Kashka-Suu

Official Ski Center Name: Mountain ski base – Kashka-Suu Ski Resort’s Altitude: 1700 m above sea level Ski area’s proximity to urban areas: 35 km from Bishkek Ski Lifts: Chair…

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Ak Sai (Ala Archa National Park)

Description To the south of Bishkek lies the Kyrgyz Ala Too. (Too, or Tau, means range I Kyrgyz.) with the highest summit Simyonov Tien Shan (4875m). There are several good…

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Enylchek Glacier/Peaks Khan Tengri and Pobeda

Description The Enylchek (sometimes Inycheck) glacier is one of the world’s largest glaciers with its south fork extending 62km. The north fork lies in Kazakhstan leads to the base camps…

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Kokshall Too range

Description The Kokshall Too “Forbidden Range”, is located on Kyrgyzstan’s Chinese border. It was a closed military region until the late 1990s when the first western expeditions visited the region….

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Peak Achiktash 7134m (formerly Lenin)

Description Along the shared borders of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and China lie the Pamir-Alai mountain range. While this area does not offer much in the way of technical routes, it does…

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Karavshin

Description In the tangled borders of southern Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan lies a field of soaring granite towers in the Karavshin Valley. The Soviet climber Vitaly Abalakov visited the area in…

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