Walnut Harvest Tour from Osh to Bishkek

AUTUMN Walnut Harvest Tour in Kyrgyzstan


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. 

This tour can be also organized starting in Bishkek and ending in Osh and also with the return trip included.


We will pick you up from the Osh airport and drive you to your hotel in Osh. You can rest and have some free time exploring the town, for example the Sulaiman Too mountain and the local bazar along the river. 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 Pamir Alay 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 Sary 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 the Lenin peak base camps on the other side of a gorge. 

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 world’s largest natural walnut forest called AralanbobOn 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 guesthouse 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 the locals. In the evening, we arrive 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 at 7:30. From Toktogul we will continue the journey to Bishkek through the Suusamur valley. You will enjoy picturesque views of the high mountains and alpine meadows. We will stop on the way to have a lunch. 

Check-in to the hotel in Bishkek. Free time, you can see for example the Osh bazaar, which is a good place to buy some authentic souvenirs. Farewell dinner at 19:00.

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 not ideal for you, please contact us for further information and amendments! This tour can also be organized outside the walnut harvesting season from May to September with a shorter stay in Arslanbob.


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If you would like to customize your tour please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are happy to organize a custom tour or to provide a modified itinerary based on one of the tours provided by the tour operators.

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