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Planning Your Kyrgyzstan Mountain Trip: Essential Tips and Must-See Spots

Introduction

The Kyrgyzstan Mountains have a very diverse landscape and scenery. It has two mountain systems: the Tian Shan Mountains and the Pamir Mountains. If you are planning your trip to explore the Kyrgyzstan Mountains here is the small guide.

 

Kyrgyzstan Mountains: Tian Shan and Pamir

 

  • Tien Shan Mountains

With 40 peaks rising above 6,000 m (19,685 ft), the Tian Shan is a powerful mountain range that stretches 2,800 km (1,740 miles) long and 800 km (500 miles) wide at its widest point. While Tian Shan is located in multiple countries, Kyrgyzstan is home to the majority of it.

The Tian Shan is typically separated into the

  • Northern,
  • Western,
  • Eastern,
  • Central, and
  • Inner regions.

It stretches from the Chaktal Range, which is located directly east of Tashkent, to Urumqi (beyond which it rises again as the Bogdo Ola Range). Rocks that are igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary make up the range.

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  • Pamir Mountains

Along the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, only the highest peaks of the Pamirs are located in Kyrgyzstan. Osh may be reached by car from two of the main ranges, the Pamir-Alay and the Trans-Alay. The highest point in these ranges is Peak Lenin, which is situated 7,134 meters (23,406 ft) above sea level. Even though Peak Lenin is among the easiest heights over 7,000 meters to climb, weather-related problems can make the ascent unpredictably hazardous and challenging.

Pamir has one of the highest mountain roads; it is more than 3000m above sea level, which is called the Pamir Highway. Pamir Highway starts from Dushanbe (Tajikistan) to Osh City (Kyrgyzstan) through the Great Pamir Mountain Range.

Beautiful places like Alay Valley make you want to stay there.

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Must-See Spots

  • Sary Jaz Valley
  • Altyn Arashan
  • Alay Valley
  • Kok Kiya Valley
  • And More

Essential Tips

  • Have satellite phone

Having a satellite phone makes you feel more confident. Kyrgyzstan is not everywhere that has a connection, especially if you are going far from the villages or cities.  In some cases, such as a flat tire or something broken in your car, there has to be someone that you could call.  Most of the time, it is safe for 99%. So Trevelor can serve as your rescue friend. feel free to contact us

  • Weather conditions

Kyrgyzstan has very unpredictable weather; in one day, sometimes you can experience lots of seasons. So pack everything: warm, waterproof, and light clothes.

  • Take a local travel buddy or driver

In order to get the most out of Kyrgyzstan, you need to take your short-term friend from Kyrgyzstan)). Very often, people look at the internet and plan their trip. Sometimes you just spend a lot of time searching and making sure everything is right. For example, a guide or travel buddy costs $50 per day. He arranges, and at the same time, he is very flexible. Think about your safety first and your time.

  • Plan your itinerary with locals

Yes, your guide or we can make you the best itinerary. We want everyone who visits Kyrgyzstan to have a memorable trip. Locals know; they have experience with where to go, what to do, and what is better. If you are traveling alone, you can always use our services like “trip planner”. contact us

  • Take water purifier

Most of the places we don`t have places to fill your bottle with clean water. Especially when you go trekking in the mountains, you will drink water from springs or rivers. On a road trip, you can buy a bottle of water from shops or at cafes, where you can ask to fill it.

 

 

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