Walnut Harvest Tour
Walnut Harvest in Arslanbob
Arslanbob Tour Highlights
Every year from September to October, Arslanbob residents leave their homes and head up to the largest natural-grown walnut forest in the world to harvest the ripe walnuts. For the next two months, most Arslanbob resident families live in modest tents, mud huts and towed wagons, like their families have done for hundreds of years, to collect and clean the precious walnuts.
During this trip, you can learn about walnut harvesting, cleaning methods, and walnut oil production. In addition to the walnut forest, you observe diverse scenery and nature of Southern Kyrgyzstan, from the low altitude Fergana Valley to the high alpine valleys and huge Chon Alay mountain range
We will pick you up from the Osh airport and drive you to Osh Sunrise hotel. You can rest and have some free time. Dinner at 19:00
Breakfast at 7:30. At 8 in the morning we depart to Sary Mogul. Sary Mogul is located at 3,200 meters above sea level and surrounded by towering snow-capped mountains in the distance. Along the way, you can see multi – colored alpine meadows and gorges.
We will stop for the lunch on the way. Dinner at 19:30 and overnight at the Saty Mogul guest house.
Breakfast at 7.30. In the morning, right from the homestay yard, you can observe Peak Lenin 7134 meters above sea level, if the sky is clear.
Today you will visit the stunning lakes of Tulpar Kol. You can have a light hike around the lakes and even see base camps on the other side of the mountain.
Lunch break and free time till 17:00 and back to the guest house and had dinner at 19:00.
Breakfast at the same and we will start the long journey to the largest natural walnut forest Aralanbob. On the way, we will stop to have lunch. Upon arrival, we will change our car to the local Soviet jeep to visit remarkable forest full of walnut and fruit trees. In the evening we will return to the local guest house to have a delicious dinner with our host family.
Breakfast at 8:00. The day will start with sightseeing: visiting small and big Arslanbob’s waterfalls. Then we will meet with locals to see how they harvested walnuts and learn about the walnut harvest processes. Lunch will be prepared in the forest by locals. In the evening back to the guest house to have dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at 7:00 and preparing for departure to Toktogul town. Along the way, you will enjoy unrepeatable agricultural fields and colorful hills gone mountains. Accommodation in Toktogul guest house and dinner at 19:30.
Breakfast in the morning and departure to Manas airport.
Please note that it is also possible to organize this tour starting from Bishkek (car transport through Suusamur Valley) and to have a flight back to Bishkek at the end of the tour! It is also possible to fly both ways to save time! If these options are ideal for you, please contact us for further information! This tour can also be organized outside the walnut harvesting season from May to September.
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