Karashagyl gorge, day trip

Category: hiking

Duration: day trip

Above sea level: 1000 — 2820 meter,

Best Season: April-October,
Requirements: trekking shoes, waterproof & warm clothes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses.

Distance: about 15 km

Description: Nice and colored hay fields.  Breathe the fresh air coming from the fragrance of evergreen trees and shrubs. Have the best tea made of the press water of cold springs. The tranquility you are seeking in the city will only be reached in this area. Get rid of the hot and dry climate of Fergana valley for a moment.  Enjoy the scenery of neighboring mountains and the local life of shepherd’s on top of the pass. Local people of the village come with their livestock to spend summer on these mountain slopes. They set up yurts and stay whole three months in a yurt camp.

Itinerary: Osh city –Bulolu village – Karashagyl gorge — pass 2820 m — Osh city

Depart early from Osh city. Drive on Pamir Highway about one and half hour and turn left to enter Bulolu village. Just twenty minutes’ drive on the unpaved road with scenic rocky slopes brings you to the starting point of the hiking. Hike in a beautiful gorge covered up with evergreen trees. Two hours walking on a trail gets you to the pass. A nice valley of mountains opens up on the pass. Break for lunch. Follow the trail to go back to the main road from the next side of the mountain. Meet you driver to get to Osh city.     

 

Summer haymaking

Shepherd’s family

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