Tablet banner0
Tablet banner1
Tablet banner2
Tablet banner3
Tablet banner4
Mobile banner0
Mobile banner1
Mobile banner2
Mobile banner3
Mobile banner4

Osh & The Fergana Valley

Located in the Fergana Valley is Kyrgyzstan's second-largest city - the sprawling Osh, with its 255,000 inhabitants, is popularly known as the capital of southern Kyrgyzstan. The ancient city is Kyrgyzstan's oldest, with 3,000 years of history. At one point, it was a popular spot for silk production, to be sold along the ancient Silk Road. The city retains some of its Soviet roots, being one of the few in Kyrgyzstan to have not removed Lenin's name from its street maps, and even boasting a huge Lenin statue directly across from the city's administrative center.

Daily flights link the city to Bishkek and other parts of the north, making it quite easily accessible to visitors. On top of that, the recent improvements on the road that winds its way through the mountains from Osh to Bishkek has made Osh much easier to access by car. Visitors will enjoy visiting the expansive bazaar, checking out local sites like monuments and mosques, and no visit would be complete without a trip to the UNESCO-listed Sulayman Mountain, complete with its cavernous museum.

Located in the Fergana Valley is Kyrgyzstan's second-largest city - the sprawling Osh, with its 255,000 inhabitants, is popularly known as the capital of southern Kyrgyzstan. The ancient city is Kyrgyzstan's oldest, with 3,000 years of history. At one point, it was a popular spot for silk production, to be sold along the ancient Silk Road. The city retains some of its Soviet roots, being one of the few in Kyrgyzstan to have not removed Lenin's name from its street maps, and even boasting a huge Lenin statue directly across from the city's administrative center.

Daily flights link the city to Bishkek and other parts of the north, making it quite easily accessible to visitors. On top of that, the recent improvements on the road that winds its way through the mountains from Osh to Bishkek has made Osh much easier to access by car. Visitors will enjoy visiting the expansive bazaar, checking out local sites like monuments and mosques, and no visit would be complete without a trip to the UNESCO-listed Sulayman Mountain, complete with its cavernous museum.

EXPERIENCES

EXPERIENCES

Day-Trip to Chong Alai

At the foot of the Alai mountains lies the vast expanse that is Chong-Alai valley. The famed home of Queen of the South Kurmanjan Datka, who lived in the early 20th century, this is a scenic spot to enjoy some horseback riding and perhaps a picnic, while enjoying the breathtaking views of the Pamir mountains and Lenin peak.

Dom Babura

A wonderful spot to learn about the history of the Mogul Dynasty, Dom Babura is a reconstruction of a historic prayer room built in the late 15th century, by the 14-year-old Zahiruddin Babur, known for being the ancestor of the Mogul Dynasty. He built the single-room prayer retreat as a private place of worship, and is now a popular pilgrimage spot.

Great Silk Road Bazaar

Osh is home to Central Asia’s largest and most crowded outdoor market - the Great Silk Road Bazaar. Here, visitors will find everything from traditional hats, to knives, to horseshoes. Expect it to be busy - especially on Sunday morning - with makeshift stalls stretching for nearly a mile along the river

Lenin Peak Base Camp

Open in the summer months, Lenin Peak Base Camp has 50 to 60 two-man tents and basic facilities (there is, however, 24-hour electricity). It is popular with true mountaineers looking to challenge themselves with the steep ascent to the peak. The views from here can be absolutely breathtaking, particularly during an early morning clear sky.

Monuments

Osh is home to several statues that are worth seeing, including on to the southern Kyrgyz queen, and a few statues of Lenin.

Rabat Abdul Khan Mosque

Built in the 16th century, Rabat Abdul Khan Mosque is the largest in the country. Conveniently located beside the bazaar, this makes a great spot to visit after or before a bit of shopping.

Sulayman Mountain

Kyrgyzstan’s sole World Heritage Site is Sulayaman Mountain. High up near its peak, visitors can catch spectacular panoramas of Osh and its surrounding areas. Housed in a cave inside the mountain is the National Historical and Archaeological Museum Complex Salayaman, which contains a variety of artifacts, as well as information on local flora and fauna.

