Chuy region is located on the north of Kyrgyzstan and it is considered the most developed region of the country.
In the north-east of the country, framed by the majestic mountain ranges Kungei Ala-Too and Terskey Ala-Too is located Issyk-Kul region.
High mountains, green meadows, steep mountain passes and crystal clear air… All these features come to mind at the mention of Naryn region.
The great Kyrgyz hero Manas who united Kyrgyz people, according to the legend, was born and lived on the territory of modern Talas region.
Osh is the heart of the southern Kyrgyzstan. Two main branches of the Great Silk Road passed through Osh region.
This region is one of the three areas that form the southern part of the country, different from the north part in the territorial, cultural and socio-economic aspects.
Batken region is the most mysterious region of Kyrgyzstan. It is located at the farthest south-western part of the country. ¾ of region boundaries are international.
Bishkek is the capital of the Kyrgyz Republic. It is situated on the north of the country, in the Chuy valley.
Lake Kel-Tor, which is considered one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in the Northern Tien Shan.
Lake Jashyl-Kol (Zhashyl-Kel), which is translated from Kyrgyz as "green lake", is located in Chong-Kemin valley, at the altitude of about 3200 m.
Kegety Gorge stretches for 30 km along the northern slope of the Kyrgyz Ala-Too Mountain range, 75 km from the city of Bishkek.
Belogorka gorge located 80 km from Bishkek is famous for its waterfall: the largest one in the entire Kyrgyz Ala-Too mountain range.
A small gorge named Chunkurchak is located at the Alamedin river head, at the distance of 45 km from Bishkek.
Shamsi gorge is located 120 km from Bishkek and it is considered as one of the most beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan.
The natural treasure of the Inner Tien-Shan Mountains, the valley located between the ridges of Kyrgyz and Talas Ala-Too is called Suusamyr.
Kel-Tor gorge is located about 90 km from Bishkek city and it is adjacent to the gorge Kegety.
Alamedin gorge is one of the favorite places of citizens of Bishkek located outside the city. It is situated at the distance of 30 km from Bishkek.
The valley is adjacent to the southern slope of the Kyrgyz Mountain Range and borders Suusamyr valley.
Boom gorge is a kind of thread connecting two regions: Chuy and Issyk Kul. It is traversed by the railway and the highway, leading from the capital to the pearl of Kyrgyzstan - the Issyk Kul Lake.
Issykata gorge located 77 km from Bishkek is famous for its mineral geothermal springs. The famous resort is situated here, where the healing power of water is used to treat a number of different diseases.
A National Park located in Chon-Kemin valley is a unique natural environment with diverse flora and fauna that features beautiful landscapes, from semi-deserts to glaciers.
At the entrance to Kegety gorge, at the distance of just 100 m from the road, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the waterfall coming down a steep cliff.
The amazing landscape of Konorchek canyons resemble the Grand Canyon in the USA, but at the same time they carry a significant particle of the unique nature of Kyrgyzstan.
Kaba uluu Kojomkul was Kyrgyz legendary strongman who lived in the late 19th - early 20th century in Susamyr.
The Burana Tower is located within a large archaeological and architectural complex near Tokmok, 80 km to the east of Bishkek.
Too-Ashu pass is a magnificent place situated 135 km from Bishkek city, on the highway connecting the northern and the southern capitals of the country.
Ak-Sai glacier is located at an altitude of 3500 m in Ala-Archa gorge, not far from Bishkek.
To the north of Bishkek, at the beginning the Tien Shan Mountains, a unique spiritual and architectural complex Tashtar-Ata is situated.
Ratsek cabin was originally a small stone building that served as a safe shelter for hikers and climbers on their way. Now it is a base camp.
Cholpon-Ata is the main resort town of Issyk-Kul region. The city located on the shore of Lake Issyk-Kul is famous for its amazing beaches of white fine sand and incredibly clear water.
The administrative center of IssykKul region, the town of Karakol is situated at the foot of Terskey Ala-Too mountain range, 12 km from the shore of Lake Issyk Kul.
The village Bokonbaevo is the center of Ton district of Issyk Kul region. It is located on the southern shore of Lake Issyk Kul.
