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Highest Peaks of Central Asia

No. Name Other Name Elevation Country 1 Peak Pobeda Mount Tomur 7439 China-Kyrgyzstan 2 Khan Tengri Tengi Tag 7010 Kyrgyzstan -Kazakstan 3 Muzat I – 6955 China 4 Pshavela – 6918 China-Kyrgyzstan 5 Topografov – 6873 China-Kyrgyzstan 6 Rapasova – 6814 China-Kyrgyzstan 7 Drushby – 6800 China-Kyrgyzstan 8 Pobeda East Vostochnaya 6762 China-Kyrgyzstan 9 Neru…

List of the some of the mountain ranges in the country with their highest peaks

Range Length (in km) Width (in km) Highest peak Highest Point (m. a.s.l.) Average Height (m. a.s.l.) Koshaal Too 582 54 Pobeda (Victory Peak) 7439 4500 Chon Alai 250 40 Peak Lenin 7134 5460 Alai 350 20 Tandikul 5880 4450 Sari Jaz 93 16 Semyenov 5816 4700 Turkestan 300 30 Sabla 5621 4430 Terskey Ala…

Peak Pobeda

Peak Pobeda – Victory Peak Peak Pobeda, is one of three 7000-plus meter giants in Kyrgyzstan . At 7439 metres, it is the highest mountain in the Tien Shan range which straddles Kyrgyzstan , Kazakhstan and North-western China . The mountain lies in the Kokshaal Tau subrange (= “ Forbidding Mountains ”) of the Tien…

Peak Lenin

Peak Lenin in the Osh oblast lies on the border with Tajikistan – it rises to a height of 7134m and was the third highest mountain in the former Soviet Union, shaped something like a “high armchair”. The outline, however, is not always obvious because the summit is almost always covered in cloud – and…

Peak Khan Tengri

Khan Tengri: lies in the Issyk Kul oblast near the border with Kazakhstan . (The name is translated variously as “Prince of Spirits” or “Ruler of the Sky”) Until recently the summit was said to be 6995 m. a.s.l. but a recent survey announced that it is, in fact, 7010m – however some people treat…

Some other Kyrgyz Peaks

Some other peaks, most of these names will mean little except to experienced mountaineers, but these are some of the more famous peaks: Adynge: In the the Ala Archa national park, rising to 4393m – and the slopes provide trekking territory rather than mountaineering. Chapaev: 6371m – in the Central Tien Shan, Muztag massif. Corona…

Mountaineering Base Camps

There are a number of base camps for mountaineers, trekkers, and others which operate during July, August and the first part of September. The camps have facilities for accommodating expeditions and supporting ascents of the nearby peaks: tents, excellent food, showers, sauna, communication facilities (radio, satellite telephone, internet), and an experienced, skilled, enthusiatic and hospitable…


Uranium is mined in various places but Kyrgyzstan is more important as a center for processing the mineral.  There are plans to increase production, in particular in co-operation with Russia and Kazakhstan – ore from the Chui-Sarisu deposit in Kazakhstan will be shipped to the Kara Balta Mining Complex for processing and then transported to…

Lake Issyk Kul

"Pearl of the Tien Shan" From Bishkek the lake is approached through Boom Gorge, and it is possible to cut into the mountains here to the Chon Kemin valley, birthplace of President Akaev. The lake lies at the bottom of a drainage hollow, or depression and has no outflow. Mountains ring the lake and there…

Lake Son Kul

Son Kul is a mountain lake in the Central Tian Shan range, virtually in the centre of Kyrgyzstan. One translation of the name is “The Last Lake”.  At an altitude of 3016m a.s.l.; 29km long and 18km wide and a maximum depth of 13.2m – it is Kyrgyzstan’s second largest lake.The average temperature is about…

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