Kichi-Alay valley located to the north of Alay ridge, between the valleys Isfayram-Sai and Akbuura. The eponymous mountain range lies along the valley that reaches a maximum height of 4926 m.
North of Kichi-Alay valley extends at the altitude of 1200-1300 meters and it is separated from Ferghana valley by dry mountain range up to 1700 m. Valley are covered with dense spruce forests.
In the area of alpine meadows there grow tall grass and lots of flowers, including the edelweiss and bellflowers. In the area of Kichi-Alay you can find many mountain lakes and glaciers.
Irkeshtam Pass is located on the border between Kyrgyzstan and China, 238 km from the city of Osh. The height of the pass is 2841 m. The road running through the pass is the shortest way from Fergana Valley to China.
The border point at the pass is open for tourists as well as for transportation of goods. The road from the village of Sary-Tash to Irkeshtam Pass is unpaved and difficult to pass. Therefore, during the slow travel through it you can admire the surrounding scenery.
On one side of the road you can see mountains with glaciers, on the other side there are beautiful green meadows.
One of the oldest towns in Kyrgyzstan Uzgen is located 56 km to the north-east of the city of Osh. The town's population is about 50 thousand people.
The town was founded in 7th-9th centuries. Through it was paved the trade route connecting Central Asia and Kashgar. In 12th century Uzgen was the southern capital of the State of Karakhanids. Until now the town kept significant architectural monuments of that period.
You can see there the unique architectural complex including the minaret 27 m high, the madrassa and three mausoleums where the rulers of the dynasty of Karakhanids were buried by. All the structures were built of baked bricks and ceramic parts; the exterior was decorated with patterns and designs.
Also in Uzgen you can see the mosque built in 19th century, restored and open to the public now.
The small village Sary-Mogol is the starting point from which to start the route to subjugate Lenin Peak. The village is located in Alay Valley of Osh region. When yo are in the village, you will enjoy breathtaking views of the mountains of Chon-Alay.
Here you can see alpine landscapes, admire the snow and glaciers on the peaks. This place is situated far from the city bustle, noise and smog, so here you can fully enjoy the benefits of living on a high jailoo, trek to the mountain lake, enjoy the delicious food and drinks and a ride on yaks.
At the distance of 95 km to the south-west of the city of Osh, at the foot of the Alay Range there is a valley named Kozhokelen. This quiet corner standing high in the mountains attracts tourists with its mystery and beauty of the surrounding landscapes.
Steep cliffs of huge stone blocks, dense spruce forests and green meadows delight a traveler and allow his or her soul to relax in harmony with nature. It is a habitat of badgers, wild boars, wild rams. Yaks are grazing in the meadows. Kozhokelen is surrounded by red rock, where you can ride on a horseback and or just hike.