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Sary-tash is in Alay Valley, in Kyrgyzstan. It is a road-crossing of the Pamir Highway and the road from nearby China to Tajikistan through through the Alay valley.


Sary-tash is no tourist destination in itself but junction to halt in order to get elsewhere.

Get in[edit]

Marshrutkas for Sary-Tash (or further in to the Altay valley) are available from Osh. They leave at 2pm daily from old bus station (staryi avtovokzal) and cost 250 som, although they tried to charge us twice this much, so be aware.

The occasional transport from Murghab on the Tajik side always drives through Sary-tash, as does all transport coming from China through the border in the Irkestam pass. Shared jeeps to Murghab only leave Osh when they are full, so chances to find a place here are minimal. If you absolutely don't want to go to Osh: shared Jeeps to and from Murgab usually make a break at Гостиница акун. You can hang around there and maybe reserve a spot with a jeep coming from Murgab.

Get around[edit]

The village is walkable.

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There are a few "cafes" along the main road, and a kiosque at the in-village junction of the M41 and the A371.

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Гостиница Акун (Hotel Akun), is also a cafe and the place where all Jeeps from an to Tajikistan stop for food. 200m on the left after the petrolstation in direction of Tajikistan. 800Som includin breakfast and dinner which are good. Rooms are nice, open and warm in winter, and owner can phone around to find you a driver for driving you around. Sary-Tash guesthouse and Shamurat hotel, are left next to each other. They're all to the left as your headed toward China. Shamurat hotel: 250c bed, 250c breakfast, 200 dinner

Hotel Tatina has not the best reputation. Breakfast was cold leftover potatoes from somebody else's plate and bread...hardly worth the 700c all inclusive


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Get out[edit]

If you've arrived from Osh, the road to the left goes to China and the road to the right goes to Tajikistan. Sparse marshrutkas travel the A371 on the north side of the valley to Sary-Moghul and beyond.

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