One of the biggest reasons to visit the country is Kyrgyzstan’s beauty and climate. 94% of Kyrgyzstan is riddled with mountainous areas, which mean biking and walking or just resting in nature are enough opportunities. Visitors to this region of Central Asia, from vast valleys to high glaciers, will encounter a wide range of landscapes and locations.
The Tian Shan, which divides the region into northern and southern sections, is dominating Kyrgyzstan. The wider valleys around mountains, such as Chuy Valley to the north and the Fergana Valley to the south are the heavily populated areas of the world. The main cities in Cirghizstan, Bishkek and Osh, as well as most farms and agriculture, are situated in these regions. Even in the area, there is always a good overlook, be it a mountain, a natural protection, a lake or a quaint country lane.
Lake Issyk-Kul is the second largest alpine lake in the world, also known as Central Asian Perl. On the north coast is the most numerous resorts and public beaches and on the south coast the wildlife and gorges are well known. Karakol, the largest town in the province of Issyk-Kul, offers a lot of excursions to some of the prominent glaciers and mountains around it. Jeti Oguz and other striking red sandstone formations can be visited from Karakol.
The Tian Shan itself is a whole biome, deep gorges and flowing waters, mountainous peaks and small trees. These high pastures will be enhanced in the summer by the yurts of semi-nomadic pastors, who feed their livestock on the lush grass. The streams, some of which are saisonal, depending on the glacial shake are concealed between several hills. Son Kul is one of the most prominent mountain lakes and is a popular destination for many of Kyrgyzstan’s inhabitants and can only be reached in the summer at about 3,000 meters above the sea level.Most species survive in the high mountains. Beast birds, including juveniles, hawks and falconry, are relatively common. Rarer are the sheep of Marco Polo, who love to remain concealed with big curling horns and snow leopards. Kyrgyzstan recently took part in more extensive campaigns to protect its special habitats and wildlife, including the Global Snow Leopard Forum for conservation. In photos, including in the emblem of Bishkek, the snow leopard can be found in Central Asia.
Most people live in the flat areas of the Fergana Valley in the southern part of the country. This flatter zone is considered to sustain greater communities and farmers for its fertility. Osh, Kyrgyzstan’s second largest city, is located in the Fergana Valley, and its delicious fruit and vegetables are popular for its location. The fields are full of sunflowers in the summer, and the settlements are much more appealing. Arslanbob has the world’s largest natural walnut forest with a wide range of walnut trees in Jalal Abad, but also has a wide range of walnut trees.
The Pamirs, a mountain range which stretches across Tajikistan and China, overlooks the far south of nature in Kyrgyzstan. The Lenin Mountain, at 7,134 meters (23,406 feet), is situated right on the border with Tajikistan. Lenin Peak is one of the easiest 7,000 m high mountaineer peaks worldwide to ascend.