipping your tour manager in appreciation of the efficiency and service you receive.

    Terms and Conditions

    Price

    PRICE OF TOUR:

     
  • up to 3 people – 265 USD, SUV 4х4
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  • up to 5 people – 295 USD, Mitsubishi Delika 4х4
  •    Important: YOU NEED TO TAKE A PASSPORT WITH YOU FOR THAT TOUR.

    PRICE INCLUDING:

  • Driver-guide
  • Vehicles selected category
  • Coffee/tea during the tour
  • Gas stove and table equipment
  • NOTICE:

  • Meal, sleeping bag, tents is not included to the price, you can rent it from us

    Equipment rent

  • You will prepare food by yourself, we can provide gas stove and table equipment. However, we can provide extra service of cook, who will prepare food for you.
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  • Permits to enter pre border zone not included to the price, you need to book a tour beforehand in order to have time to prepare permits. Per permit per person is 20 USD (in frame of tour), details

    Permits

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