The pearl of Kyrgyzstan, a lake surrounded on two sides by the majestic Terskey and Kungei Ala-Too mountains is called Issyk Kul.
The unique Mertzbacher Lake is located in the Central Tien Shan, between Sary-Jaz and Tengri-Tag mountain ranges, at the altitude of 3304 m.
The pearl of Terskey Ala-Too hidden high in the mountains is a glacial lake Ala-Kul (translated from Kyrgyz as "the Motley Lake").
Barskoon gorge is located on the southern shore of Lake Issyk Kul, 80 km far from Karakol. The length of the valley is about 30 km.
5 km to the south of the town Karakol a gorge of the same name is located. The gorge has a length of 40 km and it is adjacent to the ridge Terskey Ala-Too.
Semenov Gorge, with a length of about 30 km, is located 40 km from the town of Cholpon-Ata. In the valley there flows the river Ak-Suu, which starts from the glacier.
10 km to the east of the town of Karakol, in the valley of Arashan River the gorge Altyn-Arashan is situated. In the lower part of the river there is the village Ak-Suu (old name Teploklyuchenka).
Chong-Kyzyl-Suu gorge is located 60 km to the west of the town of Karakol. Its name "the big red water" the gorge got because water in a river at the bottom of it seems to be red.
Juuku Gorge is located 75 km from the town of Karakol, to the west of Chong-Kyzyl-Suu gorge. The length of the valley is 50 km.
Picturesque Jeti-Oguz gorge is located 28 kilometers to the south-west of the town of Karakol. Its name is translated from Kyrgyz language means “Seven bulls”.
Chong-Ak-Suu (Grigoriev) gorge is located 60 km from the town of Cholpon-Ata. It descends from the Kungei Ala-Too and extends for 35 km along the shoreline of Lake Issyk Kul
The waterfall Tears of a Bars (Snow Leopard) is the most famous waterfall in the gorge of Barskoon. This unique object is the state natural sanctuary.
The famous waterfall Maiden Tears is located in "the Valley of Seven Bulls", Jeti-Oguz, at the altitude of about 2500 m. The height of the waterfall is about 40 m.
Altyn-Arashan gorge is famous for its hot springs located at the altitude of about 2600 m. As early as in Soviet times there was built a small resort with several houses for tourists.
Juuku Valley is one of the few places on the shore of Lake Issyk Kul, famous for its thermal springs.
On the southern shore of Lake Issyk Kul, between the villages Kaji-Sai and Ton is situated a unique place called Manjyly-Ata. People call it "the Valley of the sacred springs."
The burial mound complex San Tash is located close to the pass of the same name (2195 m) between Kungei and Terskey Ala-Too mountain ranges.
The famous Russian traveler of the 19th century Nikolai Mikhailovich Przevalski was one of the first to make an expedition to the Central Asia.
The Russian Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral is located in the center of Karakol. It was built of hewn logs in 1894-1895 on the ruins of the brick church.
In the town Cholpon-Ata, on the shore of Lake Issyk Kul, a unique cultural center in the open air was built in 2002. Its name is Ruh Ordo.
Dungan mosque built in 1907-1910 is a unique architectural monument. Without it modern urban landscape of Karakol is unimaginable.
Ornok is a kind of real open-air museum, keeping the exhibits of bronze and iron ages, as well as the early Middle Ages.
According to the researchers, near the town of Cholpon-Ata is situated a place where ancient nomads worshiped the heavenly bodies and performed religious rituals.
Tosor pass is situated on Terskey Ala-Too mountain range at the altitude of 3893 m. Through it was paved a road connecting Issyk Kul and Naryn regions.
Through Barskoon gorge runs the highway that connects the pass Barskoon (3754 m), the Issyk Kul basin and mountainous area of the Inner Tien-Shan.
The picturesque valley Jeti-Oguz ends with a wall of majestic mountains, passing into Terskey Ala-Too. The highest point of this mountain wall is the peak Oguz-Bashi 5170 m high.
Khan Tengri Peak is the third highest peak in Kyrgyzstan, located 7 km far from the border of three countries - Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and China, on Tengri-Tag mountain range.
