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Kalmak-Ashu pass KG

Kalmak-Ashuu Pass is located on the shortest access between Kochkor and Song Kul Lake. The pass is opened by a snow-blower at the end of May. and will close when the first snowfall falls in late October. But the nomads who wait each year for the pass to open will leave well before it closes. It is said that the pass is named "Kalmak" because it is from this pass that Kalmyk soldiers once attacked Kyrgyz on the Song Kul meadows.

The pass allows to cross the mountain range "Song Kul Too", and more precisely ridges called Bay-Duula which culminates at nearly 4000 meters of altitude. On the west side, from the lake, the road climbs gently through the meadows. On the other side of the pass, a steeper stone road winds through a gorge surrounded by scree. There are no yurts near the pass because it is very windy, but often you can see herds of yaks and eagles in the sky.

Siuttu Bulak KG

​Siuttu Bulak is a Kyrgyz name meaning "source of milk".

Nestled between the Jeti Oguz and Chong Kyzyl Suu valleys, lies a picturesque mountain valley that will take your breath away. The valley is adorned with stunning red rock cliffs that stand tall at the bottom of lush green meadows, covered in a sea of delicate edelweiss flowers. But what truly dominates the landscape are the majestic peaks that tower above, reaching heights of up to 3700 meters.

In the summer months, this valley transforms into a verdant paradise, providing ample pastures for Kyrgyz nomads and nature lovers alike. Horse riding and hiking are popular activities, as visitors can explore the valley's pristine natural beauty, and even stay in traditional yurt camps.

A half-day hike will take you to the Kek Jayk meadows in the Jeti Oguz valley, where you'll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views. Alternatively, you can head to the nearby sanatorium of Jeti Oguz, or explore the Chong Kyzyl Suu valley, each offering their own unique charm and natural wonders.

But don't let the winter chill deter you from visiting this magical valley. In fact, it's an ideal spot for ski touring and snowshoeing, as the snow-covered landscape transforms into a winter wonderland, offering unparalleled beauty, overnight under yurt and tranquility.

Whether you visit in summer or winter, the mountain valley between Jeti Oguz and the Chong Kyzyl Suu valley is sure to leave a lasting impression. 

Korona The Crown peak KG

Pic Corona is located in the Ala Archa Valley and its National Park. It is located at an altitude of 4860 m and thus one of the highest peaks in the Kyrgyz Alatoo range. The peak at the top of Ak-Say glacier, its northern part, 1.68 km from Semenov Tianchansky peak. It consists of six rock towers forming a crown.
It takes 4 days for its ascent. The first base camp is at the foot of the Ak-Say glacier, and there is a small refuge at the foot of the summit at an altitude of 3800 meters.
In winter the ascent can be done by ski touring.

Gumbez Balchak KG

Ruins of ancient Gumbez is the only memory in the valley of Djuuku gorge. If you look around it’s hard to believe that long time ago a lot of things were going on here.

According to the history this gumbez belonged to one rich man called Balchak. Balchak was famous and powerful leader since he owned nomadic tribes in Yssyk-Kul, Kashgar and Central Tian Shan. Balchak built has gumbez in all regions where he owned nomads.

Gumbez in Djuuku was built by Kashgarian masters. Usually gumbez is built with bricks made of clay with the addition of goat's wool fat and slaughtered during the holy rite of cattle. 

Gumbez is a building with high columns both sides. Building materials were adobe brick, juniper logs and boards. Gumbez Dimensions 9 x 8 x 7 m. It is surprising that after standing for more than two hundred years, it’s still there. Balchak himself lived at the end of the VIII- IX was in charge of the Djuuku way. Under the bottom Gumbez, archaeologists had found books in Arabic language, which indicates Balchak was educated person

Naltar valley PK

The Naltar Valley is located 34 km from the town of Gilgit. Its nature is very rich and in 1975 a protected area was created. The reserve is covered with forests, mixed mountain forests, deciduous and coniferous. Coniferous species present include Picea and Juniperus. Among the trees present are Fraxinus, Olesya, Pistachio, Sagere, Bettiaula, Salix, Populus and Krascheninnikovia ceratoides. Some herbs that grow here and there include Artemisia, Haloxylon and Stipa.

The reserve is home to several species of astor markhor and one species of endangered wild goat. Other large mammals present here include alpine ibex, snow leopard, brown bear, grey wolf, red fox, beech marten and leopard cat. Nearly 35 species of birds have been recorded in the valley, including the Brooks' Warbler.

There are five lakes in the Naltar Valley known as Satrangi Lake, Halima Lake, Bodo Lake, Dhudia Lake, Pari Lake and Blue Lake. 

In winter, the Naltar ski resort organises international ski races.

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