A tour into the Tien Shan and Pamir Alai of this wonderfully scenic Central Asia land, with highlands rich in species including scarce Parnassius.
Species lists are available on request.
A tour with Hiro Takenouchi.
After an early morning arrival we’ll transfer to Bishkek for breakfast. Then drive up to Chon-Kemin for the rest of the day. Overnight Chon-Kemin
We’ll have a morning foray and then descend to Bishkek and continue onto Kochkor. Overnight Kochkor homestay.
The wide expanses of Central Asia really come to the fore in this spectacular region, where we climb up to the vast Song Kul lake a spend time among montane steppe habitats. Overnight in yurts beside Son Kul lake.
Following a remote valley west and ultimately camping at Naryn River Valley. Exciting back country travel on unmade roads.
More time in the inner valleys of the Tien Shan before overnighting in Kazarman.
A long transfer across the seldom travelled Kaldama Pass and onto bustling Osh on the border with Uzbekistan. What may look a short distance on any map will take us all day. Overnight Osh.
Crossing the Pamir Alai, via the Taldyk Pass. Overnight Daroot Korgon overlooking neighbouring Tajikistan.
A full day in the southern Pamir Alai. Overnight Daroot Korgon
We recross the Taldyk Pass and return to Osh. Overnight Osh.
A day in interesting mountain areas closer to Osh. Overnight Osh
Transfer across the steppe and around the large Toktugol lake to the lusher and cooler birch woods of Chychkan. Overnight Chychkan.
Diverse habitats from riverside woods to high alpine meadows. Overnight Chychkan.
The highlands between Ala Bel and Tor Ashu pass, which ultimately descends into a deep rocky valley to the lowlands. Overnight Bishkek.
Morning flights from Bishkek airport.
5-20 July 2023
Per person: 3995 USD (twin share)
Single supplement: 500
Minimum number of participants 5; maximum 12.
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