Orto-Tokoy reservoir is considered to be the first water reservoir in Kyrgyzstan. It was created in 1956. It is located on the Chu River, beyond the village Kochkor.
Base camp Karkara is located in the Central Tien Shan, about 470 km from Bishkek and 70 km from Karakol.
The administrative center of Naryn region, the town of Naryn is located 186 km from the Kyrgyz-Chinese border. The town's population is just over 35000 people.
Kochkor is a picturesque village located in the heart of Kochkor valley. There live more than 15000 people, who are engaged mainly in farming or herding.
The village of At-Bashi is the administrative center of the homonymous district. It is situated in a picturesque valley, at the bottom of which flows one of the tributaries of the river Naryn - At-Bashi river.
Song-Kul is the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan. Its area is 278 sq. km. It is situated in a valley between two mountain ranges at the altitude of 3016 m.
Lake Chatyr-Kul is located between the ridges of the At-Bashi and Torugart-Too at the altitude of 3530 m. Being located high in the mountains the lake justifies its name “The Sky Lake".
Lake Kol-Ukok is located in the north-eastern part of the mountain Terskey Ala-Too. The lake water is very cold. The depth of the lake is 17 m.
The sky-blue lake Kel-Suu is located in the valley of Kok-Kiya at the altitude of 3514 m, between high rocky mountains.
Ak-Sai Valley is a kind of "cold pole" of Kyrgyzstan. The valley is situated at the altitude of 3000 m above sea level.
Eki Nary valley is located in 44 km from the town of Naryn, where merge large and small tributaries of the most powerful river Naryn.
The long Arpa Valley is located in the south of Naryn region. Its dimensions are 60 by 32 km.
he valley of Kok Kya is located in the border zone of Naryn region, at the distance of 550 km from Bishkek. On the bottom of the valley along winding canyons flows the river of the same name.
The Kilemche Jailoo is located in Jumgal district of Naryn region, at the altitude of 2535 m. This pasture opens a wonderful view of the mountain lake Son-Kul.
Jailoo Sarala-Saz is an alpine pasture, located 54 km to the north-west of the village of Kochkor. It is situated at the altitude of over 3000 m.
The unique monument of the Middle Ages the caravanserai Tash Rabat is located in the valley of Kara-Koyun, 90 km from the town of Naryn and 60 km from the village of At-Bashi.
The ancient settlement of Koshoy-Korgon is 12 km to the west of the village of At-Bashi. This is a unique historical monument dated back to the 7th - 10th centuries.
Kyzart pass lies at 2664 m. Through the pass runs the road connecting Zhumgal and Kochkor valleys of Naryn regions.
Torugart pass is located on the border line between Kyrgyzstan and China. It lies at 3752 m. The road over the pass is a part of a tour of the Great Silk Road.
Through the pass of Moldo-Ashu runs one of the roads to the lake Son-Kul. The height of the pass is 3201 m.
Dolon pass lies at 3030 m. Through the pass runs the road leading from the Issyk-Kul Lake to Naryn region
The height of Kalmak-Ashu pass is 3447 m above sea level. After passing it you can get to the northern shore of the lake Son-Kul.
Talas is the administrative center of Talas region of Kyrgyzstan. It is located in the north-east of the country, at the altitude of 1280 m, 360 km from Bishkek.
In the valley of Besh-Tash, on the banks of a river there stretches for 30 km a national park established in 1996. It occupies the area of more than 32 thousand hectares.
One of the most famous monuments of the past, the Gumbez of Manas is located 22 km to the north-east of the town of Talas.
Manas Peak is the highest point of the ridge Talas Ala-Too and one of the highest points of the Western Tien-Shan. Its height is 4488 m above sea level.
Kirov water reservoir is located in Chon-Kapka gorge in Talas region. It fills the area of 39 sq. km.
The village Gulcha is the administrative center of Alay district in Osh region. It is home to more than 20 thousand people.
In the east of Alay valley, at the altitude of 3150 m above sea level there is the village Sary-Tash. The population of it is just over 1.5 thousand people.
At the distance of 95 km to the south-west of the city of Osh, at the foot of the Alay Range there is a valley named Kozhokelen.
The small village Sary-Mogol is the starting point from which to start the route to subjugate Lenin Peak. The village is located in Alay Valley of Osh region.
