The village Gulcha is the administrative center of Alay district in Osh region. It is home to more than 20 thousand people. The village is located in a valley where the three rivers that form the river Kurshab flow.
The Pamir Highway connecting Osh with cities of Republic of Tajikistan passes through Gulcha. To the village you can get through the pass Chyyyrchyk (2402 m).