Located in Southern Kyrgyzstan, Sary-Mogol is famous for providing the best views of the magnificent Peak Lenin, which stands at 7,134 meters above sea-level! Sary-Mogol is a small village surrounded by towering snow-capped mountains in the distance, located at 3,200 meters above sea-level.
In Sary-Mogol village, you will be greeted by friendly locals. On Thursday mornings, you can see the village come to life with the weekly outdoor market and exciting animal market. From the village, you can embark on exciting hiking or horse-trekking excursions into the snow-capped Alay mountains and beautiful high-altitude alpine lakes. For all excursions, we offer knowledgeable and experienced English speaking guides.
What to do in Sary-Mogol:
- Hiking: We offer excellent day and multi-day hikes, the most beautiful and popular being to the best view of Peak Lenin, and Besh-Kul (5 lakes). Longer treks can be customized according to your needs.
- Horse Trekking: We offer various horse treks around the Alay region, with experienced guides who specialize in horse-riding. No horse-riding experience is necessary to enjoy this traditional mode of transportation of Kyrgyzstan.
- Take part in the annual National Yak and Horse Games Festival, every July, and experience traditional Kyrgyz culture.
- Live like a nomad in yurts or shepherd homestays: Evenings can be pleasantly passed in warm yurts along the shore of Tulpor-Kul (lake), with only bright stars lighting up the night sky, the perfect end to a day trekking in the mountains. Overnight in a shepherd’s house in the countryside is the perfect way to experience first-hand the local lifestyle.
How to get to Sary-Mogol
From Osh city, there is a daily Marshutka (mini-bus) which arrives in the evening to Sary-Mogol village, directly outside the CBT office. A more flexible option is to take a shared taxi or arrange a private taxi from Osh city. CBT Sary-Mogol can help you arrange a private taxi.
Help Support the Local Community
CBT Sary-Mogol is part of the vast Community-Based Tourism network spanning across Kyrgyzstan. By using our services, you gain the opportunity to interact with the local people and learn Kyrgyz culture first-hand. At the same time, you directly contribute to the livelihood of the local people, who depend on tourism as an important source of income. Our mission is to support the local people as they work to earn sustainable wages as hiking/horseback riding guides, drivers, and serve guests in yurts and guesthouses. By supporting CBT Sary-Mogol, you directly help empower community members by offering employment and training opportunities in a growing industry. All proceeds garnered from tours are invested back into the community.
For more information, feel free to visit our website or contact us:
Address: Sary-Mogol village, Alay Region, Osh Oblast, Kyrgyzstan
Phone: +996 773 50 59 39 or +996 556 09 26 27
Coordinator: Mr. Abdilla Tashbekov