One of the oldest towns in Kyrgyzstan Uzgen is located 56 km to the north-east of the city of Osh. The town's population is about 50 thousand people. The town was founded in 7th-9th centuries.
Osh is the southern capital of Kyrgyzstan. It is one of the oldest cities in Central Asia. The city, which is more than 3000 years old, has a rich history and unique Asian feel.
Highland Alay Valley is located in the south of Kyrgyzstan, between Alay and Chon-Alay mountain ranges. Its length is 150 km, width is from 2 to 25 km, and the average altitude is 3000 m.
In the valley of the Abshir-Say, 70 km from the city of Osh there is the amazing waterfall Abshir-Ata. The valley lies at the altitude of 1500-2500 meters above sea level.
Irkeshtam Pass is located on the border between Kyrgyzstan and China, 238 km from the city of Osh. The height of the pass is 2841 m.
Lenin Peak with its height of 7134 m above sea level is located in the mountainous Pamir-Alay, on the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
Sulaiman-Too is the first object in Kyrgyzstan which have become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located in the center of Osh city, and rises to 175 m above it.
At the foot of Lenin Peak there is a base camp for climbers. Its name is Achyk-Tash. The base camp is open during the warmer months, from June to September.
Arslanbob is a small village with population of about 15000 people located at the altitude of 1700 m, in the valley of the same name with the unique walnut and fruit forests.
The town of Toktogul is a regional center of the district of the same name in Jalal-Abad region. The town got its name after the famous akyn (poet) Toktogul Satylganov.
Jalal-Abad is the administrative center of Jalal-Abad region. It is located in Kugart Valley, at the altitude of about 760 m above sea level.
Lake Kara-Suu is located not far from Toktogul water reservoir, near Taktalyk ridge, at the altitude of about 2000 m above sea level.
Picturesque and unique walnut and fruit forests of Arslanbob are located 50 km to the north of the city of Jalal-Abad.
Traveling south on the Bishkek-Osh road, after the descent from the pass Ala-Bel you can find yourself in a beautiful gorge Chychkan. The name of the gorge translated from Kyrgyz means "a mouse".
Sary-Chelek Biosphere Reserve is included in the UNESCO international network of nature reserves. It is located in the valley and on the slopes Chatkal and At-Oynok ranges.
Besh-Aral State Reserve is located in the south-western part of Chatkal valley surrounded by Pskem, Chandalash, Talas and Chatkal mountain ranges at altitudes from 1100 to 4000 m.
Saimaluu-Tash is one of the largest galleries of petroglyphs in the world. It is located at the distance of approximately 200 km from the city of Jalal-Abad.
Ala-Bel Pass is one of the main control points on the Bishkek-Osh road. It is situated at the altitude of 3175 m above sea level on Talas Ala-Too mountain range.
Chatkal valley is located in the western Tien-Shan between Chandalash and Chatkal ridges.The valley stretches for 150 miles and formed by river Chatkal.
The grand historical and architectural complex of Shah-Fazil is situated in Alabuka district of Jalal-Abad region, 10 km from the village of Kerben.
Toktogul reservoir is the largest water reservoir not only in Kyrgyzstan, but also in the whole of Central Asia. Its area is 284 sq. km and an average depth of about 215 m.
In the north-eastern part of Batken region, about 150 km from the town of Batken is the town of Kyzyl-Kiya. The town's population is more than 43 thousand inhabitants.
Batken is the administrative center of Batken region. It is located in the south of the country, about 240 km from the city of Osh.
On the northern slope of Turkestan range there is Lake Ai-Kel, which means "the moon lake". The lake area is 0.82 sq. km.
Kichi-Alay valley located to the north of Alay ridge, between the valleys Isfayram-Sai and Akbuura. The eponymous mountain range lies along the valley that reaches a maximum height of 4926 m.
Karavshin gorge is located at Turkestan range. It's a great place called "the Asian Patagonia" because it with its green meadows, fast streams and strong winds resembles the South American steppe.
Pyramidalniy Peak is the highest point of Turkestan range. Its height is 5509 m. This peak is particularly popular with climbers.
