Tour X-003 Summits of Ak-Su and Karavshin glens

Specialization– craggy – technical class of ascents.


Location:This tour is held on the Turkestanskiy range, Osh region, Pamiro-Alay, Republic of Kyrgyzstan.


Duration- 32 days


Best timeto travel is June the 1st to August the 30th


In  upper waters of Laylak and Karavshin rivers, on the territory of the southern Kyrgyzstan, there are several summits very different from mountains around this place.

They look like sharp rocky mountains of the southern Patagonia very much, and their rocky walls are about 2 km high. The most perspective mountains for ascending in the basin of Laylak river are: peak Ak-Su – 5355 m, Block – 5239 m, Iskander – 5120 m, Admiralteec – 5090 m. 30 km to East in the basin of  Karavshin river there is the highest point of this area – Piramidalniy Peak (5509 m), and mountains, which have rocky walls, such as peak Asan – Usan (4230 m), peak of 1000 years of Russia, peak Slesova (4240 m), peak Kotina (4520m), and peak 4810 m. From basic camps there are very short (not more than 5 km) paths to rocky walls. Steepness of walls within trekking gets 60-90 degrees. The length of routes along rocky walls is from 1000 up to 1800 m.   

Non-strenuous travel to one of the most beautiful regions of Pamiro-Alai (to the region of the famous Aksu Peak). Vertical rocky walls for kilometres, glaciers, crystal clean rivers, bright Sun and good paths - all these things make the region very attractive for tourists and mountaineers from all over the world.

The offered trek gives the opportunity to feel a closeness to nature, to enjoy the views of wonderful mountain peaks and juniper forests, to taste a cup of delicious tea in the yurt (hut) of Kirgyz shepherds.



Day 1.Arrival in Tashkent. Met and transfer to a hotel. Check in the hotel. Lunch. Excursion around the architectural monuments of Tashkent city, including visit to Kukeldash Medresseh (CXVI), Barak-Khan Medresseh (CXVI), Kaffal Al Shashe Mausoleum (CXVI), Khast-Imam complex and Orient Bazaar of Chor-Su for 4 hours. Dinner . Hotel.

Day 2.Breakfast at the hotel. Preparation for trekking. Lunch. Some time at leisure. Dinner. Hotel.

Day 3.Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Ak-Su gorge or Karavshin via Kamchik mountain pass by a special vehicle (T=8-9 hrs.). Lunch en route. Dinner upon arrival at Katran or Vorukh settlement. Overnight at Katran or Vorukh settlement.

Day 4.Preparation of equipment and food for transfer by caravan of pack animals to the basic camp. Commence trekking along the River to the basic camp. Overnight on the bank of the River.

Day 5.Continuing walking. We shall reach our basic camp by evening. Lunch en route. Accommodation in the basic camp. Dinner. Overnight at the basic camp.

Days 6-28. Option A. Days of acclimatisation. Walk with no luggage to the Ak-Su peak area (the highest summit is 5355 m), a favourite place of tourists and mountaineers. This is snow-covered, creating an impression of absolute inaccessibility to visitors. It is a wonderful place to take pictures. There is a pyramid-shaped summit on its northern side, a sheer wall of 2 km height to the north. There is a beautiful two-headed Iskander peak (5163 m.) to the right side from the summit. Views of neighbouring mountains are very picturesque.

You will have an opportunity to make a return walk to the precipice of Ak-su. The path lies through juniper forests on the steep moraine of the high mountain glacier - the heart of the grandiose mountain system of  Pamiro-Alai. The Ak-su Peak is surrounded by rock walls of Blok Peak and the double-headed Iskander peak, Admiralteisa peak and Petrogradsa peak. The best place for taking pictures.

Day 29-30.Return with the accompaniment of caravan to Katran or Vorukh settlement .

Day 31.Transfer to Tashkent via the Kamchik pass (T=8-9 hrs). Lunch en route. On arrival in Tashkent check in the hotel. Dinner. Hotel.

Day 32.Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. Depart Tashkent. 



A comfortable bus for transfers to and from airport

Tashkent - Vorukh (Karavshin) – Tashkent - on a general-duty cross-country vehicle



Tashkent – a hotel

in the mountains – equipped basic Camp (2 for a tent)



3 meals a day in the city and in the equipped basic camp and dry ration within ascending.


The price quoted for this programme includes the following:

transfers to and from airports, A/C transportation and all scheduled excursions detailed on the itinerary

double/twin sharing accommodation on B&B basis with private bath or shower in each hotel of different category  

All meals (FB)

SS programmes with local guides speaking your native language & entrance fees as specified in the programme

national guide (escort) speaking your native language and accompanying you for the entire itinerary

visa invitation letter (visa authorisation letter)

license fees

mountain guides

radio communication with Tashkent

all services on trek including providing necessary equipment included  kitchen, dinning and  special equipment (tents, dishes, tables, chairs, gas container, etc.)

consultations of experienced staff

service of a cook within stay in the basic camp

a special vehicle in the mountains


Note– This adventure travel holiday is suitable for anyone who is in good health and enjoys a fair level of fitness. Experience in high mountain ascents is required. Within ascending mountain-climbers use their own equipment. This tour perfectly fits to skilful mountaineers. Number of mountaineers is not limited.


The price excludes the following:


Single supplement charge

Travel Insurance


Items of a personal nature, such as laundry, drinks, etc.