Suusamyr is a valley 150 km long and lies between the three major ridges of the northern Tien Shan: Kyrgyz, Suusamyr-Too and Jumgal-Too.
The average height of the valley is 2300 meters, and therefore even in the summer, it is cool there. In the valley there are two large rivers: Suusamyr and Zapadniy Karakol. The two rivers merge into one and form the high-water Kekemeren River . The valley is remarkable for its stunning scenery: the emerald-green grass is adjacent to the rugged rivers and majestic views of the mountains. In winter, there is a mountain-ski base and numerous kumis treatment places in summer. The valley is also popular for paragliding, since there are practically no trees.
In addition to natural attractions, there are some cultural attractions. One of these is Kojomkul Mazaar – which is the grave of a famous Kyrgyz hero, who participated in the construction. On the walls of the Mazar, one can still see the preserved imprints of his huge hands. The Mazar is situated in the village of Kojomku, and there is also a local museum where it is possible to learn about the history of the Suusamyr Valley.
A lot of routes for all types of tourism pass through Suusamyr and include hiking, trekking, bicycle, automobile, motorcycle, etc.
How to get to the Suusamyr valley
The Suusamyr Valley is located 160 kilometers southwest of Bishkek. The Bishkek-Osh Road runs through the valley and therefore it is possible to get there by taxi from the bus station.
Suusamyr Valley on the map
The mobile network is available near the road Osh-Bishkek.
There are several villages in the valley where it is possible to find guest houses and groceries. Some yurts in the valley also function as a cafe
It is possible to get take water in the villages. Drinking water from the river is not recommended
Many places for camping