Aigul-Tash Mountain is located near the village of Kara-Bulak in Batken region. The mountain has steep rocky slopes. This place is really unique, because only here grows the flower-endemic Aigul.
Inylchek Glacier is the largest glacier in Kyrgyzstan. Its length is about 100 km and the total area is over 800 sq. km.
National park Kara-Shoro is located in Osh region and covers south-western slope of Fergana mountain range.
Kyzyl-Oi is a mountain village located at the altitude of about 1800 meters above sea level in the valley of the mighty river Kokomeren.
National Park Ala-Archa is situated 41 km to the south of Bishkek, at the altitude of 1600-4800 m, and occupies an area of over 2,200 hectares.
Korona Peak is one of the most beautiful peaks on Kyrgyz Ala-Too mountain range.
Pobeda Peak is the highest point is the Tien Shan, which is 7439 m high. It is also the highest peak in the whole Kyrgyzstan.
Lake Teshik-Kul is located about 38 km. from the village Bokonbaevo. It is located in the end of Karakaman valley at an altitude of 3500 m.
Kara-Keche Pass is located at an altitude of 3384 m. It is one of the roads that lead to lake Son-Kul.
Mountain lake Besh-Tash is located in the eponymous valley at an altitude of 2997 m.
National park Kyrgyz-Ata is located 40 km from the city of Osh and occupies the territory in northern slope of Alay mountain range. National park is not big, area equals only 1172 hectares.
National park Salkyn-Tor is located on the territory of Naryn region and occupies area of 10448 hectares. The amazing beauty of the nature in these places will not leave someone indifferent.
National park Sarkent is located on territory of Lyailyakskiy district, Batken region. Area of the park equals more than 40 thousand hectares.
Naryn national reserve is located in the Naryn river head, and it also includes the territory of the forest slope of the Naryn-Too mountain range. Its territory equals about 37,000 hectares.
Issyk-Kul reserve is the biggest one on the territory of Kyrgyzstan. It consists of 12 separate parts with general area more than 19500 hectares. Issyk-Kul national reserve was established in 1948.
Padysh-Ata reserve is located on the territory of Jalal-abad region, western Tien-Shan. The reserve area equals 30,560 hectares.
Kulunatin national reserve is located in the South of Kyrgyz Republic, Osh region. It covers the territory of Ferghana and Alai mountain range. The reserve was established in 2004 for preservation of biodiversity of these lands.
Karatal-Japyryk national reserve is located in Naryn region, southern part of Son-Kul lake. It also includes territory of two rivers: Kara-Tal and Japyryk. Area of the reserve equals 14000 hectares.
Sarychat-Ertash national reserve is located in Jeti-Oguz district, Issyk-Kul region. It also includes territory of Uch-Kol riverhead and Sarychat-Ertash syrts.
On the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul, about 4 km from the village of Tosor there is an unusual place - Skazka (Fairy Tale) Canyon.
Near the eponymous village in the valley of river Kokomeren are located amazing canyons of Kyzyl-Korgon.
Naryn Canyon is located south to the Toktogul reservoir over Kok-Bel Pass at an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level.
Lake Kel-Kogur is a hidden gem located in Kemin district of the Chuy region, deep in Kungei Ala-Too Mountains.
Kyzyl -Tuu is located on the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul , 230 km from Bishkek. The village has a population of about 1,800 people.
Kazarman village is located east of the Jalal-Abad region, 157 km. from the city of Jalal-Abad.
Mountain passage through the Alai mountain range (3615 m), that connects Gulcha river on the north with Alai valley at the south.
Abshir-Say river flows through the valley, that carries the same name from northern ranges of Kichi-Alay mountain range.
High-altitude mountain lake (3500 m) is located in Chon-Alai mountain range at Osh district, at the base of Lenin peak.
Freshwater lake of Sary-Chelek is located at the altitude of 1878 meters at the territory of Sary-Chelek Biosphere Reserve.
Dead lake of Issyk-Kul (aka Tuz-Kol, Kara-Kul) is located on the southern shore of Issyk-Kul, 70 km from Balykchi.
The valley of Sary-Jaz is located 75 km. from town of Karakol in the central Tien-Shan, near Kazakhstan's border.