Walnut Forests

Kygyzstan’s portion of the Fergana Valley boasts some of the the largest intact stands of the planet’s walnut trees. These walnut forests contain as many as 300 species of plants and trees, including ancient strains of apples, plums, and pears, as well as walnut and pistachio trees, amidst mystical babbling brooks.

kyrgyzstan Regions

KYRGYZSTAN Regions

START YOUR JOURNEY TODAY

CONTACT US

kyrgyzstan Goes Well With

kyrgyzstan Goes Well With

EXPLORE OTHER ITINERARIES

Where to go

Choose Your Destination

What to do

Choose Your Interest

When to go

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia
China
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Macao
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
Oman
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Siberia
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Tibet
Turkmenistan
Uae
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Amazing Landscapes
Architecture
Art
Beaches
Bicycling
Celebrations
Cuisine
Diving
Glamping
Heritage
Luxury Cruises
Luxury Trains
Motorcycling
Off The Grid
Romance
Skiing
Spirituality
Sports
Trekking
Tribal
Unesco
Wildlife
With Kids

FILTER TO SELECT YOUR ITINERARY

TRAVELOGUES

TRAVELOGUES

Central Asia’s Switzerland: Paradise in Kyrgyzstan

Central Asia’s Switzerland: Paradise in Kyrgyzstan

Author : Dave Stamboulis
Dave Stamboulis travels through the wildly verdant Jyrgalan Valley and over the Sary Mogul River to discover a Kyrgyzstan that is quite different than one might expect.
Read More
Kumis: The Kyrgyz Cure-all

Kumis: The Kyrgyz Cure-all

Author : Nargiz Koshoibekova
This detox isn't a spa. Kumis, a slightly alcoholic drink made of mare's milk, is a peculiar facet of the hills and herds of nomad culture in Kyrgyzstan that will cure what ails you.
Read More
Road Tripping the Pamir Highway from Dushanbe to Jalal-Abad

Road Tripping the Pamir Highway from Dushanbe to Jalal-Abad

Author : Travelogues
A sign in the Ak-Baital Pass reminds you that you are 4,655 meters above sea level. The untouched landscapes of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan are a driver's dream.
Read More
Off the Beaten Slopes in Karakol

Off the Beaten Slopes in Karakol

Author : Travelogues
After landing in Kyrgyzstan, skiers might be tempted by the proximity of Bishkek, but there is much to compliment the slopes of Karakol, including a level of resort-style service that won’t be available elsewhere.
Read More
Stan & Stare: Natural Wonders of Central Asia

Stan & Stare: Natural Wonders of Central Asia

Author : Remote Lands
Hidden in the yawning expanse of Central Asia that makes up the Stans are some treasures that should be on every intrepid traveler's map. These seemingly uncharted lands are full of truly mind-blowing ancient and natural wonders.
Read More
The Mane Event: Kyrgyzstan’s National Horse Games Festival

The Mane Event: Kyrgyzstan’s National Horse Games Festival

Author : Jay Tindall
One of the main reasons for the timing of my trip to Kyrgyzstan was to have the chance to check out the country's National Horse Games Festival, which takes place in August.
Read More

WHY CHOOSE US

WHY CHOOSE US

Couple from Texas - Aman Jet Expedition, October 2016
“ We have used some of the top rated travel specialists all over the world and, without question, Catherine Heald and Remote Lands are at the very top of the list! ”
More Testimonials
Travel 2.0
Travel 2.0
  by Robb Report Singapore
Kyoto Finally Gets a Super-Luxury Hotel
Kyoto Finally Gets a Super-Luxury Hotel
  by CNN

FEATURED JOURNEYS

FEATURED JOURNEYS

Aman Private Jet Expedition

Aman Private Jet Expedition

China - Bhutan - India - Sri Lanka
October 12-28, 2019
Aman Private Jet Expedition Across China

Aman Private Jet Expedition Across China

BEIJING - XI'AN - HANGZHOU - CHENGDU - LIJIANG - ZHANGJIAJIE - SHANGHAI
September 8-20, 2019
Aman Private Jet Expedition

Aman Private Jet Expedition

China - Bhutan - India - Sri Lanka
October 7-23, 2018
Aman Global Private Jet Expedition

Aman Global Private Jet Expedition

Japan - China - Vietnam - Thailand - Bhutan - India - Greece - Montenegro - Italy
April 15 - May 6, 2019
 Satisfy your urge to explore #TakeMeToRemoteLands
NEWSLETTER

OUR DESTINATIONS

Stay in Touch

© 2018 Remote Lands. All rights reserved

Sign up