The most beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan

The most beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan

The best of Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan, as a very mountainous Central Asian country, offers countless of beautiful places - mountain lakes and valleys, glaciers, as well as colorful rocks and, of course, beautiful countryside with jurtas and herds of domestic animals. Come and see the most beautiful places in this country

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Engilchek Glacier
42.183, 79.821
3 365 m / 11 040 ft

#1 Engilchek Glacier

The most famous glacier of Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is a very mountainous country, but on Engilchek Glacier you can really feel like you are at the center of the mountain. Its length over 60 kilometers is one of the world's longest glaciers outside of the polar areas. In the eastern part it divides into two massive shoulders - the Northern and Southern Engilchek Glacier. After the Engilchek Glacier leads a very interesting trek overlooking Mount Chan Tengri

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Sonkol Lake
41.843, 75.169
3 017 m / 9 898 ft

#2 Sonkol Lake

Lake belonging to herdsmen

One of the biggest attractions of Kyrgyzstan is a huge lake Sonkol (3 017 m asl) with an area of 20x16 kilometers. In summer you can make a beautiful idea how herdsmen with their great herds of horses, cows, goats and sheep live. In addition, you can undertake here nice walks around the meadows to the rocky massifs on the horizon or take a bath. But the water is quite cold.

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Chan Tengri
42.211, 80.174
7 010 m / 22 999 ft

#3 Chan Tengri

The northernmost seven-thousander of the world

Chan Tengri (7 010 m asl) is the northernmost seven thousander of the world. On the top is a border between Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and China. It is also the highest mountain of Kazakhstan. Famous views are on the Kyrgyz side from the Inylceke glacier.

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Köl Ükök lake
42.09, 75.917
3 047 m / 9 997 ft

#4 Köl Ükök lake

Amazing lake over Kochkor

The biggest tourist attraction in the vicinity of town Kochkor is beautiful lake Köl Ükök (3 047 m asl). This nearly three-kilometer long lake is surrounded by four thousand meters high mountains and meadows with herds of horses and cows grazing here in the summer.

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42.538, 74.553
4 545 m / 14 911 ft

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Lake Ala Köl
42.318, 78.536
3 520 m / 11 549 ft

#6 Lake Ala Köl

Tourist magnet

High-lying lake Ala Köl (also known as Ala-Kul) (3 520 m asl) is the largest tourist attraction around the town Karakol. But its beautiful color and the surrounding glacier-covered mountains deserve it. Above the lake leads the hiking trail connecting the valley of Karakol and Arashan.

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41.888, 71.961
1 876 m / 6 155 ft

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42.166, 77.444
1 629 m / 5 344 ft

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Pik Karakol
42.169, 78.472
5 216 m / 17 113 ft

#9 Pik Karakol

The highest peak in Terskey Ala-Too

Peak Karakol (5 216 m asl) is heavily glaciated mountain at the end of the valley Karakol. It is also the highest peak of the entire mountain range Terskey Ala-Too. The best view of it is directly from the footpaths leading through the valley. But the mountain will peek out just after you conquer the first moraine with small lakes.

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Lake Issyk Kul
42.388, 77.286
1 603 m / 5 259 ft

#10 Lake Issyk Kul

Kyrgyz Sea

Huge lake Issyk-Kul (1 603m asl) where you feel almost like by the sea, is the second largest navigable high mountain lake (after South America's Titicaca). Thanks to mountain ranges, which rise only a short distance from the shores of the lake, you can enjoy swimming between glaciated four thousand meters high mountains. There is the road around the entire lake and as the result, the areas in its neighborhood are very well accessible and therefore also popular.

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42.489, 78.395
1 750 m / 5 741 ft

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42.335, 78.238
2 030 m / 6 660 ft

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42.746, 75.25
939 m / 3 081 ft

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42.327, 78.248
2 205 m / 7 234 ft

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42.659, 77.056
1 725 m / 5 659 ft

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42.875, 74.57
748 m / 2 454 ft

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