Visokiy Alay (Summer 2008)

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This trek starts about 20km SE of the town of Khajdarkan and ends about 10km E of Khajdarkan. Our initial plan was to cross pass Allaudin and return through other passes. However, ice on pass Allaudin and lack of proper equipment led us to modify our itinerary.

 

Itinerary (red line): The trek starts at the green dot and ends at the blue dot.

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For full-resolution topographic maps of the trek area click: 100K-Visokiy-Alay-1 and 100K-Visokiy-Alay-2.

 

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Colorful market in Osh

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Town of Kyzyl-Kija on our way to Khajdarkan

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Start of the trek south of Khajdarkan

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A small kosh near the start of the trek

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View from Kumbel pass (3958m)

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First view of a high mountain

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Vyacheslav crossing the Eki-Daban river below Kumbel pass

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Eki-Daban valley toward Alaudin pass

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The pristine water of Eki-Daban river

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Our camp below Allaudin pass

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Views from the trail near Allaudin pass

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Allaudin pass (4300m)

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Yachiy (Yack) pass (4107m)

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5077m peak viewed from Yachiy pass

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Other views of 5077m peak

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Peak Skalistiy (5005m)

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Upper Allaudin valley

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Horses in the Allaudin valley

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Crossing Kora-Kazik river

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Along Kora-Kazik valley

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Approacjing Kora-Kazik pass

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Along Aksuu river

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Mountain cherries

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Gadjir canyon

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Side canyon branching from Gadjir canyon

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Last sunset at the end of the trek

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